Tofu scramble topped with green onions and resting on a white ceramic plate. The plate is on a blue background.
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15 Minute Savory Tofu Scramble

This flavorful tofu scramble is made with nutritional yeast, soy sauce, and dry herbs. It can be enjoyed on its own, in a burrito, or for breakfast.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: vegan
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Cassidy Reeser, RDN, LDN


  • 1 block (14 ounces) extra firm tofu
  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast divided in half
  • 2 tablespoons water or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon each: dry parsley, oregano, thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric optional (gives yellow color)
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste


  • In a small bowl, stir together the marinade: 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast, soy sauce, water/veg broth, dry herbs and optional turmeric.
  • Heat a large cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil. 
  • Using your hands or a fork, crumble the tofu into bite sized pieces. See photos for reference size. Add tofu to the hot pan. Drizzle tofu in the marinade, stirring to coat evenly.
  • Cook over medium heat until the liquid is evaporated and tofu starts to brown. This should take a little under 10 minutes. Once almost done, sprinkle with additional 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast and cook a minute longer. 
  • Add fresh ground black pepper and taste for seasonings. Enjoy!


Fresh parsley, thyme, and oregano can be used in place of dry. Use 1 and 1/2 teaspoons fresh herbs for each dry herb. 


Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Iron: 0.7mg