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Vegan Mozzarella Sticks Recipe - tofu nuggets

Vegan Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

A delicious tofu mozzarella stick recipe that will make your kids keep asking for more!

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword tofu
Servings 4 servings
Author Shawna Clapper


  • 16 oz firm tofu (freeze overnight)
  • nutritional yeast to sprinkle
  • Marinara Sauce for serving


  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 ½ tbsp soy sauce (or sub tamari)
  • 2 tsp lime juice

Bowl 1

  • ½ cup flour (I use all purpose)
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Bowl 2

  • ½ cup non-dairy milk (I use soy)
  • ½ tbsp marinade from above

Bowl 3

  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic


  1. First. be sure to freeze your tofu overnight.

  2. Thaw tofu and cut into 16 strips.

  3. Mix together all marinade ingredients in a container that has a secure lid and is big enough to hold all of the tofu strips.

  4. Place tofu strips in well mixed marinade and gently turn upside down and right side up a few times to try to evenly coat all of the tofu. Let marinate for 30 minutes.

  5. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a cookie sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.

  6. In three separate bowls, make the bowls described in each bowl ingredient list.

  7. After the tofu has marinated for 30 minutes, take one strip and dip into the first bowl, coating the strip.

  8. Then take the same strip, dip it in bowl 2, then coat with ingredients in bowl 3 and place on lined cookie sheet.

  9. Do the last 2 steps for every strip of tofu.

  10. Sprinkle on nutritional yeast and place in preheated oven for 15 minutes.

  11. Remove from oven, flip, sprinkle more nutritional yeast on the opposite side from before and bake for another 15 minutes.

  12. Let cool and serve with some marinara sauce!

Recipe Notes

*Be sure to freeze the tofu overnight or it will not turn out right!

*Make sure the tofu is thoroughly thawed before cutting or you will end up with weird shaped chunks.

*These freeze very well. Just make the full recipe as directed, freeze on an open tray, place in a freezer safe bag or container once frozen. Heat back up in the oven, same temperature at original recipe. Do not microwave to warm up!