Who says that making flavorful tofu dishes has to be hard? These simple and satisfying Instant Pot tofu recipes put that idea to rest.
What is an Instant Pot?
Chances are, you've heard people talk about the Instant Pot, but maybe it's not clear what exactly it is. An Instant Pot is a multi-pot: an electric pressure cooker with other functions.
In fact, you can make most Instant Pot recipes in any electric pressure cooker. It's like the Kleenex of pressure cookers.
Multi-pots usually include saute, slow cook, and yogurt functions in addition to pressure cooking. They also tend to include presets for things like rice and stew, but I don't recommend using the presets. They can give you dicey results.
I wrote a very detailed explainer on what electric pressure cookers/multi-pots, like the Instant Pot, can do. If you want to learn more about how to use this incredibly handy kitchen appliance, I definitely suggest checking it out!
Why make tofu in the pressure cooker?
Have you cooked tofu in your Instant Pot yet? There are so many ways to turn my favorite plant-based protein into a delicious dish using just your Instant Pot.
The Instant Pot has a saute function. So, in addition to being able to pressure cook, you can brown your tofu right in the pot. That means one less dish to wash when you finish cooking.
Not all Instant Pot tofu recipes call for browning your tofu, though. The high pressure inside of the pot gives your tofu a firmer, more toothsome texture than you get on the stovetop.
The other thing I love about pressure cooker tofu recipes is that they tend to be very hands-off. There might be a quick saute at the beginning or simmer-and-stir situation at the end, but the bulk of the cooking is very set it and forget it.
Instant Pot tofu recipes
Ready to put your electric pressure cooker to work? Let's make some Instant Pot tofu, y'all!