This list of easy air fryer recipes is what you need to get cooking! Put your air fryer to work with this list of things to make in the air fryer – chicken, fish, steak, fries, appetizers, and more!
The best air fryer recipes list
We recently purchased an air fryer and it has been such a great little cooking vessel! There are times that I love to cook a big meal, but many others where I simply don’t have the time or don’t really feel up to it. I love a good, easy recipe that takes little prep and cook time and tastes great.
I love a good, quick recipe and I can’t wait to try cooking my BBQ chicken potato skins this way. The air fryer makes this possible, and we are so excited to finally have one! I grabbed one for my sister as a gift and she can’t wait to get started with it.
I own a Bella 2-qt. air fryer that I got from Macy’s. I don’t see it available anymore, but you can get a similar one on Amazon here. Honestly, I wish I had gotten a larger air fryer so that I could cook more food at once. I have seen some of the dual basket air fryers and they look like so much fun!
What can you cook in an air fryer?
I think the better question is, “what CAN’T you cook in the air fryer?” You can make almost anything you want to cook, as long as it fits the size of your air fryer. Make chicken, shrimp, vegetables, salmon, steak, potatoes, and even desserts! The opportunities are endless.
45 Easy Air Fryer Recipes – The Ultimate List
We were in search of ideas for recipes for the air fryer and have put together the ULTIMATE list of things to make in your air fryer. These are some of the best recipes for the air fryer, so save this post to your browser so you can come back here easily to access these recipes at any time.
Air fryer chicken recipes
1. Air fryer chicken wings – Recipes for Men
This easy Nuwave air Fryer Chicken Wings recipe will help you get the best results from your air fryer.
2. Air fryer chicken fajitas – Little Sunny Kitchen
Super easy and flavorful chicken fajitas made quickly in the Air Fryer! The chicken is succulent and bursting with flavor and the peppers and onions are crunchy and delicious. A great dinner for busy mid-week nights!
4. Air fryer gluten-free popcorn chicken – Sunshine and Strength
This air fryer popcorn chicken recipe is gluten-free, kid-friendly, and is a healthier, crispy version of your fast-food favorite.
5. Air fryer sweet chili chicken wings – Erhardts Eat
Mmmm crispy sweet chili chicken wings sound amazing. Chicken is one of our favorite things to make in the air fryer, so we’re definitely trying this one!
3. Air fryer honey soy chicken thighs – Everyday Family Cooking
These chicken thighs are marinated in a quick honey soy sauce and cooked to perfection.
6. Air fryer chicken parmesan recipe – Julie’s Eats and Treats
Bread up those chicken breasts because this is one of the best easy air fryer recipes! Chicken parmesan is delicious, so make it a healthier way in the air fryer.
Air fryer fries and potatoes
7. Air fryer sweet potato wedges – Cook It Real Good
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges are the perfect snack or side dish that’s so quick and easy to prepare!
8. Air fryer hashbrowns recipe – The Spruce Eats
These hashbrowns get nice and crispy in the air fryer with very little oil. Make these for your next breakfast dish.
9. Air fryer French fries – Nourish Plate
These Air Fryer French Fries are easy and quick to make! They are delicious, crispy, and low in calories.
10. Air fryer roasted potatoes – Skinny Comfort
Potatoes are the perfect side dish to almost any meal so we know this crispy air fryer potato recipe will not disappoint!
11. Air fryer mashed potatoes – Fork to Spoon
Mashed potatoes are such a staple food that we make so often that it is awesome we can make them in the air fryer! This makes a great easy to make side dish for so many recipes.
12. Air fryer baked potato recipe – Jersey Girl Cooks
This air fryer baked potatoes recipe is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside plus the seasoned sour cream makes this baked potato recipe extra delicious!
Air fryer salmon, shrimp, fish
13. Air fried fish and chips – Spend with Pennies
These crispy fish fillets are lightly battered and air-fried with fresh fries for an easy meal made in the air-fryer!
14. Honey Sriracha air fryer salmon – Cooked by Julie
This air fryer salmon recipe uses a honey sriracha sauce that looks amazing!
15. Sesame Garlic Air Fryer Salmon Bites – The Roasted Root
These air fryer salmon bites with garlic honey butter are easy and delicious, and super quick to make in the air fryer!
16. Air fryer scallops – Eating Well
This air fryer seafood recipe uses a lemon-herb sauce to make these scallops tender and scrumptious.
17. Salt & pepper air fryer calamari – Simplify Create Inspire
Enjoy crispy salt and pepper calamari at home with this simple and quick seafood recipe.
18. Crispy air-fried shrimp – The Typical Mom
This breaded and fried shrimp recipe is easy to make in the air fryer. These have lots of flavor and are ready in just a few minutes with no deep-frying needed!
19. Air fryer white fish – Best Recipe Box
This white fish recipe is easy to make in your air fryer. Simply season the fish to your liking and add sides for a complete healthy air air-fried meal!
Beef and steak in the air fryer
20. Air fryer beef and broccoli – Berry Maple
This is a healthier version of the popular Asian-inspired beef and broccoli air fryer recipe.
21. Air fryer pot roast recipe – Bitz & Giggles
This pot roast recipe made in the air fryer is great because it takes just a few ingredients and 30 minutes for a complete meal.
22. Air fryer rib-eye steak with blue cheese butter – This Old Gal
Make Air Fryer Rib Eye Steak with Blue Cheese Butter with my perfected method for a melt-in-your-mouth perfectly cooked rare steak.
23. Ground beef Wellington in the air fryer – Taste of Home
This air fryer Wellington replaces filet mignon with ground beef for an easy and delicious dinner recipe made in the air fryer!
24. Easy air fryer hamburgers – Recipes From A Pantry
These juicy Air Fryer Hamburgers are quick and easy to prepare with simple ingredients. Loved by the whole family, they can be customized with various toppings for an anytime meal.
25. 7-minute air fryer meatballs – Cook Fast Eat Well
If you need a quick meatball recipe, this one is perfect! Prep your meatballs for an easy air fryer recipe, just 7 minutes of cook time!
Fruit & veggie air fryer recipes
26. Air fryer squash with kale salad – Zardy Plants
Fast and delicious, this easy Air Fryer Squash is great for topping salads, eating alongside your favorite meal, or even just a snack!
27. Air fryer apple wedges – Everyday Family Cooking
Apples are cut into wedges and covered in graham crackers for this fun air fryer snack!
28. Air fryer Brussels sprouts – Savory Experiments
These crispy air fried Brussels sprouts
29. Garlic parmesan air fryer broccoli – Keto Cooking Wins
Jazz up any dinner with this super simple and delicious Broccoli with Parmesan and garlic made in your air fryer!
30. Air fryer plantains – Homebody Eats
Air fryer plantains are a sweet & simple side dish that pairs perfectly with your morning eggs, South American-inspired dinner, or even eaten alone! They crisp up perfectly in an air fryer and come together in under 20 minutes.
31. Air fryer buffalo cauliflower recipe – Food N Service
This cauliflower recipe in the air fryer is easy to make and is a pretty good-for-you snack to try.
32. Air fryer kale chips – Piping Pot Curry
Homemade crispy kale chips are a delicious, healthy, low-calorie snack that can be made in less than 20 minutes. Roasting kale chips in the air fryer is so easy and keeps crispy for days!
Air fryer appetizers
33. Easy air fried pickles recipe – Savor and Savvy
These Air Fryer Pickles are so easy that you don’t need to drain them on paper towels as a lot of recipes call for. Drop them in the coating, place them in the air fryer, spray them with a dash of oil, and they come out crunchy, crispy, and so delicious!
34. Air fryer bacon-wrapped smokies – Home Fresh Ideas
Of all of the easy air fryer recipes, this one needs just 3 ingredients and a few minutes and you will end up with delicious bacon-wrapped smokies every time!
35. Mozzarella cheese sticks in the air fryer – Saving Dollars and Sense
This easy appetizer air fryer recipe uses string cheese sticks to make this simple recipe.
36. Candied cashews and pecans in the air fryer – Simple Fresh N Yum
Cashews and Pecans tossed in cinnamon sugar & egg white mixture and roasted until crunchy to make this dangerously addictive candied cashews and pecans.
37. Air fryer pizza rolls – Fresh Simple Home
These air fryer pizza rolls are a great lunch or snack idea for the whole family! With all of the time we have spent together over the past few months, these pizza bites were a fun appetizer idea.
38. Air fryer mini ravioli recipe – Walking on Sunshine Recipes
This mini cheese ravioli appetizer is air fried, served with your favorite marinara sauce, and is ready in 15 minutes!
39. Air fryer pork carnitas empanadas – Courtney’s Sweets
These empanadas are made in the air fryer with shredded pork, onion, and cilantro for a crispy appetizer!
Air fryer desserts
40. Air fryer Oreos recipe – Well If She Can Do It
This easy air fryer dessert recipe makes Oreos just like the state fair and takes just 3 ingredients!
41. Air fryer apple hand pies recipe – Ottawa Mommy Club
This super easy air fryer apple hand pies recipe makes for the perfect last-minute snack!
42. Air fryer toasted coconut and lime donuts – Emily Fabulous
These air fryer toasted coconut-lime donuts are made with canned biscuits and a quick coconut lime glaze.
43. Easy vegan air fryer cinnamon rolls – Rescue Dog Kitchen
Ever tried baking in your air fryer? This quick and easy air fryer recipe is the perfect dessert to make.
44. Cinnamon sugar air fryer biscuit donuts – Erhardts Eat
Turn traditional biscuits into cinnamon sugar donuts in 10 minutes with this easy air fryer recipe!
45. Air fryer pop tarts recipe – Well If She Can Do It
Start your morning off with your new favorite breakfast or enjoy these for dessert – homemade pop tarts made in the air fryer!