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Tofu Pizza

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: pizza, tofu steak
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Nami
Instead of pizza dough, this Japanese version of Tofu Pizza uses crispy pan fried tofu as the ‘dough’ and topped with melted mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, tomato slices and basil leaves for a delicious tofu dish.


  • 1 block firm tofu
  • 3 slices ham
  • 2 mushrooms
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/4 cup potato/corn starch (or flour)
  • ½ tsp kosher/sea salt (use half for table salt)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 Tbsp ketchup
  • 2-4 leaves basil
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Parsley (for garnish, optional)


  1. Gather all the ingredients.

    Tofu Pizza Ingredients
  2. Slice the tofu into halves and wrap with paper towel. Place a plate and a heavy object on top of the tofu and set aside for 15 minutes. This process will help tofu drain faster.
    Tofu Pizza 1
  3. Slice the ham into thin strips.
    Tofu Pizza 2
  4. Thinly slice the mushrooms and the tomato.
  5. Season the flour with ½ tsp. salt and freshly ground black pepper and mix well. Coat all sides of tofu with potato starch or flour. This step helps tofu retain the moisture.
    Tofu Pizza 4 New
  6. Heat oil over medium high heat in an oven-safe skillet (or regular non-stick frying pan). Cook the tofu until the bottom is crispy and golden brown. Flip and brown the other side. If your frying pan is not oven safe, transfer the tofu to a baking dish lined with parchment paper later on.
    Tofu Pizza 6
  7. Spread ketchup on top and place a slice of tomato and basil.
    Tofu Pizza 7
  8. Put the sliced ham and mushrooms on top.
    Tofu Pizza 8
  9. Sprinkle some cheese. You can place the pan in the oven and broil for 5-7 minutes, until the cheese has nicely melted. Serve immediately.
    Tofu Pizza 9

Recipe Notes

Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe in your own words and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.