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Air fryer tofu in a bowl

Air Fryer Tofu

Perfectly crispy and absolutely addictive, air fried tofu couldn't be easier or better.
Course Basics
Cuisine Asian
Keyword easy, vegan, vegertarian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 83kcal
Cost $1


  • Air fryer
  • tofu press, optional


  • 1 block firm or extra firm tofu drained from package
  • salt
  • spray cooking oil


  • Wrap tofu in paper towels and place on a plate.
  • Press under a heavy pan or skillet until tofu has drained. Change paper towels after 30 minutes, then check again in 30 more minutes. Alternately,
  • Cut the tofu into cubes. Pat dry. Salt liberally and add to the air fryer basket. Spray everything with cooking oil and toss again.
  • Cook at 380º for 10 to 20 minutes (see notes for desired crispiness). Toss tofu halfway through cooking time. Toss in sauce or serve with dipping sauce!


Cook time:
  • 10 minutes - golden and crispy on the edges
  • 15 minutes - crispy all over but still soft
  • 20 minutes -super crispy and very firm, like it has been commercially deep fried (not great on its own, but perfect for something saucy like a stir fry)
Do not skip pressing and draining tofu! 
Notes on pressing and draining: Can use clean dish towel instead of paper towels. Can use books instead of skillet to press. Place a cutting board between the tofu and books so that they don't get wet, and don't use any nice books. Alternately, use a tofu press to squeeze out the liquid from your tofu!


Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 1g