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Vegetable Pasta with Tofu

Farfalle with Parsley, Roasted Peppers and Tofu

This recipe adaptation has added tofu and seasonings from Kate Scarlata and Dee Dee Wilson's original recipe.

Course Dinner, Holiday, main dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword gluten-free pasta recipe, low fodmap pasta recipe, low fodmap vegetarian recipe, vegan recipe, vegetarian pasta recipe
Servings 6 people


  • 12 ounces gluten-free farfalle pasta, like Jovial
  • 1/2 whole red bell pepper, seeded and cut into slices
  • 1/2 whole green bell pepper, seeded and cut into slices
  • 1 large bunch flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup  1/4 cup garlic-infused oil (from page 68 in Kate &Dede's book) or you can purchase some garlic infused oil
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Coarsely ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup  1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Seasoned Lemon Tofu

  • 1 box 1 box extra firm tofu
  • Juice from one lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon  1/2 teaspoon thyme
  •  Salt and pepper to taste


To Make Tofu

  1. Cut the tofu in 1/4 inch thick strips and cut each piece inhalf. Make a marinade with lemon, olive oil, oregano, basil, thyme, red pepperflakes, salt and pepper. Marinate the tofu for about an hour or less if youneed to eat in a hurry. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place tofu on a non-stickcookie sheet along with the marinade and bake for about 15 minutes until tofuis brown and crispy. This makes a great meat substitute for pasta, sandwichesor soup.

To Make Pasta

  1. Slice bell peppers, toss them in olive oil and roast alongwith tofu (see above). Roast for about 425 degrees for about 10-15 minutes.Take the peppers and tofu out of the oven.


    Chop up parsley and measure 3/4 cup.

  3. Bring 5 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot. Add pastaand boil, stirring often. Cook pasta until al dente. Drain. Place in a servingbowl and add olive oil, chopped parsley and peppers. Toss lightly. Season withsalt and pepper to taste. Add tofu to the top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.