Tofu & Acorn Squash Rice Casserole With Tomato Sauce

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With a small handful of ingredients, you can make a homemade tomato sauce, plus a yummy, comforting vegetarian casserole! (Totally kid-friendly, too!)

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Prep Time

10 min

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Cook Time

30 min

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Wait Time

30 min

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Tofu & Acorn Squash Rice Casserole With Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

Serves 4
4 servings Serves

Instructions

Step 1

For the tomato sauce: In a large skillet, heat the oil, then add the garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, basil, thyme, and oregano.

For the tomato sauce: In a large skillet, heat the oil, then add the garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, basil, thyme, and oregano.

Step 2

When the mixture comes to a boil, press the tomatoes with a potato masher to break them into smaller pieces.

When the mixture comes to a boil, press the tomatoes with a potato masher to break them into smaller pieces.

Step 3

Season with some sea salt and black pepper, and cook the tomatoes for 15-20 minutes until they start to get thick. Discard the basil stems and thyme.

Season with some sea salt and black pepper, and cook the tomatoes for 15-20 minutes until they start to get thick. Discard the basil stems and thyme.

Step 4

For the casserole: Cook the rice according to the package.

For the casserole: Cook the rice according to the package.

Step 5

Preheat the oven to 375 F/180 C and oil four individual baking dishes. Cut the tofu into rectangular pieces.

Preheat the oven to 375 F/180 C and oil four individual baking dishes. Cut the tofu into rectangular pieces.

Step 6

Use a paper towel to dry them, then season them with your favourite seasoning mix and sea salt.

Use a paper towel to dry them, then season them with your favourite seasoning mix and sea salt.

Step 7

In a large non-stick pan, add 1/2 tbsp oil, then pan fry both sides of the tofu pieces until slightly golden brown. Take them out and set them aside.

In a large non-stick pan, add 1/2 tbsp oil, then pan fry both sides of the tofu pieces until slightly golden brown. Take them out and set them aside.

Step 8

Place the baking dishes on a baking sheet and transfer them to the preheated oven. In the same skillet, heat some oil. Add the onions and garlic.

Place the baking dishes on a baking sheet and transfer them to the preheated oven. In the same skillet, heat some oil. Add the onions and garlic.

Step 9

Season and cook the onions and garlic for 10-12 minutes until soft. Take them out and set aside. Add more oil and cook the squash slices.

Season and cook the onions and garlic for 10-12 minutes until soft. Take them out and set aside. Add more oil and cook the squash slices.

Step 10

Season and brown both sides. Transfer the cooked onions and tomato sauce back into the skillet. Mix well and heat it through. Check the seasoning.

Season and brown both sides. Transfer the cooked onions and tomato sauce back into the skillet. Mix well and heat it through. Check the seasoning.

Step 11

Mix the cooked rice with 1 tbsp butter. Take out the heated baking dishes, divide and place the cooked rice in them.

Mix the cooked rice with 1 tbsp butter. Take out the heated baking dishes, divide and place the cooked rice in them.

Step 12

Top it with 3/4 of the squash mixture.

Top it with 3/4 of the squash mixture.

Step 13

Place the tofu pieces on top, then add the rest of the squash mixture. Scatter some basil leaves on top and finish with the cheese.

Place the tofu pieces on top, then add the rest of the squash mixture. Scatter some basil leaves on top and finish with the cheese.

Step 14

Transfer the baking dishes to the oven. Bake 20-30 minutes until the cheese is lightly browned. *If necessary, try the last few minutes with broiler.

Transfer the baking dishes to the oven. Bake 20-30 minutes until the cheese is lightly browned. *If necessary, try the last few minutes with broiler.

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Tofu & Acorn Squash Rice Casserole With Tomato Sauce

Tofu & Acorn Squash Rice Casserole With Tomato Sauce

By mychouchoux

With a small handful of ingredients, you can make a homemade tomato sauce, plus a yummy, comforting vegetarian casserole! (Totally kid-friendly, too!)

Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

30 min

Wait Time

30 min

Ingredients

Serves 4

Instructions

For the tomato sauce: In a large skillet, heat the oil, then add the garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, basil, thyme, and oregano.

Step 1

For the tomato sauce: In a large skillet, heat the oil, then add the garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, basil, thyme, and oregano.

When the mixture comes to a boil, press the tomatoes with a potato masher to break them into smaller pieces.

Step 2

When the mixture comes to a boil, press the tomatoes with a potato masher to break them into smaller pieces.

Season with some sea salt and black pepper, and cook the tomatoes for 15-20 minutes until they start to get thick. Discard the basil stems and thyme.

Step 3

Season with some sea salt and black pepper, and cook the tomatoes for 15-20 minutes until they start to get thick. Discard the basil stems and thyme.

For the casserole: Cook the rice according to the package.

Step 4

For the casserole: Cook the rice according to the package.

Preheat the oven to 375 F/180 C and oil four individual baking dishes. Cut the tofu into rectangular pieces.

Step 5

Preheat the oven to 375 F/180 C and oil four individual baking dishes. Cut the tofu into rectangular pieces.

Use a paper towel to dry them, then season them with your favourite seasoning mix and sea salt.

Step 6

Use a paper towel to dry them, then season them with your favourite seasoning mix and sea salt.

In a large non-stick pan, add 1/2 tbsp oil, then pan fry both sides of the tofu pieces until slightly golden brown. Take them out and set them aside.

Step 7

In a large non-stick pan, add 1/2 tbsp oil, then pan fry both sides of the tofu pieces until slightly golden brown. Take them out and set them aside.

Place the baking dishes on a baking sheet and transfer them to the preheated oven. In the same skillet, heat some oil. Add the onions and garlic.

Step 8

Place the baking dishes on a baking sheet and transfer them to the preheated oven. In the same skillet, heat some oil. Add the onions and garlic.

Season and cook the onions and garlic for 10-12 minutes until soft. Take them out and set aside. Add more oil and cook the squash slices.

Step 9

Season and cook the onions and garlic for 10-12 minutes until soft. Take them out and set aside. Add more oil and cook the squash slices.

Season and brown both sides. Transfer the cooked onions and tomato sauce back into the skillet. Mix well and heat it through. Check the seasoning.

Step 10

Season and brown both sides. Transfer the cooked onions and tomato sauce back into the skillet. Mix well and heat it through. Check the seasoning.

Mix the cooked rice with 1 tbsp butter. Take out the heated baking dishes, divide and place the cooked rice in them.

Step 11

Mix the cooked rice with 1 tbsp butter. Take out the heated baking dishes, divide and place the cooked rice in them.

Top it with 3/4 of the squash mixture.

Step 12

Top it with 3/4 of the squash mixture.

Place the tofu pieces on top, then add the rest of the squash mixture. Scatter some basil leaves on top and finish with the cheese.

Step 13

Place the tofu pieces on top, then add the rest of the squash mixture. Scatter some basil leaves on top and finish with the cheese.

Transfer the baking dishes to the oven. Bake 20-30 minutes until the cheese is lightly browned. *If necessary, try the last few minutes with broiler.

Step 14

Transfer the baking dishes to the oven. Bake 20-30 minutes until the cheese is lightly browned. *If necessary, try the last few minutes with broiler.

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