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43 Air Fryer Holiday Recipes For Main Dishes, Sides, Desserts, And Everything In Between

Main dishes, sides, snacks, desserts — it's all here.

Whether you're hosting a big holiday dinner, just cooking for a small group, or bringing a dish to a festive potluck, you could probably use some inspiration. These easy air fryer recipes are fast, delicious, quick to clean up — and perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the rest of the holiday season.

1. Air Fryer Turkey Breast

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You don't have to take up the whole oven for an entire afternoon to make the centerpiece of your table. This air fryer recipe calls for either bone-in or boneless turkey bread.

Recipe: Air Fryer Turkey Breast

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They're cheesy, they're perfectly charred, and they might just be your new favorite side dish. Make 'em on turkey day...or any day.

Recipe: Crispy Parmesan Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

3. Air Fryer Turkey Wings

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There are no rules during the holidays, so get creative. Instead of roasting a whole bird, make these easy and shareable turkey wings.

Recipe: Air Fryer Turkey Wings

4. Air Fryer Mac 'n' Cheese

My Forking Life / Via

To make this next-level mac 'n' cheese recipe, you don't even have to boil water for the noodles.

Recipe: Air Fryer Mac 'n' Cheese

Heart Beet Kitchen / Via

Tossed in sea salt, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder and then air fried until crispy, there's no better way to serve butternut squash.

Recipe: Garlic Herb Air Fryer Butternut Squash

6. Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

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Bacon makes everything better...especially veggies. In the air fryer, it gets super crispy (and best of all, there's zero grease splatter).

Recipe: Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

7. Air Fryer Delicata Squash

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Sliced delicata squash gets so crunchy in the air fryer, you can pretty much call it veggie fries.

Recipe: Air Fryer Delicata Squash

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You can never have too many cheesy party apps, can you?

Recipe: Air Fryer Goat Cheese Bites With Spicy Honey

9. Sweet and Savory Air Fryer Acorn Squash

A halved acorn squash in the air fryer.
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Get creative with your toppings: add some fresh herbs and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, or satisfy your sweet tooth with a but of cinnamon sugar or hot honey.

Recipe: Sweet and Savory Air Fryer Acorn Squash

10. Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds

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Put out a big bowl of these air fried pumpkin seeds to keep your guests munching until dinner is served.

Recipe: Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds

11. Air Fryer Broccoli Cheese Bites

Air fryer cheesy broccoli bites.
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Broccoli tastes better when it's combined with cheese and air fried until crunchy on the outside and melty on the inside.

Recipe: Air Fryer Broccoli Cheese Bites

12. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Casserole

Air fryer sweet potato casserole.
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The only busy work required is boiling the sweet potatoes and mashing them up. Then, just combine the ingredients in a baking dish and pop it into the air fryer.

Recipe: Air Fryer Sweet Potato Casserole

13. Rotisserie-Style Cornish Hen

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Who says you have to eat turkey on Thanksgiving? Cornish hen is a close cousin, and roasting it in the air fryer makes it taste restaurant-quality.

Recipe: Rotisserie-Style Cornish Hen

14. Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato

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If you're looking to save some time, air fried sweet potato comes together way quicker than oven-roasted.

Recipe: Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato

15. Crispy Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

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Top these crispy potatoes with some fresh herbs, bacon bits, sour cream, or a sprinkle of cheese. The choice is yours.

Recipe: Crispy Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

16. Sweet or Savory Air Fryer Carrots

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Honey glazed or tossed with Parmesan and savory herbs, these tender and slightly crispy carrots are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

Recipe: Sweet or Savory Air Fryer Carrots

17. Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes

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These air fried potatoes and crunchy on the outside but fluffy and light on inside.

Recipe: Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes

18. Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

A baked potato in the air fryer.
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Baking potatoes in the air fryer not only cuts your cooking time in half, but it also creates that oh-so-tasty crispy skin.

Recipe: Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

19. Air Fryer Baked Brie with Cranberry Filling

Baked Brie cheese with cranberry filling.
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IMHO, every holiday is just an excuse to eat excessive amounts of melty cheese.

Recipe: Air Fryer Baked Brie with Cranberry Filling

20. Air Fryer Roasted Green Beans

Air fryer green beans.
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Trimmed green beans, olive oil, salt, and pepper is seriously all you need for this easy yet satisfying side dish.

Recipe: Air Fryer Roasted Green Beans

21. Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower

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Melt-in-your-mouth cauliflower, right this way. Spice things up and serve these crunchy florets with a drizzle of tahini, a sprinkle of paprika, or a handful of pine nuts and pomegranate seeds.

Recipe: Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower

22. Air Fryer Baked Potato Skins

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You can never have too many potato dishes at your holiday gathering. This cheesy finger food is a great way to keep your guests satisfied until dinner time.

Recipe: Air Fryer Baked Potato Skins

23. Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

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Button mushrooms are stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese, bacon bits, cheddar, Parmesan, and spices. The result: ooey, gooey stuffed mushrooms you won't be able to get enough of.

Recipe: Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

24. Air Fryer Mac 'n' Cheese Balls

Crispy mac 'n' cheese bites with ketchup for dipping.
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It's everyone's favorite thanksgiving side dish in snackable, party app form.

Recipe: Air Fryer Mac 'n' Cheese Balls

25. Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

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Top these baked sweet potatoes with anything from butter and sea salt to marshmallows and cinnamon. Easiest side dish ever.

Recipe: Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

26. Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

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This holiday season, do you. If you want to serve crispy chicken thighs, no one can stop you. This air fryer version is so crunchy it tastes fried.

Recipe: Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

27. Air Fryer Turkey and Stuffing Egg Rolls

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You're probably already making stuffing for dinner, so use some of the extras for this comforting finger food.

Recipe: Air Fryer Turkey and Stuffing Egg Rolls

28. Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

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Another creative play on Thanksgiving turkey, why not serve ground turkey meatballs this year? They're easy, they're delicious, and your guests will love them.

Recipe: Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

29. Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

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Whether you're looking for a festive breakfast or dessert, this one fits the bill.

Recipe: Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

30. Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies

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Forget the forks and knives. It doesn't get much better than pie that you can eat with your fingers.

Recipe: Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies

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PSA: You're going to want to serve these à la mode... preferably with salted caramel ice cream for good measure.

Recipe: Easy Air Fryer Cinnamon Maple Baked Apples

32. Air Fryer Mini Apple Crisps

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These individual apple crumbles are cooked in ramekins right in your air fryer. Load them up with whipped cream and serve.

Recipe: Air Fryer Mini Apple Crisps

33. Air Fryer Pumpkin Pie

Air fryer mini pumpkin pies.
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The best thing about these mini pumpkin pies is that you don't have to share.

Recipe: Air Fryer Pumpkin Pie

34. Air Fryer Apple Pie Wontons

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Wonton wrappers are stuffed with cinnamon apple filling, tossed into the air fryer, and drizzled with caramel for a creative yet simple holiday treat.

Recipe: Air Fryer Apple Pie Wontons

35. Air Fryer Apple Pie Stuffed Biscuits

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Start with refrigerated biscuit dough and canned apple filling and you've got the easiest holiday dessert ever.

Recipe: Air Fryer Apple Pie Stuffed Biscuits

36. Air Fryer Pecan Hand Pies

Sugar-dusted pecan hand pies.
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Start with store-bought pie crust to make this shortcut sweet.

Recipe: Air Fryer Pecan Hand Pies

37. Air Fryer Pumpkin Pie Twists

Pumpkin pie twists with icing.
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Five ingredients are all you need: Pillsbury crescent rolls, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, butter, and your favorite store bought icing.

Recipe: Air Fryer Pumpkin Pie Twists

38. Air Fryer Pumpkin Bombs

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Imagine sinking your teeth into this crispy, sugar-dusted dough stuffed with warm and gooey pumpkin filling.

Recipe: Air Fryer Pumpkin Bombs

39. Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

Air fryer cinnamon monkey bread.
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Canned cinnamon rolls are the star of the show in this fast and decadent holiday treat.

Recipe: Air Fryer Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

40. Easy Air Fryer Donuts

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It isn't a fall festivity without some cinnamon sugar donuts. This version is air fried from start to finish with no deep frying required.

Recipe: Easy Air Fryer Donuts

41. Air Fryer Cinnamon Twists

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Grab a can of Pilsbury cinnamon rolls and turn them into something a bit more creative.

Recipe: Air Fryer Cinnamon Twists

42. Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes

Pumpkin spice donut holes.
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Making Thanksgiving dinner is all about saving time and effort wherever you can, which means you'll appreciate this dessert recipe begins with refrigerated biscuits. 

Recipe: Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes

43. Air Fryer Apple Fritters

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Make the most of your apple picking bounty and turn that seasonal produce into these indulgent fritters that basically melt in your mouth.

Recipe: Air Fryer Apple Fritters

What's your favorite air fryer Thanksgiving recipe? Share in the comments!