5 Incredible Tofu Recipes to Make and Try

Whether you’re looking to try something new or you’re a vegetarian looking for inspiration, give one of these incredible tofu recipes a try.

Tofu Recipes

Going meat free can be great for your health.

It can be hard to find tofu recipes which are easy to make and delicious. Tofu can often be difficult to prepare, and lots of people can be apprehensive about trying it.

Tofu is actually a great alternative to meat. Whether you’re a vegetarian or not, it’s a great addition to your meal. Going meat free, whether all the time or on occasion, can be great for your health.

So, if you’re looking for new tofu recipes as someone who eats it regularly or you’ve never had it before and want to give it a go, give one of these a try.

Sichuan-Style Tofu with Mushrooms

Sichuan Tofu Recipes

This tangy dish is full of flavour and textures. With a recipe for both the sauce and the tofu dish itself, it’s easy to customise.

If you think tofu can sometimes be bland or flavourless, then this is one you’ll want to try. Rich and packed with fragrant tastes, you’ll want to give this a try.

Check out this delicious recipe here.

Tandoori Tofu

Tandoori Tofu Recipes

If you’re looking for tofu recipes which can really go further in taking the place of meat, then this is the one for you. The tofu pieces in this recipe are cooked like steaks, so you can really get your teeth into them.

The blend of spices in this recipe adds plenty of flavours. It’s easy to cook on the grill so it could be perfect for an outdoor barbeque.

So, give this quick and simple recipe a go here.

Saag Tofu

Saag Aloo Tofu Recipes

If you can’t eat cheese or you’re looking for an alternative to paneer, then give this recipe a try. Chewy and salty, tofu can almost perfectly replicate the flavour of paneer.

With a blend of spices and ingredients to imitate the flavour of traditional paneer dishes, then this tofu alternative could be a great idea if you can’t eat unpasteurized foods.

As it has less dairy than the traditional version, this recipe is a great idea if you’re looking for tofu recipes to be healthier.

Try this diet friendly delight here.

Vegetarian Butter Tofu

Butter Tofu Recipes

Butter chicken is such a decadent and tasty dish that nobody should be missing out on. So if you’re a vegetarian, you deserve to experience this dish as well.

If you’re looking for tofu recipes which are rich and comforting, then this is one to go for. With a traditional butter chicken sauce recipe, it’s as close as you can get to the original.

This one’s also a great recipe to try if you’re after a slightly healthier alternative to a takeaway.

So, try this take away substitute here.

Southwest Tofu Scramble

Scrambled Tofu Recipes

It can be hard to be vegan at breakfast.

For a breakfast that will fill you up and leave you satisfied, this scramble is the one to go for. Taken from Minimalist Baker, it’s the perfect morning pick me up.


For the scramble:

  • 8 ounces extra firm tofu
  • Olive oil
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 red pepper, sliced
  • 2 cups kale, chopped

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric (optional)

To serve:

  • Salsa
  • Fresh coriander
  • Hot Sauce
  • Breakfast potatoes, toast, and/or fruit


  1. Pat tofu dry and roll in a clean, towel with something heavy on top for 15 minutes.
  2. Prepare the sauce by adding dry spices to a small bowl and adding enough water to make a pourable sauce. Set aside.
  3. Prep veggies and warm a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1-2 Tbsp olive oil and the onion and red pepper. Season with salt and pepper and stir. Cook until softened.
  4. Add kale, season and then cover to steam for 2 minutes.
  5. Unwrap the tofu and then use a fork to crumble into bite-sized pieces.
  6. Add tofu. Sauté for 2 minutes, then add sauce. Cook for another 5-7 minutes until tofu is slightly browned.
  7. Serve and enjoy.

So, if you don’t eat meat or you’re just looking to add something new to your diet, then give one of these tofu recipes a try. Even if you’re a beginner cook, these should all be easy to follow.

Tofu is a great dish but it can be a little scary for those new to cooking. Take a risk the next time you’re in the kitchen and get experimenting with one of these dishes. They’re sure to impress and leave you feeling great.

Aimee is an International Politics graduate and a foodie who loves being daring and trying new things. Passionate about reading and writing with aspirations to be a novelist, she keeps herself inspired by the saying: “I am, therefore I write.”

Images courtesy of Veg Nerds and Sunrise Soya Foods.

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