My Family’s Top 30 Air Fryer Recipes That Everyone Actually Loves
What’s For Dinner? My Kids’ Answers to That Question
My kids started school last week, and the busyness is just beginning. Because of this, I love to meal prep quick and easy meals with this app, Prepear. There are so many reasons I love Prepear, one being that I can meal plan and grocery shop in 30 minutes. You can learn more reasons why I love Prepear in this YouTube video.
So, today, to help inspire you to know what to make for dinner and beat the busy schedule, I am sharing our family’s top 30 and personal favorite air fryer recipes.
These recipes are divided into dinner meals, sides/snacks, and desserts. The meals are perfect for on-the-go busy nights and loved by everyone. The sides/snacks are not only crowd pleasers, but also so easy to make in the air fryer. And the desserts, well, we love them more than anything.
Not only are these recipes 100% kid approved (even by the picky eaters), but they are also 100% mom approved because they are quick, easy, and simple to make; the best recipes for busy weeknights!
My Family’s 17 Most Loved Air Fryer Dinner Recipes:
You can watch me make these 17 air fryer recipes in this YouTube video. Check it out!
This air fryer meal is our number one favorite because it is so darn flavorful, juicy, and unlike anything we’ve had before. You will love this simple Hawaiian chicken in the air fryer because it is an easy meal you can prepare and freeze before hand, making it the perfect and most delicious dinner for busy nights!
Air fryer cheeseburger egg rolls are my personal favorite air fryer meal because it is so stinkin’ easy to make. You only need 5 ingredients and less than 30 minutes to whip together this tasty and filling meal in your air fryer!
We love eating air fryer hamburgers because it tastes like its fresh off the grill but its actually from the air fryer. That means its less work for me and I can grill hamburgers anytime of the year!
These air fryer chicken tenders are our favorite because they are one of the first air fryer recipes we had tried together as a family. Whenever I am unsure about what to make, I throw together these flavorful and easy chicken strips in the air fryer because I know it will be a hit.
We also love this crazy easy and delicious air fryer popcorn chicken recipe. It’s a great, healthier option than takeout because you don’t need any oil to whip these babies up!
We love chicken in our home, and this balsamic chicken and veggies recipe is no exception. This is one of the best meals you can make in the air fryer because its filling, flavorful, and fun! We gobble this recipe right up!
This air fryer pepperoni Stromboli is perfect for those nights when you don’t want to think about dinner at all. It is easy to throw together and the kids will eat it in no time! We also love this recipe for lunch on Saturday afternoons!
Yep, sometimes we have breakfast for dinner. Or, sometimes we enjoy these air fryer French toast sticks on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Whenever we eat them, all my kids agreed that this air fryer recipe is one of the best! Plus, its so easy that my kids can make it on their own!
This recipe is one of our favorites because it is so tasty for such simple and easy ingredients. You will love this Sausage, Potato, and Onion recipe because it is an entire, filling meal right in your air fryer!
This delicious and incredibly flavorful air fryer sweet potato stuffed BBQ chicken is as good as it sounds. I love this recipe because I can prep the sweet potatoes ahead of time, then throw the rest of the ingredients together in minutes! Plus, its totally adaptable for each child!
Our family loves quality BBQ. I was skeptical at first when I heard that you can make steak in the air fryer. But let me tell you, this air fryer recipe is juicy and so good. You can get perfect steak every time in the air fryer.
We love this air fryer chicken thighs recipe because it is another one of the first recipes we tried. It’s packed with tasty flavor and versatile to use. Make chicken tacos, eat as is, or add to a salad: the options are endless!
To be honest, we aren’t big fish lovers in our home. But this honey mustard salmon is one of our favorites because it is just that good. Plus, you only need 4 ingredients.
This meatloaf recipe is not only so good that all my picky-eaters LOVE it, but it’s also so fast in the air fryer.
I love to prepare the ingredients for this taco foldover quesadilla. Then, my kids can make their own whenever they want throughout the week for a quick and simple after school snack.
The Best Snacks & Sides to Make in the Air Fryer
Want to beef up your meal a little bit? Then whip up a side in the air fryer. I love using my air fryer to make sides because I can do it in minutes. I especially love making frozen foods in the air fryer because it can be done in less than 10 minutes!
There are so many amazing sides you can make in the air fryer, but today I’m sharing the top 5 sides and snacks we make the most in the air fryer!
Baked potatoes in the air fryer is one of my favorites because the outside skin is so crispy and the inside is perfectly soft. Plus, it’s a little quicker than making in the oven!
Need a quick and simple snack idea? This chicken wings recipe in the air fryer is our go-to on game days or evenings that my house is packed with teenaged boys!
Frozen vegetables in the air fryer is so incredibly easy. Air fryer broccoli is one of the best! It’s quick, easy, and so tasty!
Broccoli in the Air Fryer (from Frozen)
- 1, 12oz bag frozen broccoli
- oil of your choice (avocado oil works great for this recipe)
- salt and pepper (to taste)
My kids adore air fryer pizza bagels because they can personalize each one and make it in minutes! Ever since I made pizza bagels in the air fryer, I always have mini bagels and pizza toppings on-hand. It’s the perfect quick snack for the kids.
We Are Also Big Fans of Dessert
Don’t get me wrong, there usually isn’t time for dessert on busy weeknights (or is there? 🤔). However, during the weekend, we love to enjoy these absolutely delicious and wonderful air fryer desserts. It was hard to pick just a few favorites, but here are our top 8 air fryer desserts!
These easy air fryer recipes will give you the inspiration and motivation to actually make dinner during the busy weeknights. I hope your family enjoys these meals and desserts as much as ours does. I would love to hear what your go-to dinners are in your family! What air fryer recipe do you think my family needs to try?
Here are a few more kid friendly air fryer recipes that I think you will enjoy!
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- Crispy and Delicious Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan- Ready in 20 minutes!
- Quick and Easy Stuffed Peppers in the Air Fryer
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