Tofu Parmesan
Tofu Parmesan is perfect for a meatless meal and the non-meat eaters in your family will be happy to see it on your holiday table. The secret to this recipe’s success is marinating the tofu slices. This adds an Italian touch to the Tofu Parmesan before you finish it as you would our Chicken Parmesan or Eggplant Parmesan recipes. This Tofu Parmesan will convert those who don’t usually like tofu. They will love its tender texture and great Parmigiano Reggiano® cheese flavor. Start preparing the tofu a day in advance and then use our Simple Tomato Sauce Recipe to make this delicious Tofu Parmesan for dinner.
Servings Prep Time
6people 2hours
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6people 2hours
Cook Time
  1. Slice the block of tofu into 12 even slices (2 per person). Lay the slices in a large flat dish. Combine the olive oil, wine, garlic, thyme, pepper, salt and paprika (optional) in a bowl, and pour over the tofu slices. Cover and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375° F. Drain the tofu slices and discard the marinade. Put out three plates. Put the flour in one, the beaten eggs in the second, and the breadcrumbs mixed with ½ cup Parmigiano Reggiano in the third.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan. One by one, dip the tofu slices first in flour, then in egg, and finally in the breadcrumb mixture. Fry the breaded tofu quickly in the hot oil until golden on both sides. Use a large flat spatula to turn them over gently. They can break easily.
  4. Use a large baking dish or casserole with low sides. Cover the bottom with 1½ cups tomato sauce. Put the fried tofu slices on top, slightly overlapping, then scatter the Mozzarella and the remaining Parmigiano Reggiano over it. Cover and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until the tomato sauce is bubbling and the cheese has melted. Uncover and bake 10 minutes more. Serve immediately.
  5. To make individual servings, use 6 small square baking dishes, and put two slices of tofu per person in each baking dish.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Tofu Parmesan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Potassium 125mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 37%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.