Here is a collection of 25+ easy, quick, delicious air fryer appetizers. These air fryer appetizers and snacks are kid-friendly as well. These drooling appetizers are easily made in the air fryer and they are perfect to serve at any party or as sides in any meal as well.
Appetizers are really delicious finger foods and snacks. These appetizers are great all around the year. Perfect to serve in any house parties, and gatherings.
The air fryer has made life so easy. This is a new era of kitchen essentials. It makes almost everything that we can make in the convection oven. It functions as an oven or says more precisely a convection oven. So whatever food we can make in an oven is absolutely possible to make in the air fryer.
How do the air fryers function?
Air fryers function like a convection oven. Air fryers have one heating coil and a high-speed fan rotating at high speed. So it makes a continuous heat flow within the air fryer and hence cooking the food evenly and quickly. The compact size also makes cooking quicker.
If I will have to compare cooking in the air fryer and an oven, Let us see the roasted broccoli recipe in both ways.
Oven-roasted broccoli - took 20 - 25 minutes
Air fryer broccoli - took 4 - 5 minutes
Every air fryer is different. They are different in size and structure too. And that's the reason, you have to set your own timing for each recipe for the first 2 - 3 trials with sharp observation. Any recipe can play the role of basic guidance only that you have to customize as per your air fryer.
If you are looking for some info related to the usage of foil and butter paper with your air fryers, here is the link for your reference. Read my other vegetarian air fryer recipes.
Air Fryer Appetizers You Must Try
Air fryers are my best investments ever. I love it so much. Let me tell you I am an appetizer girl. Yeah I mean I love to have appetizers and make appetizers more than other course meals. I enjoy making appetizers as my family loves them too. And now this air fryer is an addition to my addiction. Read my vegan appetizers and vegetarian party appetizers collection on this blog. Also if you are vegan, check out these air fryer vegan recipes on my blog here.
There are huge numbers of appetizers you can actually make in your air fryer. Here are some of the great appetizers that are mouth-drooling and loaded with flavors. But at the same time, these are so quick and easy to make too.
These are my favorite ones. Perfectly crispy potato wedges are ready in just 15 minutes. What else do you need for a quick snacking option? My kid loves these too. Completely vegan and gluten-free. If you like, you can top it with some parmesan too.
Buffalo Cauliflower - Easy Air Fryer Appetizers
Who doesn't love cauliflower!! No, I'm not judgemental. People may love or may not love cauliflower too. But if you love them, I'm sure you will love these delicious quick buffalo cauliflower made in air fryer.
I'm not a great tofu fan. But honestly, these breaded tofu nuggets are a must-try for sure. Ultimately flavorful and quick nuggets. These are vegan too. These are popular as vegan chicken nuggets.
Air Fryer Hash Browns
Frozen or fresh are too yummy to add to the appetizers list. Here are both ways. Frozen hashbrowns save a lot of time though. But if you are craving homemade ones, it's worth spending a few more minutes in preparation work.
Buffalo Broccoli - Air Fryer Appetizers
This is another delicious way to use your broccoli. Too delicious and yummy appetizer you can make in your air fryer in a few minutes. These are vegan and gluten-free.
Cauliflower Hash Browns
These cauliflower hashbrowns are a great alternative to the traditional hash browns that are made with potatoes. These are gluten-free and keto-friendly too.
Roasted Potatoes - Easy Air Fryer Appetizers
These are awesome potatoes and take only 15 minutes from start to end. Add herbs and spices of choice to add variations. Make them for breakfast or serve them as a side dish. These are crispy outside and delicious fluffy within. So much flavorful.
These air fryer zucchini fritters are so so delicious and you are cutting down the oil by air frying them. What else do you need for healthy appetizers for any party you host? And trust me we are not compromising in taste. I have made them vegan and gluten-free. You can also add egg and parmesan if your diet allows that.
Air Fryer Tater Tots - Easy Air fryer Appetizers
These tiny tots are too easy and delicious. Just dump a handful of tater tots into the basket and in 10 minutes, you will be ready with a oil-free crispy crunchy appetizers. You are eliminating the deep frying process here with air fryer and hence a lot fewer calories for you and your guests. If you want to make them on your own tater tots from scratch. That is easy as well.
Homemade French Fries
These are easy homemade fries made in the air fryer. You can also make the frozen french fries easily in the air fryer. What do you like the most frozen or fresh?? Reply in comments below. I would love to see them.
Here is my air fryer frozen french fries recipe.
Sweet Potato Fries
Need even healthier ones?? Here is the sweet potato fries. No doubt the best and better than potato fries in terms of flavors and nutrition too.
Baked potatoes are one of my favorites. These are best as appetizers or even as sides too. Fluffy baked potatoes with crispy skin are my ultimate dish. They may take 40 - 50 minutes depending on the size of the potatoes and also on the air fryers. However, to make it quick you can also nuke them for 5 minutes in the microwave or cook them in an instant pot for 8 - 10 minutes and then air fry for crisping up the potatoes.
Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes - Air Fryer Appetizers
These tiny potatoes are too good to add you your appetizers list for any parties. But be careful you may end up eating more than you think you should. It's that addictive and too yummy.
These are the best potatoes. Extremely good baked potatoes. I loved these Hasselbacken potatoes. Easy, quick, delicious.
Air Fryer Falafel (Fresh or Frozen)
I always used to make falafel deep-fried as they are made traditionally until I tried them in my air fryer. I loved the air fryer version. It's just the same as deep-fried ones in texture and taste. But at the same time it has so less oil added in this process.
Crispy Tortilla Chips
No more deep-fried tortilla chips. Enjoy the deep-fried version which is much quick and easy to make too. Serve with simple salsa and it makes a great appetizer for booze parties or cocktail parties. Light crispy flavorful.
Air Fryer Croquettes
Croquettes are easy party appetizers and the air fryer makes the best croquettes that are made with a little oil. These cheesy appetizers are healthier as compared to deep-fried ones. They are quick too. Similarly, you can make mozzarella sticks too.
Air Fryer Cauliflower Bites
These are simple roasted cauliflower bites. In an air fryer, these are so quick to make. They take less than 15 minutes and you can customize the seasonings as per choice. Serve them with any dipping sauce of your choice.
Air Fryer Arancini - Air Fryer Snacks
These are traditionally fried risotto balls. However, you can enjoy them without frying them in tons of oil. These are crispy outside with melting cheese inside. Too good to serve as snacks. These are great for kids as well.
Eggplant Pizza Bites
Eggplant pizza is a great low-carb alternative. You can make them easily in the air fryer.
Cauliflower Steaks in Air Fryer
Cauliflower steaks are too good when roasted in the air fryer. Serve with any dipping sauce. I love them with chimichurri or a spicy sauce.
Zucchini Fries Vegan
These crispy zucchini fries are so delicious and flavorful. These are vegan though. However, if your diet allows, you can make it with eggs also.
Air Fryer Onion Rings
Air fryer onion rings are much healthier than deep-fried onion rings. These are crispy and perfect to serve at any parties, get-togethers, etc
These are some of the delicious and easy air fryer appetizers you must try. These air fryer snacks are perfect for beginners as well.
Easy Air Fryer Appetizers
- vegetable required for eavh recipe
- sauces as required
- salt & pepper
- Check on each link above to get the full recipe.
- Plan well in advance and prepare the menu for your.
- Get all the ingrdients ready a day prior to the party.
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