Easy Baked Tofu

Easy baked tofu. A super simple way to prepare tofu. I love this over greens with a peanut lime sauce, in a noodle bowl, or even a simple breakfast savory porridge.

Baked Tofu

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tania Van Pelt


  • 1 pound extra-firm organic tofu sliced into thin slabs
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Wrap tofu snugly in a couple of layers of paper towels and place on a cutting board or flat plate. Cover with a second cutting board or plate and balance a heavy can or two on top to weigh down the plate and press down on the tofu; set aside to let drain for 30 minutes. Remove and dry the tofu.
  3. Cut tofu into 1/3 inch slabs, brush them with sesame oil, and arrange them in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet or dish. Bake, flipping halfway through, until golden brown and just crisp, about 40 minutes total.