14 Easy Air Fryer Recipes That Will Make You Want An Air Fryer

What is an air fryer anyway? An air fryer is a small kitchen appliance that fries your food using a little oil and air! It’s a healthier option to all your favorite deep-fried foods.

About a year ago I finally got my Air Fryer (I used this Air Fryer buying guide to help me find the right one), and I haven’t been able to stop using it since. My three favorite things about my Air Fryer are-

1. I can cook faster. There is no preheating needed.
2. It doesn’t heat up my kitchen like my oven does.
3. I love how good things taste. Baking and cooking has become effortless! My favorite treats in the air fryer are air fryer donuts and air fryer cookies.

In fact, I’m showing my favorite Air Fryer Recipes on YouTube!

And here is a compiled list of my 14 favorite, tried and true air fryer meal recipes that our entire family loves.

Continue reading to see some of the most delicious looking air fryer meals you’ve ever seen. But be warned, if you don’t already have one, you’ll probably want an air fryer for yourself by the end of this post.

14 Easy Air Fryer Meals

1. Air Fryer Salmon

Air Fryer Salmon with Honey Mustard

I’m not the biggest fan of seafood, but I do love salmon. You’ll never cook salmon any other way once you’ve made salmon in the air fryer using this recipe! I teach you how long to cook salmon in the air fryer too!

2. Air Fryer Pizza

Air Fryers are great because you can make personalized meals like this margherita pizza. Get your fresh basil and mozzarella and get cooking! You can use this same process to make any type of Air Fryer pizza! (I also show FIVE different ways to make Air Fryer pizza in my YouTube video)

3. Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

People often wonder, can you cook corn on the cob in the air fryer? The answer? YES! I love to make corn on the cob in the air fryer in just 10 minutes! Corn on the cob makes a great addition to any summer dinner.

4. Homemade Pizza Bagel Bites in the Air Fryer

Pizza bagel bites in the Air Fryer is SOO easy and YUMMY! It’s another great way to use your Air Fryer to make pizza. Each child can add whatever toppings they love and enjoy a delicious and easy air fryer dinner.

5. Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

These air fryer chicken thighs are my number one favorite go-to dinner in the Air Fryer. All you need are chicken thighs, 6 spices, and 20 minutes. The meat turns out so soft and is perfect for chicken street tacos. You will LOVE this way to prepare chicken thighs in the air fryer!

6. Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

My love for chicken strips runs deep, really deep. So naturally I love these chicken tenders in the air fryer! You can have juicy, amazing, and a little spicy chicken strips in minutes. Ah… soooo good!

We’re just over halfway through these amazing air fryer recipes so if you want to make a quick detour and check out our air fryer buying guide, I won’t blame you… in fact, I will join you.

7. Korean Fried Cauliflower in the Air Fryer

Air Fryer Cauliflower is yummy, but you’ve got to try this zesty version called Air Fryer Korean Cauliflower. It’s the perfect air fryer appetizer recipe!

8. Air Fryer French Fries

If you still haven’t ordered your Air Fryer yet, you really should. Look at these air fryer french fries that you can eat all the time. On YouTube, I show you how to make frozen french fries in the air fryer. But this recipe uses FRESH potatoes to make homemade air fryer french fries! It is so easy and has such great health benefits.

9. Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Bacon 

I know brussels sprouts can be tricky, not everyone loves them. But once you try these brussels sprouts in the air fryer, you’ll be hooked!

10. Air Fryer Baked Potato

Our family LOVES to make this baked potato in the air fryer, you save some time because you don’t have to preheat your oven. AND baked potatoes in the air fryer hit this new level of moist baked potatoes. Mmmm, so easy and so good. We love to eat our Air Fryer potatoes with these yummy chicken skewers.

11. Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella sticks air fryer meals

You know what is the greatest about all these air fryer recipes? It’s that they are all fried, healthy, and easy! These delicious mozzarella sticks will make such a great snack for you and the kids or as a side to your dinner.

12. Air Fryer Chips

Oil free air fryer ideas: chips

This air fryer chips recipe is another one I love because they make another healthy and easy snack or side. These chips would taste great with this homemade jalapeno dip!

13. Chicken Parmesan

Your next go-to family meal is this beautiful, crunchy, and flavor-packed chicken parmesan made right in your air fryer!

This delicious and healthy chicken Parmesan is a perfect air fryer dinner for the fam for busy nights.

14. Shrimp Scampi

Try this healthy, keto shrimp scampi in your air fryer for a wonderful air fryer meal in just 15 minutes. Your shrimp lovers and non-lovers will love this one.

Final Thoughts

Once you get an air fryer, let me know which recipe is your favorite. And if you already have an air fryer, let us know what you think of your air fryer and these recipes!

P.S. Remember to check out our air fryer buying guide! We’ve reviewed some of the top air fryers to help you find the perfect one for you!


Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish, Recipe Roundup, Summer
Categories: Healthy, Meat and Poultry, Air Fryer

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