@Truman12 -You guys are making me so hungry. I absolutely love just about every penne pasta recipe out there, but I try to eat pasta in moderation. I really love baked ziti and my sister used tofu in substitution of the ground beef and it tasted really good.
She didn’t tell her husband because he probably would not have eaten the ziti had he known it was made with tofu. I think that if you can find healthier alternatives that taste great then it is worth it.
The trick is to find an alternative that tastes great because sometimes certain healthier alternatives don't taste so hot.
I have to admit that if my sister had told me ahead of time that her ziti had tofu, I don’t know if I would have eaten it because I have never really eaten tofu before, but since I have tried it I will try to incorporate it into other dishes.
That is the great thing about any penne recipe. You can mix together a variety of meat and vegetables to change the flavor of the dish so that you don’t get bored.