Fall Butternut Squash Tofu Sandwich

We love a good sandwich. With another heat wave and a busy schedule we figured it’s good to add another one to the go-to pile! This tofu sandwich recipe is delicious, easy to put together, and perfect to prep ahead!


For the tofu:

  • 1 block tofu, extra firm

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tamari, or soy sauce, low sodium

  • 1 small butternut squash

  • 2 teaspoon onion granules

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

For the dressing:

  • 3/4 cup Greek Yogurt or plant-based one

  • 1/2 cup roasted peppers, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon jalapeno or red chili

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 2 tablespoon parsley

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

To assemble:

  • 4 slices of your favorite whole grain bread (we like seeded)

  • 4-8 leaves of butter lettuce (depending on size)

  • 2 vine tomatoes, sliced

  • Sprouts to garnish


  1. To bake the tofu and roast the butternut, preheat oven to 400ºF.

  2. For the tofu: Press the tofu gently between paper towels by hand to allow the excess moisture to be released from it. This will cut down on baking time. Cut the block into 8 slices.

  3. On a plate, cover the tofu slabs with the tamari. Place slabs on a layered parchment paper pan and bake for about 30-45 minutes, turning tofu halfway through cooking time. Remove and let cool while you assemble all other components.

  4. For the butternut: Cut off the seed bell of the butternut, just using the straight neck. Peel and slice the butternut neck into 6-8 1/2 inch slabs, depending on how thick it is.

  5. Use parchment paper and place the butternut slabs on the pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 t sea salt, onion granules and smoked paprika and place in the oven. Allow to roast for 12-15 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

  6. For the Dressing: In a small bowl, mix all ingredients well. Set aside. This makes a great sandwich spread or dip and is delicious brushed on roasted vegetables.

  7. Assembling the sandwiches: For each sandwich, spread a bit of dressing one the bread. Start building the sandwich, in the following order: lettuce, baked tofu slices, roasted butternut plank, tomato and sprouts. Optional: Top with another piece of dressed bread and/or a side salad. Serves 4.

Nutrition label includes one piece of bread.

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