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65 Air Fryer Recipes For Beginners

65 easy air fryer recipes for beginners that you can make on day one of having your air fryer that are still full of flavor!

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Collage of air fryer recipes for beginners (apple wedges, chicken breasts, and garlic bread)

Whether you just opened your air fryer box or are a beginner cook in general, this list of recipes is exactly what you need.

They use simple ingredients, but pack a lot of flavor, and are super easy to make!

You’ll find everything from chicken breasts to steak to desserts, vegetables, breakfast, and so much more.  

I’ve even included some of my favorite frozen foods to make in the air fryer since they are quick to cook and require basically no cooking skills!

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Tips to Make an Air Fryer Fail-Proof for Beginner Cooks

  • Use a recipe! If you’re not sure how to cook something in the air fryer, search for it on this website first or Google a recipe to follow
  • Check on your food halfway through cooking. If it’s browning too much, drop your temperature down 20-30 degrees. It will still cook okay and it won’t be burnt!
  • Check on your food a few minutes before it’s done cooking! It’s possible what you’re using is thinner and may cook faster. It’s okay to open your air fryer for a quick second to peak in. The hot air will still stay in there!

Want to learn more about your air fryer? Check out these 6 mistakes most air fryer owners make, especially newbies.

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65 Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners

The best collection of easy recipes that are filled with flavor and made just for beginner cooks!

3 halves of garlic bread inside the air fryer cooked

65 Easy Air Fryer Recipes For Beginners

Samantha Erb
A collection of the best air fryer recipes for beginners that are super easy and full of flavor, including this Air Fryer Garlic Bread.
4.80 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 331 kcal


  • Half loaf of bread
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • small pinch of red pepper flakes


  • Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees.
  • Cut the bread in half or sized to fit your air fryer.
  • Mix the butter, garlic, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
  • Baste the garlic butter mixture on top of the bread evenly.
  • Place the garlic bread in the air fryer side by side and cook for 6 to 7 minutes until browned to your liking.


Serving: 1gCalories: 331kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 9gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 531mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5g
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About Samantha

I’ve always had a love of cooking and creating new recipes, so it only made sense to create a food blog so I could share those recipes with you. This site is designed to provide easy and flavorful recipes with as little ingredients as possible. That means you still get great flavor combinations without all that extra time and effort. Read more...

9 thoughts on “65 Air Fryer Recipes For Beginners”

  1. What a great resource this is! Not just the recipes but the information you gave. I’m new to my air fryer and this is going to be really useful!

  2. 5 stars
    Garlic Bread is a weakness for me and this recipe makes it even more so. Crispy, crunchy outside, soft and fluffy inside. Plus all the buttery, garlic goodness. Heaven!

  3. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this really tasty fudge brownies recipe! Super easy to make, will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

    • Hi Pat, you can use the air fryer function on any of our air fryer recipes on the site and then use the typical baking and broiling option for normal oven recipes!

    • Hi Debbie,
      If you feel your air fryer is running a little hot I would take the cooking time down a couple minutes. Make sure to use a thermometer to check the temperatures of meats and foods to ensure they are done before eating.
      Thanks 🙂

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