Just got an air fryer? These Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners are the place to start! There are tons of easy recipes from burgers to chips to eggs. I'm also sharing my top 5 air fryer tips and common cooking temperatures to use. You'll be an air frying pro in no time!
The air fryer quickly became my favorite kitchen appliance. You can use it to cook so many things from chicken to fish to vegetables. These are my top tips for using your air fryer:
- Always preheat your air fryer just like you would your oven.
- Don't overcrowd the food in the air fryer or it won't cook properly.
- Rotate the food at least once to circulate the air and evenly cook the food.
- Avoid excess oil or the food will become soggy. Lightly spray the food with cooking oil instead.
- Sauces and marinades will burn and stick to the bottom of the air fryer. Top the food with sauces after cooking.
What temperature should I use?
Temperature can vary by recipe, but these are the temperatures I typically use:
- Poultry: 360-375 degrees F
- Seafood: 400 degrees F
- Veggies: 400 degrees F
- Wings/Drumsticks: 375-400 degrees F
- Meatballs: 375 degrees F
Appetizers and Snacks
Air Fryer Breaded Shrimp- A Food Lover's Kitchen
This Air Fryer Breaded Shrimp is so easy to make in the air fryer and it turns out perfectly crispy and delicious in just 6 minutes.Check out this recipe
Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings- Fresh Coast Eats
The best chicken wings you’ve ever had, made right in the air fryer. Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Wings only take 20 minutes and are mouth-watering delicious!Check out this recipe
Easy Air Fryer Pizza Rolls- Two Kids and a Coupon
These easy air fryer pizza rolls can be stuffed with your favorite pizza toppings and dipped into marinara sauce for a delicious appetizer or snack.Check out this recipe
Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks- The Busted Oven
These air fryer drumsticks are quick and easy. Simply seasoned and ready in less than 25 minutes.Check out this recipe
Air Fryer Tortilla Chips- Your Home, Made Healthy
Air fryer tortilla chips are a simple way to make healthier chips in no time.Check out this recipe
Perfect Air Fryer Eggs- Cook At Home Mom
Never boil your eggs again! These air fryer eggs are super simple, and you can make them soft, jammy, or hard boiled, exactly the way you like them, every single time!Check out this recipe
Easy Air Fryer Sausage Links- Organically Addison
These sausage links are super quick and easy in an air fryer! Just ONE ingredient and 10 minutes to crispy flavorful sausage.Check out this recipe
Super Simple, Crispy Frozen Hash Brown Patties In Air Fryer - Tourist with Tots
If you are looking to make hash brown patties at home, this is the recipe for you. This recipe for crispy frozen hash brown patties in air fryer is ready in minutes and absolutely delicious.Check out this recipe
Air Fryer Baby Breakfast Potatoes- Bites with Bri
These Air Fryer Baby Breakfast Potatoes are crispy on the outside, fluffy in the middle, and coated in loads of spices. These are the perfect side dish for Sunday brunch, but honestly can easily be served as a dinner side as well.Check out this recipe
Simple Air Fryer Turkey Burgers
These Air Fryer Turkey Burgers are easy to make and can be customized with your favorite toppings. Dinner will be ready in just 30 minutes!Check out this recipe
30 Minute Air-Fried Caprese Chicken
This Caprese Chicken Recipe is the perfect warm weather meal. Ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and a simple pesto sauce combine for a dinner everyone will love!Check out this recipe
Air Fryer Bone-In Chicken- Everyday Family Cooking
These air fryer bone-in chicken breasts are covered in brown sugar for an easy sweet dinner idea!Check out this recipe
Crispy Air Fryer Potato Wedges- Recipes from a Pantry
Crispy Air Fryer Potato Wedges are a tasty and easy side dish and appetizer. Tender on the inside and golden and crunchy on the outside, kids and adults will love these potatoes that can be seasoned with your favorite flavors.Check out this recipe
The Best Homemade Air Fryer Garlic Bread- Carmy
This super simple recipe for Air Fryer Garlic Bread makes the perfect buttery garlic bread. Ready in 5-10 minutes making them the perfect side for dinner!Check out this recipe
Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes- Simply Made Recipes
Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes are made easily in the air fryer with some olive oil, salt and pepper cooked until tender and topped with butter and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.Check out this recipe
Air Fryer Carrot Fries- High Chair Chronicles
Make a batch of these Air Fryer Carrot Fries, and you’ll be shocked at how quickly your family gobbles up vegetables for dinner!Check out this recipe
Roasted Air Fryer Asparagus with Parmesan- Ketofocus
An easy vegetable side dish is this roasted air fryer asparagus with Parmesan cheese. Get crispy, cheesy asparagus every time!Check out this recipe
Desserts and Sweets
Air Fryer Toasted Coconut Lime Donuts- EmilyFabulous
Make donuts from refrigerated biscuits in you air fryer! This recipe is easy and delicious!Check out this recipe
Easy Air Fryer Donuts- Confessions of Parenting
These air fryer donuts are a hit and so easy to make making them perfect for a fun breakfast treat or an afternoon snack!Check out this recipe
Air Fryer Crispy Cocoa Chickpeas- Strength and Sunshine
Looking for a quick & easy chocolate snack? These 3-Ingredient Crispy Cocoa Chickpeas are gluten-free, vegan, allergy-free, and sugar-free! This recipe can be made quick and oil-free in the air fryer or roasted in the oven! A healthy, sweet, and protein-packed snack the whole family will love!Check out this recipe
Air Fryer S’mores Dip- The Six Figure Dish
This air fryer s'mores dip is great for beginners! All you need is 3 ingredients and you've got a dessert everyone will love.Check out this recipe
Easy Air Fryer Blueberry Hand Pies- Fluxing Well
These easy blueberry hand pies were the first recipe I made successfully in my air fryer. A foolproof pie crust recipe is included!Check out this recipe
More Air Fryer Recipes
Air Fryer Crispy Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
This has me so excited to use my air fryer! So many great recipes!
Sarah Holt says
thank you Addie!