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Baked Tofu

Prep time: 60 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 90 minutes
Number of Servings: 6


  • 16 ounces firm or extra firm tofu (fresh or frozen and thawed)

Soy-honey marinade:

  • 2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons vinegar (cider, rice or balsamic)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey or brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil (try sesame oil)

Soy-lime marinade:

  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil (try sesame oil)


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. With a cloth or paper towel, press water out of the tofu and cut how you choose: triangles, cubes, slices or sticks.
  3. Mix marinade ingredients in a bowl. Add tofu and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  5. Drain tofu and place pieces on a baking sheet. Foil on the baking sheet makes clean-up easy.
  6. Bake until the tofu is firm and lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Turn pieces once during baking.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Try Baked Tofu instead of meat in tacos, stir-fries or skillet meals.

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