I Never Knew Tofu Could Be So Tasty

A best friend of mine sent me a TofuXpress, a gourmet food press designed especially for tofu.  According to my girlfriend, this is a tofu “game changer” baby.  I decided to try it out this weekend and just have to share the recipe. 

1 block of firm tofu, after it is drained, sliced in strips or patties (1 inch thick) note: Costco sells tofu and it is very inexpensive

1 jar of Marinara sauce, your preference of brand

I clove garlic

Italian Spices to taste

2 cups of fresh mushrooms sliced

1 tsp. Onion powder

A dash of sea salt

A dash of fresh ground pepper

Extra Virgin Olive Oil used for sautéing and frying tofu


You start by pressing the block of firm tofu in the TofuXpress.  I recommend pressing it over night because it really squeezes out all of the water creating a very dense tofu patty. Set tofu aside for later.

Press garlic clove in a garlic press. Sauté the garlic in olive oil. Add sliced mushrooms and sauté until tender.  Add the marinara sauce. Add extra garlic and spices to taste. I love to add fresh basil, oregano, and one bay leaf.  Let simmer. 

Dip sliced tofu in egg whites and then immediately in Italian bread crumbs. 

Lightly oil a pan with olive oil and fry the breaded tofu until crispy.

Put tofu on a plate and top with your mushroom marinara sauce.  Add a dash of freshly grated parmesan cheese and enjoy!


This dish is also very good baked, similarly to lasagna.  I serve this to my boys (11 and 6 years old) and they LOVE it!  My kids also will eat the fried tofu all by itself!  My youngest son said, “its so yummy, it reminds me of a grilled cheese sandwich!”  Who would have known that tofu could be so darn tasty?
To learn more at www.tofuxpress.com