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Side view of air fryer tofu cubes on a white plate

Air Fryer Tofu

Cooking up crispy tofu is easier than ever before with this fail-proof Air Fryer Tofu recipe! You get all the perks of deep-fried tofu with almost none of the oil.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword air fried tofu, how to cook tofu, how to make crispy tofu
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinade Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 91 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 14-16 oz extra-firm tofu we buy ours from Whole Foods
  • 1 pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp Trader Joe's mushroom umami seasoning
  • 2 tsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil


  1. Use a tofu press to remove excess moisture or place the block of tofu between two paper towel lined heavy plates or blocks for 10 minutes. 

    A block of tofu on a wooden cutting board with a heavy plate on top of it as well as a glass can to add extra pressure
  2. Cut into small cubes and season with salt, seasoning + coconut aminos. Toss to coat and allow to marinate for at least 15 minutes.  

    The top view of tofu cubes marinating in coconut aminos and the rest of the seasonings in a shallow bowl
  3. Spray air fryer basket with oil, then place the tofu in the basket in a single layer. You may have to work in batches.

    Uncooked cubes of extra-firm tofu inside of an air fryer basket
  4. Air fry at 375°F for 13-15 minutes or until golden and desired crispiness, tossing halfway through. 

    Cooked cubes of tofu in a single layer in an air fryer basket with plenty of space between each cube

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • To Store: Tofu is best enjoyed fresh, but cooled leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
  • To Reheat: Reheat tofu on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 375°F until it's very hot.
  • To Freeze: Freezing cooked tofu may cause it to develop a spongy texture. If you're okay with that, you can freeze it in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge before reheating.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Tofu
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 91 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.