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Air fryer recipes for beginners

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A lot of people seem to find using the air fryer daunting, so today I’m sharing with you 40+ recipes that are perfect for air fryer beginners! Whether you’ve just bought an air fryer, received one as a gift or have one sitting around you’ve been meaning to use for months, I’ve got some recipes that will help you!

I’m a HUGE fan of the air fryer. Personally I feel that using an air fryer is easier, more convenient AND cheaper than using the oven. I’ve checked my smart meter and it seems to be quite a bit cheaper to use the air fryer, partly because the cooking time is quicker, which I’m very grateful for!

Sometimes I just want to heat up some chicken nuggets and chips for my daughters, and the air fryer is perfect for this.

Here you will find recipes made from potatoes, snacks, air fryer side dishes, air fryer desserts, how to cook frozen items, the odd dinner, lots of chicken recipes and more!

Air fryer pizza with peppers and mozzarella on a slate board on a black and white backdrop. Served alongside a balsamic dressed rocket salad.

Something to note about air fryer recipes is that all air fryers have different sizes, depths and as such the cooking times can vary. All air fryer recipes on this website are intended as a guide, and not a guarantee that the timings will be perfect. Enjoy!

Be sure to check out some of my favourite air fryer accessories while you’re here: 

If you enjoyed this air fryer side dishes compilation I’d love it if you could pin it on Pinterest!

Air fryer pizza with peppers and mozzarella on a slate board on a black and white backdrop. Text overlay on orange background says air fryer recipes for beginners

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