Air Fryer Recipes

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If you want quick, easy and healthy meal ideas, the air fryer recipes below are perfect for you!

An air fryer is a fantastic kitchen appliance that cooks your favorite foods with less oil and less cleanup than using a deep fryer. The best part about air fried foods is, they taste just as good (or better!) than deep fried food, but they are lower in fat and calories.

The focus here on The Busy Foodie is making easy and quick meals, and the air fryer is the best tool to use for that.

Whether you own a Cosori air fryer, Ninja Foodi, Airwave, or other brand, you can use these air fryer recipes to cook a variety of meals.

You can make simple, comfort food meals like mac and cheese in the air fryer, side dishes, snacks and appetizers, and even desserts, like air fryer cookies!

See all of our favorite air fryer recipes down below!


Air fryer croquettes topped with cheese on a cooling rack.

Air Fryer Potato Croquettes

Air fryer croquettes, inspired by Spanish croquetas de jamon, have a delicious, crispy exterior and a soft, creamy center—and you don’t even have to break out the frying pan.

Creamy Gouda Mac and Cheese.

Smoky Air Fryer Mac and Cheese

This ultra-creamy mac and cheese recipe is made right in your air fryer — no boiling required! Smoked gouda and paprika give it a fantastic smokey flavor that really takes it to the next level. If you love homemade macaroni and cheese, you’re going to flip for this recipe!

Drizzling katsu sauce over air fried chicken katsu

Air Fryer Chicken Katsu (Torikatsu)

If you’re craving crispy, golden-brown chicken katsu but don’t have a lot of time, try making it in your air fryer. This quick and easy recipe is healthier than deep-frying but just as delicious.

Dipping an air fryer sweet potato fry in Ranch dressing.

How to Air Fry Frozen Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy sweet potato fries that are ready in 15 minutes? You found ’em! This delicious side dish goes from the freezer to your plate in practically no time at all.