12 New Ways to Love Tofu
We love tofu in all the usual delicious places — in stir fries and curries, soups, and stews. But wait, there's more! Tofu is an inexpensive protein that's ultra versatile. And with these vegetarian recipes, we celebrate some of the unexpected ways to love tofu: in breakfast bowls, in stroganoff, pot pie, cheesecake, and much more. For much more, check out our collection of Tofu Recipes.
Here's a creamy meatless stroganoff for mushroom lovers with soy sauce and a cottage cheese and sour cream mixture. "This is a creamy tofu and mushroom stroganoff that our whole family likes," says Jeri Roth Lande. "It's quick to make for a weeknight dinner."
Ultimate Tofu Breakfast Burrito Bowls
"Tofu scrambles up just like eggs, and with some clever spices, even non-vegans will barely notice the difference," says isachandra. "Try setting out toppings to let family or guests assemble their own burrito bowls."
Buffalo Tofu 'Wings'
These tofu "wings" make a tasty appetizer or sandwich filling. "They won't fool anyone but they are satisfying and delicious," says LucyDelRey. "When feeding to young children, simply omit the hot sauce at the end. They make yummy 'chicken' fingers. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Serve with a vegan dressing."
Vegetarian Tofu and Nut Loaf
"This meatloaf has a lot of flavor and is very satisfying if you are craving protein," says Corinne K. "My husband and I, both vegetarians, made this for my brother, a hunter and meat-enthusiast, and he really liked it. The best thing about this meatloaf is the next day when I can have a cold meatloaf sandwich with mayonnaise."
Tofu Vegetable Pot Pie
Extra-firm tofu transforms traditional chicken pot pie into a vegetarian delight. "I will never buy a frozen pot pie again!" says Jessica. "This is great comfort food on a cold winter day."
Deviled Eggless Salad
Cottage cheese, firm tofu, and yogurt combine with mayonnaise, mustard, soy sauce, turmeric, Worcestershire sauce, and vinegar. "This is great to have on hand for sandwiches," says SPK. "Wonderful on whole wheat with lettuce or sprouts."
Vegan Tofu Tacos
Tofu and white beans are seasoned with adobo seasoning and chili powder and wrapped in chard leaves in this gluten-free, vegan taco recipe. "These tacos are a healthy vegan version of the classic Mexican taco," says Balanced Babe. "Serve with avocado on the side."
Air Fryer Tofu Milanesa
Crispy tofu with a Tex-Mex flair. "Tofu is dipped in eggs, corn flour, and spices like the Mexican Milanesa de pollo then air-fried until crisp and served with your favorite Tex-Mex fixings like pico de gallo and guacamole," says Buckwheat Queen.
Tofu Fruit Julius
Tofu provides a protein punch to this strawberry smoothie. "Silken tofu cubes blended with various fruits to create a delicious sweet summer drink," says Katheyjo. "You can add more fresh or frozen fruit, if desired."
Chocolate-Almond Tofu Pie
Tofu and melted chocolate are blended into a silky pudding and poured into a homemade pie crust made with graham crackers and almonds. "There are many variations that can be done to this versatile recipe, its limited only by your imagination," says aquariuscook. "Love this one and so will your kids!"
Vegan Lasagna I
This lasagna features layers of tofu, spinach filling, and a rich tomato sauce with garlic, onions, and basil. "The meat eaters vegetarians and vegans all liked this!" says Brookexox. "My meat eating significant other remarked he loved how it seemed much "lighter" and appreciated that it wasn't as heavy and greasy as many meat and cheese heavy lasagnas can be."
Chai Spice "Cheesecake"
Cashews, coconut milk, and silken tofu create a rich vegan take on cheesecake. "Cashews, non-dairy milk, and silken tofu are the secret ingredients in this rich, vegan cheesecake--homey spices like ginger and cinnamon add fall flavor," says isachandra.
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