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    65 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 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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

    7. 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.

    8. 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

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

    11. 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.

    12. 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.

    13. 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.

    14. 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.

    15. 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.

    16. 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.

    17. 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.

    18. 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.

    19. Air Fryer Churros

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    Get the recipe for air fryer churros here.

    20. 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.

    21. 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.

    22. 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.

    23. 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.

    24. 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.

    25. 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.

    26. 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.

    27. 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.

    28. 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.

    29. 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.

    30. 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.

    31. 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.

    32. 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.

    33. 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.

    34. 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

    35. 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.

    36. 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.

    37. 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.

    38. 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.

    39. 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.

    40. 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.

    41. 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.

    42. Air Fryer Falafel

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    If you're used to dry, store-bought falafel, this homemade version is a game-changer. Toss these chickpea fritters into pita bread or enjoy them on a salad with a drizzle of hummus or tahini. Get the recipe for air fryer falafel here.

    43. Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

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    Dredge chicken breasts in egg and breadcrumbs, then let it cook in the air fryer until golden brown on all sides and tender on the inside. Get the recipe for air fryer chicken parmesan here.

    44. Air Fryer Onion Rings

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    This classic pub food just got even better. Thanks to your air fryer, there's no deep-frying required for these crunchy onion rings. Get the recipe for air fryer onion rings here.

    45. Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños With Cream Cheese

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    This tasty finger food is far easier to make than you might expect. Just halve jalapeño peppers, fill with a mixture of cream cheese, shredded cheese, and spices, wrap with a slice of bacon, and let cook in an even layer in the air fryer. Get the recipe for air fryer bacon wrapped jalapeños with cream cheese here.

    46. Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

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    Cut your zucchini into matchsticks and coat them in egg and breadcrumbs to make these chewy fries. Don't forget about the garlic aioli. It's only four ingredients plus salt and pepper, and it makes all the difference. Get the recipe for air fryer zucchini fries here.

    47. Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Sea Scallops

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    This buttery, melt-in-your-mouth scallops surrounded by savory, crunchy bacon is fancy enough for a date night meal, yet it's easy enough for a casual weeknight dinner. Get the recipe for air fryer bacon-wrapped sea scallops here.

    48. Air Fryer English Muffin Pizzas

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    The ultimate lazy snack or lunch recipe, top English muffins with marinara sauce and your favorite pizza toppings, then lay them flat in the air fryer until the cheese is melty and the bread is crunchy. Get the recipe for air fryer English muffin pizzas here.

    49. Air Fryer Breakfast Hash

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    These tender breakfast potatoes call for a mixture of sweet potatoes and russet potatoes. Served with fried eggs and a side of bacon, it's a meal worth waking up for. Get the recipe for air fryer breakfast hash here.

    50. Air Fryer Fried Rice

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    This classic take-out favorite couldn't be easier. Just combine all the ingredients — cooked rice, vegetables, whisked egg, and soy sauce — into an oven-safe bowl and place it in the air fryer. Fifteen minutes later, you'll have a heaping bowl of fried rice. Get the recipe for air fryer fried rice here.

    51. Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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    Name a better combination than melty, gooey cheese sandwiched between two peices of crispy, buttery bread. We'll wait...Get the recipe for air fryer grilled cheese sandwiches here.

    52. Air Fryer Hand Pies

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    For the hand pie crust, all you need is store bought pie crust and cooking spray. This recipe provides inspiration for four different fillings from s'mores to blueberry, but you can also get creative! Get the recipe for air fryer hand pies here.

    53. Air Fryer Fried Chicken

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    If there's one reason to invest in an air fryer, it's this outrageously decadent chicken that tastes like it was deep fried. In reality though, it's simply marinated in buttermilk and hot sauce, breaded in corn starch and flour, and cooked using nothing but air. Get the recipe for air fryer fried chicken here.

    54. Air Fryer Cheese Curds

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    How do you turn cheese into something even more decadent? Dredge it in egg, flour, and breadcrumbs, then air fry until crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside.

    Get the recipe for air fryer cheese curds here.

    55. Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

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    Crunchy on the outside with a custard-like filling, these French toast sticks will quickly become your new favorite breakfast. You can make a big batch and store them in the freezer for up to two months. Get the recipe for air fryer French toast sticks here.

    56. Air Fryer Blueberry Muffins

    Three blueberry muffins.
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    Rather than make a whole big batch of muffins in the oven that are bound to go stale, this air fryer recipe makes a few at a time. Make 'em for breakfast or dessert... the choice is yours.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Blueberry Muffins

    57. Breakfast Frittata

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    This foolproof frittata recipe comes together in about 10 minutes. Feel free to get creative and add whatever protein (bacon, ham, sausage) or vegetables (peppers, onion, tomato) you like best. Get the recipe for breakfast frittata here.

    58. Air Fryer Chili Lime Cod

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    Serve this delightfully flaky cod over rice with your favorite sautéed vegetables, on a burrito bowl, or stuff it into tortillas and enjoy it as tacos.

    Get the recipe for air fryer chili lime cod here.

    59. Air Fryer French Toast Sticks

    A plate of three crispy French toast sticks.
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    You can make a big batch of these cinnamon-coated French toast sticks and keep them in the freezer for a quick and delicious breakfast on the go.

    Get the recipe for air fryer French toast sticks here.

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    With their crispy breaded exterior and super creamy inside, these avocado fries are a satisfying side dish that tastes totally decadent but is surprisingly nutritious. Get the recipe for air fryer avocado fries with lime dipping sauce here.

    61. Air Fryer Fried Pickles

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    Dill pickle spears gets coated in egg, buttermilk, breadcrumbs and a handful of spices like cayenne pepper and paprika. Serve these babies with ketchup, Dijon, or spicy mayo. Get the recipe for air fryer fried pickles here.

    62. Blackened Air Fryer Salmon

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    This salmon gets its texture and flavor from a handful of spices like paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, and oregano. Serve with this tangy and creamy homemade avocado cucumber salsa. Get the recipe for blackened air fryer salmon here.

    63. Air Fryer Beef Empanadas

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    Can't find frozen empanada disks? No problem. You can use store bought pie crust to make this Latin American comfort food. Get the recipe for air fryer beef empanadas here.

    64. Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Air fried chocolate chip cookies on a plate with a glass of milk.
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    OK, it's official: there's nothing your air fryer can't do. The proof is in these soft and chewy cookies.

    Recipe: Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies

    65. Air Fryer Asian Glazed Chicken Thighs

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    You're going to want to put this marinade made with soy sauce, balsamic, honey, and Sriracha on just about everything. It's the perfect mix of sweet, umami, and spicy. Get the recipe for air fryer Asian glazed chicken thighs here.