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50 Budget Friendly and Easy Air Fryer Recipes

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I keep telling myself I’m not going to buy anymore kitchen gadgets.

But then Christmas or a birthday rolls around and everyone asks me what I want and I usually ask for the kitchen gadget I said I was not going to buy.

But isn’t that what a present is supposed to be? Something you wouldn’t buy yourself?

This is exactly how I ended up with an air fryer.

Christmas rolled around and beyond a new pair of sneakers and some workout clothes, I didn’t really know what to put on my Christmas list. So I added an air fryer because, well, why not?

Turns out it was my most favorite Christmas present and I’m kicking myself for not actually buying it for myself sooner.

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I’m a total air fryer nut now and have been on the hunt for a variety of easy air fryer recipes to try. And of course, I’m always looking for recipes with inexpensive and simple ingredients.

I’ve put together a list of 50 simple budget friendly easy air fryer meals. It’s a pretty long list so you should probably go ahead and pin this.

I’ve organized them by the following categories to make it easier to find exactly what you are looking for:

  • Vegetables
  • Chicken & Turkey
  • Seafood
  • Beef & Pork
  • Meatless

Must Have Air Fryer Accessories

These are some of my must have air fryer accessories that make cooking in the air fryer that much easier!

Heat Resistant Tongs are a must have because the air fryers get so incredibly hot!

Air Fryer Liners are a small investment. They prevent your food from sticking while also keeping your air fryer clean. Less mess is always worth it!

Air Fryer Racks make your air fryer more versatile by maximizing your cooking surface and allowing you to cook kebabobs and other tasty foods!

This Air Fryer Accessory kit has everything you need to maximize the use of your air fryer at the best value!


Air Fried Asparagus with Garlic and Parmesan Journey to SAHM

Air Fryer Corn on the CobStylish Cravings

Baked Sweet PotatoCourtney’s Sweets

Air Fryer EggplantMelanie Cooks

Bacon Wrapped AsparagusMonday is Meatloaf

Cajun Sweet Potato FriesCanadian Cooking Adventures

Roasted Rainbow VegetablesAll Recipes

Roasted Cauliflower Eazy Peazy Mealz

Sweet and Spicy Air Fryer Brussel SproutsMy Forking Life

Green BeansVegetarian Mamma

ZucchiniHungry Girl

Chicken & Turkey

Golden Crispy Air Fryer Chicken BreastRecipes from a Pantry

Tandoori ChickenPiping Pot Curry

Crispy Air Fryer Chicken BreastLittle Sunny Kitchen

Teriyaki Chicken DrumsticksBerry Maple

Garlic Parmesan WingsDr. Davinah’s Eats

Keto Friendly Chicken WingsEveryday Shortcuts

Crispy Chicken WingsWholesome Yum

Tempero Baiano Brazilian ChickenTwo Sleevers

Basic Chicken Breasts (no breading) – Carmmy

BBQ Chicken BreastMy Forking Life

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Meal Plan Addict

Buffalo Chicken Egg RollsThe Endless Appetite

Rotisserie ChickenRecipe This

Chicken Tender “Hot Dogs”Awe Filled Homemaker

Chicken Breast with Cornflake CrumbsCourtney’s Sweets

Cheesy Chicken TendersIntelligent Domestications

Simple Air fryer Turkey DinnerCarmyy

Turkey MeatballsRecipes from a Pantry


Lemon Dill SalmonMama Cheaps

Salmon PattiesMonday is Meatloaf

Low Carb Fried Fish with Dijon MustardThe Endless Appetite

Southern Fried Catfish NuggetsIntelligent Domestications

Perfect Airfryer SalmonNoble Pig

Bang Bang Panko Breaded Fried Shrimp – Stay Snatched

Beef & Pork

Crunchy Air fryer Hot DogsLittle Sunny Kitchen

Air Fryer MeatballsMelanie Cooks

Chili Hot DogsThe Typical Mom

Taco MeatballsTwo Sleevers

Asian Beef and VeggiesThe Meal Plan Addict

Steak Bites (or Steak Tips) With PotatoesBest Recipe Box

Meatloaf PaleOMG

Mustard Glazed Pork TenderloinMy Forking Life

Breaded Pork ChopsKitchen Dreaming

Chinese Salt and Pepper Pork ChopsThis Old Gal


Simple Grilled American Cheese SandwichThis Old Gal

Simply Seasoned Air Fryer ChickpeasMonday Is Meatloaf

15 Minute Air Fryer BagelsGimme Delicious

Macaroni and Cheese BallsAwe Filled Homemaker

Potato Air Fryer Tacos Vegan Huggs

Mozzarella SticksKimspired DIY

Breakfast FrittataRecipes From A Pantry

Puffed Egg TartsThe Flying Couponer

If you’re looking for more budget friendly meal ideas check out my Weekly Grocery Haul and Meal Plan Series!

5 thoughts on “50 Budget Friendly and Easy Air Fryer Recipes”

  1. What a fantastic list! I do this same thing about kitchen space hoarders…. But we do have a better life because of them. This will be my next buy!

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