Cheesy Tofu Empanadas


  • (1) 12.3 oz Mori-Nu Silken Tofu Extra Firm, Cut into 20 Cubes
  • 8 oz Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded or 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 10 Cherry Tomatoes, Cut in Half
  • 10 Fresh Basil Leaf or 2 Teaspoons Dried Basil, Optional
  • 10 Empanada Disks, Thawed
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Water



  1. Working with one empanada disk at a time, add 2 cubes of silken tofu, 1 heaping tablespoon or cheese and 2 tomato halves onto the center of each disk. Top with 1 basil leaf or sprinkle with basil.
  2. Fold the dough over the filling, then use the times of a fork to press the edges of the dough together, sealing tightly.
  3. Repeat with the remaining empanada dough.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Brush onto the empanadas.
  5. Spray your air fryer basket with a nonstick spray. Add as many empanadas as will fit in a single layer.
  6. Air fry at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 minutes.
  7. Repeat with the remaining empanadas.


Yield: 10 Servings

Cheesy Tofu Empanadas

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of The Soyfoods Council.

The Soyfoods Council