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Air Fryer Recipes

The air fryer is your best friend when it comes to crispy, crunchy, golden foods without the fuss of deep-frying. Extra-crispy French fries? Perfect “fried” chicken? Even mozzarella sticks?! The air fryer can do it all.

Recent Air Fryer Recipes & Ideas

  • Air Fryer Crispy Cauliflower

    17 min

    Healthy, Vegetarian

    Crispy cauliflower for the win, thanks to your air fryer! Make the cauliflower even tastier and crispier with spices, a little egg, and a light coating of breadcrumbs. Perfect as an appetizer or a side dish.

  • Sara Bir

    Air Fryer Chicken Wings

    Wings and your air fryer are a match made in heaven! Fast, crispy, no big mess—what’s not to love? Pair this air fryer chicken wing recipe with gochujang sauce and toasted sesame mayonnaise, and you’ve just entered chicken-wing utopia!

  • Marta Rivera

    Air Fryer Tostones

    Salty, crispy tostones get an update in the air fryer! Skip the greasy pan-fried method, and instead, toss them in a little oil and double “fry” them in your air fryer. Serve them with a simple, but tasty mayo ketchup sauce.

  • Sara Bir

    How To Use an Air Fryer: A First-Timer’s Guide

    New to air frying? We’ll walk you through everything you need to know—from how it works, to the best foods to cook in an air fryer, how to clean an air fryer, and other helpful tips for getting the most out of your air fryer!

  • Nick Evans

    Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Figs

    Looking for a fantastic holiday party appetizer that everyone will love? Try these Bacon-Wrapped Figs, cooked in an air fryer. Easy to make and totally delicious.

  • Nick Evans

    Air Fryer Avocado Fries

    Perfectly crispy on the outside with a creamy inside, these Air Fryer Avocado Fries are terrific served alongside a simple spicy ranch dip.

  • Nick Evans

    Air Fryer Crab Rangoon

    These Air Fryer Crab Rangoon—wontons made with cream cheese and crab—are super crispy, delicious, and easy to make at home. You may never order takeout wontons again!

  • Carrie Havranek

    Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

    Mozzarella sticks in the air fryer! We figured out the secret! They are delicious, not hard at all to make, and so much better than their freezer section counterparts.

  • Nick Evans

    Air Fryer Falafel

    24 min

    Healthy, Vegetarian

    Falafel made in the air fryer is crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle. Stuff them in a pita packed with veggies and tahini sauce for an easy, quick meal!

  • Nick Evans

    Air Fryer Chinese Egg Rolls

    Make crispy, crunchy Chinese egg rolls in the air fryer in the fraction of the time it would take you to call for delivery or pan fry it. Chinese takeout happens at home!

  • Nick Evans

    Air Fryer Fried Chicken

    Yes! Fried chicken in the air fryer is totally possible! It's crispy, juicy, and delicious. If you're craving a fried chicken with a little less fat, give this a try!

  • Air Fryer Cranberry Brie Canapés

    With creamy brie, tart cranberries, and a crisp phyllo shell, our Cranberry Brie Canapés are the perfect addition to your next holiday party!

  • Carrie Havranek

    Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas

    These Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas are made for last-minute holiday guest appearances. They're quick to make and are best served as soon as they're made. Season them up however you like and in ten minutes you'll have a crunchy, savory snack ready to go.

All Air Fryer Recipes

  • Nick Evans

    Air Fryer Crispy Cauliflower

    17 min

    Healthy, Vegetarian

    Crispy cauliflower for the win, thanks to your air fryer! Make the cauliflower even tastier and crispier with spices, a little egg, and a light coating of breadcrumbs. Perfect as an appetizer or a side dish.

  • Sara Bir

    Air Fryer Chicken Wings

    Wings and your air fryer are a match made in heaven! Fast, crispy, no big mess—what’s not to love? Pair this air fryer chicken wing recipe with gochujang sauce and toasted sesame mayonnaise, and you’ve just entered chicken-wing utopia!

  • Nick Evans

    Air Fryer Fried Chicken

    Yes! Fried chicken in the air fryer is totally possible! It's crispy, juicy, and delicious. If you're craving a fried chicken with a little less fat, give this a try!

  • Air Fryer Cranberry Brie Canapés

    With creamy brie, tart cranberries, and a crisp phyllo shell, our Cranberry Brie Canapés are the perfect addition to your next holiday party!

  • Carrie Havranek

    Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas

    These Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas are made for last-minute holiday guest appearances. Season them up however you like and in ten minutes you'll have a crunchy, savory snack ready to go.

  • Nick Evans

    Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Figs

    Looking for a fantastic holiday party appetizer that everyone will love? Try these Bacon-Wrapped Figs, cooked in an air fryer. Easy to make and totally delicious.

  • Marta Rivera

    Air Fryer Tostones

    Salty, crispy tostones get an update in the air fryer! Skip the greasy pan-fried method, and instead, toss them in a little oil and double “fry” them in your air fryer. Serve them with a simple, but tasty mayo ketchup sauce.

  • Sara Bir

    How To Use an Air Fryer: A First-Timer’s Guide

    New to air frying? We’ll walk you through everything you need to know—from how it works, to the best foods to cook in an air fryer, how to clean an air fryer, and other helpful tips for getting the most out of your air fryer!

  • Nick Evans

    Air Fryer Crab Rangoon

    These Air Fryer Crab Rangoon—wontons made with cream cheese and crab—are super crispy, delicious, and easy to make at home. You may never order takeout wontons again!

  • Nick Evans

    Air Fryer Chinese Egg Rolls

    Make crispy, crunchy Chinese egg rolls in the air fryer in the fraction of the time it would take you to call for delivery or pan fry it. Chinese takeout happens at home!

  • Carrie Havranek

    Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

    Mozzarella sticks in the air fryer! We figured out the secret! They are delicious, not hard at all to make, and so much better than their freezer section counterparts.

  • Nick Evans

    Air Fryer Falafel

    24 min

    Healthy, Vegetarian

    Falafel made in the air fryer is crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle. Stuff them in a pita packed with veggies and tahini sauce for an easy, quick meal!

  • Nick Evans

    Air Fryer Avocado Fries

    Perfectly crispy on the outside with a creamy inside, these Air Fryer Avocado Fries are terrific served alongside a simple spicy ranch dip.


Air Fryer Recipes

Easy air fryer recipes are here! If you’re looking for healthy breakfast and dinner recipes you can make in your Ninja Foodi or other brand of machine, we’ve got them right her for you!

  • But first, LIKE our Air Fryer Facebook Page here.
  • We share new recipes every day so you can learn how to make “all the things!”

These recipes are great if you’re looking to eat healthier but still want make food crunchy and flavorful. It is easy to convert deep fried recipes to the air fryer, and there is no oil needed either!

  • Grab the best air fryer cookbook here.
  • Here’s a printable air fryer cook times chart here for your fridge.
    • It has temp. and times for making the best frozen foods for air fryer too.

    We have created a bunch of Ninja Foodi recipes which is our model but you can use any model and enjoy the crispy deliciousness!

    This air fryer cooking times chart sure does come in handy!

    What are the best foods to cook in an air fryer?

    Can you cook frozen foods in the air fryer?

    • The answer is YES!
    • We will share how to cook frozen food for air fryer HERE!
    • We’ve made frozen chicken breasts
    • And wings are great too this way


    Air Fryer Vegetables

    Quick and easy air fryer broccoli is a healthy side dish that takes just six minutes to cook in the air fryer. It's crispy, delicious, and flavorful.

    Super crispy air fryer french fries are tender and fluffy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Make this healthier french fry in just 12 minutes!

    Quick easy roasted garlic green beans are tangy, sour, savoury, and sweet, with a tender and crunchy texture. Make them in the oven or air fryer in minutes.

    Crispy and tender, easy air fryer baby potatoes are a healthier take on a classic side dish without compromising taste or texture. Cooks in just 20 minutes.

    Tender and crispy roasted air fryer brussels sprouts cooks in less than 12 minutes with very little oil. It is a holiday table game changer.

    Simple air fryer vegetable "stir-fry" with tofu is the ultimate easy dinner ready in less than 10 minutes. It's healthy, vegan and gluten-free.

    Crisp on the outside and tender inside, air fryer asparagus cooks in just 6 minutes! It is tossed in very little olive oil with garlic and seasonings.


    45 Best Air Fryer Recipes for a Twist on Your Weeknight Meals

    How many times have you needed an easy dinner idea, but also desperately wanted it to be crispy and fried too? We've all been there. every week? Well, look no further than these out-of-this-world air fryer recipes that make the most of your magical kitchen gadget. Whether you're looking for dinners for one, or tasty family meals, there are dishes in here that'll fulfill all your needs. Ever used an air fryer? It's a great tool for lightening up dishes, since it produces crispy food without needing to drench it in oil. That means that several of these meals are&mdashdare we say&mdashgood for you too!

    There's no shortage of chicken recipes when it comes to air fryer ideas, and this list is no exception. Whether it's fried chicken, chicken tenders, spicy hot wings, or even chicken Parmesan, there are enough dinners in here to keep your family happy for weeks. Of course, there are several veggie-friendly meals that are more on the health-conscious side too. Check out the many cauliflower recipes that swap it in for meat, like the buffalo cauliflower bites and breaded cauliflower tacos.

    So tonight, instead of spending hours on a complicated meal, look to these air fryer recipes (or Instant Pot recipes for another quick fix!) to satisfy all your crispy cravings in no time.


    Best Air Fryer Appetizers Recipes

    Air fryer recipes for Appetizers/Snacks – These snacks are perfect as appetizers or your game day’s bites. They are crispy, flavorsome, and healthy when made with the air fryer! Here are my favorite recipes for air fryer snacks!

    1. Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

    Serves: 2 | Prep time: 2 mins | Cook time: 8 mins | Total time: 10 mins

    Ingredients

    • If your air fryer preheats, preheat it to 350°F.
    • Slice smaller 6″ tortillas into 6 wedges each. Slice larger 8-10″ tortillas into medium-sized rectangles or squares.
    • Spray each side with nonstick spray.
    • Place in the air fryer in a single layer. Edges can overlap slightly but you shouldn’t have tortilla pieces piled on each other.
    • Cook corn tortillas for 6-8 minutes, tossing halfway through cooking time. Cook flour or cassava tortillas for 3-5 minutes, tossing after a couple minutes. Tortillas are done when the corn tortillas are golden brown and crisp, the flour tortillas are golden brown and mostly crunch (most flour tortillas will still give a slight chew), and cassava tortillas are crisp (they don’t get as golden brown).
    • For traditional tortilla chips, sprinkle with salt while the chips are still hot (immediately from the air fryer). For the cinnamon sugar variation, mix together the cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle and toss while the chips are hot.
    • Repeat as many batches as you like. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for two weeks.

    You can more air fryer recipes and the full recipe for this Air Fryer Tortilla Chips here.

    2. Air Fryer Egg Rolls

    Serves: 8 | Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 7 mins | Total time: 22 mins

    Ingredients

    • 1 tsp minced ginger
    • 4 1⁄2 cup(s)packaged coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)
    • 3 medium cooked scallion(s)
    • 3 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
    • 1 1⁄2 tsp sesame oil
    • 1 pound(s) uncooked ground chicken breast (can sub ground pork, turkey, or turkey sausage)
    • 1 16 oz package of Egg Roll Wrappers (I only used 8 of them)
    • 1 egg
    1. Brown the sausage/meat in a medium non-stick skillet until cooked all the way through and then add the ginger.
    2. Add soy sauce and sesame oil.
    3. Add a full bag of coleslaw, stir till coated with sauce.
    4. Add chopped scallions, mix thoroughly and cook on medium-high heat until the coleslaw has reduced by half.
    5. Set the egg roll mixture aside.
    6. Lay egg roll wrap in front of you so that it looks like a diamond.
    7. Place 3 tablespoons of filling in the center of egg roll wrapper.
    8. Brush each edge with egg wash.
    9. Fold the bottom point up over filling and roll once.
    10. Fold in the right and left points.
    11. Finish rolling.
    12. Set aside and repeat with remaining filling.
    13. Preheat Air Fryer to 370ºF
    14. Set your stuffed egg rolls on the bottom of the air fryer basket and fry for 7 minutes or until they are golden brown.

    For the full air fryer egg rolls recipes, please visit here.

    3. Air Fryer French Fries

    Serves: 2 | Prep time: 40 mins | Cook time: 30 mins | Total time: 70 mins

    Ingredients

    • 2 large russet potatoes
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • Cooking spray
    1. Cut the potatoes into 3/4-inch sticks. Leave the skins on for a more rustic look as well as saving time. If you don’t like the skins, you can peel them.
    2. Place the potatoes in a large bowl immediately after cutting. Cover them with cold water and soak them for at least 30 minutes or up to 12 hours. If you’re soaking for a longer period, make sure to cover them with plastic wrap and place them in the refrigerator.
    3. Drain the potatoes and place them on a tray lined with paper towels. Pat them completely dry. Toss the cornstarch, paprika, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl.
    4. Add the potatoes to a large bowl. Drizzle olive oil over the top and then toss them to completely coat.
    5. Sprinkle the cornstarch mixture over the top of the potatoes and toss them to coat.
    6. Add the French fries to the basket of the air fryer. Fry at 360 F for 25 to 30 minutes, pausing the air fryer to toss the fries every 5 minutes.
    7. Increase the temperature to 425 F and cook for another 5 minutes until they are golden brown and crisp.
    8. Serve the fries alongside ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce. Sprinkle on more salt if you wish or top with chopped parsley or chives.

    You may visit here for the full air fryer french fries recipe and other easy air fryer recipes.

    4. Air Fryer Bacon with Asparagus

    Serves: 4 | Prep time:5 mins | Cook time: 20 mins | Total time: 25 mins

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound bacon cut in half
    • 1 pound asparagus trimmed
    • salt, pepper, and Creole seasoning or seasoned salt to taste
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    1. Cut the bacon in half, and trim the ends of the asparagus.
    2. Drizzle olive oil on asparagus. Season with salt, pepper, and Creole seasoning. Toss to coat evenly.
    3. Wrap a half slice of bacon around two spears of asparagus.
    4. Cook in air fryer for ten minutes, and then turn and cook for an additional ten minutes. Depending on how crispy you would like your bacon you can cook it for less time.
    5. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to one week.

    You may visit here for the full air fryer bacon recipe and other air fryer recipes.

    5. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

    Serves: 2 | Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 15 mins | Total time: 20 mins

    Ingredients

    • 2 Sweet potatoes (medium size)
    • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon Sweet Paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
    • Black pepper (to taste)
    1. Preheat the airfryer to 400°F for 5 minutes.
    2. Peel the sweet potatoes and slice them into chunky strips.
    3. Toss them with olive oil in a bowl. Add in cumin and paprika. Coat evenly.
    4. Lightly spray the fryer basket with oil.
    5. Place the fries into the air fryer. Cook for 10 minutes. Turning them halfway. Cook in batches if necessary to prevent overcrowding.
    6. Remove the sweet potato fries from the air fryer and serve them hot.

    You can visit here for the full recipes and other air fryer recipes.

    6. Frozen Onion Rings in Air Fryer

    Serves: 6 | Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 4 mins | Total time: 9 mins

    Ingredients

    1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
    2. Add 1 layer of frozen onion rings into your air fryer basket (do not overlap) and cook for 4 minutes.
    3. Check at this time, if they’re thick you may need more time. Add 2 minutes at a time until they’re crispy on the outside and warm in the middle of each one. Enjoy immediately.

    Please visit here for the full recipe for Frozen Onion Rings in Air Fryer.

    7. Cajun Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

    Serves: 2 | Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 16 mins | Total time: 26 mins

    Ingredients

    • 1 large zucchini 1 1/4 cup sliced, unpeeled
    • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
    • 10 sprays extra virgin olive oil
    1. Slice the zucchini with the peel on. You don’t want the slices too thick or too thin. Try to slice them 1/8 inch. Using a mandoline slicer helps.
    2. Place the slices in a bowl and coat the zucchini slices in olive oil. I like to use an olive oil spray (non-areosol). This allows the Cajun seasoning to stick, but doesn’t add a lot of oil and calories.
    3. Now add the Cajun seasoning to the bowl and stir until the slices are well coated in seasoning.
    4. Spray the basket of the Air Fryer with olive oil spray and then put the slices in a single layer in the basket.
    5. Air fry at 370 F for 8 minutes and then flip them over and cook for another 7-8 minutes. You can spritze the slices with more olive oil when you flip them over for extra crunch, if desired.

    You can view the full recipe for this air fryer recipe here.

    8. Air Fryer Corn on The Cob

    Serves: 3 | Prep time: 2 mins | Cook time: 15 mins | Total time: 17 mins

    Ingredients

    • 3 corn on the cob
    • 2 tsp melted butter
    • ¼ tsp sea salt flakes
    • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
    1. Prepare the corn ears by trimming the ends, and removing any husk attached and place in the Air Fryer basket.
    2. You can either spray with oil or not. The choices is yours, and you might end up with crispier corn if you do. However, I avoid using too much oil when not needed so I skip this step.
    3. Air fry at 390f (200c) for 15 minutes flipping a few times while cooking. Make sure that you keep checking on the corn so that it does not get burnt.
    4. Once ready, and still warm, take the corn ears out of the Air Fryer basket and brush with the melted oil. Season with sea salt flakes, ground black pepper, and chopped parsley.

    For the full air fryer recipe, you can visit here.

    9. Easy Air Fryer Potatoes Recipe

    Serves: 4 | Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 20 mins | Total time: 25 mins

    Ingredients

    • 16 oz. baby red potatoes, quartered
    • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
    • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/4 tsp black pepper
    • 1/8 tsp paprika
    1. Combine potatoes, olive oil, and seasonings in a large bowl and toss to coat evenly.
    2. Pour potatoes into your air fryer basket and shake into an even layer. Cook at 400 degrees F. for 10 minutes, then shake basket and stir potatoes. Cook an additional 10 minutes, or until potatoes are golden brown and crispy.
    3. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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    10. Air Fryer Tater Tots

    Serves: 6 | Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 15 mins | Total time: 20 mins

    Ingredients

    1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
    2. Spray your air fryer basket with non stick spray and pour in your frozen tater tots.
    3. If making 1/2 a bag set to 10 minutes and flip after 5 minutes.If making the entire bag set to 15 minutes and flip after every 5 minutes, so 3 times during the process.
    4. Add additional minutes for extra extra crispiness. If you want to add cheese sprinkle some on top and set for an additional 2 minutes at 400 degrees.
    5. Remove, drizzle with ketchup and enjoy immediately for crispiest results.

    You can visit here for the full air fryer recipe.

    11. Easy Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

    Serves: 12 | Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 10 mins | Total time: 25 mins

    Ingredients

    • 6 mozzarella cheese sticks cut in half
    • 1 egg beaten
    • 1/2 cup gluten free flour
    • 1/2 cup super fine gluten free breadcrumbs
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
    • marinara sauce for dipping
    1. Cut Mozzarella sticks in half and freeze for at least 30 minutes
    2. Set up breading station with bowl for beaten egg, gluten free flour, and breadcrumb mixture (gluten free bread crumbs, salt, garlic powder and Italian Seasonings)
    3. Dip mozzarella sticks in flour, egg, flour, egg and then bread crumb mixture.
    4. Freeze breaded mozzarella sticks for at least 30 minutes.
    5. Cook in the air fryer at 370 degrees for 6 minutes, turning once.

    You can visit here for the full recipe and more air fryer recipes.


    Easy and Delicious Air Fryer Recipes

    You won't believe all the things your air fryer can do. From homemade chicken tenders to crispy Brussels sprouts, and even a full meal, these recipes will help you make the most of your new air fryer.

    Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

    This weeknight supper is a kid-friendly and healthier alternative to your run-of-the-mill chicken fingers.

    Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon Fillets with Broccoli

    The perfect one-pot meal: Salmon is brushed with a simple teriyaki glaze and cooked to perfection atop broccoli florets. And thanks to the air fryer, it's ready in a snap, with no lingering fishy smell.

    Air Fryer Steak with Garlic-Herb Butter

    That thicker cuts, like sirloin, are best in an air fryer &mdash they turn nice and browned on the outside without overcooking.

    Air Fryer Chicken Wings

    Skip the deep-fryer and forget soggy oven chicken wings. The air fryer offers the best of both worlds for crispy wings without extra fat!

    Air Fryer French Fries

    Forget the frozen fries! These homemade French fries come out perfectly golden and crisp and only use 1 teaspoon of oil. just another reason to love your air fryer.

    Air Fryer Fried Rice with Sesame-Sriracha Sauce

    No need to stand over a screaming hot wok to get perfect fried rice &mdash the air fryer gives you exceptionally crispy fried rice without heating up your kitchen. This simple recipe adds just enough flavor and nuance to the dish, without a million ingredients and prep dishes.

    Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

    Get the crispiest sprouts possible -- without using a lot of oil.

    Air Fryer Roast Chicken

    We love the air fryer for all sorts of items, but we love it best for cooking a whole chicken. The skin renders and gets perfectly crispy while the inside stays incredibly moist and flavorful.

    Air Fryer Hard-Boiled Eggs

    Your air fryer can make perfect soft, medium or hard cooked eggs &mdash no boiling water required!

    Air Fryer Mini Swedish Meatballs

    If you are looking for a quick and easy appetizer that serves a crowd, this is it! Delicious Swedish meatballs take less than 10 minutes to cook in an air fryer and come out juicy and tender for irresistible party bites.

    Air Fryer Fried Pickles

    Get crispy, crunchy, county-fair-worthy fried pickles with barely any oil.

    Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

    Mushrooms stuffed with garlicky, cheesy breadcrumbs make a perfect appetizer for parties and gatherings. Best of all, there's no need for pots, pans or an oven!

    Air Fryer Fried Shrimp

    Serve these crispy shrimp with our spicy remoulade, or substitute any of your favorite condiments for dipping.

    Air Fryer Bread

    We tried all sorts of ways to make bread if you are without an oven &mdash and this was one of our favorites. The crust emerges golden and crisp and the interior is light and airy.

    Air Fryer Thanksgiving Turkey

    Want to get a turkey breast on the table in less than an hour, without heating up the house? Cook it in an air fryer. Guaranteed golden, crispy skin and no brining required.

    Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Breast

    The ease and speed of an air fryer makes cooking frozen chicken breasts to golden, juicy perfection a breeze, so you can even prepare them in the morning before work or school. You can cook two at a time &mdash just make sure not to stack them.

    Air Fryer Banana Bread

    Baking banana bread is much quicker in an air fryer, thanks to the convection-like heat and the need for less batter. Make this round loaf your everyday breakfast go-to: The wheat germ adds a little extra fiber and whole-grain toastiness to your morning.

    Air Fryer Pork Chops

    It's hard to resist this quick, oil-free version of the family favorite.

    Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

    These air-fryer coconut shrimp are the perfect combination of savory and sweet. Serve with a sweet chile sauce, for dipping.

    Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Bake right on your countertop! Your air fryer can make more than just French fries. These chocolate chip cookies are small, sweet and cakey. Make the dough, roll into balls and freeze&mdashthen thaw and air-fry a few as needed for easy after-dinner treats.

    Air Fryer Spinach, Pepper and Havarti Frittata

    You may not have thought to make a frittata in your air fryer, but you can! You'll get a gorgeous brown crust with a creamy interior&mdashand clever use of a cake pan makes it a cinch to unmold. We used Havarti for its mild flavor and superior melting qualities, but substitute another good melting cheese such as Cheddar, jack or fontina if you like. Serve the frittata warm or at room temperature.

    Air Fryer Veggie Chip Medley

    Sweet, earthy beets and crispy, salty potatoes come together in this easy air-fryer chip medley that's inspired by the favorite store-bought variety. It will take a couple batches to complete, but the final result is a super satisfying snack you can enjoy any time of the day.

    Air Fryer Arancini

    If you've ever had arancini in a restaurant, you know how incredibly delicious they are. Here the round balls of risotto and cheese are rolled in seasoned breadcrumbs and air fried to crispy perfection for an easier, lighter spin on the classic. We even put a cube of mozzarella inside each one, for a melty, gooey surprise.

    Air Fryer Potato Chips

    These crunchy air-fryer potato chips are a salty, satisfying snack that&rsquos a cinch to cook up. A mandoline makes fast work of slicing the potatoes paper thin. Rinsing the sliced potatoes before cooking will remove most of the natural starch and prevent the chips from sticking together&ndash&ndashdon't skip this step.

    Air Fryer Spareribs

    We used an air fryer to turn spareribs into a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Separating the ribs helps them to fit in the fryer, cook quickly and get an even, golden crust all over. Make sure you dip them in the warm barbeque sauce immediately after they are done cooking&ndash&ndashthey'll absorb more flavor while still hot.

    Crispy Air-Fryer Tofu

    You can make crispy tofu without a cauldron of bubbling oil. Turns out, an air fryer does a stellar job of cooking up cubes of marinated tofu into perfectly browned and crispy bites. Toss them into stir fries, noodle dishes and salads, or eat them as a protein-packed snack with a simple dipping sauce such as the one here.

    Air Fryer Fried Chicken

    Making fried chicken in an air fryer is a revelation. You can achieve a crispy crust and juicy interior without all the steps of deep-frying. A soak in seasoned buttermilk adds extra flavor&mdashas little as 1 hour will make a difference, but overnight is even better. Because of the capacity of a standard air fryer, we cook the chicken in batches. You can rewarm the first batch in a 250-degree oven for 10 minutes if you'd like to serve it all hot at once.

    Air Fryer Fried Oreos

    This carnival treat is easy to replicate at home with your air fryer. We doctored up pancake mix to create a sweet batter that gets light, golden and crisp. The key to a perfect coating is to get the batter's consistency right&mdashso adjust as needed with extra mix.

    Air Fryer Beignets

    This pillowy New Orleans classic is easy to make at home in your air fryer and uses far less oil than the original. As a bonus, you can use the same sweet yeasted dough to make air fryer doughnuts &ndash just cut into rings and air fry at the same temperature as the beignets. Finish with a dusting of powdered sugar or a quick glaze.

    Air Fryer Crab Cakes with Chipotle Sauce

    These deliciously crisp cakes are loaded with sweet crab. Not overmixing and allowing the mixture to rest before cooking helped the crab cakes hold their shape better, as did cooking them in an air fryer. Serve these hearty morsels with creamy chipotle sauce and you'll have a decadent dinner in no time.

    Healthy Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken with Broccoli

    This chicken gets incredibly crunchy, thanks to a light coating of panko and Parmesan and a quick cook in the air fryer! Serve it with charred broccoli and a tangy yogurt sauce for a healthy and complete meal you can throw together any day of the week.

    Air Fryer Chili-Garlic Tofu with Green Beans

    Air fryers aren't just for French fries, and this recipe showcases their versatility with a stir-fry-like dish that uses just a fraction of the typical amount of oil. Cleanup is a breeze since any splatters are kept in the fryer, and everything is cooked in about 30 minutes. The tofu is crispy on the outside and tender and soft on the inside, perfect for soaking up the warming chili sauce. Serve over steamed rice or noodles for a complete meal.

    Air Fryer Gnocchi and Squash with Brown Butter and Sage

    Gnocchi in an air fryer? This recipe will make you a believer! After testing several methods, we found that cooking the gnocchi first resulted in the soft pillowy centers we expect from gnocchi, while still giving the exterior a nice golden crunch. Paired with roasted squash, toasted walnuts, brown butter and sage, this dish is cold weather comfort at its best.


    Egg rolls are air fryer perfection. This Avocado Egg Roll recipe from the soon-to-be-released Healthy Vegan Air Fryer Cookbook features a filling made with avocado, black beans and corn — and contain way fewer calories than the Cheesecake Factory version you know and love.

    Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. She is the author of four cookbooks First Bites: Superfoods for Babies and Toddlers, The Healthy Air Fryer Cookbook, The Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook and Healthy Quick and Easy Smoothies.

    *This article was written and/or reviewed by an independent registered dietitian nutritionist.


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    After figuring out what exactly an air fryer is and, equally as important, which air fryer is the best on the market, the number one question prospective air fryer-owners have is usually "What can I make with one?" The truth is: so much! Crunchy midday snacks, tender and juicy main courses and even mouthwatering desserts &mdash there's much you can whip up with your new gadget. Even those among us who have owned an air fryer for years may not know everything they're capable of doing, which is where the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen and Kitchen Appliances & Technology Lab comes in. Year after year, our kitchen pros cook, chop, bake and fry up a storm to come up with genius new recipes and ways to use an air fryer.


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    Is it possible to fry food using almost no oil. and eat it without needing a nap immediately afterwards? If you've heard anything about the buzziest healthy-cooking appliance of the past few years, the air fryer, then you know the answer is yes.

    Technically, air fryers are mini convection ovens, meaning they use convection fans to circulate hot air around foods (think: french fries, chicken wings, crispy Brussels sprouts) to give them an irresistible fried-like texture with almost no oil. Air fried foods won't taste exactly like their deep-fried counterparts, but they'll have a crispy-crunchy exterior (thanks to the maillard reaction) and tender interior. We're big fans. That's why we chose to round up 13 of our favorite air fryer-friendly Real Simple recipes.

    You'll find modified cooking instructions on each slide, but part of the beauty of this appliance is that you can easily pull out the fryer basket at any time to check on your food's cooking process, so don't hesitate to keep a watchful eye on those mozzarella sticks and meatballs. (And air fryer models vary tremendously in size, shape, and technology, so cook times and temps will vary, too.) Most foods will brown more evenly if you give them a gentle shake at least once during the cooking process, so keep that in mind too. And finally, remember that you won't need more than a tablespoon or two of oil when cooking in an air fryer, so adjust recipe amounts accordingly.