Tofu Panko Pamesan
Ingredients 14oz package of Extra Firm Tofu
1 cup panko bread crumbs
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
½-¾ cup marinara sauce (preferably low sodium)
½ cup 2% shredded mozzarella cheese nonstick cooking spray
Instructions Preheat oven to 400F. Line baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray, set aside. Drain water from tofu and blot with paper towels. Slice tofu into 4 even slices lengthwise so they are large, thin rectangles. Continue to blot each slice with paper towels until they are almost dry. Place panko crumbs and Italian seasoning onto a large plate. Beat egg, dip each slice into egg and then into breadcrumbs. Place each slice onto baking sheet and spray tops with cooking spray. Bake for 10-12 minutes until panko is lightly browned. Add 2-3 tablespoons of sauce to each piece and top with approx. 2 tablespoons of cheese. Bake for additional 5 minutes until cheese melts. Serve with a garnish of fresh basil.
By The Nutrition Babes - Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RD and Kathy Siegel, RD, CDN