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13 best ever air fryer recipes [easy, healthy and delicious way to cook]

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Are you in this boat? I got an air fryer for Christmas and I don’t know what to make in it?

These tasty air fryer recipes will leave you wondering why you’ve never tried these before! There are so many different things you can cook in an air fryer and many recipes will taste even better than using a different method of cooking.

One of the best things about cooking in the air fryer is that you aren’t cooking your food in grease and unhealthy fats which means you’re making healthier meals for you and your family.

1. Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

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If you love coconut shrimp, you need to try this tasty air fryer version

If you love fried shrimp, you have to check out this coconut shrimp recipe where the shrimp are air fried to perfection. The shrimp is combined with a breading of Panko crumbs, unsweetened coconut, and a bit of cayenne pepper to give it a delicious taste. I love this because it gives you both the sweet and the salty flavor and now you can save money by making this restaurant specialty at home in your air fryer instead of paying for a pricey meal out. 

https://ottawamommyclub.ca/air-fryer-coconut-shrimp-recipe

2. Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

You know I was grocery shopping and I overheard a mom and daughter shopping for a holiday meal. The mom whispered about what a pain it is to make potatoes and I couldn’t agree more! So, I was super excited to find this airfryer baked potato recipe. Baked potatoes in the air fryer are a must try if you have not already. The potatoes come out with a crispy outside and an inside of fluffy potatoes goodness. Top the potatoes with your favorite toppings and dive in because you’re in for a treat!

https://littlesunnykitchen.com/air-fryer-baked-potato/

3. Air Fryer Fajita Chicken

You what kind of recipes I love? The ones that are super easy and make me look like a rock star chef. And this air fryer recipe is one of them. First, it offers the hasselback style which always looks super classy right? Plus, it is also something everyone loves – chicken fajitas! This hasselback style chicken fajita recipe is another great healthy dinner option. It’s an easy recipe so it’s great for beginners or those who are looking to jump in to using their new kitchen toy.

https://amomsimpression.com/air-fryer-fajita-chicken

 

4. Air Fryer Pickles

 

Confession – I don’t love pickles. Truth: I loved just about anything fried, including pickles. This is another recipe I love making because it is also a crowd pleaser, but at the same time it is not as bad for you as if you went to a restaurant and ordered a big plate of dee-fried pickles. These air fried pickles are just as, if not more, delicious than the deep-fried version.

https://everydayshortcuts.com/air-fryer-fried-pickles

 

5. Pork Chops in in the Air Fryer

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How yummy do these pork chops in the air fryer look?

These quick and easy pork chops are all dressed up with your favorite seasonings and cooked in the air fryer for less than 15 minutes. Yes, you read that right – this recipe will be ready in just 15 minutes. No more excuses for not being able to cook at home. You can serve these with your family’s favorite veggies for a quick weeknight meal.

https://blessherheartyall.com/air-fryer-pork-chops

 

6. Air Fryer Pork Stuffing Meatballs

Perfect for main courses or appetizers, these delicious pork and stuffing meatballs are cooked until they’re juicy enough to eat and loaded with lots of flavor which will have everyone wanting more. Can’t you already taste of yummy these air fryer meatballs are? 

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https://dearcrissy.com/air-fryer-pork-stuffing-meatballs

 

7. Air Fryer Cookies & Cream Bites

Yes, dessert items can be cooked in the air fryer to and one of the must-try sweets to make in the air fryer are these cookies and cream bites. I’m not really one for sweets that often but the good thing about these is that they are small, so you don’t have to over indulge and then feel guilty when you make this dessert in your air fryer. 

https://gingercasa.com/air-fryer-cookies-and-cream-bites

 

8. Vegan Crunchwrap Supreme (healthy Air Fryer Version) 

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Wow – an unhealthy fast food menu item transformed into a healthy vegan one in the air fryer

Who would have every known you could take a fast food recipe like one from Taco Bell (gross!) and make it healthy, let along vegan?! This is a vegan take on the popular Crunchwrap Supreme. There’s great detail in this recipe including giving you you step by step instructions on how to fold those little wraps so they’re perfectly in place.

https://www.spabettie.com/taco-crunch-wrap

9. Air Fryer Salmon

I only thought I had it made when I began cooking salmon on my Foreman Grill. But make way, Foreman, there’s a newer better cooker in town – the air fryer! One of the easiest ways to cook salmon is in the air fryer and this salmon recipe comes out with a perfectly crisp exterior. The inside is tender and juicy, making it the perfect combination of deliciousness.

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This salmon turns out perfect every time in the air fryer

https://littlesunnykitchen.com/air-fryer-salmon/

 

10. Air Fryer Pistachio Small Batch Brownies

https://www.spabettie.com/salty-pistachio-small-batch-brownies

As long as you’re not cooking for a crowd, these brownies are a great go-to dessert for the family to enjoy. These brownies only take about 20 minutes and will be your new favorite way to enjoy brownies.

11. Sweet and Salty Kale Chips in the Air Fryer 

About five years ago, I got on the kale chip kick. My husband, not so much. I baked them in the over and it seemed like a lot of heat for a minimal amount of food. So, I gradually stopped making them. But then I found this recipe for these sweet and salty kale chips are a great nutritious treat that’s ready in just minutes. The recipe only calls for 4 ingredients making it a must-try easy air fryer recipe.

https://www.cookitrealgood.com/sweet-salty-kale-chips

 

12. Air Fryer Donuts

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Time to make the dougnuts! Try these air fryer donuts in your air fryer

 

Air frying isn’t just for dinner! I LOVE doughnuts, but do you know how much fat is in the store bought ones? These air fryer donuts are a quick and easy way to enjoy a healthier version of the delicious donut. These donuts don’t include a glaze, they are simply air fried and dusted with cinnamon and sugar so there’s not an overpowering amount of sweetness. You’ll see in the picture above I didn’t make a hole in my donuts. Either way, these air fryer donuts are tasty! 

https://modernmomlife.com/air-fryer-donuts

 

13. Chicken Tikka Kebabs in the Air Fryer 

Packed full of flavor, these kabobs are ready in just minutes and make great appetizers to serve at any gathering. Plus this is a great air fryer recipe if you are attending a pot luck. 

https://pipingpotcurry.com/indian-chicken-tikka-kebab

 

If you’re looking for some new air fryer recipes to try, this collection of recipes are tasty, delicious, and easy to cook leaving you no excuse not to try them!

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Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!

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