Grilled BBQ Tofu Skewers with Honey-Butter Mashed Potatoes Print

Main Dish,

Go vegetarian but don’t forgo the barbecue! Tofu grills well with vegetables, just be sure to cut the pieces in similar sizes for even grilling. A few tablespoons of honey in mashed potatoes adds a surprising twist for a delicious complement to the skewers.

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  • 6




  • 1-1/2 pkgs (14 oz each) extra firm tofu, cut in 1 inch cubes
  • 1 red onion, cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 3 large bell peppers, assorted colors, cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup spicy barbecue sauce
  • 12 bamboo skewers, soaked in water

Honey-Butter-Mashed Potatoes

  • 2 2/3 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 4 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 2/3 cups Idaho® Spuds™ Classic Flakes


  1. Heat and oil grill.
  2. Arrange tofu, onion and peppers onto skewers evenly and brush lightly with barbecue sauce.
  3. Grill skewers until vegetables are tender-crisp and grill marked on one side, about 4 minutes. Turn carefully with a spatula. Brush with additional barbecue sauce and grill about 4 minutes longer.
  4. Serve with Honey-Butter Mashed Potatoes.
  5. Honey-Butter Mashed Potatoes:
    Heat water, margarine or butter, salt and honey to boiling in a medium saucepan.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Stir in milk and potato flakes with a fork until mixture is just combined, about 15 seconds. Let stand 1 minute.
  8. Fluff with fork before serving.

Nutritionals per serving

350 calories, 10g fat, (2g sat. fat), 5mg cholesterol, 12g protein, 54g carbohydrates, 940mg sodium, 4g fiber