How to Cook Tofu: Easy & Delicious Tofu Recipes
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No need to press the tofu for this recipe. It's best with firm tofu, not extra firm, though either works. If you have extra tofu cheese leftover use it as a spread, dip, or in pasta. Note: Be sure to factor in the time it takes for the dough to rise when looking at the cook time. You can premade pizza dough at the store if you'd rather not make your own.
Serves: 4-6
Pizza Dough
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ envelope active dry yeast
  • ¾ cups water, 110 degrees F
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour, bread flour, or all purpose flour + more for kneading
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • cornmeal, just a little for sprinkling on baking sheet
Tofu Cheese
  • 1 block of firm organic tofu
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1½ tsp sea salt
Pizza dough
  1. Combine the water, yeast, and sugar in a glass bowl, and stir well.
  2. Mix the flour and salt together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Make a well in the center of the bowl and pour in the yeast water.
  4. Stir well with a wooden spoon, and then knead the dough with your hands.
  5. Transfer the dough onto a floured workspace, and knead lightly to form the dough into a ball.
  6. Place the dough ball into another mixing bowl coated in a light layer of olive oil.
  7. Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap, or an equivalent to seal, and set aside for one hour to let the dough rise.
Tofu Cheese & Assembly
  1. While the dough is rising make your tofu cheese: place the tofu in a food processor, along with the nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar, and salt. Blend until creamy, then set aside until you’re ready to use it for the pizza.
  2. Once the dough has doubled or nearly tripled in size, remove it from the mixing bowl, and knead it into a ball again.
  3. Cut the ball in half or quarter, and form them into smaller balls.
  4. Place each ball onto a plate, and cover with a slightly damp and clean kitchen towel. Allow to set for 10 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 500°.
  6. Sprinkle some cornmeal onto a large baking sheet, press your pizza dough directly onto it (to prevent sticking), and flatten the dough into a thin pizza crust shape.
  7. Top with your pizza topping: sauce, of course, always goes first, then tofu cheese, then basil.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Serve immediately, and enjoy!
Recipe by Sweet Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne at