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23 Air Fryer Recipes For Anyone Trying To Eat More Vegetables

These vegetarian recipes are crispy, satisfying, and anything but boring.

Maybe you're trying to cut back on meat or perhaps you're just looking for some new and exciting ways to prepare vegetables. In any case, your air fryer will be your new best friend when it comes to vegetarian cooking. Here are some recipes to get you started.

1. Vegetarian Air Fryer Egg Rolls

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Fill egg roll wrappers with shredded cabbage, carrots, and scallions, roll 'em up, and pop them in the air fryer until golden brown and crispy.

Recipe: Vegetarian Air Fryer Egg Rolls

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2. Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

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Mushrooms are sautéed in a mixture of garlic, onion, and butter, then mixed with cream cheese, Parmesan, and spices, stuffed, and air fried.

Recipe: Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

3. Air Fryer Korean BBQ Cauliflower Bites

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These cauliflower bites get dredged in egg and breadcrumbs and air fried until crispy. Then it's tossed in a sweet and sticky Korean BBQ sauce.

Recipe: Air Fryer Korean BBQ Cauliflower Bites

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4. Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

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This better-for-you take on eggplant parm is never fried. It's breaded and air fried so that the eggplant slices get golden and crispy without any oil.

Recipe: Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

5. Air Fryer Cauliflower Gnocchi Dippers

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Start with your favorite store-bought gnocchi (potato, sweet potato, or cauliflower all work great here). Toss them in your favorite store bought pasta sauce or serve them with marinara sauce or pesto for dunking.

Recipe: Air Fryer Cauliflower Gnocchi Dippers

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6. Air Fryer Curly Zucchini Fries

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You can make these veggie fries using thick-cut zucchini, too, but starting with spiralized zucchini gives you thin and crispy curly fries that are so satisfying.

Recipe: Air Fryer Curly Zucchini Fries

7. Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes With Hot Honey Butter

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Rather than bake sweet potatoes in the oven, use your air fryer to speed up the process and get delicious, tender, and buttery potatoes with crispy skin.

Recipe: Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes With Hot Honey Butter

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8. Crispy Air Fried Artichoke Hearts

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You'll only need five ingredients to whip up this veggie side: Canned quartered artichokes, panko breadcrumbs, mayo, Parmesan, and parsley. Serve these with a simple aioli for dipping.

Recipe: Crispy Air Fried Artichoke Hearts

9. Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Gimme Delicious / Via gimmedelicious.com

These thick-cut zucchini fries are a delicious addition to any meal. They're keto-friendly, ready in 15 minutes, and delightfully crunchy.

Recipe: Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

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10. Air Fryer Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives

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If you can't find blue cheese stuffed olives, you can easily make them yourself. It just requires one extra step.

Recipe: Air Fryer Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives

11. Everything Bagel Seasoned Brussels Sprouts

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These five-ingredient Brussels sprouts are so flavorful, thanks to a mixture of crushed almonds, Parmesan cheese, and everything bagel seasoning.

Recipe: Everything Bagel Seasoned Brussels Sprouts

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12. Air Fryer Quesadillas

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These quesadillas are topped with a layer of refried beans and shredded cheese, but you can get creative with your filling.

Recipe: Air Fryer Quesadillas

13. Five-Ingredient Air Fryer Broccoli

Julie's Eats and Treats / Via julieseatsandtreats.com

The best thing about this broccoli is that it comes together using ingredients you probably already have on hand: a head of broccoli, olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder is all you need.

Recipe: Five-Ingredient Air Fryer Broccoli

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14. Homemade Air Fryer Tater Tots

Colleen Christensen Nutrition / Via colleenchristensennutrition.com

Sure, you could start with frozen tots and throw them into the basket of your air fryer, but if you have the time to make them from scratch these battered and air fried mashed potatoes are next level delicious.

Recipe: Homemade Air Fryer Tater Tots

15. Air Fryer Falafel

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There's no deep frying required for these crunchy-on-the-outside-moist-on-the-inside chickpea falafel balls. Enjoy them on top of salad or in pita as a vegetarian-friendly main dish.

Recipe: Air Fryer Falafel

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16. Air Fryer Crispy Onion Rings

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Thin-cut onion rings for the win. And you don't even need to fry them in oil to reach peak crispiness.

Recipe: Air Fryer Crispy Onion Rings

17. Air Fried Green Tomatoes

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Ready for the best BLT sandwich ever? Swap your ordinary sliced tomatoes for these air fried beauties.

Recipe: Air Fried Green Tomatoes

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18. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

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Pair these with veggie burgers for a meatless meal that will satisfy your craving for comfort food.

Recipe: Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

19. Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

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If you like buffalo chicken, you're going to love this meatless version made with battered cauliflower. Serve it with blue cheese dressing for dipping.

Recipe: Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

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20. Air Fryer Halloumi Cheese

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If you're trying to cut back on meat, halloumi cheese makes for a satisfying and protein-packed substitute. Enjoy it on a salad, in a wrap, or with your favorite grilled veggies.

Recipe: Air Fryer Halloumi Cheese

21. Air Fryer Avocado Fries

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Forget avocado toast. Your new favorite recipe will be these creamy avocado fries coated in crispy breadcrumbs.

Recipe: Air Fryer Avocado Fries

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22. Air Fryer Green Bean Fries

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You could bake these green bean fries in the oven, but the air fryer gets them so much crunchier and more satisfying.

Recipe: Air Fryer Green Bean Fries

23. Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

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Mix together shredded zucchini, egg, Parmesan, flour, and spices, shape the veggie batter into patties, and air fry until the fritters turn golden brown.

Recipe: Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters

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