Full Flavor Baked Tofu

Full Flavor Baked Tofu

We often hear people say, “how can you eat tofu??? It has no taste!”. That is not all that untrue, BUT tofu takes on flavors so well. If done correctly, you often cannot tell it’s tofu! This full flavor baked tofu recipe does just that.

This particular recipe is my no-fail, go-to for almost all of my tofu recipes. I use in a stir-fry, baked or grilled on a salad, in sushi rolls, as a side, or by itself.

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Removing the moisture is key. I’m not a fan of the typical pressing method, which usually entails placing an object on top of the tofu in a strainer. It often crushes the tofu, which is not ideal. I discovered this method years ago, and I’ve used it ever since. It’s simple and easy. You will need a dish towel and a few paper towels, or you can use two dish clothes by folding the same way.

Yes, it’s a TikTok but it works! 🙂

How to remove moisture from tofu without pressing

While the tofu sets to remove the moisture, mix marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Once the tofu is ready, either slice into 1-inch cubes, or leave as slices, whichever you prefer depending on how you use it. For stir-fry, I will usually slice in cubes; for salads and sides, I will slice into one-inch slices. Both options are pictured below. Place tofu in a bowl, pour marinade over the top. Marinate for at least 2-4 hours and up to 24 hours.

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I always make two batches to throw in a stir fry or salad. It’s nice to have on hand for a snack as well!

Slices and chopped cubes of full flavor baked tofu on a griddle.

While it’s easy to just bake, you can grill on a griddle or on the stovetop in a skillet.

Slices and chopped cubes of grilled full flavor baked tofu on a griddle.

Goes beautifully in stir-fry dishes

Lo mein noodles with vegetables and full flavor baked tofu.
Lo mein noodles with vegetables and full flavor baked tofu in a white bowl with wooden chopsticks.

Wooden bowl with salad greens, shaved orange carrot, topped with slices of full flavor baked tofu

Hope you enjoy this Full Flavor Baked Tofu recipe!

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Full Flavor Baked Tofu

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Course: Main Course
Keyword: Tofu
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 97kcal
Author: hungrydanekitchen


  • 1 block tofu, extra firm, cubed or sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic Minced
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Minced


  • Cut tofu into one inch cubes or slices. And place in container for marinating
  • Combine rest of ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over tofu and let marinate for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight to have the best results and desired flavor.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Brush a baking sheet with olive oil (or vegetable).
  • Remove tofu form marinated and place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes, flip tofu and bake an additional 10 minutes or until tofu is a golden brown.
  • Enjoy by itself, or on a salad, over rice, or in any stir fry!


**Note – This recipe is perfect sautéed in a pan or grilled on a griddle. Simple heat the pan over medium heat, and sauté 3-5 minutes, flip and sauté on other side 3-5 minutes or until tofu is a golden brown. 
**Keeps in refrigerator for up to 5 days in an airtight container.


Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 874mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg

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