Air Fryer Side Dish Recipes

Find dozens of side dish recipes you can make in your air fryer.

Staff Picks

Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes

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Air-fried fingerling potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender and creamy on the inside. This is a simple side dish that works for everyday meals as well as special occasions.

Air-Fried Cauliflower with Almonds and Parmesan

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This garlicky cauliflower side dish gets a deliciously crispy coating of almonds, Parmesan, and thyme as it cooks in the air fryer.

Air-Fried Sweet Potato Fries

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Simple and addicting air-fried sweet potato fries. I bet you can't eat just one.

Air Fryer Falafel

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Once you've soaked your chickpeas, you can use a food processor and an air fryer to quickly bake these spicy falafel patties. Serve with your favorite garnishes and sauce.

Air Fryer Root Vegetables with Vegan Aioli

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Parsnips, carrots, baby red potatoes, and red onion combine with garlic and rosemary to make this delicious dish for your meal. If you don't have fresh rosemary, use another fresh herb to your liking. Try them with the garlic aioli--I think you will like it!

Rosemary Potato Wedges for the Air Fryer

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Try these rosemary potato wedges in your air fryer. They are quicker and just as tasty as roasting them in your oven, and you don't need to heat up the whole house to do them! I used the recipe for papa's seasoning salt from this site. Serve with your favorite aioli or dipping sauce.

Air-Fried Carrots with Balsamic Glaze

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Honey-roasted carrots still warm from the air fryer are tossed with a buttery balsamic glaze and sprinkled with chives in this simple and quick weeknight side dish recipe.

Potato Hay

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Air-fried spiralized potatoes.

Air Fryer French Fries

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Since I missed the whole Instant Pot® train, I had to make at least one air fryer recipe while they're still hot. And it doesn't get more classic than French fries; the generally accepted technique is pretty, dare I say, airtight, at this point, but I do have one extra trick in store! Finally, dip them in honey mustard, spicy ketchup, garlic aioli, or all 3 mixed together, like I did.

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

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Perfectly crisp and seasoned potato wedges straight out of your air fryer. It doesn't get any easier than this!

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

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Beautifully crusty on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside, just like a great baked potato should be! Serve them with your favorite topping, like sour cream, butter, or chives.

Simple Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Rating: Unrated
No bells and whistles with this one, just delicious sprouts with crispy brown edges and soft insides. I've got a 10-quart fryer so if the sprouts look crowded in your basket, make two batches. Just place in a 170 degree F oven to keep warm.

Inspiration and Ideas

Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash

This is the easiest and fastest way I have found to cook a spaghetti squash. Cutting them in half was intimidating for me until I discovered the microwave trick, which makes cutting them in half a breeze.