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A complete list of tofu recipes, all vegetarian and all a great way to increase the soy protein in your diet. 

1. Tofu for breakfast

It's the most important meal of the day, so why not start it off with a soy protein boost? Check out these filling and nutritious vegetarian breakfast recipes using tofu, including smoothies with tofu, tofu breakfast burritos and of course, tofu scramble recipes.
Pictured: Easy tofu scramble

2. Tofu soups and salads

Round out a light meal of soup or salad with the addition of some vegetarian soy protein - tofu! Here's some easy vegetarian and vegan recipes for soups and salads all using tofu.
Pictured: Vegetarian chili with tofu

 

3. Tofu entrees and mains

Tofu takes center stage and stars in these vegetarian and vegan entrees. Using tofu instead of meat makes these recipes lower in fat and nearly absent of cholesterol.
Pictured: Vegan spinach and tofu lasagna recipe

4. Tofu stir-fries

Tofu stir-fry is a quick and easy meal that most people enjoy. Combine your tofu with a few spices or make a quick sauce, add a few veggies, steam some rice or cook up some quick noodles, and you've got a full meal! Viola!
Pictured: Tofu and broccoli in garlic sauce

5. Baked and marinated tofu recipes

These recies are all about the tofu. Baked tofu, marinated tofu, tofu in sauce and fried tofu! Most of these tofu recipes, however, are not a full entree or meal on their own. You'll want to pair them with rice or noodles, or toss them into a salad or stir-fry.
Pictured: Orange-glazed tofu

6. Tofu desserts

When making desserts using tofu, most recipes will call for silken tofu, rather than firm or extra-firm tofu. This makes a big difference, so be sure you've got the right kind! Though it may seem a bit odd to make creamy desserts out of soy bean curd, the tofu usually just acts as a carrier for all the other amazing flavors, in place of dairy, or heavy cream.
Pictured: Peanut butter tofu pie

7. Grilled tofu

Some quick tips for grilling tofu as well as a variety of grilled tofu recipes to try, from simple marinades to fancier spice rubs and sauces. No vegetarian barbecue is complete without some grilled tofu!
Pictured: Cumin grilled tofu with chimichurri sauce

8. Silken tofu recipes

Silken (sometimes called "soft") tofu is great to keep on hand, since you can buy the shelf-stable containers which keep foor a long time. If you keep two or three boxes of silken tofu in your cupboard, you'll always be halfway to a vegan dessert, a creamy vegan sauce, a protein shake or a baked breakfast casserole. Browse through this silken tofu recipe collection for dozens of ways to use silken tofu to add a bit of soy protein to your meals. Pictured: Easy chocolate cherry "cream" pie

9. Miscellaneous tofu recipes

What an amazing food! Tofu can be transformed like magic into a variety of dairy substitutes, sauces, dips and more. Check out these recipes to find out how.
Pictured: Tofu "paneer" (Indian soft cheese) with spinach

10. More tofu help

If you're new to cooking with tofu, I highly recommend that you check out some of these helpful tofu resources to learn the tricks of the trade. Learn how to press tofu, when you might want to freeze it, the different types of tofu and just how healthy it is!

  • What is tofu?
  • Types of Tofu
  • Protein and Calories in Tofu
  • How to Press Tofu
  • How to Cook with Tofu (Video)
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