I recently bought an air fryer and let me say – it’s the best kitchen purchase I’ve ever made.
I’m obsessed with my air fryer because it saves me time on cooking, creates the perfect meal, and is easy clean up.
The air fryer I use: Ninja Air Fryer
I’d rate this air fryer 4/5 stars. You’ll see on Amazon it has about 16,000+ reviews that are mostly 5-stars, but there are some complaints about this plastic smell the air fryer gives off. I smell it sometimes but simply crack a window open when I’m using the air fryer. I still think this air fryer is totally worth it!
The air fryer my friends use and love: Ninja 8-in-1 Digital Air Fryer. My friend loves this air fryer and even cooks brownies in it!
Benefits of an air fryer:
- Use far less oil, meaning fewer calories
- Cut down on fried foods
- Easy clean up
- Produces healthier meals
Here’s a list of the best and easiest air fryer recipes to cook today.
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1. Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
Cauliflower wings are made regularly in our home because of how delicious and filling they can be! You can use your favorite BBQ sauce to create these amazing wings. I personally use three different kinds of BBQ sauce when I cook ’em! This cauliflower wing recipe is both keto and vegan.
2. Air Fryer Fries
If you’re short on time and only have frozen fries in the fridge, make this recipe! You don’t always need to use freshly cut potatoes. In fact, I often buy frozen prepackaged food that just needs to be warmed up in the air fryer.
3. Air Fryer Kale Chips
These kale chips are full of flavor, cheesy, and even vegan! I love making kale chips when I need some extra veggies throughout the day. For cheesy flavor, I recommend this nutritional yeast.
4. Air Fryer Potato Fries
These air fryer potato fries are crispy on the outside and nice and soft on the inside. I love making fries at home because they’re cheap to make and only require three ingredients.
5. Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos
How amazing do these buffalo cauliflower tacos look? This recipe can be used as an appetizer or main meal.
6. Air Fryer Kabobs
This air fryer recipe calls for no oil and simple ingredients. This is the perfect game day recipe, and they’re even vegan, gluten-free, keto, low carb, and Whole30 diet-friendly.
7. Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
I truly believe zucchinis are one of the most underrated vegetables. You’d be surprised how delicious they taste when you throw them in the air fryer. They’re filling, healthy, and perfect for adults or kiddos!
8. Air Fryer Falafels
If you typically buy falafels from the store, you may find that cooking them at home is much cheaper and worth it for a richer taste. I love putting falafels in rice bowls, salads, and drizzling some tahini on top. So good!
9. Vegan Air Fried Pickles
If you love pickles as much as I do, you need to make this recipe. This recipe only requires a few ingredients, mostly seasonings and can be made in a pinch if you’re short on time.
10. Vegan Sesame Chicken
If you’re a fan of sesame chicken, you need to make this vegan-friendly recipe made from cauliflower. I cook with cauliflower often. This veggie is underrated!
11. Sweet Potato Wedges
If you’re a fan of easy but delicious recipes, you need to make these sweet potato wedges. They’re incredibly simple and easy to make.
12. Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas
Chickpeas are the perfect snack or food topper when you’re looking for extra protein and flavor. This recipe is simple and only requires a can of chickpeas and a few seasonings.
13. Vegan Calamari
This vegan calamari comes highly reviewed. The main ingredient is a can of whole hearts of palm and a few seasonings you probably already have on hand. I love how fun and unique this recipe is and goes to show air fryers can do anything!
14. Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
If you don’t feel like cooking corn on the grill, you can sub the grill for an air fryer and still get some amazing results. This recipe is incredibly easy and only requires 4 ingredients.
15. Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes
When I’m short on time, I love baking sweet potatoes. They’re delicious, filling, and can be a great addition to any dish or leftovers. Sweet potatoes taste so amazing that I often eat them as a dessert!
16. Bang Bang Cauliflower
These vegan bang bang cauliflower recipe is sweet, tangy, crispy, and has an incredible vegan spicy mayo sauce.
17. Orange Air Fryer Tofu
Are you looking to make your favorite Chinese takeout dish at home? You need make this crispy tofu recipe.
Don’t sleep on these recipes! Make them and tell me in the comments which is your favorite.
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