Tofu Recipes

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You certainly don’t have to be a vegetarian to fall in love with these Tofu Recipes. Tofu is a naturally budget-friendly and versatile source of protein that can be combined with numerous flavors. Today we’re sharing 15 delicious, easy, and budget friendly tofu recipes that we’re sure will be loved by vegetarians and carnivores alike!

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Honey Sriracha Tofu

Honey Sriracha Tofu

Close up of honey sriracha tofu in the skillet
This easy and delicious Honey Sriracha Tofu recipe is sweet, spicy, and sticky! Perfect for salads, bowl meals, noodles, wraps, and more.
4.79 from 46 votes
$2.64 recipe / $0.66 serving Get the Recipe

Pan-fried, crispy, Honey Sriracha Tofu is seriously addicting and SO good! It’s made with extra firm Tofu and a sweet and spicy sriracha glaze. The only hard part is trying not to eat the entire batch all by yourself!

Peanut Tofu

Peanut Tofu

Overhead view of a skillet full of peanut tofu with limes and cilantro.
A spicy peanut sauce drenches pan-fried tofu and stir fry vegetables in these simple and delicious peanut tofu bowls.
4.97 from 26 votes
$6.74 recipe / $1.69 serving Get the Recipe

This Peanut Tofu stir-fry might just be your new favorite recipe! It’s made with pan-fried tofu, a colorful mix of vegetables and a delicious peanut sauce!

Vegetable TOfu Scramble

Vegetable Tofu Scramble

Salsa being spooned onto a bowl of Vegetable Tofu Scramble
This super vegetable packed tofu scramble is an easy, freezer-friendly, fiber and protein packed meal that is perfect for meal prep!
5 from 9 votes
$5.65 recipe / $1.41 serving Get the Recipe

Enjoy this simple Vegetable Tofu Scramble for breakfast, lunch or dinner! It’s super flavorful, filling, and has an incredibly simple ingredient list!

Pan Fried Sesame Tofu With Broccoli

Pan Fried Sesame Tofu with Broccoli

This Pan Fried Sesame Tofu is seriously crispy and drenched in a tangy sesame sauce. Broccoli florets and cooked rice make it a meal.
4.72 from 163 votes
$5.52 recipe / $1.84 serving Get the Recipe

This Pan Fried Sesame Tofu with Broccoli is just as good as deep-fried. They’re pan fried until crispy then drenched in a yummy sesame sauce! So goo!

Soy Marinated Tofu Bowls With SPicy Peanut Sauce

Soy Marinated Tofu Bowls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

These vegan Soy Marinated Tofu Bowls are full of rich flavors and plenty of texture to keep your taste buds happy and your belly full. BudgetBytes.com
These vegan Soy Marinated Tofu Bowls are full of rich flavors and plenty of texture to keep your taste buds happy and your belly full. 
4.89 from 45 votes
$7.26 recipe / $1.82 serving Get the Recipe

This Soy Marinated Tofu Bowl with Spicy Peanut Sauce is the perfect lunch or dinner recipe to keep your belly full. Its made with a super delicious sauce and it’s perfect for meal prep!

BBQ TOfu Sliders

BBQ Tofu Sliders

BBQ Tofu Sliders are an easy and inexpensive alternative to pulled meat sandwiches. With a simple and uncomplicated ingredient list, this is a tofu dish anyone can master! Budgetbytes.com
BBQ Tofu Sliders are an easy and inexpensive alternative to pulled meat sandwiches. With a simple and uncomplicated ingredient list, this is a tofu dish anyone can master!
4.80 from 50 votes
$4.33 recipe / $1.44 serving Get the Recipe

Who says you can’t enjoy great vegetarian BBQ food? These BBQ Tofu Sliders are inexpensive, easy to make and seriously finger-licking good!

Southwest Tofu Scramble

Southwest Tofu Scramble

Overhead view of tofu scramble in a skillet with a spatula.
This southwest tofu scramble is a super fast and filling meal that easy to customize and can be served several different ways.
5 from 7 votes
$3.61 recipe / $1.20 serving Get the Recipe

If you love a good breakfast scramble, then you’ve got to try this Southwest Tofu Scramble. It has lots of flavor and comes together in just 15 minutes!

Peanut Tofu Noodle Bowls

Peanut Tofu Noodle Bowls

Overhead view of a peanut tofu noodle bowl with a black fork on the side
These Peanut Tofu Noodle Bowls feature light and airy rice noodles, cold crunchy vegetables, and a deliciously bright peanut lime dressing.
4.83 from 29 votes
$10.40 recipe / $2.60 serving Get the Recipe

These Peanut Tofu Noodle Bowls are light and fresh with crispy tofu, fresh vegetables, and a simple peanut lime dressing!

Chili Garlic Tofu Bowls

Chili Garlic Tofu Bowls

Chili Garlic Tofu Bowls are a fiber and flavor filled healthy lunch that you can pre-pack for your week ahead
4.96 from 43 votes
$5.72 recipe / $1.43 serving Get the Recipe

These Chili Garlic Tofu Bowls are packed with protein, fiber, and lots of vibrant colors and flavors. Perfect to meal prep your lunch for the week!

Quick Vegetarian Tofu Stir Fry

Quick Tofu Stir Fry

three bowls of quick tofu stir fry
This super fast and inexpensive tofu stir fry is super filling, easy enough for busy weeknights, and endlessly customizable!
5 from 25 votes
$3.82 recipe / $0.96 serving Get the Recipe

This simple Quick Tofu Stir Fry is super fast, easy, filling, inexpensive, and endlessly customizable.

Gochujang Ramen With Tofu

Gochujang Ramen with Tofu

One bowl of gochujang ramen with tofu, chopsticks on the side
Spicy gochujang gives this instant ramen extra oomph! Gochujang Ramen with Tofu is a quick and easy way to satisfy that noodle craving.
4.55 from 20 votes
$2.26 recipe / $1.13 serving Get the Recipe

I loveee a good ramen bowl! This Gochujang Ramen with Tofu is a quick and easy way to indulge that noodle craving!

Curried Tofu Salad

Curried Tofu Salad

This cold, refreshing, and highly flavored Curried Tofu Salad is the perfect quick fix for summer or cold-pack lunch. Budgetbytes.com
This cold, refreshing, and highly flavored Curried Tofu Salad is the perfect quick fix for summer or cold-pack lunch. 
4.86 from 49 votes
$3.47 recipe / $0.87 serving Get the Recipe

Curried Tofu Salad – Super simple prep, and it holds up in the fridge for days! You can serve it over a bed of greens as a salad, or make it a wrap by stuffing it into a tortilla. So fresh and light, it won’t make you groggy in those afternoon classes. ;)

Coconut Crusted Tofu With Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

Coconut Crusted Tofu with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

These subtly sweet Coconut Crusted Tofu dippers are the perfect vehicle for tangy sweet chili sauce. Serve as a snack or part of your favorite bowl meal. BudgetBytes.com
These subtly sweet Coconut Crusted Tofu dippers are the perfect vehicle for tangy sweet chili sauce. Serve as a snack or part of your favorite bowl meal. 
4.67 from 6 votes
$5.94 recipe / $1.49 serving Get the Recipe

This Coconut Crusted Tofu pairs perfectly with Sweet Chili Dipping sauce! You can also serve these cute little triangles with leftover rice, avocado, and a few veggies for a simple, super yummy bowl.

Mango Coconut Tofu Bowls

Mango Coconut Tofu Bowls

Mango Coconut Tofu Bowls with savory coconut rice, honey-lime glaze, avocado, sweet mango, and spicy red pepper.
4.82 from 64 votes
$8.21 recipe / $2.05 serving Get the Recipe

If you want to try a new flavor, just switch things up with this Mango Coconut Tofu Bowls! It features fresh mango, avocado, and a super simple honey lime glaze over the tofu. So good!!

Hoisin Tofu Lettuce Cups

Hoisin Tofu Lettuce Cups

Skip the meat and make these light and fresh Hoisin Tofu Lettuce Cups, for a fast and easy weeknight dinner. Budgetbytes.com
Skip the meat and make these light and fresh Hoisin Tofu Lettuce Cups for a fast and easy vegetarian weeknight dinner. 
4.94 from 15 votes
$6.12 recipe / $1.53 serving Get the Recipe

If you love lettuce wraps, then you’ve got to try our Hoisin Tofu Lettuce Cups! And don’t worry, if you’re not into lettuce cups, you can totally serve this as a bowl meal.

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  1. Thank you so much. I’m still learning how to make tofu taste good when I prepare it at home. I love it from restaurants, but mine has been less tasty LOL. These all sound really good.