These delicious tofu recipes will please just about any taste! Whether you're new to cooking with tofu or just looking for some new inspiration, check out this collection of over 25 dishes and you're guaranteed to find something you love.
It's no secret around here that I love tofu. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
But not everyone feels the same, and this makes me sad. My theory is that most tofu haters simply haven't had tofu done right. Cooking with tofu isn't exactly intuitive, and it's really easy to mess up and end up with a terrible tasting dish if you're a tofu newbie.
The solution is a good, solid recipe. Well good news: today I'm sharing over 25 of my favorite, easy, delicious tofu recipes.
If you're completely new to tofu, I recommend reading through my post on everything you need to know about tofu, as well as my detailed tutorial on how to press tofu. Then come back here and try a recipe or two!
Pan-Fried Tofu Recipes
Pan-frying is a great go-to tofu cooking technique. You can pan-fry your tofu plain, using the method in this tutorial, or coat it in cornstarch for a crispy coating like you see in my General Tso's tofu.
If you're looking for a go-to classic stir-fry, this is the recipe for you! With pan-fried tofu and veggies in a savory Chinese-inspired garlic sauce, this dish is both loaded with flavor and easy to make!
Okay, so these steaks aren't fooling anyone into thinking they're eating meat. But they're an absolutely delicious way to cook up some tofu for a special dinner!
Crumbled Tofu Recipes
Crumbling tofu and sizzling it up in a skillet is an easy and delicious way to replace ingredients like eggs and ground meat in lots of plant-based recipes!
If you're missing scrambled eggs for breakfast, this is the tofu recipe for you! It includes eggy scrambled tofu along with crispy potatoes, hearty veggies, and savory seasonings.
If you normally make vegan chili with just beans and veggies, try switching this up with this tofu chili recipe. It's not only full of texture and flavor, but also gets an extra dose of protein from crumbled tofu.
Spicy Tofu Pasta
Crumbled up tofu is a delicious way to add protein to this spicy, flavor-packed pasta dinner!
Baked Tofu Recipes
Baking is my favorite tofu cooking method for beginners. It's really easy! Plus, because baked tofu gets soaked in flavorful marinade, it usually comes out tasting delicious.
These baked tofu sandwiches are like flavor bombs in your face! The best part: each component can be prepped ahead of time, making these sammies great for meal-prep.
Sometimes when you're replacing an ingredient like chicken, as you might use in something like Kung Pao chicken, you need to infuse your tofu with LOTS of flavor. Marinating and baking your tofu is just the way to do that!
Blended Tofu Recipes
Blending tofu is a fun way to disguise it as another ingredient! Blend your tofu up chunky to create vegan ricotta, or smooth for creamy desserts and dressings.
Grilled Tofu Recipes
Looking for a delicious meatless recipe for a cookout? Good news: tofu cooks up beautifully on the grill!
Soaking your tofu in savory marinade and grilling it on cedar planks infuses it with flavor. Pile on the zesty mango salsa and you've got a show-stopping main dish for your next barbecue!
These Thai-inspired tofu skewers will knock your socks off! The tofu is soaked in a zesty lemongrass marinade, grilled to perfection, and served with luscious peanut dipping sauce.
No-Cook Tofu Recipes
The easiest way to prepare tofu doesn't involve cooking it all! Tofu can be marinated for flavor, or simply tossed into dishes like soups and stews for extra protein and texture.
Crumbled tofu's texture is pretty similar to hard boiled eggs, and with the right seasonings you can use tofu to make a convincing vegan egg salad. The best part: you don't even need to cook the tofu!
Sometimes a recipe has so much going on that you won't even feel the need to cook your tofu. Such is the case with this vegan bibimbap, which is made with stir-fried veggies, spicy sauce, rice, and tofu.
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