31 Recipes For Tofu Lovers (or Those Ready to Be Converted)

Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and we’ll talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people. Last week, we ate our favorite snacks sans gluten / meat or animal by-product / all forms of societal guilt.

Tofu is a way of life for me. I love eating it in everything, trying out new ways of cooking it up, and even the part where you stack all your books on top of a little loaf of it to drain it out. I love it all. Whether you’re a tofu devotee or someone interested in picking up their first-ever pack of extra firm, these 33 recipes will hit the spot.

1. Indian Spiced Black Bean and Tofu Burgers

Indian Spiced Black Bean and Tofu Burgers

2. Spicy Griddled Tofu “Steaks”

Spicy Griddled Tofu “Steaks

3. Simple Tofu Quiche

Simple Tofu Quiche

4. Maple Miso Tofu

Maple Miso Tofu

5. Miso & Shiitake Ramen with Hoisin-Glazed Tofu

Miso & Shiitake Ramen with Hoisin-Glazed Tofu

6. Easy Tofu Bacon & an Amazing Vegan BLT

Easy Tofu Bacon & an Amazing Vegan BLT

7. Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Crispy Baked Tofu with Honey-Sesame Glaze

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Crispy Baked Tofu with Honey-Sesame Glaze

8. Black Pepper and Thyme Tofu

Black Pepper and Thyme Tofu

9. Thanksgiving Meatless Loaf

Thanksgiving Meatless Loaf

10. Sichuan Mapo Tofu


11. Quick Tofu Cauliflower Korma

Quick Tofu Cauliflower Korma

12. Korean BBQ Tofu Bowls with Stir-Fried Veggies and Quinoa

Korean BBQ Tofu Bowls with Stir-Fried Veggies and Quinoa

13. Black Garlic Tofu

Black Garlic Tofu

14. Asian Baked Tofu

Asian Baked Tofu

15. Tofu Soba Noodles

Tofu Soba Noodles

16. Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Nuoc Cham

Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Nuoc Cham

17. Lemon Herb Baked Tofu

Lemon Herb Baked Tofu

18. Chilli Eggplant and Tofu


19. Crispy Sriracha Honey Lime Tofu

Crispy Sriracha Honey Lime Tofu

20. Baked Buffalo Tofu Bites

Baked Buffalo Tofu Bites

21. Chinese Salt and Pepper Tofu

Chinese Salt and Pepper Tofu

22. Smashed Chickpea, Avocado and Roasted Tomato Sandwich with “Cheesy” Tofu

Smashed Chickpea, Avocado and Roasted Tomato Sandwich with Cheesy Tofu

23. Crispy Kung Pao Tofu

Crispy Kung Pao Tofu

24. Basil and Tofu Stir Fry

stir fry

25. BBQ Tofu

BBQ Tofu

26. Loaded Crispy Tofu Tacos

Loaded Crispy Tofu Tacos

27. Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Crispy Tofu

Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Crispy Tofu

28. Tofu Scramble with Spinach and Tomato

Tofu Scramble with Spinach and Tomato

29. Tofu Drunken Noodles

Tofu Drunken Noodles

30. Slow Cooker Butter Chickpeas and Tofu

Slow Cooker Butter Chickpeas

31. Crispy Peanut Tofu & Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry

Crispy Peanut Tofu & Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry

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  1. THESE ALL LOOK SO GOOD! I looooooooooooooove tofu. I will eat it plain out of the package without cooking it. I want all of these in my mouth. Thank you!

  2. So excited to try all of these! The tofu with honey sesame glaze looks awesome and reminds me of a Chinese takeout dish my sister and I love.

  3. Ohhhhh my dog … THANK YOU. I have been a tofu eater for nearly two decades, so new recipes are wonderful!!! And these are a great selection.

  4. We are still unpacking our kitchen because of moving/renovation adventures, but I am bookmarking these to make during the fall and winter- they look delicious!

  5. As I went down the list my eeps and oohs kept getting louder. Thankfully, I was the only person in the store. Thank you!

  6. These all look delicious! I’ve decided to cook more, and I’ve been looking for good vegetarian recipes, and here you just gave me a whole bunch of them! Thank you so much!

  7. OMG where has this list been all of my vegan life?! I’m definitely trying out almost all of these.

    But seriously, I’ve been a tofu fan all my life, even when I ate meat. While it is a great “meat-substitute”, I also like to think of it as its own -cough-SUPERIOR-cough- food. I am so happy to see the lemon and rosemary tofu, since I just tried some a month ago during my college orientation. Also ramen! ALSO KUN PAO TOFU I’ve been needing that for a year. Thank you and bless this post.

  9. OH MY GOD. THIS POST IS AMAZING. Thank you thank you thank you, from the bottom of my tofu-loving vegetarian heart!!

  10. I am definitely not among tofu lovers! However your dishes look so delicious that I am ready to change my mind:) I think that I will try Tofu Drunken Noodles this weekends. Thanks for sharing!

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