55 air fryer vegetable recipes using all different kinds of vegetables for healthy and easy side dish ideas!
Do You Need Oil When Cooking Vegetables in the Air Fryer?
Yes and no. You can get away with cooking most vegetables without oil, but they can become a bit dry.
I recommend just using up to a tablespoon of oil when cooking air fryer vegetables or spritzing them with a little oil using an EVO Oil Sprayer.
How to Air Fry Vegetables the Best way
- Cook the vegetables in a single layer to help them cook evenly
- Cut the vegetables in consistent sizes so they all cook at the same time
- Shake the basket or flip the vegetables in the air fryer halfway through cooking
- Remove the vegetables from the air fryer as soon as they’re easily pierced with a fork to prevent overcooking or burning
- If mixing different veggies together, either cut firm vegetables smaller or cook them for a bit longer than softer vegetables
Is Cooking Vegetables in an Air Fryer Healthy?
Cooking vegetables in the air fryer is equivalent to roasting vegetables in the oven.
They require the same amount of oil and ingredients, but the air fryer cooks the vegetables much quicker than the oven! The best of both worlds!
Whether you love frozen vegetables, mixed vegetables, grilled vegetables, or more, you will love these air fryer veg recipes.
They’re not only meant for beginners but just those who want to eat more vegetables!
They also work if you’re low-carb, keto, whole30, vegetarian, or even vegan.
WHat Veggies Are Good For the Air Fryer?
Almost all vegetables can be cooked in an air fryer. You can even saute onions!
Just read through below for all the veggie options so you can eat healthy this year and up your air fryer game!
The Best Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes
Asian-Style Air Fryer Green Beans
A low-carb and keto delicious Asian-Inspired air fryer vegetable side dish that can complement stir fries or even just chicken.
Air Fryer Baked Potato
This air fryer baked potato recipe is your ticket to a quick, easy, and versatile meal. They have crispy skin and soft fluffy insides.
Air Fryer Honey Cinnamon Butternut Squash
A tasty air fryer vegetable recipe made with winter squash. You'll fall in love with the honey sweet flavor.
Air Fryer Eggplant Parm
Air fryer eggplant Parmesan delivers on all the breaded crunch without the deep-frying! Top with marinara and mozzarella for a dish everyone will love.
Air Fryer Pickles
Looking for a perfect snack or appetizer? Air fryer pickles are crunchy on the outside, hot and juicy on the inside, and can be ready in less than 20 minutes!
Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Brussels Sprouts
My absolute favorite way to enjoy Brussels Sprouts. They come out roasted and crispy. You never knew you loved Brussels Sprouts until you try them in an air fryer!
Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes
These air fried vegetables only need a handful of ingredients and less than an hour to make these irresistible smashed potatoes in the air fryer! This delectable side will have everyone reaching for seconds.
Air Fryer Squash
This air fryer squash recipe is easy and versatile, savory and scrumptious. It is packed with both flavor and nutrition for the whole family.
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
These air fryer brussels sprouts with bacon are always a winner! Crispy sprouts, delicious bacon bits, and a balsamic drizzle are incredible! It will change the way you think of air fryer roasted vegetables and brussel sprouts!
Air Fryer Baby Carrots
This air fryer baby carrots recipe is so easy! All you’ll need are carrots, a few seasonings, and your air fryer to make this side dish.
Air Fryer Ranch Potatoes
Crispy and creamy potatoes are coated in ranch seasoning for the perfect addition to a summer BBQ!
Air Fryer Acorn Squash
Take advantage of cold weather seasonal produce with this super easy air fryer acorn squash recipe! It’s ready in just 30 minutes and full of cozy comfort.
Air Fryer Bell Peppers
Add a pop of flavor to any dish with quick and easy air fryer bell peppers! They cook to tender perfection with a smokey char on the outside in under 15 minutes.
Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapenos
Roasted jalapenos are filled with cream cheese and wrapped in thinly sliced bacon. It's the perfect party food!
Air Fryer Cauliflower Wings
Even non-vegetarians will go crazy for these air fryer cauliflower wings! The breading is irresistibly crispy while the buffalo sauce adds just the right amount of heat. One of those perfect air fried vegetables you can't pass up!
Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
Roasted air fryer baby potatoes are cooked to perfection in this easy flavorful air fryer side dish.
Air Fryer Carrot Fries
Your family will go crazy for air fryer carrot fries! Just prep, air fry, sprinkle with parmesan, and watch this healthy side be devoured.
Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms
You only need 6 ingredients and about 40 minutes to whip up these irresistible air fryer stuffed mushrooms! The Italian sausage and cheese makes them hearty and filling.
Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti squash is roasted in the air fryer and topped with parmesan cheese for a simple vegetable side dish.
Air Fryer Broccoli Parmesan
Broccoli is one of those vegetables that cook up completely different in the air fryer. It actually crisps up! It's definitely worth a try, mainly because it is delicious.
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 Eggplant Fries
Air fryer eggplant is sliced, breaded, and fried for a healthier take on French fries! They’re crunchy, satisfying, and perfect for dipping.
Air Fryer Shishito Peppers
Air fryer shishito peppers come together with a few simple ingredients. Charred, crispy, and filled with flavor, it’s the best app ever!
Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus in the Air Fryer
Crispy bacon pairs perfectly with tender asparagus in my recipe for bacon-wrapped asparagus in the air fryer!
Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes
Air fryer fingerling potatoes are tossed in oil and a few spices to give you a perfectly seasoned side or snack in less than 20 minutes!
Roasted Air Fryer Carrots
The same great taste of roasted carrots from the oven in less time and less oil.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges
Looking for the perfect snack or side the whole family will devour? Lightly seasoned air fryer sweet potato wedges are crispy, irresistibly tasty, and ready in under 30 minutes!
Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes
An air fried version of a traditional fried green tomatoes that's coated in cornmeal and breadcrumbs for a summer snacking delight.
Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers
These tasty air fryer stuffed peppers are so easy to make! The ground beef and rice filling is super satisfying while the melty cheese on top adds the perfect finishing touch.
Air Fryer Potato Pancakes
These irresistibly-crispy air fryer potato pancakes can be ready in about 20 minutes! They’re crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and a perfect complement for any meal.
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
Looking for a healthy side that even picky eaters will devour? Air fryer zucchini fries are coated in breadcrumbs and Parmesan, then fried to crispy, irresistible perfection!
Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
These air fryer Hasselback potatoes with cheese are a delicious show-stopper of a side that cooks in half the time it takes to make this dish in the oven!
Air Fryer Carrot Chips
Air fryer carrot chips might become your family’s new favorite way to eat their veggies! They’re lightly seasoned with crispy edges and can be ready in just 15 minutes.
Air Fryer French Fries
The best of the best when it comes to air fryer vegetables recipes. These crispy air fryer french fries are made with a cool quick tip to get them crispy without soaking them for hours.
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 Baked Sweet Potato
A fluffy roasted sweet potato that is air fried to bring out its sweetest flavor.
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
An easy roasted air fryer corn on the cob recipe coated with parmesan cheese. It's everything you didn't know you needed in a vegetable recipe.
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 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 Buffalo Cauliflower
A simple spicy cauliflower side dish made in an air fryer in just minutes!
Air Fryer Kale Chips
You won’t be able to resist these crispy-crunchy 5-ingredient air fryer kale chips! The nutritional yeast gives them a cheesy flavor while keeping them totally vegan by accident.
Air Fryer Potato Chips
Crispy, crunchy, wonderful snacking right at home? It’s all possible with these Air Fryer potato chips! So easy to make and healthier than regular potato chips. Win-win!
Air Fryer Artichokes
Air Fryer Artichokes are healthy, keto, and absolutely delicious!
Air Fryer Zucchini Chips
Who said you can't use your air fryer in the summer? It's one of the best times to use it! Keep your house cool by not using the oven and popping in some breaded zucchini chips. I know my garden can't be the only one overflowing with them every summer!
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
A traditional favorite in the air fryer. These healthy sweet potato fries are delicious and so easy to make!
Air Fryer Onions
Did you know you can saute onions in an air fryer? You can and they come out delicious!
Air Fryer Bok Choy
5-ingredient air fryer bok choy is irresistibly tasty, packed with nutrition and flavor, and ready in less than 15 minutes!
Air Fryer Portobello Mushroom
For a hearty and satisfying meal, and ready in less than 30 minutes, give these super simple air fryer portobello mushroom steaks a try!
Mexican Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
A versatile healthy veggie with a spicy kick that can be added to tacos, fajitas, buddha bowls, and more.
Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans
Air fryer frozen green beans are so crispy and flavorful, no one will they were frozen! A perfect veggie side for busy weeknights.
Air Fryer Radishes
Air fryer radishes are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, perfectly seasoned, and ready in just 20 minutes! They’re a great low-carb option to replace traditional potatoes.
Air Fryer Okra
Okra is breaded with breadcrumbs and cornmeal to get that same fried okra taste you know and love!
Air Fryer Avocado Fries
You never knew avocados could be so tasty! Enjoy these crispy avocado fries paired with a 2-ingredient sriracha-ranch dip.
Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Dessert Fries
A sweet way to enjoy sweet potatoes as a healthier air fryer dessert option. Serves great as a side dish too!
Air Fried Asparagus with Garlic and Parmesan
You can't have the best air fryer vegetable recipes unless you include asparagus. This keto and low-carb side dish is the perfect addition at the dinner table.
Air Fryer Roasted Pearl Onions
Have you ever thought of pearl onions as an easy veggie side dish? Now's the time to change your mind with this simple recipe. It's completely vegan too.
Air Fryer Delicata Squash
Squash is just hands down amazing in the air fryer and this delicata squash does not disappoint.
Air Fryer Korean Fried Cauliflower
A different take on cauliflower that will have you eating seconds and thirds. It's such a versatile vegetable to cook with and in the air fryer is no exception.
2 thoughts on “55 Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes”
We recently purchased a Cosori 5qt airfryer. We bought the airfryer to mainly do vegetables. We followed the cooking instructions to the letter and found that all of the vegetables we cooked were crisp on the outside but hard/raw on the inside. We like our vegetables medium soft on the inside. Any advise would be appreciated.
Hi Laverne, this post has a lot of different recipes for vegetables included. What recipe did you follow and I can help out a bit more. One reason this could happen is if the basket is too crowded, but I am not sure if this was the case unless I know what vegetable you were looking to cook.