I use my air fryer in my kitchen on a weekly basis! There are so many recipes out there that I definitely have an air fryer recipe for everyone. These are the best of the best and the hardest part will be picking out which one is your favorite!
If you haven’t tried using an air fryer or you’re an old pro, there is something or everyone! Try out some of my top favorite air fryer recipes like this chicken, these delicious French fries or this mouthwatering salmon.
Air Fryer Recipes
Ok, ok, you’ve got me. The air fryer is currently my all-time favorite kitchen appliance! I mean, how could it not be when it does as many things as it does? Let’s talk about it for a minute. Air frying doesn’t require any oil, making it healthier and mess-free. It is quick and easy, and the cooking time is decreased in most recipes. It’s pretty hands-off. You may only have to flip your food a time or two during cooking (if at all). The air fryer can reheat leftovers like it’s nobody’s business and make them taste as good as when they were first cooked… Have I convinced you yet?
If you use an air fryer all of the time or you are just about to buy one (thanks to my convincing you), then I have you covered for the next step… The recipes! This air fryer recipe round-up is the best of the best! The most popular on my website, the most popular in my house, and really, just the spot where I have gathered together all of the tried and true favorites. So get cooking! Want fish? Check. Chicken? Check. Vegetables? Check. This roundup has something for everyone! Plus, You will have a lot fewer dishes to do at the end of it all… It’s a win-win!
Cooking with and Air Fryer
Before you get started on cooking air fryer recipes with your air fryer, there are some tips that I recommend reading over so that your food turns out perfect every single time!
Don’t Overcrowd the Basket: The most important rule (in my opinion) is that you don’t try to fill the air fryer’s basket up with too much food at once. When you overfill the basket and your food is all touching then it doesn’t cook evenly. The parts that touch will remain soggy and you won’t get that delicious and crisp edge that the air fryer is known for!
Shake the Basket: Give the basket a good shake throughout the cooking process! This helps to cook and brown the food more evenly. I like to do this with fries, vegetables, and anything I want to crisp and brown really well. Just pull open the basket a few times during the cooking process, shake to toss the ingredients inside, and replace the basket to continue cooking.
Flip Meat Halfway Through: Halfway through the cooking process, flip your meat to help cook it evenly. This is a good rule of thumb for chicken, hamburgers, steak, and pork. Simply open the basket, flip the meat using tongs, and continue cooking until done.
Easy Cleanup Tips: Use parchment paper or foil to line the basket if you want to make clean up easy. Also, be sure to clean the air fryer if there is a lot of residue from the food left behind. This helps to prevent the food from taking on other flavors. It’s not necessary to clean your air fryer after every use, just clean it when it needs it.
The lobster tails cooked in the air fryer are incredibly tender and delicious. Topped with a melted buttery garlic herb sauce, this is a quick and easy way to have that delectable fancy dinner without a lot of time and preparation!
Ingredients: lobster tails, salt and pepper, butter melted, garlic cloves minced, paprika, parsley chopped
Coconut shrimp are insanely delicious! One of the best appetizers out there, these mouthwatering air fried coconut shrimp are crispy, lightweight and completely delightful! This appetizer is one that is sure to have your guests coming back for more!
Ingredients: large shrimp about 25, eggs, flaked unsweetened coconut, panko breadcrumbs, all-purpose flour, garlic powder, paprika optional, Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Egg Roll lovers, this Crispy Air Fryer Egg Roll Recipe is for you! Crispy, crunchy outside, tender filling inside, without the extra fat of frying or drying out from oven cooking. These are what you have been waiting for!
Air fryer chickpeas are crispy and flavored to perfection! With three different ways to season them, there will be a flavor for everyone. These crunchy, roasted chickpeas will become your new go-to snack!
Ingredients: of chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, salt, paprika, pepper, of Chickpeas, Olive Oil, Parmesan, Garlic, salt, of Chickpeas, Olive Oil, Homemade Taco Seasoning
If you are looking for a simple and delicious way to cook up your artichokes that is quick and easy, then these air fryer artichokes are just for you! Cooked to perfection, these will be your new favorite vegetable!
Do you have your own cookbook,I would love to buy your air fryer recipe Book.
Not yet but hopefully in the future!
I love your recipes Alyssa, I use many of them! I don’t have an air fryer…yet…but these recipes are convincing me to get one. I love the one you recommended above. My question to you or anyone…I have limited counter space in my little condo kitchen. Right now I have a toaster oven but could this air fryer replace what a toaster oven does? If so, I am ready to order the air fryer!
They are different appliances and they do different things. But if I had to pick a favorite then I would definitely pick the air fryer!
I have air fryer on my stove no directions on baking times. Are directions same on cooking times as center top fryers?
It should be the same! Just make sure to cook on the middle rack and preheat it before you use it!
Do you have a simple bread recipe?
I have lots! I’m not sure what kind you are looking for. Here is the link to them all: https://therecipecritic.com/#search/q=bread&c=eyJ2IjoiNC4wIiwidGl0bGUiOiIiLCJncm91cFR5cGUiOiJ0b3AtcmVzdWx0cyIsImFycmFuZ2VtZW50IjoiY29udGV4dC13aXRob3V0LXNlYXJjaCIsIm9taXRTZWFyY2hDb250ZXh0Ijp0cnVlfQ%3D%3D
In the market for an air fryer now! Sooo many to choose from! which one do you use or recommend?
I currently use this one (in white) in my studio, it’s from Walmart! https://www.walmart.com/ip/Beautiful-6-Quart-Touchscreen-Air-Fryer-Sage-Green-by-Drew-Barrymore/597932797 (not sponsored, I just love it so far and it’s so pretty! :))
thank you for all of these air fryer recipes, I’m starting with the donuts! Great resource