Insanely Delicious Baked Barbecue Tofu (Plus A Priceless Tofu Preparation Tip)

Cooking tofu can be tricky. First comes the decision of the type of tofu to buy, then comes the cooking method and spices which will give it this rich flavory and satisfying taste we all look for.

I have never had much confidence in my abilities when cooking tofu, and this is why I was so excited to read the tips I found on (where I took the recipe from).

I hadn’t heard of a tofu presser before, but it turns out that it’s really important to press your tofu for at least 30 mins. before you cook it. This way you get out the weird watery taste it has, plus the tofu can now easily absorb whatever spices and seasoning you add it it. Isn’t this such a great tip?

Followed by this Baked Barbecue Tofu recipe.

This Baked Barbecue Tofu is great by itself, but it also makes a terrific sandwich or taco if you add a little slaw. 


1-14 oz. package extra-firm tofu

1/2 c. barbecue sauce

cooking spray or oil mister


Press tofu for 30 minutes. Cut into 1/2-inch thick slices, then quarter each slice.

Pour barbecue sauce into an 8-inch square baking dish. Place tofu in dish and gently toss to coat. Let tofu marinate in sauce for 1 hour (or more), turning occasionally.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with oil or cooking spray. Place tofu on baking sheet (do not discard barbecue sauce!) and bake for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, turn tofu over and brush with additional barbecue sauce. Bake 20 minutes more or until tofu is browned on edges. Toss tofu in remaining barbecue sauce and serve.