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40+ Best Air Fryer Summer Recipes

Delicious air fryer summer recipes that make grilling inside even better with everything from fresh corn on the cob to crispy fries. It’s everything you didn’t know you could make in the air fryer.

Whether you’re pairing your easy air fryer meal with something cooked up on the grill or air frying your entire dinner, this list has you covered.

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Collage of photos: air fried green tomatoes on top left, hot dogs in buns in air fryer on bottom left, and air fryer bacon wrapped jalapenos on right

It includes all your favorite grill time favorites (think hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ chicken) and ways to use up your garden vegetables.

Speaking of, if you haven’t checked out this awesome list of vegetables to make in your air fryer, it’s time for you to do that now.

Why You Should Cook in Your Air Fryer This Summer

  • It doesn’t heat your house as an oven does.
  • You can make side dishes healthy by cooking french fries or onion rings without the oil.
  • You don’t have to worry about the weather. Who likes grilling in the rain?!
  • You don’t have to worry about running out of propane or charcoal.
  • Everything cooks evenly.
  • It just tastes amazing every time!
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These recipes are categorized into main dishes, side dishes, and then desserts!

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Air Fryer Summer Main Dishes

The best main air fryer grilling recipes you can make rain or shine. They char up just like the grill!

Summer Air Fryer Side Dishes

All the best summer side dishes to make in your air fryer. They use up produce from your garden and pair perfectly with your easy BBQ meal.

Summer Air Fryer Desserts

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob with bite taken out

40+ Best Air Fryer Summer Recipes

Samantha Erb
A list of the best summer air fryer recipes to make this season! Includes everything from foods that are typically grilled and even this delicious air fryer corn-on-the-cob recipe.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 199 kcal


  • 2 ears of corn
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley or 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese or grated


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Shuck both ears of corn and remove any silk. Cut corns in half if desired.
  • Mix together melted butter, parsley, and sea salt in a bowl. Baste on corn evenly.
  • Place corn inside the air fryer side by side and cook for 12-14 minutes until some pieces are browned.
  • Remove the corn from the air fryer and roll in the Parmesan cheese.
  • Enjoy immediately or place in the fridge for up to 3 days without cheese on top.


Serving: 1gCalories: 199kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 442mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4g

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.

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