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Plant-Based Tofu Parmesan – Healthyish Foods
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Plant-Based Tofu Parmesan

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: plant based, Tofu, Vegan
Servings: 2 people


  • 3 plates
  • sauce pot
  • baking dish
  • skillet


  • 1 block of super firm tofu
  • 2-3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3-4 tablespoons JUST liquid egg plant-based egg product
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • Jarred red sauce
  • Grated parmesan cheese violife vegan
  • fresh Italian parsley chopped small
  • red pepper flakes pinch for some heat
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable oil - or canola oil for frying


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small sauce pan heat your favorite store-bought or homemade red sauce. Just make sure you choose a vegan brand.
  • Drain the liquid from your tofu and press out all of the moisture using paper towel, or a kitchen towel.
  • Next, you’ll slice the tofu into 4 evenly sized rectangles.
  • In a small bowl, combine the nutritional yeast, panko breadcrumbs, and Italian breadcrumbs and mix well.
  • Grab 3 plates and add cornstarch to one plate, add the JUST liquid egg product to the second plate, and then add the breadcrumb mixture to the third plate.
  • Dust the tofu with some salt and pepper.
  • Dredge the tofu through the cornstarch making sure it's evenly covered. Next, you’ll dredge it through the liquid egg product, and finally through the breadcrumbs making sure it’s well coated. Repeat this process for all 4 tofu rectangles.
  • Next, you’ll grab a medium sized skillet and add the vegetable oil. Make sure the oil gets nice and hot. If the oil isn’t hot enough the breading will get soggy. You can test it by dropping a small piece of breading into the oil. If the breading begins to sizzle and cook, the oil is ready. If it sinks to the bottom of the pan, the oil is not hot enough yet.
  • I like to cook two pieces at a time. You do not want to overcrowd your pan. Overcrowding the pan with tofu with cause the oil temperature to drop, and the tofu will get soggy.
  • Cook the tofu until it’s golden brown on all sides. Remove the tofu from skillet and place it on a paper towel to soak off any excess oil.
  • Grab a small 8x8 baking dish and line it with cooking spray.
  • Add in a few ladles of the red sauce.
  • Place the tofu ontop of the sauce.
  • Top with your grated violife parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and a pinch of red pepper flakes if you like some spice.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Finish with fresh chopped parsley and serve & enjoy!