We eat a tofu and potato scramble almost every weekend, and I've finally worked out how to make it happen in the air fryer!
I love a scrambie on a lazy Sunday morning, but standing over the stove doesn't feel lazy! For the last few weeks, I've been working out how to make my family's favorite tofu and potato scramble (with broccoli!) in my air fryer for ultimate laziness, and last weekend, I. Nailed. It.
Making this work in the air fryer is all about timing. You want to be sure that the broccoli tender, but not overly crispy. But the potatoes need to be crispy. And we want the tofu to be eggy and soft, but also cooked through. Timing, timing, timing.
Just like my Tofu Broccoli Bowl, you add things to the air fryer in stages for this recipe. To make your tofu and potato scramble, you start by cooking just the potatoes, then add the tofu. The broccoli goes in just for the final five minutes of cooking.
To get that tender, eggy texture, you're cooking the tofu for less time than in my Crispy Air Fried Tofu recipe. By skipping the cornstarch and shaving five minutes off of the cooking time, you end up with soft, scramble-style tofu, rather than firm, crispy pieces.
The result is crispy potatoes, tender tofu, and perfect broccoli ready in just over 30 minutes, but with no standing over the stove! Tofu and potato scramble is my new favorite weekend breakfast!
Air Fryer Tofu Scramble
- 1 block tofu - chopped into 1" pieces
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 2 ½ cups chopped red potato - 1" cubes, 2-3 potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 cups broccoli florets
- In a medium sized bowl, toss together the tofu, soy sauce, olive oil, turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder, and onion. Set aside to marinate.
- In a separate, small bowl, toss the potatoes in the olive oil, and air fry at 400F for 15 minutes, shaking once around 7-8 minutes into cooking.
- Shake the potatoes again, then add the tofu, reserving any leftover marinade. Set the tofu and potatoes to cook at 370 for 15 more minutes, and start the air fryer.
- While the tofu is cooking, toss the broccoli in the reserved marinade. If there isn't enough to get it all over the broccoli, add a little bit of extra soy sauce. Dry broccoli is not your friend, guys. When there are 5 minutes of cooking time remaining, add the broccoli to the air fryer.
I have made this at least 15 times since I first saw it here. It is my go to easy dinner. I always have the ingredients and it is so fast when I’m home from work and too tired to cook. My husband loves it!
We usually eat it for dinner instead of brunch-I use double the potatoes to make enough for leftovers. But most times, there aren’t any leftovers-it’s too good! Tonight I added cubed butternut squash in with the potatoes and it was a great addition. Thank you so much for this brilliant recipe!
Oh, I love to hear that, Laura! Thank you for coming back to share your thoughts and favorite variations. I fully endorse double potatoes in basically any context.
Simple fast and delicious breakfast. tried with fresh and frozen potatoes both amazing
Ooh that is great to know about the frozen potatoes. Thank you, Alicia!
This turned out perfect! I added a little salt and garlic powder to my potatoes for more flavor.
Ooh can't go wrong with extra salt and garlic. YUM! Thank you for coming back to rate and comment, Chelsea!
What type of firmness do you use for the tofu?
Firm or extra firm will work best.
Hi Becky, I am absolutely loving you!! This is like the 4th air fryer recipe of yours that I have made and, like the others, it's awesome!! Thank you so much for helping me learn to appreciate my air fryer. I use it more than I ever thought I would, thanks to your recipes!! :)
Oh my gosh, thank you so much, Linda! I love hearing that!
Are you making this in the basket? Or in the bottom dish?
In the basket! Way less falls through than you'd expect. I lose a few tablespoons through the holes usually.
I just got my mom an air fryer and I have a question, do you do this in the basket or the solid bottom pan? Just wondering because of the marinade. Thanks
In the basket. Some of the marinade will fall through, but it will wipe away after a little soak.
I've never heard of an air fryer before.
It has changed my life!
Mel | avirtualvegan.com
I NEED an air fryer....that is all :O)
Alisa @ Go Dairy Free
You and these awesome air fryer recipes Becky! I know what's going on my Christmas wish list ...
Aw, thank you! You'll love it!
Melissa @ Vegan Huggs
This scramble looks so savory and scrumptious! It came out perfect in the air fryer. I must get one of those asap!
Thank you! We love ours. I use it 1-2 times a day.
Yu are the tofu queen and you turn out so many delicious looking recipes.
Aw, thank you, Ginny!
Air Fryer Queen! Love those crispy potatoes!
Haha thank you, Jenn!
Mary Ellen @ VNutrition
Again with the air fryer recipes - I'm so jealous! All your air fryer recipes look so good and I don't have one (yet). I'm working on it for a Christmas present for myself or maybe a black Friday sale. :) I actually just put it in my Amazon cart.
I love everything about this recipe! All I want on a lazy Sunday is a tofu scramble and this one looks even more delicious than most.
Haha yeah, I'm obsessed with ours! It's such a time-saver, and I like that it's safe for Darrol to help with.
Aimee | Wallflower Kitchen
Anything with potatoes and I'm in! This looks so so delicious.
Thank you, Aimee!
Love it! I don't have an air fryer, but I love the combination of flavors here! With definitely have to try the labor intensive stove top method! ;)
You might be able to do it in the oven if you up all of the cooking times.
I want to try this as well but no air fryer. Could you give directions on making this without one? Thank you
You can do this in the oven. Just double the baking time and keep the temp the same.
Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite
You are all over that air fryer! I need to get one. Love the crispy!!
Haha thank you, Sophia!
Dianne's Vegan Kitchen
I hope I get an air fryer for Christmas so I can make all of these yummy recipes you've been posting!
I hope so, too, Dianne!
That looks so good. I have a little tofu fan sitting here next to me licking his lips. Yu-u-u-m!
Enjoy it, Trinity!
This looks so delicious, Becky!! I absolutely love tofu scramble and I think I really need to get an air fryer! I've wanted one for sooo long. The only thing is that our apartment is already packed with kitchen appliances :D
Oh man, I hear ya on space. Our kitchen is pretty packed, too. Right now, the air fryer just lives on the counter, because we are out of cabinet space!