Vegan Udon Noodles Soup with Tofu and Vegetables


This is a savory vegan soup with udon noodles, tofu and delicious Asian vegetables like bok choy and shiitake mushrooms.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
4 servings


  • ½ (16 ounce) package tofu

  • 6 ounces fresh udon noodles

  • 1 tablespoon oil, or as needed

  • 1 serrano pepper, minced, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 32 ounces vegetable broth

  • 3 carrots, chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped green onions

  • ½ cup chopped bok choy

  • 5 ounces shiitake mushrooms, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce


  1. Wrap tofu in paper towels and place heavy books on top for 30 minutes to dry out tofu.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  3. Chop pressed tofu into 1-inch cubes and place on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Turn tofu and bake an additional 10 minutes until crispy.

  5. While tofu bakes, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook udon in boiling water according to package directions, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender yet firm to the bite, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain.

  6. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook serrano pepper and ginger until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add vegetable broth, carrots, green onions, bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, sesame oil, soy sauce, and baked tofu. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cooked udon noodles and simmer 5 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

271 Calories
9g Fat
38g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 271
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 817mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 256mg 20%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 325mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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