A collection of the best kid-friendly air fryer recipes to feed your entire family. Even your picky eaters are going to love these!
Cooking for young kids can get frustrating when you make an elaborate dinner and they just don’t eat what’s on their plate.
I have a preschooler and a toddler, so I know the pain. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve heated frozen chicken nuggets in the air fryer because of it.
Thankfully these air fryer kid-friendly recipes are here to save dinner (and lunch). Here is an amazing list of air fryer recipes your whole family will love. They’re quick, easy, and some are even fun for the kids to help!
This list has everything from chicken tenders to fried Oreos and even cheesy Mexican hot dog taquitos!
We’ve got breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between covered for you.
Why Should You Cook for Your Kids in an Air Fryer?
- It cooks faster than an oven
- It’s healthier than deep-fried
- You can make almost anything in it!
- It doesn’t heat the entire house in the summer
- Almost everything can be cooked from frozen, which makes for a super easy meal
- It just tastes better!
Air Fryer Kid-Friendly Recipes
A collection of the best kid-friendly air fryer recipes that children ages toddler and up will love!
Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
These homemade chicken tenders are easy to make and the kids will eat them up!
Air Fryer Hamburgers
This dinner recipe is the ultimate kid-friendly air fryer meal. It's juicy and quick to make!
Air Fried Oreos
These Air Fried Oreos are easy and fun for kids to make with you and it doesn't hurt they're so tasty!
Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks
The whole family will go crazy for these homemade air fryer mozzarella sticks! They’re crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside, super easy to make, and absolutely irresistible.
Air Fryer French Toast Sticks
Air Fryer French Toast Sticks turn crispy for an ideal tasty breakfast.
Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This air fryer grilled cheese is crispy and golden on the outside, gooey and melty on the inside, and so easy to make! Each sandwich cooks to perfection in less than 10 minutes.
Air Fryer Donuts
It’s so easy to make air fryer donuts with Pillsbury grand biscuit dough! The 3-ingredient glaze is the icing on top for homemade donuts in just 15 minutes.
Mac and Cheese Bites In The Air Fryer
You won’t believe how easy it is to make mac and cheese bites in the air fryer! They’re crispy, golden, & full of melty cheese.
Air Fryer Bacon
Who doesn't love bacon?! My kids love it (even my toddler) and I'm sure yours will too.
Air Fryer S'mores
This air fryer s'mores recipe will give you crispy, golden-brown marshmallows with hot, gooey centers every time! Top with chocolate and graham crackers, then dig in.
Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket
It’s so easy to make pigs in a blanket in the air fryer! Juicy lil smokies wrapped in golden crescent roll dough turn out irresistibly tasty.
Air Fryer Apple Slices
Air fryer apples are covered in graham cracker crumbs and cinnamon to create a delicious snack or dessert.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes
Air fryer sweet potato cubes are lightly seasoned and crispy on the outside and perfectly tender on the inside. A wonderful easy side dish!
Air Fryer Jelly Donuts
If your kids love jelly, this air fryer donute recipe is for them. It's oozing with raspberry flavor and you can even make it a different jelly flavor for those picky eaters!
Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets
A family favorite, these air fryer chicken nuggets are tender, crispy, and juicy! Great for a quick dinner or potluck appetizer.
Air Fryer Hot Dogs
These air fryer hot dogs can be cooked from fresh or frozen, making them a great idea lunch idea. This is a personal favorite of my kids.
Bagel Bites in the Air Fryer
Once you make frozen bagel bites in the air fryer, you’ll never cook them any other way again! They’re ready in just under 15 minutes.
Pot Pie in the Air Fryer
Craving comfort food without the prep? Try making Marie Callender frozen chicken pot pie in the air fryer! You won’t be able to resist the flaky, golden crust.
Air Fryer Pancakes
Prepare to fall in love with air fryer pancakes! They are easier than cooking on the stove or a griddle. You don’t even need to flip them!
Chicken Fries in the Air Fryer
For a quick snack, try this 10-minute recipe for chicken fries in the air fryer! They’re delicious and perfectly for dipping.
Air Fryer Onion Rings
These air fryer onion rings are crispy perfection! Just slice, dredge, then air fry for the best onion rings ever in less than 30 minutes.
Air Fryer Cake
Use simple, everyday ingredients to whip up a rich and decadent chocolate air fryer cake in less time than it takes to bake in the oven!
Air Fryer Quesadilla
This air fryer quesadilla recipe is bursting with two types of yummy cheeses, and they come together in under 15 minutes!
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potatoes may be a vegetable, but kids eat them up! Cut them up into fries with little oil in this air fryer recipe.
Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
An easy kid friendly air fryer recipe that even picky eaters are going to love. I also wouldn't be surprised if you eat them more too after trying them in an air fryer.
Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Dessert Fries
Who said vegetables can't be fun? Load up your sweet potato fries with this cinnamon sugar coating for an easy sweet side dish.
Shake and Bake Chicken In The Air Fryer
Shake and bake chicken in air fryer is crispy and delicious! This simple air fryer recipe is so easy to prepare –– ready in just 30 minutes!
Air Fryer Biscuits
Looking for the best way to make frozen Pillsbury biscuits? These air fryer biscuits turn out golden, fluffy, hot, and delicious every time!
Air Fryer Fried Chicken
Crispy, juicy, Southern fried chicken legs made with buttermilk in the air fryer and without excess grease and oil!
Air Fryer Taquitos
These frozen taquitos are cooked in the air fryer for a crispy tortilla and hot filling.
French Bread Pizza in the Air Fryer
A delicious and crunchy French Bread Pizza suitable for the entire family!
Air Fryer Pop Tarts
These air fryer pop tarts are unlike anything you could ever get out of the toaster! The air fryer is perfect for heating the filling just right and getting an irresistibly-golden pastry.
Air Fryer Diced Potatoes
Looking for the best way to serve potatoes with minimal prep? Air fryer diced potatoes are crispy, fluffy, and so simple to make!
Air Fryer Ravioli
My kids love pasta and ravioli is no exception. Includes how to freeze and cook from frozen making this a quick air fryer recipe for kids.
Air Fryer Boneless Pork Chops with Parmesan Cheese
For a quick and remarkable dinner, air fryer boneless pork chops with a parmesan crust are juicy and cooked to perfection!
Air Fryer Uncrustables
A quick and easy lunch recipe for the kids that comes out crispy and takes these Uncrustables to okay to gourmet!
Toast in the Air Fryer
If you’ve wondered if you can make toast in the air fryer, the answer is yes! Add your favorite toppings for a seriously yummy treat.
Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls
Pillsbury cinnamon rolls are cooked in the air fryer in just minutes for a quick and easy breakfast.
Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets
Air fryer chicken cutlets turn out crispy, golden, & delicious with only 10 minutes of cook time! Enjoy on their own, with pasta, & more.
Air Fryer Corn Dogs
These air fryer corn dogs and mini corn dogs are sure to be a huge hit with the kids!
Air Fryer Green Bean Fries
Need to get your family to eat their veggies? Air fryer green bean fries are a crowd-pleaser! Serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy.
Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Tenders
Air fryer buffalo chicken tenders feature sauce cooked right into the chicken! When you don’t dip, the breading can stay perfectly crispy.
Air Fryer Meatballs
Spaghetti and meatballs are a child's best friend. Cook up these air fryer meatballs for a great dinner recipe then freeze the meatballs for later and then reheat them in the air fryer.
Dino Nuggets in the Air Fryer
Need a quick dinner the kids will love? Just throw some dino nuggets in the air fryer! You can go from freezer to table in about 10 minutes.
Air Fryer Garlic Butter Salmon
This salmon recipe has an incredibly simple flavor that kids will enjoy. While fish may not be for every child, this one sure is kid-friendly.
Garlic Bread in the Air Fryer
It’s so easy to make hot and delicious garlic bread in the air fryer!Best of all, you only need a few ingredients and about 10 minutes.
Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets
The ultimate family-friendly food. My kids are obsessed with frozen chicken nuggets in the air fryer and they cook up really quick!
Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato
When you roast a sweet potato in the air fryer, its inside gets incredibly sweet and caramelized. I'm not sure I know any kid who doesn't like sweet foods!
Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds
This Halloween, your favorite thing about carving pumpkins with the family is going to be making air fryer pumpkin seeds afterward! They’re super easy and irresistibly tasty.
Air Fryer Orange Chicken
Air fryer chicken is cubed and tossed in an orange sauce that's sweet and citrusy. You can serve this one plain for the extra-picky toddlers out there.
Air Fryer Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions
An Italian sausage meant for the whole family. We love to serve them plain for the kids and they eat them up!
Air Fryer French Fries
Fries. The vegetable that's not considered a vegetable, right? Now, you can feel happy about serving French Fries will barely any oil and crispy texture.
Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings
Perfectly cooked frozen onion rings in 4 minutes. Need I say more?
Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Patties
Our kids LOVE chicken patties and the air fryer brings that extra little bit of crisp to the outside.
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
Whether your kids love corn-on-the-cob or just corn in general, they will love it cooked in the air fryer. Includes a tip on how to cook it in foil if your kids don't like the brown pieces on the corn.
Air Fryer Sweet and Sour Chicken
Sweet and sour sauce is among the sweetest stir fry sauces out there making it 100% kid-friendly.
Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs
Breakfast in the air fryer is a must. Try and get creative with these air fryer scrambled eggs packed with cheese for the kids.
Frozen Chicken Tenders in the Air Fryer
You won’t believe how easy it is to cook frozen chicken tenders in the Air Fryer! The chicken turns out hot and crispy for a dinner the whole family will devour.
Frozen Waffle Fries in the Air Fryer
You won’t believe how easy it is to make frozen waffle fries in the air fryer! They’re ready in 10 minutes for a hot and crispy side the whole family is sure to love.
Air Fryer Pierogies with Onions
Pierogies are basically mashed potato-filled dough. It's a perfect kid friendly air fryer dinner recipe.
Air Fryer Hard-Boiled Eggs
Looking for a good toddler air fryer recipe? This one's it. Both our kids eat up our air fryer eggs. Plus, they always have a perfect yellow yolk.
Air Fryer Chicken Breast
This simple air fryer chicken breast recipe is perfect for the entire family.
Air Fryer Chicken Wings
Chicken wings come out incredibly juicy and crispy in the air fryer. You can eat this recipe plain or tossed in your favorite sauce.
Air Fryer Honey Cinnamon Butternut Squash
Butternut squash may not seem like a kid friendly air fryer recipe, but this one is coated in cinanmon and honey making it taste just like candy!
Air Fryer BBQ Drumsticks
BBQ Chicken is a great family air fryer recipe. It's quick and easy to make too!
Air Fryer Ham Steaks
These air fryer ham steaks are sweet with brown sugar and will have the kids asking for more.
Air Fryer Loaded Tater Tots
It's time to take tater tots up a notch with this loaded recipe. It's filled with cheese, bacon bits, and sour cream!
Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties
If you're looking for an air fryer breakfast side dish, this one's it. They're crispy and quick to make!
Air Fried Asparagus with Garlic and Parmesan
While asparagus may not seem kid friendly, I had to put this one on here because BOTH of my kids ask for seconds every time we make it.
Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
These baby potatoes are full of flavor and are easy to make.
Air Fryer Nachos
These nachos can be tailored to your kid's tastebuds. We like to make them extra cheesy!
Air Fryer Tater Tots
Frozen tater tots are iconic in the air fryer. They get a crispy outside even your kids will love!
Cheesy Mexican Hot Dog Taquitos
One of the bet kid friendly air fryer recipes! Just think about hot dogs, cheese, and taquitos all together in one!
Crispy Crunchy Air Fryer Fried Pickles
Pickles are huge right now! Enjoy them with the entire family.
Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes
When fall comes around, you'll be thanking me for these pumpkin spice donut holes after your kids eat them all up!
Crispy Seasoned Waffle Fries in the Air Fryer
Waffle fries are always a hit in our house solely on how cool they look. Even our toddler eats them up!
These meatballs are filled with taco flavor and who doesn't love tacos?
Easy Air Fryer Taquitos
Taquitos are easy, quick, and tasty to make in the air fryer.
Air-Fryer Mini Blueberry Muffins
These blueberry muffins is an air fryer kid friendly recipe for the books!
Air Fryer Pop-Tarts
An easy kid friendly air fryer recipe your kids are going to LOVE come breakfast time.
Air Fryer Apple Chips
You won’t believe how easy it is to make delicious air fryer apple chips! Just slice, sprinkle with cinnamon, and air fry until crispy for a delightfully healthy fall treat.
Air Fryer Crispy Tortilla Chips
Air fry your own tortilla chips up for the kids to enjoy with any dipping sauce.
Air Fryer Churros Recipe
Our kids love sweet flavors and these churros are no exception.
Easy Air Fryer Pineapple with Honey
Pineapple is covered in sweet honey for a creative healthy snack or side dish for the kids.
Best Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies
The best air fryer recipe that's fun for kids to both make and eat.
Air Fryer 6 Minute Pita Bread Cheese Pizza
Turn your air fryer into a pizza oven and top these pitas with your child's favorite toppings!
Air fryer banana fritters
This banana fritters recipe is sweet and easy to make!
Easy Air fryer Mac and Cheese
I'm not sure I know a child who doesn't like macaroni and cheese!
Air Fryer Fish Sticks
These air fryer fish sticks are easy and quick to make and the kids will love them!
Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets (Copycat Chickfila)
My kids are obsessed with chicken nuggets, so why not make them in an air fryer?! This recipe is easy to make and delicious to eat.
Air Fryer Pizookie
Just LOOK at all that sweetness inside a cookie. This one is bound to be a kid's favorite air fryer recipe.
Easy Air Fryer Soft Pretzels
Make soft pretzels from scratch in an air fryer!
Pizza and nachos. Two of a child's favorite things together. What's not to love about this recipe?
Air Fryer Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas
This chimichangas recipe is both sweet and a perfect air fryer dessert for the kids.
Air Fryer Chocolate Cake
My kids love chocolate cake so much they would eat it every day, so why not make it in an air fryer?
Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies
We love apple picking in the fall with the kids. It's fun to do and you can make these apple hand pies with the extra apples on hand!
Air Fryer Corn Dogs
Frozen corn dogs are cooked in the air fryer for a delicious kid-friendly way to please the whole family.
- 5 frozen corn dogs
- Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees.
- Place the frozen corn dogs inside the air fryer and cook for 10-13 minutes, until heated thoroughly.
- Remove them from the air fryer and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 7g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.