Air Fryer Side Dishes are the easiest way to make healthy side dishes in a flash! These easy Air Fryer recipes make the perfect side dish for busy weeknight dinner and Thanksgiving dinner alike!
Whenever you need a delicious side dish to go with all of your favorite main dishes, these great air fryer recipes deliver. A simple side dish or two can be whipped up in minutes.
The best thing when you are watching calories or fat is that they use far less oil or fats for cooking. You'll get a crispy texture without any traditional frying.
No matter what you are serving air fryer vegetables are a great choice for easy side dishes. They are a healthy food choice with great taste and one of the best things is the whole family will love them.
These side dish recipes were picked for the following reasons:
- Fast and easy to make
- Big flavors and great texture
- High nutritional value
- Skinny on the calories
- Versatility: they can be paired with lots of main dish recipe or used as ingredients in bowl recipes, wraps, on salads and more!
Cooking in an Air Fryer
If you wonder why people love their air fryer so much it's because you can get fried results using very little olive oil, butter or other fats typically used when frying. Our recipes rarely use more than olive oil spray which produces crunchy textures but keeps the fat-related calories to a minimum.
An air fryer is a countertop appliance that cooks with convection technology. It circulated hot air around the food cooking it quickly. They are very easy to operate and like an Instant Pot you can do other things while the food is cooking.
Air fryer brands all cook slightly differently based on the size and power (wattage). This makes it important to monitor the food so it doesn't overcook and to know your type of air fryer to know how to adjust when air frying. The best way to do this is to check a few minutes before the end of cooking and adjust as needed.
We use a Cosori 5.8 quart air fryer which has a larger basket and is a more powerful machine (1700 watts). You may find when using a machine with a smaller basket multiple batches are necessary or a longer cooking time is needed. It's easy to adjust on the fly for these things.
Delicious Air Fryer Side Dishes
Air fryer side dish recipes are a perfect accompaniment to any main dish. They are fast to make and use simple ingredients you probably have on hand already. Air fryer vegetable recipes are a great way to add more nutrition and substance to any meal while keeping the calories lower too. Often they just need some olive oil spray and staple pantry spices!