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What can you cook in an air fryer? – UK air fryer recipes

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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.

Pulled pork, chicken kebabs, grilled ham and cheese and pizza bagels cooked in the Ninja air fryer.

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!

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!

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Air fryer Ninja roast potatoes, chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and air fryer pizza with salad and garlic and herb dip - text overlay that says what can you cook in an air fryer?

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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.

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