14 Awesome Air Fryer Recipes That Take Under 30 Minutes

Whether it’s a weeknight with the entire family, after practices and homework have filled up the evening, or you have a little extra time on weekends, air fryers make life so much easier. Novices in the kitchen can whip up some of the most delicious bites and our veterans get to have fun and experiment with some of their favorites.

Below, we’ve compiled 14 awesome air fryer recipes that take under 30 minutes. This is why this kitchen gadget is one of the more popular and sought after because you can make dinner that tastes good and feels good without worrying about not having enough time to prep and cook.

14 Awesome Air Fryer Recipes

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

air fryer turkey stuffed peppers

Healthy, filling, colorful, and full of flavorful, this is a great recipe for so many reasons. It’s kid-friendly (add some cheese or even ketchup to make it extra enticing) and can easily be served up with a baked potato and tossed salad on the side. You can also switch out the turkey for ground beef depending on your preference.

Nutrition: Serving Size: 1 Pepper Per Serving: 407 calories; protein 29.3g; carbohydrates 25.6g; dietary fiber 3.8g; sugars 7.3g; fat 20.6g; saturated fat 5.3g; cholesterol 95.7mg; vitamin a iu 4643.6IU; vitamin c 159.4mg; folate 74.4mcg; calcium 171.7mg; iron 2.7mg; magnesium 58.2mg; potassium 574.6mg; sodium 340.1mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

Recipe: Eating Well

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

If you’re already a fan of the Panda Express version, then this dish is from you – but with a guilt-free twist. The addition of cauliflower rice is a game changer! And the homemade sauce is “chef’s kiss.”

Nutrition: For 1 Serving: 322 calories, 6g fat, 2g sat. fat, 112mg chol, 28g protein, 40g carbs, 1g fiber, 404mg sod, 22g sugar

Recipe: Skinny Kitchen 

Pepper Steak

air fryer pepper steak

Seasoned with love – and a lot of flavor – this pepper steak will turn around a bad case of the Mondays. Ribeye covered in garlic, ginger, green peppers, onion, and a sweet, dark sauce will make anyone ask for seconds.

Nutrition: N/A

Recipe: Simply Happenings

Pumpkin French Toast

Pumpkin French Toast air fryer

Breakfast just got a lot sweeter – whether it’s on a Sunday morning or a Wednesday evening. With a kick of fall and a side of scrambled eggs, everyone will be drooling over this gorgeous, delicious creation. Fresh peaches make it magical!

Nutrition: Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 395mg | Potassium: 411mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 7754IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 3mg

Recipe: Recipe This

Potato Chips

air fryer potato chips

Even your sides could get an air-fried makeover. Homemade potato chips are the best, and they’re better when you can whip them up with the ultimate ease. Keep it simple with a dash of salt or go big with some Ranch or Buffalo toppings.

Nutrition: Calories | 114 per serving

Recipe: The Leaf


air fryer pizza

There are so many ways to personalize your pizza, but it’s nice to have a foundational recipe to guide your creativity. And this air fryer pizza recipe is exactly what you need! It’s the most perfect and simple way to go about it.

Nutrition: Serves: 1 Calories183kcal (9%) Carbohydrates5g (2%) Protein13g (26%) Fat13g (20%) Saturated Fat7g (35%) Cholesterol44mg (15%) Sodium672mg (28%) Potassium245mg (7%) Fiber1g (4%) Sugar3g (3%) Vitamin A644IU (13%) Vitamin C4mg (5%) Calcium283mg (28%) Iron1mg (6%)

Recipe: The Recipe Critic

Jalapeno Poppers

Jalapeno Poppers air fryer

Fresh jalapenos, filled with cream cheese and just the right amount of crunch (add bacon if you’d like), it’s the perfect appetizer or weekend treat! You’d be surprised how much more you will enjoy this specialty by letting the air fryer do the cooking.

Nutrition: Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

Recipe: I Wash You Dry

Banana Smores

air fryer banana smores

How incredible does this dessert look?! It’s the perfect sleepover treat or a way to take a load off from the hustle and bustle of everyday responsibilities. Mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, and Golden Grahams — it’s a trio of toppings made in heaven.

Nutrition: N/A

Recipe: Blue Jean Chef

Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

air fryer Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

Treat yourself and the fam with this infusion of deliciousness. Bang Bang shrimp paired with the crispy, crunchiness of a fried taco shell, it’s enough to make you drool just looking at the screen! Pair with cilantro rice or chips and salsa.

Nutrition: N/A

Recipe: Feed Feed

Egg Cups

air fryer egg cups

Low carb and packed with protein, these egg cups are adorable and yummy too. Use them as grab-and-go’s in the morning or whip them up for an easy dinner in the evening. And they’re so easy to personalize with seasonings or toppings of your choice.

Nutrition: Calories | 150

Recipe: Food Hub 

Pork Chops

Pork Chops air fryer

This classic dinner recipe will become an instant staple. It takes a favorite and makes it even easier to make for the fam. Sides can be different every time you serve, but applesauce is definitely a fan favorite.

Nutrition: N/A

Recipe: Delish 

Stuffed Mushrooms

air fryer stuffed mushrooms

Great as an appetizer or a way to start a night with friends, these stuffed mushrooms are gorgeous to serve and delectable to bite. Filled with pork sausage, cream cheese, and all the right seasonings, you could eat enough to make them the main course!


Recipe: Air Fryer Fanatic

BBQ Chicken

bbq air fryer

Take a traditional grill dish and bring it inside. It’ll be quicker and it works when the weather isn’t cooperating. Go store-bought or homemade with your sauce – and follow the easy directions!

Nutrition: Serves 4 Calories Per Serving: 1006 | Total Fat 61g | Cholesterol 300mg | Sodium 1434.1mg | Total Carbohydrate 34.9g | Sugars 27.9g | Protein 75.8g | Vitamin A 52.3µg | Vitamin C 1.5mg

Recipe: The Cookful

Sweet Potato Fries

air fryer sweet potato fries

Another side to brighten up your dinners with the fam are these air fryer sweet potato fries. They’re healthier, easier, and a great way to feel like you’re indulging in something fun without feeling the guilt!

Nutrition: Calories: 149kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 653mg, Potassium: 438mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 18566IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 1mg

Recipe: Feel Good Foodie