How to Make Sheet Pan Dinners for the Air Fryer
Healthy Air Fryer Sheet Pan Dinners
Today I am so excited to share with you how you can make a “sheet pan” dinner in your air fryer! Keep reading to learn a couple of helpful tips for when you are cooking sheet pan dinners in the air fryer.
Then, see a few of my favorite sheet pan or one-pot dinners that you can whip up in the air fryer.
You can also make these recipes with me in this YouTube video!
Can you cook an entire dinner in the air fryer?
A common concern about the air fryer is that you can’t actually make a full, complete dinner with it.
Well, if you’ve been to Fabulessly Frugal before or seen my YouTube channel, then you know that is far from true! My goal is to show you what you can actually do with your air fryer!
The air fryer is perfect for making anything from appetizers to complete dinners for a smaller crowd. Not to mention in a lot less time than you might think!
What is a sheet pan dinner?
The air fryer is a great kitchen tool that you can use to make tasty, full, and filling dinners. I like to call these sheet pan dinners.
So, what exactly is a sheet pan dinner? A sheet pan dinner is a dinner that is complete and filling. Normally, they are packed with a hearty protein and a healthy side (like vegetables) that you can cook all in one!
It is called a sheet pan dinner because you normally cook the entire meal on a cookie sheet in the oven. But, because we are learning to use our air fryer, I have made a complete list of dinners that you can cook entirely in your air fryer!
Make sure to save this one so you can find them all in one place and have them ready when you need them.
How to change oven recipes for the air fryer?
Did you know you can adapt almost any sheet pan dinner for the air fryer? This is just one of the many reasons why I love to use my air fryer. Normally, you cook these recipes in the oven, but converting recipes for the oven is actually so easy.
2 tips for converting recipes for the air fryer
I like to keep adapting recipes for the air fryer simple. There are two things to keep in mind when you convert oven recipes for the air fryer.
You can watch my complete guide to converting recipes for the air fryer in this video or you can read it here.
Tip #1: Drop the temperature by 10-25 degrees
I like to start by dropping the temperature by 10-25 degrees as it is written in the oven recipe instructions.
For example, if I am cooking a recipe that calls to cook something at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, I will cook it in my air fryer at 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
Tip #2: Cut the baking time in half
After lowering the temperature by 10-25 degrees, I then cut the baking time for the oven in half.
For example, if a chicken recipe says to cook it in the oven for 20 minutes, I will cook it in air fryer for 10 minutes.
Then, I use my instant read thermometer to gauge whether or not my food is done cooking. I will then add more time as needed until my food comes to temperature.
Remember, you can always add time, but you can’t take time away. So it is better start out with less and add more time as you need it.
In the example of the chicken recipe, my chicken will be done cooking once it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F or 75 degrees C.
If, after cooking for 10 minutes, my chicken is not done, I will cook it in the air fryer for an additional 2-3 minutes (depending on how close it is to doneness).
Air Fryer Pro Tip: Get an instant read food thermometer.
If you have not already invested in a good instant read food thermometer, you need to get one if you want to see success in the kitchen.
Pair your instant read thermometer with this free internal temperature guide to get ultimate results and be a boss in the kitchen!
Air Fryer Sheet Pan Dinners that are Easy and Tasty!
Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies for the Air Fryer or Oven
Quick and Easy Stuffed Peppers in the Air Fryer
Healthy Air Fryer Chicken and Veggies
Air Fryer Zucchini Boats
Lemon Parmesan Chicken and Zucchini
Steak Hash in the Air Fryer
Easy Cheeseburger Sliders
Teriyaki Cod and Cauliflower Rice Dinner
Meatloaf Dinner for 1
Meatball, Potato, Bell Pepper, and Onion Bake
Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken Dinner Recipe
Chicken, Cabbage, and Apples Sheet Pan Dinner
Sweet Potato Hash
All in One Air Fryer Feta Penne Pasta
4 Ingredient Stuffed Sweet Potato
Air Fryer Juicy Roast Beef and Tender Vegetables
Air Fryer Pesto Chicken Stuffed Peppers (5 Ingredient Recipe)
Air Fryer Shrimp Scampi (Without Wine)
Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner with Mango (Air Fryer Instructions)
Poppy Seed Ham & Cheese Sliders in the Air Fryer
Poor Man's Lasagna Recipe
Sausage, Eggs, and Hash Browns in the Air Fryer - All in One Air Fryer Breakfast
Air Fryer Paprika Chicken with Fries
Air Fryer Salmon, Potatoes, and Brussels Sprouts Bake Dinner Recipe
Air Fryer Ranch Chicken and Veggies
Air Fryer Teriyaki Chicken Dinner (5 Ingredients)
Tasty Air Fryer Chicken and Veggies with Balsamic Marinade
Air Fryer Chicken Curry
Sheet pan dinners in the air fryer are such a quick and simple way to get a complete dinner on the table and fast! Share with us in the comments below what your favorite sheet pan dinner is!
More easy sheet pan dinners
- Air Fryer Roasted Chicken Sausage and Veggies
- Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts Apple Pecan Salad
- Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Fresh Vegetarian Air Fryer Ratatouille Gnocchi
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