25+ Delicious Silken Tofu Recipes (Savory & Sweet)

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This collection of silken tofu recipes includes lots of easy savory and sweet ideas for this protein-packed food! Discover the wonderful versatility of this ingredient from creamy tarts to pasta dishes and more. 

Ever wondered what to do with that package of silken tofu in your kitchen? Well, our list of delicious vegan recipes featuring this high-protein ingredient will make you drool in no time.

Even tofu-skeptics will have to change their mind about this healthy food when it’s disguised in all of these vegan cheese sauces, pasta dishes, eggy vegan recipes, scrumptious desserts and hearty casseroles.

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Savory Recipes

Flavorful Silken Tofu Scramble
One common use for silken tofu is to make vegan scramble! This easy recipe comes together in 15 minutes using just 6 simple ingredients.
The protein-packed base is flavored with sweet paprika, garlic, black salt (for the egg flavor) and nutritional yeast!
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Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos
These scrumptious vegan tacos feature crispy cauliflower bites, spiced chickpeas, fresh salsa and creamy silken tofu ranch!
Try this family-friendly plant-based dinner that’s bursting with flavor and texture.
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Vegan Pasta Frittata
This versatile and nutritious vegan frittata features colorful veggies and your favorite pasta! It can be served for brunch, lunch or dinner, and is such a great way to use up leftover pasta.
Thanks to the silken tofu and black salt, it’s wonderfully creamy and eggy!
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03 Vegan Pasta Frittata
Vegan Silken Tofu Omelette
This savory high-protein breakfast option is a great example of the best uses for silken tofu! Our vegan omelette with chickpea flour turns out pretty different from this recipe here and we actually like both versions a lot.
It only takes about 10 minutes total and can be stuffed with your favorite sauteed veggies!
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04 vegan omelette
Easy Sweet Potato Soup
Whip up this easy Instant Pot sweet potato soup with silken tofu to warm up and feel super satisfied!
The tofu adds extra protein and creaminess to this meal which only requires 10 minutes of prep time and works well for batch cooking.
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05 sweet potato soup
Delicious Vegan Quiche
Make the best vegan quiche with a creamy, cheesy silken tofu filling and a flaky pie crust!
Use your favorite add-ins such as spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, mushrooms or vegan meat (lots of flavor suggestions included in the recipe) and make this quiche ahead of time for a special brunch.
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06 Vegan Quiche
Butternut Mac and Cheese
No one would believe that this creamy vegan comfort food actually features silken tofu!
Use your favorite pasta for this plant-based mac and cheese and with only a handful of simple staples such as garlic, nutritional yeast, butternut squash and salt, you can whip up this fall-inspired dinner in 30 minutes total.
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07 Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Vegan Tofu Shakshuka
Another delicious meal you could eat any time of the day is this undetectably vegan shakshuka. Yes, the little eggs you see there are fully plant-based and made from tofu!
Wonderfully spiced with onion, garlic, tomato paste, paprika, cumin and chili, this hearty recipe is loved by the whole family.
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12 tofu shakshuka
One-Pot ‘Baked’ Feta Pasta
Make this one-pot vegan feta pasta during busy weeknights in 30 minutes or less! It’s fully vegan, made from wholesome ingredients and so delicious.
Instead of being baked, it’s cooked on the stove and so easy to prepare.
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09 vegan feta pasta with basil
Boursin Style Vegan Cheese
Do you love dairy-free alternatives but think that store-bought vegan cheese is too expensive? This easy recipe is much more budget-friendly, takes 20 minutes to make and includes different flavor ideas.
Try this delicious Boursin cheese made from cashews, silken tofu, lemon juice, miso, garlic and a few other spices!
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10 Boursin Vegan Cheese Spread
Creamy Vegan Garlic Pasta
This quick and creamy vegan garlic pasta is the perfect lazy dinner idea for busy weeknights!
You can even pre-make the sauce to save more time and serve this family-approved pasta dish within only 20 minutes on its own or alongside some veggies.
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11 vegan garlic pasta
Grilled Vegan Seitan Chicken
Make your own vegan chicken with tofu, wheat gluten and a handful of spices with only 15 minutes of prep time!
It’s delicious on the grill, fried or in salads and everyone will be so surprised that you made this plant-based alternative at home.
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12 Grilled Chickn
Vegan Cottage Cheese
Creamy, tasty and so easy to make: this protein-packed vegan cottage cheese is so versatile and can be enjoyed sweet or savory!
It’s ready in 10 minutes total and features 2 types of tofu, lemon, nutritional yeast and salt.
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Easy Vegan Mayo
Instead of making cashew-based mayo, you can use silken tofu and aquafaba for a nut-free version!
The perfect low-calorie spread for your sandwiches, wraps and burgers or base for any potato salad dressing.
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14 Oil Free Vegan Mayo
Vegan Olivier Salad
This Russian salad is a great way to use your silken tofu mayo! Featuring potatoes, carrots, peas, gherkins and dill, it is so savory and hearty.
You can store it in the fridge for 3-4 days and serve it at dinner parties, celebrations or bring it to a vegan potluck.
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15 olivier salad
Easy Tofu Miso Soup
This Japanese miso soup is a nutritious umami-packed savory recipe that’s ready in just 15 minutes!
It’s super low in calories and made with seaweed, nori, mushrooms, spinach, scallions and silken tofu.
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16 Miso Soup in Bowls
Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole
This hearty vegan hash brown casserole is easy to make, very cheesy and can even be made with frozen hashbrowns to save a lot of time!
The creamy sauce is based on silken tofu and cashews to make it extra rich and protein-packed.
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17 cheesy hashbrown casserole

Sweet Recipes

Silken Tofu Chocolate Mousse
This 4-ingredient silken tofu chocolate mousse is super chocolatey, fluffy and high in protein!
Made from healthy vegan ingredients within just 15 minutes, it’s a delicious dessert idea for the whole family.
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small glass jars with homemade vegan chocolate mousse topped with raspberries and coconut
Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake
Another great way to serve tofu chocolate mousse is on a homemade cookie crust!
This delicious cake is undetectably protein-packed and super healthy, sweetened with dates and oh-so-chocolatey.
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Easy Vegan Tiramisu
Do you love Italian recipes? This easy vegan tiramisu requires only 5 core ingredients and 20 minutes to make.
No lady or sponge fingers are needed for this creamy crowd-pleasing dessert!
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20 easy vegan tiramisu
Lime Vanilla Cheesecake
Squash your cheesecake cravings with this no-bake vegan treat! Vanilla and lemon flavors join forces for the ultimately creamy, silky and lighter cheesecake.
Nobody will guess that this dessert is made with silken tofu!
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21 lime vanilla vegan cheesecake
Vegan Nutella Tart
This deliciously creamy and rich hazelnut chocolate mousse tart tastes just like Nutella and comes with a chocolate shortbread crust.
It’s surprisingly easy to make, decadent and will swoon any non-vegan!
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22 easy nutella tart
Baked Vegan Cheesecake
Let’s add another vegan cheesecake variety to this list! If you’re looking for a baked version, you’ll love this creamy filling made with silken tofu, raw cashews, dairy-free yogurt, lemon juice and vanilla extract.
Top with juicy berries if you like and serve on any special occasion!
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23 baked vegan cheesecake
Gooey Vegan Blondies
Try these rich and decadent dessert bars loaded with white chocolate chips!
These vegan blondies are made with brown sugar, oil, flour, vanilla and tofu — an unexpected combination but they turn out just wonderfully.
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24 vegan blondies
Silken Chocolate Peppermint Pie
Requiring only 10 minutes of hands-on prep time and minimal ingredients, this vegan chocolate peppermint pie is perfect around the holidays!
It combines a chocolate pie crust with a creamy silken tofu chocolate filling and is topped with crushed candy canes.
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25 Silken Chocolate Peppermint Pie
Vegan Lime Bars
These vegan lime bars are perfect during spring or summer! Naturally colored with avocado and a touch of spinach (yup!), they are wonderfully creamy thanks to the silken tofu and zesty from the lime juice.
Everyone will love this treat with a wonderful pistachio crust!
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26 vegan lime bars

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25+ Delicious Vegan Silken Tofu Recipes

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
This collection of vegan silken tofu recipes includes lots of easy savory and sweet ideas for this protein-packed food! Discover the wonderful versatility of this ingredient from creamy tarts to pasta dishes and more. The following 5-ingredient protein smoothie perfectly hides the tofu flavor and is so easy to make!
Serves 2


Easy Protein Smoothie

  • 8 ounces silken tofu 225 g
  • 2 bananas ripe
  • 2 cups frozen berries 250 g
  • 1 tablespoon homemade protein blend
  • cup water


  • Place all ingredients into your blender and blend on low for a few seconds. Add water if needed, then turn to high and blend until smooth.
  • Add some extra flavorings like vanilla or use different frozen fruit like mango or pineapple for this protein smoothie!


  • Enjoy the smoothie immediately, it will lose its texture over time.
  • You can swap the water for any plant-based milk if you like!
  • Find 25+ more silken tofu recipes in the article above.
Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: American
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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