Crispy Baked Teriyaki Tofu Recipe

  • Author: Claire Cary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: DInner
  • Cuisine: Asian


Seriously crispy and packed with flavor, this teriyaki tofu recipe is bound to convert ever tofu hater into a tofu lover. It’s easy to make, perfect for buddha bowls, stir fries, and a simple dinner!




  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Remove the tofu from the package.
  3. Place it between two towels or a few paper towels and put a heavy object on top. (See notes for suggestions)
  4. Let the extra liquid press out of the tofu for ideally 30 minutes. 
  5. Once pressed, cut the tofu into cubes and add to a bowl. 
  6. Toss with the salt and arrowroot powder and make sure every piece is well coated. 
  7. Add to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat
  8. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown. 
  9. During the final 15-20 minutes of baking, prepare the sauce. Let it come to room temperature before adding to the tofu.
  10. When the tofu is done, transfer to a bowl and toss with the sauce, saving a bit to add to rice and veggies if desired.
  11. Serve with rice, broccoli, or veggies of choice.


To press the tofu, I like to use either a stack of books or a teapot filled with water.  

The arrowroot powder can be subbed for tapioca or cornstarch.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 batch
  • Calories: 179
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Fat: 6.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Protein: 12.9g

Keywords: teriyaki tofu, baked tofu, teriyaki tofu recipe