18 tasty tofu recipes

Scramble it, noodle it, nibble crispy nuggets of it! Tofu is delicious, trust. Plus it's so versatile, easy and a lean, meat-less protein, why wouldn't you eat it more?

18 tasty tofu recipes

Photo: Erik Putz

Crispy Tofu Nuggets

Your kids like chicken nuggets, right? Try serving them crispy breaded tofu nuggets with a fun sauce to dip. Get the recipe: Crispy Tofu Nuggets

plate of breaded tofu croutons with dipPhoto: Erik Putz

Miso couscous tofu bowl

During the dog days of summer, when it’s too hot to move, let alone turn on the oven, these genius recipes will save supper. Get the recipe: Miso couscous tofu bowl

Plate with greens, grains, tofu, sliced avocado and carrots in a dressingPhoto: Sian Richards


Sesame Tofu Cakes

These tofu cakes sure are impressive. They’re packed with flavour and are a fun project to work on with your little sous chef. Get the recipe: Sesame Tofu Cakes

plate of little round tofu cakes with parsleyPhoto: Craig Boyko

Miso-Maple Tofu Kebabs

Tofu is a flavour sponge and a texture chameleon. In this recipe, meaty, extra-firm tofu is skewered and brushed with a sticky, sweet-savoury glaze. We can almost hear your kids licking their fingers—can you? Get the recipe: Miso-Maple Tofu Kebabs

kebabs with grilled tofu and veggiesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Crispy salt and pepper tofu cubes

This is your weeknight dinner game changer. No prep required, these can go in a stir fry, on a salad or as the protein in a grain bowl. Get the recipes: Crispy salt and pepper tofu cubes

bowl of crispy tofu cubesPhoto: Erik Putz


Vegan Tofu Scramble

Give eggs a break and try tofu scramble. Mild, golden turmeric makes tofu a convincing scrambled egg stand-in. Get the recipe: Vegan Tofu Scramble

18 tasty tofu recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Sheet Pan Sesame Tofu and Veggies

Dinner done all in one fell swoop? That’s the beauty of a sheet pan meal. The tofu and veggies get nice and toasty in a savoury glaze. Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Sesame Tofu and Veggies

Plate with roasted tofu with glaze and roasted veggies with ricePhoto: Erik Putz

Tofu Noodle Stir-Fry

Crispy tofu cubes are hard to resist—and so is saving money on takeout. This one comes together in under 30 min. Take that, delivery. Get the recipe: Tofu Noodle Stir-Fry

bowl of tofu stir-fry


Mocha Chocolate Mousse with Tofu

Tofu in dessert? Yes, friend. Soft or silken tofu creates a dreamy mousse when whirled up with melted chocolate and vanilla extract. Get the recipe: Mocha Chocolate Mousse with Tofu

bowl of chocolate mousse with raspberriesPhoto: Erik Putz

Curry and Peanut Noodles with Tofu

This creamy, slurp-able sauce only has four ingredients, tofu cooks up quick and the veg—a bag of kale slaw—requires zero prep. That equals dinner in 20 minutes, friends. Get the recipe: Curry and Peanut Noodles with Tofu

child eating bowl of noodlesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Baked Tofu Banh-Mi Wrap

These crispy breaded tofu strips are the best. To prevent kids from stealing too many off the baking sheet, put them to work: There’s carrots to grate, cilantro to tear and sauce to whisk. Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Baked Tofu Banh-Mi Wrap

plate with banh-mi wrapsPhoto: Sian Richards


Vegetarian Taco Salad

Have you ever used silken tofu to make a sauce? Here it’s whirled into a creamy ranch-style dressing (with the help of buttermilk and mayo, so it’s definitely not vegan) and drizzled over a homemade taco bowl stuffed with lettuce, beans and loads of veggies. Get the recipe: Vegetarian Taco Salad

tortilla bowl filled with lettuce, tomatoes, beans and cheesePhoto: Roberto Caruso

Tofu and Black Bean Burger

These patties are tender and super tasty. Top yours the way you like—we’ll have ours with cucumber slices, cilantro and creamy avocado. Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Tofu and Black Bean Burger

veggie burger topped with cucumber and avocadoPhoto: Erik Putz

Thai Tofu-Quinoa Bowl

This filling dish packs a whopping 19 grams of protein per serving thanks to this vegetarian triple-threat: quinoa, tofu and edamame. Get the recipe: Thai Tofu-Quinoa Bowl

bowl of tofu quinoa stir-fryPhoto: Erik Putz


Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce

This peanutty noodle dish hides a mess of veggies. Tip: This recipe works just as well when you swap the peanut butter for soy nut, almond or sesame seed butter. Get the recipe: Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce

plate with noodles and tofuPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Vegetarian Pho

Pho (pronounced ‘fuh’) is a choose-your-own-adventure kind of soup—kids can grab handfulls of whatever add-ins they like. Smoked tofu would add incredible kick here. Get the recipe: Vegetarian Pho

bowl of pho with chopsticksPhoto: Andrew Grinton

Fried Tofu ”Croutons”

Quick tip: A light dusting of cornstarch is just the thing to get tofu nice and crisp. These little morsels add texture not only to salads, but to soup and noodle bowls, too. Or you could serve them like nuggets with a side of your kid’s favourite dipping sauce. Get the recipe: Fried Tofu “Croutons”

18 tasty tofu recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyea


Japanese Tofu Curry

Japanese curry is different from other curries because it starts with a flour-butter paste, so the end result is creamier and thicker. It’s also a touch sweeter, which makes this dish very kid-friendly. Duh. Get the recipe from Chatelaine: Japanese Tofu Curry

pan of tofu curryPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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This article was originally published on Mar 22, 2020

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