Crispy baked garlic black pepper tofu. If you’re eating tofu, this is the way to do it. You can add this to stirfries, sandwiches, wraps, noodles, salads or do like I do, and it eat it straight up as a snack!

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There are plenty of ways to eat this crispy goodness but it’s really amazing with this spicy almond butter sauce or this delicous peanut sauce for dipping! What else does it have goin’ on…

Recipe Details

  • peppery
  • garlicy
  • super crispy
  • light and puffy
  • perfect for adding protein to salads
  • amazing with peanut dipping sauce
  • high in plant-based protein
  • add to noodle dishes
  • use as “bacon” in sandwiches and wraps
  • take it as a high protein snack to-go

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The secret to getting your tofu all perfect and crispy as can be is pressing it before use. It’s not totally necessary to press tofu before using it but you’ll get much better results if you do, especially for baking, frying and scrambles.

Learn how to press tofu here if you’re unsure.

Crispy Baked Garlic Black Pepper Tofu

Crispy Baked Garlic Black Pepper Tofu

This “recipe” for crispy baked garlic black pepper tofu is more of a how-to than anything. There really isn’t much to it! Basically just coat your sliced tofu in garlic powder, black pepper and a splash of soy sauce and bake until crispy!

The longer you cook it the chewier it will be, so try to find fine line between crispy and overcooked. Once you see it getting a little puffy and browned, it’s probably ready. Err on the side of undercooked if you’re unsure!

More Tofu Recipes

Still getting the hang of tofu? Here are some more recipes to try!

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Crispy Baked Garlic Black Pepper Tofu

Crispy Garlic Black Pepper Tofu

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Vegan


This crispy baked tofu is full of flavour thanks to garlic powder and black pepper.




  1. Slice the pressed tofu into thin strips and place in a bowl. Try to keep all the pieces as even as you can for best results. Alternatively, you can cut into cubes or triangles.
  2. Add the garlic powder, black pepper and soy sauce and toss to combine. If you have time, you can let it marinate for 30 minutes for extra flavour, but that’s optional.
  3. Lay the strips on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, flip then continue cooking until puffy and crispy. The longer you bake it, the chewier it will be when it cools. When it’s starting to puff up, that’s usually a good indicator that it’s done.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 101
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Sodium: 4.5 mg
  • Fat: 5.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.5 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 10.2 g

Keywords: black pepper tofu, baked garlic tofu