50 Best Air Fryer Recipes

These Air Fryer Recipes are easy to make and cook up quickly! They’re the perfect answer to “what’s for dinner tonight?”, whether you’re craving Air Fryer chicken, beef, pork, or just some perfectly crispy vegetables to add to your meal, you’ll find all the recipes you’re looking for!

Whether you’re new at air fryer cooking or if you’ve had one for years, there are tons of easy air fryer recipes that make getting dinner on the table more doable!

If you’re just starting out, these 15 Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners are a great place to start — all of the basics are here!

You’ll find a few of those same recipes down below, because sometimes you just want something simple and incredibly delicious!

If you try any of these easy Air Fryer Recipes, be sure to let me know what your favorites are!

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Table of Contents
  1. Air Fryer recipes FAQ
  2. The Best Air Fryer Recipes: my personal top 5 favorites!
  3. Air Fryer Chicken Recipes
  4. Air Fryer Beef and Pork recipes
  5. Air Fryer Seafood Recipes
  6. Air Fryer Side Dishes and Vegetables
  7. Air Fryer Dessert Recipes

Air Fryer recipes FAQ

What is the best air fryer?

This is always a hard question to answer because it depends on what you like! We have tried three or four different air fryers over the years, we found that we prefer the basket style over the oven style with the racks. We now own two Chefman air fryers, a 3.7 quart TurboFry and an XL 8 quart TurboFry. We love them both!

What are the best types of things to cook in the air fryer?

I find the best air fryer recipes are those where you want a little more browning and maybe even a crispy crust, without drying out the inside! Anything from chicken, meat, seafood, potatoes and vegetables always turn out great.

What can I not cook in my air fryer?

Well, everything can be cooked in the air fryer but that doesn’t mean it should be. Very large cuts of meat can be difficult to cook in the air fryer because they may burn on top (the heating element is very close in an air fryer) and not be cooked through.
Recipes that include a lot of different components or require a lot of moisture, like a soup or pasta dish, are not great recipes for the air fryer.
A lot of baked goods don’t turn out well in the air fryer (not that they can’t be cooked in it), because the close quarters and forced air heat tend to dry things out.

Do I need to preheat my air fryer?

This answer will likely depend on the recipe, but as a rule, yes, the air fryer needs to be preheated just like your oven.
To preheat your air fryer, set it to the temperature you will be cooking at and turn on for 5-10 minutes.

Can I fill my air fryer to the top?

Again, you can, but you probably don’t want to. Filling the air fryer too full will prevent even cooking and browning, which is the best thing about air fryer cooking. Try to cook in a single layer as much as possible.

And now for the recipes! These are the Best Air Fryer Recipes on the internet, and we have everything from chicken, meat and seafood to sides, vegetables and even some desserts!

The Best Air Fryer Recipes: my personal top 5 favorites!

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Air Fryer Chicken Breast
This Air Fryer Chicken Breast is perfectly seasoned and incredibly juicy! It is golden and crispy on the outside and SO flavorful!
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Air Fryer Meatballs
These Air Fryer Meatballs are incredibly juicy on the inside, and golden brown on the outside! They're loaded with flavor and made with just a few ingredients!
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Air Fryer Baked Potato
This Air Fryer Baked Potato recipe is incredibly crispy on the outside, fluffy and creamy on the inside, and couldn't be easier! Simply seasoned and perfect for your favorite toppings.
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Air Fryer Baked Potato with butter
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Air Fryer Fried Chicken
This Air Fryer Fried Chicken is a 20-minute recipe for the best "fried" chicken! It's tender and juicy on the inside with a perfectly golden-brown, crispy, and flavorful exterior. It's a healthier, easier, less-mess alternative to classic fried chicken!
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Air Fryer Chicken Wings
These Air Fryer Chicken Wings are perfectly seasoned and simple to make – serve with your favorite sauce! Ready in just 20 minutes with minimal clean up!
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Air Fryer Chicken Recipes

There is nothing like cooking chicken in the air fryer! It comes out so juicy and perfectly golden, I don’t need to cook in another way for the rest of my life. These Air Fryer Chicken recipes are great when you’ve got chicken out to cook and want to do something different. Have a little fun!

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Air Fryer Chicken Legs
These Air Fryer Chicken Legs are tender, juicy and flavorful with a crispy exterior! The easiest way to cook those drumsticks!
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Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Thighs
These Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Thighs are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside! With a simple seasoning, they are prepped and cook quickly!
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Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings
Crispy, juicy, and bursting with flavor – these Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings are a great prep ahead snack for game day!
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Crispy Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken
Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken is ready in only 30 minutes and makes the perfect main for family dinner or party appetizer! Pair with a variety of sauces for the perfect finish.
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Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas
Super easy and flavorful chicken fajitas made quickly in the Air Fryer! The chicken is succulent, and bursting with flavor.
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Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
Boneless skinless chicken breasts are easily transformed into the most delicious Air Fryer Chicken Tenders with a honey mustard sauce!
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Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos
Easy, crispy, and perfectly seasoned, these air fryer chicken taquitos are great for a weeknight dinner that are crispy with little oil.
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How to Make Perfect Chicken Parmesan in the Air Fryer!
Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan is a quick and easy Italian entree featuring white meat chicken cutlets, a crispy Panko breading and plenty of fresh parmesan cheese!
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Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings in an Air Fryer Recipe
Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings in an Air Fryer Recipe
These Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings are so yummy and easy to make. They are full of flavor and take minutes to come together.
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Air Fryer Beef and Pork recipes

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Air Fryer Meatloaf
This Air Fryer Meatloaf is classic comfort food made quicker and easier in the air fryer! It's moist, tender, and juicy in the middle, with a slightly crispy exterior.
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Air Fryer Burgers
Air Fryer Burgers are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside! Perfectly seasoned, make ahead and freezer friendly.
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Air Fryer Meatballs
These Air Fryer Meatballs are incredibly juicy on the inside, and golden brown on the outside! They're loaded with flavor and made with just a few ingredients!
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Air Fryer Roast Beef {Fall Apart Tender!}
Air fryer roast beef is coated in montreal steak spice before being seared, and roasted to juicy perfection.
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Air Fryer Taco Calzones
These Air Fryer Taco Calzones are a simple 3 ingredient recipe, ready in 20 minutes, for an easy family friendly dinner idea!
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Air Fryer Beef Taquitos (Freezer Instructions)
Seasoned beef and cheese rolled into tortillas and cooked to crispy perfection! Air Fryer Beef Taquitos freeze well and reheat in minutes.
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Air Fryer Pork Chops
These air fryer pork chops make a fast and flavorful week night meal. Simple seasoning, easy prep and so juicy!
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Air Fryer Bacon
This air fryer bacon will be your new favorite way to cook bacon! Crispy, perfectly cooked, melt-in-your-mouth bacon in just minutes and clean-up is so simple.
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Air Fryer Seafood Recipes

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Air Fryer Salmon
This Air Fryer Salmon has the perfect crispy exterior and is flaky and tender inside! Simply seasoned and perfect with so many things!
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Perfect Air Fryer Shrimp (Ready in 10 Minutes!)
These Air Fryer Shrimp could not be any easier! In just 10 minutes you have perfectly tender and juicy air fried shrimp.
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Air Fryer Fish Nuggets
Air Fryer Fish Nuggets are crispy on the outside and cooked perfectly on the inside! Made with cod, panko and herbs.
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Air Fryer Shrimp and Peppers
Air Fryer Shrimp And Peppers cooked quickly in the air fryer, then covered in a silky coconut curry sauce. Easily your new weeknight go-to!
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Quick & Easy Air Fryer Cod
If you love fried fish but want to keep calories down, make your cod in an air fryer! This air fryer cod is crisp on the outside like fried.
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Air Fryer Scallops – Simple & Quick Way to Cook Scallops!
Scallops cooked in the air fryer come out perfectly in just minutes. This quick and simple recipe is the only one you’ll need!
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Make Ahead Thai Salmon Patties (Air Fryer or Pan Fried)
These Thai Salmon Patties can be prepped ahead and frozen for an easy meal prep dinner recipe. Thaw and cook in the frying pan or in an air fryer for crispy salmon patties with a punch of spicy Thai curry flavor!
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Air Fryer Side Dishes and Vegetables

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Air Fryer Potato Wedges
These ultra crispy Air Fryer Potato Wedges are made with just a few simple ingredients and turn out perfectly every time! Golden and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
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Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
Air Fryer Frozen French Fries are hot and crispy and just as good as your favorite takeout spot! With a simple seasoning and lots of ways to customize!
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Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts – sweetpeasandsaffron.com
Air fryer brussels sprouts are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. With five simple ingredients and ready in under 15 minutes!
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Air Fryer Potatoes
These crispy Air Fryer Potatoes are made with a few simple ingredients and little prep time! They are golden on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
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Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
Air fryer zucchini fries are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Coated with a crispy parmesan panko breading, they are the perfect way to use up extra zucchini!
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Air Fryer Baked Potato
This Air Fryer Baked Potato recipe is incredibly crispy on the outside, fluffy and creamy on the inside, and couldn't be easier! Simply seasoned and perfect for your favorite toppings.
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Air Fryer Baked Potato with butter
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Air Fryer Tater Tots
These Air Fryer Tater Tots are perfectly crispy and cook quickly! The best way to cook tater tots!
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Easy Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash
Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash is a delicious side dish and easy low carb recipe. It’s a good low carb alternative to pasta and great for those following a keto or paleo diet!
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ULTRA Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas
Crispy air fryer chickpeas are the tastiest and crunchiest snack you will find. Using the air fryer cuts the cook time down to 15 minutes, and they are so much crispier than in the oven!
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Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob is perfectly crisp and tender! This is the easiest way to cook corn on the cob and it’s ready in about 8 minutes!
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Lemon Parmesan Air Fryer Broccoli
Even the kids will want seconds of crispy roasted Lemon Parmesan Air Fryer Broccoli! With a sprinkle of cheese, it’s the perfect side dish!
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Air Fryer Sweet Potato Recipe
Just in time for holiday menu planning, this Air Fryer Sweet Potato Recipe is a great way to prepare your baked sweet potatoes.
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Air Fryer French Fries
Air Fryer French Fries are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside! A family favorite made with hardly any oil!
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Air Fryer Dessert Recipes

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Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies
These Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies have a sweet, brown sugar apple cinnamon filling, inside a perfectly flaky pie crust. They are the delicious way to enjoy a personal sized apple pie.
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Air Fryer S’mores
These air fryer s’mores make the summertime favorite even easier. Now you can make perfect s’mores in the comfort of your kitchen in just minutes. It’s officially s’more season, but in case you don’t want
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Air Fryer Beignets
Easy 2 ingredient Air Fryer Beignets! Made with buttery puff pastry and coated with powdered sugar with no oil! Ready in 9 minutes!
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Easy Air Fryer Donuts (Ready in 10 Minutes!)
Air Fryer Donuts are so light & fluffy! Pre-made biscuits are air-fried until golden brown, brushed with butter & tossed in cinnamon sugar.
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Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies
These air fryer chocolate chip cookies have an amazing texture – perfectly chewy with crisp outsides that will certainly rival your favorite recipe, and no…
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Air Fried Oreos
These Air Fried Oreos are only three ingredients, and so easy to make. They’re wrapped in crescent roll dough, and air fried to golden perfection. They’re so sweet, with a soft inside, crispy outside –
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three slices of air fryer french toasted stacked with strawberries on top
Air Fryer French Toast (perfect texture!)
This air fryer French toast is the best of both worlds: crispy on the outside, yet soft and tender on the inside!
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Air Fryer Churro Apple Pie Bombs {+ Video} – Miss in the Kitchen
Air Fryer Churro Apple Pie Bombs are a sweet treat that can be made in about 20 minutes with only 5 ingredients. Quick, easy & delicious!
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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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