Air Fryer Guilty Pleasures (Totally Worth It!)

guilty pleasure air fryer recipes

There are so many great recipes you can make in the air fryer! I often use mine for quick dinners, easy snacks, or speedy breakfasts.

BUT…Sometimes, I use the air fryer to satisfy those guilty pleasure cravings for sweet and salty treats that are always delicious, though not necessarily the most healthy.

Enjoying an air fryer treat now and then is perfectly fine. So, let’s make those moments count by creating some of the best guilty pleasure air fryer appetizers, desserts, and more!

20+ of The Best Air Fryer Guilty Pleasure Recipes to Make


Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Potatoes

Prepare your tastebuds for a burst of amazing flavor with these tender Air Fryer Parmesan Crusted Potatoes.
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Ham and Cheese Quesadilla (Air Fryer Instructions)

air fryer ham and cheese quesadilla
Savor the simplicity of toasty and speedy ham and cheese quesadillas in the air fryer for a satisfying lunchtime treat.
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Air Fryer Cheeseburger Quesadilla

air fryer cheeseburger quesadilla
Make a quick and tasty meal in a few simple steps with this perfectly fried Air Fryer Cheeseburger Quesadilla!
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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 Candied Bacon

Air Fryer Candied Bacon
Air Fryer Candied bacon is a super simple finger food recipe that your guest will love when you serve it at your next Super Bowl party!
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Air Fryer Biscuit Pizza

air fryer biscuit pizza
Keep dinner fun and delicious with this simple Air Fryer Biscuit Pizza recipe for the whole family to enjoy and snack on.
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Air Fryer Pizza Sliders

air fryer pizza sliders
Air fryer pizza sliders are a fun dinner recipe to make for you and your family that everyone will love with their favorite pizza toppings.
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Air Fryer Baked Potato Bar

Air fryer baked potato bar
Make dinner fun with this super simple air fryer baked potato bar that you and the whole family will love!
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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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How to Cook Frozen Mozzarella Sticks in the Air Fryer

air fryer mozzarella sticks
Now you can make your favorite Frozen Mozzarella Sticks in the air fryer to speed up getting the tasty snack.
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Bacon Wrapped Cocktail Sausages

This Bacon Wrapped Cocktail Sausages recipe is one of a kind! It has a brown sugar chili sauce you are going to love.
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Easy Bacon Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

These jalapeno poppers are easy, delicious, and low carb! Perfect as an appetizer, party food, or a fun side dish.
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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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Toasted Uncrustables in the Air Fryer

air fryer uncrustables
A quick and tasty midday or midnight snack for every kid and adult! Top with a Nutella hazelnut spread for extra deliciousness!

Air Fryer Frozen Taquitos

Ditch the oven and make your frozen Taquitos in the air fryer! They are perfectly crisp and done faster than ever.
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Pizza Quesadilla in the Air Fryer

air fryer pizza quesadilla
The pizza quesadilla is a great way to make a fun, fresh, hot, and delicious easy lunch or dinner when you’re short on time and energy.
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McDonald's Copycat Snack Wrap

Remember the best thing on McDonald’s menu, those tasty wraps. Well, now you can make our McDonald’s Copycat Snack Wrap at home!
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Air Fryer Pretzel Bites (2 Ingredient Dough)

With a quick and easy, no yeast, pretzel dough you will get the best air fryer pretzel bites in less than 30 minutes.
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Dessert Foldover

air fryer dessert foldover
If you are in need of another quick dessert that will satisfy your sweet cravings give this simple air fryer Dessert Foldover a try!
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Air Fryer Dessert Hand Pies

Hand pies are a quick, easy, and delicious dessert that everyone loves!
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Air Fryer Churro Chips

Air Fryer Churro Chips - A simple dessert or appetizer that can be made in 15 minutes or less and is extremely delicious.
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Air Fryer Cream Cheese Chimichangas

Fast, simple, and absolutely delicious – this Air Fryer Cream Cheese Chimichangas is a great dessert recipe made in less than 15 minutes.
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Disappearing Marshmallow Rolls in the Air Fryer

air fryer hocus pocus buns
Disappearing marshmallow rolls or hocus pocus buns are a tasty treat that you make in the air fryer and enjoy for breakfast or dessert. You only need 5 ingredients and 15 minutes to make this sweet roll!
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Cinnamon Buns TikTok Recipe in the Air Fryer

You’ve seen these cinnamon bun recipes all over TikTok and I have tested a few to give you the best version of the viral dessert recipe!
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Air Fryer Peach Cobbler - Easy 5 Ingredient Recipe

air fryer peach cobbler cake
Air fryer peach cobbler cake is a simple and delectable treat that only needs 5 ingredients. You need to try this tasty summertime dessert!
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Air Fryer Fudgy Homemade Brownies (Easy Small Batch Brownies Recipe)

air fryer brownies
This homemade air fryer brownies recipe is the perfect dessert when you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth!
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Air Fryer Candy Bars

air fryer candy bars
This air fryer dessert recipe is filled with chocolate goodness and is fried to perfection in the air fryer! But what I love most about this air fryer candy recipe is that no oil is required!
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Final Thoughts:

These are just a few of the amazing air fryer recipes you can find here, perfect for curbing cravings without leaving the house.

Let me know which one you chose to make and which one you plan to try next!


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Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Desserts, 4th of July, Back to School, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Super Bowl Party, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day
Categories: Brownies and Bars, Cakes and Cupcakes, Dessert, Finger Food and Dips, Pizza, The Best, Air Fryer

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