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Crispy Asian Baked Tofu

Say YES to tofu with my Crispy Asian Baked Tofu recipe!

Crispy Asian Baked Tofu recipe

Hi guys!

To be completely honest with you, I used to not cook a lot of tofu at home.  The Hubs doesn’t mind eating meat-free meals, but I have yet to convince him that tofu is a good idea so I will often add beans, grains, and dairy to my recipes instead of meat substitutes.

When I was pregnant with the twins though it quickly became even more important that I increased and tracked the amount of protein I ate, which meant I added all sorts of veggie based protein to my regular diet including tofu.  After some experimenting, I came up with a delicious and super EASY way to make, eat and enjoy tofu.  My Crispy Asian Baked Tofu recipe is now my favorite way to make tofu at home.

Crispy Asian Baked Tofu recipe

Why you’ll love my Crispy Asian Baked Tofu recipe…

I’m so glad the protein challenge inspired me to expand my cooking horizons and led to this delightful little recipe.

Tofu is ridiculously easy to make at home, is an inexpensive protein and when made correctly can taste really good.  The secret, in my opinion, is to pack it with flavor AND make it crispy.  My favorite way to make it crispy is in the oven!

Crispy Asian Baked Tofu recipe

You might have noticed that I love sheet pan meals and roasting things in the oven because it’s basically hands-off cooking time.  When you are busy being able to pop something in the oven is gold.  Sure, you can make these on the stove top but then you have to fuss over them… and who has time for that?  When I was pregnant standing for long periods of time was hard and now with the twins, I basically have a negative time in a day.

So this Crispy Asian Baked Tofu recipe is just what we all need.  Easy, inexpensive AND super tasty.

Crispy Asian Baked Tofu recipe

Ingredients in this Crispy Asian Baked Tofu recipe

The secret to these tasty bites of tofu goodness is in the marinade.  You can easily find these ingredients in most grocery stores or I added some links to Amazon if you shop that way.


Those are affiliate links but the cost to you is the same!

Crispy Asian Baked Tofu recipe

How to Make this Crispy Asian Baked Tofu recipe

  1. Press the water out of the tofu.
  2. Cube the tofu.
  3. Marinade the tofu.
  4. Bake it in the oven!
  5. Serve with your favorite rice or Asian veggies.


Crispy Asian Baked Tofu recipe

Even the Hubs said this one was pretty good… for tofu!  I hope you will give it a try.  As always, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments.


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Crispy Asian Baked Tofu recipe

Oven Baked Crispy Asian Baked Tofu recipe

Julie Wunder
Don't shy away from making tofu!  Try my Oven Baked Crispy Asian Baked Tofu recipe.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
marinding time 2 hrs
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 104 kcal


  • 1 package super firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili paste


  • Wrap the tofu in paper towels and place a heavy pan on top of it.  Allow it to sit for 10 minutes.  Repeat several times until you get the moisture out of the tofu.  Cut into cubes.
  • Mix together everything else and put it in a large zipper bag.  Put the tofu in the marinade and allow to sit for a minimum of 2 hours but up to overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray a foiled-lined baking sheet with cooking spray. Spread the tofu bites out so they don't touch.  Bake for 20 minutes or until crispy.


Serve with your favorite rice or grain.


Calories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 9gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 873mgPotassium: 192mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gCalcium: 34mgIron: 2mg
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Crispy Asian Baked Tofu recipe

Your turn!

Have you tried to make tofu at home?


I’m linking up my Crispy Asian Baked Tofu recipe with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2020-07-09T13:51:08-04:00 April 3rd, 2019|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Vegetarian Meals|9 Comments


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  2. Emily April 9, 2019 at 8:57 am - Reply

    My boyfriend doesn’t like sweet potato fan of it, but I love it really. It looks perfect lunch dinner to me! Really love it.

  3. Lesli Schwartz April 8, 2019 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I’m a huge tofu lover, so baking is usually the least fattening way to go in my kitchen! I bake it quite often. Love the sauce you’ve used with the tofu!

  4. Caroline April 7, 2019 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I’ll admit I too can be a bit of a tofu skeptic but I like the sound of the flavors in this and it sounds similar to something a vegetarian friend said she makes and loves.

  5. Brian Jones April 7, 2019 at 3:33 am - Reply

    5 stars
    You’ve got great colour on this tofu, it looks superb, its not an ingredient I cook with a lot but I’m looking forward to giving this a try.

  6. Jacqueline Debono April 6, 2019 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I have never cooked tofu but this looks delicious! Love that you have added red chili paste. Def want to try it!

  7. Laura April 6, 2019 at 11:34 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I say YES YES (twice) to your tofu because it looks absolutely amazing! And the fact that it is extra crispy (I assume) can easily make it my favorite tofu recipe now – thank you!

  8. [email protected] April 3, 2019 at 8:54 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I pinned this recipe, Julie! We eat tofu frequently and I agree with you that tofu needs flavors added to it and eating it crispy is the best! Your recipe sounds delish!

  9. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real April 3, 2019 at 8:29 am - Reply

    The marinade seems so easy and delicious! Although I had a horrible experience with tofu so I’d probably use it on chicken for us!

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