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An overhead photo of a plate of air fried tofu with a ramekin of dipping sauce. A gold fork is next to the plate.
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Air Fryer Tofu

Learn how to make air fryer tofu that's crispy on the outside and chewy and soft on the inside. It cooks up in just 10 minutes and is perfect for meal prep. Serve it on its own, on a salad, in a stir-fry or in a sandwich!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer tofu
Servings: 2


  • 16 oz extra firm tofu drained and pressed
  • 2 Tablespoons arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • Once tofu has been pressed, chop into 1/4-1/2 inch cubes and add to a large bowl.
  • Sprinkle arrowroot powder, oil, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper on tofu. Toss well to coat the tofu.
    Cubes of seasoned tofu in a glass mixing bowl.
  • Preheat air fryer if required. Place tofu in air fryer basket in a single layer and and cook on 400°F for 10 minutes, flipping halfway, until golden brown and crispy.
    Cubes of seasoned tofu in an air fryer basket.
  • Serve tofu over salad, stuffed into a sandwich, in a stir-fry or on its own like nuggets. I love these dipped in honey mustard or ketchup.
    Cubes of seasoned air fryer tofu in an air fryer basket.


Serving: 1/2 recipe | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 1202mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 3g