19 of The Best Tofu Recipes Everyone Will Love

Look, we’re not trying to convince you to go vegetarian here. (And let it be known that we love a big juicy hamburger as much as the next guy.) But we are saying that tofu should have a regular place in your dinner rotation. Here, 19 of the best tofu recipes that will definitely not have you missing the meat. 

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1. Crispy Tofu Bites

Always crispy, never fried.

2. Vietnamese Spring Rolls With Crispy Tofu

These lightened-up spring rolls won’t weigh you down.

3. Spicy Sofritas Veggie Bowls

Move over, Chipotle.

4. Crispy Brussels Sprouts And Tofu With Honey-sesame Glaze

Everyone's new favorite vegetable pairs perfectly with tofu.

5. Veggie Banh Mi Bowls With Crispy Tofu

The classic Vietnamese bánh mì sammie (you know, roast pork, spicy mayo and pickled veggies) is hard to beat. But this vegetarian version rivals the best sandwiches around.

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6. Vegan Keto Coconut Curry

Bursting with traditional flavors of scallion, coconut milk and cilantro, the dish is laden with healthy vegetables and tender hunks of tofu. 

7. Cold Sesame Cucumber Noodles

These cold sesame cucumber noodles are hearty enough for lunch or dinner. We recommend making extra tangy dressing. 

8. Grilled Tofu Tacos With Gochujang Glaze

Crispy tofu tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce and loaded into tacos with refreshing pickles carrots, cucumbers, scallions and sesame seeds.

9. Shiitake Miso Soup With Silken Tofu

This miso soup comes together in about 20 minutes and is perfect to make for a crowd. 

10. Grilled Pineapple Tofu Skewers With Spicy Mango Bbq Sauce

Brush the pineapple tofu skewers with the spicy mango BBQ sauce to really pack on the heat. The sauce adds the ideal flavor to balance out the sweetness. 

11. Spicy Korean Ramen Recipe With Tofu And Vegetables

This bowl will warm you right up with noodles, veggies and tofu all coming together in a warm, spicy broth.  

12. Thai Mango Cabbage Wraps With Crispy Tofu And Peanut Sauce

Think of it like Asian-style taco. These babies are colorful, filling and full of Thai flavors. Not to mention the mango and peanut flavors make for a great combo. 

13. Magic Garlicky Tofu

A tofu stir-fry tossed with in a garlic black pepper sauce. We guarantee there will be no leftovers.

14. Vegetarian Cobb Salad With Grilled Tofu & Coconut Bacon

The ultimate, protein packed salad loaded with marinated tofu, coconut bacon (!), avocados, tomatoes, romaine, hard boiled eggs, cheese crumbles, and a creamy mustard vinaigrette.

15. Rainbow Spicy Tofu Sushi Burritos

Paired with a load of vegetables, chewy sushi rice and crisp sheets of nori—consider these a sushi lovers dream.

16. Spicy Tofu Wontons Recipe

Vegetarian doesn’t mean missing on wontons ever again. The filling is made with a simple mix of firm tofu crumbles, seasoned with salt, ginger, white pepper, and green onions. 

17. Buffalo Tofu Wings With Creamy Ranch Dip

Definitely less messy than the real thing (but just as spicy).

18. Teriyaki Tofu-tempeh Casserole

Did we mention its full of broccoli, carrots and snow peas and tossed in a delicious teriyaki sauce?

19. Crispy Peanut Tofu And Cauliflower Rice Stir-fry

Crispy baked tofu + tangy peanut sauce = dinner win.

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From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.