Easy Tofu Scramble Recipe

Are you looking for a healthy way to spice up your standard scrambled eggs? If that's the case, then we have just what the doctor ordered with this easy tofu scramble that not only looks delicious but also tastes amazing. Tofu has many health benefits, and according to the BBC, it contains all the different amino acids your body needs. Additionally, it's packed with iron and calcium, so you can feel good about eating it. 

This dish goes with just about any breakfast food you could imagine, and it's also very filling. Another great part about this tofu scramble is that you can whip it up quickly, as it requires less than 15 minutes to prepare. Sounds easy enough, right? Kristen Carli is the mastermind behind this delightful breakfast dish that is sure to become your new favorite. She shares that her favorite part is that it's a "great option for those that don't eat eggs, maybe due to an allergy or veganism." 

To find out how to make our easy tofu scramble, keep scrolling.

Gather the ingredients

First, you need to make sure that you have all the ingredients needed for the dish. Luckily. there are only nine items that go into the recipe, keeping it affordable and easy. All that is required is olive oil, a diced red onion, garlic, extra firm tofu, and nutritional yeast. In addition, the recipe calls for a few spices, including ground turmeric, onion powder, salt, pepper, and cilantro to garnish. Hopefully, you'll already have several of those in your spice cabinet, saving you even more. 

Once you have all the items needed, you can get the cooking party started. Don't worry, it's super easy! 

Begin to cook your tofu scramble

First, find a medium-sized skillet you can cook your tofu scramble in. Then, turn your burner to medium heat and add olive oil to the skillet. Wait for the oil to heat up, and then it should start to sizzle. Once it starts to crackle, toss in the diced onion and the garlic to cook. By now, your kitchen should smell pretty amazing.

Wait until the onion turns translucent, which will take about five minutes over medium heat. Once the onion is good to go, move onto the next step.

Add the tofu

Now it's time for the star ingredient to make its way into the skillet. Add the tofu on top of the onion and garlic. Since it usually comes in a big block, you'll want to break it up with a wooden spoon. This will make it look more like scrambled eggs than tofu. 

Cook the tofu with the onions and garlic for about five minutes, allowing the tofu to cook thoroughly before adding the spices. Continue to stir the mixture as the tofu cooks so that nothing sticks to the bottom of the pan. We're getting closer, folks! 

Add the spices

Once the tofu cooks for about five minutes, it's time to add in the rest of the ingredients. This will also give the plain tofu a little bit of flavor and color. Throw in the nutritional yeast, turmeric, onion powder, salt, and pepper. When you have all of those items added, you can stir everything to combine. 

Cook over medium heat for an additional five minutes or so, making sure to give it a stir from time to time. Then you can remove the skillet from the stove. The good news is that it's almost ready to enjoy. 

Serve your tofu scramble for breakfast

Once you finish cooking the tofu, it's time to serve. Yep, that's definitely the best part of the recipe. Feel free to use either a plate or a bowl for serving. You can add cilantro on top for garnish. 

There are several items that pair well with the breakfast dish, including your favorite type of toast. Carli also suggests serving the tofu scramble with "some sautéed greens like spinach or kale." All around, it's just a healthy breakfast! 

Leftovers are also great! "Leftovers are awesome," Carli shares. "They store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days." 

Easy Tofu Scramble Recipe
5 from 37 ratings
Are you looking for a way to spice up your scrambled eggs? If that's the case, then we have just what the doctor ordered with this easy tofu scramble.
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Easy Tofu Scramble on plate
Total time: 12 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ red onion, diced
  • 1 block of extra firm tofu, drained
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Cilantro, for garnish
  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, add olive oil. Once hot, add onion. Cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add tofu and break up with a wooden spoon. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add nutritional yeast, turmeric, onion powder, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Cook for another 5 minutes. Serve with cilantro for garnish.
Calories per Serving 189
Total Fat 10.8 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 9.0 g
Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
Total Sugars 1.1 g
Sodium 248.3 mg
Protein 19.0 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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