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75 Easy Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners

Are you new to air frying and looking for easy recipes to get started? 

As a beginner, you’re probably wondering where to start.

Not to worry, because in this collection I have collected some of the best air fryer recipes for beginners.

Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners collection


First things first, let’s start with the basics:

What Is An Air Fryer and How Does It Work?

The air fryer is a versatile and easy-to-use kitchen appliance.

It’s designed to mimic the results of deep-frying with little to no oil.

The cooking process of hot air circulates around the food, creating a crispy, golden-brown exterior while keeping the inside tender and juicy.

What Can You Cook In an Air Fryer

You can cook a wide variety of foods in an air fryer, from appetizers to main dishes to desserts. 

The possibilities are endless!

Best Air Frying Tips

Here are some tips for using an air fryer to help you get the best results:

  • Always preheat your air fryer, this will make sure you get even cooking.
  • Don’t overcrowd the cooking basket or tray, alway cook in a single layer.
  • Shake or flip food halfway through cooking for even crispiness.
  • Check your food while cooking.

What Tools Can I Use To Cook With My Air Fryer?

If you are new to using the air frye, then it is good to know which tools to use and which not to use.

  • Silicone baking molds can be safely used in air fryers; they are particularly useful in baking.
  • Parchment paper can be used in the air fryer, the important thing is that it is cut to fit the basket.

Always be careful that it is not touching the heating element.

  • Metal or ceramic baking dishes – they are perfect for cooking baked pastas or casseroles.

Always check that they are heat-resistant.

Pretty much anything you can use in the conventional oven you can also use in the air fryer.

Avoid putting plastic plates or plastic wrap and anything that might melt on contact with heat. 

Never use metal utensils such as forks, knives and spoons that can damage the nonstick coating of the air fryer basket; use silicone utensils instead.

Easy Air Fryer Recipes For Beginners

Check out this free printable air fryer cooking times for handy reference to have in your kitchen!

From The Bella Vita

Discover the delicious world of air frying with these 75 easy and tasty recipes perfect for beginners.

Air Fryer Recipes For Beginners

Vegetables Recipes

You will love preparing your vegetables in the air fryer; crispy on the outside with a tender heart!

Meat Recipes

When cooking meat, check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer

    • All Poultry 165 °F (73.9°C)
    • Beef, Pork, Veal & Lamb 145 °F (62.8°C)
    • Ground Meats 160 °F (71.1°C)
    • Fish & Shellfish 145 °F (62.8°C)


    Pork Recipes

    Beef Recipes

    Fish Recipes

    Snack Recipes

    Desserts recipes

    Faq’s – Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I cook frozen food in the air fryer?

    Yes, you can cook frozen foods in the air fryer! You don’t even need to thaw it first.

    Do I need to preheat my air fryer?

    Yes, I always do for the best result. Preheat your air fryer for 3-5 minutes.

    Do I need to add oil to the air fryer?

    While most air fryer recipes require little to no oil, adding a small amount (1-2 teaspoons) can improve texture and flavor.

    Be sure to use oils with high smoke points, such as avocado oil, oilive oil or grapeseed oil.

    Avoid using aerosol cooking sprays, as they can damage the nonstick coating of your air fryer.

    Can I cook different foods at the same time in my air fryer?

    Yes, but be mindful that some foods may require different cooking times and temperatures.

    Is air fried food healthy?

    One of the main benefits of cooking with an air fryer is that it requires less oil than traditional deep fryer methods, resulting in healthier meals with fewer calories.


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