35+ 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!

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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.
Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
Two sliced air fryer filet mignons topped with garlic butter on plate.
Learn how to cook filet mignon in the air fryer in less than 20 minutes! The foolproof cooking method and temperature guide yield an effortless yet impressive steak dinner every time. Top your filets with homemade compound butter and enjoy!
Air Fryer Filet Mignon
Overhead shot of serving tray of toasted ravioli with bowl of marinara sauce.
Toasted 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! 
Air Fryer Ravioli
Salmon filets and asparagus in air fryer basket.
Learn how to cook crispy air fryer salmon with this foolproof guide. This EASY method gives you flaky and tender salmon in about 10 minutes!
Air Fryer Salmon
Side view of air fryer chicken thighs on plate.
This air fryer recipe makes juicy and flavorful chicken thighs an absolute breeze.
Air Fryer Chicken Thighs
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!
Air Fryer Pasta Chips
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!
Air Fryer Shrimp
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.
Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
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!
Air Fryer Meatloaf
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! 
Air Fryer Sushi Bites
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.
Air Fryer Drumsticks
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!
Air Fryer Quesadilla
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.
Air Fryer Crispy Prosciutto
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. 
Air Fryer Green Bean Fries
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.
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
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.
Air Fryer Vietnamese Chicken Wings
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! Made with flour or corn tortillas.
Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
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!
Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
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.
Air Fryer Chicken Wings
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!
Air Fryer Frozen Shoestring Fries
ROASTED GARLIC IN SMALL SERVING DISH.
Air Fryer Roasted Garlic! The soft caramelized garlic cloves are a wonderful addition to soups, pasta dishes, and sauces.
Air Fryer Roasted Garlic
Buffalo cauliflower bites on plate with celery and carrot sticks and blue cheese dressing.
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are crispy, spicy & amazingly delicious! Enjoy these healthy vegetarian buffalo wings with homemade blue cheese or ranch dip. With directions for the oven or air fryer.
Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
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!
Air Fryer Burgers
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.
Air Fryer Peppers
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.
Air Fryer Pork Belly
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. 
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
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!
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
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. 
Air Fryer Falafel
Cooked pita chips in air fryer basket.
These Air Fryer Pita Chips are a healthier alternative to deep-fried pita chips but don’t skimp on flavor or crunch! Easy to make with customizable flavors, they’re the perfect party snack to pair with your favorite dips and spreads.
Air Fryer Pita Chips
Crispy bacon strips on plate.
You’ll never go back to frying or baking after trying this Air Fryer Frozen Bacon recipe. It’s the supreme and easy cooking method that leaves you with crispy bacon every time!
Air Fryer Frozen Bacon
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 fried 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!
Air Fryer Onions
Cooked bratwurst in air fryer basket.
Step up your sausage game with Air Fried Bratwurst! Cooking sausages in the air fryer is a hands-off method that delivers crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside brats in under 20 minutes. Perfect for busy weeknights and effortless summer entertaining!
Air Fryer Bratwurst
Cooked potstickers in air fryer basket.
This Air Fryer Potstickers recipe teaches you how to easily cook store-bought frozen dumplings in the air fryer without any excess oil.
Air Fryer Potstickers
Crispy air fryer mushrooms in bowl with spoon.
Upgrade everyday dinners and holiday meals with Air Fryer Mushrooms! Perfectly seasoned and endlessly customizable, this quick and easy recipe serves as a delectable side dish or topping for burgers, steaks, and beyond.
Air Fryer Mushrooms
Air fried tomatoes in white bowl topped with basil sprigs.
Learn how to roast cherry tomatoes in the air fryer in just 10 minutes! Bursting with Italian flavors, these Air Fryer Tomatoes are easy to make and a delicious addition to pasta, soups, toast, salads, and so much more.
Air Fryer Tomatoes
Hasselback potatoes on grey plate dolloped with sour cream.
These easy air fryer Hasselback potatoes are drenched in garlic herb butter, giving you an almost addictive crispy-on-the-outside, pillowy-on-inside snack or side dish in no time.
Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

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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35+ BEST Air Fryer Ideas

Here's our 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

***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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Nutrition

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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