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Basic Baked Tofu

Author : Ashley Madden
Cook Time: 45 mins
Servings: 3 Servings
Course: Main Course


  • 1 (12-14 ounce) container extra firm tofu (organic is ideal)
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce if gluten isn’t an issue
  • teaspoons nutritional yeast


  • First you have the option to press the tofu. This is exactly what it sounds like. You wrap the tofu in a clean dish cloth, lay something heavy on top (something that won’t fall off like a heavy book), and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes so extra liquid is pressed out of the tofu. This makes the tofu more firm. If you’re in a hurry, you can totally skip this step! I do all the time.
  • While pressing, preheat the oven to 375ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix together the tamari (or soy sauce) and nutritional yeast in a small bowl.
  • Unwrap the tofu, dice it into cubes, and spread it out on the pan. Drizzle the tamari/nutritional yeast mix over the tofu (or mix together with the tofu in a large bowl) and bake for 45 minutes, flipping halfway through. The tofu is done when browned and firm.


Once cooled, you can keep this tofu in a sealed container for up to 4 days in the fridge.
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