Smokey Chipotle Vegetarian Skillet Meal

Looking for a quick weekday meal? Try this Smokey Chipotle Vegetarian Skillet! || @BeingMelody

Skillet meals are something we call can get excited about. There’s something about the food being cooked in a skillet makes it feel like it’s going to taste that much better. I remember growing up that my mom and grandmothers would cook with cast iron skillets all the time. So, of course when I ventured out on my own I had to have my own set of cast iron skillets that admittedly I haven’t used that much. Hopefully, this recipe I created with the help of the people at Nasoya will redeem me a little bit.

Looking for a quick weekday meal? Try this Smokey Chipotle Vegetarian Skillet! || @BeingMelody Looking for a quick weekday meal? Try this Smokey Chipotle Vegetarian Skillet! || @BeingMelody

You don’t often hear the words skillet and veggie paired together, but since we’d had a heavy meal the day before I wanted something that was good and filling, but easy to digest so I came up with this Smokey Chipotle Vegetarian Skillet Meal. Oh, and the stuff that looks like chicken is Nasoya Chipotle Tofu Baked. Yep, it’s tofu and my husband didn’t even mind one bit because the flavors of the recipe blended so well with the Chipotle flavored Tofu. The Nasoya Chipotle Tofu is baked and ready to eat, but I wanted to add more flavor by cooking it with peppers, habaneros, garlic, and onions.

Nasoya, offers a number of delicious products that make healthy, protein-packed recipe creation a breeze. There’s 32g of protein per 8oz of Nasoya Tofu Baked. Plus, there are a variety of textures  from silken tofu to firm that make for versatile ingredients in some of your favorite dishes.  To make this dish quick, I used one of the newest flavors from Nasoya, the Chipotle TofuBaked. It’s pre-marinated and ready to eat heated or cold, TofuBaked comes in Teriyaki, Sesame Ginger.

Looking for a quick weekday meal? Try this Smokey Chipotle Vegetarian Skillet! || @BeingMelody Looking for a quick weekday meal? Try this Smokey Chipotle Vegetarian Skillet! || @BeingMelody

No southwestern meal would be complete without a side of Texas Toast. I didn’t have any on hand so I popped some garlic bread in the oven and told my husband to use his imagination. I mean it’s basically the same thing, right? If you want to add a bit more flavor top a bowl of this delicious dish with a dollop of sour cream and some Mexican cheeses and you’re all set. If you don’t have a vegetarian in the house you could totally make this into a non-veggie dish by adding your choice meat. I believe this Smokey Chipotle Vegetarian Skillet Meal will be the perfect dish for your next Meatless Monday!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Smokey Chipotle Vegetarian Skillet Meal
Recipe type: Vegetarian
Cuisine: SouthWestern
Serves: 4
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The perfect dish for those Meatless Monday Meals
  • 1 tblsp. butter
  • 1 tblsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1 habanero, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp. oregano
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Nasoya Chiptole TofuBaked, chopped into squares
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chopped green onions.
  1. Cook Goya yellow rice according to package instructions. Set to side.
  2. Melt butter and oil in a cast iron skillet.
  3. Add chopped onion, jalapeno, habanero and garlic.
  4. Cook until onions are slightly browned mixing in oregano and red pepper flakes.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and cook until soft. Be sure to stir occasionally.
  6. Mix in Nasoya Chipotle Tofubaked. Cook for another five minutes allowing tofu to take up the flavor.
  7. Add in chopped cilantro and mix throughout.
  8. Remove food from skillet and place in separate dish.
  9. Add yellow rice to skillet and top with the Tofu Mixture.
  10. Top with Green onions and Serve with a side of garlic bread or Texas Toast.




  1. September 28, 2015 / 9:28 am

    Oh this is what’s for dinner tonight. I am so tired of the same ole same ole so we need something new and exciting and this is it. I love Chipolte…I also love the restaurant too lol

  2. September 28, 2015 / 6:25 pm

    Oh my gosh this looks amazing! As a vegetarian I am always looking for new dinners to try out. This looks like a dinner I could make and have my husband eat with me as well.

  3. September 28, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    You had me when I saw it contained jalapeno’s and habanero’s. I am so going to try this. I think it would be great for my lunches too! Thank you so much for the recipe!

  4. September 28, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    I’ve never met a food that could not be cooked well in a Cast Iron Skillet. Yours looks delicious. I love Tofu because its so versatile. I forget to tell people I have included it and they never say anything but Wow that was delicious. I am going to try your recipe for my friends that love spicy.

  5. September 28, 2015 / 8:49 pm

    This looks soooo good! You bet that I am going to try this one. It’s very easy to follow too and I’ll definitely let you know how it goes for me!

    September 28, 2015 / 9:48 pm

    Yum! My mouth watered. I am not a fan of tofu but this looks so appetizing I might have to try it.

  7. September 29, 2015 / 12:55 pm

    I love skillet meals and yours looks absolutely delicious! I had to pin it to my yummy foods board so I can find it when I’m ready to try making it.

  8. September 29, 2015 / 11:19 pm

    Yum! We did something similar to this the other night except for it was a taco skillet meal. I love being able to use one pot to create something tasty. Plus this goes perfect with some tasty garlic bread. Thank so much for the recipe I am going to pin it for later.

  9. September 30, 2015 / 8:49 am

    I actually really want to start eating more tofu and this recipe sounds yummmmmmmm! It looks nice and heathy too. A winner 😉

  10. October 3, 2015 / 9:24 am

    Oh wow, what a great ercipe. I’m a semi-vegetarian and I’m sure I will love this but I don’t eat rice. Can I substitute cauliflower rice instead? I’m sure that vegetarians will love this. Looks very savory and tasty on the photo. I will book mark this page and I’ll try to make my own version. Thanks!

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