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!
Cornmeal crusted pan-fried tofu stands-in for shrimp in these Cajun-inspired sandwiches.
The tofu in this cozy ramen is pan-fried, then drenched in sweet and savory sauce for maximum flavor!
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!
Pan-fried tofu is an easy and delicious way to add some plant-based protein to Asian-inspired dishes like this Thai green curry.
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.
Weeknight dinners don’t get much easier than this: crumble up some tofu in a skillet with Mexican seasonings, then stuff it into tortillas with your favorite toppings!
Lots of traditional fried rice recipes are made with scrambled eggs. This vegan curried fried rice uses tofu instead.
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.
The filling for these scrumptious little dumplings is made from smoky crumbled tofu that’s sautéed with aromatics like garlic, ginger and scallions.
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.
A smoky marinade is the key to making tofu taste like bacon, and baking your tofu is the perfect way to lock the flavor in.
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!
The “chicken” in this soup is tofu! A savory marinade supplies the flavor, while baking give this tofu just the right texture.
This super flavorful baked tofu is incredibly easy to make and great to have on hand for everything from sandwiches to salads to snacking!
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.
Silky smooth and full of rich chocolaty flavor, you’d never guess this pudding was made from tofu!
The ricotta “cheese” in this dairy-free lasagna is made from a mix of blended cashews and tofu. Sound weird? It isn’t! In fact, it’s delicious!
That’s right: these meatballs are made from tofu! It gets blitzed in a food processor with mushrooms and seasonings, rolled up, baked, and smothered in gingery glaze.
Silken tofu adds smoothness to this creamy, dairy-free cheesecake. You’ve got to taste it to believe it!
Just like you can blend up silken tofu to make a creamy cheesecake, you can blend up firm tofu to make an awesome vegan quiche!
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.
Looking for a barbecue fix, without the meat? Meet your new favorite sandwich!
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.
A zesty marinade made from just a handful of ingredients is all you need to make your tofu taste like feta cheese!
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.