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Slice of gluten-free vegan Tofu Quiche made with roasted veggies

The first time I tried tofu my friend baked a block for me, slathered in BBQ sauce and called it dinner. I’m a champ so I stomached it, but I pretty much vowed to never eat the stuff again.

Obviously, my opinions have since changed.

Sliced leeks on a baking sheet for making a simple Tofu Quiche recipe

I would consider myself a quiche fan, but certainly not an aficionado. But I wanted to give a tofu version a try.

After mastering tofu in stir fries, peanut sauce, and spring rolls, a quiche seemed like the next step in my tofu journey. And I’m happy to report my experiment was a success; you could say I’m a total tofu quiche convert (it’s what all the hipsters are doing).

Roasting broccoli, leeks, and tomatoes on a baking sheet for vegan tofu quiche
Food processor showing How to Make a Tofu Quiche

This quiche is simple! So even if you’ve never attempted a quiche before, I have faith that you can nail this version.

It requires just 10 ingredients and simple methods even the novice cook can master.

For starters, the crust is just hash browns (making the whole thing naturally gluten-free)! And the filling is loaded with roasted veggies (any you have on hand), and a mixture of silken tofu, hummus and nutritional yeast to give it that perfect egg-like flavor and texture.

Freshly baked Tofu Quiche with Roasted Leeks, Tomatoes, and Broccoli

For those skeptics out there saying, “Yeah, but what does it taste like?” I say, (Rhonda,) it tastes amazing! Seriously, it’s:

Savory
Satisfying
Comforting
Loaded with veggies
Healthy
Crispy on the crust
Egg-like in the center
& Convincingly close to the real thing

I think this quiche would be lovely for brunches and lazy weekend mornings, as well as when you have family in town for the holidays. I’m confident vegans and non-vegans alike would totally dig this quiche.

Slice of our gluten-free egg-free Tofu Quiche recipe with a hash brown crust

If you give this recipe a try, let us know! Leave a comment and rate it, or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. We’d love to see what you come up with. Cheers, friends!

Big slice of gluten-free vegan Tofu Quiche made with roasted veggies

Simple Tofu Quiche

The simplest tofu quiche on the block with just 10 basic ingredients and no fancy methods required. A hash brown crust keeps this dish gluten-free as well as vegan! Perfect for lunch, brunch, and even brinner.
Author Minimalist Baker
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Slice of our Simple Tofu Quiche recipe on a small plate
4.84 from 138 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8 (slices)
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 2 Days

Ingredients

CRUST

  • ~3 medium-large potatoes (grated // 3 potatoes yield ~3 cups grated)
  • 2 Tbsp melted vegan butter (or sub olive oil with varied results)
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and black pepper

VEGETABLES

  • 2 cups thinly sliced leeks (thoroughly cleaned and dried // 2 small or 1 large leek yield ~2 cups // or sub 1 medium diced onion)
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and black pepper

FILLING

  • 12.3 ounces extra-firm silken tofu (patted dry)
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 3 Tbsp hummus
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and black pepper

Instructions

  • CRUST: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (232 C) and lightly spritz a 9.5-inch pie pan (as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) with non-stick spray.
  • Grate potatoes and measure out 3 cups (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size). Then transfer to a clean towel and firmly squeeze out excess moisture. Add to pie dish and drizzle with melted vegan butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat, then use fingers to press into the pan and up the sides to form an even layer.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown all over. Set aside. When you take out the crust, lower oven heat to 400 degrees F (209 C).
  • VEGETABLES: Prep veggies and garlic and add to a baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Place in the oven and bake until soft and golden brown (a total of 20-30 minutes). Set aside and lower oven heat to 375 degrees F (190 C).
  • FILLING: To prepare tofu filling, add drained tofu to a food processor with nutritional yeast, hummus, salt and pepper. Run the food processor on high until the filling is silky smooth. Set aside.
  • Remove veggies from oven, add to a mixing bowl, and top with the tofu mixture. Toss to coat, then add to the crust and spread into an even layer.
  • Bake quiche at 375 degrees F (190 C) for a total of 30–40 minutes or until the top appears golden brown and firm. If the crust begins to get too brown, loosely tent the edges with foil.
  • Let cool briefly, and then serve with fresh herbs or green onion.
  • Store leftovers loosely covered in the fridge for up to two days. Reheat in the microwave or in a 350-degree F (176 C) oven.

Notes

*Crust adapted from Paula Deen’s Hashbrown Quiche.
*Quiche roughly adapted from the Sprouted Kitchen Cookbook
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 8 servings)

Serving: 1 slice Calories: 178 Carbohydrates: 20.1 g Protein: 7 g Fat: 8.7 g Saturated Fat: 1.3 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 180 mg Fiber: 3.8 g Sugar: 2.8 g

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  1. Kirsten says

    There are so many vegan quiche recipes out there now. But when I saw that Minimalist Baker’s was at the top of the search, I was done. I have loved every single thing I have made from your recipes. Thank you Dana!

  2. Heather says

    This was absolutely amazing. I made the quiche filling the night before and cooked it christmas morning. I used a store bought vegan pie crust instead of the potato crust to save time and make it more of a traditional quiche for my carnivore family. I used regular tofu (instead of silken) and it worked just fine. I also used mushroom instead of tomatoes, and went for the onions too. I don’t think my grandparents even knew that there were no eggs in it. My dad was a big fan, as was I. I will definitely be making this again and will have to try it with the potato crust.

  3. Heather says

    I am not familiar with cooking with tofu and am new to veganism. Can I use regular tofu or does it have to be silken?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      I think you can use regular! I haven’t tested it myself, but have heard that it’s possible. Let me know if you give it a go!

  4. Gagan Kaur says

    I have made this recipe several times and it has always turned awesome. Just wanted to say thanks for putting this recipe together and sharing. It has tantalized our taste beds every time!

  5. Tina says

    This was an easy recipe to follow and so delicious! My boyfriend and I polished the while thing off enthusiastically. :) I used a red bell pepper instead of tomatoes, since that’s what I had on hand. That’s all I did differently. Super, I will definitely make this again!

  6. Leah says

    I’ve made this several times and each time it was INCREDIBLE. A friend of mine also made it and ended up subbing some asparagus in which turned out amazing! Thanks minimalist! :)

  7. Lindsay says

    I made this and my husband and I really liked it. I did not have leeks or tomatoes, so I subbed in the onion and also a handful of chopped sundries tomatoes (from a jar packed in oil). It worked well. Next time I would love to try the leeks and tomatoes and probably would not cook it quite as long as I did. I think I worried too much about the firm top and the crust being entirely golden brown.

  8. Sam says

    This was AMAZING! If you have just read this recipe and miss quiche you NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE – go make it NOW!!!! Delicious and hearty, thank you so much for the recipe – a household favourite straight away! I have made it three times this week! X

  9. cassie says

    This recipe is absolutely delicious!! Thank you for sharing!!
    I actually had made some vegan “feta cheese” (see here: http://greenevi.com/vegan-tofu-feta-cheese-new-and-improved/), and crumbled it on top of the quiche before putting it in the oven- turned out really great! Also, I had some canned jackfruit on hand (which shreds kinda like chicken), so I added that to the roasted veggie mixture. Really pleased with the recipe!

  10. Samta says

    Oh my goodness this is going to be my main activity this Saturday – looks delightful! Do you think this would freeze well? Thank you for all the amazing recipes you share with us!

  11. T Mitchell says

    I have not tried this yet but would probably alter a few things: par cook ANY potato in the microwave – this tip follows for any potatoe pancake recipe as well. Use a cast iron skillet and heat it up before pressing in potatoe mixture (careful with hot pan). And forget roasting the veggies here – quicker to sauté before adding to crust.

  12. terri says

    This is delicious. Made it tonite and I am surprised how good it is. I don’t eat a lot of tofu but I will definitely make this again!!

  13. Cadence says

    Just made this quiche and I am so happy with the results! I added mushrooms but followed everything else exactly and it’s delicious :)!

  14. Adela says

    Your recipes are amazing. Anxious to try this!! Could I swap out the regular potatoes for sweet potatoes?

  15. deanna martin says

    I made this today and it is really nice. Thankyou for the recipe. I have posted my quiche on my fb page to inspire my vegan friends and recommended it to others. Thanks so much

  16. Tina b says

    Just made this! I’m typing as I’m eating and oh my goodness it is delicious!! Love your recipes, thank you!

  17. Patricia says

    I have made this recipe twice now. I think it is amazing! I followed the recipe exactly, with a tiny addition, half broccoli and half asparagus. My neighbor loved it as did my guests at a wedding shower I hosted. The flavors are really nice. I will make it again and I have told so many friends about it. This is a winner for sure!

  18. Haley says

    This was edible, but I did not care for the flavors too much. My hashbrown crust got too crispy on the outside and too soggy closer to the quiche. The veggie combination was a bit bitter for me. I was hoping for a more cheesy flavor. One of very few misses on your blog nonetheless.

  19. JC says

    This is a great dish and not at all hard to make. I didn’t have silken tofu on hand, so made this with regular firm tofu with the liquid added, plus about a tablespoon of the liquid from a can of white beans (it sounds weird, but it works). I blended with ferocity and the texture came out beautifully. I also added a teaspoon of mustard (dijon) and some smoked salt to the tofu blend to encourage ‘egginess’. I’ve heard smoked paprika is good for faking savory egg mixtures as well.

    • Leaf says

      When you say you made it with extra firm block tofu with “the liquid added” do you mean the water that the tofu soaks in, or was there a different liquid combination suggested? I didn’t read the recipe close enough and ignored the “silken” part.
      Thanks!

  20. Blaire says

    I adore this recipe. My boyfriend and I were pretty doubtful on first attempt, and were discussing what we would have instead (when it came out and we didn’t like it). But alas, this meal blew our minds, and now, I make it for all of my non-vegan friends. Everyone loves it. Anyhow, I continue to have trouble with the crust not getting crispy, and the edges seem to always burn (which is OK, still tastes amazing). Should I try to dehydrate the tots a bit before cooking? Any tips?

  21. Pat King says

    Just discovered you on IG? This quiche is an amazing dish! I added vegan sausage and cheese….perfection??

  22. Miriama says

    I am little confused (not native speaker).
    First you bake a crust, then you put it out of the oven, prepare vegetable. Then you put vegetable and crust to the oven separately. Until the crust is baked and after that you will move vegetable into crust and bake it. At the end you add tofu, etc.
    Or you bake a crust, and meantime prepare vegetable. Put vegetable onto crust and bake it together. And at the end you add tofu etc.

  23. Kristyn says

    Did we all just have terrible experiences with Tofu and something to drown it in? My sauce of choice was sweet chilli. It wasn’t horrid, but it wasn’t great. I havnt eaten tofu since…until now.
    This recipe was delicious and simple to prepare
    Will definitely be revisiting this one again
    Thank you for sharing :)

  24. Cille says

    I just made this recipe and I love how it tastes! Unknowingly, I used a finer grater than I probably should have for the potatoes. The crust turned out more like a doughy crust than a hashbrown crust, but it was very good. The only reason it did not get a 5 was because it took me much longer than 15 minutes. I would say an hour and a half just to prepare it. But overall, it is a good recipe.

  25. Vegetarian Cannibal says

    I just made this and it is DELISH!!!! Thank you for posting this recipe. My omni husband liked it too. :)

  26. tasha says

    I made this tonight and I didn’t follow the directions and It turned out to be more of a tofu scramble with hashbbrowns. It was really watery and the hashbbrowns weren’t brown as yours. Still good! I added rosemary, mushrooms and spinach.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Not necessarily, but it does inject a lot of flavor. I don’t think it makes this cheesy, it just adds overall flavor. But if you try it without, let me know how it goes!

  27. Paula Pinky says

    Scrumptious! I made mini ones in a muffin tin lined with lazy ready made (vegan) pastry. I sautéed onion and just used sweetcorn with piri piri hummus. Very tasty.

  28. Melly says

    Not sure about the potato crust as mine just went soggy – could have been brand of the vegan butter I used.
    However the filling was really delicious and I am making it again today with a vegan pastry crust to try out.
    Please can people leave more comments for other recipes it’s really helpful :)

  29. Amanda says

    This is an amazing recipe! I have looked everywhere for organic silken tofu, but no luck. I decided to go with a firm organic block tofu, I blitzed it in my food processor with about 3-4 tablespoons of almond milk, to help it along and make it smooth. It isn’t quite as silky and smooth, as silken tofu, but the taste is delicious and worth it for organic tofu. Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes :)

  30. Erin says

    I’ve been following the site for years and love all the innovative vegan/vegetarian recipes you’ve posted! I made this a couple months back and LOVED it, and now I’m making it again for my mom next week. Takes a while to make, but totally worth the wait. I’ve never had quiche before (been somewhat vegan since childhood) but I assume this is close, if not much better! Thanks so much for sharing.

  31. Kimiko says

    I JUST made this for my husband and I and it was THE most amazing dish I have had so far since we stopped eating animal products. I have to make about six of these at a time, though–they’re THAT good! I have a video podcast where I have a small segment where I talk about vegan cooking/food and I will definitely link this recipe in my podcast! I’m off to have the last quarter of the quiche.
    Thanks soooooo much!

  32. Joyce says

    This tastes so good. Thank you for creating this recipe!

    I substituted garlic/leeks with sweet peppers and tasted wonderful.

  33. Kellie says

    I am about to make this quiche, but this is confusing: “Place [veggies, in baking pan, I think] in the 450 degree oven with the crust. When you take out the crust, lower heat to 400 and continue baking until soft and golden brown (a total of 20-30 minutes).” The previous instructions say to put the vegetables in the oven next to the quiche. So when DO I take the quiche out? And when I take the quiche out, what continues baking? it must be the veggies, but it’s leeks and tomatoes and broccoli, so will they really turn soft and golden brown?

  34. Meredith says

    I. LOVE. THIS. RECIPE.

    I make it all the time, my newly-vegan husband loves it, my vegetarian and omnivorous extended family loves it. I added kala namak one time, but honestly it doesn’t even need it (who misses sulfur anyway?). I’m making it this morning for Christmas brunch with family. Since I don’t have leeks or cherry tomatoes, I am going to make two different quiches and experiment with fillings, including soy chorizo! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe – it is brilliant and so simple!

  35. Elizabeth Adkisson says

    Yum!! Could I use normal extra firm tofu in place of silken tofu? That’s all I have at the moment so if that’s possible I’d love to make or for Christmas breakfast!!

  36. Trudy says

    Do you think this would be okay to freeze for a few days? Would be a lovely addition to Boxing Day dinner but I’m trying to make as much as possible on the days beforehand!

  37. Maureen Cram says

    Going to make the recipe as mini quiches in muffin pans. I have guests arriving for Christmas after a very long international flight from the US (I am in South Africa) so this is going to be part of brunch!

  38. Ali says

    I am a bit of an unadventurous vegan – I love eating adventurous food, but I when I cook for myself, I tend to just make the same old boring staples. The other day I was at a party and the omnis were all eating delicious-looking quiches. It made me remember how much I used to love quiche. I Googled ‘vegan quiche’, and came across your recipe (I have, of course, been to this fabulous blog before though!!) When I read how easy it would be, how healthy it is and how stellar the comments/reviews were… I made a decision to snap out of my quotidian banality, try something new and cook it the following day. I followed your recipe (I made two tiny additions – a dash of dijon mustard and some kala namak/black salt – to really exaggerate the cheesy/eggy flavour) and I have to say this is one of the best dishes I have ever cooked – it tastes exquisite and looks beautiful. I can’t believe how delicious the filling is. You are truly a culinary mastermind. I now feel so galvanised and inspired – I’m going to work my way through your recipes and start cooking exciting meals for myself!! Thank you so much.

  39. Bronwyn & Noelle says

    Okay, this was A-MAZING. We have been cooking everything off this website for almost a year now and were a bit hesitant to try the silken tofu (mostly because we didn’t know where the heck it was in the grocery store) but it turned out so great.
    Thank you! We love your recipes!

  40. Vanessa says

    I was wondering if there was any suggestions on a substitute for the tofu… This recipe looks amazing, but I have a gluten, egg, and soy allergy so I am unable to use eggs AND tofu. Lol I wanted to incorporate sausage too ((I’m not vegan, just have to look for recipes I can add meat to with all the other issues)) but I’m afraid just removing the tofu won’t give me the creamy egg consistency this quiche gives. Thank you!

    • Heather says

      Hi Vanessa! I know this is an old post and I hope you have found an answer! If not, try Follow Your Heart VeganEgg. LIFE CHANGING. I am not vegan either but have an egg allergy and a personal aversion to soy. I use this stuff for everything.

  41. A Wilhelm says

    I am not vegan but my niece and nephew are and I love to make things for them. I decided to make a pie crust instead of the potato crust. Instead of roasting the vegetables I sautéed asparagus, broccoli and green onions with the garlic but not the tomatoes. I added the sautéed vegetables and the uncooked tomatoes to the tofu mixture, spread it in the unbaked pie shell and left it for my nephew to bake. They have a convection oven so the pie crust cooked nicely. I was able to prep this in about 45 minutes with a homemade pie shell with my substitutions. My nephew will try a lot of things I make but will only eat seconds if he really likes it. He ate 3/4 of this dish for dinner. So it was a hit!!! Next time I think I will add sautéed mushrooms as well. Bravo and thanks for the great recipe.

    Any ideas or thoughts on a sauce to drizzle or add to it? Maybe a balsamic glaze? What about spices to add flavor and mask the tofu?

  42. Kirstin Cook says

    I really love this recipe, I’ve made it several times now and gobbled up the whole thing every time. I do prefer a whole wheat crust, and add my own veggies like mushrooms and spinach. This worked well assembled the night before, and baked in the morning. And even better as leftovers! Thank you!!

    • Courtney says

      Hi! How did you assemble the night before since it sounds like you need to bake the crust and the veggies separately? Do you mean you did those steps and then assembled it and baked the whole thing the next day?

  43. Marta says

    I made it… it’s a keeper!!
    will experiment with different veggies and I’ll add black salt next time :)
    Thanks for sharing!!

  44. Natalie says

    Made this at the weekend! Was a slight fail as my blender isn’t great and I had no nutritional yeast but i still enjoyed it!

    Thanks for a great recipe x

  45. Candace says

    I’ve been vegan for almost 4 months and this is the first proper meal I’ve attempted to make. I’m really not good at cooking. Mine didn’t keep its shape! Should I keep it in the oven for longer?

  46. Ilana says

    Do you think these can be made in mini mini muffin forms for small tastes as part of an hors d’oeuvres table? Thank you

      • Ilana says

        Ok, I will try to see if it works. I will do a trial as I want to make them for Rosh Hashana dinner we have here soon. I have a crowd of about 20 something, so individual portions helps the pass me’s. Thanks!
        Ilana

      • LJ says

        Excellent recipe! Love the hashbrown crust idea, will try it next time. I made it crustless in a muffin pan (or tin muffin cupcake liners to be exact). Turned out beautifully. Added some tumeric for health and to enhance the yellow egg-like color. My favorite fillings are onion, herbs, garlic and spinach/broccoli/mushroom/mushroom and spinach. Would love sundried tomatoes on top. In South Africa, in my family, we eat it as part of main meal of the day for special occassions. Never had it for breakfast before. :) Yummy any time of the day, even as cold leftovers.

  47. Joan says

    I just made this, it’s amazing! Thank you! It’s made considerably more than expected, just wondering if this it’s freezer friendly and if so, is there any specific process for defrosting? Worried about turning the hash potato base into a soggy mess!

  48. Melanie says

    I made this today, and my husband and I loved it! I used red onions and spinach for the veggies and it was wonderful! The tofu had a nice “scrambled” egg feel to it. I think we will be making this type of quiche on a regular basis. I might even take it into work for our next potluck. Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Wonderful! I agree on the “scrambled eggs” texture and taste. Thanks for sharing, Melanie! xo

  49. Erin says

    Just made this for my husband’s birthday breakfast. He loves his eggs but we recently went entirely plant based. He is not missing those eggs with this recipe.

  50. Beth says

    Great recipe! Was thinking of sauting the vegies but so glad I didn’t. They were awesome roasted. I threw in some red pepper I had too. Didn’t have hummus made up but had tahini and chick peas so added each as is. Both me and my husband love this one! It’s a keeper!

  51. maria corbacioglu says

    Thank you for the recipe. I did it yesterday for the family.
    We are not vegan but i think it was a great option for a light meal.
    Congratulations for your blog!

  52. Emily says

    Your recipes are always so delicious and simple, I think they could turn the whole world vegan. Coming from a time-pressed working student, do you think it would be possible to use frozen hashbrowns? I am just trying to avoid grating those potatoes!

  53. Nadia says

    I just made this recipe yesterday for mother’s day brunch for all omnivores except for me! It was a hit. I had never tried quiche before (vegan or not) and totally loved how it turned out. I used pre-made frozen hashbrowns, which worked well(yay lazy!). I have been vegan for 15 years and am in love with how easy and delicious your recipes are!! THANK YOU.

  54. Kristy Sloan Wilhoite says

    Hi there! Can I use non-silken tofu in this recipe? I prefer to use the block style, so could I add a bit of unswt almond milk or veggie broth to get the right consistency? Should the tofu and hummus mixture have a fairly thick texture?

    Thanks!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      You might be able to, but it likely won’t get as creamy. But if you’re OK with that, it should work fine!

  55. Ruth Marshall says

    I just made this. It is very rich, so no I didn’t miss the eggs!! Wish my oven was better, cos if I was able to get that hash brown base crusty it would have been so much better, cos the crusty bits on the side were awesome. Will probably try again. Oh, and there is no way the prep time is 15 minutes, 30 minutes more like, with all the hand grating for the potatoes I did!

  56. Carole Chapple says

    I made this for dinner tonight, subbing in a wholemeal pastry crust instead of the potato one ( I don’t have a problem with gluten). It was quite delicious and there will be some to freeze and some to take to work for tomorrow’s lunch!
    Thank you!

  57. Orysia says

    I would love to try this recipe, but with a sesame allergy in the house I can’t cook with hummus. Do you think just leaving it out would work? Or can you suggest a substitution?

  58. Charlotte says

    Hii, this is wonderful I cant wait to make it! Do you think I can sub the potatoes for sweet potatoes, and the v butter for coconut oil?? :D excited to try this out!

  59. Anna says

    Oh my goodness, this was delicious! The only change I made was using real butter instead of vegan and using jarred sundried tomatoes instead of roasting my own. I am not vegan and I really think this is better than a quiche. They usually seem kind of dry and spongy to me. This, however, was deliciously creamy!

    I think I’m going to make the tofu/veggie sauce in a zoodle pasta bake- it seems like it would be delicious even like that!

    Thank you for another great recipe! You are definitely on my (short!) list of bloggers that I totally trust my taste buds to.

  60. Tece Markel says

    Hello! This recipe looks awesome! I am trying to eat oil free. How would that work for the crust? Any sub for the margarine? Thanks!

  61. Katie says

    Super yummy. Your tofu recipes really please, and amaze, my tastebuds. Next I’m gonna make your tofu stir fry. (Woohoo!) Well, this tofu quiche is simply amazing. I love it.

  62. Mica says

    I’m always looking for recipes with nutritional yeast (for the B12), and this was delicious! Definitely one of the best tofu quiche recipes I’ve come across. I substituted red peppers for the tomatoes and made a sweet potato crust. The omnivores loved it too :)
    Thanks!!

  63. Kate says

    Yumm this is excellent. I am a lay vegan with little talent for cooking and no fancy kitchen gizmos and found this easy and fun to make. Followed the recipe exactly, except that I didn’t make the crust, I used 1/2 a chopped onion rather than leeks, and used broccoli, mushrooms, and spinach for the vegetables. Roasted all except the spinach for 20 minutes at 375, then proceeded as directed. Mine’s a little crumbly which I believe is due to all the vegetables I stuffed in it but the taste and texture are amazing! I’m taking a long weekend trip this coming weekend with non-vegans and I think I will make this ahead of time to be my breakfasts! Thanks for the excellent recipe.

  64. Nancy C says

    Novice speaking so please don’t laugh:
    What can you substitute if you do not have the nutritional yeast?? I don’t know anything about this yeast and wonder if it is simply for the taste? I am not a cook but this looks easy and I have almost all the ingredients. I notice that there is a link to sprouted wheat and wonder if a slice of sprouted ezekiel bread could be thrown into the processor.

    • Amber says

      The nutritional yeast is used mainly to provide a cheesy flavor that is hard to come by in vegan dishes. It is also a source of B-12 and other vitamins which is why it’s called nutritional. B-12 is hard to get in vegan diets and usually has to be supplemented. You can usually find it in the health food section of your grocery store or a health food store. I’m not really sure of a good substitute. Perhaps a vegetable bouillon or maggi or smoke seasoning though these can be full of msg so you would probably be better off with the nutritional yeast.

  65. Michelle says

    I literally just got it out the oven and eating it as I’m commenting right now. It. is. SO. good. Beyond words. Its super duper creamy and the crust is perfect. I recommend following the hummus recipe to use in this quiche!

  66. JC says

    can’t wait to try this :) but I have a quick question is the tofu ‘extra firm tofu’ or ‘silken tofu’… ‘extra firm silken tofu’ is a bit confusing for me unless the brand is ‘Silken’ i have only had either extra firm oe silken. thanks for your time in clarifying :-)

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Great question! It’s extra firm silken tofu. Still silken, just the firmer version. Hope that helps!

      • Liz says

        I was hoping for a comment that addressed this! But I’m still confused. I am standing in front of the tofu case right now and all I see are silken, firm, and extra firm. There’s no “extra firm silken,” those are two opposite types of tofu as far as I’m aware. Going to try it with silken.

        • Sarah says

          I made this recipe using Blue Dragon extra firm silken tofu. It comes in a box that is the exact quantity for this recipe. Its long life, on the supermarket shelf not in the fridge. If you cant buy the extra firm version, i would suggest using the ordinary silken tofu.

  67. Max Müller says

    We tried this recipe today although a bit different because we had no silken tofu. We took different flavoured once and added vegetable broth to make it creamier. It tastes delicious.

  68. Tammie says

    I changed this up to suit our taste and it was really out of this world good. I have never had quiche before so I can not compare to non-vegan. I used pie crust instead of the hashbrowns because I put potato in the mixture. I made the quiche base as instructed. I made two pies one pie I added cubed potatoes, onions, mushrooms,spinach and green chile. The other I just did potato, onion and green chile. I fried the potatoes and onions first I also sauteed the mushrooms and spinach. I have to say it is one of the best meals I have made.

    • Tammie says

      I have to add, we had this for dinner then the next day ate the leftovers for breakfast. I think it tasted even better the next day! This is an awesome recipe and can be changed up so easily. This will be a weekly stable now.

  69. Mariana says

    This was so amazing!! Took a pic and will be posting on Instagram and tagging you!! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing recipes!! Seriously you have saved my household from so many food rutts!!!

  70. Hannah says

    Tofu breakfast things are usually a hit or miss for me. This recipe, however, is definitely a hit. I think even non-vegans would love this quiche. Thank you so much for sharing easy, delicious vegan recipes!

  71. Danielle says

    My first ‘real’ tofu experience was very similar (I gag every time I think about it!) I have decided I only like Tofu when it doesn’t look like tofu. I have been curious to try making an eggless quiche and this recipe looks too easy (Hello Christmas breaky!)

    Your recipes are all so inspiring! I find myself recommending your website to a lot of my clients, so thank you for being a creative genius!

  72. Faith VanderMolen says

    Just made this tonight for myself, my husband and a friend. It was super easy to make and the first words out of my husband’s mouth when he took a bite were, “MMMMMmmm!! That’s really good!” You’ve done it again Dana! Thanks!

  73. hippymomelizabeth says

    ok I’ve made a tofu quiche before I think I might have done it wrong it was my least favorite dish…But I trust your recipe I haven’t made it but Im sure it taste great… (hipsters) ha, ha side joke. Hey Dana I hope you can check out my latest post it super minimal ‘ Herbed out Potatoes “, id appreciate it:)))oxox have a hippy day.

  74. Kathryn says

    I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making vegan quiche for a while now, but this recipe means I’ve got no excuse to put it off any longer! It looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it out. I’ll be sure to let you know how it turns out.

  75. zoe says

    This is so funny. I finally have to comment and tell you that I have been following your blog for a couple of months now and have been threatening to start my own V/GF blog for a year and a half. I’m building my recipe repertoire and every time I think of something new to add, you add it a couple days or weeks later. I made a super yummy quiche a couple weeks ago that was very different than this recipe and super tasty but a lot more work (I made my own random GF crust). I think I will try this out tonight and see which one I like better. Potato crust, good thinking!

  76. Vegan Donkey says

    Mmmm I can’t wait to make this. I haven’t been terribly happy with some of the other vegan quiches/omelet recipes I’ve tried to make. I’m going to keep trying!

  77. Sue Ann Jaffarian says

    I love quiche and miss it since I no longer eat dairy. I can’t wait to try this! Thanks!!! (And I love cooking with tofu, once I learned how.)

  78. Medha @ Whisk & Shout says

    Hash brown crust?!!? Omg I’m so sold. Love all the veggies you packed in here and glad you’ve recovered from your bad tofu experience!

  79. Ines says

    It looks delicious! Do you think it could be done without the crust, baked on a skillet? You know, like some sort of vegan frittata…

  80. Sarah Wissinger says

    Dana, you are reading my mind! I was JUST searching for tofu breakfast recipes because my go-to tofu scramble is getting a little tired. This looks SO. GOOD. Do you think if I wanted to make this on Christmas morning I could bake the crust and prepare the rest of the quiche in the night before, put it in the fridge overnight, and toss it in the oven the next morning?

    Thanks!
    Sarah

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerDana @ Minimalist Baker says

      Nice! Yes, this would be the perfect holiday breakfast. Hope you all love it!

      I think you could do something like that. Although I’d recommend baking the crust the night before and preparing the filling but not putting it in the crust til the morning. No need to refrigerate the crust, just the filling. Then bake as instructed. Hope that helps!

    • Erin Wright says

      I’m new to the tofu life and would love some tips on how to make a good tofu scramble!
      Can’t WAIT to try THIS recipe!

      • Kathryn Tate says

        I make a really good tofu scramble. One block of firm tofu
        pressed (pressed: lay the tofu on 3-4 paper towels and put
        3-4 paper towels on top of the tofu then put a stack of books
        on top of it and let sit for 20 minutes; this gets the water
        out of the tofu). Then crumble the pressed tofu into
        a wok or pan; add 3 chopped onion and 3 chopped large
        tomatoes or equivalent; use garlic POWDER and a lot of
        onion POWDER. Cook on medium high until the onions
        are wilted and the tomatoes are cooked. NOTE: watch over the dish
        as you cook as it may burn.
        Just look at tofu as a meat alternative.

        Kathryn

  81. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says

    I am crushing on this HARD! I had a similar experience with my first tofu meal, only it was hoisin sauce, so I feel you. I love this idea and can’t wait to try!!