Grease-free, easy cleanup, and full of flavor.

By Emily Boyette
May 06, 2021
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The air fryer is a countertop convection oven that uses extremely hot air to create those crispy, crunchy dishes we all know and love, minus the deep fat frying. And quite frankly, it's sweeping the nation as cooks everywhere opt to ditch the mess from the deep fryer and whip up their favorites in this must-have kitchen gadget. Read on to get 8 great air-fryer recipes for every meal of the day, including desserts, snacks, and main dishes.

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1 How to Make Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

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Not only does air-frying this Italian classic save on time, but it also cuts down on dishes! Just bread the eggplant and let the air fryer do the work. 

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2 How to Make Air Fryer Pizza Dogs

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These next-level hot dogs garnished with classic pizza toppings are made in the air fryer from start to finish — the perfect kid-friendly meal! You can easily customize the toppings to suit your eaters. 

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3 How to Make Air Fryer Cannoli

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The air fryer provides a perfect shortcut to homemade cannoli. In this impressive MyRecipes air-fryer dessert, prepared pie dough is used to create the crunchy, buttery richness you’d expect from a deep-fried cannoli shell.

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4 How to Make Air-Fried Jalapeño Poppers

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With MyRecipes air-fryer jalapeño poppers, you can enjoy everything you love about crispy pepper poppers without all of the not-so-lovable mess that comes with deep-frying.

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5 How to Make Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

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MyRecipes brings the flavor with these guilt-free air-fried jumbo shrimp. Coconut and panko team up to create an amazingly crispy coating. Tip: Use finely shredded coconut to guarantee better crust adhesion.

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6 How to Make Air-Fried Pies

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These air-fried mini apple pies from MyRecipes are warm, sweet, and comforting. The crust is flaky and savory, while the inside is sweet, juicy, and packed with fruity goodness.

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7 How to Make Air Fried Churros

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Crispy, light, and sweet, these MyRecipes air-fried churros are just as tasty as the deep-fried version. The dough is perfectly tender and tastes like a lightly sweetened breadstick, while the cinnamon sugar adds the perfect crunchy texture and sweetness.

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8 How to Make Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

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Homemade mozzarella sticks from My Recipes offer all of the crispy-coated, cheesy goodness you want without the deep-fried mess on your stovetop. We like to call that a "win-win."

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