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16 Tofu Recipes That Are Actually Delicious

These tofu recipes prove it tastes great in soup, stir-fry, salads, casseroles, smoothies...even desserts. Skeptics, prepare to be won over!

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Asparagus Tofu Stir-FryTaste of Home

Asparagus Tofu Stir-Fry

With its flavorful ginger sauce and fresh vegetables, this tasty dish is a favorite. I get rave reviews every time I serve it, and it doesn’t bother my husband’s food allergies. —Phyllis Smith, Chimacum, Washington

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Better than Egg SaladTaste of Home

Better than Egg Salad

Tofu takes the taste and texture of egg salad in this quick-fixing sandwich. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri

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Butternut Harvest Pies

Butternut Harvest Pies

This egg- and dairy-free pie is a great alternative to standard pumpkin pie! We make the pies with squash from our garden. Feel free to add even more of your favorite spices…you’ll be glad the recipe makes two! —Juliana Thetford, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania

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Vegetable Pad ThaiTaste of Home

Vegetable Pad Thai

Classic flavors of Thailand abound in this fragrant and flavorful dish featuring peanuts, tofu and noodles. New to tofu? It gives the entree its satisfying protein, for a delicious way to introduce it to your diet. —Sara Landry, Brookline, Massachusetts

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Makeover Meatless LasagnaTaste of Home

Makeover Meatless Lasagna

If you've never tried tofu before, this is the best recipe to give it a try. It blends in with all the other ingredients, adding protein without the fat and calories of ground beef. —Mary Lou Moeller, Wooster, Ohio

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Crispy Tofu with Black Pepper SauceTaste of Home

Crispy Tofu with Black Pepper Sauce

Sometimes tofu can be boring and tasteless, but not in this recipe! The crispy vegetarian bean curd is so loaded with flavor, you'll never shy away from tofu again. —Nick Iverson, Denver, Colorado

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Southwest Vegetarian Lentil SoupTaste of Home

Southwest Vegetarian Lentil Soup

Even self-avowed carnivores won’t miss the meat in this zippy dish. It’s chock-full of healthy ingredients that will keep you feeling satisfied. —Laurie Stout-Letz, Bountiful, Utah

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Tofu Chow Mein

Tofu Chow Mein

This easy recipe is great for “tofu beginners.” For best results, cut the tofu block in half and wrap well in a terrycloth kitchen towel. Let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour so the towel absorbs excess water. Serve this with Chinese soup and egg rolls for a complete meal. — Autumn SinClaire, Gold Beach, Oregon

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Veggie Thai Curry SoupTaste of Home

Veggie Thai Curry Soup

My go-to Thai restaurant inspired this curry soup. Shiitake mushrooms are my favorite, but any fresh mushroom will work. Fresh basil and lime add a burst of bright flavors. —Tre Balchowsky, Sausalito, California

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Cauliflower & Tofu CurryTaste of Home

Cauliflower & Tofu Curry

Cauliflower, garbanzo beans and tofu are subtle on their own, but together they make an awesome base for curry. We have this recipe weekly because one of us is always craving it. —Patrick McGilvray, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Asian Tofu Noodle Soup

Asian Tofu Noodle Soup

Ginger, garlic and sherry jazz up this soup loaded with veggies and noodles. We like to accent ours with peanuts and green onions. —Diana Rios, Lytle, Texas

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Saucy Vegetable TofuTaste of Home

Saucy Vegetable Tofu

This is my daughter Tonya's favorite meal. Sometimes we make it with rigatoni and call it "Riga-Tonya." It's a great dinner and a nice way to prepare yummy vegetables for the kids. —Sandra Eckert, Pottstown, Pennsylvania

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Creamy Berry SmoothiesTaste of Home

Creamy Berry Smoothies

Who can tell that this delicious smoothie is made with tofu? No one (especially your kids)! The blend of berries and pomegranate juice makes this welcoming drink a refreshing delight. —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California

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Hot and Sour SoupTaste of Home

Hot and Sour Soup

We tried several recipes for hot & sour soup, but none resembled the restaurant version we loved. So, I made my own, and I must say it’s on a par with what you’ll get when dining out. Use regular or hot chili sauce, according to taste. —Vera Leitow, Mancelona, Michigan

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Tofu Chocolate PieTaste of Home

Tofu Chocolate Pie

No one will guess the secret ingredient in this amazingly rich and creamy pie. In fact, you don’t even have to tell them it’s tofu until after they’ve finished the very last crumb. —Juliana Thetford, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania

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Moist Banana Nut Bread

I made up this recipe when I was vegetarian and didn’t eat eggs. It’s packed with fiber, omega-3s and soy protein, but tastes delicious! Silken tofu is a wonderful egg substitute. —Brittany Carrington, Tehachapi, California

Hazel Wheaton
Hazel is a writer and editor who has worked in the publishing industry for over 25 years in the fields of travel, jewelry arts and food. As the editor of the Taste of Home Christmas Annual (among other titles), she's in the holiday spirit all year round. An enthusiastic baker, she's known for her cookies, cakes and other baked goods. And she still wishes she could cook like her mother.

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