Panko-Crusted Baked Tofu


The other day, I showed you how to prepare tofu for cooking. After going through those steps, you’re well-equipped to make a tofu dish of any kind. After preparing that tofu in particular, I make this panko-crusted baked tofu dish. So delish!

Baked Panko-Crusted Tofu

Serves 3-4


1 block of firm tofu, sliced into 10-12 rectangular blocks

1 egg

1/2+ cup panko breadcrumbs

salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly spray a non-stick pan with oil.
  2. Whisk the egg in small, shallow bowl, and then add 1/4 cup of panko to a second shallow bowl (keep the rest nearby and add it to the bowl when needed).
  3. Take one slice of tofu and dip both sides in the egg bowl, and then the panko. Place tofu on the baking sheet and do the same with remaining slices.
  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes, flipping the tofu halfway through (or as the underside starts to brown).

Enjoy over rice, on top of a salad or… by itself.

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  • by hp11260, post on | Reply

    feeeeeeed me

    • by emilyrosemclaughlin, post on | Reply

      nom nom nom

  • by Jatarian, post on | Reply

    I tried this without the egg was really good thanks for the idea!

    • by Stay Healthy, Stay Happy, post on | Reply

      Awesome! Glad you liked it. 🙂

  • by Fran, post on | Reply

    I would prefer to make it without the panko. What do you suggest? No breads, pastas, starches allowed in my diet. And no sugars. Thanks. I do love tofu. Fran

    • by Stay Healthy, Stay Happy, post on | Reply

      I would just toss the tofu in oil and seasoning and then bake! Are gluten-free oats allowed? I suggest pulsing those in a food processor and then subbing them in for the panko. 🙂

  • by , post on | Reply

    I used finely crushed corn flakes and Parmesan cheese. The corn flakes give a crispier coating. Panko sometimes is too soft, and more doughy than what I prefer.

    • by Stay Healthy, Stay Happy, post on | Reply

      What a great idea! Panko does have the tendency to get soft with the wrong amount of liquid.