Instant Pot Crispy Tofu

Looking for a vegetarian option for main dish? Have vegan guests and want to impress him with a delicious snack?

This Instant Pot Crispy Tofu is the recipe for you!

It super healthy and you can make it easily using your Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid.

In only 20 minutes you gonna get a soft, juicy, flavorful, and crispy tofu.

Instant Pot Crispy Tofu Recipe Video

What is special about this Instant Pot Tofu?

The best thing about this tofu recipe is that they require very little attention.

You do not have to spend hours in the kitchen.

Can I make Crispy Tofu without the Air Fryer Lid?


Pan - You can fry in a large saute pan until golden brown.

Oven - Bake at 425 °F for 10 minutes, flip and bake at 425 °F for another 10 minutes.

Instant Pot Crispy Tofu

Can I use cornstarch?

Yes. You can cover the cubes of tofu lightly in cornstarch before Air Frying them.

This will create a crispy outer crust and a better taste.

How to serve?

Serve it as a main dish, light snack, or you can even try it with the Palak Paneer or with the Instant Pot Portobello Pot Roast recipe.

Some options for vegetarian side dishes:

Instant Pot Kale

Instant Pot White Beans

Instant Pot Fried Rice

Instant Pot Polenta

How to make Instant Pot Crispy Tofu?

Gather your necessary ingredients.

Instant Pot Crispy Tofu

Take a bowl and add in soy sauce, sesame oil, olive oil, and garlic powder.

Instant Pot Crispy Tofu

Now marinate tofu cubes in it.

Instant Pot Crispy Tofu

Take your Instant Pot, place air fryer basket, and add tofu cubes in it.

Set the pot to Air Fry at 380 °F for 10 minutes.

Instant Pot Crispy Tofu

Turn the cubes upside down and Air Fry at 380 °F for ANOTHER 10 minutes.

Instant Pot Crispy Tofu

Dish out and serve hot 🙂

Instant Pot Crispy Tofu

Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid Recipes 

Confused about what can you cook with an Air Fryer?

Check out these great recipes:

Instant Pot Potatoes and Carrots

Instant Pot Bacon

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Instant Pot Crispy Tofu
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Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: modern
Keyword: Instant Pot Crispy Tofu, tofu
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 5
  • 16 oz block extra-firm tofu cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder
  • In a bowl, mix soy sauce, sesame oil, olive oil and garlic powder.
  • Marinate the tofu cubes in the mixture.
  • Place the air fryer basket inside the Instant Pot.
  • Place the tofu cubes in the basket in one layer and close the lid.
  • Air fry at 380 °F for 10 minutes.
  • Open the lid and turn the tofu upside down.
  • Air fry at 380 °F for another 10 minutes.
  • Open the lid and serve 🙂
Calories: 106kcal Carbohydrates: 3g Protein: 8g Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Sodium: 460mg Potassium: 165mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 30mg Iron: 1mg


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