20 Recipes That You Should Try Out With Your New Air Fryer

Cindy Gordon

If you have a New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier, an easy way to start is to break out that air fryer you got for Christmas. If you’re new to using an air fryer, we warn you, you’ll soon be addicted. We love the fried crispiness without all the grease. Win, win.

Whether you’re looking for your first air fryer recipe to try or if you want a few fresh new recipes to spice things up this year, you’re sure to find something to (air) fry tonight in our curated list below.

We’ve put together our 20 all-time favorite air fryer recipes. There’s something for everyone on this list. The only question is, which recipe will you try first?

  1. Breakfast Bombs

    Let’s start with breakfast. These “bombs” are a true explosion of all your favorite savory breakfast flavors (bacon, eggs and cheese) wrapped in a pizza dough crust. Your kids will love this one too.

  2. Glazed Cake Doughnut Holes

    Prefer a sweeter breakfast? This should do the trick.

  3. Strawberry Pop Tarts

    It may not be fancy, but it reminds us of our favorite breakfast treat back in our school days.

  4. Sweet Potato Fries

    These crispy fries are perfect as a side-dish, an appetizer or a snack. Yum, yum!

  5. Churros

    If you want a sweet snack, or one that eats like a dessert, you’ll love these churros.

  6. Jalapeño Poppers

    If you can take the heat, these jalapeño poppers are a party (or anytime) pleaser.

  7. Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    At this point, you may be starting to realize that your air fryer can cook just about anything even a classic grilled cheese sandwich.

  8. Chile Chicken Chimichanga

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    Get ready to indulge in delicious Mexican flavors.

  9. Cacio e Pepe Ravioli

    Craving Italian? This should satisfy.

  10. Shrimp Fried Rice

    If you’re seeking an Asian flavor, this recipe is terrific.

  11. Fish and Chips

    One of the true classics gets a healthy makeover with this delicious recipe.

  12. Chocolate Chip Cookies

    When your kids get home from school, pour a glass of milk, and treat them to these cookies. Yes, you really make them in an air fryer.

  13. Mozzarella Sticks

    This is another kid-pleasing after school snack idea, but it’s also a great appetizer for anyone.

  14. Pork Chops With Brussels Sprouts

    When it comes time for dinner, this recipe will satisfy the whole family, unless your kids are picky eaters. We’ve been there.

  15. Catfish with Green Beans

    This is another great dinner idea.

  16. Pita Pizzas

    Even if you have picky eaters on your hands, pizza is a sure-fire winner.

  17. Potato Chips

    Perfect for a snack or crowd-pleasing side dish.

  18. Coconut Shrimp

    Another healthier version of one of our all-time favorite foods.

  19. Stuffed Peppers

    If you’re a vegetarian, this might be one of your new go-to recipes.

  20. Chocolate Cake

    We can’t forget about dessert!