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Kid-Friendly Baked Tofu

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3.9 from 88 votes

Kid-Friendly Baked Tofu

Tofu is super healthy for kids! But you might be stumped on how to prepare it so your kids will really love it.

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 ~ 4 ounces tofu
Calories: 134kcal



  • Place a clean, absorbent dish towel on a plate. Drain the tofu, and cut into 2-3 large slabs. Place the slabs on the towel. Drape a second towel on top of the tofu, and place a heavy cutting board on top, to press the remaining liquid out. Let rest for 20-30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F. (If you have a convection option on your oven, preheat the convection setting to 375 F.)
  • Cut tofu into cubes, and place in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, and toss lightly.
  • Add corn starch, ginger, garlic, and salt to the cubes, and gently toss until coated.
  • Spread the cubes evenly on a light-colored cookie sheet, and bake 15 minutes. Turn the cubes, and cook an additional 15 minutes, or until the tofu is crispy and golden-brown. Serve immediately with rice, noodles, and/or your favorite stir-fried veggies.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 595mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g
Keyword : Kid-Friendly Baked Tofu


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Recipe awfly incomplete –
1TBS of oil is not near enough. You don’t say to oil the pan, yet you expect to flip tofu or even get out of pan. And the seasoning too little for any flavor. Cooking time is way to long unless you want dehydrated tofu.

4 stars
I’ve never made tofu before so this was a great simple way to try it out! I was surprised my kids ate it as they usually aren’t interested in new/different foods. I did oil the pan and had no problems with sticking, but they turned out a bit darker than I expected so I might cut down the baking time next time. But overall a keeper!