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How To Make Seasoned Baked Tofu

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I am a huge fan of seasoned baked tofu, and I am super excited to show you how to make it. Tofu is one of my favorite add-in foods to stir-fries, rice dishes, and salads.
I like the chewy texture and the extra flavor it provides. There are endless ways to season tofu, but the recipes in this post are my favorites, especially the smoky flavor.
Seasoned baked tofu
To Make Seasoned Baked Tofu You Will Need These Ingredients:
To Make Smoky Seasoned Baked Tofu You Will Need These Ingredients:
To Make On The Mild Side Baked Tofu You Will Need These Ingredients:
Try one of the seasoned tofu recipes mixed in with this Vegetable Fried Rice for a Plant-Based meal.

Vegetable Fried Rice

Easy colorful side dish loaded with veggies with gluten and egg-free options.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: 30 minute recipe, dairy-free, egg-free, fried rice, gluten-free vegan, side dish, vegetable fried rice, vegetarian
Servings: 5 Servings
Author: Mary Krick

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cup finely diced broccoli
  • 1 cup finely diced carrots
  • 1 cup finely diced red yellow or orange bell pepper
  • 1 cup peas frozen
  • 1 cup finely diced onion ~ or green onions thinly sliced Green onion tops only for Low FODMAP
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp minced garlic ~ Low FODMAP garlic replacement if needed
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice cooled
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce gluten-free ~ or optional Coconut Aminos

Instructions

  • Heat oil or broth in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add all vegetables except peas. Saute 3-5 minutes.
  • Add peas, ginger, and garlic. Cook another minute or so.
  • Stir in brown rice heat and cook about 3-5 minutes or until warm.
  • Mix in the soy sauce or coconut aminos and serve.

Notes

You might also like to try this popular Tempting Tofu Bacon recipe, some have said it is equal to or better than bacon.

Tofu can also be baked plain it just won’t have any flavor. One of the advantages of tofu is it picks up whatever flavor it is cooked with.

Follow These Helpful Tips To Prep The Tofu:

  1. Remove tofu from the package
  2. Drain out the water
  3. Wrap the block of tofu in a clean dish towel and set something heavy on top, like a mixing bowl or canister.  Leave wrapped tofu there for about 15-30 minutes.

When the tofu has been removed from the dish towel, it will look kind of sponge-like.

Easy seasoned baked tofu

Cut the tofu into 1/2-inch cubes. If you like smaller cubes, you can always cut them after baking, however, I find the tofu cubes are easier to handle if they’re not cut so small. Mine might even be close to 3/4-inch cubes.

seasoned baked tofu

The tofu cubes are ready to marinate.

how to make seasoned baked tofu

Marinate the tofu in a container with a tight-fitting lid so the container can be flipped over several times during the marinating process to coat all the sides evenly.

 

 

Here, I have flipped the container upside down to coat the tofu evenly. We want that delicious marinate to get everywhere!

how to make seasoned baked tofu

 

Place the marinated pieces on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper and bake.

how to make seasoned baked tofu

 

Tofu is seasoned, baked, and ready to eat!!

 

how to make seasoned baked tofu

Serve seasoned tofu with noodle dishes, like Pad Thai, rice dishes, and stir-fry dishes.
easy pad Thai with seasoned baked tofu

The options are endless with tofu.

stir-fry with seasoned baked tofu
Enjoy!

How To Make Seasoned Baked Tofu

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz pkg Firm or extra firm tofu ~ Drained and wrapped so the excess water is removed, and cut the tofu into cubes. This is explained in the post.
  • 1/4 cup Soy sauce I used gluten-free. San J Gluten-Free Soy Sauce ~ Coconut Aminos is an option as well.
  • 2 Tbsp Pure maple syrup ~ or agave syrup
  • 1/2 Tbsp Rice vinegar ~ apple cider is a fine substitute
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic powder ~ Low FODMAP Garlic Replacer if needed
  • 1/4 tsp Ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Mix ingredients together in a small bowl and pour over tofu cubes.
  • Marinate for 30 minutes or up to several hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375-degrees F
  • Place marinated cubes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil.
  • Bake 40-45 minutes. I like to turn mine over halfway through the baking time.

Smoky Seasoned Baked Tofu

Author: Mary Krick

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Pkg Firm or extra firm tofu Drained and excess water removed, and cut into cubes. This is explained in the post.
  • 1/4 cup Soy sauce ~ I used gluten-free. San J Gluten-Free Soy Sauce. Coconut Aminos are an option as well.
  • 2 Tbsp Pure maple syrup ~ or agave syrup ~ Pure maple syrup for Low FODMAP
  • 1 Tbsp Rice vinegar ~ or apple cider vinegar
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic powder ~ Low FODMAP Garlic Replacer if needed
  • 1/4 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Liquid smoke flavoring

Instructions

  • Mix ingredients (except tofu) together in a small bowl.
  • Pour over tofu cubes and marinate for 30 minutes or up to several hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375 - degrees F
  • Place marinated cubes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Bake for 40-45 minutes. I turn mine over halfway through the baking time.

On The Mild Side Baked Tofu

Author: Mary Krick

Ingredients

  • 1 16- oz Pkg Firm or extra firm tofu Drained and excess water removed, and tofu cut into cubes. This is explained in the post.
  • 6 Tbsp Soy sauce I used gluten-free ~ San J Gluten-Free Soy Sauce. Coconut aminos are also an option.
  • 4 Tbsp Honey ~ optional agave syrup or pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Rice wine vinegar ~ or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Ground ginger
  • 2 Garlic cloves crushed

Instructions

  • Mix everything together except for the tofu in a small bowl and pour over tofu cubes.
  • Marinate for 30 minutes or up to several hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 375-degrees F
  • Place the marinated cubes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil. Bake for 40-45 minutes. I like to turn mine over halfway through the baking time.

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