Salty Baked Tofu Bites

Bowl filled with tofu, napkin, fork

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A no-fail recipe to get you introduced to tofu. Just 3 ingredients and a bit of time in the oven and you’ll be rewarded with chewy, salty protein goodness.

  • Author: Kristine
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner



2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

2 tablespoons soy sauce

10 ounces extra or super firm tofu, frozen and thawed, cut into 1/2 inch cubes


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix sesame oil and soy sauce together in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  3. Add tofu cubes and stir until well coated. Alternately, you could mix the soy sauce, sesame oil, and tofu in a bowl and then pour it into the baking dish.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring once or twice during baking.
  5. Enjoy warm or cold.


My favorite brand of super firm tofu is Wildwood.

I find that freezing and thawing tofu before cooking improves the texture pretty significantly. You can certainly skip this step if you’re pressed for time, but I think it’s key to the final texture.

If you’re trying to limit your sodium intake, you could opt for low sodium soy sauce in this recipe. I do think the saltiness makes a difference in optimizing palatability, but it would still taste delicious.


Keywords: tofu, baked, umami, easy, soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, low carb, high protein