Sauteed Tofu and Broccoli

6 servings
For 25 & 50 servings, see Recipe notes below.

CACFP Home Childcare Crediting Information

1 cup provides:

  • 1½ oz equivalent meat alternate, ¼ cup vegetable, and ½ oz equivalent grains.


Sauteed Tofu and Broccoli

1 cup  Water
3 ounces  Spaghetti noodles, whole-wheat, uncooked
20 ounces  Tofu, firm, drained, cubed ½
¼ cup  Soy sauce, low-sodium
1 teaspoon  Sesame oil
1 tablespoon  Brown sugar, packed
4 cloves (1 clove is about ½ teaspoon minced)  Garlic, fresh, minced
1 tablespoon  Ginger root, shredded
⅛ teaspoon  Red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons  Canola oil
1 quart  Broccoli, fresh, chopped (about 8 oz)
1½ teaspoons  Sesame seeds

Sauteed Tofu and Broccoli Directions

  1. Heat water to a rolling boil.
  2. Break spaghetti noodles in half. Slowly add noodles to boiling water. Stir constantly until water returns to a boil. Cook about 8 minutes or until al dente. Stir occasionally. Do not overcook. Drain well.
  3. Place tofu between two plates or between the bottom, flat surface of two pans. Apply slight pressure to squeeze out some of the liquid from the tofu.
  4. Cut tofu into ½″ cubes.
  5. Make sauce: In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, garlic, ginger root, and red pepper flakes.
  6. Place tofu in a large bowl. Pour sauce over tofu. Carefully turn tofu several times to coat well. Set aside.
  7. Heat canola oil in a large nonstick skillet.
  8. Add broccoli, and sauté for about 3 minutes or until broccoli turns bright green and becomes tender.
  9. Remove broccoli from the skillet, and set aside.
  10. Place tofu and marinade in skillet on medium–high heat, and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until browned; turn gently.
  11. Gently stir in broccoli, and continue cooking. Heat to 140 °F for at least 15 seconds.
  12. Remove from heat, add sesame seeds, and stir gently.
  13. Serve 1 cup.
    Critical Control Point: Hold at 140 °F or higher.


Source: Recipes for Healthy Kids: Cookbook for Schools (USDA).

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