10 Air Fryer Recipes We’re Making This Month
Like you, we may have been skeptical about air fryers initially, but after our first time whipping up some homemade French fries, we’ll admit, we’re converts.
Boasting a capacity large enough to cook a whole 14-lb. turkey and 13 smart presets that direct heat and power where it’s necessary to ensure your food is crisp, juicy and flavorful every time, you’ll be hard-pressed not to cook every meal in this bad boy!
So, to help get you started, we’ve rounded up 10 unique and exciting air fryer recipes so you can enjoy everything from rolls and potatoes to slow-roasted lamb shoulder and cheesecake. Yeah, we’re drooling too.
Tangy passionfruit. Creamy, rich cheesecake. Crumbly, buttery graham cracker crust.
It’s hard to know just which part of this recipe is our favorite, but that’s okay because together, it’s a sensory experience of fruity proportions! If you’ve ever wanted to try making a cheesecake at home, definitely give this one a shot.
Did you know you could cook a brisket in an air fryer? We certainly didn’t! But that’s the beauty of the new Breville Joule® Oven—it’s large enough to cook a family-sized cut of meat to juicy, tender perfection.
Pair it with a side of green beans tossed in a lemony thyme dressing for a bright and balanced meal.
If you’ve ever struggled to give your trout that golden crust while keeping it tender and flaky on the inside, this recipe just might be for you.
The additions of dill and fennel pair nicely with the fish’s mild flavor, and by cooking the trout on top of the fennel, it allows the air to circulate around the fish, giving it that beautifully cooked skin you know and love.
We love spring rolls—there’s just something so mouthwatering about that flaky dough wrapped around well-seasoned pork and veggies, dipped in a tangy chili sauce. And of course, we’ve tried every which way to make them only to end up wishing they were just a little crispier.
But with this air-fried version, we spend less time wishing and more time gobbling up every last savory bite.
It wouldn’t be an air-fryer recipe article without mentioning zucchini fries—these are tailor-made for air-frying! Because of the high temp and the quick cooking time, these zucchini fries are crunchy on the outside and stay soft and sweet on the inside.
Plus, you only use a tiny amount of cooking spray to keep them from sticking, which means they’re a healthier option for back-to-school snacking or as a side dish for burger night!
Curious to try a new burger recipe? Check out our recipe library for a host of inspirational ideas to try this week!
The beauty of this recipe is that while the lamb is snoozing away in the air fryer for 4 hours, you can get to work on the sides—like this farro risotto with butternut squash and kale chips—for a meal that’s as hearty as it is delicious.
When it comes to rolls, we believe one thing rings true: homemade is king.
But we are also all too familiar with the struggle of wanting that beautiful golden brown color while simultaneously praying to the bread gods that it’s cooked all the way. Thankfully, the Breville Joule® Air Fryer can circulate air around all sides of the rolls, which means you’ll get perfectly browned rolls that are soft, fluffy and melt-in-your-mouth good every time.
Potatoes and air fryers—a match made in foodie heaven.
But in all seriousness, if you haven’t made fries or some other form of crispy potato in your air fryer, trust us, you need to. These Hasselback potatoes are a great example of how well the air fryer works to get perfectly crispy skins while maintaining that heavenly texture that comes from well-cooked potatoes.
Just don’t blame us if you go back for seconds.
The secret to really good wings? Baking powder.
Coating the wings in baking powder helps absorb the water content in the skin, which makes it that much crispier. Toss them in your favorite sauce (we’re pretty keen on the Korean-inspired flavors in this recipe) and you’ve got a game-day snack that’ll please a crowd.
For the vegetarians in your group, this air-fried cauliflower is a great alternative to chicken wings! While this recipe calls for a lemony vinaigrette and pomegranate seeds (a great meat-free option for the holidays), we suggest tossing them in your favorite wing sauce.
Pair with some herby roasted potato wedges for a balanced, vegetarian-friendly meal.