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BBQ Tofu Fries (Grilled or Baked)

These tofu fries are grilled until crisp and then brushed with BBQ sauce, making for a healthy summer side dish or snack.

photo of bbq tofu fries on a plate

It’s often hard to get Mr. K to eat healthy, but one thing he really enjoys is baked or grilled tofu fries so we’ve been using our new grill a lot lately to make BBQ tofu fries.

We love BBQ tofu fries because they get really crispy and golden on the outside but stay nice and soft on the inside. Brushed with BBQ sauce, they’re one of our favorite summer snacks. If you’re looking for more summer recipes like these tofu fries you might like to browse my Memorial Day Recipes round-up, too.

close-up photo of bbq tofu fries

Anyway, before we got our grill, I would make tofu fries in the oven or with our George Foreman grill, but since it’s summer and we have the new grill, we love cooking them outside. If you don’t have a grill, I’m also sharing how to bake them in the oven. I love them both ways.

Ingredients

I love that you only need two ingredients to make these crispy BBQ tofu fries: firm tofu and store-bought BBQ sauce.

Firm Tofu: Be sure to use firm tofu for this recipe. You don’t have to press it or do any other prep except slicing the block of tofu into fries. I like to slice the tofu into ½-inch thick fries and I pat them with paper towels to remove any moisture on the surface. This will help the tofu crisp up on the outside when it’s cooking on the grill.

BBQ Sauce: I used Stubb’s Spicy BBQ sauce but you can use your favorite store-bought BBQ sauce.

photo of a tofu fry being dipped in sauce and a jar of Stubbs BBQ sauce

How to Grill Tofu

Preheat grill to 375°F. Brush the tofu fries with a thin layer of BBQ sauce.

Place the tofu fries on the grill grates and cook them for 20 to 25 minutes or until the outside turns golden and crispy. You might want to turn them halfway through the cooking time to ensure they cook evenly.

Brush them with more BBQ sauce before serving. I like to serve the tofu fries with BBQ sauce on the side for dipping.

How to Bake BBQ Tofu Fries

Baking BBQ tofu fries is just as easy as grilling them!

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Brush the tofu fries with BBQ sauce and place them in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake the tofu fries for 20 to 25 minutes or until they are crispy. You may want to flip them halfway through the cooking time.

close-up photo of a bbq tofu fry being dipped in sauce

These BBQ tofu fries are so easy to make and tasty. Mr. K kept sneaking ones into his mouth before I could photo them and they were completely gone soon after. We’ll have to make a bigger batch next time.

If you’re looking for more easy tofu recipes be sure to check out my Crispy Sesame Tofu, Crispy Salt and Pepper Tofu, and Sweet Chili Tofu.

BBQ Tofu Fries

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
These tofu fries are grilled until crisp and then brushed with BBQ sauce, making for a healthy summer treat.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages firm tofu
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • additional BBQ sauce for dipping

Instructions

  • Preheat grill or oven to 375°F.
  • Slice tofu into 1/2 inch thick sticks, so that they resemble thick cut french fries. Using a few paper towels, pat fries to eliminate water.
  • Brush fries with a thin layer of BBQ sauce. Lay tofu on grill (baking sheet lined with parchment paper if baking). Cook for about 20-25 minutes until fries are golden and crisp. You may want to flip them halfway into cooking to ensure that they brown and crisp evenly on all sides.
  • Brush with BBQ sauce again right before serving and also serve with a side of BBQ sauce for dipping.

Notes

Nutrition estimate does not include the dipping sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.13of recipe, Calories: 114kcal, Carbohydrates: 9.6g, Protein: 8.9g, Fat: 4.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.7g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1.2g, Sodium: 187.5mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6.2g, Calcium: 130mg, Iron: 1.3mg, Net Carbs: 9g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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6 comments on “BBQ Tofu Fries (Grilled or Baked)”

  1. This recipe sounds pretty tasty!  Do you do anything to keep the tofu from sticking to the grill?

    • i didnt have any issues. i mean they do stick a little and leave grill marks, but it wasn’t to the point that we couldn’t get it off

  2. wow this tofu looks delicious. loving that barbecue glaze!

  3. I love tofu, but I’ve never tried frying it like this before! Your recipe looks so delicious I’m going to have to try it now!

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