Smoked Tofu Noodle Casserole

Creamy, cozy not-tuna casserole! Omg, the smoked tofu makes this dish so hearty, the Daiya makes it melty, and the noodles make it fun.

2 cups (dry) gf noodles
1 package smoked tofu
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 lb sliced mushrooms
1 TBL olive oil
1 tsp dried onion
1 tsp garlic powder
1 bay leaf
3 cups water or stock
1 TBL Braggs
1/2 cup rice (or other nondairy) milk
1 cup PepperJack Daiya, divided 3/4 cup + 1/4
1 TBL Earth Balance
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups green peas

Preheat oven to 425 F. In a dutch oven, heat olive oil and saute onion, celery, and mushrooms until very soft. Add garlic powder, onion powder, Braggs, bay leaf, and bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook until noodles are slightly underdone, 5-7 minutes.
Shred tofu with a grater, set aside.

Remove bay leaf. Add tofu, peas, rice milk, salt and pepper, 3/4 cup of cheeze, and Earth Balance and mix well. Top with remaining cheeze and bake 15-20 minutes until very bubbly. The cheese should be fully melted on top. Allow to sit 10 minutes before serving.

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