Our Top Tofu Recipes
Whether you're cooking for vegetarians or whipping up a meat-free weeknight dinner, these tofu recipes are sure to please.
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Use crunchy cubes of tofu instead of meat to build your next taco. Pile it into whole-wheat tortillas alongside Greek yogurt sauce and crunchy, tangy slaw for a healthy meal that's not short on flavor.
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Tofu Lettuce Wraps
Ree says these wraps are "surprisingly scrumptious." She sautés her tofu until golden brown, then adds color and spice with corn, chili powder and green onion.
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Tex-Mex Tofu and Quinoa Bowl
With fresh veggies and a honey-hot sauce topping, this simple dish is big on flavor.
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Sesame Tofu Salad
Brighten up your lunch with Ree's colorful salad. She marinates her tofu in a soy-ginger dressing, then tosses it with mandarin oranges, grape tomatoes, red onion and mixed greens.
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Tofu Parmesan Subs
Crispy tofu is topped with a tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese for a vegetarian version of the Italian classic — no chicken needed.
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Spicy Tofu and Vegetable Lo Mein
Fresh ginger adds great flavor — and as a bonus it contains gingerol, a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.
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Vegan Tofu and Spinach Scramble
This low-calorie breakfast scramble is high in fiber and protein. The lemon juice adds a little brightness. Serve with whole-wheat toast to round out the meal.
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15-Minute Tofu and Vegetable Stir-Fry
Tofu sometimes gets a reputation for being bland, but that's not the case in this quick stir-fry. We toss meaty baked tofu in a spicy Asian marinade with tons of bold flavor. Packaged stir-fry mix and pre-sliced shiitake mushrooms can easily be found in the produce section of most grocery stores, and make it possible for this healthy meal to come together in 15 minutes or less.
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Crispy Tofu and Delicata Squash Sheet Pan Dinner
Sweet and spicy squash, crispy-coated tofu and sesame-scented spinach are quick and easy to make in this Japanese-inspired sheet pan meal.
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Southern Fried Tofu with Sweet Potatoes
Tofu gets the deep-fried treatment in this feel-good recipe. Don’t forget the sweet-and-spicy ketchup for serving!
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This lighter version of guacamole is extra-creamy because of the addition of protein-dense silken tofu. Not only does it make a super-smooth puree, it reduces the fat and calories in the overall recipe.
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Kids Can Make: Baked Tofu Tenders
These tofu tenders are crisp on the outside and creamy inside. Serve with a quick sweet and spicy sauce or with your favorite condiment. For both little and big kids: Let them help measure and bread the tofu (use separate hands for the wet and dry ingredients when breading, so little fingers don't get breaded themselves).
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Barbecue tofu that even the meat lovers will enjoy is perfect for your next cookout.
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Grilled Shiitake and Tofu Banh Mi
A banh mi, the popular Vietnamese hero sandwich, with its tangy cucumber salad and spicy mayonnaise, is generally piled high with meat or fish. We've subbed in meaty shiitakes and tofu, slathered with a hoisin marinade, to make our banh-meatless. Pressing the liquid out of the tofu firms it up and keeps it from sticking to the grill.
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Vegan Pumpkin Pie
We use a few vegan-friendly stand-ins for this can't-believe-it's-vegan pie. Unrefined coconut oil provides a flaky, buttery texture for the crust, and silken tofu lends creaminess to the filling.
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Grilled Tofu and Chicken Pad Thai
No need to order out when you can make your own delicious pad Thai at home using pantry staples like peanut butter.
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Carrot-Ginger Soup with Tofu
Those aren't croutons on top of this creamy spiced-carrot soup — they're bits of curry-flavored, crispy fried tofu.
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Bean and Tofu Burritos
Looking for a healthy lunch? Full of beans, tofu and rice, these vegetarian burritos will keep you satisfied all afternoon.
Get the Recipe: Bean and Tofu Burritos
This spicy, aromatic Sichuan dish is recognizable from the citrus aroma of Sichuan peppercorns and the spicy fermented flavor of hot bean sauce. According to legend, Mapo Tofu (Pock-Marked Grandma's Tofu) was named after an old Chinese woman who served the dish to her restaurant guests. She became known for it and people began referring to the dish as the pock-marked woman's tofu.
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Fried Tofu Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
Marinate your tofu pieces in buttermilk for 10 minutes before covering them in flour and frying to give them a melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Get the Recipe: Fried Tofu Salad with Buttermilk Dressing