30+ Air Fryer Vegetarian Recipes You’ve Got to Try!

Air fryers are a great way to cook healthy and delicious vegetarian meals. They use hot air to circulate around the food, which helps to cook it evenly and quickly. This makes them a great option for busy weeknights or when you’re looking for a healthier alternative to frying.

Vegetarian Air Fryer Recipes

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
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 Quesadillas
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 Eggplant Parmesan
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! 
Air Fryer Ravioli
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
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
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.
Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
Blistered shishitos in bowl with lemon slices and togarashi.
If you need a fun and flavorful finger food for the party, make it these Air Fryer Shishitos! They’re easy to make in 10 minutes, have a mild heat and sweet flavor, and are completely addictive. Bet you can’t eat just one!
Air Fryer Shishito Peppers
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
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
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
Fries made from tofu? Yup! These savory nutritional yeast encrusted air fryer tofu fries make a perfect healthy protein-packed snack.
Recipe: World of Vegan
Air Fryer Crispy Tofu Fries
Air Fryer Potato Skins are crispy, crunchy, easy to make, and perfect for sports events and cocktail parties!
Recipe: Mae's Menu
Air Fryer Potato Skins
These easy vegan zucchini fritters in the air fryer are a delicious and healthy snack that can be enjoyed any time of day, whether served as a light meal, a great side dish, or a dinner appetizer.
Recipe: Veggie World Recipes
Vegan Zucchini Fritters
Air fryer corn ribs make sweet corn into an appetizer, perfect for dipping into your favorite sauce! Corn is cut into strips, coated with butter and spices and air fried for a delicious snack.
Recipe: Upstate Ramblings
Air Fryer Corn Ribs
Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash is brushed with oil, seasoned, then air-fried until perfectly tender. Season & serve with a pat of butter!
Recipe: Spend with Pennies
Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash
Crisp, buttery, and garlicky Air Fryer Asparagus is a 10 minute side dish that’s great for weeknights or holiday dinners!
Recipe: Neighbor Food Blog
Air Fryer Asparagus with Garlic Breadcrumbs
These Air Fryer Grilled Cheese sandwiches are crispy on the outside with melted gooey cheese on the inside.
Recipe: Tastes Better From Scratch
Air Fryer Grilled Cheese
These gluten-free jalapeño poppers are the perfect game day snack. Cheesy, creamy, and spicy, this easy appetizer can be baked in the oven or air fryer! These easy homemade gluten-free jalapeño poppers are the ultimate game day snack.
Recipe: Olivia's Kitchen
Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers
Homemade crispy Air Fryer Kale Chips are an delicious, healthy, low calorie snack that are easy to make in less than 20 minutes.
Recipe: Piping Pot Curry
Crispy Air Fryer Kale Chips
Sage & Chickpea Stuffed Butternut Squash is a delicious and festive vegan dish that can be cooked in the air fryer. Perfect for Christmas or Thanksgiving.
Recipe: The Vegan Larder
Chickpea and Sage Stuffed Butternut Squash
You will love how easy and speedy these Air Fryer Roasted Tomatoes are to make! Rich juicy tomatoes that have a gorgeous slow-roasted jammy flavour are the ultimate way to top all kinds of dishes!
Recipe: The Vegan Larder
Air Fryer Roasted Tomatoes
Air Fryer Stuffed Acorn Squash is so incredibly easy! This is a delicious main dish or side dish for any meal – it is made with kale and sage, imbuing a delicious quinoa-based stuffing.
Recipe: Our Plant Based World
Air Fryer Stuffed Acorn Squash
Learn how to air fry chickpeas so they turn out ultra crispy! They taste slightly nutty, or kind of like tahini. If you like the taste of hummus you will love these crispy air fried chickpeas.
Recipe: A Beautiful Mess
Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas
A fun way to serve cauliflower, these Air fryer cauliflower steaks are perfectly tender with crispy edges. They are vegan, low carb, gluten free and makes a prefect appetizer or side dish.
Recipe: Love and Other Spices
Air Fryer Cauliflower Steaks
This simple air fry edamame recipe is a delicious side dish that’s ready in just a few minutes! You can turn frozen edamame into a tasty side dish with just a few simple ingredients.
Recipe: I Heart Vegetables
Air Fryer Edamame
Tossed with your favorite seasonings and some olive oil, the air fryer turns the radishes into a crispy, tasty, healthy side dish.
Recipe: Deb's Daily Dish
Air Fryer Radishes
These Air Fryer Carrots are perfectly roasted in your Air Fryer. Make them sweet or savory, whichever you prefer, in less time than the oven.
Recipe: My Forking Life
Sweet or Savory Air Fryer Carrots
Step aside frozen pizza, there’s a new guy in town, Air Fryer Pizza! Crispy, easy to make, personal pan pizzas that are about to revolutionize pizza night.
Recipe: Live Eat Learn
Air Fryer Pizza
Air fryer nachos are crispy, crunchy, and oh so crave-able! Easily make a single plate of nachos when the craving strikes.
Recipe: Live Eat Learn
Air Fryer Nachos
In just 10 minutes, this recipe for crispy air fryer green beans is the best. This simple side dish with few ingredients is quick & easy.
Recipe: The Short Order Cook
Air Fryer Green Beans
This Air Fryer Broccoli recipe cooks in just 6 minutes. Tender with roasted edges, it tastes just like roasted broccoli in a fraction of the time.
Recipe: Chew Out Loud
Air Fryer Broccoli
These air fryer home fries are easy, quick, crispy and flavorful! They are great for breakfast, side dishes, or appetizers.
Recipe: Organically Addison
Air Fryer Home Fries
These air fryer hard boiled eggs are quick, easy, healthy and delicious! This Keto and Paleo recipe is hands off and perfectly cooked.
Recipe: Organically Addison
Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs

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30+ Vegetarian Air Fryer Recipes

Looking for some air fryer vegetarian recipes that are tasty and delicious? Here's 30+ flavor packed recipes to try out! These 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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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 1 cup dried chickpeas (soaked overnight)
  • 1/2 cup onion (roughly chopped)
  • ¾ cup parsley (roughly chopped)
  • ¾ cup cilantro (roughly chopped)
  • 1 serrano or jalapeno pepper (rough chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4-6 tablespoons chickpea flour or all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Olive oil spray

For Serving:

  • Green sauce (hummus, sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumber, thinly sliced red onion, pita, tahini, etc)


  • Place chickpeas in a large bowl and cover with at least 2 inches water. Soak overnight.
  • Drain and rinse chickpeas and add them to a food processor. Add onion, parsley, cilantro, pepper, garlic, sesame seeds, cumin and salt and process until it’s the texture of couscous.
  • Sprinkle in the 4 Tablespoons flour and baking powder, and pulse, adding additional flour if needed so that you can form the mixture into a ball without it sticking to your hands.
  • Place in a bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the mixture to firm up.
  • Using your hands, or a cookie scoop, form falafel into golf ball sized balls.
  • Preheat air fryer 380 degrees. Spray the basket with oil and place the falafel inside, leaving space between them (depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook them in batches). Coat the falafel with additional oil spray.
  • Cook 15 minutes, until golden brown, flipping over halfway through.
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Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 407mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 798IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 4mg

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