New to the Air Fryer? Try One of These Easy Beginner Recipes

air fryer beginner recipes

The Best Recipes for Air Fryer Beginners

The recipes that I am sharing with you today are so awesome and so easy any new air fryer owner can make. If you are stuck with your air fryer and not sure what to make then you need to try one of these easy air fryer recipes.

Jump to the bottom of this post if you want to learn more about how to master your air fryer. Or keep reading to learn some awesome air fryer recipes that are perfect for beginners.

What Can I Make in the Air Fryer?

These air fryer recipes are awesome because they are perfect for any time of day or any occasion. Not sure what to make for dinner? Try this delicious pork tenderloin. Need a tasty, roasted side or snack? Make sautéed onions and peppers or roasted ranch potatoes. Want to try an appetizer that’ll wow your guests? Then you will have to try this incredibly simply two ingredient pineapple bacon app.

Keep reading to learn how to whip together these easy-peasy recipes for air fryer beginners. Or cook along with me in this YouTube video.

air fryer beginner recipes

Easy Dinner Idea for Air Fryer Beginners

Pork tenderloin doesn’t have to be hard, especially in the air fryer. This recipe is so incredibly easy to make and so incredibly delicious. You will love this simple and flavorful brown sugar spiced pork tenderloin in the air fryer. You can have this dinner item on the table in less than an hour thanks to the air fryer!

Brown Sugar Spiced Pork Tenderloin

This simple air fryer pork tenderloin is tender, juicy and sweet with a touch of spice. It’s fast, easy and a healthy recipe that can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.
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You might also enjoy this simple balsamic pork tenderloin too! 

Simple Side Dish Ideas for New Air Fryer

Side dishes are so simple to whip up in the air fryer. You will love these side dishes because not only would they pair nicely with the air fryer pork tenderloin, but they are ready in less than 30 minutes.

Air Fryer Roasted Ranch Potatoes

I love to make potatoes in the air fryer because there are so many different ways you can make them. This simple 3 ingredient roasted ranch potato recipe is so easy. It is a no fail recipe that anyone can make in the air fryer, especially air fryer beginners.

Air Fryer Roasted Ranch Potatoes

the best roasted ranch potatoes air fryer recipe
The easiest two ingredient roasted ranch potatoes are the best side dish to any recipe. Especially if you are in a pinch for time!
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Be sure to check out and try a few more of these air fryer potato recipes

Air Fryer Peppers and Onions

I love to make pepper and onions for a fun little side to dinner or even as a healthy snack idea. Peppers and onions in the air fryer is a great recipe to try if you are a new air fryer owner because peppers and onions are inexpensive. If you mess it up, it won’t be a detrimental to your wallet. And, peppers and onions are great because the only other ingredient you need is oil. Read more about why you should invest in an oil sprayer for your air fryer

The Best Air Fryer Peppers and Onions

how to make air fryer peppers and onions
Air fryer peppers and onions are a quick and tasty side dish that go great with so many different meals. Learn how to make make air fryer peppers and onions here!
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Air Fryer Appetizer for Beginners

There are so many simple appetizers that you can bake in the air fryer. Appetizers are great to make because they are always so quick. If you need more inspiration about air fryer appetizers, check out these ideas.

The first appetizer you need to try in your air fryer however is this crazy simple air fryer bacon pineapple appetizer. Yes, this appetizer is just as delicious as it sounds. And, you already know the two ingredients that you need.

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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Air Fryer Pro Tip: Learn how to make bacon in the air fryer. Learn these hacks to know how to make air fryer bacon!

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How Do I Use an Air Fryer?

If you are new to the air fryer, I am sure there are many questions you may have about how to start using the air fryer and how to even cook food in the air fryer. That’s why I’m here!

About Me

Let me introduce myself, my name is Cathy and I’ve been using my air fryer for almost four years now. Back in 2020, I started a YouTube channel to help people like you actually use their air fryer! I now have an awesome community of more than 400k subscribers of new and mastered air fryer cooks! I’ve learned a lot in the past two years alone, so I am excited to continue to grow and support you on your air fryer journey.

If you are new to the air fryer, here are some articles, videos, and other resources I have that really help you start using your air fryer. Check them out! And share any insights or questions you may have in the comment section below.

Air Fryer Buying Guide

If you are wanting to buy an air fryer and are not sure where to start, check out my first buying guide post. Then, be sure to check out my Air Fryer Wars Video Part 1 and Part 2 to watch me use a variety of the top rated air fryers on Amazon.

Air Fryer Quick Start Guide

If you are opening or using your air fryer for the first time, learn what you need to do first.

25 Air Fryer Tips and Tricks

Consider this your all comprehensive Air Fryer 101 guide. These are 25 tips and tricks you don’t want to miss when using your air fryer from start to finish.

The Best Air Fryer Tools and Accessories

Did your air fryer come with an accessory kit or were you told to buy one and not really sure what to do with all of the tools? I share the BEST tools you will want to use with your air fryer as well as tools you don’t actually need.

Download my FREE Temperature Guide

After reading all the tips and tricks, you will want to make sure you snag this FREE temp guide for all your baked goods, meats, poultry, and seafood items that you cook up in the air fryer. Be sure that you also get your own instant read food thermometer!

Learn more on YouTube

I have over a hundred of videos for you to watch on my YouTube channel that will actually help you use your air fryer. You can also learn about some fun foods I bet you didn’t know you could make in the air fryer, as well as some learn things like if you actually need to preheat your air fryer or use air fryer parchment paper. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to learn all about mastering your air fryer!

air fryer beginner recipes

Final Thoughts

Using your air fryer for the first time doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Sure, it is a new appliance so of course there will be some things you need to learn and curves to overcome, but these simple air fryer recipes will help beginners like you succeed!

Share with us in the comments below what recipe you first learned to make in the air fryer!

the best air fryer recipes for beginners

Ingredients: Bacon, Onion, Pepper, Pineapple, Pork, Potatoes, Ranch Seasoning Mix
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Main Dish, Recipe Roundup, Tips, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Categories: Finger Food and Dips, Meat and Poultry, Air Fryer

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