How to Make a simple Sweet and Spicy Tofu Pizza

Are you a vegan, vegetarian or one who’s bored of eating pizzas the usual way? Are you now looking for a new flavor? If that’s the case, you might want to try cooking this simple recipe. Just as its name suggests, tofu pizza uses tofu instead of meat and sausages.

Tofu Pizza Recipe

Tofu Pizza
Slice into tofu pizza perfection – a slice of plant-based paradise.
Simple Sweet And Spicy Tofu Pizza

Sweet and Spicy Tofu Pizza

This is highly recommended for those who want to eat pizza but are quite worried by more calories regular pizzas used to have. But whether you’re a vegetarian or not, this sweet and spicy snack will definitely make your day!
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Course: Bread, Main dishes, Party
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: pizza, Sweet and Spicy Tofu Pizza
CookingStyle: Baking
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 513kcal
Author: Food and Meal
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For Pizza

  • 1 whole pack Pizza Dough
  • 1 packet Extra-firm Tofu or Paneer
  • 2 cups Pineapple Salsa
  • 2 cups Low-fat Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • ¾ cup Sweet and Sour sauce
  • 1 cup Gouda or Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 2 pcs. Medium onions thinly sliced
  • simple Sweet and Spicy Tofu Pizza

For the Jerk Sauce


  • Prepare the tofu first by slicing it into small cubes and cooking it in an oil-greased pan until it turns light brown in color before setting it aside.
  • Using a blender or food processor, grind the habaneros along with tomato puree until it becomes a thick paste. Cook the paste by heating it in a pan along with some oil for one minute. After that, mix the rest of the jerk sauce ingredients and cook until the sauce becomes thick. Add tofu and mix until everything is well-blended.
  • Next, prepare the pizza dough by setting it on top of a baking tray before poking some holes in its base by means of a fork. Spread the jerk sauce in its base before sprinkling it with some gouda cheese. After that, add the pineapple salsa, jerk tofu and mozzarella cheese.
  • Transfer the pizza in the oven preheated 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake it for at least 15 to 20 minutes until the cheese bubbles and becomes fully-melted. Remove from oven and slice using a pizza slicer before serving.



Simple Sweet And Spicy Tofu Pizza
Simple sweet and spicy tofu pizza
Simple Sweet And Spicy Tofu Pizza
Simple sweet and spicy tofu pizza
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Serving: 1serving | Calories: 513kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 1909mg | Potassium: 649mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 1467IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 744mg | Iron: 3mg
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Alternative Method: Tofu Pizza on the Grill

Tofu Pizza
Fresh, colorful ingredients are the key to a flavorful tofu pizza.


  • 1 pound pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 8 ounces firm tofu, pressed and cubed
  • 1 cup vegan mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers, sliced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish


  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (around 400°F/200°C).
  • While the grill is heating, roll out your pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness. Brush one side with olive oil.
  • Place the tofu cubes in a bowl and add minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat the tofu evenly.
  • Once the grill is hot, place the pizza dough on the grates, oiled side down. Grill for 2-3 minutes, or until the dough has grill marks and is slightly firm.
  • Flip the dough using tongs or a grill spatula. Quickly spread tomato sauce over the grilled side.
  • Sprinkle the shredded vegan mozzarella cheese over the tomato sauce, then add the seasoned tofu cubes, bell peppers, red onion, and cherry tomatoes.
  • Close the grill lid and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until the crust is golden and the toppings are cooked to your liking.
  • Carefully remove the pizza from the grill using your grill spatula.
  • Garnish with fresh basil leaves and a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Slice and serve your Grilled Tofu Pizza for a mouthwatering, smoky twist on the classic.

Tips for making Tofu Pizza

Tofu Pizza
Take your grilled tofu pizza on a picnic for an outdoor culinary adventure.

Serving Suggestions

  • Side Delights: Serve your grilled Tofu Pizza with a side of fresh salad or roasted vegetables. The contrast of flavors will add depth to your meal.
  • Garnish Galore: Add a touch of luxury by sprinkling freshly chopped basil, a drizzle of balsamic glaze, or a handful of arugula on top of your pizza.
  • Beverage Bliss: Pair your Tofu Pizza with a refreshing beverage like a cold, crisp white wine, or opt for a homemade iced tea with lemon and mint for a zesty twist.
  • Outdoor Picnic: Take your grilled Tofu Pizza on a picnic. It’s easy to pack and doesn’t require reheating, making it a perfect choice for alfresco dining.
  • Pizza Party: Organize a pizza night with friends or family, and let everyone customize their grilled Tofu Pizza with their favorite toppings. It’s a fun and interactive dining experience.

Cooking Tips

Tofu Pizza
Grilling tofu pizza: the art of creating smoky plant-based delight.
  • Oil the Grates: Before placing your pizza dough on the grill, make sure the grates are well-oiled to prevent sticking.
  • Keep an Eye On It: Grilling times may vary depending on your grill’s heat, so keep a close eye on your pizza. A few grill marks are good; burnt crust, not so much.
  • Precook Toppings: Precook any vegetables that take longer to soften, like bell peppers or eggplant, before adding them to the pizza. This ensures they’ll be perfectly tender.
  • Use a Pizza Stone: If you have a pizza stone for your grill, use it. It helps distribute heat evenly and ensures a crispy crust.
  • Rotate the Pizza: To ensure even cooking, rotate the pizza on the grill occasionally. This prevents one side from getting too charred.

FAQs about Tofu Pizza

Tofu Pizza
Customize your grilled tofu pizza with your favorite toppings.
  • Can I use a different protein instead of tofu? Absolutely, feel free to substitute tofu with tempeh, seitan, or your favorite plant-based protein. Adjust cooking times accordingly.
  • How long should I preheat the grill for Tofu Pizza? Preheat the grill for at least 10-15 minutes on medium-high heat to ensure it’s hot enough for cooking.
  • What’s the best way to store leftover grilled Tofu Pizza? Store any leftover pizza in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat in the oven or on the grill for the best results.
  • Can I use a gluten-free pizza dough for this recipe? Certainly, use a gluten-free pizza dough if you have dietary restrictions. Just ensure it’s grill-friendly.
  • How can I prevent the pizza from sticking to the grill grates? Before placing the dough on the grill, oil the grates well using a brush or a piece of folded paper towel. This will help prevent sticking and ensure a smooth release after grilling.
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