Nashville Hot Tofu Recipe

Here are the ingredients that you need to make this Nashville hot tofu:

  • 15 oz. extra firm tofu about 1 block
  • 1 cup oat milk or plant milk
  • 1 tbsp Louisiana style hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp salt & pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

For the sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter or plant based butter of choice
  • 1/4 cup Louisiana style hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar


Here are the instructions that you need to follow in order to make this recipe:
  1. Preheat your oven to 425F.
  2. Lightly press the water out of your tofu with a paper towel, but no need to fully press out all the moisture.
  3. Cube the tofu into 1′ cubes.
  4. Prep the breading station with three bowls. In one put the oat milk and hot sauce and mix. In another have the cornstarch, and in the last bowl add the bread crumbs, salt, pepper and paprika.
  5. Using one hand for the wet ingredients and one hand for the dry, dip your tofu in cornstarch, then the oat milk, then coat fully in the breadcrumbs. Place the coated tofu cubes on a foil-lined baking sheet and make sure they are evenly spaced out.
  6. Bake the cubes for 30-40 minutes, flipping every 15 minutes. Take them out when they are golden brown.
  7. While the tofu is cooking, prep the sauce. Put a skillet on medium heat and melt the butter. If the butter starts boiling, lower the skillet temp. When the butter is fully melted, add the hot sauce and brown sugar and stir until emulsified. You want the mixture to simmer slightly, but not boil. Remove from the heat and put into a bowl or measuring cup. Whisk it again if there was any separation.
  8. When the tofu is out of the oven, liberally cover it with the sauce (you’ll want to use all of it!) Toss to coat and then you are ready to serve!
  9. Optional, but so good – serve each serving of tofu with a slice of white bread and a few pickle slices.