15 of the Easiest Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners (With Video)

easy air fryer recipes for beginners

The Easiest Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners

Air fryer cooking can be quick, simple, and so much better than just reheating leftovers or cooking frozen foods (not there is anything wrong with that). There is just so much more you can do!

Today, I am excited to share with some of the easiest air fryer recipes that you can make. These recipes are perfect if you are an air fryer beginner. Be sure to jump down to the bottom of this post to learn more about air fryer tips and tricks that all beginners should know.

What can be cooked in the air fryer for beginners?

Here are 15 of the easiest recipes you can make in the air fryer. Keep reading to learn more about each of these recipes, or make them along with me in this YouTube video!

Table of Contents

Easy Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes

The Best Air Fryer Recipe Ever

Easiest Air Fryer Dinner Recipes

The Best Air Fryer Desserts

5 Easy Air Fryer Recipes that are Healthy

Vegetables are one of the best things you can fry in the air fryer because you need little oil and the vegetables are perfectly roasted in half the time of the oven! Here are 5 of my favorite vegetables you can make in the air fryer.

Easy Air Fryer Asparagus

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Air fryer asparagus for the win! This is my go-to way to cook asparagus now. I love how easy, quick, and delicious it is.
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Easy Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

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10 minutes is all you need for perfect air-fried corn on the cob!
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Air Fryer Broccoli from Frozen

I’ve tried making fresh broccoli in the air fryer, but it always dries out. Be sure to try frozen broccoli in the air fryer next time you want to perfectly roasted


  1. Place 1 bag of frozen broccoli in the air fryer basket.
  2. Lightly mist with oil and cook for 10 minutes at 300 degrees Fahrenheit or 150 degrees Celsius. Stir at the halfway point and lightly spray with more oil if desired (if you want more roasted and crispy broccoli).

How to Make Savory Air Fryer Carrots

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Enjoy air fryer roasted carrots in half the time with this easy air fryer carrots recipe!
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EASY Air Fryer Zucchini Fries are Healthy and Fast

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Got zucchini? Try these zucchini fries in the air fryer! Easy, fast, healthy, and delicious!
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Bonus recipe: try this summer squash recipe in the air fryer!

Air Fryer Summer Squash Recipe

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Top this perfectly roasted zucchini and yellow squash with a little parmesan to make the best air fryer summer squash side dish this summer!
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The #1 Thing You Can Make in Your Air Fryer

If you know me, then you know how much I love to cook bacon in the air fryer. Air fryer bacon is the best way to cook bacon! 

How to Cook Bacon in an Air Fryer!

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Such an easy way to cook up some bacon! Cooking bacon in an air fryer is perfection when you follow these tips.
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Once your bacon is cooked, you can make some amazing and tasty recipes like these:

Easy Air Fryer Dinner Recipes

the easiest air fryer dinners

Dinner has never been easier or healthier than in the air fryer! Here are my top 9 air fryer dinner recipes that are incredible easy and simple to make! 

Chicken BLT in the Air Fryer

Air fryer chicken BLT is a super quick and super easy recipe that you can prepare ahead of time and enjoy at any time!

Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

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If you love teriyaki sauce but the ingredients sound intimidating, this easy recipe is the perfect starting place.
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Effortless Air Fryer Hamburgers in Minutes!

air fryer hamburgers are effortless and oh so good
Simple air fryer hamburgers are juicy, easy, and a kid-approved meal!
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Don’t forget to serve this dish with some homemade fry sauce and air fryer French fries!

Air Fryer Bean and Cheese Burritos (Plus Freezer Meal and Frozen Burrito Instructions)

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A bean and cheese burrito in the air fryer can be a tasty, healthy snack, lunch, or dinner. Use these tips for a quick air fryer burrito recipe any time you have the craving.
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Air Fryer Empanadas

A quick and simple air fryer dinner that is so delicious and packed with fresh flavors!
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Quick & Easy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

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Make perfectly cooked chicken wings in the air fryer - straight from frozen, with almost no prep time, and less cooking time than in the oven!
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You will love these easy air fryer chicken wings with homemade BBQ sauce.

Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Salmon

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Easy recipe for Air Fryer cooking for busy days. This easy recipe for Air Fryer salmon is ready in just 13 minutes. Enjoy the taste of oven-baked salmon, with the convenience of Air Fryer cooking.
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I also love this honey mustard salmon recipe!

Poppy Seed Ham & Cheese Sliders in the Air Fryer

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This simple, inexpensive, and delicious ham and cheese slider recipe is roasted perfectly in the air fryer. Check out these quick tips for making the best ham and cheese sliders!
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Go-To Pork Chops with Brown Sugar Rub in the Air Fryer

This savory brown sugar rub on these easy pork chops in the air fryer is our favorite go-to dinner on busy nights!
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The Top 2 Best and Easiest Air Fryer Desserts

There are so many things that I love about air fryer desserts. To make it easy for you, here are two of the best air fryer desserts that you need to start with.

Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I love these air fryer chocolate chip cookies! Perfectly baked, delicious flavor and texture, and no need to warm up the oven!
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Quick Air Fryer Maple Bars

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This air fryer maple bars recipe is ready in 15 minutes and you only need a handful of ingredients to make a delicious homemade maple bar glaze!
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Air fryer dessert recipes are incredibly easy, here are a couple of my other favorites:

air fryer recipes for beginners

Final Thoughts

Air fryer cooking is a great way to start living healthier and cooking tastier foods! I am always surprised by how much better everything actually tastes in the air fryer! I think you will be surprised to learn the same thing as well.

Share with us in the comments below your favorite air fryer recipes for beginners!

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Categories: Cookies and Treats, Healthy, Meat and Poultry, Vegetables, Air Fryer

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