These easy air fryer recipes are perfect for cooking up delicious treats while you’re learning to use your air fryer – and you might just discover a new favorite!
You don’t have to be a beginner to appreciate these easy air fryer recipes. Below you’ll find ideas for air frying, roasting, baking, and grilling – a reminder of how versatile these amazing little appliances can be. Don’t be afraid to test new ideas. Chances are, your air fryer has more uses than you ever imagined!
15 Easy Air Fryer Recipes
Even if don’t usually cook from scratch, you’ll discover that there is nothing complicated about this recipe. Homemade is always healthier, and once you taste “the real thing” you’ll never want to settle for that drive-thru stuff again. Get the recipe at Recipe-Diaries.com.
This is one of those go-to recipes you’ll use often because it’s so easy and so versatile. It makes chicken that is deliciously moist, tender, flavorful, and suitable for use in salads, sandwiches, quesadillas, pasta dishes, and so much more. It’s one of over 200 great recipes from our very own cookbook, The Air Fryer Bible (check it out on Amazon). Get the recipe right here at TheHealthyKitchenShop.com.
The air fryer isn’t going to save you a lot of time on baked potatoes, but it gives the skin a nice restaurant style crispiness. It also saves you from heating up your entire oven, which is great on hot summer days. Get the recipe at BitznGiggles.com.
All kinds of nuts can be easily roasted in an air fryer. The key is to keep a close eye on them because they may cook much faster than you expect. If you love garlic – who doesn’t?! – try these for a delicious savory snack to pack in your lunch or keep handy at your desk. Get the recipe at GlueAndGlitter.com.
You don’t have to be on the Whole 30 diet to love this easy air fryer recipe for tuna patties. Keep some canned tuna in your pantry and you’re prepared for a delicious last-minute meal on busy nights. Get the recipe at WholeKitchenSink.com.
If you didn’t know that you can bake in your air fryer, you’re in for a treat! Muffins, biscuits, scones, cakes, and all sorts of other baked goods turn out beautifully. Try it yourself with these super-dark chocolate brownies. Get the recipe right here at TheHealthyKitchenShop.com.
More often than not, frozen chicken nuggets are the first things people cook in a new air fryer. It’s also standard fare for lots of folks simply because kids love them. You can get this super easy air fryer recipe at TheHedgehogKnows.blogspot.com.
In my opinion there is not a better way to cook corn on the cob than roasting, and the air fryer does a magnificent job. This is a wonderful treat for your taste buds any time of year, but for the ultimate in flavor, try this recipe with fresh picked corn straight from your garden or local farmers market. Get the recipe at Copykat.com
Do you love grilled hot dogs? Then you really must check out this wildly popular recipe. An air fryer will cook the wieners quickly and evenly, and the buns get a toasty little crunch. It’s a fast way to make an ordinary lunch a lot more special. Get the recipe at Copykat.com.
A great marinade gives this tofu wonderful flavor, and the crunch can’t be beat. Forget heavy breading (which just adds calories). Using this method you’ll get a coating that’s very light yet super crunchy. Get the recipe at GlueAndGlittler.com.
Keep it clean, simple and healthy with this side dish. There’s no heavy breading to add calories, no fat for deep frying, and no boiling water to drain away nutrients. Get the recipe at MyVegetarianFamily.com.
Don’t you hate to heat up your big oven just to roast one or two pods of garlic? Now that you have an air fryer there’s no need. Cook one pod or as many as your air fryer will hold in a single layer, and it won’t take long. It’s so easy you’ll be using roasted garlic in everything! Get the recipe at WineLadyCooks.com.
Take your pick – chunky roasted carrots with a touch of honey, or shoestring fries made from packaged julienned carrots. Either way, here’s a healthy side dish that is quick to cook and versatile enough to go with most any main dish. Get the recipe at BewitchingKitchen.com.
This is a great recipe for discovering how easy it is to roast vegetables in an air fryer. Emeril uses just a touch of tarragon and keeps seasoning simple to let the natural flavors shine through. Get the recipe at Emerils.com.
This recipe demonstrates how easy it is to air fry fish fillets, plus you’ll get a glimpse of how you can use a double-layer rack (an optional accessory that’s available for most air fryers, often sold separately). You’ll also notice he’s using an Avalon Bay air fryer, which may not be the most well known brand but was actually one of the very first manufacturers.
More Air Fryer Recipes
Many of these fall into the category of easy air fryer recipes. Others are a bit more involved but not too complicated for the average cook. What they have in common is that they’re delicious! Besides that you’re eating a little healthier by avoiding deep-fried foods.
- Air Fried Steak
- Air Fryer Chicken Legs
- Air Fried Okra Recipe from The Air Fryer Bible
- 50+ Air Fryer Recipes from Around the Web
- 50 More Air Fryer Recipes from Around the Web
Looking for an air fryer cookbook? Get the best!
- The Air Fryer Bible: More Than 200 Healthier Recipes for Your Favorite Foods (available on Amazon)
- The Complete Vegan Air Fryer Cookbook: 150 Plant-Based Recipes for Your Favorite Foods (available on Amazon)
- For lots more see our Air Fryer Cookbook & Recipe Guide