31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Making tofu taste good is all about how you cook it. | Choosing Chia

When it comes to plant-based protein, tofu is as versatile as they come. Made by pressing condensed soy milk curds into solid white blocks, tofu comes in varying levels of softness, making them ideal for a variety of vegan recipes.

How to Cook Tofu

All of the varieties of tofu make it a versatile food that can be used in all kinds of recipes, from bowls to barbecue and even desserts. And there are a handful of tools that can make cooking tofu that much easier. A tofu press helps to remove excess liquid from tofu so that it is extra firm, allowing it to better absorb sauces and marinades and giving it a meatier texture. You can even try making your own tofu using a tofu maker! Click here to learn more about the different kinds of tofu and their health benefits.

31 Recipes That Will Make You Fall in Love With Tofu Again

Need some ideas on how to use tofu? Let these 31 recipes inspire you to get cooking.

31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Take a bite out of these vegan tofu burritos. | Make It Dairy Free

1. Vegan Tofu Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast is served with this veggie-and-tofu-packed burrito.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Start your morning off right. | Vegan Huggs

2. Tofu and Ham Breakfast Sandwich

Smoky plant-based ham, crispy tofu patty, and dairy-free cheese sandwiched between an English muffin. Need we say more?

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Breakfast is served. | Elavegan

3. Tofu Scrambled Eggs on Toast

It’s like scrambled eggs, but made with tofu. Everything is better on toast.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Sharing is optional. | Babe Made

4. Tofu and Tempeh Breakfast Sandwich

On the hunt for a hearty and delicious breakfast recipe? Look no further.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
This vegan tofu scramble is keto-friendly. | Ruled.me

5. Vegan Cheesy Tofu Keto Scramble

Whip this keto tofu scramble up in minutes.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Whip up this creamy tofu cream cheese. | The Edgy Veg

6. Tofu Cream Cheese

Yes, you can make cheese out of tofu. Your morning bagel never tasted so good.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
This vegan tofu quiche is packed with veggies. | Chef JA Cooks

7. Vegan Tofu Quiche

You don’t need eggs to make this veggie-filled quiche.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Power through your morning with these vegan tofu-based egg bites. | The Plant Riot

8. Vegan Egg Bites

When it comes to vegan tofu-based egg bites, do serving sizes even count? (The answer is a resounding “no.”)

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Perfect for a BLT. | Veganosity

9. Smoky Maple Tofu Bacon

You can whip up a BLT sandwich with these smoky maple tofu bacon strips. Or, serve them as is beside a stack of pancakes.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Top your toast with this vegan tofu egg salad. | From My Bowl

10. Vegan Tofu Egg Salad

This vegan tofu egg salad is perfect for breakfast or brunch. Full of plant protein, you can serve this eggless salad atop toast or enjoy as is.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Serve this General Tso’s tofu with rice. | Simple Vegan Blog

11. General Tso’s Tofu

Lunch is served. Enjoy this classic Chinese-inspired dish sans meat.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Lunch is served. | The Spruce Eats

12. Crispy Fried Tofu Nuggets

Dunk these crispy fried tofu nuggets in your favorite sauce. You can also enjoy them in a wrap or atop a salad.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Serve this orange tofu with noodles or rice. | Choosing Chia

13. Orange Tofu

Appease your grumbling belly with this crispy, pan-fried tofu in a sweet and tangy Asian-style orange sauce. Serve with noodles or white rice for a tasty, filling meal.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
You’ll definitely want seconds. | Ruled.me

14. Vegan Sesame Tofu and Eggplant

This tofu recipe is bursting with flavor. The eggplant noodles are tossed in a spicy Asian-style marinade. The sesame seed-crusted tofu is pan-seared to perfection and caramelized with soy sauce. You’re definitely going to want seconds.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Try to save room for dessert. | Well Vegan

15. Coconut Crusted Tofu With Sweet Chili Sauce

Tofu tossed in flaky coconut, fried to crispy perfection, and topped with a sweet chili sauce—need we say more?

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Your dinner never tasted so good. | Simple Veganista

16. Black Pepper Tofu

Whip this vegan black pepper tofu stir-fry dish up in under 30 minutes. Just make sure you save some room for dessert.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Try this sweet and spicy baked garlic tofu. | Simple Veganista

17. Baked Garlic Tofu

For another delicious Asian-inspired recipe, try this easy baked tofu in a garlic black pepper sauce. Add in sautéed veggies like broccoli, asparagus, or bell peppers and serve over rice or sesame noodles.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Serve this baked teriyaki tofu over rice or noodles. | Connoisseurus Veg

18. Crispy Baked Teriyaki Tofu

 These crispy tofu nuggets are baked to crunchy perfection and smothered in a sticky sweet and savory teriyaki sauce. Try not to go back for seconds.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Try this flavor-packed tofu curry. | Earth of Maria

19. Vegan Tofu Curry

This simple vegan tofu curry dish is flavor-packed. Perfect for meal prepping, this dish features red chili peppers, onion, fresh ginger, carrots, tofu, and more.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Dip these baked vegan tofu nuggets in your favorite sauce. | Delish Knowledge

20. Baked Vegan Tofu Nuggets

These crispy vegan tofu nuggets were made for dipping.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Try these protein-packed tofu “beef” bowls. | Okonomi Kitchen

21. East Asian-Inspired Tofu “Beef” Bowls

These East Asian-style tofu “beef” bowls are packed with protein.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Take a bite out of this crispy vegan lemon tofu. | It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

22. Crispy Vegan Lemon Tofu

All seasoning. No meat.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Try this sticky teriyaki tofu. | Elavegan

23. Sticky Teriyaki Tofu

It’s as sweet as it is sour.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
These tofu balls are sweet and spicy. | Full of Plants

24. Tofu Balls With Sweet and Spicy Sauce

Enjoy these Asian-inspired tofu balls with rice.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Enjoy a slice of this raw peanut butter tofu pie. | To Die For Vancouver

25. No-Bake Peanut Butter Tofu Pie

No oven is needed to make this peanut butter tofu pie.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Try this dairy-free pudding. | My Darling Vegan

26. Chocolate Peanut Butter Tofu Pudding

You can whip this chocolate and peanut butter pudding up using tofu.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Try eating just one slice. | Food With Feeling

27. Vegan Tofu Key Lime Pie

This silken tofu- and avocado-based key lime pie features a graham cracker crust. Try eating just one slice.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Enjoy a slice or two of this chocolate tofu cheesecake. | Ambitious Kitchen

28. Vegan Dark Chocolate Tofu Cheesecake

This creamy vegan dark chocolate tofu cheesecake features a sweet and salty peanut butter pretzel crust.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Try this strawberry silken tofu pudding. | Morning, Delicious

29. Strawberry Silken Tofu Pudding

You don’t need any dairy to whip up this strawberry silken tofu pudding.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
This tofu chocolate mousse is as decadent as it is delicious. | As Easy As Apple Pie

30. Silken Tofu Chocolate Mousse

Whip up this decadent and velvety smooth silk tofu chocolate mousse.

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31 Recipes to Cook on National Tofu Day
Enjoy a slice of this vegan chocolate tofu pie. | Minimalist Baker

31. Vegan Chocolate Silk Pie

Sharing is optional.

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