Air Fryer Appetizer and Snack Recipes

Find dozens of appetizer and snack recipes you can make in your air fryer.

Staff Picks

Honey-Sriracha Air Fryer Wings

Rating: Unrated
6
The perfect combination of spicy and sweet in every bite, with the ease of using an air fryer. Add more sriracha to suit your tastes. I like to serve the extra sauce on the side for dipping.

Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Sriracha Mayo

Rating: Unrated
3
This delicious appetizer is prepared quickly and easily in the air fryer and served with a spicy Sriracha mayo dipping sauce. I use the smaller bay scallops for this. If you are using jumbo scallops it will require a longer cooking time and longer strips of bacon.

Air Fryer Mac and Cheese Balls

Rating: Unrated
2
These little mac and cheese balls make great little appetizers or finger food. Kids love them!

Air Fryer Balsamic-Glazed Chicken Wings

Rating: Unrated
3
Put a big stack of napkins on the table because once you start eating these crispy, sticky, sweet glazed chicken wings, you won't want to stop. This can be an appetizer for four or main course for two.

Air Fryer Vegan Buffalo Tofu Bites

Rating: Unrated
1
Tofu is breaded and air-fried then tossed in buffalo sauce for vegan buffalo wings to cure your spicy fix without oil. Freezing the tofu gives it a chewy texture that makes this snack just that much better. Serve with fresh veggies and vegan ranch dressing.

Spiced Air-Fried Chickpeas

Rating: Unrated
8
Great for a quick snack or take them with you to eat along the way.

Air-Fried Bratwurst Bites with Spicy Beer Mustard

Rating: Unrated
2
Perfect for passing at your next party or setting on a buffet table, these easy air-fried bratwurst bites are served with a delicious dark beer and honey-mustard dipping sauce.

Air Fryer Plantain Chips

Rating: Unrated
2
Green plantains in the air fryer result in potato-like crunchy, crispy chips without being full of calories and fat. These can be sweet or savory, depending on which you are craving - use salt for savory or cinnamon-sugar for sweet chips.

Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

Rating: Unrated
30
These taquitos are air fried, which makes them healthier than deep fried ones. Using shredded rotisserie chicken provides a quick prep but you can always use home-cooked chicken. Serve with sides of sour cream, Mexican tomato sauce, and guacamole, or your choice of sides.

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

Rating: Unrated
42
Crunchy, cheesy fried zucchini chips without the guilt of deep frying. This is the perfect way to make use of those abundant zucchini from the garden! Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

Rating: Unrated
8
Push the deep fryer aside and pull out the air fryer instead next game day. There is no need to add all of that oil when you can achieve crispy wings straight out of the air fryer. Serve with celery sticks and ranch dressing, if desired.

Air Fryer Calamari

Guilt-free crispy air-fried calamari! Serve with cocktail sauce and lemon wedges if desired.

Inspiration and Ideas

Air Fryer Spicy Roasted Peanuts

These peanuts are crunchy, spicy, salty, and addictive. I like to portion them out into plastic zip bags to take to work as an afternoon snack.

Air Fryer Mini Peppers Stuffed with Cheese and Sausage

Rating: Unrated
3

Whether it's a formal party at your home or a casual get-together with friends, these air-fried mini peppers stuffed with cheese and sausage are a great appetizer to offer.