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    90 Of Our Absolute Favorite Air-Fryer Recipes To Try At Home

    These recipes are never fried, yet always crispy.

    Maybe you have an air fryer but don't know quite how to use it, or perhaps you've been thinking about buying one. In either case, here are some wholesome recipes to inspire your home cooking. These air fryer meals are crispy, decadent, and delicious, but never ever fried in oil.

    1. Air Fryer Nashville Hot Cauliflower Bites

    Air fryer Nashville hot cauliflower bites.
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    Battered in a fragrant spice mix, buttermilk, flour, and hot sauce then air fried until golden brown and crunchy, these cauliflower nuggets are a serious treat. Serve them on their own or with white bread and pickles.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Nashville Hot Cauliflower Bites

    2. Air Fryer Copycat Taco Crunchwrap

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    3. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

    Air fried sweet potato chips.
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    Calling for just five ingredients: sweet potato, olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme, these veggie chips are a better-for-you alternative to French fries.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips

    4. Crispy Air Fryer Fish Cakes

    You can make these fish cakes with pretty much whatever seafood you've got — not only fish but also shellfish like shrimp or clams. Plus, they stay good in the freezer for four months so you can prep them in advance and re-heat them when you're not sure what to make.

    Recipe: Crispy Air Fryer Fish Cakes

    5. Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

    Air fried crispy tortilla chips.
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    Bring on the guacamole and call it a fiesta.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

    6. Air Fryer Sweet Chili Chicken Wings

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    Be warned: You may never order restaurant chicken wings again after sinking your teeth into this homemade version, which are crunchy and tossed in a Thai-inspired sauce made with soy sauce, sweet chili, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil. Get the recipe for sweet chili chicken wings here.

    7. Air Fryer Cauliflower Gnocchi

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    This recipe calls for frozen cauliflower gnocchi, but you can prepare any gnocchi— fresh or frozen, cauliflower, ricotta, or potato — in the air fryer to achieve a perfectly crispy texture. Just toss with your favorite sauce and enjoy. Get the recipe for air fryer cauliflower gnocchi here.

    8. Crispy Air Fryer Fish Fillets


    Use any semi-firm, flaky white fish like hake, cod, or halibut to make this version of fish and chips. You could also eat these fish fillets in taco form, on top of a salad, or in a burrito bowl. Get the recipe for crispy air fryer fish fillets here.

    9. Air Fryer Burgers

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    Give the barbecue a rest and try making burgers in your air fryer. They stay seriously juicy on the inside with a crispy exterior.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Burgers

    10. Air Fryer Wonton Mozzarella Sticks

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    This crowd-favorite appetizer couldn't be easier to make. Wrap mozzarella string cheese in egg roll wrappers, spray with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and toss them in the air fryer to get golden brown. Get the recipe for air fryer wonton mozzarella sticks here.

    11. Air Fryer Homemade Croutons

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    Give your old bread new life with these buttery, crunchy croutons. They take any soup or salad from meh to wow.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Homemade Croutons

    12. Air Fryer Peanut Butter Cookies

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    Dessert in the air fryer? You bet. These cookies are so quick, you need less than 20 minutes to make them from start to finish. Get the recipe for air fryer peanut butter cookies here.

    13. Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

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    Mushroom caps are filled with cream cheese, parmesan cheese, bacon, green onions, and seasonings, then they're air fried until crispy on the outside and super melty on the inside. It's the perfect bite.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

    14. Air Fryer Steak

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    For perfectly cooked steak every single time, give your air fryer a try. All you need are four ingredients: your favorite cut of steak, butter, salt, and pepper. Get the recipe for air fryer steak here.

    15. Air Fryer Crab Cakes

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    A handful of basic ingredients like mayo, egg, green onion, and Old Bay seasoning is all you need to whip up these Maryland-style crab cakes.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Crab Cakes

    16. Air Fryer Cajun Scallops

    Crispy Cajun scallops.
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    If you're intimidated by the idea of cooking scallops at home, this air fryer version is pretty much fool-proof. Best of all, it won't make your kitchen smell like seafood.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Cajun Scallops

    17. Air Fryer Caramelized Bananas

    An air fried banana sliced in half and topped with yogurt and chopped nuts.
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    This caramelized banana dessert is so decadent, you'll forget you're eating fruit. Top it with anything from banana and cinnamon to ice cream and chopped walnuts. Get the recipe for air fryer caramelized bananas here.

    18. Air Fryer Pizza Sliders

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    It's a cross between a slider and a pizza bagel, and boy is it tasty. Get the recipe for air fryer pizza sliders here.

    19. Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers

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    Stuffed with onion, garlic, rice, beef, diced tomatoes, and seasonings and then cooked in the air fryer until tender, these delicious stuffed peppers are a hearty and comforting dinner.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers

    20. Air Fryer Mac 'n' Cheese Balls

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    These little mac 'n' cheese balls are dipped in breadcrumbs then air fried until cheesy and melty on the inside with a crunchy exterior coating.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Mac 'n' Cheese Balls

    21. Air Fryer Sesame Chicken

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    Boneless chicken thighs get coated in corn starch then tossed in a homemade Chinese-inspired glaze made with hoisin sauce, soy sauce, orange juice, and sesame seeds. The result is better than takeout. Get the recipe for air fryer sesame chicken here.

    22. Air Fryer Chilean Sea Bass

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    This simple recipe removes any stress you might feel about cooking seafood at home. Just cook the fish in the air fryer until its fork tender then brush it with the miso butter sauce and serve over rice.

    Get the recipe for air fryer Chilean sea bass here.

    23. Air Fryer Glazed Donuts

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    The perfect treat for breakfast or dessert, these delicious doughnuts are crispy and glazed on the outside but fluffy and doughy on the inside. Get the recipe for air fryer glazed donuts here.

    24. Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken

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    This three-ingredient bang bang sauce made with mayonnaise, honey, and sriracha is about to become your new favorite condiment. Get the recipe for air fryer bang bang chicken here.

    25. Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

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    It's everything you love about crunchy, cheesy, saucy eggplant parm, except none of the oil. Serve a few of these eggplant rounds in stacks, coated with melted mozzarella cheese and your favorite marinara sauce. Get the recipe for air fryer eggplant parmesan here.

    26. Crispy Air Fryer Corn Dogs

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    Buns are overrated. Everyone knows a hot dog tastes best wrapped in a crispy layer of buttermilk breading.

    Recipe: Crispy Air Fryer Corn Dogs

    27. Air Fryer Crispy Parmesan Cod

    Two pieces of breaded cod with asparagus and lemon slices.
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    This breaded cod is perfect for people who are just starting out with seafood. It's flaky, mild, crispy, and totally unintimidating.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Crispy Parmesan Cod

    28. Air Fryer Shrimp Fajitas

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    Frozen shrimp, bell pepper, and onion get cooked in the air fryer with taco seasoning, then everything is tossed in tortillas. Serve it with a side of rice or black beans for a super filling dinner. Get the recipe for air fryer shrimp fajitas here.

    29. Honey Glazed Air Fryer Salmon

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    The perfect recipe for anyone who has ever feared cooking fish at home, this glazed salmon is impossible to mess up. Get the recipe for honey glazed air fryer salmon here.

    30. Air Fryer Crab Rangoon

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    Imitation crab meat, cream cheese, soy sauce, and lemon juice are mixed together, wrapped in wonton wrappers, and air fried to crispy perfection. Get the recipe for air fryer crab rangoon here.

    31. Air Fryer Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

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    We've been trying to roast Brussels sprouts so they're as crispy as the version we order at restaurants for years, and we've finally found the key: It's your trusty air fryer that gives these veggies the perfect outer char. Get the recipe for air fryer roasted Brussels sprouts with balsamic here.

    32. Air Fryer Char Siu Pork (Chinese BBQ Pork)

    Sliced Chinese BBQ pork with rice.
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    Boneless pork shoulder, a few sauces and seasonings, and your handy air fryer pretty much create magic, thanks to this recipe for Chinese-inspired BBQ pork. Serve it over rice with your favorite sautéed green for a complete meal.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Char Siu Pork (Chinese BBQ Pork)

    33. Air Fryer Honey Sesame Salmon

    Two pieces of sesame honey salmon over arugula.
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    You should seriously be cooking your seafood in the air fryer. This Japanese-inspired salmon gets tender and flaky beneath the sticky, crispy layer of honey sesame glaze.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Honey Sesame Salmon

    34. Air Fryer Korean BBQ Cauliflower Wings

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    You won't believe it's not chicken. Get the recipe for air fryer Korean BBQ cauliflower wings here.

    35. Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

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    Dredged in eggs, panko, and shredded coconut, this crunchy, breaded shrimp is a delectable mix of sweet and savory. Get the recipe for air fryer coconut shrimp here.

    36. Air Fryer Churros

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    Get the recipe for air fryer churros here.

    37. Honey Lime Air Fryer Shrimp

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    An easy weeknight dinner for when you have no idea what to make, start with frozen shrimp and whip them up in the air fryer in minutes. You can serve this sweet and tangy shrimp on rice, in tortillas, or with your favorite vegetable. Get the recipe for honey lime air fryer shrimp here.

    38. Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls

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    Puff pastry topped with a mixture of cinnamon, sugar, and butter goes into the air fryer. Out come these sticky, flaky, pull-apart cinnamon rolls worthy of a special occasion. Get the recipe for air fryer cinnamon rolls here.

    39. Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

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    Better than your favorite fast food nuggets, these crunchy air-fried boneless chicken bites are like a grown-up version of the childhood classic. Get the recipe for air fryer chicken nuggets here.

    40. Air Fryer Baked Apples

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    These fork-tender baked apples get topped with buttery rolled oats in this dessert recipe guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth. Get the recipe for air fryer baked apples here.

    41. Air Fryer Cheeseburger Sliders

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    Perfect for feeding a crowd, these mouthwatering cheeseburger sliders require just a few very simple ingredients. Get the recipe for air fryer cheeseburger sliders here.

    42. Air Fryer Fish Tacos

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    Baja-style fish tacos are right this way, just add your favorite toppings like pico de gallo, avocado, and jalapeño. Get the recipe for air fryer fish tacos here.

    43. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

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    Just season these babies with a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, and whatever additional spices are in your pantry like paprika and garlic powder and you've got a delightful veggie side dish. Get the recipe for air fryer sweet potato fries here.

    44. Air Fryer Potstickers

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    Bonus points if you make the dumplings from scratch, but this shortcut dinner calls for frozen potstickers that get seriously crispy in the air fryer. Dip them in a mixture of hoisin, chili oil, and cilantro. Get the recipe for air fryer dumplings here.

    45. Air Fryer BBQ Ribs

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    Don't want to make the barbecue sauce from scratch? Your secret is safe. Just grab a bottle of your favorite sweet and sticky store bought stuff.

    Get the recipe for air fryer BBQ ribs here.

    46. Air Fryer Chimichangas

    An air fried burrito with a golden brown tortilla covered in red enchilada sauce and shredded cheddar cheese.
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    Chimichangas are usually deep fried burritos, but in this case, burritos are stuffed with shredded chicken, cheese, Greek yogurt, chopped chiles, and more, then cooked in hot air until the tortilla is golden and crispy and the inside is melty and warm. Get the recipe for air fryer chimichangas here.

    47. Air Fryer Meatballs

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    This recipe calls for ground beef, but you can also use turkey or chicken. Air fry them for just 15 minutes and serve them with your favorite pasta or grains. Get the recipe for air fryer meatballs here.

    48. Crispy Breaded Air Fryer Chicken Breast

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    You won't believe this seriously crunchy chicken isn't deep-fried in oil. It's simply breaded in panko and cooked in the air fryer until the breading is golden. Get the recipe for crispy breaded air fryer chicken breast here.

    49. Air Fryer Chicken Quesadilla

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    Your air fryer gives this otherwise basic quesadilla a perfectly crispy exterior and a cheesy, melty interior sort of like the consistency of a chimichanga. Get the recipe for air fryer chicken quesadillas here.

    50. Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes

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    Five ingredients is all your need for this seriously savory side dish: cooked baked potatoes, bacon, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and butter. Get the recipe for air fryer twice baked potatoes here.

    51. Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

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    Lightly breaded in almond flour then coated in spicy barbecue sauce, this cauliflower makes for a delicious meatless Monday meal or family-friendly side dish. Get the recipe for air fryer buffalo cauliflower bites here.

    52. Air Fryer Pork Chops

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    What makes these pork chops so delightfully crispy? They're coated in a thin layer of olive oil, rubbed with a mixture of garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and paprika.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Pork Chops

    53. Air Fryer Egg Rolls

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    In a blind tasting, you'd bet money that these Chinese-inspired egg rolls were deep fried. But lo and behold, they get nice and crispy in the basket of your air fryer.

    Get the recipe for air fryer egg rolls here.

    54. Air Fryer Chili Garlic Tofu

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    We're usually hesitant to make tofu at home because we can never achieve that satisfying sear, but the air fryer changed that for good. The icing on the cake is the sauce made with chili sauce, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce. Get the recipe for air fryer chili garlic tofu here.

    55. Air Fryer Mac 'n' Cheese

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    This creamy mac 'n' cheese is so incredibly easy, you don't even have to cook the pasta separately. Cover the pasta with parchment paper as it bakes in the air fryer to achieve that delightful crispy top layer. Get the recipe for air fryer mac 'n' cheese here.

    56. Air Fryer Pasta Chips

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    Serve this crispy pasta chips with your favorite sauce like marinara, pesto, or even alfredo for dipping. But be warned: They're surprisingly addictive.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Pasta Chips

    57. Air Fryer Breakfast Burritos

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    Roll up a tortilla with scrambled egg, browned sausage, some diced veggies, and shredded cheese, pop it into the air fryer and wait for a crispy breakfast burrito to emerge. Get the recipe for air fryer breakfast burritos here.

    58. Air Fryer Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

    Kung Pao Brussels sprouts over rice with veggies.
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    This Chinese-inspired dish is made with Brussels sprouts and peanuts, which are air fried and then tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce made with soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, honey, Sriracha, garlic, ginger, and red chili flakes.

    Get the recipe for air fryer kung pao Brussels sprouts here.

    59. Air Fryer Turkey Breast

    A turkey breast cooked in the air fryer and sliced.
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    Bookmark this one for your Thanksgiving dinner. Get the recipe for air fryer turkey breast here.

    60. Crispy Air Fryer Bacon

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    Forget about all the bacon splatter, grease, and mess and cook everyone's favorite breakfast side right in the air-fryer. Get the recipe for crispy air fryer bacon here.

    61. Air Fryer Falafel