15 Delicious Ways to Eat Tofu All Day Long

updated Nov 15, 2023
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Tofu is such an easy way to get healthy protein into your diet, but its versatility also means that you can eat it at any time of day. Try it in place of eggs in a breakfast scramble, crisp it up for lunch or a snack, and turn it into a hearty soup or even a vegan pot pie for dinner — the sky’s the limit when it comes to tofu!

Tofu Recipes

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Crispy Tofu
Learn how to flavor and pan-fry tofu for the crispiest, most crave-worthy tofu without deep-frying.
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Baked Tofu for Salads, Sandwiches & Snacks

Baked tofu is magical. When hot from the oven, it’s crispy on the outside and creamy in the middle. You can also tossed it into a stir-fry or just eat it as a snack with whatever dipping sauce happens to be handy.

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Mapo Tofu
Cubes of tofu are braised in an almost too-hot-to-handle sauce flavored with fermented black beans and chili paste, and dotted with pieces of crispy beef or pork.
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Spicy Seared Tofu & Broccoli
In this recipe, crisp tofu and charred broccoli are tossed in a sauce made with harissa and raw ginger, and served with a bowl of seasoned Greek yogurt for dipping. 
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How to Grill Tofu
Step-by-step guide to grilling tofu and serving it with a herby vinaigrette.
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Smoky Tofu, Zucchini, and Zesty Ranch Club Sandwiches
Smoky tofu gets grilled until charred and crispy, then layered onto toasted wheat bread, stacked with fresh lettuce and tomatoes, and finished with a zesty ranch dressing.
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Gingery Tofu Slow Cooker Soup
The fragrance of this warm gingery soup perfumes the kitchen, rejuvenating you after a long day.
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Za’atar Tofu Naan Wraps Recipe
These vegan sandwiches are packed with za'atar-seasoned tofu, creamy hummus, and plenty of veggies.
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Air Fryer Tofu Nuggets with Smoky Broccoli Recipe
This easy family dinner is the ultimate choice for Meatless Monday. Serve the nuggets with ketchup for the kids and sweet chili sauce for the adults.
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Air Fryer Tofu
Air fryer tofu has those amazing crisp edges that make fried tofu so delicious, but there’s no actual frying with this method.
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Spicy Sweet Pomegranate Tofu
Tofu is typically deep-fried for dishes like this one, but panfrying is a healthier way to inject richness and character.
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Silken Tofu with Pine Nuts and Pickled Chiles
Silken tofu is so named because it is passed through silk and is the most delicate of all the tofus both in flavor and texture.
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Crispy Tofu Bowl with Caramelized Fall Veggies
In this hearty vegetarian grain bowl, crispy caramelized butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, and protein-packed tofu are tossed in a savory-sweet glaze and piled onto warm brown rice.
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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Mapo Tofu
Typically made with ground pork, this plant-based version swaps in shiitake mushrooms for a lighter dinner option with just as much umami flavor.
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BBQ Tofu Salad with Grilled Vegetables
Crispy grilled tofu and veggies are tossed in a smoky BBQ dressing for a crunchy summer salad everyone will love.
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Bánh Mì with Lemongrass Tofu

These sandwiches are crisp, salty, tangy, and sweet; the perfect marriage of French and Vietnamese influences.

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Fried Rice with Thai Basil and Tofu

This homemade fried rice — with its peppery, soft, and delicate flavors — is a little light and fresh; it’s an all-around winner at our house.

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Weeknight General Tso's Tofu

This dish comes together in the same amount of time it takes to steam rice, and the tofu gets browned and crispy without all the fuss of deep-frying.

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Shiitake Mushroom & Tofu Potstickers

This particular combination of rich shiitake mushrooms, chewy baked tofu, and silky cabbage is like an old and very dear friend, one that I never tire of seeing.

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Black Pepper Tofu

You will definitely surprise yourself with this one. It is an extremely delicious dish that’s quick and straightforward to make, but looks as if it’s been prepared at a top Chinese restaurant. It is fiery, both from the chiles and the black pepper.

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Ma Lan Tou (Chrysanthemum and Tofu Salad)

Not to be confused with the Sichuanese dish ma po tofu, ma lan tou is a refreshing and easy-to-compose cold salad that is frequently served as part of a selection of small plates at the start of a Shanghainese feast.

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How To Stir-Fry Tofu

Give tofu some time by itself in a hot wok, and you’ll get golden edges and bouncy texture that will surprise you with its ability to make you swoon.

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Sesame Soba Noodle Bowl with Crispy Tofu
A recipe for warm soba noodles topped with crispy pan-fried tofu and vegetables.
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Tofu Tikka Masala
This vegetarian tofu tikka masala has a luxe, creamy tomato sauce and is reminiscent of something from your favorite takeout joint, but better.
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Sheet Pan BBQ Tofu
Sheet pan BBQ tofu cooks up with crispy, jagged edges, and a crunchy coating with bold, smoky flavors, before it's tossed with a sticky blanket of sauce.
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BBQ Tofu Salad Bowls
On the nights I'm craving salad for dinner but also want a meal that's warm & comforting, these BBQ tofu & roasted vegetable bowls hit the spot.
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Easy Garlic & Herb Marinade for Tofu, Chicken, or Pork
With just the right balance of tart lemon and pungent garlic, this is a bold-flavored marinade for tofu, chicken, or pork.
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Tofu and Broccoli Salad with Peanut Butter Dressing

If you’re a lover of a good peanut butter dressing draped over a bowl of broccoli slaw and crispy baked tofu, then this salad is for you.

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How To Scramble Tofu

Scrambled tofu has a similar texture to scrambled eggs, is just as versatile, and is infinitely customizable.

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Vegan Stir-Fried Garlic Tofu and Eggplant

Eggplant is stir-fried with lots of garlic and coated with a glossy, savory sauce that I can spoon over a big bowl of steamed rice.

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Tofu-Miso Stew
It tastes and feels like a chicken pot pie, but instead it's a pile of veggies doused in a rich miso gravy.
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Better-than-Chipotle Tofu Sofritas
Here's how to make an even better version of this vegetarian takeout favorite at home.
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Falafel-Spiced Tofu with Whipped Tahini
Tofu is tossed in a homemade falafel seasoning, baked until crispy, then served atop a spicy whipped tahini.
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Tofu Teriyaki with Broccoli and Sweet Potato
This sheet pan tofu teriyaki with broccoli and sweet potatoes is like your favorite stir-fry reimagined.
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Sesame Ginger Tofu Poke Bowl
This vegan twist on a poke bowl features cubes of marinated tofu and a colorful array of toppings.
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