Vegan Buffalo Tofu Tot Skillet

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Photo: Hayley Sugg

This fantastic tater tot dish is slathered in some delicious meatless toppings making this one vegan dish that packs a powerful flavor punch. Reminicient of totchos, this skillet dish is a comfort food item to be reckoned with. This is a big skillet with enough to serve a lot of people alongside your favorite tailgating or appetizer dishes. This dish features a layer of homemade buffalo sauce as well as a rich and creamy dairy-free avocado ranch. 

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

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VEGAN BUFFALO TOFU TOT SKILLET
1 bag (32 oz.) frozen tater tots
2 packages (14 oz.) extra firm tofu, drained and pressed
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup non-dairy cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup chopped celery
BUFFALO SAUCE
3/4 cup hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup vegan margarine
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
DAIRY-FREE AVOCADO RANCH
2 avocados
1/2 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
3/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
2 tablespoons light olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped chives
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon celery salt
black pepper, to taste

Preparation

Total: 45 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit. Line a well-oiled cast-iron skillet with the tater tots to form a crust. Bake for 15 minutes, then set aside.

2. Chop the tofu into bite size cubes. Bring the light olive oil to medium-high heat in a large sauté pan. Add the tofu and cook until it begins to turn golden brown. Remove from heat and pour the Buffalo Sauce into the cooked tofu. 

3. Pour the tofu on top of the tater tot crust and cover with non-dairy cheddar cheese. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then garnish with green onions and celery and serve with a side of Dairy-Free Avocado Ranch.
4. For the Buffalo Sauce: Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy and smooth.
5. For Dairy-Free Avocado Ranch:  Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until completely smooth.

Created date

August 2016