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Smoked Tofu Noodle Soup Recipe

This smoked tofu noodle soup recipe is a great alternative to chicken noodle soup without the meat! A light and herby soup with smoked tofu, a great lunch or dinner recipe.

This is a hearty plant-based soup recipe to make with leftover tofu – hearty and satisfying!

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Last year as a housewarming gift, our friends gave us a huge meat smoker.  It’s great for entertaining when we have a lot of people over for a gathering or party.  Its super easy to throw a bunch of prepped and marinated things in the morning and have them ready by dinner time.

One thing we love to smoke is tofu!  There are usually a few vegetarians at every party, and the smoked tofu is a great way to get some plant-based protein on the menu.  We had a ton of leftover smoked tofu from a party last weekend, so this soup was created!  I love how it tastes a traditional homemade chicken soup yet its completely vegan.

This Smoked Tofu Noodle Soup Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Loaded with Vegetables
  • Versatile
  • Flavorful
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, and Can be Gluten Free
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How To Cook Pasta for Soup

For most of my recipes, I cook the pasta separately from the soup broth. If you add dried pasta directly to a hot soup, you run the risk of having the dried pasta soak up all the broth and overcook the noodles (turning it soup into a mushy mess). I’ve found that cooking the pasta separately, then serving the broth over the noodles in a bowl works best.

I allow the soup to cool, then add the cooked pasta after. That way you’ll have perfectly cooked pasta that holds it shape and a delicious brothy soup.

The smoky flavor from the tofu is perfect in the soup and really infuses in the broth.  I used little star-shaped pasta in this recipe (because they are CUTE and I was keeping them around for this perfect soup occasion) but it would also work with any other short pasta – orzo, macaroni, ditalini, etc.

What’s In This Tofu Soup Recipe?

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Smoked Tofu Noodle Soup

This warm and comforting veggie noodle soup uses tiny pasta and smoked tofu!  Its a flavorful vegan take on meatless chicken noodle and you won't miss the meat!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine American, Comfort Food, Pasta, Soup
Servings 8
Calories 179 kcal



  • Dice the smoked tofu into small bite-sized pieces
  • In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil until shimmering.  Add the onions and garlic, sauté for 5 minutes on low until soft.  Add the carrots and celery, and sauté for another 5 minutes on low.
  • Add the vegetable stock and thyme and bring to a boil.  Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Add the smoked tofu and parsley, and continue to cook for 5 more minutes.
  • When ready to serve, add desired amount of pasta in bowl and ladle the soup over it.
  • Once the large soup pot has cooled, add the remainder of the pasta so it doesn’t absorb too much hot liquid.


*Do not add pasta while soup is hot, as the pasta will absorb all the stock and become mushy.

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Calories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 1227mgPotassium: 267mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 8998IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Carrots, Celery, Garlic, Ground Black Pepper, Olive Oil, Onion, Parsley, Pasta, Seasoning Salt, Thyme, Tofu, Vegetable Stock
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