The 5 Best Baked Tofu Recipes {LOW CALORIE}

The Best Baked Tofu Recipes

In this article you will find the 5 best baked tofu recipes. These recipes for baked crispy tofu are all low calorie, and packed full of flavor.

Cooking with tofu can be easy, yummy, and low cost. Below you will learn how to cook tofu recipes without adding extra calories to the recipe.

The Best Baked Tofu Recipes

This crispy baked tofu recipe comes with 5 flavors, plus gluten-free and vegan modifications for all of them.

Plus, you’ll find a shopping list, printable recipe card and so much more below…

The 5 best tofu recipes are low calorie and easy to make. All are around 243 calories for 7.5 oz (that’s half a block of tofu!)

The 5 Best Baked Tofu Recipes

Below you’ll learn our tips and tricks on how to prepare tofu so that it bakes up crispy, without adding excess oil and calories.

This baked tofu recipe will show you the best ways to cook tofu. This way it’s perfect every time and completely amazing.

The Best Baked Tofu Recipes

In this article for how to cook firm tofu, you will find the following information…

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients in the Best Tofu Recipes (shopping lists!)
  • How to Make Tofu Baked in the Oven
  • The 5 Best Baked Tofu Recipes (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Baked Tofu Recipes

Take a screenshot of the shopping list on your phone, so you have it with you the next time you’re at the store. And email yourself (or print!) the recipe card so you have it handy the next time you want to make this healthy, extra firm tofu recipe.

Low Calorie Cooking Tip: Don’t skip using parchment paper when baking tofu. It stops the tofu from sticking to the pan, so you don’t need as much oil!

Up next, a shopping list for preparing tofu recipes…

Ingredients in the Best Tofu Recipes

Many tofu food recipes call for adding lots of oil in tofu preparation. And though we do use oil to help crips it up, this low oil tofu baked recipe has 1/2 the average recipe and still bakes up to perfection.

You can click on the links in the shopping list to add everything to your cart. Or you can take a screenshot on your phone so that you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

The Best Baked Tofu Recipes

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this cooked tofu recipe you want to make, and it will do all the measurement math for you!

Shopping List for Cooking With Tofu:

Crunchy Sesame Tofu:

Taco Flavored Crispy Baked Tofu:

Barbecue Baked Crunchy Tofu:

Maple Ginger Baked Tofu:

Honey Sriracha Baked Crispy Tofu:

Up next, you’ll learn how to cook extra firm tofu into perfect crispy bites!

How to Make Tofu Baked in the Oven

These best tofu recipes are all cooked the same way. To keep this recipe for baked tofu easy, we kept the directions the same across all 5 recipes.

Don’t forget our Low Calorie Cooking Tip from above! Using Parchment Paper is the key to low calorie crispy baked tofu!

The Best Baked Tofu Recipes

Special Tip: You can find these directions, as well as the ingredients and a snapshot of the nutrition in the recipe card below! It’s all been gathered into one handy recipe card to make this tofu recipe easy for you.

How to Cook Extra Firm Tofu:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a clean kitchen towel atop a plate.
  2. Slice the tofu into 1 inch cubes and add to the paper towel lined plate.
  3. Cover the tofu with the towel, and place a heavy plate or pan atop the tofu. This will help drain out some of the moisture. Let sit for 10 minutes or all day in the fridge. (You can also use a tofu press… see above!)
  4. Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients (less the toppings and the cornstarch) to a large bowl and mix well.
  5. Once the tofu is done draining, move from the towel and into the bowl. Toss to combine.
  6. Sprinkle the cornstarch over the tofu, and toss the tofu until the starch is evenly coated.
  7. Add the tofu over to the prepared baking sheet and arrange in an even layer.
  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, tossing the tofu halfway, until browned and crispy on the edges.
  9. Add any toppings and serve. Will hold in the fridge for 3 days, toss in a dry hot pan to reheat and re-crisp the tofu.

Up next, you’ll find a sharable recipe card for 5 crispy baked tofu recipes…

The 5 Best Baked Tofu Recipes

These crispy baked tofu recipes are all low in calories and high in flavor.

The best baked tofu recipes below are all extra crunchy thanks to the corn starch. Adding it after the tofu is tossed in spices is the key to making perfectly crispy tofu recipes!

The Best Baked Tofu Recipes

5 Crispy Baked Tofu Recipes {LOW CALORIE}

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Learn how to prepare tofu 5 ways in these low calorie baked tofu recipes.
Below, you'll find the best crispy baked tofu recipes… With 5 different flavors like Honey Sriracha Baked Crispy Tofu, Taco Flavored Baked Tofu, and Barbecue Baked Crunchy Tofu, you'll find a low calorie baked tofu recipe everyone will love.
The best tofu recipes are all easy and flavorful! Check out these roasted tofu recipes, they all come with Gluten-free and vegan options!
Note: Nutrition is based on a 15-ounce Crunchy Sesame Tofu… that's 7.5 oz per serving!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese, Mexican
Servings 2 servings
Calories 243 kcal

Equipment

  • Parchment paper

Ingredients
  

Crunchy Sesame Tofu:

Taco Flavored Crispy Baked Tofu:

Barbecue Baked Crunchy Tofu:

Maple Ginger Baked Tofu:

Honey Sriracha Baked Crispy Tofu:

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400° and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place a clean kitchen towel atop a plate.
  • Slice the tofu into 1 inch cubes and add to the paper towel lined plate.
  • Cover the tofu with the towel, and place a heavy plate or pan atop the tofu. This will help drain out some of the moisture. Let sit for 10 minutes or all day in the fridge.
  • Meanwhile, combine the remaining ingredients (less the toppings and the cornstarch) to a large bowl and mix well.
  • Once the tofu is done draining, move from the towel and into the bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Sprinkle the cornstarch over the tofu, and toss the tofu until the starch is evenly coated.
  • Add the tofu over to the prepared baking sheet and arrange in an even layer.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, tossing the tofu halfway, until browned and crispy on the edges.
  • Add any toppings and serve. Will hold in the fridge for 3 days, toss in a dry hot pan to reheat and re-crisp the tofu.

Nutrition

Serving: 7.5ozCalories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 8.5gProtein: 21.5gFat: 15.8gSaturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 468mgPotassium: 298mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1.2gCalcium: 374mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Main Course, Tofu, vegan, vegetarian
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Up next, nutrition and calories in baked tofu recipes…

Nutrition and Calories in Baked Tofu Recipes

Often, cooking with tofu requires a lot of oil… especially if you want your tofu crispy. But thanks to our low calorie cooking tip, we can make these baked tofu recipes with 1/2 the oil and therefore less calories and fat.

You can find more vegan, gluten free recipes in the next section… keep scrolling!

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