Tofu is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes, making it the perfect protein for a vegan or vegetarian meal.
1. Tofu Scramble
This is one of the most popular tofu dinner recipes and it’s easy to see why. Tofu is sauteed with vegetables and spices, then topped off with vegan cheese or nutritional yeast to achieve a delicious meal that will fill you up without weighing you down.
Ingredients: Tofu pepper, Tofu salt, Tofu carrots, Tofu onion, Tofu celery, Tofu red bell pepper (optional), Tofu broccoli (optional), Nutritional yeast (optional)
Serving: 4-6 people
Prep time: 10 minutes (Note: You may need more or less time depending on how fast you can chop the vegetables.) Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 minutes
2. Tofo and Spinach Lasagna With Basil and Tofu Ricotta
This Tofu and Spinach Lasagna is made with basil and Tofu ricotta, but the Tofu spinach lasagna is still creamy and delicious. This Tofu dinner recipe makes a large enough portion that you can enjoy it for lunch the next day as well.
Ingredients: Tofu Ricotta (see below), Tofu egg, Spinach (frozen or fresh), Lasagne noodles (wheat-free if desired), Marinara sauce, Onion powder, Garlic powder, Fennel seeds, Basil leaves, Nutritional yeast (optional)
Serving: 4-6 people Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 1-hour Total time: 1 hour and 15 minutes Tofu Ricotta: 1 block tofu, drained and pressed (see instructions below) 2 Tbsp Nutritional yeast (optional) 1 Tsp Onion powder ½ Tsp Garlic powder Salt to taste
3. Tofu Pot Pie
This Tofu pot pie recipe is a healthier alternative to the traditional version that uses heavy cream and chicken stock. This vegan Tofu dinner recipe makes enough for 4 servings so you can enjoy it again later in the week.
Ingredients: Tofu broth (see below), Potatoes (chopped and boiled), Carrots (chopped and boiled), Celery (chopped and boiled), Onion (diced and boiled), Flour, Tomato paste, Tofu (cubed), Tofu milk, Tofu egg, Tofu salt
Serving: 4 people Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 1-hour Total time: 1 hour and 15 minutes Tofo broth: 1 Tbsp Tofu oil ½ Tsp Garlic powder ½ Tsp Onion powder ½ Tsp Celery seed Salt to taste
4. Sweet Potato Tacos With Orange Sesame Tofu
This vegan recipe is easy to make with simple ingredients that are readily available at most grocery stores. The orange sesame tofu can be made ahead of time for an even faster dinner.
Ingredients for sweet potato tacos or soft taco shells 2 cups cooked sweet potatoes or yams 1 Tbsp Tofu oil 1 Tsp Tofu salt (or regular salt) Tofu and orange sesame tofu: Tofu Tofu salt Tofu pepper Tofo egg Tofo brown sugar Tofo chili powder or cayenne pepper ½ cup flour Orange juice ¼ cup soy sauce
5. Baked Falafel With Tzatziki Sauce
This baked falafel recipe is perfect if you’re in the mood for something with Mediterranean flavors. The tzatziki sauce is simple to make and can be used on top of other dishes as well. These vegan dinner recipes are sure to be crowd-pleasers at your next dinner party.
Ingredients: Chickpeas, Onion, Fresh parsley, Fresh cilantro, Fresh mint, Tofu yogurt (or vegan yogurt), Garlic cloves, Olive oil, Lemon juice, Salt
Serving: 4-6 people Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 35 minutes Tzatziki sauce ingredients: 1 cup Tofu yogurt (or vegan yogurt) 2-3 Garlic cloves, minced ½ English cucumber, seeded and diced ½ cup Plain full-fat Greek yogurt or Tofu yogurt (or vegan yogurt) Salt and pepper to taste
If you’re looking for some delicious tofu dinner recipes that will leave you feeling satisfied, try any of these recipes. With such a variety of flavors and textures, there’s something for everyone. Tofu is a healthy meal replacement that has many health benefits, so incorporating it into your diet can be very beneficial.