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Air Fryer Tofu - Crispy & Flavorful!

Super crispy and flavorful, this Air Fryer Tofu is worth getting an air fryer for! The tofu pieces get incredibly crispy as if they were deep fried, with just a smidge of oil. No more tofu sticking to an oily pan!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 76kcal
Author: Nora Taylor



  • Quick press the tofu: Cut the tofu into cubes. Place them evenly on a flat surface such as a cutting board lined with paper towels or a clean towel. Cover with a layer of paper towels, set a baking sheet on top and then something heavy, like a large book or cast iron skillet. Press like this for 15 minutes. Or use a tofu press.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil.
  • Add the pressed tofu cubes to a bowl and drizzle the marinade over them. Toss gently to coat the pieces. Let the tofu marinate for about 15 minutes, longer if desired (up to 8 hours in the refrigerator.)
  • Place the tofu cubes in the air fryer, in a single layer, so the pieces don't touch. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook half the tofu at a time. Cook at 400 degrees F for 10-15 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally after 10 minutes. Cook until the tofu is golden and crispy, but not burned.


  1. Gluten free? Use tamari instead of soy sauce.
  2. May use olive oil instead of sesame oil, but I love the flavor sesame oil adds. For oil free, you may omit it but it may not get as crispy.
  3. May add a tablespoon of cornstarch to the marinade if desired for a little extra crispiness.
  4. If you have leftover tofu, simply re-heat in the air fryer for 5 minutes to re-crisp!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg