Hearty, flavorful, and packed with veggies, this simple Tofu Noodle Soup aka Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup is the perfect pot of delicious comfort on any day!
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VEGAN CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP RECIPE
Tofu Noodle Soup is one of my favorite recipes to make on a rainy or cool day. There's nothing quite as comforting as a big pot of soup chock full of nutrient-packed veggies.
Add in some pan cooked tofu for extra protein and your favorite noodles, and you've got a mouthwatering meal with healing benefits!
INGREDIENTS IN TOFU NOODLE SOUP
Oil - Use your favorite cooking oil for cooking the tofu and the vegetables.
Extra Firm Tofu - Tofu is the "chicken" in your vegan chicken soup.
Poultry Seasoning - adds that flavor that a good chicken soup needs.
Onion - Diced onion is a must for a good, homemade soup.
Carrots - dice your carrots about the same size as the other vegetables so they cook at the same rate.
Celery - Again, diced small to fit on your spoon.
Vegetable Broth - choose your favorite brand or homemade if you have it.
Oregano - Adds a warm, herbal flavor to this soup.
Basil - Another delicious herb, I love the flavor that it gives here.
Pasta - Use your favorite soup pasta, egg noodles, or gluten free pasta.
Parsley - Add fresh parsley to garnish your soup.
HOW TO MAKE TOFU NOODLE SOUP OR VEGAN CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
Making a giant pot of healthy soup doesn't have to be a big ordeal! This recipe is super easy and yields seriously impressive soup results. Here's what to do:
- Place a large soup pot on your stove and saute some diced onion in oil.
- Add diced carrots and celery, and continue to cook until everything is softened.
- Add spices and stir to combine.
- Pour veggie broth into the pot and stir to incorporate all of the ingredients.
- Press, dice, then saute tofu in oil in a pan on the stove. Season with poultry seasoning.
- Add tofu and noodles to the soup and cook until noodles are softened.
TOFU PRESS FOR TOFU NOODLE SOUP
Did you know that pressing your tofu is important? I did not, at first! Pressing the tofu helps to remove extra liquid. It allows the tofu to cook up better!
Wondering how you press tofu? Well you use a special gadget! The EZ Tofu Press takes the liquid out of your firm or extra firm tofu easily, quickly, and with less mess than using plates and cans. This press utilizes simple mechanics and quality materials to ensure that it’s long-lasting and easy to use.
The plastic is BPA free and the grommets and screws are stainless steel. You can wash the EZ tofu Press by hand or in the dishwasher.
DOES POULTRY SEASONING CONTAIN MEAT?
If you're vegetarian or vegan and concerned about the name "poultry seasoning", don't worry! There is absolutely no poultry or meat of any kind in poultry seasoning.
Poultry seasoning is a combination of spices that you likely already keep in your pantry, such as thyme, marjoram, sage, rosemary, nutmeg, and black pepper. It's often used in chicken recipes, which is where it gets its name.
So if you're not a meat-eater, you can rest assured that this type of seasoning mix is simply an ingredient used to add lots of mouthwatering flavor to yummy recipes like this tofu noodle soup.
WHAT KIND OF NOODLES ARE BEST FOR VEGAN CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP?
I recommend using a flat, sturdy variety of noodle that will hold up to all of the other elements in a pot of soup. You'll also want to use a type of noodle that won't fall apart or disintegrate while cooking in broth.
You could try just about any variety of dry egg pasta, including corkscrew-shaped egg noodles (most egg noodles contain egg and are not vegan) or bundles of fettuccine-style noodles or Amish-made noodles. I used a gluten free noodle from Jovial.
If you're vegan, look for a variety of pasta that contains no egg.
HOW LONG DOES VEGAN CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP STAY FRESH?
When stored properly, this tofu noodle soup will stay fresh for up to 5 days.
Always allow leftover soup to cool to room temperature before storing. Place the cooled soup in an airtight container with a lid, then store in your refrigerator.
For best results, reheat your desired amount of soup on the stove over medium to medium-low heat until warm, then serve and enjoy.
LOOKING FOR MORE VEGETARIAN SOUP RECIPES?
Vegetarian Coconut Curry Soup is warm and comforting for a cold day.
Make Crockpot Cheesy Enchilada Soup on a weekday, it will be ready when you get home.
Is it fall, or almost fall? Try this creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup.
Have meat eaters in your house? Cook a Whole Chicken in the Air Fryer and add some in to their servings.
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MORE TOFU RECIPES TO TRY
- Tofu Fried Rice
- Crispy Orange Tofu Recipe
- Sweet and Sour Tofu
- Tofu Noodle Bowls
- Pineapple Barbecue Tofu
- Buffalo Tofu Bites
- Air Fryer Tofu Tacos
Tofu Noodle Soup
For the Tofu:
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 block Extra firm tofu
- 1 tsp poultry seasoning
For the Soup:
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 cup onion diced
- 2 cups carrot diced
- 1 cup celery diced
- 8 cups vegetable broth
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tsp poultry seasoning
- 8 oz pasta
- fresh parsley for garnish
For the Tofu
- Press tofu in the tofu press for 10-12 minutes tightening the knobs every 3-4 minutes. Drain off water.
- Cut tofu into cubes.
- Season tofu with seasoning.
- Saute tofu in a medium sized skillet over medium heat until gold brown.
- Set aside.
For the Soup
- In a stock pot, warm the oil. Saute onions for 2-3 minutes.
- Add in the diced carrot and celery to the onion mixture. Saute until all vegetables are softened.
- Add vegetable broth to stock pot. Bring to a slow boil.
- Add pasta to pot, boil for 8 minutes or until pasta is done.
- Add cooked tofu and serve.
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Super yummy and wonderfully healthy and satisfying! Highly recommend!
Thank you Lisa, so glad you loved our tofu noodle soup!
Mind blown! I’ve been using tofu the wrong way all this time, I did not know about pressing my tofu
Yes, for for sure need a tofu press!
What an incredibly delicious looking soup. My family is going to love this.
Thank you for checking it out! Please come back and let us know how you enjoyed it!
You can't beat a comforting noodle soup and this tofu version looks delicious. I can't wait to try.
I couldn't agree more, please come back and let me know how you enjoyed it!
There is something so comforting about a bowl of noodle soup. I've never seen it with tofu but this is such a great substitution for a favorite classic.
Thanks kelly! Certainly a great option for comfort soup!
This is easy and very good! I put everything except the tofu in my instant pot for 6 minutes. Came out perfect!
Yay! Thanks Becki, I am so glad you loved it and it turned out perfect!! Thanks for coming back and letting us know!