Going a healthy direction for the new year ? Take a look at these crave-worthy, easy air fryer recipes for beginners. Conveniently enjoy healthy recipes that are juicy on the inside, with the perfect texture of crispy on the outside!
Easy Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners
Christmas 2017, I jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon and used it maybe twice in two years. It is a great appliance, I just find myself loving the slow cook of the Crock-pot. This past Christmas, I had every intention to jump on the air fryer bandwagon, but as a family of seven, I could not find a good deal on a fryer big enough for our family (if you are a large family, PLEASE let me know the air fryer that is best for a family this large!) So despite my cart still holding my air fryer, I began to get together some easy recipes for our family – after all a girl can dream – isn’t that what Pinterest is for?
Healthy Air Fryer Recipes
There were so many recipes I was excited about that were easy and great for beginners. Did you know you can make pizza in the air fryer. Salmon also looks like a winner with just the right amount of seasoning. I was so inspired by a food blogger who even made eggplant dip? How great would it be to place eggplant dip with veggies on your kitchen island, you know the kids would often walk by and grab a healthy bite – at least mine would! I also was inspired by the chicken nuggets, the air-fried Brussels sprouts and so much more!
Enjoy all these recipes and let me know your family’s favorite!
First of all, are you new to the Air Fryer? Take a look at this Air Fryer Cheat Sheet. All you need in one spot. I keep a copy of these Air Fryer Tips in my Recipe Binder. (Another suggestion would be to laminate this cheat sheet and keep it beside your air fryer. Laminating this air fryer tip guide will keep it clean and easy to wipe and clean.)
You could also grab this magnetic Air Fryer Cheat Sheet!
Five Air Fryer Accessories
Beyond that Air Fryer Hack Sheet, you will also want to invest in these Air Fryer Accessories.
First, you need and want this Evo Oil Sprayer Bottle for more than your Air Fryer. Mine is practically attached at the hip when I am in the kitchen. You can refill it so you are not committed to any one brand of Olive Oil.
Second, a digital internal temp reader to test if your food is ready. This is a must in the kitchen.
Third, I am all about the clean up. I can make it, but don’t make me clean it. Unless it fits in the dish washer, it’s neglected. These Air Fryer Liners will keep the mess down and will have you thanking me after dinner. You’re welcome in advance!
Fourth, get something to cut potatoes into waffle fries or string fries. You might never eat french fries the same. Once you go air fried, you never go back (that is a saying, right?) There is a commercial grade french fry cutter, a hand held french fry cutter, and the potato cage of cutting (just check it out!)
Lastly, tongs. These are for sure the BEST tongs ever – OXO Good Grips 9-Inch Locking Tongs with Nylon Heads. The best. They store nicely because of how they lock (aka, they won’t get your drawer stuck!)
Best Air Fryer Recipes
Now on to the best Air Fryer Recipes…
First up, our own Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks.
Go healthy and convenient with this Paleo and Whole30 friendly shrimp recipe. Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp are golden brown and delicious! Crispy, healthy, and so quick! | Real Food with Jessica
My family would eat these up. Sliced okra coated in spices and fried until crunchy. Yes, please! | Piping Pot Curry
You can make pizza in the air fyer – who knew? This Pepperoni Air Fryer Pizza is a quick and easy recipe with a crispy crust that is perfect for weeknight dinners. Only ten minutes too! | Stay Snatched
Did you know you can put a whole chicken in the air fryer? This Rotisserie Air Fryer Chicken in cooked under an hour! Doesn’t it look juicy and delicious? | Amy in the Kitchen
Skip giving frozen nuggets made from who knows what to your kids, why not make this homemade Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets instead?! We are sold! | Garnished Plate
This is one of our favorite sides, typically made in the oven. These Low Carb Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts are perfectly tender veggies on the inside and crispy on the outside. | Low Carb with Jennifer
We need to try these! These air fried squash rings are a healthy alternative to potato fries or onion rings! They’re dairy free, gluten free and paleo friendly! | Mitten Dietitian
Grave the benefits of fish? Try Air Fryer Baked Salmon. We’re still overwhelmed at how quickly and perfect salmon can cook in the air fryer! | White on Rice Couple
No guilt over this breakfast. Homemade Cajun breakfast sausage cooked in an air fryer is perfect for a healthy paleo and gluten free breakfast or brunch for your crew. | Cotter Crunch
Yes, it’s possible to get super crispy fried chicken wings without frying them! Best of all, no flour cover these wings! | Dine Like Shay
Hello flavor! Enjoy these air fryer Sweet Potato Cauliflower Patties with cilantro ranch flavoring. I want to pick up that fork and take a bite! | Cotter Crunch
You can even make eggplant dip in the air fryer. How much would you family scarf up this air fryer after school snack? | Cadry’s Kitchen
These Asian Chicken Nuggets are paleo friendly and low carb. The air fryer makes this family-friendly whole30 recipe so crispy! | Food Faith and Fitness
This will be a go to easy recipe for your side dishes – Sweet Potato Hash. It is Whole 30 and Paleo friendly. Only uses five ingredients. | Stay SnatchedGoing a healthy direction for the new year ? Conveniently enjoy these healthy, crave-worthy, easy air fryer recipes for beginners. #FrugalCouponLiving #recipes #airfryer
Making mashed potatoes? Don’t let those potato peels go to waste! Air fry them instead. These crisp & salty peels are the perfect snack. Pass the Ketchup please! | Cadry’s Kitchen
These air fried raviolis are the best appetizer or dinner entree! With Parmesan, breadcrumbs & delicious herbs, these easy ravioli bites and so crispy. | Love and Risotto
So quick, easy, healthy & a little bit addicting chickpeas. I could eat these by the handful. | Vegan Huggs
Another breakfast option. Crispy Air Fryer Bacon is a healthier version of everyone’s crave-worthy morning snack. It turns out perfectly crispy always. | Recipes from My Pantry
Ready for a salad? Make your own croutons in the air fryer! Full of flavor, only 20 minutes and made with six simple ingredient! They’re great on soups or salads! | Plant Power Couple
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