Tofu in itself is not that exciting, but once you learn how to treat this protein, there are no limits to what you can use it for. We’re sharing our crispiest and tastiest tofu recipes with you from the Food Monster App so that you can enjoy this ingredient even more!

1. Crispy Air Fryer Tofu 

Sometimes you are just craving the crispiness you get from fried food. Well, this recipe introduces tofu that are crisped with an air fryer, where you can skip all the oil and still get the perfect crisp. This Crispy Air Fryer Tofu by Kimmy Murphy is marinated in a delicious umami sauce, and then sprinkled with brown rice flour. Serve them with a side of veggies of your choice, and it’s all done!


2. Crispy Turmeric Tofu Nuggets 

When you just want to make something that satisfies everyone, these are your to go! These Crispy Turmeric Tofu Nuggets by Priscilla Soler are quick and easy to make, as they only contain a few ingredients. Served on a bed of lettuce, you will also get all your greens in the same meal.

3. Perfect Oil-Free Baked Tofu 

Get all the delicious, marinated tofu, but without the high-calorie oil. In this recipe, the tofu is pressed to get all the excess liquid removed. Then, they are marinated in a delicious blend of spices, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sprinkled with some sesame seeds. Lastly, this Perfect Oil-Free Baked Tofu by Molly Patrick is baked to get a crispy and caramelized finish!

4. Crunchy Tofu Popcorn Bites With Sweet Mustard Sauce 

Tofu and popcorn in the same sentence, who would have thought? To make these Crunchy Tofu Popcorn Bites With Sweet Mustard Sauce by Cruelty Free Family, you need a Sriracha-spiked marinade, then a mixture of cornmeal and panko breadcrumbs. After they’re baked crispy, they make the perfect movie snack!

5. Crispy Tofu Stone Fruit Spring Rolls 

The tofu slices in this Crispy Tofu Stone Fruit Spring Rolls recipe by Emma D’Alessandro are marinated in sesame oil and coconut aminos, and baked until crispy. They are places in the spring rolls, which also are infused with fruit, herbs, and dipped in a yummy sauce!


6. Crispy Chipotle Tofu Bites 

These tofu bites are covered in gluten-free crackers and chipotle powder for some spiciness, which makes them enjoyable for almost anyone! These Crispy Chipotle Tofu Bites by Celeste Meredith are perfect as a snack, and perfectly paired with a dipping sauce made of vegan sour cream and great spices.

7. Crispy Tofu Over Thai Peanut Udon Noodles

A really delicious meal with baked tofu pieces, udon noodles, coconut milk, and all the good spices you use in Thai dishes. This recipe for Crispy Tofu Over Thai Peanut Udon Noodles by Lee Khatchadourian-Reese is simple to make, but so flavorful!


8. Crispy Baked Tofu With Shredded Veggie Quinoa 

This dinner bowl is quite flexible, and you can definitely add all the greens you want or have available at the moment. The crispy baked tofu marinated in the oven lifts this dish to another level, and a yummy dressing makes it perfectly balanced with tastes. You just have to try this Crispy Baked Tofu With Shredded Veggie Quinoa by Amy Height!

9. Crispy Coated Baked Tofu With Gravy

This plant-based dinner is made of tofu flavored with savory seasonings, and served with gravy. This Crispy Coated Baked Tofu With Gravy by Tara Binder is great to serve with any sides you want, and is the perfect dish for the whole family!


10. Crispy Thai Almond Butter Tofu

Skip the typical peanuts, in this dish it’s all about the almonds! This Crispy Thai Almond Butter Tofu by Melanie Sorrentino invites you on a flavorful journey, where the tofu is rolled in a sauce based on creamy almond butter, together with umami spices that are both spicy and sweet.

11. Foolproof Crispy Baked Tofu

There are days you simply don’t have time to do wrong, and that’s where the genius recipe of this Foolproof Crispy Baked Tofu by Angie Li comes in handy. A tofu recipe without oil, but still oh-so-crispy! Use them in sandwiches, in veggie bowls, or eat them as they are!

12. Roasted Pumpkin Coconut Curry With Crispy Tofu

A spicy coconut curry dish, for when you want all the good spices in one dish! The tofu is fried in a pan to make them super crispy, and they are added in the dish together with roasted pumpkin on a bed of rice. This Roasted Pumpkin Coconut Curry With Crispy Tofu by Plant Tribe will sure warm you up!

13. Crispy Baked Cara Cara Orange Tofu 

Make your own Chinese takeout dish, which saves you both money and some calories! In this recipe, the tofu are baked to make them healthier, and coated in Chinese spices, and topped with an orange glaze. This Crispy Baked Cara Cara Orange Tofu by Kathryn Pfeffer-Scanlan should definitely be your weekend to-go-dinner!

14. Crispy Buffalo Tofu Bites 

Crispy tofu blended with a hot, yummy sauce, baked until crispy, and dipped in a dressing of your choice – it’s all waiting for you! These Crispy Buffalo Tofu Bites by Dana Sandonato are also a lot healthier than the original, so what more can you really ask for?

15. Crispy Lemon Ginger Tofu With Broccoli 

An elegant version of the regular stir-fry with a sauce so delicious you’ll crave more after you’re done with the first bowl! These Crispy Lemon Ginger Tofu With Broccoli by Dana Sandonato have a tofu so perfect, it’s crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and a savory and tender broccoli to perfect it all!


Don’t think this is the end of all the crispy tofu! You can find more where these came from by downloading 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: Crispy Baked Tofu With Shredded Veggie Quinoa