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Air Fryer Tofu

Air Fryer Tofu

Quick, easy, crispy, and tasty tofu in the air fryer.
4.58 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Japanese
Servings 2
Calories 94 kcal


  • Air Fryer, or Oven (50 degrees warmer)


  • 1 package Extra Firm Tofu Trader Joe's brand recommended
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil Olive oil can be substituted
  • 1 tbsp Tamari Soy sauce can be substituted
  • 1 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 squeeze Lime Juice Optional
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds Optional


  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • While air fryer is preheating, slice the Tofu lengthwise into three even slab pieces. Press between paper towels. Slice again lengthwise and press again. Now slice across these strips to make cubes and press again. Getting as much moisture as possible out of the tofu.
  • If you have time you can let the tofu sit out and dry some (like 20-30 minutes) after paper towel pressing and before preparation, but this step is completely optional.
  • Mix components of sauce well and make sure brown sugar is well incorporated. Place tofu cubes into bowl and drizzle sauce over the top. Toss lightly to coat tofu. Now sprinkle cornstarch and sesame seeds over the top and toss again.
  • Air fry tofu for 14 minutes.


All air fryers cook at different speeds.  These recipes are meant to be a general guide.  Cooking times depend on various factors including thickness, cut, and type of meat used.  I use an Instant Pot Vortex Plus shelf air fryer.  If you're using something different, especially a bucket type air fryer, I advise keeping an eye on food so it doesn't under, or overcook. 


Calories: 94kcal
Keyword Air, Air Fried, Air Fried Grilled Cheese, Air Fried Tofu, Air Fry Tofu, Air Fryer, Air Fryer Tofu, Tofu
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