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Stuffed Greens with Marinara

What you need: 

2 bunches Swiss chard or collard greens (about 16 large leaves)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 head garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 pound firm tofu, drained and crumbled
8 ounces vegan cream cheese
1 teaspoon salt

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Blanche the leaves in batches until tender, 1-2 minutes for chard and 3-4 minutes for collards. Drain and set aside.
2. In a saucepan over medium heat, saute the onion in the olive oil, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and Italian seasoning and cook 2 minutes. Pour 1/2 the mixture into a medium bowl.
3. To the remaining, add the crushed tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Set aside. Crumble the tofu into the bowl with the first 1/2 the onions and garlic. Stir in the cream cheese and salt.
4. To assemble the leaves, place 1 large leaf on the counter, shiny side up. Slice off the bottom-middle tough part of the stem for easier rolling. Spoon 2 heaping tablespoons tofu mixture into the bottom center. Roll from the bottom up, fold over the sides and finish rolling up to the top.
5. Repeat with the remaining leaves. In 2 (8x8”) baking dishes, spoon some of the tomato sauce. Place the rolled leaves in the dishes and top with the remaining sauce. Bake uncovered 60 to 75 minutes or until the leaves are fork tender. Serve.
Source of recipe: This is my own recipe.

Preparation Time: 
30 minutes, Cooking time: 60 to 75 minutes
Cooking Time: 
60 to 75 minutes
Servings: 
4
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

it's really good cold the next day too. i will be making this on a regular basis. thanks!

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I am addicted to this!

 

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Delish! I made my own cream cheese using 4oz firm tofu 1/3cup firm silken tofu, 1.5T lemon juice, 1.5t tamari, 1-2t nutritional yeast..and more to taste..blended then chilled. Turned out amazing. Just like ricotta to me. My 2 omni friends liked it too. 

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i loved this! it will be apart of my rotation for sure.

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so good! added some nutritional yeast and halved the recipe. Will definitely make again . YUM!

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So, I made this earlier and while it was super delicious ... it was slightly burned after 60min in the oven.  Do I need to cover them completely in sauce before baking?  I will definitely make this again though!

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This was amazing! It was super easy to make. I added a little more seasoning to my taste (oregano, salt and pepper to the tofu/ cream cheese mixture). Thank you!!!

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this was awesome!!!!! i made it the other night after seeing it on here. i just happened to have all of the ingredients on hand.
it's really good cold the next day too. i will be making this on a regular basis. thanks!

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This sounds yummy. Can't wait to try it. Will let you how much I love it.Maybe can get the ingredients this week. ::)

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