A Few of Our Favorite Appetizers That You Can Make in the Air Fryer

the best air fryer appetizers

The Best Air Fryer Appetizer Ideas

The air fryer is a powerful kitchen tool because you can whip up tasty recipes quickly with very little effort. If you’ve been to Fabulessly Frugal before then you know how much we love to make quick and easy recipes in the air fryer.

My favorite thing to make in the air fryer are complete meals that are packed with healthy protein and a tasty, roasted side. However, appetizers in the air fryer are just easily as great because you can make them so quickly. And, let’s not forget to mention how incredibly delicious they are!

They are also great for a snack or even a light night treat.

Should I Make Appetizers in the Air Fryer?

Appetizers are great for feeding a crowd. And, the air fryer isn’t always the most convenient kitchen appliance when it comes to feeding a crowd because of its limits in space.

However, the recipes I am sharing today are the perfect finger foods; it’ll be so easy to whip these recipes with the air fryer, even if you have to cook in batches!

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What Appetizers Can You Make in the Air Fryer?

I’ll be sharing some of my favorite, go-to air fryer appetizers or snacks. These appetizers are perfect for a Super Bowl party, New Year’s Eve party, or any holiday party like Christmas or Easter. Plus they are easy recipes to make up and taste amazing.

Keep reading to learn about the best air fryer appetizers, or you can follow along with me in this YouTube video.

Stuffed Mini Peppers in the Air Fryer

Make these adorable and delicious stuffed mini peppers in your air fryer. They are the perfect appetizer for a game day get-together or as a fun afternoon snack. 
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Zucchini Pizza Bites in the Air Fryer

A fun and delicious take on frozen pizza bites found at the grocery store with a healthy twist.
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Honey Garlic Meatballs Recipe - Air Fryer, Slow Cooker or Instant Pot

the best honey garlic meatballs recipe
These honey garlic meatballs are always a hit! Slow cooker or Instant Pot recipe!
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Korean Fried Cauliflower in the Air Fryer

Korean air fried cauliflower
If you've never had air-fried cauliflower, this Korean fried cauliflower is a great recipe to start with. It's full of flavor, healthy, and makes for a great snack!
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Air Fryer Crescent Roll Meatballs Recipe

air fryer fried meatballs
This easy 4 ingredient meatball recipe is the perfect air fryer dinner recipe when you pair it with a tasty salad or fresh fruit!
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Air Fryer Pop Tarts

air fryer pop tarts
Air fryer Pop-Tarts are a deliciously easy air fryer recipe that you only need 6 ingredients for! Whip up this tasty treat in your air fryer for breakfast or dessert!
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Roasted Parmesan Tomatoes in the Air Fryer

air fryer parmesan tomatoes
Roasted tomatoes topped with parmesan, mozzarella, and basil are the best summer side dish or appetizer! You will love this recipe this summer, but can enjoy it anytime of year thanks to the air fryer!
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Air Fried Dorito Cheese Bites

air fryer dorito cheese bites
If you know any cheese and chip lovers, then you need to try this gooey and tasty fried Dorito crusted Babybel cheese bites in the air fryer. It's another super easy air fryer recipe that will be calling you back for more. 
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Easy and Kid-Friendly Air Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Recipe

air fryer peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Learn how to make a PB&J in your air fryer. This recipe is kid friendly and so easy to make thanks to the air fryer!
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Air Fryer Bacon Asparagus

bacon and asparagus in the air fryer
Air frying bacon wrapped asparagus is fun and easy with the Cosori Air Fryer. Here's our favorite tips for crispy and juicy asparagus and bacon!
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Air Fryer Potato Skins with Homemade Spicy Ranch Dressing

air fryer potato skins with spicy ranch dressing
This is a great game day recipe or just an easy snack. Whip this recipe up in the air fryer and enjoy a healthier and tastier potato skins!
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Air Fryer Lasagna Cups

easy air fryer lasagna cups
Lasagna cups in the air fryer are simple and delicious. This is a perfect meal idea if you are needing dinner on the table quick!
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Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

air fryer mozzarella sticks
Learn how to make fried mozzarella sticks with crisp breading in an air fryer. This fried mozzarella sticks recipe is great for parties, football games and kids!
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Homemade Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

easy and simple air fryer pizza rolls
Pizza rolls, or pizza snails, are a delicious and tasty snack, appetizer, or even dinner idea that everyone loves!
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Bacon Pineapple Appetizer in the Air Fryer

This bacon and pineapple appetizer in the air fryer is everything you didn't know you needed. It is quick, delicious, simple, and full of surprising flavors.
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Eggplant Parmesan Bites

These crusted eggplant bites are covered in delicious parmesan and fresh Italian flavors. Enjoy this one as bites or traditional slices. Either way, you'll be surprised at how tasty this air fryer recipe is.
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Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket

In charge of the appetizer for your next get-together? You have to try this tasty and fun pigs in a blanket recipe in the air fryer!
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Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp with Piña Colada Dipping Sauce

air fryer coconut shrimp with pina colada sauce
Air fryer coconut shrimp is easy and delicious! Especially with this copycat piña colada dipping sauce. Give it a try!
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Air Fryer Fried Shrimp with Bang Bang Sauce

air fryer bang bang shrimp
Delicious, tasty, and flavorful fried shrimp that is not only healthier in the air fryer, but way tastier too!
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EASY Air Fryer Zucchini Fries are Healthy and Fast

zucchini fries air fryer
Got zucchini? Try these zucchini fries in the air fryer! Easy, fast, healthy, and delicious!
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Keto Taco Bites Recipe

You don't have to be eating keto or low carb to enjoy these mini taco bites. My whole family loves them! Keto taco bites in 30 minutes or less and they freeze well too!
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Air Fryer Avocado Egg Roll - Cheesecake Factory Copycat Recipe

Easy, simple, and amazing: this Cheesecake Factory Copycat avocado egg rolls air fryer recipe will be ready and eaten in no time! 
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Air Fryer Fresh Fruit

This fresh, light, and incredibly easy air fryer fruit recipe is the perfect side or snack during the summer. Or you can enjoy it for a tasty breakfast or dessert.
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How to Make Loaded Fries in the Air Fryer

These loaded French fries in the air fryer recipe is the quick, adaptable, and so tasty too.
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Pico de Gallo Recipe (Fresh Salsa)

Bowl of pico de gallo with tortilla chips
Sharpen that knife! It's time to make some fresh Pico de Gallo! You're going to love the simplicity and flavor of this recipe.
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Blooming Onion in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer bloomin onion is quick and healthy side that everyone will love!
Tastier and healthier blooming onion in the air fryer with a creamy dipping sauce that everyone will love!
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How to Make Popcorn in the Air Fryer

Air fryer popcorn is healthy, simple, and quick! You are going to love this easy, go-to air fryer snack!
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How to Make Crunchy Plantain Chips in the Air Fryer

The best air fryer plantain chips you will ever have.
Tasty air fryer plantain chips that is just as good as the stuff you'd buy from Trader Joe's
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The Best Fried Mac and Cheese in the Air Fryer

Cheesy and crunchy fried mac and cheese in the air fryer is healthier and takes half the time!
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Quick and Easy Chickpeas in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Chickpeas are the best healthy snack! It is so simple and delicious!
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Garlic Cheese Bread in the Air Fryer- Keto and Low Carb Snack

Cheesy garlic bread in the air fryer is the best keto and low-carb snack that is full of tasty nutrients you will love!
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How to Make Nachos in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer nachos is my favorite go-to dinner recipe. The kids also love to whip this one up after school for a quick, fun snack.
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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites- Keto and Low Carb

Easy air fryer buffalo cauliflower bites are keto-friendly, healthy, flavorful, and so simple to make.
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How to Make Air Fryer Honey Garlic Shrimp

My favorite part of this air fryer honey garlic shrimp is how thick the sauce is- almost like a glaze because of the honey.
This air fryer honey garlic shrimp will quickly become your next go-to dinner because it is so easy to make in the air fryer and is simply divine.
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Simple Air Fryer Apple Chips for an Easy Afternoon Snack

These air fryer apple chips are the perfect afternoon healthy snack
Delicious and healthy afternoon snack in your air fryer with these apple chips
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Healthy Air Fryer Zucchini Corn Fritters

Air fryer zucchini corn fritters are a healthy and tasty snack.
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Quick & Easy Air Fryer Chicken Wings

air fryer chicken wings
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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Easy Air Fryer Asparagus

best air fryer asparagus
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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Homemade Pizza Bagels in the Air Fryer

Make Pizza Bagel Bites in the Air Fryer! This quick little snack can be cooked up in just a few minutes and taste better than a microwave and won't heat up your kitchen!
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Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Maple Syrup

Air fryer bacon and brussels sprouts
Make these easy and delicious air fryer maple bacon brussels sprouts in less than 30-minutes for an easy dinner or side dish.
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Final Thoughts

Quick, easy, and packed with fantastic flavors. These air fryer appetizers just hit the spot when you need a simple snack or a sweet and savory app. What is your favorite appetizer and can you make it in the air fryer? Share with us in the comments below!

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A few bonus apps you don’t want to miss

Even though we shared a lot of our favorite appetizers above,  be sure to check out these other simple and appetizing appetizer recipes that your friends and family will love.


Not sure how to use an air fryer? Here is everything you need to know!

Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Recipe Roundup, Christmas, Easter, New Year's Eve, Super Bowl Party, Thanksgiving
Categories: Finger Food and Dips, Air Fryer

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