Air-Fryer Tofu


This air-fryer tofu has a savory flavor with just a hint of heat from the Sriracha. Pressing the tofu for at least 30 minutes gives it a firm texture on the inside while the air fryer gives it a crispy exterior.

Air Fryer Tofu
Photo: Brittany Conerly
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins


  • 1 (14-ounce) package firm or extra-firm tofu, drained and patted dry

  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon lower-sodium tamari

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha

  • ½ teaspoon five-spice powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Wrap tofu in paper towels and place on a plate. Press the tofu by placing a heavy cast-iron skillet on top for 30 minutes (or refrigerate overnight).

  2. Whisk nutritional yeast, honey, tamari, oil, vinegar, Sriracha, five-spice powder and garlic powder together in a medium bowl. Cut the tofu into 3/4-inch cubes and add to the nutritional yeast mixture; turn to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes (or refrigerate overnight).

  3. Preheat air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes. Coat the fryer basket with cooking spray.

  4. Working in batches if necessary, arrange the tofu cubes in a single layer in the fryer basket. Cook, flipping once, until crispy and golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with salt before serving.

To make ahead

Press tofu (Step 1) in the refrigerator overnight, if desired. Marinate tofu (Step 2) in the refrigerator overnight, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

162 Calories
9g Fat
10g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 162
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 12g 24%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 121IU 2%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 1mcg 0%
Sodium 442mg 19%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 4mg 1%
Potassium 51mg 1%
Vitamin B12 2mcg 83%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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