Easy Asian Baked Tofu

This baked tofu recipe is great for a snack or as part of a variety of delicious tofu-based recipes. From salads to curries, this tofu has a nice, neutral Asian flavor that will go well in just about any Asian dish that requires some yummy, lightly crisped tofu. I’ve tried to make tofu multiple times, and this is the recipe that was the winner! Easy, bursting with flavor, and highly versatile, there’s little more to want from a recipe like this.

If you’re doing food prep for the week, this tofu could be made in advance and frozen for later in the week. Make sure you take it out to thaw and that you heat it well though (preferably on the stovetop, since the microwave isn’t good for you or the food). This tofu recipe tastes the best when it’s been well-warmed.

I made little “bites” of tofu that had fallen apart before I had cut it, and these made a lovely snack while I was waiting to make the rest of dinner, a Myanmar tofu curry in tomato sauce!

Easy Asian Baked Tofu


  • 1 box extra firm tofu, blotted and cut into thin 1-inch squares
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1-2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease baking pan with a small amount of oil. Then place the tofu on the baking pan (I recommend using a 9x13 pan for this, since that way you can contain the spices, oil, and soy sauce easily).
  3. Drizzle the rest of the oil and the soy sauce over the top of the tofu. Sprinkle paprika and garlic powder over the top.
  4. Place baking pan in oven and bake tofu for approximately 45 minutes. Keep an eye on it, the tofu is ready when it is lightly crispy (you'll start to see small bubbles on some of the pieces, this is a clue that it's ready).
  5. Remove from the oven, let cool, and then place tofu on a plate lined with a paper towel. You may then eat as a snack or use in a recipe!
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