There are a lot of amazing tofu recipes for meat eaters out there. Everyone can enjoy delicious tofu, even those of us who also love meat.
Tofu is not just for vegetarians, it is just for anyone who loves great food! From your husband to your best friends, there is a vegetarian recipe here for everybody.
There are many ways to prepare tofu. Lots of recipes will require a tofu press. A tofu press is a simple appliance that extracts the extra moisture from the tofu, making it dense and ready to cook. Other recipes on our list will simply have you strain, chop and cook the tofu, no press needed.
We chose tofu recipes that were not only hearty but also easy to make. This will help those of you who are new to cooking tofu ease your way into using this new ingredient. A simple and tasty recipe is always best!
Amazing Tofu Recipes Meat Eaters Will Love
Whether you are a tofu-loving herbivore or a carnivore, you are sure to find recipes on our list that you love. We have found 20 incredible tofu recipes for meat-eaters. These dishes will fill you up and satisfy any meat cravings you may have in a much healthier way.
We adore this Asian-inspired tofu recipe from Well Plated By Erin. Vegetable oil, sesame oil, ginger, and fresh chili sauce are the main ingredients and flavor drivers in this stir fry. The recipe calls for spinach to be tossed in with the tofu. However, any vegetable works great. Serve the stir fry tofu on top of cauliflower rice, lo mein noodles, or just eat it alone. It is delicious no matter what and much better than any takeout!
Switch up your breakfast routine and use tofu in place of eggs. Minimalist Baker takes crumbled, soft tofu and sautes it with red peppers, kale, and red onion. The mix is then covered in chili garlic sauce. Serve the scrambled tofu next to some homefry breakfast potatoes to make an even heartier meal.
Cookie and Kate shows you how to make your extra firm tofu nice and crispy. After pressing the tofu and baking it in olive oil and tamari, this crunchy protein can be served alongside almost anything. We love crispy tofu with sweet potatoes. Dip the tofu into some chipotle sauce, peanut sauce, or just ketchup to give it more flavor.
Ambitious Kitchen has an incredible recipe for a hearty bowl of coconut, cashew, tofu curry. Curry powder, cumin, turmeric, and cinnamon blend together to give the curry a serious punch. Coconut milk and vegetable broth make the tofu bowl creamy and slightly sweet. This is a vegetarian meal that any meat eater will love.
This recipe from The Woks of Life gives your block of tofu a Mexican flair. The tofu is pan-fried in a mix of cornmeal, sriracha, honey, and spices. Once crisp, you can use the flavorful tofu in either soft or hard tacos. Add avocado, green chilies, tomatoes, or any of your favorite taco toppings. Your husband, kids, and friends will all love this taco recipe.
Spicy tofu burgers from Pinch of Yum will completely change your summer grilling routine. This burger recipe is made with fresh herbs and sriracha for some extra heat. Skip the sriracha if you like a mild tofu burger. They will still taste incredible and satisfy all meat lovers!
Once you have tried crispy tofu nuggets from Nora Cooks, you will never want any other nuggets again! Tofu is tossed in a soy sauce marinade and then coated in a blend of cornflakes and spices. The nuggets are baked but would also taste great if air fried.
This simple recipe from The Kitchn is flavorful and healthy. Tofu and broccoli are simmered in a green curry sauce. Coconut milk is added in to give a sweet, sugar taste that compliments the heat. Serve the green curry like a soup or scoop it on top of a rice bowl.
Crunchy almonds coat the outside of the tofu to make a crispy, flavorful crust. Crushed almonds make the tofu healthier and more filling. You can serve these almond tofu nuggets from Live Eat Learn alongside almost anything. Everyone from meat lovers to kids will enjoy these crispy tofu bites.
Rather than make classic egg salad, try whipping up this curried tofu salad from Budget Bytes. The creamy tofu is loaded with fresh spices. Serve the salad with chips, crackers, or other scooping products and enjoy it like a dip. It is something all the people at your next picnic will enjoy.
This Korean-style tofu makes a filling dinner that meat eaters will love. There is tons of flavor in every single bite. It is hearty, full of protein, and a recipe you will crave. We love the recipe from Half Baked Harvest which includes broccoli, kale, and mushrooms.
Thick pieces of tofu are marinated in a ginger sauce and then coated in sesame seeds. Follow the recipe from Love and Lemons to create an amazing dinner that vegetarians and meat eaters will love. Serve the sesame crusted tofu with a side of rice or some simply sauteed vegetables as an additional ingredient.
12. Kung Pao Tofu
The recipe for kung pao tofu from Skinny Taste is better than any takeout meal you can order. The king pao sauce is made with soy sauce, red pepper flakes, ginger, and garlic. Make extra sauce to pour over your tofu and brown rice bowl. Try this recipe and you will be surprised by how much flavor a simple ingredient like tofu can have.
This recipe from Simply Recipes puts an interesting twist on a classic Indian meal. Saag is a spinach, tomato, and coconut milk dish that is usually made with chicken. Tofu is the perfect protein replacement. Meat eaters will love this vegetarian dish for sure! It is a recipe you will surely make many times.
This tofu recipe from Gimme Some Oven really is magical. That is because it is packed with an incredible amount of garlic, spicy jalapeno, and red onion. The tofu takes on these flavors and soaks up the maple syrup ginger sauce as well. Dinner recipes like this are always a good idea.
Hot and sour soup is a Chinese restaurant classic. The mushroom broth is incredibly healthy. You can serve this recipe from How Tin Eats as a side dish or as the main meal. It is hearty enough to fill up meat eaters and vegetarians alike! The recipe is restaurant-worthy but easy enough to make at home.
These spicy tofu lettuce wraps from Damn Delicious are an easy weeknight meal. All the ingredients are sauteed together in one pan and then wrapped into easy-to-eat lettuce rolls. The recipe is vegetarian but quite filling for those meat eaters looking for a heartier meal.
Just One Cookbook has an incredible recipe for a tofu and chicken burger, Mixing the tofu with ground meat will definitely be a dinner that meat eaters will love. The tofu adds extra protein and flavor to the juicy, well-seasoned burgers.
We love the Thai spices in this recipe from Archana’s Kitchen. Fresh Thai basil adds lots of flavors and the jasmine rice gives the dish a floral taste. Double this recipe so you have several extra servings for tofu meals on hand for the week.
Thick tofu slices are marinated in a honey and red pepper jelly then baked. The result is sweet and sour tofu that you won’t be able to resist. Try this version of the dish from Averie Cooks which will give you plenty of broiled tofu to share with your friends and family. You may even want these vegetarian honey tofu bites for dessert!
This sheet pan dinner from Smitten Kitchen’s recipe archive is easy to make and easy to clean up. The combination of squash and tofu is wonderful in the fall. Freshly grated ginger adds a little heat and a lot of flavor to the meal. Serve it on top of a rice bowl for a heartier meal.
There are so many incredible tofu recipes that meat eaters will love and such a wide variety of choices. Choose from Asian-inspired recipes, spicy tofu options, and even some vegetarian recipes that are better than those made with meat.
A few simple ingredients and some good, high-quality tofu are all you need. Let us know which tofu recipe you like best in the comments below or by email. Now the only question is, what should you have for dessert? Enjoy!