54 Easy Air-Fryer Recipes for Beginners
Still learning the ropes on your new air fryer? No worries! These easy air-fryer recipes are for beginners.
I added all of the components of a loaded baked potato—cheddar, potato, bacon, sour cream and chives—to my air-fryer chicken tenders recipe. Every kid will love this quick and easy dish! —Cyndy Gerken, Naples, Florida
Here are some of our other air-fryer recipes that you need to try!
Preheating your air fryer, like in this recipe, is one of our favorite air-fryer tips. Here are some of our other air-fryer hacks!
Save your pans, stovetop and sink from bacon grease by cooking this breakfast staple in an air fryer. Nothing is easier—and less greasy—than this air-fryer bacon recipe.
Air-Fried Frozen Mozzarella Sticks
Ooey gooey, cheesy mozzarella sticks taste even better in an air fryer. To air fry frozen mozzarella sticks, preheat your air fryer to 350°F and then load the fryer with mozzarella sticks in a single layer once it’s warmed up. Spray with cooking spray and cook for two minutes, flip and spray once more, then cook for another two to three minutes.
Hard-boiled eggs are one of our favorite things to make in an air fryer. They’re not the only type of egg you can make in your air-fryer. Next, learn how to make a poached egg in the air fryer. Here are eight things you can make in an air fryer…and six that you can’t.
Air-Fried Frozen Salmon Fillets
Popping frozen salmon fillets into your air fryer makes for an easy and healthy weeknight dinner. Air-fry your fillets for five minutes at 320°F, then flip and cook for 360°F for another three to five minutes (or until the salmon flakes easily).
If it’s too chilly to stand out by the grill, make this air-fryer corn recipe inside instead! You’ll love that it only takes 10 minutes, too.
Air-Fried Frozen Meatballs
To turn a handful of frozen meatballs into a warm appetizer or snack, preheat your air fryer to 350°F. Cook for 10-12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway while cooking.
Air-Fried Frozen Veggie Burgers
Crisp up one to two veggie burgers in your air fryer at a time. Cook at 350°F for five minutes, flip, then keep ’em cooking for another five minutes. Voila!
Air-Fried Frozen Egg Rolls
Give frozen egg rolls that tantalizing restaurant-quality flavor and crunch by cooking them in your air fryer. Before placing them in the fryer, brush each roll with beaten egg. Then, cook at 320°F for seven minutes, then flip, brush with egg wash and cook the other side for another seven minutes until they come out golden.
For another quick and easy air fryer side, learn how to make tater tots in your air fryer.
Frozen Breakfast Pastries
A pastry with a crispy, crunchy, tender, flaky crust can be ready in just eight minutes. To cook, cut a piece of parchment to fit the basket of your air fryer. Spray with cooking oil and place one or two frozen strudels in the basket. Cook for five minutes at 350°F, flip and then cook for an additional three minutes until golden.
Air-Fried Frozen Bread Dough
Yup, you can even make breads, like dinner rolls and cinnamon buns, in your air fryer! Just take out your frozen bread dough, shape it and then cook for 15 minutes.
Swap out the potato chips for a crunchy snack that’s healthier for you. These air-fryer apple chips are nutritious and delicious! Oh, and super simple to make.
These air-fryer stuffed peppers are another easy and healthy air-fryer snack.
Air-Fried Frozen Puff Pastry Bites
Prepare puff pastry bites for your next party by cutting a sheet of puff pastry into two-inch squares. Place a few tablespoons of your preferred filling on the puff pastry and then fold over into a triangle and pinch the edges closed. Then, bake them at 390°F for about 10 minutes.