These easy air fryer meals are perfect for nights you need a well-rounded, healthy meal in a flash. You’ll save time, money, and calories with these delicious air fried dinner recipes!
Air Fryer Meals
These easy air fryer meals will be a game-changer on busy weeknights or lazy weekends! These dinner recipes have your protein and vegetables for filling, quick meals that the whole family will love. Each recipe is quicker than its oven counterparts, uses less oil than traditionally fried foods, and can help save you money. Enjoy crispy edges, juicy meat, tender veggies, and full bellies in no time!
How to use the air fryer to make an easy dinner
In the list below, I’ve gathered our favorite air fryer meals that include both protein and veggies. You don’t need a side dish, but you can always add some keto biscuits, rolls, or chaffles if you’re missing bread.
If you have a dual air fryer, you can easily cook your proteins and veggies with different temperatures and different cooking times. Here’s a great list of easy air fryer vegetables, all perfect for adding to meal prepped proteins or leftovers for simple, inexpensive meals! If you need something easy to stock the freezer for busy weeks, check out this list of the best air fryer frozen foods.
Easy proteins you can make in the air fryer:
- Chicken wings, thighs, drumsticks, breasts (or turkey breast), nuggets, or tenders
- Salmon, shrimp, breaded fish, or crab cakes
- Pork chops, pork tenderloin, Italian sausage
- Steak, burgers, steak tips, or meatballs
Tons of these great meats and proteins can be cooked ahead of time, then used later for a super convenient dinner! Many can be frozen, so you can easily fill the freezer with tons of healthy, delicious recipes ahead of busy weeks, new births, and hectic days.
More great recipe roundups:
- Easy School Lunch Ideas
- Keto Chicken Meal Prep Recipes (or beef)
- The Best Keto Air Fryer Recipes
- Easy One-Pan Family Dinners