18+ Easy TVP Recipes (Textured Vegetable Protein)

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Skip the meat and make these easy TVP recipes bursting with texture, flavor and plant-based protein. Healthy and tasty ideas for the whole family!

Textured vegetable protein is one of those affordable and versatile vegan ingredients that make plant-based recipes super meaty.

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It’s usually made of dehydrated soy and can be flavored in many ways to create protein-packed meals from tacos to pizza, pasta and other family-friendly choices.

From little granules to larger chunks or soy curls, TVP comes in many shapes and sizes!

The following picks are great for budget-friendly weeknight dinners, parties and everything in between! Enjoy.

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18+ Easy TVP Recipes (Textured Vegetable Protein)

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Skip the meat and make these easy TVP recipes bursting with texture, flavor and plant-based protein. Healthy and tasty ideas for the whole family! The following Hungarian goulash is a flavorful and easy one-pot dinner idea that’s great for meal prep.


Easy Vegan Goulash

  • 1 cup TVP (100 g)
  • 2 cups low-sodium veggie broth (480 ml)
  • 2 large potatoes, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 3 cups low-sodium veggie broth (720 ml)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 14-oz cans crushed tomatoes (800 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar


  1. Put the TVP into a medium-sized bowl and cover with 2 cups of hot vegetable broth. Let it soak for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, put a large pot over medium heat and add potatoes, carrots, vegetable broth, onion, garlic, canned tomatoes and all spices. Mix well to combine, then bring to a boil.
  3. Once the TVP has soaked for 15 minutes, add it with the soaking liquid to the large pot together with the bell peppers. Stir to combine and cook for 20-30 more minutes.
  4. Check with a fork to see whether the potatoes have softened, then adjust your goulash to taste preferences.
  5. Serve with pasta, bread or rice.


  • Add some cooked beans or lentils for even more protein!
  • If you have extra time, roast the spices before starting your goulash.
  • Find 18+ more vegan TVP recipes in the article above!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: ¼ recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 698mgCarbohydrates: 100gFiber: 24gSugar: 28gProtein: 31g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

1 thought on “18+ Easy TVP Recipes (Textured Vegetable Protein)”

  1. Loved the tacos, hated the burger! The texture was mushy and slimy. I think that putting the ingredients through the food processor takes all the texture out of the textured vegetable protein leaving you with mush.


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