10 Air Fryer Recipes You Can Make This Holiday Season

Air fryers continue to grow in popularity with there being no sign of sales slowing down anytime soon. And it’s with good reason – there are so many different recipes you can make in an air fryer that go way beyond fries and chicken.

We’ve gathered together our favorite festive air fryer recipes for you to try out this holiday season.

Side Note: If your air fryer didn’t come with any additional baking trays or other extras, you might need to dig around in your kitchen cupboards to help you make some of these recipes. If you don’t have anything suitable you can purchase some air fryer accessories to compliment your air fryer.

air fryer recipes for the holidays

10 Air Fryer Recipes For The Holidays

1. Air Fried Turkey Breast

There’s usually plenty going on in the oven during Thanksgiving, so free up some space by cooking some turkey in the air fryer. This might be more suited to households not catering for too many guests as most air fryers have space limitations. But once you taste the crispy skin on an air fried turkey you may never do it any other way. Check out the best way to cook turkey in an air fryer at Thanksgiving & Co.

2. Air Fryer Garlic-Rosemary Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts might not be to everyone’s taste but If you’re obliged to eat them over the holiday season you may as well try to enjoy them! Tasting air fryer brussel sprouts, especially when coated in a delicious garlic and rosemary dressing may just tempt you to a second helping 🙂 Check out this must have brussel sprout recipe on Taste of Home.

3. Air Fryer Meat Loaf

Making a meatloaf in an air fryer will cut down your cooking time by almost a half without compromising on taste. My Forking Life break down making a meat loaf into easy to follow steps so you too can be enjoying this moist, full of flavour dish.

4. Air Fryer Cornbread Stuffing

Fork To Spoon has shared a family favorite recipe that is easily made in an air fryer. This cornbread stuffing can be served as a side with poultry or as a dressing.

5. Air Fryer Apricot and Raisin Cake

Apricots, raisins, or any dried fruits conjure up that festive feeling. Making cakes in an air fryer is both simple and quick. You can have the oven cooking your main meal while the air fryer makes sure you have a suitable treat to look forward to for afters! Liana’s Kitchen has turned this Christmas feel cake into a quick and easy recipe for your air fryer.

6. Air Fryer Mini Pecan Pie

Following on with another typically festive treat – we absolutely love this Mini Pecan Pie from The Awefilled Homemaker! When you’ve run out of pumpkin to make pumpkin pie you need to give these awesome pecan pies a whirl!

7. Toasted Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

On the topic of pumpkin pies, if you have a pumpkin to use up, don’t forget to make use of as many parts of it as you can! Once you’ve used the flesh for pumpkin pie or soup, save the seeds and turn them into these delicious Toasted Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds in your air fryer! Thanks to This Old Gal for an amazing recipe 🙂

8. Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Glue and Glitter have come up with a tasty side dish to serve at any holiday gathering this year. This Buffalo Cauliflower has the perfect level of breading and flavor.

9. Air Fryer Parmesan Dusted Garlic Knots

Another perfect dish to go with any buffet gathering, or as a side dish to go with air fryer pizza (see #10!) These Garlic Knots from Dana Vento wins our vote!

10. 2 Ingredient Air Fryer Pizza

If minimal ingredients is your thing, you’re going to love these 2 Ingredient Pizzas from Liana at Liana’s Kitchen. To make the pizza base, all you need is self raising flour and yoghurt!

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