Air fryers seem to be all the rage right now and, as an owner of a quality air fryer that get used several times per week, I can attest to the fact that they are some kind of kitchen magic.
If you’re still on the fence about whether owning one is for you, and aren’t even sure what to cook in your air fryer, you’ve come to the right place. First, if you haven’t purchased an air fryer yet, go ahead and read this post, and then come back over here once you’re convinced -you will be.
For those who have an air fryer on the way to their doorstep or sitting intimidatingly in the corner of their kitchen counter, let me help you get to air fryer pro status.
To become a true user, you need some successes with your fryer and that comes from knowing what to cook in your air fryer. To do that, you need some good air fryer recipes that are easya nd delicious.
The common misconception about air fryers is that they only churn out fried foods.
I can’t speak for every air fryer on the market, but the one I have (this one: Power Air Fryer) is more than just a healthier way to make fried goodies, it also works like a toaster, a toaster oven, a rotisserie, an oven, and a dehydrator, which means anything you’d put into one of those appliances can just as easily be made inside of my air fryer.
Probably in less time.
There are air fryer recipes for everything from fresh broccoli to donuts and I’ve made all kinds of things inside of my air fryer. No matter what air fryer recipe I’ve tried, I have yet to be disappointed.
And don’t even get me started on frozen items -they come out so much tastier and crispier when air fried than they do when you put them in your microwave or oven.
If you’re looking for some great air fryer recipes or ideas about what to make, here are 25 of my favorite things to make in my air fryer.
What to Make in Your Air Fryer: 25 Air Fryer Recipes and Ideas
Here’s an easy to follow homemade recipe for them: Pork Taquitos. Just make them per the recipe and, instead of cooking them on the stove or in your oven, pop them into your air fryer for 10 minutes on 370. I make a delicious chicken version with ranchero sauce too.
The premade kind from the box come out sooooo good.
Watch our quick video to see how we do them.
French Toast Sticks
Fresh patties or the frozen ones are delicious.
Pro Tip: Cut them and then put them in a bowl with a tablespoon of olive oil mixed with a teaspoon of old bay. They. Will. Be Epic!
Sweet Potato Fries
Hands down, air fryer bacon is the absolute best bacon I’ve had in life. It comes out perfectly crispy every single time.
Hard Boiled Eggs
Yeah, I didn’t believe it either, but it’s true! Tried it myself yesterday and…
Perfect for when you don’t want to haul out the grill and the idea of boiling them makes you gaggy.
Here are the pics of the nacho dogs I served at a party this fall straight out of the air fryer.
I hate making burgers because they are such a mess on the stove top. Problem solved inside the air fryer!
Here’s a fun recipe to try: Air Fryer Pop Tarts
And yes, it can be crispy! It will be different, but it doesn’t have to be soggy. Recipe here: Crispy Air Fryer Fried Chicken Recipe
Potatoes au Gratin
You can even put little bowls in the air fryer which totally opens up your what to cook opportunities. Check out this recipe for potatoes au gratin for proof!
One of the easiest and quickest air fryer recipes of all time, this one is less than 10 minutes to salsa sidekick magic: Air Fryer Tortilla Chips Recipe
This is a simple recipe and it only cooks for 25 minutes: Air Fryer Chocolate Cake
You can buy my air fryer here: Power Air Fryer XL