28 of the Easiest Air Fryer Lunch Ideas

Air Fryer Lunch Ideas — Fun, Quick, and Tasty

If you are anything like me, lunchtime, especially during the week has the least amount of time to prepare anything of substance, let alone delicious.

Well, the air fryer is about to change all of that. I have compiled a list of perfectly delectable recipes that you can make in the air fryer that will be great for lunch.

You can find most of these on my YouTube channel as well if you are wanting to watch and see just how to make them, as well as find even more great recipes and reviews.

What makes a great lunch recipe?

In my mind, for a good lunch recipe, it needs to be made in about 30 minutes or less. Filling, but not too complicated.

And of course, filled with flavor and great textures.

Even better if they can be made in the air fryer, especially during the summer to limit the amount of heat added to the house.

Go to air fryer lunch recipes

Air Fryer Croissant Sandwich

No matter how you build it, this Air Fryer Croissant Sandwich is bound to be absolutely delicious and filled with buttery flaky layers.
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Egg Roll Santa Fe Wraps with Boom Boom Sauce

Enjoy the best crispy air-fried Egg Roll Santa Fe Wraps with Boom Boom Sauce made with simple pantry ingredients.
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Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Enchilada Wraps

air fryer chicken enchilada wraps
Try out these filling Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Enchilada Wraps that are made with simple ingredients and tons of flavor.
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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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Easy Cheeseburger Sliders

Make dinner fun with easy cheeseburger sliders. Everything is better in the form of a slider, especially these juicy cheeseburgers.
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BBQ Chicken Naan Pizza

Pizza Friday never tasted so good as when you have this BBQ Chicken Naan Pizza recipe. So simple to throw together and has amazing flavor.
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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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Meatball, Potato, Bell Pepper, and Onion Bake

For a simple, quick, and still completely delicious dinner, try this meatball, potato, bell pepper, and onion bake made in less than 30 minutes.
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Meatloaf Dinner for 1

Enjoy a tasty super simple recipe for a meatloaf that you can cook in your air fryer and enjoy in less than 30 minutes without compromising on flavor.
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Ham and Cheese Slam Sandwich

OMG - that is what you will be saying when you bite into this amazing ham and cheese slam sandwich. The delicious buttery flavor from the biscuits, the melty cheesy, all in one tasty bite.
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Sweet Potato Hash

sweet potato bowl in the air fryer
Enjoy a super simple, flavorful, and wonderfully tasty new way to make sweet potatoes in the air fryer with this sweet potato hash recipe!
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Cauliflower Tacos in the Air Fryer

Enjoy some wonderfully spiced meatless cauliflower tacos that can be made all right in your air fryer for a fun recipe to make on Taco Tuesday.
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4 Ingredient Stuffed Sweet Potato

This stuffed sweet potato recipe is super tasty and filling! You might even find yourself making it a couple of times a week.
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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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Open Faced Beef Ciabatta Sandwich (Air Fryer Recipe)

air fryer open faced beef ciabatta sandwich
Sandwiches in the air fryer are amazing because it is the perfect balance between crispy bread and melty cheese. Plus, this Beef Ciabatta open faced sandwich recipe only takes 8 minutes to cook in the air fryer and 4 ingredients. It doesn't get better than this!
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Spiced Black Bean Tacos in the Air Fryer (Cheap and Easy Vegetarian Taco Recipe)

air fryer black bean tacos
This black bean tacos recipe in the air fryer is a quick and simple dish that takes less than 20 minutes to make and is so filling and healthy!
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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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Ramen Noodle Stir Fry Recipe in the Air Fryer

air fryer ramen stir fry
Ramen noodle stir fry is a great recipe for busy evenings when you need a filling, healthy, and tasty meal quick. You only need three ingredients and 15 minutes to make this recipe in the air fryer!
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Poppy Seed Ham & Cheese Sliders in the Air Fryer

ham and cheese slider sandwiches recipe in the air fryer
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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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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Vegetarian Quesadilla in the Air Fryer

air fryer bean and veggie quesadilla
This easy bean and veggie quesadilla recipe is perfect for those looking for a quick, inexpensive, filling, and tasty vegetarian meal. Plus, you can make perfectly crisped quesadillas in the air fryer in 5 minutes!
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Air Fryer Mini Pizzas Recipe

air fryer mini pizzas
Mini pizza is a quick and simple snack or lunch that you can whip up in less than 15 minutes in the air fryer! Check out my favorite way to make air fryer mini pizzas, with a couple of easy variations too!
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Tuna Melt Quesadillas in the Air Fryer

Tuna Melt Quesadillas in the air fryer is a super simple quick and easy dinner filled with protein and packed with flavor.
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Air Fried Bacon, Avocado, Tomato Cheese Sandwich

air fryer bacon tomato avocado grilled cheese sandwich
If you love to make a grilled cheese in your air fryer, then you need to try this amazing and juicy bacon grilled cheese sandwich with avocados and tomatoes. And yes, you can still make it in the air fryer.
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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 Margherita Pizza

air fryer pizza
Enjoy this quick and easy recipe for Margherita pizza in the air fryer!
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Easy Crispy Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches!

air fryer grilled cheese sandwiches
Check out my new favorite way to make grilled cheese sandwiches! Air fryer grilled cheese is the best!
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Taco Foldover Quesadilla

taco foldover quesadilla
Have you seen the viral Tik Tok recipe - Beef Foldover Quesadilla Hack? It's easy, fun, and delicious! The whole family loves it!
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Which have you tried?

If you have given any of these fantastic recipes a try before, which ones have you tried, and which are your favorites?!

You truly cannot go wrong with any of them. They are all scrumptious, and simple, and will fill you up with simple ingredients.


Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish, Recipe Roundup, Back to School, Fall, Spring, Summer
Categories: Guide, The Best, Air Fryer

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