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    The 35 BEST Air Fryer Recipes

    Air Fryer Recipes – Ditch the oil and treat yourself to the crispy and delicious treats you are craving for with your newest gadget… the Air Fryer!! Wondering how to cook with an air fryer? You’ve come to the right place!

    No more mess and grease. Less oil means less fat! Who says you have to give up your favorite foods while watching your health?

    Using your air fryer might be little confusing when it comes to different food, so we decided to compile this list of easy Air Fryer Recipes, just for you…

    You’ll find healthier versions of typical fried food like fried chicken and fries, as well as some things you might not know you can cook in an air fryer like ribs and meatloaf. We’ve even hunted down some great desserts! Go through all these Air Fryer Recipes and let us know which one you tried.

    The 35 BEST Air Fryer Recipes.

    What is the Best Air Fryer?

    There are 2 very different styles of air fryers… The first type is a toaster oven style with a little oven like door. The second type is a slide-in drawer/basket type air fryer.

    You might prefer the toaster oven style air fryer, because it can accommodate more food and serves a variety of functions. It might replace your old toaster oven because it air fries, bakes, broils and toasts. How cool!

    So, here are the Air Fryer Recipes… Tada!

    Air Fryer Recipes

    1. Juicy Air Fryer Hamburger

    We’re starting this fabulous list of air fryer recipes with something that everyone likes to take a bite of… Hamburgers! Ditch the grill and try them in your air fryer. They are so succulent and juicy, you just might never go back!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    2. Air Fryer Tater Tots

    Air Fryer tater tots are your new way to cook your favorite munchies. The air fryer will give you tater tots that taste just like deep fried, but they are way healthier. And all this happens in just 15 minutes. Win, win!

    Get the Recipe @ 40aprons

    3. Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken

    Let us warn you, this appetizers made from simple chicken is very addictive. Crispy air fried chicken is smeared with a delicious sweet chili creamy mayo sauce. Simple and inexpensive, yet always a HIT!

    Get the Recipe @ iwashyoudry

    4. Air Fryer French Fries

    These Homemade Air Fryer French Fries are awesome! They come out super crispy, despite just a minimal amount of oil. No more guilt munching these down…

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    5. Crispy Parmesan Air Fryer Cod

    Fry your fish a new way… the air fryer way! It comes out perfectly crispy, without the oily mess. Such a healthier option. This crispy parmesan crusted cod will be as good as any fancy restaurant quality seafood dinner… maybe a tad bot better and satisfying, and so much cheaper!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    6. Juicy Air Fryer Meatballs

    These meatballs are made up with ground beef and pork with Italian flavorings. They turn up juicy and soft and will be loved by all! When you make this in air fryer, you save time as they are very quick to whip up with this new innovative style of cooking!

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    7. Air Fryer General Tso’s Chicken

    Craving some Chinese Food? This recipe for General Tso’s chicken is crispy air fried chicken pieces tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce. A take-out classic that’s simple to make at home and even better than what you’d get in a restaurant!

    Get the Recipe @ easychickenrecipes

    8. Air Fryer Donuts

    Now donuts need not take you on guilt trip. These made from scratch donuts will make you forget the deep fried ones, and they are so much lighter. They end up dipped in a buttery donut glaze, or in cinnamon sugar. You are going to love these treats!

    Get the Recipe @ platedcravings

    9. Air Fryer Cajun Shrimp

    This Cajun shrimp recipe is made with shrimp, sausage, and lots of colorful vegetables such as zucchini, yellow squash and bell peppers. It’s so quick (less than 30 minutes quick) and easy when you cook it in your air fryer.

    Get the Recipe @ skinnytaste

    10. Air Fryer Southern Fried Chicken

    Treat yourself to crispy Air Fryer Southern Fried Chicken without deep frying it in oil. You will love your new gadget in the kitchen, as it makes your life so easy when it magically fries your chicken with minimal oil. Make this comfort food for a fun Sunday night dinner for your family!

    Get the Recipe @ melissassouthernstylekitchen

    11. Air Fried Corn Dogs

    Do you remember getting corn dog at the fair growing up? Now you can make them right in your air fryer! They have a crispy corn shell and juicy hot dogs! Have some fun cooking them with your kids and family!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    12. Breaded Air Fried Chicken Tenders

    Have these restaurant favorites without the grease. They are perfect healthy snack or dinner for your kiddos. The air fryer makes them crispy golden brown, with juicy tender chicken inside. Perfect…

    Get the Recipe @ simplyhomecooked

    13. Air Fryer Fish and Chips

    Here’s a true classic… Fish and Chips! This combination of crispy fish with chips is a favorite in British pubs and the world over. Cook the whole meal up in your air fryer for a healthier version, without sacrificing on flavor!

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    14. Crispy Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

    Make your favorite restaurant appetizer any time you crave it at home. These crispy coconut shrimp are healthier than deep fried, but no one will notice the difference!

    Get the Recipe @ momsdish

    15. Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

    Fajitas are your answer if you’re looking for an easy Mexican night. The chicken comes out flavorful and tender, and the peppers and onions are cooked perfectly. It’s super easy and quick, making it a great weeknight meal.

    Get the Recipe @ littlesunnykitchen

    16. Air Fryer Mexican Pizza

    Have you tried Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza? If not, try this copycat in your air fryer. It is layered tortillas, beans, taco meat, cheese and sauce. Great option if you crave pizza without the rolling the pizza dough!

    Get the Recipe @ tastyairfryerrecipes

    17. Perfect Air Fryer Salmon

    You can do so much with your air fryer. Yes, even cook melt in your mouth, buttery, flaky perfect salmon. It can be a little tricky to cook salmon. Well, not any more… With this recipe, your salmon will end up great every single time!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    18. Air Fryer Steak

    Get ready for a steak that’s perfectly seared on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside steak. You don’t have to fire up the grill or have and oily mess on stovetop. Use your air fryer for simple, easy and delicious steak!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    19. Air Fryer Whole Chicken

    This air fryer whole chicken recipe will become your favorite easy dinner in no time. It takes next to no effort and makes delicious, juicy chicken. This is about as easy as it gets!

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    20. Air Fryer Lobster Tails

    Make an elegant, restaurant quality meal in no time! These lobster tails are brushed with garlic butter and only take a few minutes of hands on time. Perfect dinner for a special occasion or to impress guests!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    21. Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

    Chicken parmesan is a classic Italian comfort food. The breaded chicken breast is covered with a homemade marinara, and melted cheese. So good…

    Get the Recipe @ julieseatsandtreats

    22. Air Fryer Chicken Wings

    These Air Fryer Chicken Wings are perfectly seasoned with crisp skin. Try making you chicken wings in your air fryer instead of frying or baking them. It’s quicker and easier, plus you end up with perfect juicy tender meat with a crispy outside… just like any great wing restaurant!

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    23. Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers

    Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers… This is your super easy weeknight dinner option. Filled with a seasoned ground beef mixtures, topped with cheese and cooked to tender perfection, it is going to be a family favorite!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    24. Air Fryer Meatloaf

    You can make meatloaf in an air fryer? Yes! This recipe will show you how to get a juicy tender meatloaf in no time. It’s a great way to cook your favorite comfort food. This is absolutely brilliant!

    Get the Recipe @ tastyairfryerrecipes

    25. Best Air Fryer Pork Chops

    These air fryer pork chops are perfect for a weeknight dinner. You get flavorful, perfectly cooked pork chops in about 20 minutes. They’re flavored beautifully without the breading.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    26. Air Fryer Orange Chicken

    If you’ve never had Chinese orange chicken, you’re totally missing out! It’s a great chicken recipe to make if you’re craving Chinese food, but you want to make a healthier version in your air fryer at home.

    Get the Recipe @ carameltintedlife

    27. Air Fryer Beef Empanadas

    Tender, flaky crust surrounding a hearty mixture of warmly spiced ground beef picadillo. Learn how to make the best beef empanadas you’ve ever tasted. Ready in only 8 minutes, they are so much easier than you think!

    Get the Recipe @ skinnytaste

    28. Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Legs (Drumsticks)

    These Air Fryer Chicken Legs are a breeze to make. They have a sweet and savory seasoning that even the most picky eaters will love! 

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    29. Air Fryer Beef Kabobs

    Craving kabobs without wanting to light the grill? Here is your answer! Just alternate marinated steak chunks with some veggies on skewers, and cook in your air fryer for about 8 minutes. Great for an easy meal or some get together!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmedelicious

    30. Air Fryer Ribs

    Here’s your new favorite way to cook ribs! They only take about half an hour and turn out perfectly tender and flavorful. It’s so simple and delicious…

    Get the Recipe @ afoodloverskitchen

    31. Healthy Air Fryer Chicken & Veggies

    Looking for some healthy chicken recipes with tons of veggies? This is it! Empty you fridge and load the tray with whatever veggies available along with chicken. This meal cooks in less than 20 minutes. Plenty of color and flavors on your plate!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmedelicious

    32. Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes

    Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes a healthier twist on a Southern classic. Only a tiny little bit of oil is needed. Have this Southern favorite along with some shrimp and grits or fried chicken.

    Get the Recipe @ spicysouthernkitchen

    33. Tender and Juicy Air Fryer Steak Bites

    All it takes is 15 minutes to cook the most tender steak bites. They are perfectly crispy brown outside and tender and juicy on the inside. Get some great crusty bread to mop up the sauce!

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    34. Air Fryer Ham with Garlic Herb Butter

    Holiday special with an air fryer… Now that’s brilliant! This easy Air Fryer Ham with garlic herb butter turns delicious in just one hour. Its hands off, hassle free cooking for more time to spend with your family during holidays.

    Get the Recipe @ thecreativebite

    35. Air Fryer Brownies

    We are rounding up this amazing list with something sweet and delicious. These air fryer brownies perfectly moist and chewy on the inside with a light crisp on top. They may become your new go-to dessert!

    Get the Recipe @ colleenchristensennutrition


    Isn’t it wonderful? All these wonderful recipes are yours with minimum or no oil. Go on and try these great tried and tested air fryer recipes. Pin or bookmark this page so you always know where to find it.

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    The 35 BEST Air Fryer Recipes

    This collection of healthy and easy Air Fryer Recipes will show you how useful your new kitchen gadget is! For a super simple side, try these air fryer baked potatoes:


    • 3 russet potatoes, scrubbed and rinsed
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1/2 tsp salt


    1. Poke a few holes in the potatoes with a fork. Rub oil all over potatoes and sprinkle on salt.
    2. Place the potatoes to the air fryer basket. Cook at 400°F for 40-50 minutes, turning half way through.


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