Spicy Baked Tofu


A spicy tofu marinade adds tons of flavor to this protein-packed dish. I don't find it overly spicy, but I like some heat in my faux meat. Tofu is a concentrated protein, so you don't need as much per serving as you would meat. This dish is great reheated! If you want to be really creative, try grilling your tofu for an even more delicious result! I serve this with wilted spinach and a fresh salad on the side.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins


  • 1 (12 ounce) package tofu

  • 2 tablespoons Japanese low-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Asian chili sauce

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root

  • 1 ½ tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • cooking spray


  1. Cover a plate with two paper towels. Place tofu on top and cover with two more paper towels. Place a heavy plate over the stack and let sit until liquid emerges from tofu, 5 to 30 minutes. Cut tofu into 1/2-inch strips.

  2. Combine soy sauce, chili sauce, ginger, and hoisin sauce in a large resealable plastic bag. Add tofu, coat with marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  4. Remove tofu from marinade and shake off excess. Arrange on the prepared baking sheet. Discard remaining marinade.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until firm, 30 to 35 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

88 Calories
4g Fat
6g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 686mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 298mg 23%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 135mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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