28 Delicious Ways To Cook With Silken Tofu

Here are 28 delicious silken tofu recipes that you have to try! 

1. Spicy Silken Tofu In 20 Minutes

Inspired by a Chinese dish, this recipe combines silken tofu with a spicy sauce and a side of steamed rice to soak it all up.

For those looking for a low-calorie meal, look no further as this is high in protein and super low in calories. Herbs, spices, and all important vegetables are added to the sauce for extra goodness. 

2. Shiitake Miso Soup With Silken Tofu

Shiitake mushrooms are popular in Asian cooking and are quite ‘meaty’ which is why they are often used in vegan or vegetarian dishes.

Here the mushrooms are combined with silken tofu and miso paste to make a hearty soup perfect for winter.  

3. 10 Min Easy Chinese Silken Tofu

If you don’t have long and want a quick and nutritious meal try this 10-minute recipe.

A sauce is made with onions, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and some garlic to bathe the silken tofu in. heat the tofu if you like, or simply pour the sauce over it when it’s ready.

4. Silken Tofu Scramble

Tofu has recently been adapted to create a vegan scrambled egg alternative and the recipes are getting pretty hard to tell from the real thing.

Here, silken tofu is combined with veggies, herbs and spices, and optional extras such as vegan cheese to form a delicious and nutritious breakfast. 

5. Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Silken tofu is a great way to add extra protein to your meals, here it is also used to add creaminess to pasta sauce.

We love this recipe as you don’t need many ingredients to make a rich and tasty meal that’s full of nutrients. 

6. Silken Tofu Breakfast Pudding

Tofu for breakfast? That may sound strange, but silken tofu is used here to make a delicious breakfast pudding cup with plenty of fresh fruit on top for a healthy and light start to the day.

Customize the recipe however you like with a little vanilla extract, some frozen fruit or chia seeds for extra nutrition. 

7. Tofu Mousse

Silken tofu is a great thing to use to make sweet treats as well as savory. This protein mousse is made with 5 simple ingredients including indulgent dark chocolate for a delicious and silky texture with plenty of flavor.

Maple syrup and vanilla extract are added for sweetness. 

8. Korean Braised Silken Tofu With Mushrooms

Gochujang, a Korean chili bean paste is used here which can be found at an Asian supermarket. It’s recommended that you use this and Asian mushrooms for an authentic taste.

The dish is a blend of herbs, spices, vegetables, and steamed brown rice to serve a healthy and hearty meal. 

9. Tomato Basil Tofu Pasta

Pasta and tofu aren’t usually ingredients that you think of as working together, but here the silken tofu helps to create a creamy basil sauce along with cashews.

The nutty flavors are perfect to serve with any kind of pasta for a comforting dish. 

10. The Best Korean Silken Tofu Soup

This dish is great as you can substitute the tofu for another protein source if you’re making it for someone else and it will still taste good.

There are a number of Asian ingredients needed for this recipe such as kimchi and gochugaru. Leave out the egg and seafood mix to make this a vegan or vegetarian recipe. 

11. Brothy Thai Curry With Silken Tofu And Herbs

Sometimes you just need a hearty curry on a cold wintery evening. This brothy Thai curry will warm your soul and nourish your body.

The silken tofu is a great source of protein and the herbs add a much-appreciated flavor to the curry. Serve with a side of rice to complete the meal.

28 Delicious Ways To Cook With Silken Tofu

12. Red Curry With Silken Tofu

Tofu is an ideal meat substitute to use in a curry as it is full of protein and has a somewhat meaty texture.

This low-carb and low-calorie curry is quick and easy to make; chuck the ingredients into a pan and you’re practically done. 

13. Matcha Tofu Cheesecake

Matcha has become super popular over the past few years. The finely ground green tea powder is combined with silken tofu here to create a deliciously creamy cheesecake.

Adjust the matcha flavor to your liking to avoid overpowering the dish. 

14. Vegan Creme Brulée

A vegan creme brulee? Yes, that’s right! Tofu is used here to make a vegan version of this delicious dessert and it doesn’t take long to prepare.

To go the extra mile and create a restaurant-worthy version, sprinkle sugar on the top of your Brulee and blow torch it to get that coveted caramel layer on top. 

15. Vegan Mexican Tofu Scramble

This vegan tofu scramble is perfect for breakfast or brunch with your friends.

A step up from a basic tofu scramble, this recipe includes Mexican flavors with the use of cayenne pepper and paprika for some heat. The dish is served with avocado and mango salsa. 

16. 5 Minute Tofu Queso

Ready in just 5 minutes, this tofu cheese recipe is ideal to use as a topping, a dip, or even just scramble it up and serve on toast.

You won’t even know that tofu is the main ingredient of the recipe as it’s so cheesy and full of flavor from the chipotle peppers and lemon juice. 

17. French-style Vegan Silken Tofu Chocolate Cake

Who doesn’t love chocolate cake? Vegans don’t have to go without when they use this incredible recipe.

The silken tofu makes up for the lack of dairy and the chocolate cacao chunks help to give it the rich flavor you’d hope for with a chocolate cake. There are also a number of variations to try. 

18. Silken Tofu Recipe

For the noodle fans, try this silken tofu with soba noodles and broccolini. It’s such an easy recipe and has some amazing flavors coming through from garlic, ginger, sesame seeds, and coconut.

Packed with umami, this may become your new favorite midweek meal.  

19. Warm Tofu With Spicy Garlic Sauce

Impress your guests with this warmed tofu main course, with a delicious and spicy sauce that will soak into the tofu and make it taste incredible.

The sauce is made with garlic, scallions, sesame seeds, and Korean hot chili flakes. Serve with rice and enjoy! 

20. Tofu Lasagne

Tofu lasagne is a great high-protein meal that can be served with some delicious garlic bread for a comforting night-in meal.

Full of herbs, vegetables, and creamy goodness this is the perfect dairy-free alternative to lasagne! The tofu and vegan cheese can be thanked for the creaminess.

21. Vegan Strawberry Mousse

Not everyone likes chocolate, so a fruity strawberry mousse could be the perfect alternative for you.

Served alongside a pistachio shortbread this is a great recipe to impress guests with! The mousse is topped with coconut cream and garnished with fresh strawberries.

22. Pan-Fried Soft Tofu

This quick and easy dinner recipe is great for those that want to get a nutritious meal but are strapped for time.

The tofu is flavored with garlic, salt, and soy sauce. Serve this tofu dish alongside anything you like as it’s super versatile.  

23. Vegan Spinach Quiche

Quiche is an ideal lunchtime food or perfect to serve alongside a big salad. Silken tofu helps to bind the ingredients together in this vegan version of a quiche.

Packed with iron from the spinach, it’s super healthy and tastes amazing with some pesto and a little salt. 

24. Coconut Silken Tofu Cheesecake Tarts

These cheesecake tarts are beautiful and tasty. Make an impact at a dinner party by serving these elegant tarts which are a combination of silken tofu, coconut milk, and natural flavorings.

Completely vegan, you won’t even feel guilty after eating more than you should. 

25. Vegetable Frittata

If you have some leftover vegetables you want to make use of, making a frittata is a great way to do this. The silken tofu replaces the egg to bind the ingredients together.

Adding in some herbs and spices will make it taste like a delicious well-thought-out recipe, perfect for a summer lunch. 

26. Vegan Tofu-Fried Rice

As tofu can be used to create ‘scrambled eggs’ it can also make a great fried rice alternative. Light and full of vegetables, this is a great side dish if you’re having an Asian-inspired dinner.

Flavors from the sesame oil, tamari, and turmeric will tickle your senses. Serve with lime wedges and kimchi for extra impact. 

27. Butternut Mac And Cheese

Just when you thought silken tofu couldn’t do much more, it has! Use silken tofu here to make a creamy and delicious mac and cheese recipe for the ultimate comfort food.

Mixed with butternut squash and garlic, this pasta dish is to die for and super healthy. Cover with vegan cheese if you like or simply sprinkle a few chili flakes on top. 

28. Vegan Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a great weekend breakfast or brunch dish as it has everything you could ask for and takes a little too long for a weekday.

Instead of eggs, vegan versions are used here which are made with silken tofu.


To summarize, if you are interested in making some incredible silken tofu recipes, then we have got you covered with our comprehensive list!

You’ll surely enjoy some of these veggie and vegan friendly options if you’ve been looking for some new meals to try! 

28 Delicious Ways To Cook With Silken Tofu

28 Delicious Ways To Cook With Silken Tofu

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Silken tofu is such a tasty and versatile ingredient, especially for vegans. Here are 28 delicious silken tofu recipes you have to try today.

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