10 Air Fryer Recipes to Make Easy Dinners This Week

An air fryer is a handy kitchen appliance for making quick and delicious dinners. Not only does it use less oil than traditional frying methods, but it also requires very little preparation work. Just throw in your favorite ingredients, set the timer, and let the air fryer do the work.

The result is a crispy, flavorful meal that will surely be a hit with your family. The clean-up is quick and easy, making air fryer dinners even more convenient. Try it out, and you’ll be amazed by how easy and delicious dinner can be! Here are 10 recipes we think you will enjoy.

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Perfectly crispy chicken fingers you can make right in your air fryer. This recipe from Dinner at the Zoo is sure to have you drooling before your food hits your plate!

A pro tip from Dinner at the Zoo? Use two different types of breadcrumbs. “…the Italian style breadcrumbs add a lot of flavor, but the panko crumbs add that extra crispy texture we’re striving for.”

crispy chicken tenders on plate with ketchup and green garnish
Photo Credit: Dinner at the Zoo

Air Fryer Fried Rice

A healthier alternative to takeout fried rice, made in the air fryer. Air Fryer Eats recipe is one that you will want to save and remember.

This is a great recipe to try when you have a lot of extra vegetables in the fridge or freeze that you’re looking to get rid of but don’t know what to do with them.

vegetable fried rice in a black square air fryer bin with a wooden spoon on the table
Photo Credit: Air Fryer Eats

Air Fryer Fish and Chips

Enjoy a classic British dish in the comfort of your own home with this delectable recipe from Spend with Pennies.

The key to the batter for this tasty fried fish might surprise you: pancake mix. It’s not just good for when you’re making a pancake breakfast.

crispy fried fish pieces with tartar sauce and fries on plate with ketchup
Photo Credit: Spend with Pennies

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

Delish brings you this tasty Italian-American classic, made with minimal effort. Who wouldn’t want easier access to chicken parm on a regular basis?

crispy chicken parm on plate
Photo Credit: Delish

Air Fryer Roasted Vegetables

An easy, healthy side dish that can be customized with your favorite vegetables. Brooklyn Active Mama walks you through preparing this delicious side dish in your air fryer.

variety of colorful roasted vegetables in white bowl
Photo Credit: Brooklyn Active Mama

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

A healthy and delicious alternative to regular fries—this recipe from Feel Good Foodie is better than anything you could get at a restaurant!

sweet potato fries on dark plate with red dipping sauce
Photo Credit: Feel Good Foodie

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

A vegan-friendly take on Buffalo wings, with all the flavor. We love buffalo sauce, and these scrumptious bites from iFoodReal are at the top of our list!

You only need 10 ingredients to turn this into your next dinner, and chances are you already have most if not all of them in your home

buffalo chicken morsels on white serving dish with dipping suace
Photo Credit: iFood Real

Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

A delicious snack for any time of day but especially great at dinner time! Make these for a side dish or an appetizer to start off your meal. This recipe from Small Town Woman is one of our favorites.

crispy fried mozza sticks on tray with dipping sauce
Photo Credit: Small Town Woman

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

A healthier version of potato wedges with a crispy exterior perfect for any weeknight dinner. Get the recipe here.

crispy potato wedge fries in bowl
Photo Credit: Plated Cravings

Air Fryer Apple Pie

An essential part of dinner is most certainly dessert, and we love these mini apple pies from Berry & Maple. A sweet and delicious dessert that is sure to please!

And if the thought of having to bake something is a deterrent for you, don’t fear! The filling only requires three ingredients, and you can use store bought pastry dough.

mini apple pie pastries in air fryer bin
Photo Credit: Berry & Maple