Tofu can be so versatile and delicious when it’s prepared the right way. These 35 recipes are proof that there is nothing boring about tofu!

35 tofu recipes

Tofu often gets labeled as a boring or that it tastes like cardboard. I couldn’t disagree more! Tofu is such a fun ingredient to cook with because it takes on just about any flavor you give to it. And the more you cook with it, the better you will become at transforming this soybean block into dishes your family will be begging you to make.

From stir fries to smoothies, here are 35 of my favorite tofu recipes.

1. Vegan Mapo Tofu 

29 Tofu Recipes That Will Make You Rethink Meat! Tofu is such a versatile ingredient and something I have been cooking with since I was a kid. There is so much you can do with tofu and this post (for beginners and professionals) shows you it can be used in several different ways - Healthy, easy tofu recipes. Use it in a dessert, in a smoothie or in stir fries and main dishes. Marinated tofu, Vegan, for kids, Asian style, Western style. Recipes for silken, medium and firm tofu. #tofu #healthyeating | pickledplum.com

No need for meat here as the mushroom substitute makes up for it in ways you won’t believe! GET THE RECIPE

2. Creamy Tofu Ginger Dressing

29 Tofu Recipes That Will Make You Rethink Meat! Tofu is such a versatile ingredient and something I have been cooking with since I was a kid. There is so much you can do with tofu and this post (for beginners and professionals) shows you it can be used in several different ways - Healthy, easy tofu recipes. Use it in a dessert, in a smoothie or in stir fries and main dishes. Marinated tofu, Vegan, for kids, Asian style, Western style. Recipes for silken, medium and firm tofu. #tofu #healthyeating | pickledplum.com

This dairy-free, silky tofu ginger dressing pairs well with greens and noodles. It also makes a yummy dipping sauce. GET THE RECIPE

3. Green Goddess Smoothie

29 Tofu Recipes That Will Make You Rethink Meat! Tofu is such a versatile ingredient and something I have been cooking with since I was a kid. There is so much you can do with tofu and this post (for beginners and professionals) shows you it can be used in several different ways - Healthy, easy tofu recipes. Use it in a dessert, in a smoothie or in stir fries and main dishes. Marinated tofu, Vegan, for kids, Asian style, Western style. Recipes for silken, medium and firm tofu. #tofu #healthyeating | pickledplum.com

A mix of tofu, spinach, mango, kiwi, banana, turmeric and almond milk. It’s an invigorating drink that will make your skin glow! GET THE RECIPE

4. Creamy Vegan Carbonara

Silky, creamy, cheesy but dairy-free. Simply amazing! GET THE RECIPE

5. Baked and Breaded Tofu Chicken

A great substitute for chicken when you feel like going meat-free. Great with tonkatsu sauce! GET THE RECIPE

6. Green Tea Apple Smoothie

29 Tofu Recipes That Will Make You Rethink Meat! Tofu is such a versatile ingredient and something I have been cooking with since I was a kid. There is so much you can do with tofu and this post (for beginners and professionals) shows you it can be used in several different ways - Healthy, easy tofu recipes. Use it in a dessert, in a smoothie or in stir fries and main dishes. Marinated tofu, Vegan, for kids, Asian style, Western style. Recipes for silken, medium and firm tofu. #tofu #healthyeating | pickledplum.com

The combination of green tea, fresh lemon juice, ginger and a few apple slices makes this smoothie the ultimate detox drink. GET THE RECIPE

7. Tofu Chocolate Mousse

29 Tofu Recipes That Will Make You Rethink Meat! Tofu is such a versatile ingredient and something I have been cooking with since I was a kid. There is so much you can do with tofu and this post (for beginners and professionals) shows you it can be used in several different ways - Healthy, easy tofu recipes. Use it in a dessert, in a smoothie or in stir fries and main dishes. Marinated tofu, Vegan, for kids, Asian style, Western style. Recipes for silken, medium and firm tofu. #tofu #healthyeating | pickledplum.com

All the silky chocolate flavors minus the extra calories. GET THE RECIPE

8. Honey Ginger Tofu Stir Fry

A simple sweet and savory tofu stir fry with peppers and green beans. Delicious over rice. GET THE RECIPE

 9. Mexican Syle Tofu Scramble

The texture is so similar to scrambled eggs that your family won’t be able to tell the difference! GET THE RECIPE

10. Golden Chocolate Tofu Brownies

29 Tofu Recipes That Will Make You Rethink Meat! Tofu is such a versatile ingredient and something I have been cooking with since I was a kid. There is so much you can do with tofu and this post (for beginners and professionals) shows you it can be used in several different ways - Healthy, easy tofu recipes. Use it in a dessert, in a smoothie or in stir fries and main dishes. Marinated tofu, Vegan, for kids, Asian style, Western style. Recipes for silken, medium and firm tofu. #tofu #healthyeating | pickledplum.com

These vegan brownies are moist, rich and as chocolatey as regular brownies! GET THE RECIPE

11. Doeng Jjigae

A traditional Korean soybean paste stew that spicy, savory and oh-so comforting. GET THE RECIPE

12. Southwestern Style Baked Tofu

Seasoned with cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, coriander powder and oregano, and serve with a creamy lime dressing. GET THE RECIPE

13. Crispy Honey Sriracha Tofu

If you want to introduce your family to tofu but are afraid of their reaction, try this honey sriracha tofu. The flavors are sweet and spicy and each bite is a little crispy on the outside and silky soft on the inside. GET THE RECIPE

14. Mapo Curry Tofu

This mapo curry tofu is a mix between Chinese mapo tofu and Indian curry. If you’re in the mood to try something different, this is the recipe for you. GET THE RECIPE

15. Miso Soup

A classic Japanese favorite, miso soup is rich in umami and only takes a few minutes to make. GET THE RECIPE

16. Bibimbap

A favorite Korean rice bowl, but this one is without meat. GET THE RECIPE

17. Mu Shu Tofu

A popular American Chinese dish of stir fried vegetables and tofu wrapped in a flour tortilla. GET THE RECIPE

18. General Tso Tofu

A meatless version of a very popular Chinese American dish. Pan fried crispy tofu dressed in a spicy sweet sauce. GET THE RECIPE

19. Tofu Miso Dengaku

A traditional Japanese tofu preparation broiled and glazed with miso paste, mirin, sugar and sake. GET THE RECIPE

20. London Broil Marinated Tofu

The tangy and sweet marinade turns these little tofu cubes into perfect salad toppings. GET THE RECIPE

21. Sweet and Sour Tofu

This amazing tofu recipe hits the spot if you are craving sweet and gooey American Chinese food. Plus, it only take 20 minutes to make! GET THE RECIPE

22. Vegetarian Poke Bowl

Marinated tofu pieces over a bed of rice and fresh vegetables, topped with a sweet and savory soy based sauce. GET THE RECIPE

23. Tofu Chow Fun with Watercress

The tofu is marinated in a mix of soy sauce, chinkiang vinegar and shaoxing wine and stir fried with wide rice noodles, scallions and ginger. GET THE RECIPE

24. Tofu and Edamame Cakes

Tofu edamame cakes covered with panko breadcrumbs and pan fried until crispy. GET THE RECIPE

25. Ham and Cheese Fried Tofu Pockets

Deep fried tofu pockets (abura-age) stuffed with ham and cheese and topped with soy sauce and mayo. GET THE RECIPE

26. Thai Curry Noodle Soup

This is a simple but tasty red curry noodle soup bowl topped with tofu and vegetables. GET THE RECIPE

27. Yosenabe (Japanese Hot Pot)

japanese hot pot

A variety of ingredients such as mixed vegetables, meats, seafood, noodles and tofu are cooked in a stone pot filled with a dashi based broth. GET THE RECIPE

28. Tofu Soup with Vegetables

This is a light and savory chicken flavored soup with veggies and hand broken pieces of silken tofu. GET THE RECIPE

29. Hiyayakko (Chilled Tofu Salad)

Hiyayakko is a tofu salad that only requires five ingredients: silken tofu, scallions, bonito flakes, fresh ginger and soy sauce. It’s refreshing and perfect for hot summer days! GET THE RECIPE

30. Silken Tofu with Mushroom Sauce

29 Tofu Recipes That Will Make You Rethink Meat! Tofu is such a versatile ingredient and something I have been cooking with since I was a kid. There is so much you can do with tofu and this post (for beginners and professionals) shows you it can be used in several different ways - Healthy, easy tofu recipes. Use it in a dessert, in a smoothie or in stir fries and main dishes. Marinated tofu, Vegan, for kids, Asian style, Western style. Recipes for silken, medium and firm tofu. #tofu #healthyeating | pickledplum.com

Silken tofu pieces served with freshly grated daikon and ginger and sliced sweet Anaheim peppers. GET THE RECIPE

31. Japanese Tofu and Seaweed Salad

29 Tofu Recipes That Will Make You Rethink Meat! Tofu is such a versatile ingredient and something I have been cooking with since I was a kid. There is so much you can do with tofu and this post (for beginners and professionals) shows you it can be used in several different ways - Healthy, easy tofu recipes. Use it in a dessert, in a smoothie or in stir fries and main dishes. Marinated tofu, Vegan, for kids, Asian style, Western style. Recipes for silken, medium and firm tofu. #tofu #healthyeating | pickledplum.com

Cleansing. That’s the word I think about when I eat this tofu and seaweed salad. Just a bunch of fresh veggies and silken tofu cubes, on a bed of seaweed paired with a tangy and nutty dressing. GET THE RECIPE

32. Agedashi Tofu 

Tofu cubes dusted with potato starch and deep fried until crispy and served in a warm broth made with dashi, soy sauce and mirin. GET THE RECIPE

33. Tofu and Broccoli with Spicy Oyster Sauce

29 Tofu Recipes That Will Make You Rethink Meat! Tofu is such a versatile ingredient and something I have been cooking with since I was a kid. There is so much you can do with tofu and this post (for beginners and professionals) shows you it can be used in several different ways - Healthy, easy tofu recipes. Use it in a dessert, in a smoothie or in stir fries and main dishes. Marinated tofu, Vegan, for kids, Asian style, Western style. Recipes for silken, medium and firm tofu. #tofu #healthyeating | pickledplum.com

Silken tofu and tender broccoli florets dressed in a nutty, spicy and savory sauce. GET THE RECIPE

34. Chicken Mapo Tofu

29 Tofu Recipes That Will Make You Rethink Meat! Tofu is such a versatile ingredient and something I have been cooking with since I was a kid. There is so much you can do with tofu and this post (for beginners and professionals) shows you it can be used in several different ways - Healthy, easy tofu recipes. Use it in a dessert, in a smoothie or in stir fries and main dishes. Marinated tofu, Vegan, for kids, Asian style, Western style. Recipes for silken, medium and firm tofu. #tofu #healthyeating | pickledplum.com

Yet another mapo tofu recipe makes the list! This ones uses ground chicken and is seasoned with spicy tobanjan. GET THE RECIPE

35. Tofu Shirataki Noodles Tuna Casserole

29 Tofu Recipes That Will Make You Rethink Meat! Tofu is such a versatile ingredient and something I have been cooking with since I was a kid. There is so much you can do with tofu and this post (for beginners and professionals) shows you it can be used in several different ways - Healthy, easy tofu recipes. Use it in a dessert, in a smoothie or in stir fries and main dishes. Marinated tofu, Vegan, for kids, Asian style, Western style. Recipes for silken, medium and firm tofu. #tofu #healthyeating | pickledplum.com

Shirataki tofu noodles, tuna and vegetables tossed in a cream of mushroom soup. Heart and comforting! GET THE RECIPE

 

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