30+ Easy Air Fryer Recipes to Try Out at Home!

Have you ever wished for a way to enjoy your favorite fried foods without all the unhealthy oils and calories? In this post, I’m sharing some favorite air fryer recipes, from savory snacks to healthy main dishes. Let’s get frying!

Air fryers offer a healthier alternative, creating crunchy, flavorful recipes with a fraction of the fat and calories. Plus, there’s less mess!

From snacks and appetizers to desserts and main dishes, air fryers offer a healthier way to enjoy fried foods without sacrificing flavor.

Try out some of these popular recipes and techniques and I’ll guarantee you’ll have delicious and healthy food in minutes.

The BEST Air Fryer Recipes

Plated chicken breasts with herbs and seasoning.
This foolproof recipe makes flavorful and tender air fryer chicken breasts every time, seasoned with herbs and spices.
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Overhead shot of serving tray of toasted ravioli with bowl of marinara sauce.
Air Fryer Ravioli. Coated in a cheesy, breadcrumb mixture and then air fried until crispy and delicious! Serve this yummy appetizer with marinara sauce or alfredo sauce and enjoy! 
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Side view of air fryer chicken thighs on plate.
This air fryer recipe makes juicy and flavorful chicken thighs an absolute breeze.
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Pasta chips on plate with small bowl of dipping sauce.
Pasta Chips are the latest TikTok food trend. Made with cooked pasta that's coated with parmesan, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Then air fried (or baked in the oven) until crispy, crunchy & delicious!
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Shrimp scattered on air fryer basket liner with lemon wedges.
This tasty Air Fryer Shrimp takes less than 10 minutes to make with a handful of flexible ingredients. Cooking perfectly plump and juicy shrimp has never been easier!
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Air fried chicken tenders on serving tray with small bowl of ranch and lemon wedges.
Air Fryer Chicken Tenders cook up golden & crispy on the outside, but juicy inside. The best part is they can be made in under 20 minutes with just 6-ingredients.
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Meatloaf in air fryer basket topped with tomato sauce & parsley.
This Air Fryer Meatloaf recipe is just as delicious as the classic baked version, but so much quicker. This recipe makes two tender meatloaves with crisp, caramelized surfaces and juicy, tender centers. Making homemade meatloaf has never been easier!
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3 crispy rice sushi bites on plate topped with creamy sauce and spicy peppers.
Crispy Rice Sushi Bites feature creamy spicy salmon (or tuna). Crispy, crunchy and so flavorful! Cook the crispy rice in the air fryer or on the stove, and top with all your favorite toppings. The perfect appetizer for any occasion! 
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Crispy chicken air fryer drumsticks on white plate.
These Air Fryer Drumsticks are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. No breading needed! Turn to this foolproof cooking method when you need a quick dinner or protein for meal prep.
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Quesadillas arranged on plate with sour cream and pico de gallo.
In less than 10 minutes, you’ll be enjoying a delicious cheesy air fryer quesadilla with this simple recipe!
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Crispy prosciutto stacked on serving plate.
Crispy Prosciutto is easy to make in the oven or air fryer. Perfectly crunchy and even better than bacon, enjoy fried prosciutto as a snack on its own or topping on salads, pasta, pizza, soups, veggies, and more.
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Close up of green bean fries on baking sheet lined with parchment.
Crispy parmesan Green Bean Fries are baked in the oven for a healthy, delicious treat. Served up with three dipping sauces – green goddess, honey mustard & creamy sriracha. A secret ingredient makes them extra delicious! Air Fryer directions included. 
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Overhead shot of air fryer baked potato split open and topped with butter.
Learn how to make Air Fryer Baked Potatoes with crispy skins! They cook up easily in your air fryer with perfect, crispy & salty skins.
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Wings arranged on grey plate scattered with cucumbers.
Crispy and juicy chicken wings, topped with a sweet yet spicy combination of soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and Sambal oelek chili paste.
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Extreme close up of tortilla chips in air fryer basket.
These 3-ingredient Air Fryer Tortilla Chips are quick and easy to make, super crunchy, and light. They’re perfect for dunking in salsa, guacamole, hummus, and more!
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Eggplant parmesan stacked on plate and topped with basil leaves.
Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan is the vegetarian version of a classic Italian dish. Crispy breaded eggplant is quickly cooked in the air fryer before being topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella. It’s crispy, cheesy, and delicious over pasta or rice!
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Air fryer wings in serving basket with blue cheese and celery sticks.
These Air Fryer Chicken Wings cook up amazingly crispy and juicy without deep frying. Then they’re tossed with a spicy buffalo wing sauce that can be made mild to hot, depending on your taste preference.
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Cooked french fries in air fryer.
These Air Fryer Frozen Shoestring Fries come out exactly like your favorite fast food fries! They’re crispy, golden on the outside and perfectly fluffy inside. SO much better than deep frying or baking! Plus, you can cook different types of fries – waffle fries, steak fries and more!
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Air Fryer Roasted Garlic! The soft caramelized garlic cloves are a wonderful addition to soups, pasta dishes, and sauces.
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Overhead shot of baked buffalo cauliflower bites in serving dish next to small bowl of blue cheese and carrots & celery sticks.
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are crispy, spicy & amazingly delicious! Enjoy these healthy vegetarian buffalo wings with homemade blue cheese or ranch dip.
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Side view of burger topped with tomato, lettuce and red onion.
These Air Fryer Burgers are quick and low-maintenance compared to traditional grilled burgers. They’re lightly seasoned, easy to cook, and never dry out!
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Fried peppers in air fryer basket.
Learn how to make perfectly tender + blistered Air Fryer Peppers! It’s one of the best and easiest side dishes you can make in the air fryer.
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Pieces of pork belly in air fryer basket.
Air Fryer Pork Belly is absolutely irresistible! Seasoned with an easy dry rub, these pork belly bites are air fried until they’re crispy, tender + juicy.
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Overhead close up of zucchini fries on platter.
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries with Lemon Tarragon Aioli are perfect for snacking. Strips of zucchini, coated in panko cook up perfectly crispy in the air fryer. Dip them in an easy-to-prepare creamy aioli flavored with tarragon and lemon. 
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Over head shot of cooked brussels sprouts in grey bowl with spoon.
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic cook up crispy and delicious with minimal oil with the help of your air fryer! Dressed simply with balsamic vinegar and a sprinkle of salt. You'll love these!
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Three air fryer falafel balls in grey bowl with hummus, cucumber and cherry tomatoes.
Air Fryer Falafel cook up light, fluffy and deliciously crispy. Serve them with hummus and pita or top a salad with them and drizzle on a tahini dressing. 
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Crispy bacon strips on plate.
You’ll never go back to frying or baking after trying this Air Fryer Bacon recipe. It’s the supreme and easy cooking method that leaves you with crispy bacon every time!
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Crispy air fryer onions in white bowl.
Forget about long cooking times and babysitting a skillet of caramelized onions; make them in the air fryer instead! This Air Fryer Onions recipe will teach you how to make crispy golden onions in just 20 minutes. They’re a perfect topping on burgers, pizza, salad, and more!
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How to make ahead & store

Many of these air fryer meals can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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30+ BEST Air Fryer Recipes

Here's 30+ favorite air fryer recipes, from savory snacks to healthy main dishes. Quick, easy & delicious! Try these air fryer chicken breasts. Tender & juicy every time, seasoned with herbs and spices.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless and skinless)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (***)
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


  • In a small bowl combine the salt and spices with oil to create a paste. Coat chicken breasts with the paste.
  • Place in the air fryer basket and cook at 370-degrees for 10 minutes. Flip the chicken and cook for an additional 4-8 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160-degrees.
  • Tent the chicken with tin foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.


***If using Diamond Kosher Salt, increase the amount of salt used to 1 teaspoon to account for the fact that it has 50% less sodium than other salt brands
If you’d prefer to make chicken thighs, be sure to try out this air fryer chicken thighs recipe!
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Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 845mg | Potassium: 870mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

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