Find the perfect side dish to serve with your main course. These air fryer side dishes are also perfect for over the holidays or at thanksgiving dinner. Cooking in the air fryer means using less oil, it's faster and the hot air gives a great crispy texture to food. It makes food that's absolutely delicious.
So if you're low on oven space, check out this list of easy side dishes in the air fryer.
- Air fryer Asparagus With Herbed Crumb
- Bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts
- Air Fryer Parsnip Fries
- Air Fryer Butternut Squash
- Air fryer Cauliflower
- Baked Potatoes
- Garlic bread in the Air Fryer
- Air Fryer green beans
- Air Fryer beetroot
- Air Fryer Okra
- Air Fryer Broccolini
- Air fryer corn ribs
- Air fryer sweet potato fries
- Air Fryer Carrots
- Air Fryer Mushrooms
- Air Fryer Gochujang Cauliflower Wings
- Air Fryer Oyster Mushrooms
- Air fryer Green bean casserole
- Air Fryer Potato Skins
- Air Fryer Lumpia
- Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower bites
- Air fryer Loaded Mashed Potatoes
- Air fryer Balsamic carrots
- Air Fryer Kung Pao Brussels sprouts
- Air fryer Tofu
- Air fryer potatoes
- Air fryer cornbread
- Air fryer Hush Puppies
- Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters
- More easy air fryer recipes
Air fryer Asparagus With Herbed Crumb
This is such a simple way to prepare fresh asparagus spears. They are laid out in a single layer in the air fryer basket and covered with a delicious blanket of bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, herbs, garlic, black pepper, sea salt and lemon zest.
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Bacon wrapped Brussels sprouts
These air fryer bacon-wrapped Brussel sprouts taste amazing! They are such a crowd pleaser and make the perfect appetizer to serve at your next dinner party.
Air Fryer Parsnip Fries
A healthy take on french fries, these air fryer parsnip fries are a delicious side dish and use a little olive oil and spices to coat them. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce or alongside your main meal
Air Fryer Butternut Squash
This air fryer butternut squash halves recipe is the easiest way to prepare delicious butternut squash and it makes a perfect side dish. The squash becomes soft, sweet, and caramelized.
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Air fryer Cauliflower
Cauliflower is given an amazing lift of flavor with vibrant spices and tangy spiced yogurt.
These are golden, crispy, herby, Lemon Garlic Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes. Nice and flavorful and well seasoned. The air fryer makes them crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside.
Garlic bread in the Air Fryer
Garlic bread is a classic side dish and air fryer garlic bread makes it extra crisp and takes it to the next level! Crispy, buttery and full of garlic. You can use store-bought baguettes to make it extra fast.
Air Fryer green beans
These air fryer green Beans with pesto are an easy and tasty recipe that's a perfect accompaniment for any weeknight dinner or weekend dinner party.
Air Fryer beetroot
These tender roasted air fryer beets are quick and easy to make. It's a simple recipe but so versatile. Serve them on a salad, sandwich or just eat them plain. Roasting veggies is such a great way to amplify their sweetness and bring out their earthy flavors.
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Air Fryer Okra
Air fryer okra is an easy three-ingredient recipe to make as an easy side dish for meals any time of the year! Cook it whole, sliced, or cut in half with excellent results! It comes perfectly tender with nice crisp edges.
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Air Fryer Broccolini
For a side dish with so much flavor, air fryer broccoli with lemon juice and parmesan is amazing. Crisp stalks of tender broccolini come out slightly charred when air frying. The seasoned broccolini is not just garlicky but also has a salty nutty taste thanks to ribbons of shaved parmesan cheese.
Air fryer corn ribs
This viral TikTok air fryer corn ribs recipe is packed with big flavors like cilantro, garlic powder and cumin. Perfect for BBQs, Game Day, and picnics!
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Air fryer sweet potato fries
Delicious air fryer sweet potato fries! These are the healthier alternative to the deep-fried original and an easy way to prepare sweet potatoes. These fries are seasoned with chaat masala and other spices then air-fried to a golden crisp.
Air Fryer Carrots
Air Fryer Carrot Fries use simple ingredients but they are so tasty. They're crispy, tender, and made perfectly golden brown in minutes in the air fryer.
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Air Fryer Mushrooms
Air fryer mushrooms, so easy to make and ready in no time. Savory and juicy, the perfect side dish for almost anything you can think of.
Air Fryer Gochujang Cauliflower Wings
These air fryer gochujang cauliflower wings are unbelievably tasty. The cauliflower is air-fried until crispy and finished with a spicy gochujang sauce. It makes a delicious main dish, served with rice or a healthy side dish.
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Air Fryer Oyster Mushrooms
No splatter, healthier, and lighter – these Air Fried Oyster Mushrooms recipe are insane! Made in the air fryer, perfectly golden crunchy all over but with just a fraction of the time and calories, you’ll love the irresistible crispy crunchy bites.
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Air fryer Green bean casserole
When you’re wanting a great easy side dish, our air fryer green bean casserole is perfect! This popular holiday side dish is easy to make by air frying green beans!
Air Fryer Potato Skins
They're tender inside, crispy outside, and have an oozy cheesy topping and staple pantry spices. Serve as a party appetizer or a quick satisfying snack the whole family will love.
Air Fryer Lumpia
These air fryer lumpia Shanghai, or Filipino spring rolls, are incredibly flavorsome and addictive! Baked instead of fried, this version is lighter and lower in calories. They are also easy to make too!
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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower bites
Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are your answer to that ever elusive question of finding a healthy alternative to chicken wings! Crispy, spicy goodness in every bite, these “wings” are gluten free and can be made vegan. Indulge in your favorite game day or late night snack and actually feel good about it after.
Air fryer Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Easy, quick, and fully loaded Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes in the air fryer are light, fluffy, and dreamy. You are going to love the buttery and cheese flavors that are complemented with celery seeds for freshness.
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Air fryer Balsamic carrots
These delicious carrots are sweetened with honey, air fried and then tossed in a buttery balsamic glaze.
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Air Fryer Kung Pao Brussels sprouts
Meet Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, your new favorite way to eat the smallest of the cruciferous. Brussels sprouts are halved and roasted (or air fried!) till crispy, then tossed in a spicy, sticky, finger-licking sauce that'll have you coming back for more.
Air fryer Tofu
Transcendently crispy outside, pleasantly firm inside, and infused with a savory soy maple marinade, tofu cooked in the air fryer will make a believer out of even its harshest critics.
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Air fryer potatoes
There are so many ways to make air fryer potatoes! Try herbed air fryer baby potatoes, potato wedges, air fryer hash browns or smashed potatoes.
Air fryer cornbread
Air fryer corn bread cooks faster than in an oven and creates an evenly golden brown crust on top. This recipe yields a fluffy texture with the ideal balance of salty and sweet.
Air fryer Hush Puppies
These crispy and golden hush puppies, studded with bits of onion and jalapeño, get a healthy makeover by skipping the deep fryer. The air fryer delivers on the classic crispy crust while using just a fraction of the oil from the classic version.
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Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters
These air fryer zucchini fritters are so easy to make and delicious to eat! They use simple pantry staples and make a healthy light meal or a delicious snack.
More easy air fryer recipes
We have some great air fryer dessert recipes too! Try these chocolate lava cakes, cinnamon rolls or little blueberry hand pies!
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