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26 Air Fryer Recipes – What Can You Cook In An Air Fryer?

There are so many different ways you can use an air fryer. Yes, chips do taste AMAZING in an air fryer, but there are so many more things you can cook! I’ve rounded up some of my favourite air fryer recipes.

I’m not going to lie, my primary reason for getting an air fryer was to justify keeping chips on my regular meal rotation. Oh and fried chicken. I know, quite an expensive justification to keep on eating my favourite foods.

So, you can imagine my delight when I discovered that I could make so much more in my air fryer than chips and KFC fakeaway. I have made cakes, bread, pizza, frittatas – and even cooked whole roast joints! 

I have lots more air fryer recipes to add to this round-up – I just need to get round to adding them to the blog 🙂 So, keep an eye on this page as I add more recipes. 


Air Fryer Chips

cooked air fryer chips in bowl

Air fryer chips had to start off the list really! We all want to know the best way to cook them so that they turn out crisp and tasty! Follow my step by step recipe for making chips in an air fryer.

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

air fryer potato wedges in basket

Just like chips, potato wedges in an air fryer are quick and easy to make. Simply wash, slice and add to the air fryer! They come out deliciously crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Change up the flavour by experimenting with different seasonings – curry powder is a good one for curried potato wedges!

Air Fryer Roast Potatoes

Air Fryer Roast Potatoes

Sunday lunch wouldn’t be the same without some roast potatoes! If you’ve run out of room in the oven, or you just don’t fancy switching it on, be sure to test out your air fryer for making some tasty roast potatoes – the results will surprise you!

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

air fryer sweet potato fries

If you fancy a change from regular potato chips, why not try air fryer sweet potato fries? They are just as easy to cook in the air fryer and come out perfectly crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.

Air Fryer Chicken Wings

air fryer chicken wings

Chicken wings are the perfect recipe to make in an air fryer. You can choose your favourite chicken seasonings to add to the wings before adding them to the air fryer to crisp up the skins to perfection.

Whole Chicken Air Fryer

cooked whole chicken in an air fryer basket

Reduce the heat in the kitchen and cook a whole chicken in the air fryer instead of the oven! Of course, the size of your air fryer will determine whether this is possible or not, but if it fits, try it out – air fryer whole chicken tastes amazing.

Air Fryer Chicken Breasts

air fryer chicken breast sliced and on plate

Using an air fryer to cook chicken breasts is an excellent idea. You can season these chicken breasts however you like, and they cook in under 20 minutes.

Use air fryer chicken breasts in sandwiches, salads or as part of the main meal.

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

air fryer chicken thighs

In less than 30 minutes, you can enjoy crispy skin and juicy chicken when you cook chicken thighs in an air fryer.

Season the chicken thighs with your favourite flavours, from Piri Piri to BBQ, air fryer chicken thighs taste great for lunch or dinner.

Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

Like the other air fryer chicken recipes, chicken drumsticks can also be easily made in an air fryer – air fry them plain or add some seasoning to change up the taste.

Air fryer chicken drumsticks usually take about 22 minutes to crisp up depending on your air fryer.

Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

chicken nuggets in the air fryer

If you want to try making your own chicken nuggets from scratch, you’ll love this air fryer chicken nugget recipe!

Air Fryer Chicken Kiev Balls

air fryer kiev balls

Make these tasty bite-sized chicken kiev balls in the air fryer and experience the crispy exterior before biting in and enjoying the garlic butter that oozes out – delicious!

Air Fryer Pork Chops

air fryer pork chops

If you want crispy on the outside but juicy on the inside pork chops the air fryer is your answer! Air fryer pork chops take just 12 minutes and you can flavour them with your favourite seasonings!

Air Fryer Salmon

salmon cooked in air fryer

Are you looking for a delicious, healthy way to cook salmon? Try air fryer salmon! This cooking method is not only quick and easy, but it also results in perfectly crispy, juicy salmon every time.

Air Fryer Boiled Eggs

boiled eggs cooked in an air fryer

If you’re looking for a healthy and easy breakfast option, look no further than air fryer boiled eggs.

Follow these simple steps, and you’ll be enjoying perfect boiled eggs in no time!

2 Ingredient Air Fryer Pizza

2 Ingredient Air Fryer Pizza

Is there anything better than pizza? How about a quick 2 ingredient air fryer pizza?! It’s perfect for a lunchtime snack, or as part of an evening dinner.

Air Fryer Sausages

Air Fryer Sausages

Cooking sausages in an air fryer is a great alternative to switching the oven on or getting out the frying pan! They don’t take long to make in an air fryer (about 10 to 15 minutes) and they are deliciously crisp on the outside and full of flavour on the inside!

Air Fryer Steak

air fryer steak

It’s simple to cook a steak in an air fryer, simply add it to the basket and leave the air fryer to work its magic. Add your favourite steak sauce, or a little garlic butter, and enjoy a juicy steak for dinner!

Air Fryer Bacon

air fryer bacon

Who needs a frying pan when you can use your air fryer to cook up some crispy bacon? In less than 10 minutes you can be enjoying some perfectly crispy bacon straight from the air fryer!

Air Fryer Meatballs

Air fryer meatballs are perfect with some homemade tomato sauce drizzled on top and mixed in with some spaghetti – and don’t forget to sprinkle some grated cheese on top!

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

Pizza Rolls In An Air Fryer

If pizzas are your thing, why not vary it up a bit with some air fryer pizza rolls? They are a fun snack to serve at a party or as a lunchtime treat.

Air Fryer Breakfast Frittata

frittata on a plate by an air fryer

Although called a breakfast frittata, this recipe can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner too. It’s really quick to make and can be varied by adding in some different ingredients!

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Did you know you can make a deliciously crispy-skinned baked potato in an air fryer? It’s super simple to make and tastes better than oven-baked jacket potatoes!

Air Fryer Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble Air Fryer

Who doesn’t love an apple crumble? This British classic took less than 20 minutes to cook in the air fryer – when it’s ready, pour some warm custard over the top – perfect! Grab the apple crumble air fryer recipe here.

Air Fryer Apricot and Cake

Apricot and Raisin Cake

Apricot and Raisin Cake in the air fryer is quick to cook and tastes deliciously sweet and light.

Air Fryer Carrot Cake

carrot cake air fryer

A popular cake that is easy to make – enjoy this air fryer carrot cake on its own or with some carrot cake frosting spread on top.

Air Fryer Chocolate and Chilli Brownies

chocolate brownies

Chocolate and chilli air fryer brownies are a fun way to enjoy some tasty brownies with a little heat. Make them in your air fryer with or without the extra chillies!

Do you have an air fryer? I’d love to hear what your favourite air fryer recipe is – let me know in the comments!

You can also join my air fryer group over on Facebook – I’d love to see you there!

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Ian Cochrane

Tuesday 14th of June 2022

Hi Liana, Tried your recipe for carrot cake in our Phillips Air Fryer at 175c for 20 minutes. It was a great success, very light and moist, used a 6” cake tin and had enough mix left to fill 5 large cup cakes. Topped them with a cream cheese icing. Will definitely try your other recipes.

Christine Sims

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

Just waiting delivery of my large Air fryer. The one I have at present is too small. Love your recipes, looking forward to trying out some, thankyou, , I live on the Isle of Wight.


Saturday 5th of February 2022

PS Forgot to mention I live in the Mediterranean in Cyprus 🙂


Saturday 5th of February 2022

Do you think the chicken Kiev balls will work in air fryer coated in sesame seeds?


Sunday 12th of December 2021

Also found cooking frozen sausage rolls in an Air Fryer very quick and tasty