33 Deceptively Healthy Air Fryer Recipes: Meals, Sides, and Sweets

The air fryer is 100% my new favorite cooking tool. I cannot believe I’ve cooked for this long without one. They provide quick, healthy, and delicious recipes ranging from full meals to sides and sweets! Here are a few recipes I know you’ll love!

Article Image From: Recipes from a Pantry

First Up! Meals & Appetizers:

1. Air Fryer Chicken Wings: Buffalo Style

The Air Fried Buffalo style skinny chicken wings recipe is only 6 smart points per 4 oz serving, which is about 5 chicken wings when done in the air fryer_.jpg

These Air Fryer Chicken Wings will be a great addition to your round up of foods to bring to parties, events or snack on at home. They are easy to make and a healthier alternative to frying them without a loss in flavor.

From: PlumCrazy

2. Air Fryer Chicken Quesadillas


Chicken Quesadillas are a classic Mexican American food. They’re made even better in the air fryer. Fast, easy, and healthy! Who could ask for more!?

From: PlumCrazy

3. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Get ready to bite into bacon cream cheese heaven with these EASY & DELICIOUS Jalapeno Poppers made in the air fryer!.jpg

You’ve gotta try making these EASY cream cheese and bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers in your air fryer using just 3 ingredients! It’s seriously one of my favorite appetizers, and they happen to be low carb and keto friendly, too! Yippee!

From: Hip2Save

4. Air Fryer Juicy Beef Kabobs


Juicy and soft air fryer beef skewers are so easy to make- with steak, with stew meat or ribs! Marinating for a at least 30 minutes makes this dish so full of flavor.

From: Berry Maple

5. 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

6. Air Fryer Shrimp Egg Rolls


If you weren’t sure if air fryers were awesome yet, try making these air fryer egg rolls and it will make you a believer. Trust me. An air fryer will make perfectly browned crunchy egg rolls look easy… because guess what… they ARE easy!

From: Meal Planning Mommies

7. Air Fryer Tofu with Orange Sauce


I want to introduce you the dish I learned from Vegan Cooking in Your Air Fryer. It is a crispy tofu stir fried with plenty of vegetables and served with an orange sauce. The results were amazing. The tofu cubes turned out crunchy and crispy, and worked beautifully with the vegetables and the sauce.

From: Omnivores Cookbook

8. Vegan Sushi Burrito with Air Fryer Tofu


A fully loaded Vegan Sushi Burrito stuffed with air fryer tofu, mango, avocado, and more! If you are also addicted to vegan sushi burritos, I hope this recipe will help you save some cash by making them at home.

From: Glue and Glitter

9. Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp with Pineapple Coconut Dip


Served alongside a sauce made with yogurt, pineapple, lime, and coconut; this creamy, zingy, fruity dip is simply delicious. These flavors combine to create a light flavor that is perfect for a summer dish or brighten up the dark days of winter.

From: Eazy Peazy Mealz

10. Easy Falafel


This Falafel recipe is easy, gluten-free, and naturally vegan! It’s packed with fresh herbs and flavor and you can prepare it in the oven, on the stovetop, or with an air fryer!

From: From My Bowl

11. Air Fryer Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs


Air Fryer Chicken thighs make dinner easy! If you’ve never made chicken thighs in an air fryer you must try this recipe!

From: Courtney’s Sweets

12. Chicken Parmesan


Chicken Parmesan comes out juicy and delicious in the Air Fryer, no need to use so much oil! Try this healthy twist on a classic recipe.

From: Skinny Taste

13. Air Fryer Pork Chops


Air Fryer Pork Chops that are so juicy you’ll think they came right off the grill! The pork chop seasoning is so good you can use it on any cut of meat.

From: Courtney’s Sweets

14. Air Fryer Chicken Breast


This may seem simple, but this chicken comes out so juicy and moist and who doesn’t like having leftover cooked chicken on hand to make leftovers with?

From: Recipe Diaries

15. Air Fryer Cauliflower Fried Rice


It is so easy to make air fried cauliflower rice in the air fryer! You can follow this recipe exactly or mix-and-match your own veggies to suit your tastes.

From: Glue and Glitter

16. Perfect Air Fryer Steak


If you are wondering how to make the perfect air fryer steak than look no further. This method of cooking steak in the air fryer provides perfect juicy steak each and everytime.

From: My Forking Life

Sides & Snacks:

17. 8-Minute Kale Chips


Bust out your air fryer, because I’m going to show you how to make kale chips in the air fryer. It takes under 10 minutes, and could not be easier!

From: Care2

18. Air Fryer Green Beans


Oh my! These are so delicious! Every time I cook something new in my air fryer I wonder how I have ever survived without an air fryer! Get our yours and let’s cook together!

From: My Vegetarian Family

19. Air Fryer Eggplant Dip (Vegan Baba Ganoush)


Today I’m cutting the time in half between you and vegan baba ganoush with this air fryer eggplant dip recipe. Perfect for when you’re hungry for baba ganoush, but don’t want to wait for a whole eggplant to roast in the oven or cook on the grill.

From: Cadry’s Kitchen

20. Low Carb Air Fryer Pickles


They are the perfect snack for so many occasions. However, they can definitely be a high calorie and high carb snack that doesn’t always fit into your diet plan. By making these air fryer pickles a low carb snack that also happens to be keto friendly, you can easily have a second helping.

From: Noble Pig

21. Air Fryer Apple Chips


Air Fryer Apple Chips are a delicious, healthy, and totally addictive snack. Made with just 3 ingredients and absolutely no sugar or oil, you can indulge in this tasty treat guilt free.

From: Recipes from a Pantry

22. Air Fryer Honey Roasted Carrots


This is such a simple yet delicious snack and it takes less than 15 minutes to make! It’s perfect for any beginner too.

From: Air Fryer Recipes

23. Sweet Potato Fries


These crispy sweet potato fries are made in the air-fryer, and only use a small amount of oil. This is a great, healthy alternative to deep fried fries. The small amount of oil means less fat and calories, without sacrificing flavor. And the air fryer means crispy, tasty, fries, within minutes.

From: Eazy Peazy Mealz

24. Air Fryer Chickpeas


Want a quick, addictive and healthy snack, then why not whip up these smoky and crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas. And if you don’t have an air fryer then I give you an oven method too. Suitable for Gluten-Free and Vegan dieters.

From: Recipes from a Pantry

25. Air Fryer Roasted Cauliflower


This side dish is Mom’s best friend because it’s quick, easy, and healthy! Using an air fryer offers a nicely roasted cauliflower that has a bit of crunch, but is still fork tender. All in only 20 minutes! You won’t need to heat up the house to get this delicious side dish even your kids will love.

From: Eazy Peazy Mealz

26. Keto Fried Asparagus


A low carb and keto friendly version of deep fried asparagus, with a parmesan cheese and almond flour breading. Easy to make on the stovetop or in a deep fryer.

From: Savory Tooth

27. Air Fryer Vegetables


This quick and easy air fryer vegetables recipe is the perfect addition for any meal. I sometimes like to just make it for a light lunch!

From: Father and Us

28. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips


Sweet potatoes having amazing health benefits including: Vitamin A, Fiber, and Potassium. This recipe makes a healthy alternative to regular potato chips.

From: Awe-Filled Homemaker

29. Crispy Brussels Sprouts


You guys, I am so excited to share my latest recipe: perfect, crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside air fryer Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts cook up like a dream in the air fryer.

From: Glue and Glitter

30. Air Fryer Zucchini Parmesan Chips


Frying zucchini in the air fryer just got easier and tastier! This fantastic gadget locks in the natural flavors that seem to get lost while cooking more traditional ways.

From: Awe-Filled Homemaker


31. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread


Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread in the Airfryer. If you love chocolate chips but want something healthy and filling, then it doesn’t get any better than having this amazing airfryer version of chocolate chip zucchini bread in your life.

From: Recipe This

32. Air Fryer Sweet Plantains


Their sides – especially their fried plantains – taste like delicious nostalgia, and most of them are vegan. These air fryer plantains are my home-spun version of my favorite fast food side.

From: Glue and Glitter

33. Air Fryer Fruit Pies


Air Fryer Fruit Pies are an oil-free version of classic fried pies, or sometimes called hand pies. They cook up light and flaky in the Air Fryer. Choose your favorite fruit filling then top with a creamy vanilla glaze or vanilla ice cream for a winning weeknight dessert.

From: Grace Like Rain

5 replies »

  1. I’ve been searching the web for good recipes and came across yours. WooHoo! I struck a gold mine. So many delicious recipes. Going to try all of them in my new air fryer. Thank you

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