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27 Flavor-Packed Vegan Tofu Recipes for a Healthier Lifestyle

Tofu is a versatile ingredient that shines in vegan cuisine. Our collection of 27 vegan tofu recipes includes quick stir-fries and hearty baked dishes, making plant-based eating easy and delicious. Perfect for both beginners and seasoned cooks, these recipes are designed to be flavorful and satisfying.

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Tofu Stir Fry

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This Tofu Stir Fry with broccoli comes together in just 30 minutes and is perfect for those days when you feel too busy to cook something complicated. This recipe is naturally vegan, gluten-free and packed with protein and veggies for a healthy simple dinner you’ll love!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Serves: 4

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Baked Tofu with Spicy Peanut Sauce

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This Baked Tofu with Spicy Peanut Sauce can easily be made in 30 minutes and only requires 9 simple ingredients! Crispy baked tofu paired with a delicious sriracha peanut sauce makes this oil-free, gluten-free, & vegan stir fry the BEST weeknight dinner.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Serves: 3

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Vegan Almond Sesame Tofu

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The Vegan Almond Sesame Tofu is a quick and easy recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to make. It is packed with flavor and high in protein, making it a great option for a plant-based dinner.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Serves: 3

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Broccoli Tofu Stir Fry

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This vegan broccoli tofu stir fry recipe uses just one pan. Flavorful takeout style recipe made with homemade stir fry sauce, green onions, and fresh garlic and ginger. 

  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Serves: 4

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Tofu Marsala

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This vegan tofu Marsala offers a delightful, chicken-free twist on the traditional Italian-American dish. Featuring a rich, creamy mushroom and Marsala wine sauce paired with crispy, golden-brown tofu cutlets, this recipe is an essential vegan dinner. It’s ideal when served over pasta or mashed potatoes.

  • Total: 1 hr
  • Serves: 4

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BBQ Tofu

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Eating vegetarian and vegan doesn’t mean missing out on a tasty BBQ dish! This BBQ tofu is easy to prepare and incredibly delicious. By marinating the tofu, we ensure maximum flavor and texture.

  • Total: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Serves: 2

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Easy Shredded Tofu

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This crispy shredded tofu recipe is both simple to prepare and versatile enough to complement a variety of vegan dishes! With only nine ingredients and the option to either pan-fry or bake, this recipe ensures a healthy, protein-rich addition to your vegan meals.

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Serves: 4

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Honey Garlic Tofu

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This delectable Honey Garlic Tofu is an incredibly easy and flavorful vegan dish. Pair it with rice and your favorite vegetables for a fantastic and satisfying meal.

  • Total: 30 mins
  • Serves: 4

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Easy Vegan Tofu Parm

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All you need are 10 ingredients and about half an hour to whip up this easy vegan tofu parm! It’s incredibly delicious and perfect to pair with pasta, veggies, or use in a sandwich.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Servings: 5 tofu cutlets

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Crispy Asian-Glazed Tofu

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Crispy Asian-Glazed Tofu, made with just 5 ingredients, offers restaurant-quality flavor in just 15 minutes. Quick, easy, and incredibly versatile, this vegan tofu recipe is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Servings: 3

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Vegan Sweet and Sour Tofu

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This vegan sweet and sour tofu (or tempeh) recipe brings back memories of the sweet and sour pork I enjoyed at Chinese restaurants growing up. This version, however, is cruelty-free and made with simple ingredients!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Servings: 3

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Easy Vegan Tofu Scramble

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This easy vegan tofu scramble recipe can be prepared in just minutes with a few simple ingredients, perfect for when the craving hits. I love serving it over buttered toast, but it also makes a great filling for breakfast tacos or a delicious side to a short stack of waffles.

  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Servings: 4

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Vegan Tofu Taco Meat

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This vegan tofu taco meat recipe features perfectly seasoned, crumbled, and chewy tofu with beans. It’s ideal for Taco Tuesday and for those new to cooking with tofu. This affordable and quick vegan recipe takes just 30 minutes to prepare, making it perfect for college students or a quick weeknight meal.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Servings: 6

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Marinated Tofu

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Say goodbye to bland and boring tofu! This Marinated Tofu recipe effortlessly transforms a simple block of tofu into a delicious, flavorful protein. It’s perfect for frying, baking, or air frying!

  • Prep: 1 hr 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Servings: 4

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Vegan Sweet and Spicy BBQ Tofu

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Vegan Sweet and Spicy BBQ Tofu is a mouthwatering dish ideal for summer cookouts. The tofu is dry-rubbed and baked to achieve a crispy texture, then coated in a homemade sweet and spicy BBQ sauce.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Servings: 6 skewers

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Baked Tofu

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This 30-Minute Baked Tofu recipe is my go-to method for preparing tofu! It’s incredibly easy, highly customizable with your favorite seasonings, and delightfully crispy and delicious.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Servings: 4

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Vegan Tofu Pad Thai

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This Vegan Tofu Pad Thai is both mouthwatering and straightforward, offering a taste that rivals take-out. Crafted with pantry essentials, this authentic dish comes together in less than 30 minutes!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Servings: 4

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Easy BBQ Tofu Sandwich

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In this flavorful vegan BBQ tofu sandwich, tofu is marinated in barbecue sauce, then pan-fried and paired with creamy tahini coleslaw.

  • PREP: 15 mins
  • COOK: 10 mins
  • MARINATING: 30 mins
  • SERVINGS: 2

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Baked Lemon Pepper Tofu

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This crispy baked lemon pepper tofu is an easy vegan dinner that’s bound to be a hit with the whole family! With its naturally gluten-free ingredients, it delivers the ideal blend of sweetness, tanginess, and spice. Pair it with steamed vegetables and rice for a delightful meal.

  • PREP: 15 mins
  • COOK: 30 mins
  • SERVINGS: 4

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Vegan Kung Pao Tofu

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In this Kung Pao Tofu, crispy tofu is tossed with peanuts, vegetables, chiles, and a spicy, savory sauce for a vegan twist on the classic takeout dish.

  • PREP: 10 mins
  • COOK: 30 mins
  • SERVINGS: 4

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Crispy Orange Tofu

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This Crispy Orange Tofu, drenched in a sweet and tangy citrus sauce, makes for a cozy meal that’s better than takeout! Plus, it’s vegan and gluten-free.

  • PREP: 10 mins
  • COOK: 30 mins
  • SERVINGS: 4

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Vegan Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups

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These Vegan Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups feature tender zucchini noodles filled with creamy tofu ricotta and topped with tangy marinara sauce. They make for a hearty main dish or side!

  • PREP: 45 mins
  • COOK: 30 mins
  • SERVINGS: 6 – 8

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Vegan Buffalo Tofu Wings

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Vegan buffalo tofu wings make the perfect appetizer, game day snack, or comfort food. These wings are coated in a crunchy panko bread crumb mixture, tossed in a hot and spicy buffalo sauce, and baked to crispy perfection.

  • PREP: 10 mins
  • COOK: 45 mins
  • SERVINGS: 18 wings

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Vegan Tofu Parmesan (Parmigiana)

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This Breaded Tofu Parmesan is pan-fried until crispy, then baked with a generous layer of marinara and vegan mozzarella until bubbly. Get ready to dig in! Vegan, with a gluten-free option available.

  • PREP: 20 mins
  • COOK: 30 mins
  • SERVINGS: 4

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Grilled Tofu

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Grilled tofu is a quick and easy protein-packed recipe that you can prepare in just 10 minutes on a grill pan or grill, seasoning it with your favorite sauces and condiments. With its smoky, slightly charred exterior and tender interior, grilled tofu is a versatile, healthy, and nutritious alternative to traditional grilled meats.

  • PREP: 4 mins
  • COOK: 6 mins
  • SERVINGS: 4

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Tofu Cream Cheese

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This tofu cream cheese is a thick, creamy, smooth, and nut-free recipe made with just five simple ingredients. It’s perfect as a starter, dip, or sandwich spread, making it ideal for a quick breakfast or a packed lunch. Best of all, you can flavor it with your favorite veggies, spices, or herbs!

  • PREP: 5 mins
  • SERVINGS: 8

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Tofu Curry

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This tofu curry is a simple, wholesome, and delicious dish that’s family-friendly, nutritious, and satisfying; everyone at the table will be asking for seconds. It features protein-packed tofu bites combined with a creamy, rich, aromatic sauce and your vegetable of choice—ours is cauliflower.

  • PREP: 10 mins
  • COOK: 25 mins
  • SERVINGS: 4

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I’m Jennifer Schlette, a Registered Dietitian and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I love cooking, reading, and my kids! Here you’ll find the healthiest recipes & substitutions for your cooking. Enjoy, and be well, friends!

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