Are you ready for something warm and comforting yet healthy enough to eat any day? This spaghetti squash dish is just the thing.
The creamy, “cheesy” flavor from the tofu and the sweet and salty flavor from the sun-dried tomatoes go so well together. I always look forward to leftovers when I make this.
I listed white beans in the ingredients but any bean you have on hand will do just fine. Have fun with this recipe and enjoy it!
- 1 Spaghetti Squash, cut in half lengthwise and seeds removed
- 1-15 oz can of white beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/3 cup-1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes (preferably not oil-packed)
- 5 leaves of kale, chopped
- 1-14 oz package of tofu, squeezed of excess moisture
- 1-2 garlic cloves
- 1 TB lemon juice
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 TB of nutritional yeast (gives it a “cheesy flavor”)
- 1 TB Italian seasoning
- 3/4-1 tsp of sea salt
- 1/8 tsp of black pepper
1. Place spaghetti squash in a pan with about 1/2 inch of water. Place in a 400-degree oven and bake for 40 minutes, or until cooked through.
2. While the squash is baking, prepare tofu.
3. In a food processor*, add all tofu ricotta ingredients and blend until all ingredients have been mixed together. Add 1-2 TB of water to give it a smoother consistency, if desired.
4. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
5. Move tofu ricotta into a large mixing bowl and add white beans, sun-dried tomatoes, and chopped kale.
6. Mix everything together until well incorporated.
7. Once spaghetti squash is done baking, scoop spaghetti squash into mixing bowl with tofu mixture and mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings once more if needed. (I added a pinch more salt to and a squeeze of lemon juice).
8. Scoop mixture either back into spaghetti squash shells or into a casserole dish.
9. Place back into the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.
10. After that, it’s ready to be enjoyed! I like to serve this with oven-roasted potatoes and steamed broccoli or a salad to round out the meal.
*If you don’t have a food processor, this can be mixed by hand with a fork. Be sure to mince garlic cloves if using this method!
Did you try this recipe? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!