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12 Healthy Air Fryer Recipes That Are Quick and Easy


If you recently purchased an air fryer, you may be wondering what you can cook in it (other than french fries and chicken wings). The good news is that the air fryer can cook almost anything quickly. Especially with all of the air fryer accessories that are available now. The air fryer is definitely not just for fried food!

The air fryer works by blowing hot air around the food, which creates a convection-like effect. It has the ability to cook food quickly and evenly. The food always comes out crispy and cooked to perfection. Food cooked in an air fryer is much healthier than deep-fried food and much tastier than food prepared in an oven.

From snacks and appetizers to main dishes and desserts, I have rounded up some of the best air fryer recipes that are healthy, delicious, and surprisingly easy to make.

What is the Best Air Fryer?

The best air fryer for you really depends on what you are using it for and how much capacity you need. There are two types of air fryers, the oven-rack style and the fryer style with a pull-out basket. Some air fryers are smaller and perfect if you are only cooking for one or two people, while some air fryers are quite large and can even fit an entire turkey.

I personally use the Instant Vortex 6 Quart Air Fryer and it meets all of my expectations. It has four cooking options, including air fry, bake, reheat, and roast. I especially love the reheat option for heating up leftovers because it's so much healthier than using a microwave. The leftovers come out nice and crispy and taste great everytime. I also love how easy the air fryer is to take apart and clean. The basket and nonstick tray are both dishwasher safe. This air fryer has all the features I could ask for and is fairly affordable compared to some other models.

The current top-rated and most purchased air fryer on Amazon is the Dreo Air Fryer Pro Max 11-in-1. This air fryer is fairly affordable compared to some of the other high-end air fryers on the market. It's pretty incredible because it has a window that allows you to watch the food as it cooks. That way, you don't have to open the air fryer every time you want to check on your food. It also has the ability to cook up to 450°F. This is higher than most other air fryers, which usually go as high as 400°F. There's even a shake reminder feature so you don't forget to mix your food around periodically. That way, your meal cooks perfectly and evenly every time.

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

1) Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

by Spend With Pennies

These air fryer bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts are so easy to make with only three ingredients! Brussel sprouts wrapped in crispy bacon with a brown sugar glaze. What more could you ask for? They are sure to be a crowd-pleaser and possibly the best brussel sprouts you've ever tried!

2) Air Fryer Garlic & Parmesan Green Bean Fries

by Adventures of a Nurse

Air fryer garlic and parmesan green bean fries are perfect for an appetizer, side dish, or even a healthy weeknight snack! With only a few ingredients, you can whip these up quickly and easily in your air fryer. They are so crunchy and flavourful that you won't believe they're not deep-fried. Don't forget to pair them with your favourite dipping sauce!

Air Fryer Cauliflower

Air Fryer Cauliflower

3) Air Fryer Cauliflower

by Love and Lemons

With only a few basic ingredients, you can make these deliciously crunchy cauliflower bites in your air fryer. They have a crunchy panko coating and are loaded with a smoky, spicy flavour. Serve them as an appetizer, side dish, or even as a healthy snack. They taste great with dip too!

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4) Perfect Personal Pizzas (in an Air Fryer)

by Foodtastic Mom

These perfect personal pizzas are super delicious and so easy to make! Start with a nan, add your toppings, and let your air fryer do the rest. These are perfect for a quick lunch or a savoury snack. Kids love them too! They're so simple to make that the kids can even do it themselves.

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

5) Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

by Little Sunny Kitchen

The air fryer makes it incredibly quick and simple to prepare these flavorful chicken fajitas. The onions and peppers are tasty and crisp, and the chicken is moist and tender. A wonderful and nutritious weeknight meal!

6. Air Fryer Roast Beef

by The Midnight Baker

This air fryer roast beef recipe is surprisingly quick and easy to make in the air fryer. The roast turns out nice and crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. With a few simple steps, your roast beef will turn out perfect in the air fryer every time. Serve it with roasted potatoes, which can also be made in your air fryer!

Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers

Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers

7) Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers

by What Molly Made

These air fryer stuffed peppers are full of healthy ingredients and so full of flavour. They're just as delicious as classic stuffed peppers (if not better) and ready in less time! These can even be prepared ahead for a quick weeknight dinner in the air fryer.

8) Easy Air Fryer Shrimp

by Easy Dinner Ideas

These air fryer shrimp are super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. And with only a few steps, you can have them ready in less than 10 minutes! They are so juicy, tender and seasoned to perfection. Perfect for a quick and easy appetizer, or a light dinner on a warm summer night!

Air Fryer Banana Bread for Two

Air Fryer Banana Bread for Two

9) Air Fryer Banana Bread for Two

by Averie Cooks

This mini banana bread loaf is quick to prepare and easy to bake in the air fryer. It's super soft, tender, moist and the perfect little banana loaf for two! Add peanut butter, chocolate chips, or nuts to make it even tastier.

10) Easy Air Fryer Omelette

by Bitz & Giggles

This air fryer omelette recipe is easy, healthy, flavourful, and ready in less than 8 minutes! These omelettes are loaded with fresh meat and veggies and are so cheesy and delicious. You can even prepare all the ingredients the night before and toss them all in the air fryer in the morning. A perfect quick breakfast for busy families!

Air Fryer Donuts

Air Fryer Donuts

11) Air Fryer Donuts

by Plated Cravings

These air fryer donuts are made from scratch and really taste like the real thing. They're so much tastier than baked donuts and much healthier than deep-fried. They are soft on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Dip them in a buttery donut glaze or sweet cinnamon sugar. Perfect for breakfast or a tasty treat!

12) Easy Air Fryer Apple Fritters

by Wine a Little Cook a Lot

These easy apple fritters are simply delicious and much healthier than the old-fashioned fritters. They are also surprisingly easy to make in the air fryer. They're crispy golden on the outside and soft on the inside with a delicious brown butter glaze. A tasty dessert while they are still warm from the air fryer, or save them for later for breakfast on the go!

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