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24 Easy Holiday Airfryer Recipes That Pretty Much Make Themselves

Keep calm and air fry on.

By now, your Aifryer is probably your favorite kitchen appliance. So why not use it to make the best Thanksgiving dinner ever? Here are some delicious (and easy) recipes to make in your handy Airfryer all through the holiday season.

1. Airfryer Baked Sweet Potatoes

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Save space in your oven by roasting tender sweet potatoes right in the air fryer. Don't forget the butter and cinnamon for good meausre.

Recipe: Airfryer Baked Sweet Potatoes

2. Crispy Airfryer Cauliflower

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Dip the cauliflower florets in egg whites and then a mixture of panko and spices. You'll end up with crispy, golden brown cauliflower that melts in your mouth like butter.

Recipe: Crispy Airfryer Cauliflower

3. Airfryer Turkey Meatballs

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Serve these babies with cranberry sauce for dipping and you've got an easy party app.

Recipe: Airfryer Turkey Meatballs

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All you need for this crowd-pleasing side dish are five ingredients: Brussels sprouts, breadcrumbs, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese.

Recipe: Airfryer Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

5. Airfryer Mac 'n' Cheese Bites

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Want to make mac 'n' cheese even more delicious? Bread it and air fry it so the inside is melty and cheesy and the outside is golden and crunchy.

Recipe: Airfryer Mac 'n' Cheese Bites

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Nothing brings people together and spreads holiday joy like a plate of creamy, melted Brie.

Recipe: Airfryer Baked Brie With Cranberry Filling

7. Crispy Airfryer Green Beans

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These green beans get so crispy in the Airfryer, they almost taste like veggie fries. Try topping them with fried onions, sliced almonds, or hazelnuts to dress them up for the holiday table.

Recipe: Crispy Airfryer Green Beans

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If you can get your hands on pre-peeled and cut butternut squash, it'll save you a ton of time making this easy side.

Recipe: Airfryer Cinnamon Maple Butternut Squash

9. Airfryer Stuffed Mushrooms

A plate of cheesy stuffed mushrooms.
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White button mushrooms are stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar, and chives, and spices to make this decadent finger food.

Recipe: Airfryer Stuffed Mushrooms

10. Airfryer Turkey Breast

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Way easier and less time-consuming than roasting a whole bird, this air fried turkey breast has crispy, golden brown skin on the outside and moist, white meat inside.

Recipe: Airfryer Turkey Breast

11. Airfryer Mashed Potato Balls

An air fried potato ball with a gooey, mashed interior.
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This recipe is vegan-friendly, but if you don't follow a vegan diet, just swap aquafaba for egg and in place of nutritional yeast, use Parmesan.

Recipe: Airfryer Mashed Potato Balls

12. Airfryer Hasselback Potatoes

A hasselback potato topped with sour cream, bacon, herbs, and cheese.
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Serve these crispy hasselbacks plain or load them up with your favorite toppings like sour cream, bacon bites, cheese, and chives.

Recipe: Airfryer Hasselback Potatoes

13. Airfryer Glazed Ham

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Just because it's called turkey day doesn't mean you have to serve poultry. This spiralized, glazed ham is an easy and delicious Thanksgiving main dish.

Recipe: Airfryer Glazed Ham

14. Airfryer Roasted Acorn Squash

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This sweet-meets-savory winter squash makes a great side dish or vegetarian main. Try stuffing the squash with a mixture of quinoa, cranberries, and almonds.

Recipe: Airfryer Roasted Acorn Squash

15. Airfryer Turkey Legs

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A spice rub made of salt, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and brown sugar makes these turkey legs so delightfully crispy.

Recipe: Airfryer Turkey Legs

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Sometimes simple is best, like in the case of these five-ingredient roasted potatoes with a seriously creamy center.

Recipe: Crispy Airfryer Rosemary and Garlic Potatoes

17. Turkey and Stuffing Airfryer Egg Rolls

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Make these festive egg rolls as a party app or whip them up with your Thanksgiving leftovers.

Recipe: Turkey and Stuffing Airfryer Egg Rolls

18. Airfryer Pumpkin Twists

A wooden serving board topped with pumpkin twists drizzled with frosting.
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This five-ingredient treat comes together with just crescent rolls, canned pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie salt, butter, and storebought or homemade icing.

Recipe: Airfryer Pumpkin Twists

19. Airfryer Mini Apple Pies

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You can follow this no-frills recipe using whatever pie filling you like best — whether it's apple, blueberry, or pecan.

Recipe: Airfryer Mini Apple Pies

20. Airfryer Maple Pecan Bars

A couple of maple pecan dessert bars.
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Assemble the crust, mix together the pecan maple filling, and then place a foil-lined baking pan into the basket of your Airfryer.

Recipe: Airfryer Maple Pecan Bars

21. Airfryer Oreos

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As if Oreos aren't delicious enough on their own, wrap them in crescent rounds and pop them in the air fryer. This two ingredient dessert is a total game-changer.

Recipe: Airfryer Oreos

22. Easiest Airfryer Donuts

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These are made with pre-made biscuit dough then rolled in cinnamon sugar — so it's as easy as it gets.

Recipe: Easiest Airfryer Donuts

23. Airfryer Baked Apples

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Apples are topped with a mixture of rolled oats, butter, maple syrup, and cinnamon — then baked in the Airfryer until fork-tender. Do the right thing and serve them with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.

Recipe: Airfyer Baked Apples

24. Airfryer Pumpkin Hand Pies

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Fact: pie tastes better when you can eat it it with your hands.

Recipe: Airfryer Pumpkin Hand Pies