10 Air Fryer Side Dishes That Never Get Old

Air fryer side dish recipes

Get Ready for a Killer List of Air Fryer Sides!

Just get an air fryer or prospecting some recipe ideas before investing in one? You came to the right place! We’re going to share 10 of our favorite air fryer side dishes, and they’re sure to get your mouth watering! There’s a good chance you’ll be rushing to pick up an air fryer of your own after reading this post (that is if you don’t already have one).

PS: If you are looking to buy an air fryer, stick around until the end and check out our Air Fryer Buying Guide. We review 5 of the top air fryers so that you can find the best one for your needs.

Anyway, let’s get to the amazing recipes! Be prepared to see some crispy, flavorful, easy, and semi-healthy sides that will make you fall in love with your air fryer…

1. Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Pile of air fryer chicken tenders on a plate

Although these could definitely be served as a main dish, we couldn’t disclude these delicious Air Fryer Chicken Tenders from this list. This recipe is easy to make, it’s a healthy alternative to traditional fried tenders, and you’ll LOVE the seasoning.

2. Sweet Potato Fries with Avocado Aioli

Plate of sweet potato fries next to avocado dip

These sweet potato fries are pretty amazing. They’re quick and easy to make, paleo-friendly, AND gluten-free. Plus, the fries get nice and crispy in the air fryer and the avocado aioli dip that goes along with them looks really tasty.

3. Pork Stuffing Meatballs

Bowl of pork meatballs

This is another one of the air fryer sides on this list that could easily double as a main dish. Serve them alongside some buttermilk mashed potatoes and you’ve got a feast! These are awesome too because they only take 30 minutes to make.

4. Brussels Sprouts and Potato Hash

Plate of brussels sprouts and potatoes

Ok, if you’re looking for a side dish that can be easily converted into a full breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this one is a winner. For breakfast, top it with a fried egg and some avocado, or top it with some chicken, beef, or fish for lunch or dinner. The options are endless!

5. Fried Pickles

Bowl of fried dill pickles

Like most of the air fryer sides on this list, these fried pickles can also be served as an easy appetizer or snack. And if you’ve never had fried pickles before, you have to try this air fryer version! Dip the crispy fried pickles in your favorite sauce and enjoy the burst of flavor in your mouth.

6. Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls

Chicken egg rolls with dip

These buffalo chicken egg rolls are the perfect super bowl party snack. They’re packed with shredded chicken, carrots, scallions, hot sauce, and blue cheese, and would go great alongside a simple veggie tray.

7. Asparagus Fries

Crispy asparagus fries next to dip

We’ve done grilled asparagus, roasted asparagus, and broiled asparagus, and we’re happy to add these air fried asparagus fries to the rotation! Coated in a flavorful breadcrumb seasoning and ready in less than 15 minutes, there’s not a lot to dislike about this recipe.

8. Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts

Air fryer bacon and brussels sprouts

Even if you don’t typically like Brussel sprouts, it’s worth giving this side dish a try. The Brussels sprouts get nice and crispy in the air fryer, and the addition of bacon and maple syrup adds some great sweetness and flavor!

9. Garlic Knots

Several garlic knots on a plate

For being homemade, these garlic knots surprisingly only take a total of 30 minutes to make! Serve them alongside your favorite homemade pizza recipe for a decked-out family pizza night!

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10. 2 Ingredient Cheese Fries

Person grabbing a super cheesy fry

To end our short but carefully selected list of air fryer side dishes, we’ve chosen a universal favorite: cheese fries. These take only 30 minutes to make and can be topped with all your favorite ingredients, for a flavorful and fun meal. And don’t forget a nice dipping sauce!

For toppings, try adding some green onions, bacon bits, or even some shredded chicken! 

Air fryer with fries in it next to dishes of food

Where to Get an Air Fryer

Taking a peek at these air fryer side dishes before actually buying an air fryer? Smart move! If the side dish ideas above have convinced you an air fryer is worth the investment (trust me, it is), it’s important to do some research before buying!

There are a lot of different air fryers on the market in all different price ranges, so it’s easy to get overwhelmed. To get the most bang for your buck and to find the perfect air fryer to suit your needs, read our Air Fryer Buying Guide.

Air fryer side dishes

Final Thoughts

For those of you that already have an air fryer, I’m sure you’re dying to try out some of these side dish recipes. For those of you that don’t already have an air fryer, well, hurry up and order one! Our Air Fryer Buying Guide that we mentioned above will help you with everything you need to know.

If you’re looking for some main dishes to cook up alongside the ideas above, check out these easy air fryer recipes. OR, if you want to go healthy, check out these 20 Healthy Air Fryer Recipes. We’ve also got some pretty yummy Air Fryer Hamburger Recipes you can check out.

Air fryer sides

Meal Type: Recipe Roundup, Side Dish
Categories: Finger Food and Dips, Air Fryer

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