We’re totally aware that it’s been a while since Christmas but, between work, family, friends, and hobbies, we’re the kind of busy people who sometimes take a few months to get around to it when we want to try our hand at something new. That’s why we’ve only just found the time to give the new air fryer we got under the Christmas tree a try!
Being busy means that any new cooking appliance that will help us make more delicious things for our family with less hassle or in less time is the best gift we could possibly receive.
We’ve been keeping our eyes peeled lately for awesome air fryer recipes that will help us make the most of our new toy now that we’ve got it all set up.
Delicious Air Fryer Recipes
Are you feeling just as excited about finding new recipes to make in your own new air fryer as we are, if not more?
Check out these 15 fantastic ideas, dishes, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. Crispy buttermilk chicken tenders
If we’re being honest, we have always loved chicken tenders. There’s just something so delicious and satisfying about them, not matter how old you are or what you like to dip them in! They’re simple to do if you buy the frozen kind from the store, but your air fryer can actually help do you one better. See what we mean in more detail by checking out this delicious recipe from Foodie Crush that will help you make crispy buttermilk chicken tenders!
2. Air fryer chicken wings
Have we really piqued your interest with this idea of making mouthwatering chicken dishes in your air fryer because it really is one of your favourite things to eat, but you’re definitely interested in collecting about as many recipes as you can besides those delicious chicken fingers? Then we’d absolutely suggest adding this great tutorial from The Ktchn to your list in order to learn how these air fryer chicken wings are made!
3. Air fryer baked potatoes
Have you always been more of a starches and carbs lover, pairing potatoes of some kind with just about any and every meal you possibly can? Well, we can’t say we blame you, because we’re the total same! We’re sure you can imagine just how pleased we were, then, when we came across this tutorial from Add A Pinch that outlines the simple process for making air fryer baked potatoes!
4. Air fryer maple and black peppercorn meatloaf
If you’re going to go out of your way to try making some kind of meat based entree in your air fryer, would you rather do something a little fancier than chicken tenders or wings? Well, if you’re a fan of the family dinner classics like we are then perhaps you’d get along a little better with the simple way that Recipe This teaches you to make an air fryer maple and black peppercorn meatloaf surprisingly easily indeed.
5. Air fryer pizza
If you ask us, any kitchen tool that can help us enjoy our guilty pleasure favourites at home rather than paying extra money to eat out or order in is a rather valuable tool that’s worth what we paid for it! With that in mind, we’re sure you can picture just how pleased we were when we came across this recipe from Bitz & Giggles that teaches you step by easy step how to make an air fryer pizza!
6. Air fryer beef taco fried egg rolls
If you’re going to learn how to use a new machine in your kitchen, would you actually much rather try it out by making something really unique that you know no one in your household has ever tried before, or maybe even thought of? Then we’re pretty sure Stay Snatched has just the recipe for you. Check out their tutorial to see how these mouthwatering (if a little unconventional) air fryer beef taco fried egg rolls were made!
7. Air fryer chicken fajita rollups
Perhaps you actually purchased your air fryer as a Christmas gift for yourself because you heard that it can be used as a tool for making slightly more calorie conscious meals that will still give you all kinds of nutrition and flavour, since you’re looking to slim down a little as part of your plans this year? Well, that’s entirely right and we’re pleased to share one of our favourite healthier recipes that we’ve tried so far! Take a look at Awe Filled Homemaker to lear more about these air fryer chicken fajita rollups.
8. Air fryer vegan baked churro style sweet potato dessert fries
Have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to come across some kind of sweet air fryer recipe, rather than just savoury ones, since you’re a total dessert lover first and foremost? In that case, we have a feeling this next idea from Cotter Crunch might be a little more up your alley! Their tutorial shows you how these fragrant and unique air fryer vegan baked churro style sweet potato dessert fries were made. They make a delicious treat no matter what your dietary restrictions are!
9. Air fryer parmesan crusted mushrooms
If you’re going to start experimenting a little with new appliances and new recipes in your kitchen, would you actually prefer to make something a little fancier than you might normally, like something you’ve seen on the menus in nice restaurants when you’ve gone out for special occasions? Then maybe you’ll get along quite well indeed with this recipe from Loft 48 that shows you how these flavourful little air fryer parmesan crusted mushrooms were made!
10. 15-minute air fryer ravioli
Have you actually been most interested to explore the world of slightly healthier fried foods now that you have an air fryer because, even more than the rest of the awesome functions it has, that’s the feature that has intrigued you the most so far? Then here’s a great, unique recipe that will help you get started in that direction! Check out this tutorial from Daily DIY Life that teaches you how to make 15-minute air fryer ravioli that really does take only 15 minutes (we tried it).
11. Air fryer turkey breast with maple mustard glaze
Did you know that you can actually make whole, large meal entrees in your air fryer rather than just smaller meals, snacks, or side dishes? Well, that’s the truth, and this next recipe from Blue Jean Chef is a great example of what we mean. Their tutorial teaches you step by clearly outlined step how to make an air fryer turkey breast with scrumptious maple mustard glaze. We tried it and we thought it tasted just as good and moist as turkey breast made the traditional way!
12. Air fryer parmsan shrimp
Are you actually the kind of person who likes seafood more than just about anything else and will always choose that option off any menu, to the point that your friends and family joke about how predictable you are? Well, we’re actually giant seafood lovers as well, so we can’t say we blame you. Luckily, air fryers are great for making seafood dishes with as well! These yummy air fryer parmesan shrimp featured on Bitz & Giggles are the perfect place to start.
13. Air fryer cinnamon rolls
Have we actually had you thinking the most about the possibilities presented by your air fryer as far as desserts go but you’re just not feeling entirely convinced by the dessert fries idea we showed you earlier, so you’ve been holding out for more options? Well, if you’ve ever been even half the cinnamon roll lover we are then it’s time to rejoice, because Blue Jean Chef has you covered!
14. Perfect air fryer salmon
Just in case you were almost settled on the idea fo making air fryer seafood when we showed you the shrimp idea but you’ll also admit that you’ve always liked fish dishes a little more than shell fish, here’s another idea for your consideration before we sign off for the day! Check out how Noble Pig put their air fryer to good use making a salmon entree that truly does taste perfect, just like they described.
15. Air fryer donuts
Now, we’ve actually always been interested in the idea of making our very own donuts at home but there’s just something about the dangers of the oil involved in classic frying techniques that has always discouraged us. That’s why we were so darn pleased to learn about this alternative technique thanks to The Ktchn! They teach you how to make donuts much more safely in your air fryer instead, without losing any of the great taste you love.
Do you know another foodie and DIY enthusiast who just got a new air fryer and could use a little bit of guidance when it comes to trying out their first few recipes? Share this post with them so they have all kinds of delicious things to choose from!