If you don’t have an air fryer, let me just begin by saying they are life-changing! There are some really affordable options out there and they make cooking meals so much easier. Seriously, they are one of the best things ever invented and you can take a simple recipe made for air frying and create such an easy dinner. These also make really great gifts, if you’re looking for a birthday gift or something for the holidays! I know a lot of kids bring them to college to create easy weeknight dinners too! It’s a kitchen appliance that is changing the game for the whole family!
Here are some delicious meals you can use your air fryer to create a quick meal or healthier options this fall:
Chicken parm is a recipe a lot of people enjoy! It’s pretty simple to make and the air fryer makes it in no time! Seriously, it only takes 10 minutes to cook and then you add the cheese to broil. It’s one of the best main dishes and you can serve it with a side of pasta or salad! Swap out the flour for alternatives such as coconut or almond flour for a healthier alternative.
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Who doesn’t love garlic bread?! This is one of my favorite air fryer recipes and if you’re gluten-intolerant or celiac, you can use your favorite GF bread to make this recipe! It only takes 5 minutes to cook and can make for a great side dish or quick snack for after school.
Did you know you could make desserts in the air fryer? Well I’m here to blow your mind! My kids love donuts, so when I found out this was possible to make I ran to grab the recipe! The recipe is easy to follow and you can really make your own toppings and flavors you’d like, although the ones in this recipe look delicious!
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Any recipe where I can cook fresh fish is good to me! We love shrimp in this house and this is good news that it’s quick in the air fryer! You can also make these GF friendly! To make it even easier, you can use frozen shrimp. These make for a delicious healthy recipe for dinner or a snack!
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Air fryer chicken recipes are all over the internet. I don’t have a ton of experience making orange chicken because it’s always seemed so intimidating, but I found one of the simplest air-fryer recipes! I’m looking forward to making this for dinner for the school year and serving it over rice!
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There’s nothing better than warm chocolate chip cookies! Sometimes I want to make a smaller batch and not a whole sheet of them and this is one of the recipes I’d suggest for that! They also bake quickly!
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It’s fall so pumpkin recipes are necessary! Does anyone else rush to get fall flavored foods and recipes once a slight breeze hits? This definitely makes the top of the list for best air fryer recipes and it comes with an easy recipe for spiced apple butter to top them with!
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Drumsticks are one of those things that are quick to whip up for dinner on a weeknight! It’s a whole new way to make chicken legs. Add them to the air fryer basket with some olive oil and spices of your choice and you are all set to enjoy these crispy foods!
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Did you know you could put ravioli in the air fryer?! It makes them super crispy and the best part is that it perfectly melts the cheese inside. I feel like this is better than pan frying them because it uses less oil. This is a recipe my kids love!
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Sweet potatoes are a great healthy meal option and they are the easiest thing ever to make! It’s really a matter of cutting them open and stuffing them with your favorite toppings. These are stuffed with delicious veggies, but you can totally choose your favorites. I love making these in the air fryer because it makes for crispy skin on the potatoes.
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My mouth is watering at the sound of these! I love that you don’t need a regular oven to make them, they can fit in a smaller air fryer even. It’s another recipe that’s perfect for autumn and so delicious served with vanilla ice cream on the side.
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I love finding recipes that are healthier options. We love arancini and finding a recipe made out of quinoa sounds absolutely delicious. It’s added protein, too!
Coming in hot with another fall dessert recipe! And yes– made for the air fryer! If you don’t know what a fritter is, it’s like a deep fried doughnut and then these particular one’s have apples and delicious fall spices.
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Would you believe me if I told you these only take 9 minutes to make? They’re so simple and quick to make, making these a great idea for a week night dinner! Use your favorite soy sauce or coconut aminos on the side to dip them in and you’re all set! And of course, you can fill them with your preferred fillings and add protein if you’d like.
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Just in time for football season, this recipe is perfect for your next game gathering. This is a healthier take on buffalo chicken, which you could also use this recipe for, but we’re huge cauliflower fans in this house! Not only is this sauce outstanding, but the cauliflower is so crispy. Serve these with a side of blue cheese sauce and celery.
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These could be a great dessert or even fun breakfast option! We like to make extra fun breakfast recipes on the weekend when we have more time to make and enjoy them. They are quick to make because it’s pre-made phyllo dough, although I bet you could swap it out for puff pastry if you’d like to.
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I love crabcakes! So when I saw these could be made in the air fryer I rushed to find a recipe. They cook in about 10 minutes, which is amazing! And that sauce looks so good, I’m dying to make it and try it out for the new school year.
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I don’t think I’ve seen gooier brownies in my entire life! These look like they just melt in your mouth. This is a recipe that would be great for gatherings with friends and families as well as football Sunday! My kids are excited to try these out!
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Homemade pizzas are fun to make. We like to have pizza Fridays sometimes. It usually takes us awhile to get the dough ready and put it in the oven, but being able to add this to the list of air fryer meals. Add your favorite toppings and sauces and you have the best pizza!
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I’m so excited to share this snack recipe! It’s one of the most delicious and actually healthy snack air fryer recipes I’ve come across. I think it’s perfect timing for fall, as well. Your kids will love these as an after school snack!
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Who needs a new breakfast recipe?! I’m so excited to try these out for the school year! I want them for myself, even! I love that they cook in no time virtually and they’re fun for the kids to have as a nice treat and to dip them into this delicious sauce!
If you’re on TikTok, you’ll know all about this trend! People have been putting pasta in their air fryers to make chips out of it and it’s like the next coolest snack around! I know it sound bizarre, but don’t knock it until you try it!
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We love making cinnamon rolls! They’re a great weekend breakfast or snack to have. How amazing do these look, by the way?! So gooey and I can almost smell them through the screen! I think the best part is the icing, but that’s just me. Try these out in your air fryer!
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I’ve never actually made fried pickles before, but this recipe makes me feel like I’m capable of doing it well! It looks easy to follow and these would make for a great snack or appetizer! Anything with a yummy sauce on the side is a win!
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I know summer is over, but we can still make s’mores! If you don’t have a fire pit in your backyard or like us, are back in the city, the air fryer is here to save the day! If you’ve ever tried to microwave these, you’ll know they don’t turn out well. But the air fryer perfectly puffs the marshmallow and melts the chocolate.
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