41 Healthy Air Fryer Recipes That Are So Easy To Make

Thanks to your air fryer, these meals taste totally indulgent.

If you’re trying to eat a more balanced and nutritious diet, investing in an air fryer is a great place to start. This handy appliance makes it easier (and more delicious) than ever to cook good-for-you dishes that actually taste incredible. Here’s some inspiration to get you started.

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Try serving this cauliflower steak as a filling main come meatless Monday. It tastes amazing with your favorite grains or Israeli salad, served with hummus or tzatziki. 

Recipe: Air Fryer Cauliflower Steaks

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Tossed in a sweet, zesty, and savory mixture of rice wine vinegar, honey, soy sauce, lime, and garlic, these tofu bites taste great in stir fries, over rice, or simply dipped in your favorite condiment.

Recipe: Crispy Air Fryer Tofu

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These pork chops are marinated in avocado oil, Dijon mustard, thyme, salt and pepper for as little as an hour or as long as overnight. In the air fryer, they get delightfully crispy on the outside while remaining super tender on the inside.

 Recipe: Air Fryer Dijon Pork Chops

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Steak in the air fryer? You bet. You can achieve tender, perfectly cooked fillet without even turning on your oven or stovetop.

Recipe: Air Fryer Filet Mignon

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Shave time off your dinner routine by making spaghetti squash right in the air fryer. It takes about 30 minutes and it easily shreds with a fork. Toss it in your favorite pasta sauce and serve it with olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh herbs.

Recipe: Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash With Fresh Herbs

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Air fried with butter, lemon juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, and broth, this is the easiest ever shrimp scampi. Serve it with pasta, orzo, rice, or your favorite grain.

Recipe: Air-Fryer Shrimp Scampi

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Japanese sweet potatoes are starchier and sweeter than your average yams. Seasoned in salt, pepper, ground mustard, and garlic powder, these are a delicious side dish you’ll make time and time again.

 and Recipe: Air Fryer Japanese Sweet Potato Wedges

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This recipe calls for ground chicken, but you could try them with turkey, beef, pork, or even salmon. After about 10 minutes in the air fryer, they’re ready to eat. Try tossing them with pasta and your favorite sauce.

Recipe: Air Fryer Chicken Meatballs

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Turn canned tuna fish into a satisfying dinner with the help of eggs, breadcrumbs, a handful of spices, and most importantly, your air fryer.

Recipe: Air Fryer Tuna Cakes

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Whip up wholesome homemade falafel from chickpeas, flour, onion, herbs, and spices… no deep frying required.

Recipe: Air Fryer Falafel

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Shishitos on the stove top are delicious, but all that oil splatter is a pain. For an easy-clean side dish, try them in the air fryer. Then drizzle ’em with sesame oil and sea salt.

Recipe: Air Fryer Shishito Peppers

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Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there’s no wrong time of day for baked sweet potato. Top it with anything from maple syrup, tahini, peanut butter, or avocado for a filling meal that won’t break the bank.

Recipe: Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

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Winner, winner, steak dinner. Start with whatever cut of meat you have on hand and dice it into cubes so that it cooks in no time in the air fryer.

Recipe: Air Fryer Steak Tips

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Thanks to an easy marinade of olive oil, lime, cilantro, and spices, this shrimp might be the quickest, tastiest, easiest dinner of all time. I love serving it over a bowl of rice with some Tex-Mex toppings like guacamole, pico de gallo, black beans, or corn.

Recipe: Air Fryer Spicy Cilantro Lime Shrimp 

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Sliced eggplant is lightly dredged in beaten eggs and breadcrumbs, then it’s air fried until golden brown and crunchy. Once the eggplant is just about done, top it with marinara and cheese and let it cook until melty.

Recipe: Air Fryer Healthy Eggplant Parmesan

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All you need are three ingredients for this side dish: mushrooms, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Take it to the next level by using a blend of different mushrooms like maitakes, baby bellas, and shiitakes.

Recipe: Sesame Air Fryer Mushrooms

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This seafood dinner tastes and looks totally fancy, but you’ll be shocked to see just how easy it really is to make.

Recipe: Air Fryer Cod

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Turns out you can make this Chinese classic, barbecue pork (aka char siu) right in your own kitchen. The marinade is the most important part. Then your air fryer does the rest of the work.

Recipe: Air Fryer Chinese BBQ Pork


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