Easy Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners – 30 recipes for the Air Fryer that are perfect for beginners. If you aren’t sure how to use it, or where to start these are great easy recipes!
Do you have an Air Fryer, but want to use it for more than just re-heating leftover pizza or making frozen French Fries? Well I am here to help. Sometimes getting the new popular appliance can be intimidating, I get it.
Start with these 30 EASY recipes for the air fryer. You can make them any night of the week, for lunch or dinner or even dessert!
And if you are new at the Instant Pot, don’t worry here are Easy Instant Pot Recipes that are perfect for the beginner or if you are just looking for some inspiration.
Tips for Cooking In The Air Fryer
- Air fryers are basically just countertop convections ovens. So most things you can do in the oven, work great in an air fryer. It just cooks faster and tends to get things crispier.
- You want to make sure that your food is in a single layer when you are cooking. If it is touching or layered on top, the air will not circulate and you will not get evenly cooked or crispy food.
- Most recipes call for adding a little bit of oil. It is best to spray your food outside of the air fryer, and not spray the actual basket. This will just prolong the life of your basket.
- I like to flip half way through cooking in most recipes. This will depend on the model you have, if it is necessary. Some have a heating element on the top and bottom, so it isn’t necessary. But if you only have 1 heating element, it is best to flip during cooking.
Air Fryer Tacos - skip the store bought crispy shells and make your own in the air fryer. Super easy and so much better!
Air Fryer Shrimp - Plump and juicy shrimp that are ready in just 8 minutes! Dinner really doesn't get any faster or easier than this. They are seasoned perfectly and can be served as in tacos, on pasta, or part of a salad!
Air Fryer Hamburgers - quick and easy juicy hamburgers made in the air fryer. So easy to make and ready in just a few minutes.
Air Fryer Cookies - make your favorite chocolate chip cookies in just minutes in the air fryer. The perfect crispy edges and gooey center!
Air Fryer Turkey Breast - make a juicy and tender turkey in under an hour using your air fryer. Thanksgiving dinner just go easier!
Air Fryer Carrots - Perfectly roasted carrots in the air fryer in no time! Top with a pesto butter to make them over the top delicious.
Air Fryer Grilled Cheese - the perfect grilled cheese every time! Evenly crispy bread and melted gooey cheese take this classic over the top!
Baked Chicken Taquitos - Corn tortillas filled with seasoned chicken and cheese, then baked to crispy perfection! Serve with salsa or guacamole for dipping. Great use for leftover chicken!
Air Fryer Asparagus - use your air fryer to make roasted asparagus that is perfectly tender and crispy. It is ready in a small fraction of the time and just as delicious!
Air Fryer Mushrooms - a super easy side dish, topping for steak or salads, or even a meat-free main dish. So simple and takes just minutes!
Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin - make an incredibly tender, juicy and delicious pork tenderloin in just minutes in your air fryer. Just a few ingredients are all you need for this quick and easy dinner.
Air Fryer Green Bean Fries - crispy green bean fries that are made in the air fryer! They are the perfect healthy side dish or even appetizer for just about any meal.
Air Fryer Hot Dogs - make some of the best hot dogs ever in under 8 minutes in the air fryer! These are so easy, crispy, juicy, toasted bun perfection!
Air Fryer Potato Wedges - make perfectly crispy potato wedges that are perfectly season with very little oil in just minutes using your air fryer!
Air Fryer Egg Rolls - make homemade Chinese style take out egg rolls in just minutes at home! And they are so much better for you than the traditional ones.
Air Fryer Chicken Tenders - make crispy, golden, juicy chicken tenders in the air fryer in just minutes! Perfect weeknight dinner recipe.
Air Fryer Onion Rings - crispy, crunchy and delicious onion rings made in your air fryer at home. So much better for you and easier to make than the deep fried ones!
Air Fryer Pork Chops - make delicious, juicy, and tender pork chops in your air fryer in just 10 minutes! So simple and the perfect weeknight meal.
Air Fryer Chicken Legs - super juicy and tender chicken drumsticks cooked in just minutes in the air fryer. Full of flavor and a great easy dinner for any night of the week.
Air Fryer Donuts - use store bought biscuit dough to make donuts in your air fryer! Top with a vanilla glaze and sprinkles for a fun treat.
Air Fryer Chicken Breast - tender and juicy chicken breasts that are seasoned to perfection and cook in just minutes! This will make you re-think the way you cook chicken.
Air Fryer Chicken Wings - Perfectly crispy and delicious chicken wings in just minutes! Use fresh or frozen chicken and toss in your favorite sauce.
Air Fryer Baked Potato - make the perfect baked potatoes in the air fryer that are faster, easier, and have the best crispy skin!
Air Fryer Cake - make a perfectly moist and tender cake in your air fryer! It is ready in minutes, bakes up perfectly and is so easy!
Garlic Bread In Ai Fryer - This is such a super simple and easy way to make buttery garlic bread in the air fryer. Make it crispy or soft and chewy. Top with cheese or just garlic butter. Lots of options for whatever you crave!
Air Fryer Chimichanga- a burrito loaded with your favorite filling and then "air fried" until crispy golden perfection. Such a great dinner any night of the week.
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts - super fast, easy, and crispy Brussel sprouts made in the air fryer. Get your family to like their vegetables with this easy and delicious way to make them.
Air Fryer Sausage - Using your air fryer is one of the easiest ways to get perfectly crisp outside and juicy in the middle sausage every time. It takes just minutes and comes out delicious every time!
Air Fryer Quesadillas - a super quick and easy dinner you can make any night of the week. Super crispy quesadillas that you can fill with whatever you want come together in just minutes!
Southwest Egg Rolls - Filled with chicken, corn, black beans, cheese, and spices. These are super easy to make and served with a cool ranch dipping sauce.
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