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Classic Baked Tofu

Prep Time: About 5 mins

Cook Time: About 40 mins.

There a million ways to cook this old standby, but none quite as simple as this basic recipe. Despite soy being a bit controversial in some circles, I believe that in moderation it can be an easy option for supper.  In addition to this method, you can clice your tofu into flat strips to use on sandwiches or in wraps for a great protein in lunch on the go!

 Baked Tofu

  • Tofu, sliced about a generous 1/4" thick 
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Tamari
  •  Margarine (I've tried other products to grease the cookie sheet and nothing works as well as a healthy margarine.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Grease your cookie sheet. Dip the tofu in tamari, then roll it in the nutritional yeast. Place on the cookie sheet. Bake about 20 minutes on each side. If the coating comes off when you flip, you flipped too soon. Give it another 5 minutes. The tofu is great leftover in a sandwich with Veganaise, lettuce, sprouts, pickles, whatever...



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  1. Anita Vegana
    This is a very easy recipe indeed. I voted. Please come read my post, Why Are Illegal Drugs so Harmful For the Environment?, and vote if you like it. Thank you.
  2. Fifi Leigh
    Fifi Leigh
    sounds good.
  3. BuddhasDelight
    this seems so easy and yummy! i have always been intimidated by tofu and haven't had success in the oven. can't wait to try this one! :)
    1. beachgurl
      This is tried and true! I have several other favorite ways to cook it. I use the Savory Tofu recipe out of Sundays at Moosewood only I just slice it and use a 9 X 13 pan. I also bake it in a casserole with a marinade. IT's one of those recipes I "wing" but basically it is layered with sliced onion and the marinade is balsamic vinegar, olive oil and Braggs. The vinegar and olive oil ratio is like a salad dressing and I pour Braggs over the top until it tastes right. Bake about 375 20-30 mins till it's heated through and is starting to look firm here and there in a few spots on top. Have fun!
    2. SnakeWitch
      Have you ever considered adding tofu to things like spaghetti sauce or stuffed pastries? This sort of thing is excellent,. Chop it up small and it gives a bit of texture to your food, and you can't fail because it is so small that you don't really notice it that much otherwise. This technique is good, too - I've tried baking tofu before with a simple spaghetti sauce as a topping, and it turned out wonderful.
      1. beachgurl
        I have! I make curries and stir fry etc, but my kids never liked in in spaghetti sauce unless it was frozen first, which is how we also use it in Shepherd's pie. They do like it in a little curried stuffed pastry though. YUM. I also make tofu salad. Despite the fact that they are on their own now, some family traditions die hard. I usually serve portobellos with Marinara, or make a vegan Puttenesca sauce with olives. WOW - I love food! All these ideas make me hungry! I have used tofu in an eggplant "Parm" style dish. I layered the tofu with the eggplant. That was really good.
  4. Veganara
    Voted. I love tofu, and this sounds like a really delicious and easy way to cook it.
  5. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    Looks like I can be this candid a cook even on bzy weekdays...sure wll try this easy recipe. Voted! :)


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