Tofu Manicotti recipe

This is my favorite tofu recipe:

Tofu Manicotti

Ingredients
8   manicotti shells
Nonstick spray coating
1/2  cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1/2  cup finely chopped onion
1  tablespoon snipped fresh parsley
1  teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed
1/8  teaspoon paprika
10  ounces tofu (fresh bean curd), drained (I ALSO ADDED ½ CUP PART SKIM RICOOTA CHEESE)
1   slightly beaten egg white
2  tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1-1/4  cups fat-free milk
2  tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8  teaspoon garlic powder
1/4  teaspoon salt
1/8  teaspoon pepper
1/2  cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese (2 ounces)


Directions

1. Cook pasta shells according to package directions. Rinse in cold water; drain.
2. Spray a medium skillet with nonstick spray coating. Add mushrooms and onion; cook until tender. Stir in parsley, Italian seasoning, and paprika. Cool slightly.
3. Mash the tofu in a bowl. Stir in egg white, Parmesan cheese, and mushroom and onion mixture. Stuff each manicotti shell with about 1/4 cup of the tofu mixture. Arrange stuffed shells in a 12×7-1/2×2-inch baking dish.
4. For sauce, in a medium saucepan combine milk, flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Pour sauce over pasta in baking dish.
5. Bake, covered, in a 350 degree F. oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake, uncovered, 2 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information
Nutritional facts per serving
calories: 285, total fat: 7g, cholesterol: 13mg, sodium: 347mg, carbohydrate: 36g, protein: 19g

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