13 Must Make Air Fryer Recipes

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Have you joined the air fryer craze? Air fryers just keep growing and growing in popularity. In large part, that is due to their ability to cook nice crispy food without the need to drench it in oil. That’s the best part of delicious air fryer recipes!

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By using warm air that circulates over your food, an air fryer can keep the interior of your food moist while creating a nice, crisp exterior. A big bonus is how quickly an air fryer cooks your food. Most recipes are finished in a matter of minutes.

How to Choose an Air Fryer:

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If you haven’t yet purchased a hot air fryer, it pays to do a bit of research as to which one to buy. There are differences as to how much you can cook at once, how much counter space the airfryer takes up, control panel options and, of course, price.

One of the most highly rated air fryers is the Ninja Air Fryer. It holds up well when comparing the food it cooks to traditionally deep-fried foods and it has a 4-quart ceramic-coated basket.

I have personally used an Avalon Bay Air Fryer. While I liked the way it cooked the food, I did have the handle break on me. I can’t totally place the blame on the fryer as I may have helped contribute to it breaking – so I’m undecided on that point!

When you choose your air fryer, I recommend you think about the features and size you need, then read reviews on the model you’re considering before making your purchase decision. 

Easy Air Fryer Reipes

What to Cook in an Air Fryer:

When it comes to figuring out what to cook in you air fryer, there are tons of options! The most popular foods to air fry are those that you would traditionally make in a deep fat fryer.

Lots of people love their air fryers just because it’s such a good way to prepare frozen french fries. But there is lots more to cook from meats to potatoes to veggies and even some desserts. 


So now it’s time for us to move on to the actual air fryer recipe ideas!! Below we have 13 mouth-watering recipes for everything from breakfast to dinner with a few air fryer appetizer recipes thrown in for good measure. Let us know which ones you decide to try and tell us how they turn out!

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13 Must Make Air Fryer Recipes

Air Fryer Pork Taquitos by Plum Crazy
Air Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites by Thrifty Jinxy

Air Fried Macaroni and Cheese Bites Recipe
Air Fried Ravioli by Daily DIY Life
Air Fried Parmesan Shrimp by Bitz and Giggles
Air Fryer Steak Fries by Kleinworth and Co.

Air Fryer Omelette

Air Fryer Awesome Blossom by Tatertots and Jello
Air Fryer Omelettes by Bitz and Giggles
Air Fryer Pork Chops by Recipes from a Pantry

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air fryer potato skins

Crispy Air Fryer Potato Skins  by DIY Daily Life
Air Fryer Shrimp Scampi by Two Sleevers
Air Fryer Hot Dogs by Copy Kat
Air Fryer Burgers by Recipes from a Pantry
Air Fryer Empanadas by Slap Dash Mom

Find 14 Air Fryer Chicken recipes HERE!

13 Must Make Air Fryer Recipe Ideas

About Chrysa

Chrysa is the founder and owner of ThriftyJinxy.com, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 9-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. kathy pease says:

    These recipes sound so good especially the Air Fried Parmesan Shrimp. I need to get an air fryer.

  2. shelly peterson says:

    I have an air fryer but I have not used it much yet. These are great recipes to try out.

  3. Antoinette M says:

    I still want to purchase an air fryer, so I found this very helpful! The recipes look amazing!

  4. I love that you can use an air fryer and take the oil out of everything. They are perfect for those appetizers nights when all you want is something fried and cheesy.

  5. Inez Kramer says:

    Just got a air fryer and gonna try things

  6. I have one, my french fries seem to dry out.

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