Food & Drink

60 Air Fryer Recipes That Will Make Your Life So Much Better

Of all of the relationships in my life, my romance with my air fryer has been the most lovely surprise of my existence. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t love at first sight. When I first heard of the gadget, I had many questions. What can an air fryer do that a traditional oven or deep fryer can’t? Is it worth the hype? Do I really need another kitchen tool that’ll sit sadly underneath my sink snuggled between unused dish sponges and artificially scented trash bags?

I flirted with the idea of adding an air fryer to my kitchen collection for an entire year. After one trip around the sun, months of quarantine, and many regretful attempts at making less-than-crisp cauliflower bites in the oven, I stopped playing hard to get, leaned into love, and found my air fryer to be one of the best additions to my kitchen of all time, ever. What’s not to love? If upping your mealtime crisp factor doesn’t fully sell you, the quick preheat time, ability to use less oil, and easy cleanup most certainly will. It was a long time coming, but I can finally declare that I’m a skeptic turned superfan.

Now that I’m in a committed relationship with my air fryer, I’m zoned in on using it as much as humanly possible. My New Year’s resolution? Making the most of my air fryer and whipping up as many of these 60 delicious recipes as I can.



Air Fryer Entrees


1. Sour Cream and Onion Chicken


2. Orange-Flavored Tofu


3. Sticky Sesame Cauliflower


4. Vegan Arancini Fried Rice Balls


5. Salmon with Maple Soy Glaze

Source: Skinnytaste


6. Toasted Ravioli


7. Buffalo Cauliflower Wings


8. Skinnytaste Chicken Nuggets

Source: Skinnytaste


9. Chicken Parmesan


10. Maple Dijon Salmon


11. Fried Chicken Sandwiches


12. Southwest Shrimp


13. Chicken Breast


14. Steak with Herb Butter

Source: 40 Aprons


15. Honey Garlic Tofu


16. Hard-Boiled Eggs

Source: 40 Aprons


17. Rice Crumb Meatballs


18. Ginger Soy Chicken


19. Honey Balsamic Chicken Thighs


20. General Tso’s Cauliflower Bites


21. Shrimp Avocado Egg Rolls


22. Bagel Bites


23. Beef Kabobs


24. Fish Sticks


25. Basil Parmesan Salmon

Source: Skinnytaste


26. Chicken Taquitos


27. Caprese Stuffed Chicken


28. Personal Pizzas


29. Stuffed Baby Artichokes


30. Cheeseburgers


31. 3-Ingredient Bagels


32. Chicken and Veggies


33. Cheesy Jalapeno Popper Chicken

Source: Skinnytaste


34. Chicken Fajitas


35. Salmon Patties


36. Firecracker Chicken


37. Falafel


38. Tofu Veggie Stir-Fry


39. Buffalo Turkey Meatballs


40. Pesto Prosciutto Egg Wraps


41. Tuna Patties


42. Coconut Shrimp


43. French Toast Sticks


44. Fish Tacos



Air Fryer Sides


45. Bang Bang Broccoli


46. Zucchini Fries


47. Crispy Potatoes

Source: 40 Aprons


48. Gourmet French Fries

Source: Detoxinista


49. Sweet Potato Cauliflower Patties


50. Baked Potatoes


51. Perfectly Crispy Bacon

Source: 40 Aprons


52. Zucchini Chips


53. Everything Bagel Sweet Potato Fries


54. Mozzarella Sticks


55. Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts


56. Baked Sweet Potato


57. Fried Jalapeno Slices

Source: Savory Tooth


58. Lemon Parmesan Asparagus


59. Garlic Green Beans


60. Air Fryer Tostones

Source: Skinny Taste