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21 Of The Easiest (And Most Delicious) Air Fryer Recipes Of All Time

If your Air Fryer isn't already your favorite appliance, it's about to be.


Maybe you're thinking about buying an Air Fryer. Or maybe you already own one and use it all the time!

Whatever the case, here are some incredibly easy Airfryer recipes you should try — including dinners, desserts, snacks, and more. Given all of the Air Fryer options out there, it's never been simpler to make a delicious meal in a hurry.

1. Air Fryer Fish Sticks

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The Air Fryer is hands-down the best way to prepare all your favorite crispy frozen foods or snacks — including fish sticks. Serve them with fries à la fish and chips or toss them into tortillas with some slaw and avocado for the easiest tacos ever.

Recipe: Air Fryer Fish Sticks

2. Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

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All you need are four ingredients to make this easy but fancy-tasting dish: cornstarch, egg whites, coconut flakes, and shrimp. Just dip the shrimp in the cornstarch, then the egg, then the coconut, and air fry until crisp. Serve with dipping sauce or on top of a salad.

Recipe: Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

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Of course, if you're not a fan of chicken you can replace it with whatever you have on hand like shrimp, ground beef, avocado, or even canned black beans.

Recipe: 4-Ingredient Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla

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If you have a bag of Trader Joe's orange chicken in your freezer, this is the ultimate way to prepare it. Toss it into your air fryer, then add some broccoli florets, and air fry until golden and crispy. Transfer the chicken and broccoli to a mixing bowl to coat with the sauce and serve over rice.

Recipe: Air Fryer Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken and Broccoli

5. Air Fryer Cauliflower Gnocchi

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You can make this with just about any frozen gnocchi — potato, sweet potato, cauliflower, kale, you name it. Cooking it in the air fryer makes the outside perfectly crispy. Serve it with romesco, marinara, or pesto or toss it in your favorite pasta sauce.

Recipe: Air Fryer Cauliflower Gnocchi

6. Air Fryer English Muffin Pizzas

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Start with English muffins sliced in half and top them with your favorite pizza toppings. Pop them into the air fryer for just a few minutes until the cheese is melty and you have an easy, family-friendly meal.

Recipe: Air Fryer English Muffin Pizzas

7. Air Fryer Taco Stuffed Peppers

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This recipe requires about 15 minutes of active cooking, which mainly includes slicing bell peppers and browning some ground beef in a skillet. Then, stuff the peppers with the ground beef mixture and some seasoning, top them with shredded cheese, and cook in the air fryer until melted.

Recipe: Air Fryer Taco Stuffed Peppers

8. Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets

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Pick your favorite bag of frozen chicken nuggets (tenders work, too!) and air fry them for about 15 minutes. Serve with ketchup, honey mustard, BBQ sauce, or whatever dipping sauce you like best.

Recipe: Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets

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While traditionally a side dish, there is nothing wrong with eating a twice-baked potato for dinner. First bake the potatoes in the oven, then fill them with a mixture of sour cream, cheddar, and bacon bits, and air fry until creamy and tender.

Recipe: Twice Baked Potatoes With Cheddar Cheese and Bacon

10. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Pizza Slices

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This veggie-packed "pizza" is made by air frying sweet potato disks, then topping them with sauce, cheese, and fresh basil. It's a great finger food for kids and adults alike.

Recipe: Air Fryer Sweet Potato Pizza Slices

11. Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

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It's not like grilled cheese is difficult to make on the stovetop, but this air fryer recipe takes this classic, comforting sandwich to the next level. Say hello to golden brown bread and gooey, melty cheese.

Recipe: Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

12. Air Fryer Baked Egg Cups

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You can use either ramekins or silicone cupcake molds to make these air fried egg cups. Just place beaten eggs plus cheese and veggies into a cooking vessel and pop them into the air fryer. In about 15 minutes, you'll have fluffy baked eggs.

Recipe: Air Fryer Baked Egg Cups

13. Air Fryer Meatballs

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This method works with any kind of fresh or frozen meatballs. Serve them however you like best — with pasta, in sliders, on a bed of rice, or on top of a big salad.

Recipe: Air Fryer Meatballs

14. Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts, Skinny Comfort / Via

Forget about making dough from scratch and waiting for it to rise. If you start with store bought biscuit dough, all you need to do is shape it, air fry it, and top it with icing or cinnamon and sugar.

Recipe: Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts

15. Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

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Start with string cheese and dredge each piece into egg, flour, and a mixture of breadcrumbs and seasoning. Once each cheese stick is coated, cook them in the air fryer until golden brown and crispy all around.

Recipe: Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

16. Air Fried Toasted Ravioli

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Grab a bag of your favorite grocery store ravioli, dredge each piece in beaten egg and bread crumbs — with seasoning and Parmesan — then air fry until the outside is toasted and the inside is soft and the cheese melted.

Recipe: Air Fried Toasted Ravioli

17. Air Fryer Sausage and Potatoes

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A real toss-and-go recipe, all you need to do is dice some potatoes, slice a sweet onion, and chop some sausage links. Air fry everything for 15 minutes. Once cooked, toss the sausage and veggies in honey mustard and enjoy.

Recipe: Air Fryer Sausage and Potatoes

18. Homemade Chicken Taquitos

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If you start with shredded rotisserie chicken, these homemade taquitos can be on the dinner table in just minutes. Serve them with your favorite dips like sour cream and guacamole.

Recipe: Homemade Chicken Taquitos

19. Jumbo Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket

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All you need are two ingredients and 10 minutes to make this seriously satisfying recipe. Eat them as is, or slice the crescent roll wrapped hot dogs into little pigs in a blanket.

Recipe: Jumbo Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket

20. Air Fryer Frozen Pot Stickers

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The next time you're about to order take-out, try whipping up frozen dumplings in your Air Fryer instead. Paired with a drizzle of soy sauce and sesame oil or some sriracha, they taste restaurant-quality.

Recipe: Air Fryer Frozen Pot Stickers

21. Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

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Whether you're looking for a quick meal for the kids or a brunch-worthy dish, these air fried French toast sticks won't disappoint. All you need is bread or challah, egg, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. You can even make the French toast sticks ahead of time and freeze them for later.

Recipe: Air Fryer French Toast Sticks