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50 of the world’s best Air Fryer recipes

Whether you’re thinking about investing in air fryer or you already have the one but don’t know what to cook with it, here are 50 of the best air fryer recipes in the world. You won’t get bored, we promise!

  1. Airfryer Pigs in Blankets

Unless you’re on a very strict diet or you’re vegan, this awesome appetizer will make your day. While you can make pigs in blankets in the oven, nutritionists claim the air fryer version is the healthier one. The ingredient list consists of the two ingredients, though you can experiment with adding some veggies like sweet potato or carrot along with sausages.

Calories: about 560 (per 8 pieces)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 8 minutes

  1. Spanish Frittata With Potato and Chorizo

The recipe has been around the Internet for a long while and still a lot of people have this Spanish version of frittata for breakfast. From the potatoes to the eggs to the chorizo, all the ingredients get the air-fryer treatment without stovetop cooking for maximum convenience without sacrificing the texture and taste.  The recipe is versatile and you can make some food swaps, if needed.

Calories: around 250

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

  1. Breakfast Style Air Fryer Potatoes

If you’re vegan or just embrace Meatless Monday conception, you’ll love this healthy potato meal. Despite the title, you can have the fries for lunch, too. Unlike home fries, which are cooked in a deep ocean of the vegetable oil, air fryer version uses only a few spritzes of the cooking oil spray to reduce the amount of unhealthy fats. The air fryer ensures that you will get crispy and golden-brown potato cubes with little oil.

Calories: 86

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

  1. Eggless Chocolate Chip Muffins

Okay, it seems weird and unusual to use the air fryer rather than an oven when it comes to baking. However, once you dig into this soft, chocolaty muffin, you won’t want to use your oven again. These eggless chocolate chip muffins are lightly sweet, super soft, and only take 8 minutes in your air fryer to make. The recipe is for 6 muffins and that’s pretty enough to satisfy the sweet tooth of each family member.

Calories: about 200

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

  1. Air Fryer Apple Cinnamon Dessert Empanadas

If you’ve ever made empanadas, you know they are typically made with a savory stuffing. But who said we can’t make them with the sweet one? Instead of baking your next apple cinnamon pie this weekend, why not try out these spiced and sweet fruit filling empanadas? With the stewed apples and cinnamon plus the crispy, pastry-like exterior, think of them as of mini apple cinnamon pies. They are fabulously delicious!

Calories: 164

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 18 minutes

  1. Air Baked Molten Lava Cakes

When lava cake is made in an air fryer, you don’t have to be a professional cooker to master this dessert. The next time you or your little ones crave some molten chocolate bliss, grab 5 ingredients and make lava cake in less than 10 minutes. Seriously! This recipe is perfect for busy moms or those on a tight budget. Reduce the amount of sugar in double if you’re concerned about processed sugar consumption.

Calories: 105 per serving

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

  1. Air Fryer Cajun Salmon

If you think it’s impossible to cook a tender and flaky Cajun salmon at home, think again while preheating your air fryer.  You will be astonished by the results. Just be sure you don’t cook your salmon in the air fryer for longer than 10 minutes. Actually, the shorter the cooking time, the better the taste of fish may turn out. If you don’t like salmon, you can opt for tuna instead.

Calories: 218

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 7 minutes

  1. Vegan Air Fryer Blueberry Apple Crumble

Yes, you can make crumbles in the air fryer as well. The fruit filling underneath is blissful, but you know that the perfect buttery crisp is what actually breaks or makes a crumble. The temperamental oven usually breaks it while the air fryer is really great at making crumbles. This gluten-free blueberry apple crumble will give you a delicious fruit bottom with softly browned topping; not to mention how tasty it is.

Calories: 221

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

  1. Air Fryer Orange Tofu

If you love Chinese cuisine but are horribly bad at cooking it, start with this simple air frying orange tofu recipe. Just air fry your favorite piece of tofu and then coat it in a thick and slightly bitter orange sauce. It’s vegetarian- and vegan-friendly, oil-free, gluten-free, which equals a healthy Chinese meal. Plus, it’s amazingly easy to cook at home. If you want to reduce the calorie count of the meal, consider using grapefruit instead of oranges.

Calories: 109

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

  1. Air Fryer Sriracha-Honey Chicken Wings

When cooking chicken wings, we usually use buffalo sauce to spice them up. This recipe suggests you to give your air fried chicken wings an Asian-inspired twist with a savory and sweet Sriracha, soy, and honey coating. The bad news for those who stick to a healthy diet, these chicken wings are overloaded with calories and fats, so make them an occasional treat.

Calories: 303

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

  1. Copycat Taco Bell Crunch Wraps

The fast-food favorites, copycat Taco Bell crunch wraps are highly popular these days. But, are they healthy? Nope. The good news is you can recreate them at home in a lot healthier way. No worries, the taste won’t disappoint you. With cheese, seasoned beef, tomatoes, and sour cream all enveloped inside small flour tortillas and air-fried until deliciously crunchy, these copycat tacos taste almost deliciously similar to the fast-food varieties.

Calories: 450

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 4 minutes

  1. Healthy Fish Finger Sandwich

15 minutes in the air fryer and several spritzes of oil spray are all it takes to make healthy fish finger sandwiches that have a soft and finger-licking flakiness on the inside and a tasty crunch on the outside. Say goodbye to fast food foods because these sandwiches taste as delis as fast food ones but are much healthier. The recipe is versatile, so you can add your own ingredients as well.

Calories: 500

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

  1. Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers

You know you should have at least 5 servings of vegetables per day and you know it’s a true struggle. When you have an air fryer and some veggies in the fridge, you can win the battle. Jalapeño poppers make healthy and vegan-friendly appetizers. The recipe uses dairy-free cream cheese and gluten-free bread crumbs, so even if you aren’t vegan but gluten or lactose intolerant, bite into the creamy cheese filling of these jalapeño poppers. You will love it, for sure!

Calories: 149

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

  1. Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

When you strive to bake the ideal potatoes, this air fryer recipe is probably the best one of all the baking methods. Since the oven baked potatoes usually take an hour or so to cook and the speedy microwave baked potatoes are tasteless, the air-frying method will give you fabulously tender potatoes in less than 30 minutes. You can use both sweet and white potatoes for this recipe.

Calories: 153

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

  1. Air-Fryer French Fries

One of the reasons people buy an air fryer is because they want to make healthy French fries. The recipe is classic, albeit you can use any unconventional flavorings you wish. In case the garlic powder, pepper, and salt combination sounds too boring, feel free to make the funky twists. Be sure you don’t overcook your fries to get an excellent crisp and savory taste. The reduced oil content makes these French fries healthy and even diet-friendly.

Calories: 207

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

  1. Air Fried Shishito Peppers

Keto dieters feast! We’ve got some awesome air fryer recipe for you, too. If you visit Japanese restaurants, you probably often find the shishito peppers fried plain or grilled there. While these are good options, air-frying method means you may get healthier versions with a diversity of add-ins for a funnier taste. The recipe combines a fun fusion of Western and Eastern flavors by topping a generous amount of Asiago cheese with the perfectly charred peppers.

Calories: 63

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

  1. Beetroot Chips

Vegetable chips are all the rage right now because people start realizing how dangerous those store-bought potato chips are. Carrot, kale, and beetroot chips are wholesome and they are plentiful in vitamins and minerals for more energy and better health. You can make any vegetable chips, including beetroot chips, in air fryer in a matter of a few minutes when comparing with the regular oven.

Calories: 55

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

  1. Vegan Breakfast Hash Browns

If you’ve ever fried hash browns, you know all the grease that appears after cooking. While paper towels help to fix this problem, too much oil still gets inside hash browns. When you cook hash browns in the air fryer, you use little to no oils at all. Season with onion or garlic powder and serve with some parsley and you will get a healthy breakfast option in about 15 minutes.

Calories: 127

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

  1. Airfryer Baked Thai Peanut Chicken Egg Rolls

Despite the overwhelming title, this air fryer recipe is easy and quick to make and it’s light and a bit healthy. Most importantly, it takes only 20 minutes to make. These Thai-inspired eggs rolls are perfect for dinner and brunches and are versatile. You can replace chicken with tofu for a vegetarian twist or use any nut sauce if you’re allergic to anything containing peanuts.

Calories: 250

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 8 minutes

  1. Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Vegan recipes have become more creative and a lot tastier, and these buffalo cauliflower proves it. Even though you can make them in the oven or the frying pan, it’s best to choose the air fryer. Not only will it reduce the oil content, but will also speed up the cooking process. The creamy vegan dressing will complete your meal. If cauliflower sounds too boring to you, try tofu instead.

Calories: 201

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

  1. Vegan Bacon Wrapped Mini Breakfast Burritos

Skip the oatmeal today and make these vegan bacon wrapped burritos instead. They are gluten, egg, and dairy free, so are perfect for the whole family – especially if you have several kids with some food allergies or intolerances. You can play with the ingredient list to make your burritos even more delicious, but the original one is fabulous, too. You can make the burritos in the oven but you will need extra 15 minutes for baking.

Calories: 290

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

  1. Air Fryer French Toast Soldiers

The combination of bread and eggs has been classic for decades due to its high protein content. The air fryer French toast soldiers make a healthy breakfast idea and a protein-packed post-workout snack. Again, the advantage of making French toasts in the air fryer is because of reduced oil content. The recipe is simple and can be changed to a vegetarian version if you need.

Calories: 156

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

  1. AirFryer Hard-Boiled Eggs (Onsen Eggs)

Did you know that you could make Onsen eggs in the air fryer? We bet you didn’t. Since many people have hard-boiled eggs for breakfast and wonder if they can do it in the air fryer, we decided to include the little guide in our list. Nutritionists claim that hard-boiled eggs made in the air fryer are healthier than regular one. Whether it’s true or not, when you don’t have the stove – students would understand – having an air fryer can save many cooking situations.

Calories: 78

Prep time: 0 minutes

Cook time: 5 to 10 minutes

  1. Air Fried Crumbed Fish

People with a high risk of cardiovascular diseases are advised to stay away from fried fish due to the fat and oils contents. This air fryer version is healthier and if you reduce the recommended oil amount of the ingredient list, your crumbled fish will be absolutely diet-friendly. The recipe is great for those trying to lose weight and fitness junkies. The high omega 3s in fish will boost your energy level and keep your heart healthy at the same time.

Calories: 300

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes

  1. Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies

Apples are sweet, budget-friendly, and incredibly healthy. If you have trouble eating your apple a day, try this easy and quick air fryer apple hand pies. These pies are especially good for children and their cute shape will help you make your little one eat more fruits. Apart from apples, you can use peaches, apricots, berries, and any other sweet pie filling you or your kids like.

Calories: 161

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 7 to 10 minutes

  1. Super Easy Air Fryer Donuts

When you love donuts but don’t want to eat those store-bought ones, which are loaded with added sugars, you can bake your own at home. You don’t even need to have an oven if you have an air fryer. Perfectly golden on the outside and fluffy and light on the inside, air fryer donuts are mesmerizing and they are oh-so delicious. Sprinkle with cinnamon for a spicy taste or coconut flakes to add some exotic touch.

Calories: 238

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

  1. Air Fryer Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

Save on take outs by making your own chicken fried rice. The recipe is gluten-free and involves little effort and time to make it. The meal is chock full of veggies, providing your body with a host of vitamins and minerals. Skip the chicken and you will get a vegetarian-friendly version. An added bonus: an air fryer cooks rice faster than a slow cooker or an instant pot.

Calories: 329

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

  1. Air Fried Meatloaf

If you love meatloaves, but hate the way they are made, consider trying this air fryer method. It’s less messy, much faster, and fabulously flavorful. Even if you’re new to the cooking world, you can be sure that you’ll manage to make air fried meatloaf with ease. The ingredient list is impressive and can be cut if you’re not a big fan of various sauces. Serve with mashed cauliflower or mashed potatoes.

Calories: 149 per serving

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

  1. Air-Fried Asparagus

Do you like to grill asparagus but don’t like the cleanup after grilling? Let your air fryer do it for you. In fact, air fried asparagus can even taste yummier than the grilled ones. It takes just several minutes to make a healthy side of asparagus. Air fried asparagus is ideal for people on a low carb diet. You can add more herbs for extra flavor if the combination of salt and pepper isn’t enough for you.

Calories: 60

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

  1. Airfryer Fried Ravioli

If you need some quick and filling appetizer or snack the entire family will love, try out this ravioli recipe. Place some marinara sauce on the side for dipping or serve them alone. The air fryer version is lighter, healthier, and easier. The ravioli can be adapted to almost any diet plan – be it a vegan or low crab one. The recipe makes 6 servings –ideal for a big company or family.

Calories: 293 per 6 servings

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

  1. Air Fried Sticky Mushroom Rice

Just in case you need flavorful new diet-friendly side dish and you can’t live a day without mushrooms, this air fryer recipe will save your day. The recipe uses Jasmine rice, but black or red variety will make the dish even healthier. Just keep in mind that they need more time to cook. One of the best things about the recipe is that the author suggests alternatives on the ingredient list.

Calories: 366

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

  1. Air Fryer Roasted Corn

When you have an air fryer in the kitchen, the possibilities are endless. You can even roast corn in it! No matter whether you are going to host a summer or winter party, treat your guests with these air fryer roasted corn and they won’t notice they you didn’t grill it. Roasted corn can also make a great side dish or even a healthy snack – just season it with herbs for extra flavor and taste.

Calories: 104

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

  1. Lemony Green Beans

When you crave a salty thing but you watch your calorie intake, these lemony green beans will satisfy your cravings. The recipe is classic and includes salt and pepper as seasonings, but you can add some herbs like basil or oregano for a spicy twist. You can also serve these slightly tart beans with mashed potato or an air fryer meatloaf for a complete dinner.

Calories: 80

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 to 12 minutes

  1. Garlic and Vermouth Roasted Mushrooms

Low in fat and calories but rich in protein, fiber, and potassium, these air fryer roasted mushrooms make a healthy dinner even without the main dish. Garlic is a natural antibiotic and this adds another benefit to the meal. The recipe features duck fat, you can replace it with 1 tablespoon of olive oil in order to reduce the fat content to minimum. If you don’t like garlic, consider the onion powder instead.

Calories: 92

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

  1. Blueberry Lemon Muffins

The air fryer is now used for making bread and muffins and there’s a reason for it. Unlike oven-baked muffins, air fried one are a lot faster to make and the difference between the two is almost insignificant. You can use any berries you like in these muffins and choose a variety of toppings for them from whipped cream to melted chocolate or s’mores. The recipe is for 12 servings.

Calories: 120

Prep time: 7 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

  1. Air Fryer Parmesan Dusted Garlic Knots

Although these parmesan dusted garlic knots look like you’ve spent at least 2 hours in the kitchen, they take only 14 minutes to make. Apart from being quick and easy to make, the ingredient list won’t hurt your family budget. Have the knots with soups or stews instead of white bread or let your little ones eat them as a midday snack. Kids love cheesy and garlic things, so forget the chips.

Calories: 90 per knot

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 4 minutes

  1. Air Fryer-Banana Bread

We know what you’re thinking, “How is it possible?” Yes, it’s absolutely possible to make favorite banana bread in the air fryer. It takes around 20 minutes to make so if you’re an earlier riser why not make banana bread to wow your family in the morning. No special baking skills are required! All you need is the necessary ingredients, a blender, and an air fryer. No kneading, no mess!

Calories: 176 calories per slice

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

  1. AirBaked Buttery Dinner Rolls

Who wants to eat plain dinner rolls when you can enjoy warm, golden brown, buttered, tender, soft, and simply luxurious dinner rolls? They’re made from scratch and are more quality-tasting bread-like rolls. You can bake them in the oven, but when you’re in a rush, an air fryer will help you save time. The key is to make great dough and the fryer will do the rest of the job.

Calories: 227

Prep time: 40 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

  1. Airfryer Chocolate Cake

Chocolate junkies, you need to invest in air fryer as well. There are plenty of chocolate recipes to try in an air fryer, but this chocolate cake is all time favorite to die for. The next time you crave chocolate, sink your teeth into a piece of this brilliantly yummy chocolate cake. Your mood swings will disappear in a jiff.

Calories: 371

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

  1. Air Fryer Baked Apple

Filled with chopped walnuts and raisins, baked apples have been a beloved dessert for centuries. The air fryer version is easier to make so you’ll want to make baked apples over and over again. You can try different fillings, though. It might be mixed nuts or dried fruit. If you watch your calorie intake, you can skip the filling and use only apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg for a skinny dessert idea.

Calories: 139

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

  1. Air Fryer Zucchini Parmesan Chips

Not exactly the chips, but still it’s an amazingly crispy snack to enjoy any time of the day. Zucchini parmesan chips are often fried in the oven or the pan and contain a lot of grease, but as you already know an air fryer helps to reduce the oil use. Thus, this version is much healthier than the fried one. If you don’t have zucchini right now, you can use eggplant.

Calories: 103

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

  1. Air Fryer Banana Chips

When your children crave sugary foods, it’s hard to beat their cravings. However, banana chips have been shown to cope with this problem. Unless your child dislikes bananas, you will never go wrong with these chips. Banana chips also make a healthy office snack, so be sure to pack some for yourself today. Since the chips can be store for up to 3 days, make them in bulk to ensure you always have a sweet and healthy snack handy.

Calories: 50

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

  1. Coconut Shrimp with Spicy Marmalade Sauce

This one has a unique taste and may not be for people who can’t tolerate the spicy foods. When choosing between regular frying and air frying, the last one will eliminate unhealthy fats and make your coconut shrimp crispier on the outside and softer and tender on the inside. The spicy marmalade sauce will jazz up your appetizer and make it taste more unusual.

Calories: 147 per shrimp

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

  1. Italian Cauliflower Rice Balls

Also known as Arancini, these cauliflower rice balls are loaded with nutrients, albeit Italian chicken sausage link that the recipe features isn’t that healthy. If you enjoy being creative in the kitchen, you can use this recipe as your start point and create tons of other, similar ones that will be in tune with your eating plan. The recipe makes 6 balls, which equal 2 servings.

Calories: 257 per serving

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

  1. Portobello Mushroom Pizzas with Hummus

Portobello mushrooms are a rich source of magnesium, vitamin B6, iron, vitamin C, vitamin D, protein, and fiber. If your diet plan does allow you to eat a regular pizza, these super healthy portobello mushroom pizzas will curb your constant pizza cravings. After all, who doesn’t want pizza? Feel free to play with the toppings to make your vegan pizzas more exciting. The recipe is also gluten-free.

Calories: 70

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

  1. Avocado Egg Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce

Despite being a vegetarian-friendly recipe, even an avid meat lover will like to have these avocado egg rolls for breakfast or lunch. It’s also a wholesome post-workout snack due to the amounts of healthy fats, antioxidants, and quality protein. You can serve the rolls with any tasty dipping sauce you or your family like. These egg rolls are high in calories though, and take about an hour to make.

Calories: 491

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

  1. Air Fried Green Tomatoes

As soon as researchers have discovered the anticancer properties of green tomatoes, people start looking for new ways to add them to their diets. When you have an air fryer and green tomatoes in the fridge, you don’t need to rack your brain. If you have trouble finding green potatoes, try the red ones. They might turn out to be as delis as the air fried green tomatoes.

Calories: 54

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

  1. Air Fryer Popcorn Tofu

This popcorn tofu doesn’t taste as fried, but it’s still tasty and crispy. When you get bored of regular popcorn, this tofu version will make a huge difference when your next movie night or game day comes. Don’t worry, if you fail to make popcorn tofu in the air fryer. The recipe requires some effort. The result is worth it, though. There’s no oil used in the recipe, making it a super healthy snack.

Calories: 261 per 4 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes

  1. Air Fryer Blooming Onion With Dipping Sauce

The whole recipe idea is incredible, but be careful with the dipping sauce though. It consists of mayonnaise and sour cream, which both are considered unhealthy. If you can make your own mayo, it’d be the best option. Any other dipping sauce, including hummus, can go perfectly well with this healthy blooming onion. Try to find as big onion as you can to make your meal even more beautiful.

Calories: 800 to 1954 calories with dipping sauce

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 20 to 25 minutes

  1. Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Tots

Made of only 5 ingredients, these sweet potato tots make a low calorie snack to eat on the go. They are ideal for children and dieters and can even make a great main dish to eat with a salad. The tots are high in protein and fiber, giving you more energy to tackle the tasks in the afternoon. As usual, you can add your favorite spices or herbs to make them taste yummier.

Calories: 26

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes

Now that you’ve got all the 50 best air fryer recipes, what are you waiting for? Choose one and give it a whirl right now!

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