7 Non-Boring Tofu Recipes Packed With Flavor

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Tofu gets a bad rap for being bland, but that's mainly because a lot of people don't know how to cook with it. Taking tofu straight out of its packaging and putting it directly into a dish isn't the way to go — especially when it can be prepared in so many different ways.

To assist you in your tofu-loving journey, check out the following recipes.

1. Jessica in the Kitchen Slow-Cooker Tofu Butter Chicken

This Indian food-inspired, one-pot recipe will only take you 33 minutes to whip up.

Get the full recipe here.

2. The Foodie Takes Flight Filipino Crispy Tofu Sisig

Made with a delicious seasoning and plenty of veggies, this recipe is a vegan take on a classic Filipino dish.

Get the full recipe here.

3. The Korean Vegan Spicy and Crunchy Garlic Tofu (Kkanpoong Tofu)

It's crunchy. It's garlicky. It's spicy. Are you drooling yet?

Get the full recipe here.

4. Herbivore Cucina Instant Pot Peanut Tofu Curry

This curry with a tasty peanut sauce can be made in an Instant Pot in under 30 minutes.

Get the full recipe here.

5. Murielle Banackissa Sweet and Spicy Nooch-Coated Tofu

This tofu coated in nutritional yeast (aka nooch) features delightful sweet and spicy flavors.

Get the full recipe here.

6. The Curious Chickpea Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches With Pineapple Relish

Between the barbecue tofu and pineapple, we can't get enough.

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7. The Woks of Life Mapo Tofu

"This mapo tofu recipe (麻婆豆腐) is the true blue, authentic real deal — the spicy, tongue-numbing, rice-is-absolutely-not-optional, can't-have-just-one-scoop mapo tofu that you get in the restaurants," reads the recipe's intro. The Woks of Life also has a vegan version here.

Get the full recipe here.


When Anna Gragert isn’t trying to create a groundbreaking third-person bio for herself, she's working as the senior lifestyle editor at Hunker. Her email: anna.gragert@hunker.com

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