A couple weekends ago, Robbie and I flew into Florida for Mother’s Day weekend. We got there on Friday and had to head home on Monday.
Robbie’s family has a tradition of doing homemade pizza night every Saturday.
While I just wanted classic veggie & mozzarella, Robbie decided to try making Barbecue Tofu Pizza, since he used to love BBQ chicken pizza when he ate meat.
I teased him the whole time about how weird it was and how it looked questionable.
I’d never like BBQ anything on pizza before, so to me it seemed gross.
Well, I wanted to try a bite of his pizza just to say I did, and I was proven wrong!
It was literally one of the best slices of pizza I’ve ever had! I definitely ate my words!
Once we got home, we decided to make it ourselves using Lavash crust, which is what we always use for pizza.
I love using this cubed tofu in recipes, it gets much crispier than if I buy tofu whole and try to press and cube it myself.
I was also happy to see Kroger just came out with an organic barbeque sauce in their Simple Truth brand. It’s so affordable and delicious!
I had intended to use shredded cheddar for this recipe, but I realized halfway through cooking that I hadn’t bought it yet. Whoops! I used fresh mozzarella instead and it was good too! Either one would work for this pizza!
The tofu gets all crispy and delicious and tastes so “meaty” on this pizza.
I also love the bite of fresh red onion. If you’re a barbeque pizza lover, you’ve got to try this!
- 2 (8 oz) containers of cubed super firm tofu, drained and patted dry with paper towels
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ red onion, sliced
- [Crust of choice (we used Lavash]
- Barbeque sauce
- Fresh mozzarella or shredded cheddar cheese
Drain tofu and pat off additional moisture with paper towels
Combine tofu, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, pepper, ground chipotle pepper, and smoked paprika in a bowl and toss well until tofu is coated
Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add tofu
Cook on medium high heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring often, until tofu is crispy. (add more olive oil to skillet if necessary)
Once tofu is cooked, add ¼ cup of bbq sauce to skillet and toss well.
Remove tofu from heat and set aside
Top pizza crust (we use lavash, but you can use any) with a thin layer of barbeque sauce
Top with tofu, cheese, and raw red onion slices
Cook pizza until done (will vary based on size)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 438mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g