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Crispy Baked Teriyaki Tofu
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

This crispy teriyaki tofu is better than takeout and easy enough for a weeknight dinner! Crispy tofu nuggets are baked (not fried!) and smothered in sticky sweet and savory teriyaki sauce. Serve with rice and steamed veggies for a knock-your-socks-off vegan meal.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4
Calories: 185 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
For the Crispy Baked Tofu
  • 1 (14 ounce) package extra firm tofu, drained, pressed, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil (or high heat oil of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper (or black pepper, if that's what you've got)
For the Teriyaki Sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons mirin or dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chilled water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
For Serving
  • Cooked rice
  • Steamed veggies
  • Chopped scallions
  • Sesame seeds
  1. To make the crispy baked tofu, preheat the oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Place the tofu into a medium bowl and add the soy sauce, oil, cornstarch, and pepper. Toss to coat the tofu.

  3. Arrange the tofu pieces in a single layer on the baking sheet.

  4. Bake for about 30 minutes, turning halfway through, until browned and crispy.

  5. While the tofu bakes, prepare the sauce. Stir ¼ cup of water, brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sherry, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger together in small saucepan.

  6. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the sauce to a simmer.

  7. Lower the heat and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes, until reduced by about ⅓.

  8. Stir the chilled water and cornstarch together in a small bowl or cup. Stir the mixture into the sauce and allow it to simmer for about 1 minute more, until it thickens up a bit.

  9. Remove the pot from the heat.

  10. When the tofu is finished cooking, add it to the pot and stir to coat the tofu with sauce.

  11. Divide onto plates with rice and steamed veggies. Top with sesame seeds and scallions. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include accompaniments.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Baked Teriyaki Tofu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 185 Calories from Fat 79
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.8g14%
Saturated Fat 1.3g7%
Sodium 1523mg63%
Potassium 221mg6%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 9.6g11%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.