If you’re craving doughnuts without the guilt, these yeast-risen rings deliver the same sweet, tender, and crackly sugar glazed goodness thanks to your air fryer. Pro-tip : After the doughnuts have risen, use the parchment paper to help gently transfer them into the air fryer.
The meatballs are great on their own; they would also be totally delicious over pasta, rice, or spiralized noodles. If you’re looking for a hearty, simple, satisfying meal that you can make without a lot of excess fat, the air fryer is your friend.
Here we serve up a crispy pork chop and some sweet, flavorful Brussels sprouts for a winter dish that is as delicious as it is easy to make. The cinnamon-sugar mixture creates a thin crust on the outside, delivering that classic churro crunch.
You'll want to enjoy these churros immediately, as they're the best fresh, but you can save any extra chocolate sauce (try drizzling it over frozen yogurt). Nothing beats Southern-style catfish for a hearty meal, but the traditional method of frying unfortunately adds back in a bunch of fat that the lean protein could do without.
Enter the air fryer : You can get a crispy, delicious fillet as well as a side of blistered green beans without all the oil, and have it on the table in less than half an hour. These adorable air fryer delights check all the nostalgia boxes, from afternoons spent with your sister’s Easy Bake Oven to Saturday mornings eating piping hot pop tarts fresh from the toaster oven.
Our grown-up air fryer version wraps all that goodness into a healthier package, featuring a quick microwave jam with nice chunks of strawberries. These crispy “baked” potatoes may seem indulgent, but smart portions of bacon, cheese, and sour cream add big flavor while keeping calories and sat fat in check.
This recipe serves four, but you can easily cut it in half to make a date night dinner for two. Traditional meat-filled empanadas can be a double-whammy of fat and calories due to ground beef and a trip to the deep fryer.
This air fryer twist on the traditional handheld snack is even healthier thanks to the addition of mushrooms, which lighten the filling while keeping it nice and moist. Pack these air fryer empanadas for a tailgate, or serve them over greens for a hearty supper.
A quick turn halfway through cooking yields crispy, juicy corn that soaks up the tasty garlic-lime butter like a champ. Pick out small ears, or trim them slightly so that they fit into the air fryer basket.
If you have any leftovers, cut the kernels off the cob and stir into a dip or sprinkle over a salad. Hand-cut fries beat out frozen any day, and these sweet potato beauties are a huge air fryer win.
They make a nice healthy snack, or a great side with a grilled chicken sandwich or burger. In addition to delivering crispy delights, your air fryer makes a pretty awesome countertop pizza oven.
Opt for Roma tomatoes ; their smaller size makes them a good fit for these personal pizzas. Swap out toppings to customize your pizzas; since these cook in just 5 minutes, you can prep the next one while the first is baking.
This scrumptious cross between cinnamon rolls and biscuits is easier than either and stars a simple, no-yeast dough that requires no rising and bakes up into tender, fluffy bites in a matter of minutes. Resist the urge to crowd the air fryer basket; these little guys need to bake in batches, so they don’t stick together.
Filled with nutrient-rich spinach, these crispy treats make an excellent party dish or appetizer. A smidgen of blue cheese adds a lot of flavor to the quick stir-together sauce.
(If you’re not a fan of pungent blue cheese, try milder Gorgonzola, or even feta.) To make this no-fuss recipe even easier, pick up a package of pre-cut cauliflower florets.
Transport yourself straight to a Caribbean beach by making this air -fried coconut shrimp recipe. Thanks to your air fryer, you can rescue this crunchy favorite from the realm of diet banishment and invite it back to your plate.
These rings of gallium awesomeness come out of the air fryer boasting a superbly crispy coating without any heavy greasiness. And if you’ve ever had come back sauce, you know its tangy and sweet flavor is the perfect pairing with the crunchy, savory onion.
Tossed in a tangy dressing rich with the flavors of honey, toasted sesame oil, and soy sauce, these air fryer -crisped cubes of tofu make a hearty supper served over brown rice. The secret to perfectly crisp tofu is two-fold: First, drain, dry, and press it to remove excess moisture; second, cook it in batches, and turn the cubes during cooking to ensure all sides have a chance to get crunchy.
One of the secrets to getting the best results from your air fryer is to coat foods with a dry mixture that cooks up nice and crispy. Here, we’ve used omega-3 rich flaxseeds to add a super-food style crunch to French toast.
Thanks to this delicious recipe, you can feel great about treating your kids to these on Saturday morning (they’ll never guess they’re eating a fiber-rich and heart- healthy breakfast! Specialty root chips can cost $5 to $6 per bag at the grocery store; save big bucks by whipping up a couple batches in your air fryer.
Cutting almond butter with low-fat Greek yogurt adds protein to the dipping sauce, as well as extra creaminess. These spiced sweet potato wedges make the perfect healthy snack or side dish.
Filling but not heavy, air fryer quesadillas make a quick and satisfying weeknight supper. Public Service Announcement: These quesadillas pair perfectly with ice-cold beer; limes optional.
A quick toss in olive oil and salt, and they are ready for the air fryer. The convection power of the air fryer makes this balanced combo of eggs, vegetables and cheese cook up in about 25 minutes, using a baking dish that fits right inside the machine.
Top with an egg for a complete meal and add some chopped bacon to the last few minutes of cooking. These crunchy rolled tacos can be filled with anything you have on hand and crisp up in minutes.
Instead of drenching in a vat of oil, crisp up these two-bite sized donuts in the air fryer and serve with a creamy, sweet dip. *This article was written and/or reviewed by an independent registered dietitian nutritionist.