Move over microwave, the air fryer is having more than a moment with these best air fryer recipes!

You’ll love using the air fryer because it cooks so quickly and cleanly, retaining all the flavor of your favorite foods!

The best part is that you get all these benefits while using less fat and with a super easy cleanup!

For the best air fryer recipes, these favorites do it all, from main meals to appetizers, and desserts! It's easy to cook or reheat all kinds of food in the air fryer, from chicken wings to whole chicken! Tasty fried food is made healthy with less oil and easy cleanup. For perfect results every time use the air fryer instead of the oven! #bestairfryerrecipes #dessertrecipesairfryer #airfryermeals #everythingairfryer
Table of Contents
  1. Air Fryer Tips and Tricks
  2. Easy Air Fryer Recipes
  3. Breakfast
  4. Appetizers
  5. Entrees
  6. Side Dishes
  7. Sweet Treats

Air Fryer Tips and Tricks

  • All air fryers cook by circulating hot air around the food, however, it’s still suggested you refer to your user manual for the best information on cooking and time settings.
  • Use a coffee filter or an air fryer liner at the bottom of the air fryer basket for quick and easy cleanup!
  • Preheating the air fryer is an important step for sealing the outside of the food while keeping the interior tender, especially for dense veggies and proteins.
  • Keep items warm in the oven while air frying in batches.

Easy Air Fryer Recipes

Even teens, kids (and babysitters!) can easily and safely prepare these recipes in minutes with zero baking pans and oven time!

Frozen Chicken Nuggets with chipotle dip
Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets
These air fryer chicken nuggets turn out perfectly crispy and delicious every time!
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air fryer grilled cheese sandwich on a cutting board
Air Fryer Grilled Cheese
Air Fryer grilled cheese sandwiches are crispy on the outside and filled with cheesy goodness in the middle.
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Air Fryer Pizza Rolls on a plate.
Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
Make these tasty little Pizza Rolls in the Air Fryer in mere minutes without having to heat up the oven.
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Air Fryer Frozen Corndogs with ketchup
Air Fryer Frozen Corn Dogs
The air fryer frozen corn dogs are a crispy and tasty treat made in no time!
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Take the stress our of your busy weekday mornings with these easy breakfast recipes! Prep them ahead and pop them in the air fryer just before you leave.

air fryer breakfast sandwich on a cutting board
Air Fryer Breakfast Sandwich
This air fryer ham, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich is quick and delicious.
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hard boiled eggs with salt & pepper on a plate
Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs
Air Fryer hard boiled eggs are cooked to perfection everytime.
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Close up of Air Fryer Monkey Bread Minis on a plate
Air Fryer Monkey Bread Minis
Air Fryer Monkey Bread Minis are sweet and chewy bread bites that make for a great easy breakfast.
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plated Air Fryer Baked Avocado Egg
Air Fryer Baked Avocado Eggs
Air Fryer baked avocado eggs are a low carb and flavorful breakfast.
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Whether you are looking for a simple appetizer to put out quickly or something fancier the air fryer has you covered!

french fries with ketchup on a plate
Air Fryer French Fries
The best homemade french fries that can be made in under 30 minutes!
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air fryer stuffed mushrooms stacked on a cutting board
Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms
Air Fryer stuffed mushrooms are made with juicy mushrooms and a creamy cheesy filling.
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air fryer potato skins on a plate
Air Fryer Potato Skins
Air Fryer potato skins are a crispy and easy to make appetizer.
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Whether it’s for one or two or a team, count on the air fryer to get main dish meals on the table in minutes!

Air Fryer Mixed Vegetables with Ravioli and Sausage cooked in an air fryer basket
Air Fryer Vegetables with Sausage and Ravioli
This easy air fryer recipe makes fresh ravioli pasta, seasoned veggies, and juicy sausage come out tender, juicy, and so delicious.
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meatloaf with a bourbon sauce sliced on a plate
Air Fryer Meatloaf
This air fryer meatloaf is a fun and delicious spin on a classic recipe.
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Air Fryer whole chicken on a plate
Air Fryer Whole Chicken
Cook the perfect roast chicken without even turning the oven on!
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Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breasts on a cutting board garnished with parsley
Air Fryer Stuffed Chicken Breasts
These stuffed Air Fryer chicken breasts are so crispy on the outside with a savory filling on the inside.
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sliced Air Fryer Ham on a board with garnish
Honey Glazed Air Fryer Ham
This air fryer honey glazed ham has the perfect sweet and savory glaze.
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Side Dishes

These simple side dishes complete any meal! They are quick to prepare and take minutes to cook letting you get supper on the table in no time.

A serving dish of air fryer brussels sprouts with bacon
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
This easy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts recipe takes minutes to prepare and is cooked with juicy bacon for an irresistible flavor!
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air fryer garlic green beans in a bowl
Air Fryer Garlic Green Beans
Air Fryer garlic green beans is a healthy and flavorful side dish that will be ready in minutes.
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crispy Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes on a plate
Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes
Air Fryer smashed potatoes are a crispy and delicious side dish.
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air fryer vegetables on a plate
Air Fryer Vegetables
This vegetable recipe is a great way to use up that summer harvest!
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Sweet Treats

Anyone can bake up something sweet to eat in the air fryer! If it’s ready-to-bake or made-from-scratch, desserts of all kinds are a cinch in the air fryer!

Air Fryer Apple Crisp topped with ice cream
Air Fryer Apple Crisp
This air fryer apple crisp is a sweet dessert that has all the flavors of fall!
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pile of air fryer cookies on a plate
Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies
Air Fryer chocolate chip cookies are a sweet treat that is so easy to make.
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A stack of three Air Fryer Smores.
Air Fryer S’mores
Air Fryer S’mores is a simple way to enjoy the taste and fun of s’mores. This sweet treat combines the familiar ingredients of chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers.
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air fryer peaches topped with ice cream
Air Fryer Peaches
Air fryer peaches turn extra sweet and caramelized in the air fryer. A decadent and elegant dessert.
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  1. I’m annoyed. NONE of the recipes give a cooking time. Why can’t you tell me how long and at what temperature I should cook a particular dish? Recipes for a regular oven always give these two important details. I’m a good cook. I don’t need a lot of instructions on seasoning and ingredients. But I do need to know how long and at what temperature my food needs to cook in your device. Time and temperature are the two most important factors in having a recipe come out right.

    1. Hi Steven, we definitely agree! Time and temperature are important when making a recipe. If you click through to the recipes that you want to make you will find the full recipe instructions and ingredients including cook time and temperature. I hope that helps!

  2. I have an Instant Vortex Plus 10 quart air Fryer oven. When I am cooking only one item which tray level is the best to use.

  3. I am very disappointed at so few recipes for anything but meat based recipes. We eat vegan and use our air fryer frequently. We do not confine our vegetable dishes to fried potatoes.

  4. I’m very disappointed that there is not a recipe book with the fryer. I don’t have time to be looking up recipes when I get home from work & everyone is hungry & please don’t suggest that I can always do it the day before. I don’t always know what the menu will be the day previous.

    1. I am sorry to hear that. We are not affiliated with the makers of the Vortex Air Fryer but completely understand your frustration. When you have time maybe take a few minutes to browse these easy air fryer recipes and create your own little book of go-to family favorites to pull out when in a rush to get dinner on the table. Hope that helps!

    2. I hope you realize how silly that comment was. You should have just said, “please don’t suggest I try and save myself a headache, its everyone’s fault but my own.”

  5. Just bought the 6-quart Vortex Plus air fryer (the one with the drawer) and thought I’d found the Vortex recipe paradise – but so far every recipe I’ve searched for is written for the Vortex Oven (the one with the rotisserie basket). Is there a way to search or sort by recipes suitable for the drawer models, and skip the ones made for the oven models?

  6. I just purchased a Vortex Plus, 4 Quart Air Fryer. I cannot find Cook Times or recipes for the 4 quart Air Fryer.

    1. me too same – usually when you purchase an appliance especially at a HIGH RIDICULOUS PRICE you would expect to get a cooking manual at least and some recipes to boot … but not with the vortex 6 quart 4-in-1

      1. Me, too. Received the 10 quart Vortex with rotisserie as a Christmas gift. No recipes! Have never used an air fryer. For me, it’s intimidating! Am deciding whether to keep.

        1. Keep it you wont regret it. Im an experienced cook and I got one for Christmas and it was a little intimidating for me too. I decided to just try it and I love it! Even toast is better on the bake cycle. More even browning than Ive ever seen but it doesnt take long at all! Anything you can cook in an oven you can cook in the aire fryer. Everything in this little workhorse us soooo much better! Ive done a rotisserie out of the basket cause it was pushing 4 lbs 3.50 would be ideal for the basket oh my goodness waay better than the store, baked potatoes (best ever), wedge fries (like Alexia), and roasting nuts. Everything was perfect and better. It does cook faster so you have to watch it till you get to know it but once you do you will love it.

  7. i have bought and returned two air fryer cookbooks and one was specifically for Vortex. Terrible, both of them. No pictures, no index, no order and kind of exotic recipes and using unusual measurements that I don’ t know for instance 1 and 3/4th ounce—I mean what is that?? plus some ingredients i never heard of. so found this page and am going to save it as these recipes seem simple and good and understandable. I AM NOT a cook. so i have signed up and we will see. I have not tried any of the above. All i have done so far is tator tots you buy frozen and i enjoy them, especially no grease.