Easy Baked Tofu

Easy Baked Tofu





  • 1 cake firm tofu (about 16 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons grated peeled ginger root (optional)
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed (optional)


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 400°.
  • Cut the tofu into slices, cubes, triangles, or sticks.
  • Lightly oil a baking dish large enough to hold the tofu in a single layer
  • Whisk together the marinade ingredients (or variation ingredients, if using) and drizzle over the tofu.
  • Gently turn or toss to coat thoroughly. Bake uncovered, stirring once or twice, until the oil is sizzling and the tofu is firm and chewy, 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Serve hot, at room temperature, or chilled.
  • Cut the tofu into small cubes.
  • Heat the vegetable oil and the sesame oil in a large skillet.
  • Add the tofu and sauté, stirring often, for 4 or 5 minutes, until lightly golden.
  • Add the soy sauce (and other marinade ingredients if you are using a variation), lower the heat, and simmer for 3 or 4 minutes longer.