TVP is textured vegetable protein, also called TSP or textured soy protein. The chunks, nuggets, or soy curls are bite-sized dehydrated soya protein that will absorb spices and seasonings in your delicious recipes. For the smaller sized varieties of TVP (granules, bits or mince), see a variety of recipes here.

12 Best TVP Chunks Recipes

Textured Vegetable Protein Chunks

Soy Curl Cacciatore
Soy Curl Cacciatore

Butler Soy Curls are the latest vegan sensation, and for good reason. They are a delicious meat substitute with the texture of tender chicken. Here is an easy cacciatore that can be served with pasta, or simply with a side of peas or green beans.

Red Pepper Goulash
Red Pepper Goulash

This is a tasty Hungarian Goulash that is made with soya chunks, also known as TVP or TSP. It is loaded with protein, vitamins and minerals, but not with fat and calories.

Eggplant Roast
Eggplant Roast

This eggplant Roast is an excellent choice for dinner with friends and family. It is easily doubled. Warm homemade rolls are all that is needed to make this a memorable meal.

Homestyle TVP Stew
Homestyle TVP Stew

With textured vegetable protein or soy protein chunks, you will find this an easy and tasty stew for a family meal. Serve with flat bread and fruit.

African TVP Peanut Stew (Crock Pot)
African TVP Peanut Stew (Crock Pot)

This stew has a lovely peanut base, and is loaded with an array of veggies. It has no added fat and is low in carbohydrates. Other than chopping the vegetables, there is little preparation on this stew.

Vegetarian Stroganoff with TVP
Vegetarian Stroganoff with TVP

You will never miss the beef in this Stroganoff recipe. Be sure to get flavorful mushrooms, such as crimini mushrooms, to ramp up the flavor in this quick stove-top meal.

Fiesta Mexican Squash w/TVP
Fiesta Mexican Squash w/TVP

Mexican zucchini, also called 'Mexican squash' or 'Gray Squash' is a very flavorful variety of summer squash. In this stove-top meal which is reminiscent of Spanish Paella, we have combined the flavors of Mexico with the nutrition of textured vegetable protein to make a festive vegetarian meal.

Vegetarian Mawmenye Stew (TVP)
Vegetarian Mawmenye Stew (TVP)

Mawmenye is an rustic, ancient stew that goes back to Medieval times. Traditionally, it is made with beef or lamb as well as lentils. Figs are always an element, and they are paired with raisins or currents. In this version, we have increased the vegetable content and used textured vegetable protein (TVP), also known as textured soy protein (TSP).

Minestrone Soup with TVP (TSP)
Minestrone Soup with TVP (TSP)

TVP is textured vegetable protein, also called textured soy protein, or TSP. It comes in granules, strips and chunks. This Italian flavored soup is a complete meal when served with bread.

Persian Okra Stew with TVP
Persian Okra Stew with TVP

Persian Okra Stew, Khoresh Bamieh, is traditionally made with stewed meat. Our version substitutes textured vegetable protein chunks (TVP), also known as textured soy protein (TSP). This is a main course entree with perfectly seasoned okra.

Barbecued Soya Chunks (TVP or TSP)

Textured soy protein (TSP), also known as textured vegetable protein (TVP), comes in many shapes and sizes. In this recipe, we have used unflavored chunks of TVP. This is an inexpensive, nutritious and delicious entree. The barbecued chunks are great in our Brunswick Stew recipe as well!

Taco Filling (TVP Chunks)
Taco Filling (TVP Chunks) title=

I like to keep textured soy protein, or TVP (also known as TSP) chunks on hand, and grind them down when I need granules or a "chopped beef" texture. I use a very high protein brand of chunks put out by NOW Foods, and they will require some chopping for this recipe. If you use another brand, they may be lower in protein and break down more easily. Use our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning for best results.

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