24 Keto Air-Fryer Recipes

Updated: Jun. 06, 2024

For a quick keto meal, bring out the air fryer! This collection of keto air-fryer recipes keeps low-carb meals easy—and gives you plenty of reasons to change up your weekly menu.

The idea behind the keto diet is that your meals consist of good fats, a smaller percentage of protein and an even smaller percentage of carbohydrates. It can be a challenge to come up with unique keto meals night after night, but here’s the good news: You can rely on your air fryer for plenty of quick keto-friendly recipes.

To create our collection of keto air-fryer recipes, we’ve taken foods from this keto diet list and turned them into air-fryer favorites. Each recipe has 7 grams of carbs or fewer and plenty of healthy fat and protein.

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Air-Fryer Chicken Wings

You can’t go wrong with these crispy air-fryer chicken wings. Our spice rub has a nice kick from the cayenne seasoning. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Air-Fryer Hard-Boiled Eggs

This is a wonderful alternative to boiling eggs on the stovetop. These air-fryer hard-boiled eggs are just as easy and super quick—a perfect way to put your air fryer to use! —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Editor’s Tip: Explore effortless keto potluck ideas perfect for any gathering.

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Air-Fryer Garlic-Butter Steak

This quick and easy air-fryer steak recipe is restaurant quality. It’s about to become a staple at your house! —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Air-Fryer Steak Bites

This recipe for air-fryer steak bites will be on the table in minutes. It shouldn’t taste as good as it does for how little effort you’ll need to put in! —Mackenzie Schieck, Seattle, Washington

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Air-Fryer Chicken Thighs

This air-fryer chicken thighs recipe creates meat that is crispy on the outside but super juicy on the inside. The paprika and garlic seasoning blend comes through beautifully. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Air-Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

Bacon-wrapped scallops seem so decadent and fancy that often I forget how easy they are to prepare. To keep this recipe keto, swap the pineapple quinoa for a dark leafy green salad or skip the base altogether.—Laura Greenberg, Lake Balboa, California
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Air-Fryer Pork Chops

These air-fryer pork chops get their rich flavor from Creole seasoning and Parmesan cheese. —Dawn Parker, Surrey, British Columbia
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Air-Fryer Pork Tenderloin

I originally developed this air-fryer pork tenderloin recipe to cook on the stove and finish in the oven, but you can make it even quicker in an air fryer—and it’s just as tasty. —Lynn Faria, Southington, Connecticut
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Air-Fryer Roasted Green Beans

Our family loves roasted green beans, but they can take a long time in the oven. I tried these air-fryer green beans and we loved them! Use half the amount of onion to reduce the carbs and keep this recipe keto-friendly. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
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Air-Fryer Asparagus

This air-fryer asparagus recipe is packed with flavor, thanks to the lemon-garlic dressing that the spears are tossed in before roasting. It’s a simple, quick side that goes with almost anything. —Tina Mirilovich, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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Air-Fryer Salmon

Preparing salmon in the air fryer is, hands down, one of the easiest ways to cook it. Air-fryer salmon stays succulent, but still gets lightly browned on the outside. Use this simple salmon recipe as a starting point for different flavors and styles of salmon. The possibilities are endless! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Air-Fryer Keto Meatballs

I have been following a keto diet for a year and a half and have lost 130 pounds. With this recipe for air-fryer keto meatballs, you won’t miss the breadcrumbs at all! I like to eat these saucy meatballs on their own, but they’re also great over zucchini noodles. —Holly Balzer-Harz, Malone, New York
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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breasts

My husband is not crazy about chicken, but one of his favorite snacks are jalapeno poppers, so I created this dinnertime recipe to give our chicken plenty of flavor. He loves it cooked this way and best of all is the quick cooking with little cleanup! — Donna Gribbins, Shelbyville, Kentucky
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Air-Fried Radishes

Radishes aren’t just for salads anymore. These fried radishes make a colorful side for any meal. Plus, they’re quick to make in your air fryer. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Air-Fryer Sausage Bacon Bites

Try surprising your family on Sunday morning by pulling these bites out of the air fryer as they head to breakfast, and get ready for the oohs and aahs of delight. They’re equally delicious as a party appetizer. Make them without the sugar to keep the recipe keto-friendly. —Pat Waymire, Yellow Springs, Ohio
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Air-Fryer Herb and Lemon Cauliflower

A standout cauliflower side is easy to prepare with just a few ingredients. Crushed red pepper flakes add a touch of heat. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin
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Air-Fryer Zucchini Chips

Many recipes for air-fryer zucchini chips call for tossing the zucchini rounds in oil before air-frying, but this one is different. The result is a vegan, gluten-free, keto-friendly snack you’ll want to munch on every day. —Anvita Bhatnagar Mistry, Cary, North Carolina

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Air-Fryer Stuffed Zucchini

When your garden is overflowing with zucchini, it’s time to pull out your air fryer. Filled with ground beef and cheese, this quick-to-prepare meal is a delicious way to enjoy summer’s bounty. —Tracey Rosato, Markham, Ontario
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Air-Fryer Broccoli

I think broccoli was made to be cooked in an air fryer. It gets tender and still has a nice crunch. And it only gets better with a touch of lemon! —Liz Bellville, Tonasket, Washington
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Air-Fryer Fajita-Stuffed Chicken

I had all the ingredients for fajitas, but instead of heating up my big oven, I decided to try out the air fryer. Since mine is a small one, I wanted to get as much filling as I could in each stuffed chicken breast. This worked nicely by cutting slits in the breasts and then filling them. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
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Garlic-Herb Fried Patty Pan Squash

The first time I grew a garden, I harvested summer squash and cooked it with garlic and herbs. This fried patty pan squash recipe is a creative twist. —Kaycee Mason, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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Air-Fryer Bacon Egg Cups

These adorable bacon egg cups are a fresh take on the classic breakfast combo. I originally baked these, but they’re amazing in the air fryer—no need to heat up the oven! —Carol Forcum, Marion, Illinois
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Air-Fryer Eggs Lorraine

Whenever I’m looking to impress overnight guests, this is the recipe I serve for breakfast. It’s easy to assemble and it cooks quickly in the air fryer. —Sandra Woolard, DeLand, Florida
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Air-Fryer Okra with Smoked Paprika

When you want to cook okra without frying it, roast it with lemon juice for a lighter version. The smoked paprika gives it even more roasty oomph. —Lee Evans, Queen Creek, Arizona

Keto Air-Fryer FAQ

Is the air fryer good for a keto diet?

It is! Air fryers reduce the amount of unhealthy oils you’d need to fry or saute food. Air-frying also means you don’t have to coat things in batter before frying like you would normally.

Can you put raw meat in the air fryer?

Yes, you can put raw meat directly in your air fryer to cook, but it must be thawed. If you have frozen meat, the air fryer won’t thaw it during the cook time. To help get you started, here’s how to defrost chicken in three ways and how to thaw pork chops.

Does air-frying reduce carbs?

Air-frying your food will not reduce the amount of carbs in it. The appliance helps you cook quickly and without the use of unhealthy oils, but if you try a regular recipe in the air fryer, it won’t become keto just because you use the air fryer.