These Cajun tofu crumbles are a game-changer, because this recipe requires few ingredients, but tastes phenomenal.

I wanted to make an easy tofu crumbles that didn’t require tons of ingredients, and not with the typical Southwestern flavors with chili powder, cumin, and paprika.

It is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and incredibly flavorful! More amazing Cajun-inspired recipes to make are Cajun Oven Baked Potato Wedges, Cajun Bake Mac And Cheese, Cajun Quinoa Pilaf, and Cajun Tofu Salad

What is Tofu?

A common soy product originating in Asia, tofu is made by curdling fresh soymilk. It’s then pressed into blocks or pieces.

Both soft and firm varieties of tofu are available, depending on how much water has been extracted from the soybeans during processing.

These different types of tofu can be used in a variety of ways, from stir-fries to soups to desserts!

tofu crumbles in a blue bowl on a grey background

Health Benefits of Tofu:

Tofu is an incredible source of essential nutrients and micronutrients like selenium, manganese, and calcium. It’s also a good source of protein, especially for vegans and vegetarians.

In addition, it makes for a great addition to any weight loss diet because it’s low in calories but extremely filling and satisfying.

A 3.5-ounce serving of tofu can offer up to:

  • Calories: 70
  • Carbohydrate: 1.5 grams
  • Protein: 8 grams
  • Fat: 4 grams 
  • Dietary fiber: 1 gram
  • Manganese: 0.6 milligrams, or 31 percent of the daily requirement
  • Calcium: 201 milligrams, or 20 percent of the daily requirement
  • Selenium: 9.9 micrograms, or 14 percent of the daily requirement
  • Phosphorus: 121 milligrams, or 12 percent of the daily requirement
  • Copper: 0.2 milligrams, or 11 percent of the daily requirement
  • Iron: 1.6 milligrams, or 9 percent of the daily requirement
  • Magnesium: 37 milligrams, or 9 percent of the daily requirement
  • Zinc: 0.8 milligrams, or 6 percent of the daily requirement
  • Folate: 19 micrograms, or 5 percent of the daily requirement

Cajun Tofu Crumbles

Homemade Cajun Tofu Crumbles are so easy to prepare, it is great to add it to your meal prep rotation, you can easily prepare it and use it as a part of your dishes to add extra protein to your diet. This base recipe is perfect as is, or you can then add extra spices and herbs if you chose to,  depending on the dish you are adding it to. 

Cajun Tofu Crumbles Recipe

  • Tofu – for the tofu, I prefer to use only extra-firm or super-firm for a firmer texture. You can also freeze your tofu and defrost before making the crumbles. Freezing the tofu changes the texture, making it firmer and spongy. 
  • Olive Oil – the oil helps the seasonings stick better but you can make it oil-free. 
  • Bragg’s Liquid Aminos – substitute with soy sauce or tamari. 
  • Nutritional Yeast Flakes – sold at health food stores or online. 
  • Cajun/Creole Seasoning – used store-bought brands or make your own Homemade Creole Seasoning.  

tofu crumble ingredients on a wooden cutting board

How To Make Tofu Crumbles?

  1. Preheat oven 350℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, spray with cooking spray.
  2. Remove tofu from the package, drain the tofu, cover with paper towels, press tofu. 
  3. Mash tofu into small pieces. 
  4. Combine olive oil, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, nutritional yeast flakes, and Cajun or Creole seasoning in a medium bowl. Mix well.
  5. Pour mixture over crumbled tofu and mix well to coat.
  6. Spread tofu crumbles in a thin layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown and looks like ground meat. 
  7. Keep checking on the tofu and turn around to make sure they cook as evenly as possible. 

Can Tofu Crumbles Be Refrigerated?

Allow tofu crumbles to cool first, place your tofu in a container with a tight-fitting lid for about 4-5 days. 

Can I Freeze Tofu Crumbles?

Cool tofu. place in a freezer-safe container and store in freezer. 

tofu crumble on baking sheet

How To Include Tofu Crumbles In Recipes?

  • Add tofu crumbles to your Chili, soups, and stews at the end of cooking. Be mindful that the tofu crumbles will absorb some of the liquid in the pot, so you want to add it with extra liquid in mind.
  • Add tofu crumbles to pasta sauces.
  • Great filling for enchiladas, burritos, patties, Cornish pasties, empanadas, calzones, stuffed bell peppers, etc.
  • Use to make sloppy joe’s.
  • Use as a filling for stuffed cabbage.
  • Topping for pizza./
  • Great with taco salad, lettuce cups.
  • Lasagna, shepherd’s pie.

Other Tofu Recipes To Prepare

  1. Tofu Fries
  2. Tofu Bacon
  3. Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches
  4. Easy Tofu Scramble
  5. Tofu Tikka Masala

finished tofu crumbles on sheet pan

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Cajun Tofu Crumbles

Flavorful Cajun Tofu Crumbles is so easy to prepare with only 5 ingredients. The perfect vegan ground beef substitute that can be added to tacos, pizza, nachos, chili, or anywhere ground meat is used. 
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Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Soul
Keyword: Cajun tofu crumbles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 91kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 16-ounces extra-firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons Bragg’s liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, spray with cooking spray or brush with oil, set aside.
  • Remove tofu from the package, drain the tofu, cover with paper towels, place on a plate, and press down to remove excess liquid.
  • Mash tofu into small pieces using your fingers, fork, or potato masher.
  • Combine olive oil, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, nutritional yeast flakes, and Cajun or Creole seasoning in a medium bowl. Mix well.
  • Pour mixture over crumbled tofu and mix well to coat.
  • Spread tofu crumbles in a thin layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown and looks like ground meat.
  • Keep checking on the tofu and turn over to make sure they cook as evenly as possible and not burn.

Nutrition

Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 0.003mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1mg