Best Silken Tofu Recipes {Vegan + Dairy-Free}

Best Silken Tofu Recipes {Vegan + Dairy-Free}

Trying to figure out just what to make out of your soft, jiggly package of silken tofu? We’ve found some of the most delicious and easy to make vegan silken tofu recipes out there so you have plenty of amazing ideas! From breakfast to dessert, there’s a silken tofu recipe out there for you! Plus, all of these recipes are vegetarian, plant-based, and dairy-free.

Ever had a slice of vegan cheesecake? Chances are that it was made using silken tofu! Silken tofu is the softest type of tofu. It packs the highest water content, making it ideal for blending into dips, desserts and more. You can do so much with this tasty tofu—enjoy a silken tofu smoothie, vegan ranch dressing, or have a warm bowl of silken tofu soup!

Widely available at supermarkets and Asian grocery stores, you should have no problem finding a package of silken tofu in your area or online. With so many different ways to use silken tofu, we figured we’d share some of our very favorite silken tofu recipes in this guide!

Best Silken Tofu Recipe Round Up Photos of Different Dishes

Sweet Silken Tofu Recipes

Silken Tofu Peanut Butter Chocolate Pudding

One of the easiest and yummiest silken tofu recipes you could ever make, this peanut butter chocolate pudding will have your taste buds dancing and your heart singing. Made with only five ingredients, this delicious dairy-free dessert will come together in a matter of minutes!

vegan chocolate pudding in multiple mugs against a brown surface

Silken Tofu Chocolate Mousse

It’s hard to beat this amazingly creamy vegan dessert recipe for silken tofu chocolate mousse by Nutriciously. Filled with protein and antioxidants, this dessert only takes a few minutes to make but will win over hungry hearts and tofu skeptics alike.

vegan chocolate mousse in glass jars with raspberries

Vegan Crème Brûlée

Warning: this silken tofu recipe from Veggiekins may bring you ridiculously high levels of pure joy. Along with tofu, this vegan crème brûlée is made from ingredients such as cashew butter, vanilla extract, and is completely dairy-free and gluten-free. It’s also quite easy to make and comes together in just a few minutes. Don’t have a butane torch to caramelize the sugar? Just pop in the oven!

vegan creme brûlée in a small white ramekin

Butternut Squash Puff Pastry Tart

A recipe with amazing flavor and texture that’s beautiful to boot, this butternut squash puff pastry dish by Lovely Jubley is great for a snack, breakfast, or even dessert! Made with tofu ricotta and roasted butternut squash, this may quickly become one of your favorite things to make, especially around the holidays.

butternut squash tart on a plate

Vegan Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake

Sweet, slightly tart, and oh-so comforting, this vegan chocolate cherry cheesecake recipe from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen comes together quickly and will last throughout the week! This is also a gluten-free vegan dessert thanks to the flourless crust made from dates, walnuts, cocoa powder, and sea salt! Top off with some vegan whipped cream and thank us later.

chocolate cherry cheesecake on a plate with vegan whipped cream

Easy Vegan Tiramisu

There’s nothing like a little tiramisu to end your day on a high note. This deliciously decadent no-bake recipe from Rainbow Nourishments calls for firm silken tofu (which you can get through brands such as Mori-Nu) and only a handful of other ingredients such as strong coffee, canned coconut milk, and vegan cookies. You’ll love how easy it is to make this amazing vegan dessert at home!

slice of vegan tiramisu on a plate

Creamy Vegan Cannoli Dip

Say what?! Vegan cannoli dip?! Why, yes! This amazingly sweet and simple recipe from Veggie Fun Kitchen is an amazing dairy-free and gluten-free treat that will have you dreaming of it for days to come. Made from silken tofu, cashews, and other sweet and creamy ingredients, this awesome silken tofu dessert takes just a few minutes to bring to life.

vegan cannoli dip with sprinkles, chocolate chips, and waffle cone pieces

Vegan Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

What’s better than regular vegan cheesecake? Why, this vegan double layer pumpkin cheesecake by Plant Based RD! Using silken tofu, rolled oats, pumpkin puree, and more, this decadent silken tofu dessert will lift your spirits and impress your loved ones while showing them that tofu is one awesome ingredient!

vegan double layer pumpkin cheesecake with pecans on a plate

Vegan Noodle Kugel

This traditional Jewish recipe is typically made with lots of dairy but this vegan version calls for silken tofu along with other dairy-free ingredients instead. Your loved ones will never be able to tell that silken tofu is the secret ingredient here!

Vegan Key Lime Pie

vegan noodle kugel on a plate with a fork

What’s tangy and sweet and needs silken tofu to be complete? This vegan key lime pie recipe from This Healthy Kitchen! Made with silken tofu, cashews, avocado, lime juice, and sugar, this pie comes together in just a few minutes but is recommended to freeze for at least four hours before serving.

vegan key lime pie

Savory Silken Tofu Recipes

Vegan Buffalo Queso

Made from silken tofu, cashews, buffalo sauce, and just a few other simple ingredients, this buffalo queso is a most delicious and easy silken tofu recipe. Enjoy on a sandwich, make a vegan mac and cheese, or just devour on its own!

vegan buffalo queso in a bowl garnished with scallions on a cutting board

Easy Miso Soup

This comforting and nutritious miso soup from Happy Kitchen will warm your heart and soul with ingredients such as silken tofu, mushrooms, seaweed, and scallions. Have it alongside other tofu dishes or as a main course served with rice or noodles!

miso soup in a bowl with mushrooms, tofu, and seaweed

Cheesy Vegan Crab Dip

This incredible silken tofu recipe for cheesy vegan crab dip by From My Bowl truly has it all: texture, flavor, and zero animal products! Cashews, oyster mushrooms, nutritional yeast, and more combine to make an incredibly unique and delicious vegan crab dip that you won’t be able to stop dreaming of.

vegan crab dip in a white casserole dish with a spoon stuck into it

Cold Silken Tofu Dish

Inspired by Liangban Tofu (aka spicy cold tofu), this silken tofu recipe by The Viet Vegan is refreshing, delicious, and super quick to make. Want to make more of a meal? Just serve alongside a bowl of rice, cucumber salad, or noodles!

cold silken tofu on a plate with scallion and sesame seed garnish and soy sauce

Vegan Egg Sandwich

Ever crave a vegan version of those egg sandwiches from when you were a kid? Well luckily this amazing recipe using silken tofu from Vegan Punks will hit the spot! Made with both firm and silken tofu along with a variety of other tasty ingredients, this egg-free sandwich comes together in just a few minutes.

vegan egg sandwich on parchment paper

Vegan Fried Rice

Super simple and simply delicious, this vegan fried rice recipe from My Goodness Kitchen is a quick and efficient meal for any time throughout the week! For an eggy texture, kala namak is recommended to add to the tofu but is absolutely not necessary. Naturally gluten-free, this recipe is also an excellent go-to for serving large groups of people!

vegan fried rice in a bowl with broccoli and other veggies

Vegan Artichoke Dip

Whether you’re throwing a party or just love a good spread, this spinach artichoke dip from Sweet Simple Vegan is the answer to your dip dreams. Silken tofu, vegan cream cheese, and other flavorful ingredients come together to make a deliciously dairy-free and creamy masterpiece.

vegan artichoke dip in a casserole dish with toasted bread pieces

VBLTA Grain Bowl with Vegan Soft Boiled Eggs

Vegan soft boiled eggs?! Why, yes! This incredible recipe from Hot for Food features a way to turn silken tofu into a super realistic vegan egg to enjoy with a fully flavorful grain bowl.

vegan grain bowl with vegan eggs

Silken Tofu Dressing

Creamy, tangy, and 100% tasty, this vegan ranch dressing from Connoisseurus Veg is great for pouring onto any salad, dipping fries into, or pouring onto a colorful wrap. You may never want to buy pre-made vegan dressing from the store again!

jar of homemade vegan ranch dressing next to a bowl of salad

Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

Great for spreading onto a falafel sandwich or dipping your favorite veggies into, this vegan tzatziki sauce recipe from Running on Real Food is creamy, comforting, and just what you need to take your lunch game to the next level. Made from silken tofu, grated cucumber, and a variety of herbs, it’ll come together in just a few minutes and last for up to five days in the refrigerator!

vegan tzatziki sauce in a bowl with cucumber and falafel garnish

Oil-Free Vegan Macaroni Salad

This oil-free vegan macaroni salad from Vegan Yack Attack uses silken tofu as the base for a super tasty vegan mayo! Along with cashews, white vinegar, agave, and salt, you’ll have an amazing vegan mayo recipe to smother over cooked macaroni and quintessential mac salad ingredients such as chopped red onion and red bell pepper. 

vegan macaroni salad in a large black bowl

Creamy Vegan Garlic Pasta

Perfect for a cozy night in, this dynamic vegan garlic pasta by Delightful Adventures uses silken tofu as the secret ingredient for a perfectly creamy garlic sauce. Super easy to make and so ridiculously satisfying, you’ll have a delicious dinner to enjoy in just about 20 minutes.

vegan garlic pasta on a plate

Vegan Quiche

This beautiful vegan quiche recipe by A Virtual Vegan makes a bangin’ breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Using silken tofu, nutritional yeast, and vegan cheese, this dish can easily be adapted to fit your culinary desires with additional veggies such as asparagus, spinach, or peppers!

vegan quiche slices with tomato on top on a plate

Vegan Sour Cream

From Bree’s Vegan Life comes this awesomely simple and versatile silken tofu recipe for vegan sour cream! Once you whip this up, you may find yourself unable to eat a potato or sandwich without it!

vegan sour cream in a jar

We hope this roundup of silken tofu recipes gives you some serious motivation to get out there and give some new dishes a try! Be sure to let us know below what you decide to fill your belly with and happy cooking!

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This roundup of silken tofu recipes was written by Amanda Meth and edited by Michelle Cehn, copyright of World of Vegan™. This article may contain affiliate links, and shopping through these links supports our work at World of Vegan. Thank you!

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