By now, you’ve likely heard of the air fryer, but if you haven’t tried any air fried foods—you may be skeptical of the latest kitchen accessory. Air fryers have only been on the market since 2007, but they’ve become explosively popular in the last few years. With that popularity comes an influx of amazing recipes that will make you forget all about traditional frying. The air fryer also cooks food that wouldn’t typically be fried, making it an extremely versatile tool.
How Does the Air Fryer Work?
The air fryer uses hot air to cook your food, rather than hot oil. Hot air is circulated around your food, cooking your food evenly and efficiently without the use of cooking oil. An added benefit, cooking times in the air fryer are roughly 20% faster than traditional cooking methods (busy parents, rejoice!).
What Can You Make with an Air Fryer?
In short, everything! But seriously, that’s the beauty of this kitchen miracle. So many foods can be cooked with using the air frying method, from typically fried foods like tater tots and breaded chicken to less conventional recipes like Brussels sprouts and eggplant parmesan!
We’re sharing some great recipes that will take you from breakfast to dinner that will keep your family full and give your oven and stovetop a break.
Air Fryer Breakfast Cups
These easy-to-make breakfast cups are even easier to eat on the go. Take some stress off your plate in the morning and serve up a plate of these, instead!
Two-Ingredient Air Fryer Bagels
Two ingredients, that’s all you need to make delicious, homemade bagels.
Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs
Okay, this one isn’t very fancy but it’s a super easy way to make hard boiled eggs without any fuss. No standing over the stove, just pop your eggs in the air fryer for 15 minutes and let the hot air do the rest.
Air Fryer Chicken Wings
If you’re craving chicken wings, but want to avoid the extra calories from a deep fry, these are the wings for you. Bonus: they’re simple!
Best Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potato fries are delicious, but made in the air fryer—they’re fantastic. This classic recipe gets the air fryer-treatment and you won’t be disappointed with the result!
Air Fryer Basic Chicken Breasts
Baked chicken breast? Forget it! It’s time to try air frying with this dinnertime staple.
Air-Fried Ranch Zucchini Chips
These zucchini chips are magic, the moment you set them on the table—they disappear! Give them a try, you’ll see why.