Breaded Tofu with Lemony Tomato Sauce

If you  like chicken parmesan  I think you’ll love this healthy alternative. I really wasn’t sure what to make for dinner tonight but I had tofu and diced tomatoes, so I winged it.  The Husband and Sixth Grader informed me that this meal is a “make again” and I have to agree—it was yummy, no to mention easy—a good combo.

Breaded Tofu with Lemony Tomato Sauce

Breaded Tofu with Lemony Tomato Sauce


1-14oz tofu, drained, pressed, and cut into 8 slices

1 packet Shake n’ Bake

1/2 C vegetable broth

1 C vegan mozzarella, Vegan Rella


3 Tbs olive oil, divided

3 cloves garlic, minced

1-14.5 oz diced tomatoes with juice

1/4 C fresh chopped basil

1 tsp fresh chopped rosemary

1 tsp lemon zest (then slice lemon into 8 slices)

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp dried oregano

salt and pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 400.

For sauce: In a small saucepan, heat garlic in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add tomatoes, basil, rosemary, oregano, onion powder, lemon zest, salt, and pepper, and remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

In the meantime, dip each slice of tofu into the vegetable broth, cover with Shake n’ Bake, then place into a 13×9″ dish. Top each with a lemon slice.

Bake for 20-25 minutes. It will basically look the same way coming out of the oven as it did going in, but the outside crust of the tofu will be crusty and crispy. The lemon slices will look a bit dried out, too. Remove the lemon slices before serving with the sauce and some very yummy vegan mozzarella.

Vegan Rella (they don’t seem to have a website) is excellent soy-free vegan mozzarella—very impressed with it. It’s a little slimy when you first open it, but it shreds nicely and tastes great! Enjoy!

lauren lauren 5 years 44 weeks
girlA that is really precious! Your son sounds like such a foodie!
girlA girlA 5 years 44 weeks
Oh, there have been a few "creations" that my son has says, "I wouldn't post this one. . ." so they're pretty good judges and are always nice about it! :)
lauren lauren 5 years 44 weeks
That is so cute! Hopefully they aren't to harsh of a judge, everything I have seen looks delicious!
girlA girlA 5 years 44 weeks
Yeah, sometimes I feel like I'm on Top Chef or something and they're critiquing my work!
lauren lauren 5 years 45 weeks
Yum this looks so good! I love that the husband and 6th grader voted it as a make again! Too cute!