Air fryers have quickly become a much-loved piece of kitchen kit; and our easy air-fryer recipes will help you save time and energy. These tasty recipes prove that air fryers aren’t just for chips — there are so many ways to maximise their potential.
From crispy air-fryer chicken and salmon to soft aubergine and tender squash, there’s plenty to be inspired by. Join the air-fryer revolution with our handy guide. Check out the Tips section of these recipes for how to incorporate the air fryer into your cooking.
How do you like your bacon sarnie? Try two delicious versions, both with juicy smoked bacon between two slices of white bread… but that’s where the similarities end. The possibilities are endless — whether you like yours with brown sauce or ketchup or mustard, nothing beats the iconic bacon sarnie. It’s quick and easy to make your bacon beautifully crispy with our air-fryer tip.
Crispy salmon pairs beautifully with a fresh rainbow salsa — speedy and simple to prepare, the riot of colours and crunchy texture of this dish make it something really special. If you want to go all-out, try making the tortillas at home. For extra-crispy salmon skin, our handy air-fryer tip has you covered.
The humble potato chip can be something truly magical. If you’re going to treat yourself to some, you need to do it right, and these are perfectly crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy in the middle, even when cooked in an air fryer!
Family favourite fish fingers, but scaled up a size? Yes please! Making fish fingers at home is easy and more nutritious. Coated in flavoured breadcrumbs, these are so tasty, and perfect for building up your freezer stash. Jamie uses salmon here, but you can switch up the fish depending on what’s in season. It’s super-simple to cook these by popping them in the air fryer.
Juicy chicken is made even more tender by bashing it before coating it in garlicky breadcrumbs, creating a beautiful crispy layer. It’s so simple, delicious, and kids will love making it. It’s perfect for a midweek meal — serve with a chopped salad, potato wedges or a crunchy slaw for maximum deliciousness. The crumbed chicken is ideal in an air fryer.
Tender aubergine is the hero ingredient of this vibrant salad, but the pesto-style dressing with runny honey, zingy lemon, crunchy almonds and salty feta is definitely something to shout about. It’s colourful, full of out-of-this-world flavour and involves minimal prep, with the oven doing the hard work for you — what’s not to love? For extra soft aubergines, try making them in the air fryer.
For a simple, straightforward and comforting meal, nothing beats a baked potato. When cooked to perfection, crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, they’re perfect for adding a huge variety of tasty fillings. From fancy tuna mayo to rainbow slaw; our filling ideas are sure to inspire, but feel free to get creative and come up with your own. Cooking the baked potatoes in the air fryer will speed up the process.
With soft squash, silky avocado and creamy mozzarella, this rainbow-bright salad is packed with flavour. Using just five ingredients, it’s so quick and straightforward to whiz together and is sure to hit the spot for a no-fuss midweek lunch. Cooking the chunks of squash in an air fryer will give you extra tender results.
Kids will have a great time making these kebabs. These beauties are packed with lots of colourful veg, and are guaranteed to be a hit, even among meat-lovers — an absolute game changer! Bring them out to add the perfect veggie component to any barbecue. Sunshine on a plate! And they’re super-simple to make in an air fryer.
Transform the humble potato into something next-level — there’s nothing quite like good, homemade wedges. Seasoned with paprika, these are packed with flavour. It’s a great, and really easy recipe to make with kids. Bake in the oven or cook in an air fryer until they’ve reached golden perfection.
Make the most of any veg you have lying about with this cracker of a recipe. Jamie uses onion, squash and paneer here; but you can swap in whatever veg or cheese you like. Drizzled with coriander yoghurt for that hit of freshness, these bhaji flatbreads are next-level. Try making the bhajis in an air fryer and cook until crispy and delicious.
Brushing the burger with tangy mustard and spicy Tabasco chipotle sauce adds an incredible layer of flavour to this burger. With crispy bacon, melty Red Leicester cheese, lashings of ketchup and homemade burger sauce, it’s unbeatable. Swap the minced beef for pork or try a mixture of the two. Tasty served with potato wedges or a slaw. Ideal for cooking in the air fryer.
Plus: check out our tip for making crispy kale in the air-fryer: perfect for serving as a tasty side with meat or fish; or jazzing up a poached egg.
How to make crispy kale in an air fryer
Wash and remove the stalks from 180g of curly kale, then massage with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Place in the air fryer* in a single layer and cook at 200°C for 3 minutes, or until crisp, tossing halfway (you’ll need to do this in batches). If your air fryer has a basket rather than shelves, you can place all the kale in at once and cook for 3 minutes, shaking the basket halfway.
*Tested in a 4.2-litre air fryer. All air fryers are different, so results may vary.
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