This is kids favorite lunch box dish. I replaced ricotta cheese in the filling with vegetables and tofu.
Jumbo pasta shells with vegetables and tofu : Cook pasta as per instructions[I cook it 5 minutes more because I don't bake it after filling].
Filling : In little olive oil I added finely chopped onions and oregano; added some salt to cook it. Added 3 cups of chopped spinach, 1 cup of thinly grated carrots, 3 oz mashed firm tofu and salt for taste. Let it cook for few minutes. After cooling mixed 2 tablespoons of pasta sauce in it.
Fill the cooked shells and sprinkle any cheese (parmesan) on top. I microwaved it for 1-2 minutes...until the cheese on top melted.
with blueberries and strawberries.
The flavor of tofu in this dish/lasagna/manicotti goes so close to ricotta...It tastes perfect without extra fat and looked perfect because of cheese on top.
Roo ate everything from this lunchbox : -)