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Bowl of baked tofu garnished with green onions
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How to Bake Tofu

Learn how to make crispy baked tofu that's not mushy or bland. Grab the easy tutorial for how to press tofu, dry it properly and oven-bake!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 123kcal
Author Yumna Jawad



  • Preheat oven to 400°F with a baking tray inside.
  • Open the tofu and drain, press the tofu between two pieces of paper towels or kitchen towel. Place a cast iron pan or something heavy on top. Let stand for 20 minutes to drain the excess liquid.
  • Cut the tofu into cubes and toss with oil, soy sauce, and black pepper. Add cornstarch and toss until coated, let sit for a minute, toss again.
  • Carefully lift the tofu cubes out of the bowl, leaving the excess starch in the bowl. Place on the hot baking tray.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then use a spatula to flip each cube of tofu. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until the tofu is golden brown. Serve as desired.


Storage: Store any leftover baked tofu in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 381mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1mg