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Southwest Tofu Scramble


Easy to make tofu scramble, studded with cubed potatoes, jalapenos and spices.

There are a zillion recipes for tofu scrambles out there. A quick Google search will bring up hundreds of them, but what makes mine different? Is it the cubed potatoes, jalapenos or spices or a combination of all three? Why don’t you taste it and tell me.

This tofu scramble was born out of a desire to have  something different than my go-to morning oatmeal. The inspiration came from a southwest scramble that was studded with cubed potatoes, jalapeños, onions and peppers. Stuff it in a tortilla, and you’ve got yourself a tofu scramble burrito to go.

Southwest Tofu Scramble

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This tofu scramble boasts a southwest flavor, studded with potatoes, onions, peppers, spices and jalapenos.


  • 1 box firm tofu pressed and cubed
  • 1 red  bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 3 to 4 jalapeños sliced (I buy pre-sliced hot jalapeños)
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • spplash of hot sauce


  1. Tofu scramble on a plate garnished with jalapenos.Tofu scramble on a plate garnished with jalapenos.Press the tofu for about 30 minutes. You can use a cutting board, and something heavy to put on top of the tofu like a carton of milk. I use a plate and an oat milk carton.
    Cube the tofu, marinate it in the spices.
  2. Wrap the tofu in several layers of paper towels and place it on a cutting board.
    Place something heavy on top, set a timer for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile water sauté the onions, peppers and jalapeños until fragrant. About 10 minutes.
  4. Add potatoes, tofu and garlic.
  5. Add a splash of hot sauce if desired.
  6. Cook until potatoes are soft and tender about 15-20 minutes.
    Garnish with jalapeños if desired and serve.


To save time, you can press the tofu the night before.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4
Amount Per Serving Calories 108Total Fat 0.9gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgCarbohydrates 3.2gProtein 2g

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