Baked Tofu

Baked Tofu


This simple dish is baked in tamari, which helps it develop a chewy texture.
  • Serves: 4 to 5
  • Active Time: 1 hr
  • Total Time: 1 hr
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Step 1: Marinating the Tofu

• 9 to 10 pieces firm tofu (approx. 11/2 blocks)
• 5 tbsp tamari
• 1 tsp garlic powder
• 1/2 tsp liquid smoke (optional)
• spray oil for pan (or parchment paper)
• freshly ground black pepper


Pre heat oven to 350°F.

To prepare the marinade, in small bowl, combine the tamari, garlic powder, optional liquid smoke and freshly–ground black pepper. Place the tofu in a shallow casserole dish and pour the marinade over the tofu. Allow to marinate for 10 to 20 minutes.

Step 2: Baking the Tofu


First, lightly spray a sheet pan with oil and layout tofu slabs evenly on the tray. Place the tray in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Flip, and cook another 10 to 15 minutes until the tofu is browned around the edges.

Remove, let cool and store covered in the refrigerator to be used in other recipes.

This tofu goes well on sandwiches, in soups, or as part of a main meal. It also works as the base for this delicious Sweet & Sour Tofu.


  • Rebecca B
    Rebecca B
    Does freezing baked tofu alter the texture? In other words, can I make this in advance, freeze the baked tofu, and then thaw as needed to use in other recipes? Thank you
  • Ken R Rouxbe Staff
    Ken R
    Absolutely, you can certainly use baked tofu that is thawed after baking. The texture will shift a bit (it may become a bit chewier upon reheating)- but give it a try and let us know what you find. ~Ken
  • Rebecca B
    Rebecca B
    OK, I think I will make this recipe in a smaller quantity than stated so that the texture remains as intended. Thanks again
  • Cynthia P
    Cynthia P
    Awesome! We ate almost all of it right away!!!!
  • Adaire O
    Adaire O
    Loooov'n this just wrapped in butter lettuce, as a quick snack ~ I am now officially a fan of tofu!
  • Eric W Rouxbe Staff
    Eric W
    Adaire, this preparation is so easy and versatile that many people are drawn to the 'canvas' that tofu provides through this recipe. Great to hear that you enjoyed it!
  • Emily S
    Emily S
    I've been making this regularly, I love the umami flavors of the marinade. I like to dice it up and put it in a lettuce cup with pineapple, hot sauce, and cilantro. So yummy!

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