46 Air Fryer Appetizers

This collection of 46 air fryer appetizers is the perfect mix of yummy and easy! Whether you’re throwing a party, watching the Super Bowl, or spreading the holiday cheer, these air fryer recipes will bring flavor and fun to any occasion.

Includes recipes suitable for vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, low carb, keto and paleo diets. Weight Watchers points are included for some recipes.

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Get ready to explore our collection of 46 of the best air fryer appetizers, each bursting with flavor, super versatile, and incredibly easy to whip up. These appetizers are the perfect companions for any holiday occasion, Super Bowl, Mother’s Day, 4th of July or all-important graduations.

The air fryer is a game-changer, transforming how we cook everything from breakfast to desserts. But let’s talk about appetizers. That’s where the air fryer truly shines! I’ve handpicked the cream of the crop, the appetizers I keep returning to.

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Imagine diving into an array of appetizers like extra crispy air fryer onion rings, crispy air fryer meatballs, and air fryer bacon-wrapped scallops. And let’s not forget the classics. Plus, there are a few elegant additions for those more sophisticated evenings.

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Air Fryer Tips

  • Give your food some breathing room in the air fryer basket is key! Make sure to spread it out in a single layer with a bit of space around each piece. This way, everything cooks evenly.
  • Learn how to preheat your air fryer for the very best results.
  • Keep in mind, every air fryer is a bit unique, kind of like us! So, the temperature might differ based on your model. Think of the cooking times I’ve shared as your handy guide.

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So, are you ready to discover the best appetizers to make in the air fryer? Then read on!

46 Air Fryer Appetizers You’ll Love

the finished air fryer frozen onion rings served on a ceramic plate with a small bowl of dipping sauce
Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings
Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings offer a quick and easy way to enjoy a classic snack with a healthier twist.
These golden rings are perfect as a standalone snack or as a side to your favorite meals, ready in just minutes.
Enjoy the convenience and delicious taste of these air fryer onion rings, making snack time both effortless and satisfying.
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the finished air fryer bagel bites stacked on a plate and ready to serve
Air Fryer Bagel Bites
Air Fryer Bagel Bites are a easy snack, ideal for satisfying those pizza cravings in just minutes.
With their golden brown exterior and gooey, cheesy goodness, these mini pizza bagels are a hit among both kids and adults.
These bite-sized treats are delicious and a fun and simple way for kids to get involved in the kitchen, making appetizers a breeze!
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Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
Air Fryer Pizza Rolls transform your favorite pizza flavors into a bite-sized, air-fried snack that's both easy and fun to make.
They come out perfectly brown on the outside, with a gooey, cheesy filling that's irresistible.
Ideal for quick snacks or party appetizers, these pizza rolls are a hit with all ages.
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two plates of Air Fryer French Toast Sticks served with syrup and powdered sugar
Air Fryer French Toast Sticks
Tasty French toast sticks are the perfect appetizer for brunch! And thanks to the air fryer, they turn out delightfully crispy on the outside with a light and fluffy interior.
Air fryer French toast sticks are everything you love about the classic, in a fun, finger-food form!
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Air Fryer Crab Rangoons
Air Fryer Crab Rangoons are a creamy treat, combining the rich flavors of crab and cream cheese in a crunchy wrapper.
These rangoons are a healthier twist on the classic, requiring less oil thanks to the air fryer.
Great for gatherings or a special snack, they will impress your guests.
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Close up view of Air Fryer Pork Belly with sauce.
Air Fryer Pork Belly
Air Fryer Pork Belly offers a tantalizing mix of crisp skin and tender, flavorful meat, all with the ease of air frying.
This dish is a game-changer for pork belly lovers, providing a quicker and healthier cooking method.
Serve it up for a special occasion it is the perfect appetizer.
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Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms
Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms are a savory and elegant appetizer, perfect for impressing guests or treating yourself.
They're stuffed with a deliciously seasoned filling and cooked to perfection in the air fryer.
This quick and easy snack is a fantastic way to elevate your appetizer game with minimal effort.
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Air Fryer Steak Bites
Air Fryer Steak Bites are a succulent and tasty appetizer, effortlessly prepared for any gathering or party.
They come together quickly in the air fryer, providing a convenient and healthier way to enjoy bite-sized steak treats.
Ideal as a protein-rich starter, these steak bites are a crowd-pleasing appetizer just right for your buffet food spread.
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air fryer ribs served on butcher paper with a side dish of bbq sauce
Smoky Air Fryer Ribs
Air Fryer Ribs are a fantastic appetizer choice, offering the classic barbecue experience in convenient, bite-sized portions.
Their tender, fall-off-the-bone texture and rich, smoky flavor make them an irresistible start to any meal or gathering.
Quick and easy to prepare in the air fryer, these ribs are an ideal way to enjoy the taste of barbecue year-round, without the need for a grill.
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Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings
Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings are a game-changer for quick, hassle-free cooking, delivering delicious wings every time.
The right choice for game day or a casual snack, these wings require no thawing and cook up perfectly in the air fryer.
Enjoy your favorite wing flavors with minimal prep and cleanup.
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Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls
Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls are the perfect appetizer for any occasion, combining convenience with a crisp texture.
They cook to perfection in the air fryer, providing a healthier option compared to deep-frying.
Ideal for parties, these egg rolls are a quick and delicious way to start a meal or enhance your Asian-themed dinner spread.
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two cooked frozen corn dogs on a white plate one topped with ketchup and one topped with mustard
Air Fryer Frozen Corn Dogs
Frozen Corn Dogs in the Air Fryer are a classic American snack that make for a quick and easy appetizer.
They come out wonderfully crispy on the outside, while staying deliciously soft and hot on the inside.
Ideal for both kids' parties and adult gatherings, these air fryer corn dogs are always a favorite.
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Air Fryer Frozen Pierogies
Air Fryer Frozen Pierogies are a fantastic appetizer, offering a crunchy outside and a soft, savory filling.
This simple cooking method transforms frozen pierogies into a snack or starter.
Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce for a tasty and convenient treat.
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Frozen Taquitos In Air Fryer
Air Fryer Frozen Taquitos are a quick and easy appetizer and are ideal for satisfying those Mexican food cravings.
They turn out delicious and are a much healthier alternative to deep frying.
These taquitos are great for parties, game days, or as a simple snack for any occasion.
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Air Fryer Frozen Mozzarella Sticks
Frozen Mozzarella Sticks in the Air Fryer are a perfect appetizer for cheese lovers, offering a crispy, golden crust and a gooey, melty center.
They are a hassle-free snack that cooks up quickly and easily.
Serve them with marinara sauce for a classic, crowd-pleasing appetizer.
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Air Fryer Frozen Pizza
Air Fryer Frozen Pizza provides a quick and easy way to enjoy a pizza appetizer with a perfectly crispy crust.
It's an ideal solution for small gatherings or a personal treat, ready in just minutes.
This method brings out the best in frozen pizza, making it a great choice for a quick snack or appetizer.
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Air Fryer Frozen Jalapeno Poppers
Frozen Jalapeño Poppers in the Air Fryer are the perfect spicy appetizer for your next party or gathering.
They come out golden, with a deliciously hot and cheesy filling.
Easy to prepare, these poppers are a surefire hit for those who love a little spicy kick in their snacks.
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Air Fryer Frozen Burrito
Air Fryer Frozen Burritos are a convenient and tasty appetizer, offering a warm, flavorful filling.
Serve them with salsa, guacamole, or sour cream for a Mexican-inspired treat.
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Frozen Shrimp in Air Fryer
Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp is a quick and elegant appetizer, cooking up perfectly juicy and flavorful.
They're ideal for a sophisticated starter or as part of a seafood spread.
Serve them with cocktail sauce or a squeeze of lemon for a tasty appetizer.
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How To Cook Frozen Meatballs
Cooking Frozen Meatballs in the Air Fryer is a breeze, resulting in juicy, flavorful meatballs perfect as an appetizer.
They are great for serving at parties, as a snack, or as part of a larger meal. Pair them with your favorite dipping sauces.
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the finished frozen tater tots in air fryer recipe
Air Fryer Frozen Tater Tots
Frozen Tater Tots in the Air Fryer are a beloved appetizer, turning out crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
They are best served with your favorite dipping sauces.
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Frozen Potstickers In Air Fryer
Frozen Potstickers in the Air Fryer are a fun appetizer, offering a great texture and savory filling.
This hassle-free cooking method brings a touch of Asian cuisine to your snack table.
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Frozen Empanadas in Air Fryer
Who knew that with just an air fryer, those frozen empanadas could turn into a crisp perfection.
They are great for when you need a quick, tasty starter that brings a little zing to your table!
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Air Fry Frozen Potato Skins
Say hello to the ultimate party favorite these air fryer potato skins that are all kinds of cheesy goodness.
They're just the ticket for when you want to bring some pizzazz to your snack spread, minus the fuss.
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Air Fryer Frozen Pretzels
Get ready to turn those frozen pretzels into warm, soft bites of heaven, all thanks to your trusty air fryer.
Ideal for those moments when you crave a comforting snack that's both quick and comforting.
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the cooked air fryer frozen waffles fries served in a bowl with a side of ketchup
Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries
Waffle fries in the air fryer?
Absolutely! Get them perfectly cooked and ready to dip in no time, making them tastier than ever.
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the completed air fryer burrito recipe
Air Fryer Burritos
Wave goodbye to soggy burritos and hello to the air fryer revolution!
This little kitchen accesory turns your burrito into an irresistible snack in a matter of minutes.
Ideal for when you're craving something deliciously satisfying yet oh-so-easy.
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Air Fryer Tater Tots
Who can resist the charm of tater tots, especially when they come out of the air fryer all golden?
They're the perfect little bite size snacks to jazz up any occasion.
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Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Legs Drumsticks
Bring on the yum with air fryer chicken leg drumsticks that are juicy on the inside and perfectly crisp on the outside.
They add a mouth-watering sizzle to your meal that's impossible to resist.
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Italian Sausage in Air Fryer
Italian sausage cooked in the air fryer is a revelation.
They come out juicy, flavorful, and are ready in a snap.
It's the perfect way to add some Italian flair to your spread.
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Bacon Wrapped Scallops Air Fryer
Impress everyone with these air fryer bacon-wrapped scallops. The perfect combo of savory crispy bacon and tender scallop.
They're the fancy yet festive appetizer you've been looking for.
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Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Say hello to your new favorite snack bacon-wrapped shrimp, cooked to perfection in the air fryer.
They're the perfect mix of succulent shrimp and crispy bacon. Making it a true crowd-pleaser that's both easy and elegant! We love serving them for a sit down dinner.
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Corn Ribs Air Fryer
Get ready for a snack revelation with these air fryer corn ribs!
They're a quirky, delicious twist on classic corn, bringing a whole new level of crunch and flavor to your table.
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Air Fryer Sausage Rolls
Meet the ultimate comfort snack – air fryer sausage rolls.
Picture savory sausage encased in a flaky, golden pastry, ready in minutes for a satisfying easy air fryer treat.
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air fryer wontons served on a white plate
Air Fryer Wontons
These air fryer wontons are the answer to your snack cravings.
A perfect match for dipping, sharing, or just enjoying all by yourself!
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Air Fryer Mexican Cheese Dip
Spice up your snack game with this Mexican cheese dip, made effortlessly in the air fryer.
It's ooey-gooey, cheesy goodness that's the best for dipping and sharing.
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Reheat Chicken Nuggets In Air Fryer
Revive your leftover chicken nuggets to their former glory using the air fryer.
It's a quick, easy way to enjoy delicious re-heated nuggets as if they were freshly made.
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Air Fryer Pasta Chips (Churros style)
Transform pasta into an unexpected, crunchy finger food with these air fryer pasta chips.
They're a novel, tasty snack that's will get everyone talking and munching.
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the finished air fryer tortilla chips served with dipping sauce
Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
Say adios to store-bought chips and hola to homemade air fryer tortilla chips
They're super crunchy, super easy, and super addictive!
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Air Fryer Potato Chips
Who needs a bag of chips when you can whip up your own in the air fryer?
These homemade potato chips are light, and the right choice for satisfying that chip craving.
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Air Fryer Chickpeas
For a healthy, crunchy snack, look no further than these air fryer chickpeas.
They're a tasty, guilt-free treat that's ideal for snacking on any time of day.
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Chili Cheese Dog (Oven and Air Fryer)
Take your hot dog game to the next level with this chili cheese dog, a delicious combination of juicy hot dog, spicy chili, and melty cheese.
It's a classic appetizer that's such a hit.
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Air Fryer Nachos
Get ready for the ultimate nacho experience with these air fryer nachos.
They're quick, easy, and loaded with all your favorite toppings.
They are a fun and tasty snack.
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Air Fryer Hot Dogs
Enjoy perfectly cooked hot dogs every time with the air fryer.
They're a simple yet delicious option for a quick snack or meal.
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Air Fried Mac and Cheese Balls
Indulge in these air-fried mac and cheese balls, a heavenly mix of creamy mac and cheese encased in a crispy coating.
They're a unique comfort food snack.
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Air Fryer Chicken Wings served with dipping sauce and garnished with fresh herbs
Air Fryer Chicken Wings
These air fryer chicken wings are a must-try for wing lovers.
They're juicy, and so easy to make, perfect for game day or any day.
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Air Fryer Shrimp Skewers on a while plate an garnished with chopped cilantro and lime wedges
Cilantro Lime Air Fryer Shrimp Skewers
Light up your taste buds with these air fryer shrimp skewers.
They're quick, flavorful, and a healthy, delicious snack or light meal.
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Serving Suggestions

  • 5 Minute Ranch Yogurt Dip pairs well with many of these appetizers or use your favorite dipping sauce.
  • Add a Watermelon Fruit Bowl the natural sweetness of fruit complements a range of appetizers, especially those with cheese or salty components.
  • Add some toasted walnuts or other nuts so that you have a great spread of tasty appetizers.

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