Air Fryer Appetizer and Snack Recipes

Staff Picks

Honey-Sriracha Air Fryer Wings

Rating: 5 stars 5
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: 5 stars 1
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: 4.5 stars 6
These little mac and cheese balls make great little appetizers or finger food. Kids love them!

Air Fryer Balsamic-Glazed Chicken Wings

Rating: 5 stars 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: 5 stars 2
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: 5 stars 7
Great for a quick snack or take them with you to eat along the way.

Air-Fried Bratwurst Bites with Spicy Beer Mustard

Rating: 5 stars 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: 4.5 stars 4
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

20 Tailgate Party Snacks You Can Make in Your Air Fryer
Get over your fear of frying. Here's an alernative way to indulge in crispy fried finger food for your next tailgate party using your air fryer.