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23 Simple Air Fryer Recipes For Beginners

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23 simple air fryer recipes for beginners

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It’s easy to say to people that you will eat healthy and provide a healthy meal for your family, but what if your children don’t like what you’re making? I’ve seen some kids straight up refuse to eat most foods and you’re caught between a rock and a hard place to get them to eat.

However, what if you could provide some foods that taste like your fried foods, are fried foods, but are prepared in a healthier manner? Enter the air fryer. You’re using less oil in preparing your food than traditional fried foods, and you are free to use much healthier oils like coconut oil.

With that in mind, here are 23 simple air fryer recipes that I found to get you started.

23 Simple Air Fryer Recipes

Please enjoy these Air Fryer Recipes. To view the full recipe, please click the links under the images.

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts

Air fryer Brussel Sprouts Recipe

There is a quaint little restaurant in our city that serves fried brussel sprouts.  I was not a brussel sprouts fan at all but one night when we were out to dinner, we decided to give them a try.  Fabulous and delicious!!!!  So I thought there must be a way to make these tasty morsels healthier, yet taste just as good.

From: Coupons for the Family

Cinnamon Honey Glazed Air Fryer Sweet Potato Bites

Cinnamon Honey Glazed Air Fryer Sweet Potato Bites

These Cinnamon Honey Glazed AIr Fryer Sweet Potato Bites are a super quick, easy side that goes with any meal! Toddlers love them too!

From: The Millenial Sahm

Easy Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Easy Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

If you’re needing an island getaway but can’t quite make it there, bring the islands to you with this coconut shrimp recipe.  These coconut shrimp are an air fryer recipe which means shrimp perfectly cooked to crispy coconut perfection. And, it’s so easy that it’s like having a mini vacation in your kitchen.

From: Easy Peazy Mealz

Perfect Air Fryer Salmon

perfect air fryer salmon

I would have never guessed making salmon in an air fryer would have produced the most tender and juicy salmon every time. I promise this Perfect Air Fryer Salmon will become your new way to conquer salmon in the kitchen.

From: Noble Pig

Air Fryer Bacon

air fryer bacon

I am not even that big of a bacon eater, but this is sooooo good. After you try this method for cooking bacon, you may never do it any other way. It’s a total game-changer, people.

From: A Pinch of Healthy

Air Fryer Garlic Mushrooms

air fryer garlic mushrooms

If you’re a mushroom lover you will really enjoy this easy air fryer mushrooms recipe with garlic. Overall, it’s a quick and easy way to cook air fried mushrooms in the air fryer without a lot of fuss.

From: Best Recipe Box

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

air fryer mozzerella sticks

If you’re in the mood for a delicious melted cheese snack, you’ve gotta try making breaded mozzarella sticks in the air fryer! They’re super easy and fun to make, and they’re such a yummy snack or appetizer.

From: Hip 2 Save

Air Fried Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

air fried buffalo cauliflower bites

These Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are the perfect healthy game day snack. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, just serve them with your favorite ranch sauce and you can’t stop eating them!

From: Father and Us

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

air fryer baby potatoes

Air Fryer Truly Crispy Baby Potatoes.Truly crispy, addictive, perfectly seasoned, Mediterranean baby potatoes cooked in the air fryer. Quick prep and a perfect Mediterranean side on the family dinner table.

From: Recipe This

Air Fryer Personal Pizza

air fryer personal pizza

Surprisingly low in calories and amazingly satisfying these Perfect Personal Pizzas (in an Air Fryer) will be your new favorite snack.

From: Foodtastic Mom

Garlic Parmesan Air Fryer Zucchini

garlic parmesan air fryer zucchini

If you’re looking for a super simple side dish to make in the air fryer, you’ve come to the right place. Garlic Parmesan Air Fryer Zucchini is the recipe for you! Especially when you have garden fresh zucchini growing like crazy!

From: Cooks Well With Others

Air Fryer Fried Pickles

air fryer fried pickles

Today we’re making homemade fried pickles! These are crisp breaded dill pickle slices made with no deep fryer required. I’ve also included a simple zesty dipping sauce in the recipe!

From: Sugar Spun Run

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

air fryer corn on the cob

Juicy crunchy perfect air fryer corn on the cob recipe. Easy and ready under 10 minutes! I promise, this will become your go to recipe for a sweet side dish corn for your air fryer.

From: Berry Maple

Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

air fryer baked sweet potato

I’m potato obsessed! I could eat potatoes with every meal if that was a healthy option just to eat potatoes, ALL DAY EVERYDAY!

My husband and our daughter also share a love for potatoes, so we have our fair share of them throughout the week. We love our Air Fryer Baked Potato, but this Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato recipe is just as good!

From: Courtneys Sweets

Air Fryer Onion Rings

air fryer onion rings

The other day we made this homemade air fryer onion rings recipe and they turned out pretty tasty, so now I’m sharing it with you! The recipe is pretty easy but takes a few minutes to prepare the ingredients and to cut the onion. It’s well worth the work, though! Enjoy!

From: Thrifty Nifty Mommy

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

air fryer chicken thighs

These air fryer chicken thighs are easily the best chicken thighs I’ve ever made or tried. The flavoring sauce on them is pure delight. It’s slightly sweet and tangy, with a little bit of savory coming from soy and Worcestershire sauces and garlic. The maple syrup in the sauce, combined with high heat air frying, makes the skin beautifully caramelized and very tasty. Even addictive. Trust me, you will be running for seconds.

From: Craving Tasty

Air Fryer Hamburgers

air fryer hamburgers

If you’re like me and you don’t like the mess and hassle of cooking hamburgers on the stove top, you’ll love these Air Fryer Hamburgers. They taste delicious and there’s no greasy mess to clean up.

From: Grace Like Rain Blog

Air Fryer Fried Chicken

air fryer fried chicken

If you’re living in the South, then knowing how to make fried chicken is a must. I tried for the longest to avoid posting a fried chicken recipe on the blog because in all honesty, I didn’t tend to get excited about fried chicken.

Until now. For years, when my Southern husband requested fried chicken, I’d just shrug and make him these air fried chicken wings covered in an Asian sauce instead.

From: My Forking Life

Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers

air fryer jalapeno poppers

This easy air fryer jalapeno poppers recipe stuffed with cream cheese and  wrapped in bacon is keto, low carb and weight watchers friendly. This peppers will be perfect for your next party as an appetizer, they are filling, crunchy outside and creamy cheesy inside.

From: Berry Maple

Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken

air fryer popcorn chicken

Need an easy, kid-friendly, whole family pleasing dinner recipe? This Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken recipe is it!

From: Urban Bliss Life

Air Fryer Quesadilla

air fryer quesadilla

Perfect breakfast air fryer cheese quesadilla with leftover chicken! Great quick recipe that is very easy to make , kid friendly and even a beginner can make it. So nice and cheesy! Weight watchers 5 points per serving.

From: Berry Maple

Best Air Fryer Baked Potato

best air fryer baked potato

Our Air Fryer Baked Potato recipe is the ultimate air fryer side dish! Cover your baking potatoes with our parsley garlic salt rub. The garlic parsley potatoes skin is flavorful and crispy! This recipe will make you love your air fryer! The flavor and texture make this the best baked potato ever!

From: Courtneys Sweets

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Shrimp

air fryer lemon pepper shrimp

Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Shrimp αre heαlthy αnd delicious. This is αlso α greαt mαin dish Weight Wαtchers recipe with only 1 Freestyle SmαrtPoint per serving.

From: Healthy Ridz

Pin these Air Fryer Recipes for later!

If you enjoyed this roundup of simple air fryer recipes, don’t forget to pin these to your air fryer board on Pinterest. You can also follow Fluffy’s Kitchen on Pinterest for more recipes and ideas!

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Brian February 8, 2020 - 8:41 pm


JudyI Smith May 15, 2021 - 1:45 pm

I’m completely new, and I haven’t cooked anything yet. BUT I can’t wait to get started next week ready for next weekend. Gonna be fun eatin’ after the fun cookin’.


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