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Southern BBQ Tofu Bowl with Vegan Grits & Collard Greens

This Southern BBQ Tofu Comfort Bowl with Grits & Collard Greens will you give warm, cozy feelings and leave you feeling satisfied. This vegan, gluten-free version of a Southern comfort meal features hearty tofu, sweet potato hash browns, cheesy grits, and greens!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hour 10 mins
a bowl of grits, tofu, collard greens, sweet potato slices and pickled onions with a fork
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  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Chop tofu into 1-inch cubes. Place onto the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until crispy. Place tofu in a large bowl. Add BBQ sauce; stir to coat tofu evenly.
  3. Increase oven heat to 450F. Prepare¬†Dr. Praeger’s Sweet Potato Hash Browns¬†according to package directions.
  4. While the tofu and hash browns are baking: in a medium saucepan, add 3 cups water; bring to a boil. Add corn grits; reduce heat to simmer and cook for 5 minutes, stirring. Remove from heat. Add nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper; stir.
  5. In a medium skillet over medium heat, add oil or vegan butter. When hot, add collard greens. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute, making sure not to burn the garlic. Add paprika and liquid smoke; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. To arrange bowls, add tofu, sweet potato hash browns, grits, and collard greens. Top with pickled onions, if desired.


*Use a tofu press (affiliate link), or wrap the tofu in paper towels and place in the sink with a heavy object on top.