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Kung Pao Tofu Stir-Fry

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Heard of Kung Pao Chicken? This is its healthier tofu cousin. We enjoyed this over brown rice."
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2 h 6 m servings 213
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Lay tofu slices on a paper towel-lined plate and cover with more paper towels. Put a heavy object on top to press out excess water, about 15 minutes; drain and discard the accumulated liquid.
  2. Mix 1/2 cup soy sauce and ginger in a large dish. Add tofu slices and let marinate, about 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Flip tofu slices and let marinate on second side, about 15 minutes more. Remove tofu from marinade and place on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until dry, flipping once halfway through, about 40 minutes. Cut into smaller pieces.
  6. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and green bell pepper; cook until onion is slightly translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add zucchini and mushrooms; cook and stir until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in baked tofu.
  7. Mix remaining 1/2 cup soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and chile sauce in a small bowl. Pour into the wok and stir until onion and tofu mixture is well-coated, about 1 minute. Garnish with roasted peanuts.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Don't use silken tofu in this recipe. It doesn't bake well.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 213 calories; 10.6 18.3 15.7 0 2184 Full nutrition

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I made this last night for dinner. As usual, I changed the ingredient list a bit to include what I had on hand. I am sure the original is just as tasty. I used sesame oil and added broccoli and ...