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How to Cook Tofu (3 Ways!)

This easy crispy garlic tofu is the perfect protein-packed addition to salads, bowls, wraps and stir fries!

Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy tofu recipe, how to cook tofu, meal prep, tofu, tofu recipe, vegan meal prep
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Lauren McNeill


  • 1 block extra firm tofu 400 g
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp flour or corn starch
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Cube your tofu into 1-inch cubes. Toss with olive oil, flour or cornstarch, garlic powder and salt. 


  1. Preheat oven to 450 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

  2. Bake for 25-30 mins, flipping once half way through.


  1. Heat a cast iron pan with 1 tbsp olive oil. Cook tofu over medium heat for 15 minutes, flipping every couple of minutes to cook all sides.


  1. Cook at 400 F for 20 minutes, shaking the air-fryer container half way through.