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I absolutely LOVE using my air fryer! Knowing what to cook in an air fryer, particular if you’re based in the UK, can be a little hard at times.
A lot of the recipes I find have US measurements, or ingredients that aren’t widely used in the UK. This is why i started developing my own recipes a few years ago, and now I’m sharing them here. I have over 100 air fryer recipes for beginners, including air fryer desserts, air fryer side dishes and air fryer potato recipes.
Also, I’ve got some great air fryer tips, air fryer vegetable recipes and also a post on the pros and cons of an air fryer!
Using the air fryer is a great way to save time, money and also reduce your electric bills slightly!
This post is jam packed full of ALL of my air fryer recipes, more than 50 of them now! I’ve got everything from chips, chicken nuggets and roast potatoes to cookies and dessert pizzas. Don’t forget my toppings for chips post too if you’re looking for some serving ideas.
One of the best things about using the air fryer is the amount of time that it saves. I love being able to heat up frozen food in a rush for my daughters dinner, as well as cooking delicious crispy food from scratch too.
Cooking food from frozen works so well in the air fryer, and it is quicker than using the oven too. Ideal when I have hungry little ones waiting for a meal after the school run!
Air fryer recipes (UK recipes)
UK air fryer recipes
50+ fantastic UK air fryer recipes including roast potatoes, chips, chicken nuggets, chicken breast and more!
These air fryer chips are one of my post popular posts ever. I love seeing all the feedback on these and they are a great way to still enjoy crispy, tasty chips without frying them.
The air fryer was absolutely made for creating fries. These work well with just about anything and form the basis of many a fakeaway dish in our home.
I also love cooking air fryer frozen french fries, and frozen chips when I’m feeling a little lazier and these go so crispy and delicious!
We’re BIG fans of a simple tea in our home. It stops us getting too many takeaways and these air fryer cheesy chips are absolutely fantastic!
You can use frozen chips, and even pre-grated cheese if you want to save some time and effort. These are super simple and they go SO crispy and delicious in the air fryer!
Super simple to make, super tasty and frugal too – these cheese fries are always a hit in my home!
These are SUPER simple to make and oaded fries are a great way to make a complete dinner, with ease, or just serve as a lavish side dish when feeding a hungry crowd!
These potato skins are absolutely delicious. They're packed full of flavour and make the perfect dish to serve to guests or even just as a side dish.
Air fryer potato wedges are so simple. These are much less time consuming than chips or fries. I love how quick and easy it is to slice the potatoes into wedges, cover them with a little spray of oil and my favourite herbs and seasonings and then cook.
These wedges go great with a variety of dinners and I love the simplicity of them too. The crispy outside and fluffy soft inside work really well together.
Delicious air fryer frozen potato wedges for those nights when you don’t have a lot of spare energy but want something tasty to serve your family!
If you want to mix things up a little bit then these air fryer sweet potato fries are delicious. We also love air fryer frozen sweet potato fries when I don’t want to give any real effort to dinner.
The outside is crispy and the inside is fluffy. I love how easy these are to make. We love to turn these into dirty fries by loading them up with toppings and then air frying for a couple more minutes. Delicious!
When you want something a little different, more special than chips, but with minimum effort, be sure to try out these diced potatoes. You can add all sorts of tasty toppings, including garlic butter or parmesan cheese, to elevate them even more, with next to no time and effort required!
These hasselback potatoes are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Faster than oven cooking AND I’ve got the method you need to make those perfect cuts in the potatoes too.
These may be the crispiest hash browns I have ever had outside of a deep fat fryer! I love how these can be kept in the fridge for several days, and they work great with all types of breakfast.
We love to enjoy them with poached eggs and spring onions or as part of a delicious full English breakfast. This hash brown recipe is the perfect way to use up some leftovers so that nothing goes to waste.
I’ve got a great air fryer frozen hash browns post too if you don’t want to make your own.
Making mashed potatoes in the air fryer has been a game changer for me! It is SO simple to make, extra creamy and delicious and best of all I don’t need to watch the hob to stop it from boiling over.
I love to use leftover mashed potatoes for a variety of purposes, including fish pie with leeks, slow cooker cottage pie, lazy tuna fishcakes and even air fryer mashed potato balls – yum!
I absolutely love to find uses for leftover mashed potatoes. Tuna fishcakes and fish pie are my favourite, but now I’ve found a love for these air fryer mashed potato balls.
You really can make another meal with just a few leftovers, and make something different every time.
These delicious air fryer jacket potatoes are so simple to make. They are crisp, fluffy on the inside and they are absolutely fantastic.
I love how simple these are and you can even make a batch and freeze them too. When I want to enjoy a tasty lunch these are my go to air fryer recipe!
Using canned potatoes is a great way to save money and also have a meal that is perfect for people with accessibility requirements. An electric can opener, a quick rinse of the potatoes and you can get roasting these beauties!
What a weird thing to include I know… but whenever I ask people what they know to know about using the air fryer they ALWAYS want to know if you can make toast. You can! It’s super straight forward, as you’d expect, and delicious too!
These cheese crumpets are a delicious breakfast, with a twist on the classic buttered crumpets.
How to make a super delicious and tasty air fryer tuna panini in minutes.
Carrying on the theme of bread based goodness is this grilled cheese. It takes just 12 minutes from start to finish and is perfect as a tasty lunch idea.
You could even pack some of these up and take them on a picnic with you!
You can make just about any sandwich extra delicious by popping it in the air fryer! These air fryer grilled ham and cheese sandwiches are some of my favourites. Super simple to prepare in bulk and take next to no time too.
These English muffins are super simple to toast in the air fryer and they go great as part of a breakfast muffin or even with a cooked breakfast.
Whether it is homemade garlic bread, with garlic butter, or you’re just cooking a frozen garlic bread, it is ALWAYS going to be SUPER crispy when you make it in your air fryer.
This is a great way to save a little time, and air fryer garlic bread is super simple!
Turn leftover bread into crispy delicious air fryer croutons. They require just a few minutes of effort and are super with soups and salads. You can even blend them into breadcrumbs for homemade stuffing or meatloaf.
These delicious bagel chips are crispy, delicious and packed full of flavour. This is a great way to make a healthy, tasty, fun snack for little ones.
When I grow my own tomatoes I love to make a roasted tomato pizza sauce, which I then use to spread on pizzas. I make my own pizza dough in a bread maker and then I cook up air fryer pizzas.
These are super simple, quick and fit perfectly in my Ninja Foodi 15-in-1.
How to make a super simple flatbread pizza in the air fryer in just 5 minutes!
Delicious super simple air fryer pizza bagels are a great snack or even part of a fun family platter.
Not the best to look at but this is the perfect recipe when you want to use up leftover tortillas, have a little pizza or pasta sauce going spare and perhaps some nice cheese!
Air fryer tortilla pizza really hits the pizza craving spot, while being just 258 calories!
If you’re looking for a tasty lunchbox snack, or part of a meal to feed a hungry crowd, then these air fryer pizza rolls are absolutely delicious.
They freeze really well and take just a few minutes to refresh in the air fryer.
Air fryer frozen onion rings are SO simple. Faster than oven cooking, easier too. You can just throw them in from the bag or box, shake up halfway by shaking the basket, and then cook until they’re brown and delicious.
They always end up really crispy and are perfect as a side dish or with a nice dash of ketchup!
Frozen foods go SO crispy in the oven! You’ll love these halloumi fries. They take just 10 minutes to cook too!
Air fryer bacon is absolutely delicious. It goes SUPER crisp and it doesn’t sit around in it’s own fat, so it is nowhere near as greasy!
I love to make bacon this way, as it is crisp and delicious. Perfect for a sandwich, for using on a slow cooker hunters chicken when you’re trying to save time or for crumbling into a bacon mac and cheese pasta bake.
If you're looking to eat a little healthier then turkey bacon might be your preferred bacon. This is the method for cooking it in the air fryer!
A roast dinner wouldn’t be complete in our house without stuffing and these air fryer roast stuffing balls are a real winner.
When I want to make a tasty roast dinner, with minimal effort, I will pop frozen yorkshire puddings in the air fryer. They're super fast and it is a great way to feed a hungry crowd too!
Making your own meatballs is really simple. These meatballs take just a couple of minutes to prepare and we absolutely love them!
It’s really cheap, and simple, to make a huge batch of meatballs and you can even freeze them too!
Making burgers in your air fryer is super simple, takes next to no time and gives delicious results!
Whether you’re looking to enjoy a family picnic, want to cook with little ones or just enjoy something delicious these sausage rolls are so tasty!
These delicious pigs in blankets are wrapped in smoky streaked bacon and perfect with a roast dinner.
Air fryer sausages are a simple and delicious treat! Using the air fryer helps them to go extra crispy and delicious while separating the sausages from some of the fat. These are so tasty with a big breakfast!
These sausage patties are perfect for a simple meal prep breakfast or for use in a breakfast wrap or even an omelette.
Making your own meatballs is super simple. You can customise them, tailor them to suit your own family and these air fryer sausage meatballs are lovely.
Now you know how to make air fryer sausages in the air fryer why not try these air fryer brats? So simple, packed full of flavour and you can add your best Bratwurst toppings too!
How to cook an air fryer pasta bake in around 20 minutes.
This creamy air fryer mac and cheese is one of my favourite dishes to make for a hungry crowd. It is cheap, takes just minutes to prepare and is absolutely delicious!
Next time you want to cook up a storm, in a hurry, or just fancy a nice bit of junk food then be sure to check out these air fryer frozen chicken nuggets. It takes minutes to cook from frozen, and is a great way to have extra crispy, delicious nuggets without having to get a takeaway!
This delicious whole chicken is so simple to pop into the air fryer and stays juicy and absolutely delicious.
I absolutely love to make takeaway style dishes at home. The Nando's bag and bake kits are really simple and a great way to bring some extra flavour to a midweek dinner.
These breaded chicken breasts take just minutes to prepare, cook fast and are absolutely delicious.
Crisp yet juicy inside this air fryer tikka chicken breast is absolutely delicious. This is perfect served in a soft white roll, with chips or even just served on top of Ninja Foodi white rice.
I absolutely love these chicken wings. Crispy, juicy and blinking delicious! These are so simple, you can use just about any dipping sauce or marinade you like and they are tasty too!
This delicious air fryer cajun chicken was made with my homemade cajun seasoning. I know fried chicken is delicious, but so is this – without swimming in grease! You can use chicken thighs too if you want it to be extra succulent.
It is super simple to prepare and ideal in a sandwich, served with chips or air fryer mashed potatoes and even goes lovely in a cajun chicken pasta. Ideal for prepping for a few days of easy lunches!
You can make super tasty, crispy frozen chicken fries. They take less time than oven cooking and they go super crisp and delicious!
This delicious frozen chicken burger is tender and juicy on the inside while being crunchy, crisp and delicious on the outside.
These delicious chicken fajitas are succulent and packed full of flavour. They are super simple to prepare, and ideal for making in batches for your freezer too!
This delicious air fryer peri peri chicken is super simple to make and you can use either a homemade peri peri seasoning or use store bought!
I love to cook this chicken for use with lunches, or to turn into peri peri chicken pasta for a tasty filling lunch.
It is super simple to prepare and ideal in a sandwich, served with chips or air fryer mashed potatoes too.
This hunters chicken recipe takes just 25 minutes, is crispy, covered with delicious melted cheese and perfect as part of a main meal.
I love to make this Nando's chicken at home. It is great as a part of a family takeaway style night.
When I want to feed a crowd, on a budget, I love to use jerk chicken. It works so very well, is delicious, packed full of flavour and super simple to make.
Making air fryer BBQ chicken breasts has to be one of the most simple air fryer recipes I have! It takes just seconds to prepare these chicken breasts, whether using shop bought or homemade brown sugar BBQ sauce and they are ideal for meal prepping and for keeping in the fridge for lunches during the week.
These rosemary chicken breasts are super simple, tasty, juicy and succulent. They take just a few seconds to prepare and are packed full of flavour.
Ideal for meal planning, making lunches in advance or just a super quick dinner!
Super simple delicious chicken kebabs that take just a few minutes to prepare and are juicy, succulent and full of flavour. I also love making Ninja Foodi chicken kebabs.
I love to use leftover cooked chicken breast for these air fryer chicken nachos. They are crispy, tasty and so simple too. You can use your own favourite nacho toppings or follow my method entirely!
I love to use air fryer tortilla chips too!
Next time you want a super simple dinner why not re-heat a quiche in your air fryer? It takes next to no time to make a tasty family dinner!
How to re-heat a pukka pie in the air fryer. Super simple, frugal, tasty and a great way to make a takeaway style meal on a budget:
If you’re a lover of Chinese food, as I am, you may want to eat it a little more than is healthy for your body! I would probably eat it nightly if I thought that I could.
This air fryer prawn toast is a great way to enjoy a super delicious Chinese side dish, with a lot less oil and calories! It’s super crisp and delicious still too.
Super crispy delicious air fryer fish fingers are a real hit with little ones.
With fish fingers being one of the most cooked frozen foods on weekday evenings why not make yours in the air fryer to save a little time and make them the crispiest fish fingers ever?!
When I want to eat a healthy lunch, packed full of protein, I love to make this air fryer frozen salmon. It’s a little cheaper than buying fresh salmon, and I can just cook up one fillet if I want to.
While I don’t think this is quite as nice as cooking from fresh, it is a great way to have a healthier lunch or dinner, especially if I’m in a hurry!
This air fryer frozen fish sandwich is delicious, simple to make, tastes better than the takeaway version and is pretty frugal too!
On those night you just want something super fast for dinner air fryer frozen fish and chips is always a winner.
You can have crispy fish, with a delicious flaky fillet, and serve it with your favourite chips too.
This cauliflower cheese is a creamy, tasty and absolutely simple side dish that goes great with roast dinners and lots of dishes from chicken breast to toad in the hole.
Whether you like grilled style or crispy style these air fryer onions have you covered. You can make one big batch and then just cook some for additional minutes if you want to cater to all requirements easily.
These air fryer green beans are SO simple. 1-2 minutes of prep and they make the perfect side dish for just about any air fryer dish.
What I love is that I can cook these underneath the air fryer basket and they soak up all the lovely juices from whatever I’m cooking.
This corn on the cob is absolutely delicious. Super simple, succulent and packed full of flavour.
I love broccoli, particularly Tenderstem or broccolini, and it cooks so well in the air fryer.
Tasty air fryer carrot fries take just minutes to prepare and from start to finish you’re looking at an air fryer side dish that is ready in just 15 minutes.
Super delicious, but not as crispy as potato fries of course, these are a nice healthier side dish when you want to change it up a bit!
How to cook carrots and parsnips in the air fryer - perfect to serve alongside a tasty Sunday roast dinner!
These air fryer carrots take just a few minutes to prepare and then require minimal effort while cooking.
Often I will buy the ready prepared baby carrots, just to save a few minutes of prep work, but you can use full size carrots too and skip the peeling if you want to save some time.
Growing your own produce is a great hobby. It helps save money AND you can’t beat the freshness of fruits and vegetables that you picked yourself from your garden.
Roasted tomatoes are a delicious, simple, tasty way to prepare the base of a good pizza sauce, or pasta sauce. They are also delicious tossed through a salad once cooled or even in a warm salad!
You can use your air fryer to roast up tasty tomatoes, and other veggies, and then blitz them into a tasty tomato soup! This is packed full of flavour and absolutely delicious.
Air fryer parsnips are the perfect side dish to accompany an easy roast dinner. These are crispy, yet soft and fluffy and perfect with a nice glug of onion gravy.
When you want to enjoy a healthy snack these air fryer apple chips are the one for you! They are easy to make, require very little ingredients and are great for storing for a day or two to help feed little ones alongside a tasty dip.
I am pleased with how simple these are to make and you can easily mix up the flavours with different seasonings or herbs.
When you’re looking for some cheesy and fluffy yet crisp these air fryer cheese biscuits have got you covered! They are SO simple to prepare and cook in next to no time.
I love the different texture that comes from air frying these. The outside is extra crisp and I love serving these with lightly salted butter for a real additional flavour punch!
These air fryer fruit scones are delicious! They are super fast, tasty and cream with clotted cream and jam!
If you’re looking for a last minute sweet treat to serve with guests on the way then these are perfect!
These delicious air fryer frozen churros are the perfect dessert for those nights when you don’t have a lot of time to spare but want something absolutely delicious!
This is a super simple, cheap and easy recipe that is great for serving people as part of a fakeaway style pizza night. Air fryer dessert pizza is a lovely looking dessert.
How to cook pain au chocolat in the air fryer.
This air fryer pizookie is very simple to make and whether you use shop bought or homemade cookie dough this can be ready in under 10 minutes!
When you fancy a real sweet treat these air fryer cookies are an absolute winner. You can make the dough, from my recipe, or you can even use cookie dough.
I love the simplicity of using the air fryer and being able to cook a single cookie, or two, in a matter of minutes is perfect for those late night snack munchies we all get when parenting little ones and staying up way too late!
These 3 ingredient air fryer peanut butter cookies are super simple to make, taste delicious and are a great way to bake with little ones with minimal mess and effort.
This apple crumble is super simple, packed full of flavour and perfect for serving up after a tasty roast dinner.
I absolutely love to make these air fryer rhubarb crumble individual portions. They are perfect for serving to guests, or even batch making for the freezer.
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!
While you’re here be sure to check out my slow cooker recipes!
Saturday 17th of July 2021
I have just bought an Air Frier and a recipe book. Lots of recipes for individual items but how do I cook a complete meal. If everything is done separately, what’s the point?
Saturday 17th of July 2021
Most of the items cooked in the air fryer are things that typically you might like fried, and so the point seems to be just to save some calories while still having crisp food. You could make a full meal, however, items require different cook times and temperatures and a lot of them are quite small aren't they!
For us we use ours to make side dishes most of the time to accompany slow cooker dinners (where you may not just want soft as the only texture on your plate) or when we are low on oven space (so I cook stuffing in mine when the oven is already groaning on roast dinner days). It's great to cook anything where you'd usually want lots of oil, like roast potatoes, but I wouldn't say it's great for complete meals personally.
Monday 28th of December 2020
Would love a Uk airfryer recipe book. The ones I have seen are American and most of the recipes seem to have pressure and sauté functions.
Monday 28th of December 2020
I think it is because a lot of people use the multi-cookers, which come with saute/brown and pressure functions. I use them personally but don't often put them into my recipes.
I've got lots more recipes planned in the New Year that I hope you'll find useful (And free!) x
John r alderson
Saturday 21st of November 2020
All the cook books r for Americans not for the UK am not into posh food just normal day to recipes what's the ninja air fryer mines 3.8l
Saturday 21st of November 2020
Hello, I'm in the UK and own all of those cookbooks and use them with no problems. Most cookbooks are either written for a specific air fryer or with a specific countries measurements, it's really easy to find conversions online if you're stuck. Unfortunately I can't find any UK specific air fryer books at present or I would like to those also.
If you mean what is the capacity of the Ninja Air Fryer then they have multiple models, one is indeed 3.8L. I use a very small Air Fryer so all of the recipes I make should be easily replicated in any standard basket type air fryer.
If you have some other specific questions please do reply and I'll get back to you.