Silken tofu recipes are loved around the globe and it is easy to see why! The smooth and creamy texture makes it a superstar ingredient, perfect for everything from soups and smoothies to decadent desserts and more. Remember that time it was used in a silken tofu chocolate cheesecake recipe in Masterchef Australia? That’s a good example of how versatile silken tofu can be in recipes!

Another bonus is that it packs a protein punch and is low in calories, making it a healthy choice too. And the best part? It’s like a flavor chameleon, taking on the flavors of what it’s cooked with – so you can use it easily in both savory and sweet dishes. Plus, it’s vegan and gluten-free, so it suits a wide range of dietary needs. Basically, silken tofu ingredient you didn’t know you were missing!

Silken Tofu Recipes

Now that you have discovered the versatility of silken tofu, why not make it the star of your next meal? Whip up a cozy breakfast, a hearty soup, a show-stopping dinner, or a delightful dessert. Ready to hop on the silken tofu recipe bandwagon? Here are some of our favorites to get you started.

Silken Tofu Soups and Appetizer Recipes

Korean Silken Tofu Soup

First on the list we have Korean Silken Tofu Soup. Also known as Sundubu Jjigae, this is a hearty, flavorful dish featuring silken tofu, vegetables, and sometimes seafood or meat, all simmered in a spicy broth. It is often enjoyed as a comforting meal during cold weather and is commonly served with rice and kimchi. Perfect for family dinners or casual gatherings, Sundubu Jjigae brings a taste of Korea to your table.

The BEST Korean Silken Tofu Soup The BEST Korean Silken Tofu Soup
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The BEST Korean Silken Tofu Soup
  • sesame oil
    2 tbsp sesame oil
  • gochugaru
    2 tbsp gochugaru korean red pepper flakes
  • cloves garlic
    3 cloves garlic chopped
  • spring onion
    1 spring onion large, chopped divid white to light greens and dark greens
  • kimchi
    0.5 cup kimchi chopped
  • water
    1.25 cup water
  • Korean soup soy sauce
    1 tbsp Korean soup soy sauce or light soy sauce, light in color, not in sodium
  • fish sauce
    1 tbsp fish sauce
  • seafood mix
    6 oz seafood mix Any seafood will work for this recipe or one kind, or your choice of protein
  • silken tofu
    14 oz silken tofu
  • egg
    1 egg

Silken Tofu with Soy-Sauced Tomatoes

If you love the grilling season (who doesn’t?), you will definitely love this refreshing Silken Tofu recipe with Soy-Sauced Tomatoes. This recipe combines smooth, creamy tofu with juicy tomatoes marinated in a savory soy sauce blend. It is an easy-to-prepare dish that can be served as either an appetizer or a side.

Silken Tofu With Soy-Sauced Tomatoes Silken Tofu With Soy-Sauced Tomatoes
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Silken Tofu With Soy-Sauced Tomatoes
This is a quick summer dish that capitalizes on juicy tomatoes and requires the stove to b e turned on for just a few minutes.
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  • cherry tomatoes
    1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • soy sauce
    1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • olive oil
    1 teaspoon olive oil
  • freshly ground black pepper
    freshly ground black pepper
  • silken tofu
    1 block silken tofu chilled
  • toasted sesame oil
    toasted sesame oil
  • scallions
    scallions Thinly sliced, optional
  • basil
    basil Thinly sliced, optional

Main Dish Recipes with Silken Tofu

Silken Tofu and Spinach Penne

Want a twist on your pasta? Then try Silken Tofu and Spinach Penne is both visually stunning and seeeriously delicious. Better than pesto? Maybe! And of course, this silken tofu recipe packs a nutritional punch. And who doesn’t love a comforting pasta dinner? It’s bound to be a winner with kids and adults alike.

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Silken Tofu and Spinach Penne
  • penne
    1 portion penne uncooked
  • baby spinach
    125 g baby spinach
  • silken tofu
    175 g silken tofu
  • cashews
    3 tbsp cashews raw
  • garlic clove
    1 garlic clove
  • nutritional yeast
    2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
    pinch salt
  • black pepper
    pinch black pepper cracked or ground
  • parmesan
    parmesan grated, optional
  • red pepper flakes
    red pepper flakes optional

Silken Tofu Vegetable Quiche

We also have a brunch idea just for you. We know how much y’all love weekend brunch vibes! This Silken Tofu Vegetable Quiche recipe is perfect for a relaxed Sunday gathering. Serve it warm or cold—it doesn’t matter. The light texture and wholesome ingredients are sure to satisfy both vegetarians and vegans alike. Want some? We sure do!

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Vegan veggie quiche with sweet potato crust with a secret ingredient. Wholesome, healthy, filling and delicious. Perfect for an easy brunch of breakfast!
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Prep: 10min Cook: 50min
  • sweet potatoes
    2 sweet potatoes medium
  • olive oil
    1 tsp olive oil
  • yellow onion
    1 yellow onion small, finely chopped
  • garlic cloves
    2 garlic cloves minced
  • cherry tomatoes
    1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • spinach
    4 cups spinach
  • firm silken tofu
    12 oz firm silken tofu
  • nutritional yeast
    3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp olive oil
  • garlic clove
    1 garlic clove
  • sea salt
    0.25 tsp sea salt
  • pepper
    0.25 tsp pepper
  • ground sage
    0.25 tsp ground sage
  • green onion
    green onion Chopped, for garnish, optional

Silken Mapo Tofu

Traditionally served as a main course in Chinese cuisine, Silken Mapo Tofu is perfect for adding some heat to your dinner routine. This dish features silken tofu cooked in a fiery sauce made from chili bean paste, Sichuan peppercorns, and ground pork or beef. Don’t forget to enjoy this classic with rice or noodles to guarantee that authentic dining experience!

Vegan Mapo Tofu Vegan Mapo Tofu
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Vegan Mapo Tofu
Spicy, delicious mapo tofu is usually made with ground pork, but for this vegan recipe, we use chopped shiitake mushrooms and haven't sacrificed any umami!
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Prep: 10min Cook: 20min
  • vegetable oil
    4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Sichuan peppercorns
    1.5 tablespoons Sichuan peppercorns coarsely ground, reserve 1/4 teaspoon for garnish at the end
  • ginger
    3 tablespoons ginger finely minced
  • garlic
    3 tablespoons garlic finely minced
  • fermented black beans
    1 tablespoon fermented black beans
  • thai bird chilies
    1 thai bird chilies thinly sliced
  • shiitake mushrooms
    110 g shiitake mushrooms finely chopped
  • spicy bean sauce
    1 tablespoons spicy bean sauce depending on your desired salt / spice levels
  • chili oil
    1 tablespoon chili oil
  • water
    0.67 cup water or vegetable or mushroom broth
  • cornstarch
    2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • silken tofu
    1 pound silken tofu or soft tofu, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • sesame oil
    0.25 teaspoon sesame oil
  • sugar
    0.25 teaspoon sugar
  • scallion
    1 scallion finely chopped


Shakshuka with silken tofu offers a delicious twist on another classic, this time from the Middle East! This flavorful dish combines a traditional shakshuka sauce with the silky smoothness of tofu as a substitute for the eggs. And trust us, it’s just as good as the original! Also perfect for brunch or a hearty dinner, it is packed with protein and bursting with flavor thanks to tomatoes, onions, and spices. Whether you’re vegan or not, this silken tofu recipe is truly a must-try!

Easy Vegan Shakshuka Easy Vegan Shakshuka
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Easy Vegan Shakshuka
Our Vegan Shakshuka is a tomato-rich dish that you can enjoy for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner. Easy to prepare, using simple ingredients, you will want to make this plant-based version of the classic Shakshuka more than once.
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Prep: 10min Cook: 20min
  • yellow onion
    1 yellow onion
  • garlic cloves
    3 garlic cloves
  • red pepper
    1 red pepper small
  • sweet smoked paprika
    1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
  • cumin
    1.5 teaspoon cumin
  • canned chopped tomatoes
    400 g canned chopped tomatoes
  • spinach
    1 cup spinach
  • silken tofu
    150 g silken tofu
  • turmeric
    0.25 teaspoon turmeric
  • fresh cilantro
    fresh cilantro
  • salt
  • pepper
    pepper to taste

Sweets and Desserts

Mitarashi Dango

Silken Tofu Mitarashi Dango offers a delightful spin on this Japanese favorite dessert! These tender rice dumplings gain a special touch from the creamy texture of silken tofu, creating a distinctive flavor and feel. Coated in a luscious mitarashi sauce—a sweet and savory soy glaze—they deliver a perfect mix of sweetness and umami. Often enjoyed at Japanese festivals or as a tasty treat, these dango are cherished for their soft, pillowy texture. This treat will leave you craving more!

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Prep: 25min
  • glutinous rice flour
    300 g glutinous rice flour Shiratamako, or Mochiko
  • Silken Tofu
    375 g Silken Tofu 3-6 tsp if it seems too dry
  • water
    water for boiling
  • water
    bowl water ice
  • bamboo skewers
    9 bamboo skewers
  • soy sauce
    3 tbsp soy sauce
  • sugar
    6 tbsp sugar
  • mirin
    3 tbsp mirin
  • Corn starch
    3 tsp Corn starch
  • water
    7.5 tbsp water Cold

Chocolate Tofu Pudding

Chocolate Tofu Pudding is a show-stopping dessert, perfect for impressing guests at any party or occasion. This treat blends the creamy smoothness of silken tofu with rich chocolate, creating a really indulgent dessert. And secretly, it’s actually pretty healthy too. Not that you’d guess from the taste. It promises one thing—irresistible chocolatey goodness!

Quick and Easy Vegan Chocolate Tofu Pudding Quick and Easy Vegan Chocolate Tofu Pudding
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Quick and Easy Vegan Chocolate Tofu Pudding
This Vegan Chocolate Tofu Pudding is made with minimal ingredients, packed with protein an d is the perfect healthy treat that takes about 5 minutes to make!
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Prep: 5min
  • tofu
    16 ounces Silken tofu organic
  • cacao powder
    0.33 cup cacao powder
  • maple syrup
    0.25 cup maple syrup
  • vanilla extract
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • salt
    pinch salt

Chocolate Mousse Pie

Let’s jump in to another chocolatey recipe. Did you know that you can make a vegan version of Chocolate Mousse Pie using silken tofu? This dessert is a wonderful surprise, blending the deep notes of chocolate with the smooth texture of silken tofu. Dare we say it’s better than the tried and tested original recipe? We’ll let you decide, but either way, it is a unique treat that’s bound to wow your guests. For more vegan recipes ideas, click here.

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Mind-Blowing Vegan Chocolate Pie
This vegan chocolate pie is a five-ingredient, no-bake miracle. The ultra-thick and creamy chocolate pie filling is made with (wait for it)… tofu, almond butter, almondmilk, and melted chocolate. Easy!
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Prep: 10min
  • firm silken firm tofu
    12 ounces firm silken firm tofu
  • chocolate almondmilk
    0.5 cup Almond Breeze chocolate almondmilk
  • almond butter
    0.5 cup almond butter
  • chocolate chips
    12 ounces chocolate chips
  • flaky sea salt
    flaky sea salt for topping
  • pie crust
    pie crust ! ideas in the notes section

Pina Colada Chia Pudding

Tropical vibes, anyone? Try this Pina Colada Chia Pudding recipe! This is not your ordinary pudding. It combines smooth silken tofu with the tropical flavors of pineapple and coconut. How mouthwatering can it get? Perfect for a refreshing breakfast or a light dessert, this pudding brings the taste of the tropics to your table.

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This might be my favourite breakfast for busy weeks! It tastes amazing, it’s fresh and c reamy, and the addition of silken tofu really up the protein content, making you feel full and satisfied for longer. It’s also packed with omega-3s and fibre. It’s a great way to include more pineapple into your diet. Pineapple is rich in Vitamin C and polyphenols. It also contains a digestive enzyme called bromelain, which helps break down protein and is a great food to include for gut health.
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Prep: 5min
  • chia seeds
    0.75 cup chia seeds
  • unsweetened coconut milk
    1 cup unsweetened coconut milk the drinking kind, not the extra creamy one used for cooking
  • pineapple
    2 cups pineapple + 1, fresh or frozen
  • silken tofu
    300 g silken tofu
  • maple syrup
    2 tbsp maple syrup
  • coconut flakes
    2 tbsp coconut flakes
  • unsweetened soy yogurt
    0.75 cup unsweetened soy yogurt

Silken Tofu Hacks For Success

After checking out all these delicious recipes with silken tofu, you probably want to start cooking right away. Even armed with the best recipes (like these ones, obviously) it is easy to make a few mistakes. And those common mistakes can be the difference between your dish being a success or a flop.

Silken tofu’s unique texture and subtle flavor make it a wonderful ingredient, but it also requires some special handling to truly shine in your recipes. Let us help you make silken tofu recipes foolproof every time! Here are some tips to avoid the common pitfalls when handling your silken tofu:

Skipping the Draining Step

Not draining silken tofu properly can lead to a watery dish. Always drain the excess liquid and, if needed, gently press the tofu with a paper towel. Don’t forget this crucial step! It’s key to getting the right texture in your silken tofu recipes, because it helps the tofu absorb flavors better.

Handling Too Roughly

If there were a list of the most fragile ingredients, silken tofu would definitely be at the top (move over, eggs!). It can easily break apart if not handled carefully. Use a gentle touch when cutting or transferring it. For dishes that require whole pieces, do use a spatula or your hands to move the tofu to prevent crumbling.

Not Seasoning for Flavor

Silken tofu has a mild flavor that can be enhanced by seasoning, but many skip this step. Even a quick seasoning can make your silken tofu recipes more flavorful. Use soy sauce, lemon juice, or just plain salt for a tasty boost.


If you think you can’t overcook tofu, think again. Overcooking can ruin silken tofu’s delicate texture, turning it mushy. To keep its creamy consistency, add silken tofu towards the end of cooking or use it in recipes that require minimal heat, like blending into soups or creating cold desserts. Keep an eye on cooking times, and your silken tofu will stay perfectly smooth and luscious.

Improper Storage

To keep your silken tofu fresh and flavorful, proper storage is essential. After opening, transfer the tofu to an airtight container and cover it with fresh water. Make sure to change the water every day up to a maximum of 5 days to maintain its quality.

Bringing It All Together

Silken tofu is a kitchen superstar, adding a creamy texture and delicate flavor to a variety of dishes. Whether you’re whipping up rich desserts or savory meals, its versatility can take your cooking to a whole new level.

Now that you’ve come to know some mouthwatering silken tofu recipes, why not explore further? Our app is packed with a ton of mouthwatering dishes just waiting for you – there’s truly something for everyone!