Are you looking for a vegetarian stuffing recipe? This is the recipe for you! When there is meat in the stuffing at the holiday meal the vegetarian is immediately out for enjoying the stuffing dish, but it doesn’t have to be that way! I have an alternative stuffing recipe. You can make my Delicious Vegetarian Cheese and Tofu Stuffing recipe. I love this stuffing recipe! It’s so yummy!
This protein packed recipe adds extra protein to a holiday meal, or any meal, for the vegetarian.
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This recipe is super easy. It’s super easy and super yummy which are my main goals for cooking as a busy mom. I love how it adds protein to the meal in an unexpected way in a stuffing dish. This recipe would be great at a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal, but it would also be a great tasty addition to a meal any time of year. I love publishing this recipe and being able to offer vegetarians an alternative to traditional meat stuffing!
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Cooking with Tofu
Even though I’ve been a vegetarian for years, I’ve refrained from cooking much with tofu because I’ve shied away from making something only I would eat, especially when I already had so much to make for the rest of the family meal. However, I’m increasing my cooking with tofu these days. I’m pleased to say my meat-eating husband and son tried this dish too and they loved it (and they didn’t even notice the tofu was in it until I told them after they ate it).
This is a new favorite of mine. I recently developed this recipe and it’s so good and my family loves it, so now I have a great side dish to add to my holiday meals! This recipe is so easy and good, it can quickly be made as an everyday recipe too as a side dish for any meal. It would go well as a side for a meat entree as well. Yes, even though I am a vegetarian, I do cook meat.
I’m a Vegetarian Who Cooks Meat. What???
Although I’m a vegetarian, the rest of my family eats meat so I often cook in a hybrid way where I make the dish work for myself as a vegetarian, and for the rest of my family who are meat-eaters with one recipe. I’m the main cook for my family so I’ve come to cook in this hyrbid way for most family meals.
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Ingredients for Vegetarian Cheese and Tofu Stuffing
The common easy to find ingredients needed for this recipe include the following:
- cubed super firm tofu, drained
- olive oil
- cubed mild cheddar cheese
- grated Parmesan cheese
- Italian style bread crumbs
The cheddar cheese chunks will melt, but since they are coated with bread crumbs, they usually come off the pan easily if the pan was first sprayed with cooking spray. It also works best if the food is pushed off the pan into a bowl with a spatula while it is still hot. I always do this right after I pull it out of the oven.
The melted cheese chunks are delicious with the bread crumbs and tofu making it rather delicious with a glass of wine or milk:)
I hope you enjoy this recipe! I’d love to hear about how you like it, drop me a comment sometime about it if you make it:)
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Vegetarian Cheese and Tofu Stuffing
- 8 ounces tofu, super firm chunks drained
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, mild, cubed cubes about 1/4 by 1/2 inch square, 1 cup slightly overfull
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 cup Bread Crumbs, Italian Style
- Cut up cheddar cheese into approximately 1/4 by 1/2 inch cubes. Add to a large bowl.
- Drain 8 oz. cubed super firm tofu. Add tofu to the large bowl with the cheese cubes.
- Scramble two eggs with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Pour over cheese and tofu chunks. Stir well to coat.
- Add 1 cup Italian style bread crumbs and 1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese to a bowl and stir well.
- Add bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese mixture to the bowl with the egss/cheese/tofu. Stir well to coat cheese and tofu with bread crumbs.
- Spray a cookie sheet pan with cooking spray (I use PAM brand). Lay out the tofu and cheese chunks in a single layer across the pan.
- Cook in the oven at 375 degress for about 20 minutes before removing.
- Immediately after the pan is taken out of the oven, scrap it all off the cookie sheet into a large bowl using a spatula. The cheese will be melted. Stir and chop cheese chunks slightly as needed with a spatula. Serve warm.
Jordan | Read. Eat. Repeat. says
This is very different from the traditional southern stuffing we make here in TN. It sounds yummy though!
Julie Hoag says
Yes, it definitely is not a traditional stuffing recipe:) But, that is part of what I love about it! Though I do love meatless traditional stuffing, my recipe adds in more healthy ingredients to stuffing (though, did I mention I love traditional meatless stuffing:) Thanks so much for your comment!
Marie, Mamma's Cooking says
My daughter has recently discovered that she likes tofu, so I definitely need to figure out more ways to cook it! Your cookbook sounds amazing. There are so many families that need to cook hybrid meals. So useful!
Julie Hoag says
Thank you so much! I hope people find my cookbook helpful! This first cookbook of mine does not contain tofu, but my next one will! Plus I have some tofu recipes on my blog with plans for more;) Thanks so much for your comment and I hope you and your daughter and family love my recipe:) Mine sure does, my son just asked for it again last night!
Love the idea of using tofu in stuffing. Thank you for sharing. Happy holidays.
Julie Hoag says
Thank you:) I hope you enjoy! Happy Holidays to you as well:)
My niece is newly vegan so I’ll be sharing this recipe with her! It looks very tasty!
Julie Hoag says
Wonderful! I’m sure she would love this recipe vegan, simply delete the cheese and add in more tofu instead in it’s place:) I hope she likes it!! It’s super easy and super fast to make:)
I am a vegetarian and this sounds delicious. Will definitely try it.
Julie Hoag says
I’m vegetarian too and I LOVE this recipe! A great way to get the stuffing taste with tofu and cheese, so less carbs! I hope you enjoy:)