Stuffed Peppers with Tofu

Dave Smith

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Tofu is a great source of protein, 8 grams of protein per 3.5 ounces. If you want to add meat to this dish, simply add either 1/2 pound of Italian sausage or ground beef.

I have made this many times and keep finding new ways to fix now I love those Mini Sweet Prepacked there now selling. I add 2 of each of the small to a serving

It calls for Marinara sauce but you can use your favor spaghetti sauce or that jar stuff.


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Ingredients

4
orange bell pepper
4
yellow bell pepper
4
red bell pepper
2 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
2 clove
garlic
1 pkg
tofu, extra-firm
1 3/4 c
marinara sauce
2 c
mozzarella cheese, low-fat
8
tomato slices

SALT PEPPER TO TASTE

Directions Step-By-Step

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1. Mix olive oil, garlic, tofu and 1/4 cup Marinara sauce in the liner pan.

2. Cook about 12 minutes on power level high.

3. Season with salt and pepper and stir again as you continue to cook about another 5 minutes.

4. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, press an equal amount of rice into each pepper half.

5. Layer rice with remaining Marinara sauce, and 1/2 the cheese.

6. Press equal amount of tofu into the pepper halves.

7. Place 1 tomato slice on each pepper. Top peppers with remaining Mozzarella cheese.

8. Arrange stuffed peppers in a baking dish and place on the 1-inch rack.

9. Bake 400F for about 15 minutes. If cheese becomes too brown, tent with foil or parchment paper. You can also place remaining cheese on the last 4 minutes of baking.

10. Serve half of each color pepper to each person (1 1/2 pepper).

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