50 Plates of Tofu: Illinois - Cheesy Basil and Tomato Tofu Pizza Slices

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  • Product: Firm
  • Meal Type: Entrée
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Level: Easy
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Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut tofu in half through its thick side. Then make a diagonal cut through each half, so you have four triangles. Add tofu and tapioca starch to a plastic bag and lightly shake to coat the wedges.

Heat half the oil to medium high heat in a 10-inch skillet. Add two pieces of the tofu, cook for 4 minutes, then flip and cook for another 4 minutes. This will get the outer surface lightly browned. Remove, and set these two pieces aside. Add remaining oil and repeat with remaining wedges.

Place tofu on a parchment lined paper, brush with pizza sauce, then add a few cherry tomatoes to each, and then distribute cheese evenly on slices. Bake for 13-15 minutes in oven, until cheese is melted and bubbling. Remove and top with fresh basil.


This recipe was created by Heartbeet Kitchen.

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Serves 2 as main dish, 4 as appetizer


1 package House Foods Organic firm tofu, lightly pressed and patted dry with towel
1/4 cup tapioca starch
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/3 cup pizza sauce
1/2 cup thinly sliced cherry tomatoes
1 1/2 cups colby jack or mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh basil