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13 best air fryer recipes: here’s what to cook in your air fryer

From scones to fried chicken and pizza dough – we've got you covered.
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So you’ve got an air fryer, but you aren’t sure where to start? We’ve compiled a list of our top air fryer recipes to get you started. 

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From scones to fried chicken, this is the perfect list of air fryer recipes for the beginner chef.

What is the best thing to cook in an air fryer?

The possibilities are (almost) endless when cooking meals in an air fryer. This handy kitchen appliance can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

What cannot be cooked in an air fryer?

Avoid cooking battered foods in an air fryer. While you can put your fresh leafy greens in your air fryer, they will most likely blow around unless covered in oil. Frozen veggies are the way to go if you have your heart set on air-fried veg.

Can you put aluminium foil in an air fryer?

Yes, you can put aluminium foil in the air fryer, and in fact, it can make cleaning it a lot easier. 

Here’s what to cook in your air fryer

12 best air fryer recipes Australia

1. Southern air fried chicken and slaw rolls 

air fryer recipes chicken and slaw roll
(Credit: Brett Stevens) (Credit: Brett Stevens)

This air-fried chicken burger recipe will be a hit with all of your family and friends. While herbs and spices are essential, the key ingredient that makes this chicken burger a star is buttermilk! Click here for the full recipe.

2. Air fryer blueberry and white chocolate scones

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Who doesn’t love scones? Combine your love of air frying and scones with this delicious recipe. Did we forget to mention, the berry and vanilla bean compote? That’s air fried too! Click here for the full recipe.

3. Air fried roast veg cheese tarts

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Don’t let the stunning image fool you – this air fried veg tart is easier to make than it looks! The combination of pesto and garlic cream cheese with capsicum and asparagus is what pulls this delicious vegetarian air fryer recipe together. Click here for the full recipe

4. Air fryer pork belly with apple sauce and slaw

air fryer recipes pork belly cooked in air fryer
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Give your pork belly a sweet ‘n’ spicy rub, air fry it into crispy-skinned succulence, then serve it up with homemade apple sauce and honey mustard slaw. Yum! Click here for the full recipe.

5. Air fryer beef fajitas with spicy parmesan corn

air fryer recipes beef fajitas cooked in air fryer
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Friends and family will be very impressed with this Tex-Mex air fried feast complete with quick-pickled onion and a spicy, cheesy corn on the cob. Click here for the full recipe.

6. Air fryer tiramisu cheesecake

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A tiramisu-inspired cheesecake, made from a choc-biscuit base and coffee-flavoured filling – you won’t be disappointed with this dessert air fryer recipe. Click here for the full recipe. Here’s 14 more cheesecake recipes to please any crowd.

7. Air fryer herby crumbed fish with aioli and accordion potatoes 

air fryer recipes fish cooked in air fryer
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Give fish and chips a new spin with crumbed fillets and sliced spuds on skewers plus dollops of creamy aioli. Click here for the full recipe

8. Air fryer pizza dough

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Yes you can have your air fryer pizza dough and eat it too! A delicious and crispy dough that will make all of your air fryer dreams come true. Think ahead for this recipe as the homemade dough needs to rise for 45 to 60 minutes before baking. Click here for the full recipe.

9. Air fryer prosciutto and goat cheese pizza

air fryer recipes proscuitto and goats cheese pizza made in air fryer

This air fryer pizza recipes uses the dough recipe above – just make sure allow enough time for the dough to rise. Click here for the full recipe. Here’s four more air fryer pizza recipes to try. 

10. Air fryer cheeseburger loaded fries

Cheeseburger loaded fries

Is there anything better than a plate of fries to satiate a case of serious hunger pangs? Turns out, there is! Introducing cheeseburger loaded fries, layered with tasty mince, cheese and pickles. Click here for the full recipe

11. Air fryer roast beef with potato stacks and porcini sauce

air fryer roast beef recipe
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12. Air fryer pork and caramelised pineapple sausage rolls

air fryer sausage rolls
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Add fruity flair to your homemade air fryer sausage rolls with delicious caramelised pineapple.

13. The unbeatable anything crumble


Dive into the ultimate dessert: an unbeatable “anything” crumble. Sweet, crunchy and perfection in every bite! It’s ultra delish topped with cream or ice-cream.

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