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21 Addicting Air-Fryer Appetizers

Crunch into these air-fryer appetizers—without the guilt of snacking on deep-fried food! Serve up some gooey tortellini bites, crunchy taquitos or some other tasty snack at your next gathering.

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Air Fryer Pickles

Like deep-fried pickles? You’ll love this version even more. Dill pickle slices are coated with panko bread crumbs and spices, then air-fried until crispy. Dip them in ranch dressing for an appetizer you won’t soon forget. —Nick Iverson, Denver, Colorado

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Air Fryer Crispy Sriracha Spring Rolls

These air-fryer spring rolls are a great appetizer to have waiting in the freezer! While in the Bahamas, friends suggested a restaurant that serves amazing chicken spring rolls. When I got home, I created my own version. —Carla Mendres, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Air Fryer Fiesta Chicken Fingers

Chicken fingers have long been a favorite of mine. Actually, almost any finger-shaped deep-fried goodie seldom escapes my reach. These air-fryer chicken fingers have taken a lot of the guilt out of my guilty pleasure. —Dianne DeGarmo-Carr, Alexander, Arkansas
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Air-Fryer Cheeseburger Onion Rings

This new take on burgers will have your family begging for seconds. Serve these cheeseburger onion rings with spicy ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Air Fryer Garlic-Rosemary Brussels Sprouts

This air fryer Brussels sprouts recipe is my go-to Thanksgiving side dish—healthy, easy and very quick to make. I usually season my turkey with fresh rosemary, then use leftover herbs for this standout. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Air-Fryer Ravioli

While visiting a friend in St. Louis, Missouri, I tried fried ravioli at almost every restaurant we visited. When I got home, I had to try to replicate them, and I think this air-fryer ravioli recipe comes pretty close. —Cristina Carrera, Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Air Fryer Taquitos

I love these any occasion appetizers. Spice them up by adding sliced jalapenos, if desired. —Mark Webber, Valdez, Alaska
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Air Fryer General Tso’s Cauliflower

Cauliflower florets are air-fried to a crispy golden brown, then coated in a sauce with just the right amount of kick. This General Tso’s cauliflower is a fun alternative to the classic chicken dish. —Nick Iverson, Denver, Colorado
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Air-Fryer Nashville Hot Chicken

I live in Tennessee and absolutely love our state's famous Nashville hot chicken. To make cooking it easier, I thought I’d try air-frying. I’m so glad I did—this Nashville hot chicken recipe is almost better than the original. —April Lane, Greeneville, Tennessee
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Air Fryer Pumpkin Fries

Move over French fries, because these homemade pumpkin fries are divine! They're not only healthier than traditional fries, but they're simple to make and crisp up beautifully in the air fryer. The maple-chipotle dipping sauce is the perfect accompaniment. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
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Sweet and Spicy Air Fryer Meatballs

I am always on a quest for meatballs that pack a sweet and savory punch. These are a snap to pull together and can be served over rice or buttered noodles.—Tami Kuehl, Loup City, Nebraska
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Air Fryer Ham and Cheese Turnovers

I adore the combo of pears, blue cheese and walnuts in a salad, so I turned them into this ham and cheese turnover recipe—and they were a hit. I added black forest ham to make it a meal in one. Just add a salad of field greens with a balsamic vinaigrette and you have a decadent (and healthy!) dinner. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
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Air Fryer Pepper Poppers

These creamy stuffed jalapenos have some bite. They may be the most popular treats I make! My husband is always hinting that I should make a batch. —Lisa Byington, Johnson City, New York
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Air Fryer Wasabi Crab Cakes

With wasabi in both the crab cakes and the dipping sauce, this festive appetizer brings its own heat to the holiday party. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
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Air Fryer Caribbean Wontons

I first served these fresh and fruity air-fryer wontons as an appetizer at a summer luau. My family and friends now enjoy this fried wonton recipe for dessert at special occasions throughout the year. —Melissa Birdsong, Gilbert, South Carolina
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Air-Fryer Beefy Swiss Bundles

Kids and adults alike will devour these comforting yet special pockets. With creamy mashed potatoes, gooey cheese and flavorful seasonings, what's not to love? —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Air Fryer Tortellini with Prosciutto

This is my take on fried tortellini. Air-fryer Italian street food recipes, like this one, are crunchy, gooey good. For the sauce, use the best quality tomatoes you can find. —Angela Lemoine, Howell, New Jersey
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Air Fryer Crispy Curry Drumsticks

These air-fryer chicken drumsticks are flavorful, crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Sometimes I'll add some red pepper flakes in addition to the curry powder if I want to spice it up a bit. I like to serve it with chicken-seasoned rice and boiled broccoli. —Zena Furgason, Norman, Oklahoma
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Air Fryer Rosemary Sausage Meatballs

These air-fryer meatballs were created as hors d'oeuvres for a friend's wedding and became an instant hit. Now we enjoy them often at our house. —Steve Hansen, Redmond, Washington
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Air Fryer Egg Rolls

My mom taught me how to make egg rolls, and since she has passed away I think of her every time I make them. These air-fryer egg rolls taste so good, you'll never want a fast-food egg roll again. —Jenniffer Love, South Waltham, Massachusetts
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Air-Fryer Turkey Croquettes

I grew up with family members who looked forward to leftovers, especially the day after Thanksgiving. But we didn't just reheat turkey and spuds in the microwave—we took our culinary creativity to a new level with recipes likes this. —Meredith Coe, Charlottesville, Virginia

Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.
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