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15 Unique Recipes That Prove Tofu Isn’t Boring

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Tofu may not seem like the most exciting food. But, when you wrap it in a blanket of flavors or mix it around with other creative ingredients, suddenly you’ll have a dish you maybe never would have thought of! That’s exactly what we want to bring you today, with 15 different ways you can use tofu – whether it’s for dessert, to make cheeses, or to make your perfect weekend breakfast! Be sure to download our Food Monster App, where you can find all of these tofu recipes and so many more inspiring ways to use tofu!

1. Tofu Gouda Tofu Gouda

You’d wouldn’t guess that this ‘gouda’ is made of tofu and potatoes! Use this Tofu Gouda on your pizza, paninis, sandwich, or lasagna for a buttery, nutty taste!

2. Meat-Free Haute Dogs haute dogs

The best comfort food there is! These Meet-Free Haute Dogs are made from tofu, wheat protein, and oat flour blended with a lot of yummy spices. Serve them on a hot dog bun with mustard, ketchup, and non-dairy mayo!

3. Boiled ‘Egg’ "Boiled Egg"

These ‘eggs’ are made from tofu and agar, and black salt gives them an eggy taste. Try out this Boiled ‘Egg’ for your next weekend brunch, and surprise everyone!

4. Fruity Pebbles Cheesecake 

A fruity, delicious cheesecake that is sure to be everyone’s favorite at any occasion! Tofu, vegan cream cheese, and vegan sour cream helps to make this Fruity Pebbles Cheesecake creamy and firm. This cake is soft and velvety, and the fruity pebbles and crust give the cake a surreal and colorful look.

5. Eggplant Rollatini with Basil Tofu RicottaVegan Eggplant Rollatini with Basil Tofu Ricotta with vegan cheese

Packed with veggies, with a delicious filling made from ingredients such as tofu, kale, and basil, and with a perfect tomato sauce, this Eggplant Rollatini with Basil Tofu Ricotta. If you love classic dishes such as pasta and lasagna, you’ll definitely love this recipe!

6. Tofu Créme Brûlée

A twist on the classic French dessert, this Tofu Créme Brûlée is quite decadent and dreamy! The best thing about it? It only takes 7 ingredients to make it! Silken tofu is the main ingredient, which gives it a custard-like texture.

7. Tofu Benedict with Hollandaise Tofu Benny With Hollandaise

This Tofu Benedict with Hollandaise is a plant-based take on the brunch classic! Tofu is the rockstar in this recipe, and with the right seasoning, it’ll make an amazing breakfast.

8. Spicy Tofu Steamed Buns Spicy Tofu Steamed Buns

These Spicy Tofu Steamed Buns are inspired by the Chinese chewy buns you can get at many Chinese restaurants. They are soft, chewy, and have a tofu filling marinated in a spicy umami sauce. Use beet sauce to get the pretty, pink color!

9. Silken Tofu Chocolate Smoothie Bowl Vegan gluten-free Silken Tofu Chocolate Smoothie Bowl topped with fruit and a flower

This smoothie bowl is made with frozen bananas, silken tofu, cacao powder, and other healthy, nutritious ingredients! It has the perfect sweetness and consistency, and the protein-packed tofu helps to make this Silken Tofu Chocolate Smoothie Bowl filling!

10. Low-Fat Tofu Ranch Dip Bust Out an Epic Vegan Snack Platter: Sauces and Dippers

A guilt-free, easy dip made from tofu, lemon juice, garlic, granulated garlic, and other exciting ingredients! This Low-Fat Tofu Ranch Dip is perfectly combined with a big bag of chips, topped on your burger, or served with veggies!

11. Blueberry Ice Cream With Tofu and Cashews Blueberry Ice Cream With Tofu and Cashews [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

How unique and delicious does this ice cream look? You’ll definitely want to eat it all! It is made from blueberries, cashews, silken tofu, and sweetened maple syrup. This Blueberry Ice Cream With Tofu and Cashews full of antioxidants, vitamins, healthy fats, and refined sugar-free!

12. Tofu ‘Spam’ Musubi: Hawaiian Sushi 

Spam musubi can be found all over Japan, but why go there when you can make it yourself at home? Even better, make the plant-based version with seasoned tofu, like this Tofu ‘Spam’ Musubi: Hawaiian Sushi! The tofu is placed on a ball of rice molded into a Spam-shape and wrapped with a strip of nori seaweed. Yum!

13. 3-Step Healthier Peanut Butter PieHealthier Peanut Butter Pie b

You would never guess that this recipe is gluten-free, oil-free, and sugar-free, that’s how good this 3-Step Healthier Peanut Butter Pie is! It’s also packed with fiber and protein from tofu, peanut butter, and cornstarch, so you can enjoy it for breakfast!

14. Gorgonzola 

This plant-based Gorgonzola cheese has all the salty flavors and strong bite just like the classic Italian blue cheese. If you love blue cheese, you’ll fall in love with this vegan version with pungent and tangy flavors. It is perfect as part of a cheese plate with fruit and crackers!

15. ‘Liverwurst’ How to make Vegan 'Liverwurst'

This recipe is inspired by the German liverwurst, a spread to put on rye crips or on a sandwich! This plant-based version of the ‘Liverwurst’ is made out of tofu, potatoes, onion, and a lot of spices to give it the perfect flavor – just like the original!

We hope you are filled with inspiration to make these delicious tofu recipes, and that you’ll never go past the protein-packed ingredients ever again! For more inspiring tofu recipes or any recipe you are craving, download our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Blueberry Ice Cream With Tofu and Cashews 

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