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Unexpected Air Fryer Recipes

Zara Andrén

Although most people have at this point invested in an air fryer, not many are certain of what exactly to cook in it. Of course, we are all familiar with the basics recipies for air fryers, such as chips, frozen food etc. But did you know that there are actually a wide variety of foods that you can make in your air fryer? Such as, vegetables, bread and even cakes! We have gathered some fun air fryer recipes for beginners as well as novices, along with some healthy air fryer recipes and some delicious treats!

Best Air Fryer Recipes to try out

Whether you are looking for healthy air fryer recipes or air fryer recipes that are something out of the ordinary, or if you're looking for some ninja air fryer recipes, we have gathered some unusual and fun ones to help you make the most of your air fryer! And although there are many recipes available online these air fryer recipes UK focus will help make sure that you get the best recipes and measurements for your air fryer. We even have some air fryer recipes for beginner UK that are not only easy to make but also delicious!

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Roast Potatoes in Air Fryer

Everyone's Sunday roast favourite can be made in an air fryer! Take a look at this recipe for the perfect roast potato that is equal part fluff, equal part crips and of course made in an air fryer!

Roast Potato Recipe

How to Make Air Fryer Chips

Frozen chips are perhaps a given to make in an air fryer, but why not try making them from fresh potatoes? You will get a crispier and nicer flavour.

Air Fryer Chips Recipe

How to Make a Jacket Potato in an Air Fryer

Jacket potatoes are a lunch time classic, and did you know that you can make them in your air fryer? Basically you will get the nice crispy skin, without having to use your oven and at a fraction of the time.

Jacket Potatoes Air Fryer Recipe

Christmas/ Roast dinner in an air fryer

If you really want to push your air fryer to it's limit and test what it is truly capable of, then why not cook an entire roast dinner in your air fryer? It is not only doable, it is also delicious and actually will save you some time.

Christmas Dinner in Air Fryer Recipe

Pizza leftovers

Place the pizza slices one by one in the air fryer, or stack two pieces with the filling against each other. Cook at 175 degrees for 3-4 minutes (thinner pizza will cook faster so keep an eye on it).

Cheetos Mozzarella Sticks

Mix Cheetos (regular or Flaming Hot) in a food processor. Beat an egg and pour into a plate and fill another plate with flour. Dip your mozzarella sticks in egg, then flour and finally the Cheetos crumbs. Cook in the air fryer at 200 degrees for 5 minutes or until the crust is crispy and the inside melty.


Everyone's favourite cookie can become even tastier in an air fryer! Check out this recipe to see how to make amazingly fluffy and irresistible Oreos dipped in pancake batter!


Make focaccia dough. After rising; divide the dough into small squares, about 1.5 cm thick. Heat the air fryer to 185 degrees. Place a piece of dough in the air fryer and cook for 6 minutes, flip and cook for another 4 minutes.


Put eggs in the basket and cook at 140 degrees for 10 minutes for perfectly cooked eggs!


Use any muffin recipe. Fill muffin tins 3/4 full and bake in your airfryer at 160 degrees for about 15 minutes. Feel free to decorate with frosting!


Make a regular scones dough. Divide the dough into 4-8 parts and bake in the air fryer for 10 minutes at 180 degrees.

Roasted Veg

If you want healthy air fryer recipes, then you can never go wrong with cooking anything veg. Just pick you favourite veg, chop them up, use spray food oil and seasoning and then cook in your air fryer until crisp and soft.

5 Advantages of cooking in an air fryer

  1. It consumes less energy so it helps to save money
  2. It's healthier, as most air fryers require little to no oil you subsequently reduce the fat percentage in traditionally fried dishes by up to 90%.
  3. You save time. Since there is no preheat period you use less energy and time.
  4. Safer cooking as there is no risk of oil catching fire or splashing up from the pot and burning you.
  5. It's easy to vary as you can cook everything from potatoes and vegetables to fish, meat and desserts!

More about air fryers

Want to learn more about air fryers? We have gathered all the information you need to make the most of your air fryer, and how to clean your air fryer as well as guides of popular models such as the Ninja, Tefal and Philips air fryers.

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