Friday Night Supper


  • 1 cup textured soy protein (TSP, also called textured vegetable protein or TVP)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 16-ounce can stewed tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce


To rehydrate the TSP, place the TSP in a medium bowl and pour the boiling water over it; set aside. Cook the macaroni according to the package directions.

In a large skillet, heat the oil over low heat. Add the onion and saute until tender. Add the TSP and stir-fry for about 3 minutes. Add the cooked macaroni, the tomatoes, and the tomato sauce to the skillet; cover and heat everything thoroughly. Serve hot.

Yield: 4 servings. Per serving: 556 calories; 25 grams protein; 5 grams fat; 110 grams carbohydrate; 7% fat.

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