How To Freeze Tofu

by Al Paterson


Once you’ve frozen the tofu and are ready to cook it, simply remove it from the packaging. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, gently slide the tofu back into the pan and boil (reduce heat to simmer) for 14 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.

What’s the best way to freeze tofu?

To freeze, cut the extra firm tofu into 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick slices, spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet or dish, and place them in the freezer overnight. (At this point, the tofu can be placed in ziplock bags and stored in the freezer for up to a month.)

Should tofu be pressed before freezing?

To freeze tofu:

Drain it of the liquid it came in. At this point, you can pat it dry and squeeze the excess liquid out, but you don’t have to. (However, it can help prevent ice from building up on the outside of the tofu pieces.)

How to store tofu in the freezer?

Unless you’re storing an entire block of tofu in an unopened package, you’ll need to choose a new container. Use a freezer bag, plastic wrap, or an airtight container to ensure you store leftovers safely and efficiently. Dry the tofu as thoroughly as possible, then store in the freezer for up to three months.

Can store bought tofu be frozen?

Simply take the tofu out of its packaging, drain it and freeze it in a resealable bag. You can freeze tofu in a big block, but I find it’s usually easier to slice it about half an inch ahead of time.

Can you freeze raw tofu?

How to freeze tofu. Freezing tofu is easy and you can freeze any variety whether silken, firm or extra firm. All you have to do is cut the tofu into cubes of your desired size, freeze them on a baking sheet and store them in a freezer container until you are ready to thaw them and to cook them.

Can the tofu be frozen in the package?

Freezing Tofu Option 1: Simply place the entire unopened package of tofu in the freezer. It will take longer to thaw on this route, but I did it this way and found it worked great. Tofu Freeze Option 2: Remove tofu and cut into slices or cubes, then freeze in an airtight container or freezer bag ($10, target).

Is frozen tofu still good?

Tofu will last 4-6 months in the freezer. Any more than that and it will probably still be safe to eat, but the taste and texture will probably have deteriorated.

Why does tofu turn yellow when frozen?

The water still present in the tofu expands as it freezes, creating holes. And frozen tofu takes on that deep yellowish-brown color. When you’re ready to cook it, thaw it first.

How long does tofu last in the freezer?

Can tofu be frozen? Yes, all types of tofu can be frozen! It will stay in the freezer for


Freshly made tofu usually doesn’t have an expiration date.

Most freshly made tofu will keep in water in an airtight container for about 5 days in the refrigerator.

Related Articles

Leave a Comment