The popularity of the Air Fryer has exploded over the last year. If you haven’t added one to your kitchen, I highly recommend it. The Air Fryer lets you get amazingly crispy and crunchy food using less (or almost no) oil, so it’s a much healthier alternative to standard frying. You can also cook foods in a fraction of the time so it’s no surprise it has become such a popular appliance. These 25 Air Fryer Recipes are just a sampling of all that your air fryer can do. Which one will you make first?
Don’t have an air fryer yet? I recommend the PowerXL (it’s what we have!).
Air Fryer Appetizers and Sides
Fried Pickles (from All Ways Delicious)
Crispy, crunchy, spicy, tangy, salty—these air fryer fried pickles are everything you want in a snack. And the best part is, you don’t have to mess up your kitchen deep frying them. Well, okay, the best part is YUM, but not having to spend an hour cleaning the kitchen is a serious bonus.
Skip the deep fryer for this lighter alternative – air fryer onion rings! This simple air fryer recipe is a healthier way to enjoy fried onion rings at home, as a crunchy side or light meal idea.
This roasted cauliflower recipe is the perfect mix of sweet and spicy, tender and crispy! Your family will be fighting over seconds.
We decided to try out our family’s Mac and Cheese recipe fried up in tasty, crunchy balls- they disappeared faster than my mom and I could make them! Thankfully, they are super quick to make so we can bust out dozens in a short amount of time.
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp (from Finding Zest)
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp in the air fryer is an awesome appetizer for bacon lovers! This seasoned shrimp is not spicy but loaded with flavor, making it a hit for the whole family. You won’t be able to resist this shrimp and bacon recipe. Makes a great hot appetizer option for game day, special occasions, or even a fun dinner option!
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms (from 24 Bite)
These Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms are filled with a savory flaked lump crab stuffing then baked in the air fryer or oven for pop-in-your-mouth goodness at your next party.
Make crispy smashed potatoes at home without the guilt or added fat of the deep-fried version with these Air Fryer Smashed Garlic Parmesan Baby Potatoes.
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts have super crispy leaves and loads of flavor. With the ease of prep and short cook time, they’ll be your new favorite air fryer vegetable in no time!
Air fried asparagus makes the perfect healthy snack or crowd pleaser appetizer. These asparagus spears are generously seasoned with my homemade lemon pepper seasoning, garlic granules, pink salt and garnished with toasted sesame seeds and optional lemon zest.
Baked Potatoes (from Homemade Interest)
This easy recipe for Air Fryer Baked Potato allows you to make fresh baked potatoes any time of year without heating up your home so you can enjoy them with your grilled steak, chicken, or seafood.
Main Dishes Cooked in the Air Fryer
Healthier than traditional fried chicken legs, these delicious Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks are easy to whip up, made from pantry staples, and versatile meal prep solution.
You won’t believe how easy it is to make this classic sandwich in your air fryer! Same ingredients, new and improved method that’s less time consuming than the stovetop. Here’s how to make an Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich!
Mini Meatloaf (from Who Needs a Cape?)
Need a comforting meal in a short amount of time? Whip up Air Fryer Loaded Mini Meatloaf. With beef, bacon, cheese and BBQ sauce this meal is delicious!
Three ingredients and less than 20 minutes is all you need to make these fabulous Prosciutto Egg Cups. These egg cups are a great breakfast option for Whole30, Paleo, and Low Carb/ Keto eating plans!
This Air Fryer Curry Chicken recipe is a modern twist on the traditional Jamaican dish. It is flavorful, hearty and ready in 30 minutes! Pair it with rice and your favorite veggie and you’ve got the perfect meal.
These taquitos are filled with chicken seasoned with homemade fajita spice mix and cheese, then air fried till crispy and crunchy. You can serve them with my homemade quick and easy salsa dip.
If you’ve had a busy day and need a quick dinner time solution in the evening, consider making these pizza bagels for the kids using your air fryer!
Related: 16 Easy Desserts for a Crowd
This air fryer recipe is super easy and delicious! Juicy chicken filled with a spicy cream filling and wrapped in crispy bacon!
Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken and Brussels Sprouts is a quick 15-minute dinner recipe idea using just a few ingredients in your air fryer.
Air fryer five-cheese lasagna fritta is fried lasagna with creamy ricotta cheese, mozzarella, Parmesan, Romano, and Asiago cheese spread in between rolled lasagna noodles that are then dipped in batter and fried golden crispy.
Air Fryer Sweets
Fried Oreos (from Well If She Can Do It)
So we may be skipping our state and local fairs this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the fair home to you! These fair favorite Deep Fried Oreos are the perfect treat and they can be made in your Air Fryer at home, with only 3 ingredients!
These Air Fryer Cherry Scones are a perfect way to use kitchen staples to make a delicious and quick breakfast. I love pairing this with a nice cup of tea in the morning, and it’s so easy that it’s a great way to involve the kids so they can learn to bake.
These Easy Fried Apple Pies are filled with a delicious homemade Granny Smith Apple Pie filling, wrapped in pie crust and fried in an Air Fryer! A sweet indulgent crispy treat!
Donuts (from Bitz N’ Giggles)
Air Fryer Donuts – Easy, soft and delicious 5-ingredient donuts you can make right in your air fryer!
Air Fryer Mini S’mores Pie are the ultimate pie to whip up in your air fryer. Golden graham cracker crust, marshmallows and Hershey’s chocolate all come together for the ultimate s’mores pie.
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Are you loving your air fryer as much as I am? I’m not sure which recipe I will choose next because these all look so good!