Reader Recipes

Published on January 10th, 2013 | by Reader Recipe


Reader Recipe: Manicotti with Pesto Cashew Cheeze

by Andrea @Vibrant Wellness Journal

Got a healthy recipe that you’d like to share? Head over to our Submit a Recipe page to share it with us!

Vegan Manacotti

Use prepared pesto and marinara sauce for a quick (but decadent!) vegan meal!

Manicotti with Pesto Cashew Cheeze

Yield: 4-6 Servings


Pesto Cashew Cheeze:

  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked 1 hour
  • 1 (10-ounce) block extra firm tofu, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, soaked 1 hour
  • 2-4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-4 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup prepared pesto
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (7-ounce) box manicotti pasta (or jumbo shells)
  • 1 (25-ounce) jar prepared marinara sauce

Cooking Directions

  1. Drain and rinse cashews. Pulse in food processor until crumbly. Add in tofu. Pulse to combine. Drain tomatoes, reserving soaking water. Add tomatoes, 2 Tablespoons olive oil, 2 Tablespoons lemon juice, and dried herbs and blend to combine. Pour in reserved soaking water as needed for a creamy and smooth consistency. Add more lemon or olive oil as needed for taste. Stir in pesto. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. Cook manicotti according to directions. Drain, rinse and set aside.
  3. Scoop Cheeze into a pastry bag (or a plastic resealable bag with a small piece of the corner snipped off). Gently squeeze Cheeze into each manicotti evenly. Lay each finished manicotti into a deep baking dish and drizzle marinara sauce on top.
  4. Bake at 350º for 15 minutes, or until warmed through. Enjoy!

Got a healthy recipe that you’d like to share? Head over to our Submit a Recipe page to share it with us!

Keep up with the latest sustainable food news by signing up for our free newsletter. CLICK HERE to sign up!

Tags: , , , ,

About the Author

This is a reader-submitted recipe, which means it has not been tested by the EDB staff. If you have made this dish, we'd love for you to drop a comment and let us know how you liked it! Your feedback helps other readers decide what recipes they want to try. Got your own healthy recipe that you'd like to submit to the site? Share it with us by clicking here!

2 Responses to Reader Recipe: Manicotti with Pesto Cashew Cheeze

  1. Scott Cooney says:

    This cashew cheeze is the shiznit!

  2. I’m all about some cashew cheeze. This looks splendid and sounds so simple.

Back to Top ↑
  • Support our Site!

  • Advertisement

  • Let’s Connect!

  • Advertisement

  • Popular Posts & Pages

    Whether you are looking to completely give up animal products or just want to try eating vegan some of the time, we want to support you! Below, you’ll find articles answering some common questions about vegan cooking and nutrition. If you don’t see your question answered below, please get in touch with us! We are happy to investigate for you!

    Find out what's in season now, plus get plenty of recipe inspiration to help you make the most of every season's beautiful, local fare.

    I love infographics. When I came across this one about what, how, and when to plant vegetables, I thought I’d share. Keep reading after the pic for a few of my own lessons learned.

    Top Sustainable Food Jobs of the Week.

    Looking for an all vegan grocery store? Even if you’re not lucky enough to have one in your town, there are lots of online options for vegan grocery shopping.

  • Advertisement

  • Search the IM Network

  • The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by, and do not necessarily represent the views of Sustainable Enterprises Media, Inc., its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.