When I first purchased my air fryer, I thought it was too good to be true. Air “fried” food that tastes as good as the real thing? I was skeptical, to say the least…
But that’s before I started playing around with it a bit. Now, I’m a believer!
In addition to your classic fried chicken, there are so many things you can make in an air fryer.
It’s a great option if you want to crisp up some vegetables, make some hard-boiled eggs, or quickly bake some bread. You can even use it to make homemade bagels!
I use mine all the time (I have the Power XL Air Fryer and love it!). And if you’re an air fryer fan too, you’ll have to try some of the fall recipes I found below. Enjoy!
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Air Fryer Recipes
From snacks to desserts, there’s nothing you CAN’T make in an air fryer! Well, almost nothing… Here are a few ideas I discovered online.
I’ve been sharing lots of pumpkin recipes this month, so I figured I’d stick to the theme with these air fryer pumpkin seeds.
Since you don’t have to wait for the oven to heat up, you can get them to that same crunchy texture in less time!
Just prepare them the same way you normally would (making sure they’re dry, and adding some seasonings and oil), and pop them in the air fryer. This recipe recommends cooking them at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. You can also check out more recipe details HERE.
Butternut Squash Soup
Now, here’s a bit of a unique recipe… who knew you could make soup in an air fryer?!
But by the looks of this batch, I definitely have it on my radar!
After browning all of the veggies and spices in the air fryer, transfer them to your dutch oven and blend the mixture until smooth. After letting it cook for a bit longer and adjusting the flavor with some salt and pepper, it’s ready to serve!
For more instructions, visit the link HERE.
Air Fryer Mac and Cheese
If you’re looking for a dinner recipe you can whip up in a matter of minutes, take a look at this Air Fryer Mac and Cheese.
Mac and cheese is great comfort food and even better during the colder months. But I bet you didn’t know you could make it in an air fryer! You don’t even need to pre-boil the pasta first… easy peasy!
The recipe requires 5 simple ingredients and it’s basically one of those “dump” meals where you put all of the ingredients in one bowl. If you’d like to try it, you can find the instructions HERE.
Air Fryer Chicken Breasts
Once you cook chicken in an air fryer, you might never go back to making it any other way.
First, it’s quicker. Second, it’s easy to time correctly so you still get some of those juices instead of accidentally drying out your chicken.
You can find a bunch of air fryer chicken breast recipes online, but I picked out this one from The Recipe Critic because it looks simple and flavorful.
All you have to do is rub your chicken in olive oil, add a mixture of spices to the meat, and cook in the air fryer for 18 minutes—flipping it halfway through. HERE are all the details to make it.
If you want to be sure the chicken is cooked thoroughly, you can use a meat thermometer to measure an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Roasted Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
This recipe from Julie’s Eats & Treats makes sweet potatoes look like a delicacy! The crispy texture. The golden color. Yum!
Plus, sweet potatoes are a welcome addition to any fall meal (even for Thanksgiving!).
Between preheating and cooking, these potatoes should only take about 15 minutes. The cubes are covered in seasonings like paprika, garlic, and pepper… but I’m sure they taste great no matter how you prep them!
Check out more recipe details HERE.
Air Fryer Hand Pies
Air fryer desserts? Yep… there are lots of them! But this recipe in particular caught my eye.
If your sweet tooth is anything like mine, I’m sure you’ll love these Air Fryer Hand Pies. Just look at that flaky crust!
They’re super simple and great for the entire family. The pies also make a great snack since you can grab one when heading out the door! HERE is the recipe.
You can fill them with any filling you’d like (blueberry, peach, cherry)… but if you ask me, filling them with apples sounds like a great fall treat!
And the best part is that they use pre-made pie crust, so they only require three ingredients!
When I think of fried food, one of the first foods that come to mind is french fries. They might not be completely fall-themed… but they’re a crowd-pleaser and they make a great side to most meals.
With that said, french fries aren’t always the healthiest choice when made the classic way. But popping them in the air fryer can change that!
This recipe from The Food Network requires just a few simple ingredients you probably already have lying around the house. You can check out the recipe HERE.
Air Fryers and Accessories
If you don’t already have an air fryer, I highly recommend the Power XL Vortex Air Fryer.
I’ve been using this one for a while and haven’t been disappointed one bit. It’s large enough that I don’t have to make a meal in multiple batches. But it’s still fairly compact and easy to store in my kitchen.
To avoid a mess or extra cleaning, these round parchment paper sheets are a must. They won’t stick to the bottom of the air fryer and they make clean-up a breeze!
But if you want to go the reusable route, there are also these silicone liners I found on Amazon.
Yes… you can even bake in your air fryer! And if muffins or cupcakes are a favorite of yours, this baking pan and muffin cup combo will be your go-to accessory.
New to air frying? You can do all of the experimenting you want with this all-inclusive air fryer set from Amazon!
It includes everything from a pizza pan to a warming rack to liners and more. It also comes with a cookbook filled with recipes and cooking time guides.
Now you’re set for a whole season of air frying! I hope you find these recipes and accessories helpful… you’ll have to let me know how it goes!
From my kitchen to yours,