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Max La Manna’s Vegan Tofu Noodle Stir Fry Will Become Your Favorite Weeknight Dinner

Max La Manna’s vegan stir fry recipe is sure to be the perfect solution for a quick weeknight dinner. Here's exactly how to make it.

max la manna stir fry
Written by
Jenna Mignano
You can’t go wrong with a stir fry—especially when you find out the ingredients chef
Max La Manna
uses to make his recipe pop. This vegan stir fry is reliable and customizable—perfect for when you need to clear out those extra veggies in the back of the fridge.
Upcycling food scraps
is one of the best ways to cut back on food waste. Instead of tossing leftovers or scraps in the trash (or
compost bin
!), why not utilize them to make an entirely new recipe? This keeps food
out of landfills
and helps you reduce your
carbon footprint.
La Manna knows all about cutting back on food waste. After all, each of his recipes is low-waste and
. So if you're looking for ways to step up your eco-friendly kitchen game, this vegan stir fry is a great place to start.

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According to La Manna, his go-to dinner recipe is
noodles—aka this vegan tofu noodle stir fry, which can be found on his
. All you need is
cubed tofu
, corn starch, noodles of your choice, oil, and baking soda.
In a recent episode of
Good Together
, La Manna told us exactly how he perfects his famous tofu noodles.
"I'll press my tofu then chop it into cubes and cover it in [corn starch] to have a nice, dry coating on the outside," he says. "In a frying pan I'll add a little bit of vegetable oil, so it can get it nice and crispy on the outside. You're trying to evoke or bring in crunch and flavors and textures into a lot of plant-based dishes."
Here's exactly how to make these delicious tofu noodles in less than 30 minutes, according to La Manna's recipe.
@maxlamanna What I Eat For Dinner (most nights) • Tofu Noddle Stir-Fry • full recipe on my IG #learnontiktok #foodontiktok #recipesontiktok #veganrecipes #fyp ♬ Yummy - Justin Bieber

Vegan Stir Fry Recipe

max la manna stir fry
Base Ingredients:
450 grams firm tofu, cubed (can replace tofu with chickpeas, tempeh, or mushrooms)
200 grams of noodles of your choice
2 Tbsp cornstarch
2-3 Tbsp of oil
1 tsp baking soda
Sauce Ingredients:
2 Tbsp soy sauce/tamari
2 tsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp peanut butter (optional tahini or seed butter)
2 tsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp fresh ginger
2 tsp maple syrup or brown sugar
1/2 tsp red chili flakes
1. Mix the cubed tofu and cornstarch in a large bowl.
2. In a frying pan on medium-high heat, add oil. Once the oil is hot, add the tofu. Fry the tofu for 2 minutes on each side. And keep an eye on the tofu so that it doesn’t burn!
3. Boil water and add your noodles. Cook the noodles according to the packet’s instructions. (Bonus: If you want eggy noodles, add a teaspoon of baking soda to your boiling noodles—this even works for all kinds of pasta dishes!)
4. Drain the noodles, remove the frying pan from the heat, and add the noodles with the tofu.
5. Make the sauce and combine it with the noodles and tofu.
6. Add vegetables and other toppings as desired. Some good options are carrot, spinach, peas, broccoli, mushrooms, peppers, and chives. La Manna personally chose ribboned carrot, toasted peanuts, fresh coriander, cilantro, and pickled red onion as his toppings. And he recommends using whatever leftover veggies you have in the fridge.
7. Serve and enjoy!