Savory & Crispy Oven Baked Tofu
Tofu is kind of controversial. I totally get it because some tofu is straight up disgusting. If it is not prepared properly it can be flavorless and mushy. But like any food, it can be made amazing with the right preparation and flavors. This recipe is the best savory & crispy oven baked tofu recipe ever!
This crispy tofu can convert almost any tofu hater. My secret to getting a good crisp is using arrowroot starch or cornstarch. In addition soy sauce, spice and yeast combo makes the tofu so flavorful. I could eat a block of this crispy tofu plain!
This tofu recipe is also pretty easy. Although it does take 40 minutes in the oven, it is pretty hands off after you prep the tofu. I love this recipe because it is so versatile. This tofu can be eaten alone, added to a salad, or tossed in a tasty sauce. Seriously the possibilities are endless.
What you need for this recipe:
- Avocado oil
- Soy Sauce
- Nutritional yeast
- garlic powder
- arrowroot starch or cornstarch
How to store the leftovers
The leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in your fridge for up to two days.
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- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 40
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- 1 block extra firm tofu - pressed and cubed
- 1 tbsp avocado oil or other neutral oil
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp arrowroot starch/powder or cornstarch
- pinch salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Add tofu to a bowl and toss with remaining ingredients until fully coated, adding in starch ½ tablespoon at a time. I shook the bowl a few times to really get it combined. Add tofu to a lined sheet pan.
- Bake tofu for ~30 minutes or until desired level of crispness is reached.
- Eat tofu alone, or add to whatever you want!
This recipe was really good! ways to make tofu delicious is much more, but this recipe was the best ever which I have try and wanted to taste it! one again thank you very much! I am grateful for it. ☺️
This recipe is easy to make and easy to find all the ingredients at your supermarket. It turn out to bedelicious.
This recipe was so yummy and super crispy! I was skeptical of tofu for the longest time, but it turns out it’s because I was cooking or wrong all along! This recipe was amazing served over vegetable stir fry- perfect for leftovers, too. I couldn’t stop eating it.
This is the BEST tofu I’ve ever had! Perfectly seasoned and crispy and so easy to make. Thank you for such an amazing recipe!
This is my new go-to tofu recipe! It saves me when I’m ravenous and want something hearty quickly. I’ve made it twice a week since I’ve found it. Seriously, go make it!
I loved it!!! I was starving when I made it so I was happy with how easy it is! This will definitely be a repeated recipe! ?
Hands down the BEST way to prepare Tofu! I make this at least once a week. The flavor is perfect & it crisps so well in the air fryer! Great on salads, wraps & grain or cauliflower rice bowls. Thank you for this yummy recipe!
Thank you Tawni!
I’ve been plant based for over three years now and I love tofu, but I always had a hard time getting it super crispy. This recipe is spot on! I like to use smoked paprika and spicy seasoned salt for a little heat too!
My new go-to tofu recipe! Quick, few ingredients, and so so tasty! Its a pretty neutral flavor so you can add it to a variety of different dishes.
This was my first time working with tofu. I used the crispy tofu in the Hot Honey Sticky Cauliflower recipe. It tasted great and was very easy to make. Thanks for sharing both of these recipes.
thank you Dan!!