Vegetarian Tofu Nachos

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We eat tofu once a week.  It’s a great vegetarian protein and can be cooked with an array of spices.   While I usually make Asian food with tofu, every now and then I get a little crazy and do something different.

Tofu Nachos are a tasty way to add protein to your vegetarian nachos.

Last week when I pulled the tofu out of the refrigerator I did not want to make Asian food.  We had already had Asian twice that week and I was in the mood for something else.   As I contemplated what to make, I looked in the cupboard and saw a huge bag of tortilla chips.

In a crazy twist I decided to make tofu nachos.   I’ve never had tofu nachos before and I had no recipe but I just decided to go for it.  In the past I’ve made vegetarian nachos using black beans, refried beans, cheese, peppers, and salsa so I used the same basic principal but added tofu in as a protein.

Vegetarian Tofu Nachos

All I did was chop the tofu up and season it with salt, pepper, and taco seasoning.   I cooked it in a pan for about 10 minutes in order to firm up the tofu.  Then I layered it in a pan with the other nacho ingredients and baked it for 10 minutes.

Vegetarian Tofu Nachos are delicious.

The resulting nachos were good.   My husband and I were both a little worried when they came out of the oven but as soon as we tasted them our worried dissipated.   The tofu really just had a Mexican flavor to it and it tasted great with the other items on the nachos.  They  were hot, crunchy, and tasted great with a little sour cream on top.

Tofu Nachos are a tasty way to add protein to your vegetarian nachos.

Vegetarian Tofu Nachos

Baked nachos made with cumin spiced tofu and other vegetarian ingredients.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Hezzi-D


  • 1 lb extra firm tofu drained, pressed, and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 c. tortilla chips
  • 1 c. refried beans
  • 1 4 oz can green chilies
  • 1 c. salsa
  • 1 c. cheddar or Pepper Jack cheese
  • sour cream


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Toss the tofu with the taco seasoning.
  • In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the tofu and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Place the tortilla chips in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Add the tofu, refried beans, green chililes, and salsa. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake the nachos for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and serve with sour cream.


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Tofu Nachos are a great way to add protein to your meal without meat!

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