Blackened Tofu Alfredo

Have I ever told you all that anything with pasta is my favorite? Well...anything with pasta is my favorite. Spaghetti, alfredo, lasagna...I can eat just about any noodle you name.

So of course, when I decided to become a vegetarian I HAD to figure out how to prepare my favorite pasta dish without my usual chicken breasts.


You can mix this recipe up with just about anything. You can use mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli or just anything to give it that extra texture besides noodles and sauce. But, since I've been on a tofu kick lately, I decided to try this dish with tofu.

Now, I wish I could say that I created my own alfredo sauce. But, if you've been following me you know that I'm no professional chef. There's a plethora of homemade recipes out there alfredo sauce, but this mama here needed a simpler approach.


Ingredients:
-Fettuccine noodles
-Extra firm tofu
-Salt and pepper, garlic powder
-Parsley
-Bertolli Creamy Basil Alfredo Sauce

Directions: 
-Take your tofu and wrap in a cloth or paper towel. You can place a plate or pot on top to press the excess water. You will need to get as much moisture out of the tofu as possible. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes
-Once moisture has been removed from the tofu, you can cut the tofu into little cubes. You can season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. I go heavy on the pepper here.
-Add tofu into a well coated pan. I used oil of my choice. Allow the tofu to cook on each side or until a crispy golden brown.
-Bring a pot of water to a boil and add your fettuccine noodles. Allow noodles to cook or soften. Do not over cook noodles.
-Drain the water from your noodles. In your pot, add the Bertolli Creamy Basil Alfredo Sauce. Allow for sauce to thicken and evenly coat the noodles.

And there you have it! A very simple dinner for those nights where you don't have a whole ton of time, but want something that will leave you satisfied.


Want to add some more green to this dish? Steam some broccoli or asparagus tips. There's no such thing as too much or too little with this dish.


19 comments

  1. It looks absolutely delicious! Will try it on this weekend☺ Lovely share!

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  2. Such a delicious dish I need to try it!

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    1. It was!!! I love a creamy pasta. Bring me the sauce!!!

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  4. I love that you find a vegetarian alternative to your fave dish

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    1. Thanks so much! It's been quite a journey, but glad that I can still eat my faves. Just had to be creative.

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  5. I'll admit, I'm not a tofu fan, but I think I'll have to try this recipe and change my mind!

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    1. hahaha I'm still getting used to tofu as well, but I didn't mind it in this dish. You should check out the kung pao dish I used with tofu too.

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  6. This looks so yummy, I love your tofu recipes, especially the Kung Pao stir fry

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  7. Love blackened anything, need to try this recipe.

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  8. I would never have thought to pair tofu with alfredo, it's genius! Looks wonderful.

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    1. Right lol I'm surprised it worked too hahaha

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  9. Tofu with alfredo sounds amazing!

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  10. I just had dinner... these pictures make me want to eat again. Haha. It's a great idea to use tofu instead. I've been trying to avoid eating meat, so this is really helpful. Hope I could try this soon.

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  11. We have been trying to eat less chicken so this is a great recipe in place for chicken alfredo

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