Recipe Roundup, Side Dish

23 Easy Air Fryer Side Dishes

Air Fryer Side Dishes are a quick and easy way to get a well-balanced meal on your table any night of the week. While your main entrée is cooking, make your side dishes in the air fryer to save time and space. No more crowded stovetop or oven and, my favorite part, easy cleanup!

If you’re looking for more side dish recipes, you’ll love my recipe roundup of 21 of the Best Sides for Sandwiches.

In this post, I’ve rounded up some of the best air fryer sides for you to devour. If you’re looking for air fryer dinner recipes, try my Air Fryer Tilapia or Cheez It Crusted Chicken Tenders.

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You’ll especially love cooking sides in the air fryer when you’re hosting company around the holidays. The stovetop and oven are always full of other food during that time of year, so making an air fryer side dish is so convenient.

My favorite air fryer is the Cosori Pro.

Vegetable Air Fryer Side Dishes

Air Fryer Green Beans

Air Fryer Green Beans are a quick and easy side dish to serve any night of the week. They are perfect to cook on busy weeknights, but so delicious, you’ll want to make them on weekends and holidays too!

Air Fryer Green Beans
Air Fryer Green Beans are a healthy side dish for entertaining or for an easy weeknight dinner. Air fry fresh green beans in 10 minutes!
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A plate of air fried green beans with a lemon wedge and wooden spoon on the side.

Air Fryer Carrots

Air Fryer Carrots are sweet, sticky and caramelized and make a great side to almost any meal.

Air Fryer Carrots
Air Fryer Carrots tossed with brown sugar, butter and thyme, then air fried so they become sticky, savory-sweet with gorgeous caramelized edges!
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A plate of sliced carrots that have been air fried.

Air Fryer Vegetables

Air frying vegetables is much quicker than using the oven, and you end up with a healthy and delicious side dish.

Air Fryer Vegetables
These Air Fryer vegetables are a quick and easy side that you can make with any vegetables you have on hand. Ready in just 15 minutes!
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A plate of colorful air fryer vegetables. such as peppers, zucchini, and cauliflower.

Air Fryer Shishito Peppers

Shishoto peppers are mild and full of flavor – but yes, every now and again you get a hot one which is half the fun.

Air Fryer Shishito Peppers
Air fryer shishito peppers with blistered skins is a tasty and easy appetizer or snack. For a sweet, spicy, and smoky bite.
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A plate of air Fryer shishito peppers with one being held and dipped into a bowl of sauce.

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

When you’re looking for a vegetable side dish that delivers big flavors, try these Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower bites. So fast and easy – and delicious!

Crispy Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
Crispy air fryer buffalo cauliflower is a flavorful side dish or appetizer that’s perfect for Game Day parties!
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A plate of air fryer buffalo cauliflower with lettuce on the side.

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

One of the best vegetable air fryer recipes and a classic side dish for any occasion.

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
Healthy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts recipe are crispy and savory vegetable side dish made in a fraction of the time as any other method!
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A plate of air fryer brussels sprouts that have been sliced in half.

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

No more boiling water and cooking corn on the stove – you can air fry corn on the cob for a delicious side.

Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob is sweet, tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. It’ll forever change the way you cook corn. Quick and easy, full of flavor, and insanely delicious.
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Two air fryer corn on the cob with parmesan and parsley garnish.

Air Fryer Zucchini

Air frying zucchini is a flavorful side dish that’s packed with nutrients that pairs well with any main course. Air fryer zucchini and squash is a unique way to cook these vegetables. This is one of my favorite air fryer squash recipes.

Easy Air Fryer Zucchini
Easy air fryer zucchini is a simple side dish made with basic ingredients to serve with any meal. Cooks in the air fryer in 10 minutes!
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A bowl of air fryer zucchini with seasonings.

Air Fryer Broccoli

Air fryer broccoli is a great side dish option and one of the best cheap air fryer recipes. With just a handful of ingredients, you’ll have this delicious air fryer side dish ready to go in no time.

Air Fryer Broccoli
Air Fryer Broccoli is a great side dish for any meal! This recipe is only 7 simple ingredients to make crisp roasted broccoli.
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A plate of air fryer broccoli with seasonings.

Air Fryer Radishes

For a low-carb and healthy side dish, these Crispy Air Fryer Keto Radishes are addicting. A wonderful potato alternative that is hearty and sweetens as it cooks up.

Air Fryer Radishes
Roasting radishes transforms them from crisp and peppery to tender and mellow, and an air fryer makes the process so easy! These air fryer radishes are lightly seasoned with lemon and garlic and make a deliciously healthy snack or side dish. Ready in 25 minutes.
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A plate of red air fryer radishes with lemon wedges.

Air Fryer Asparagus

Air Fryer Asparagus cooks to be perfectly tender with just enough bite to not be soggy. Cooked with less oil – this is one of the best healthy air fryer side dishes.

Air Fryer Asparagus
Air Fryer Asparagus cooks to be perfectly tender. Cooked with less oil, have his easy and delicious asparagus on the table in less than 10 minutes!
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A bowl of air fryer asparagus.

Air Fryer Cauliflower

If you’re looking for an easy air fryer side, this crispy cauliflower is the perfect choice.

Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower
Air Fryer Cauliflower is cooked to tender perfection in the air fryer. This easy recipe will quickly become your new favorite side dish.
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Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower

Air Fryer Potato Side Dishes

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes

If you’re looking for air fryer Thanksgiving recipes, look no further.

Maple Cinnamon Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes
Maple Cinnamon Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes are a simple 20 minute side dish. Air fryer sweet potato chunks are the perfect fall side dish for Thanksgiving or any gathering.
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A bowl of air fried sweet potato chunks. Whole and cubed sweet potatoes, cinnamon sticks, and measuring spoons with nutmeg and ginger surround the bowl.

Air Fryer Fiesta Potatoes

Taco Bell lovers rejoice! This Taco Bell copycat recipe will quickly become one of your family favorites.

Air Fryer Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes (Taco Bell Copycat)
Air fryer cheesy fiesta potatoes are a spot on copycat of the Taco Bell classic you can make right at home. With only a handful of ingredients and a quick prep, this is easier and less expensive than hitting the drive thru.
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Air Fryer Cheesy Fiesta Potatoes (Taco Bell Copycat)

Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

Did you know you can air fry sweet potato whole? You can get this air fryer side dish on your table in less time than it takes to cook in the oven.

Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato
This Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato recipe is as easy as it gets and produces the most delicious, crispy-skinned baked sweet potatoes. Just 3 ingredients and a few minutes of hands-on time are required!
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A whole air fryer sweet potato with butter and chives on the top. A fork is on the side of the plate.

Air Fryer Greek Potatoes

These air fryer Greek potatoes are a delicious addition to any meal.

Air Fryer Greek Potatoes
Air Fryer Greek potatoes are lemony and delicious. They cook up perfectly in the air fryer so the outside gets crispy while the inside stays fluffy. They are inspired by Greek flavors and cook in less than 20 minutes.
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Sliced air fryer greek potatoes on a plate with sliced lemons on the side.

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Fries

Crispy on the outside, tender and fluffy on the inside, and topped with the perfect combination of savory garlic and tangy Parmesan, this is an easy upscale for fries.

Garlic Parmesan Fries
Potatoes are cut into fries, tossed in garlic butter & parmesan, then air fried until perfectly golden & crispy.
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Air fryer French fries topped with parmesan and chives with a bowl of dipping sauce on the side.

Garlic Bread in Air Fryer

Air Fryer Garlic Bread

These air fryer sides will add a special homemade touch to any meal.

Homemade Air Fryer Garlic Bread
This super simple recipe for Air Fryer Garlic Bread makes the perfect buttery garlic bread. Ready in 5-10 minutes!
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Homemade Air Fryer Garlic Bread

Air Fryer Garlic Knots

Air Fryer Garlic Knots are crispy, crunch, light, and fluffy bread bites. It is so easy and fast to bake these twists in the air fryer and serve them as a side or game day appetizer.

Air Fryer Garlic Knots (Made with Pizza Dough)
It is so quick and easy to bake a batch of Air Fryer Garlic Knots with a simple can of pizza dough crust. These mini bread bites are tender, flaky, crispy, and crunchy.
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A bowl of garlic bread knots that have been cooked in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Chips

Air Fryer Pasta Chips

Jump on the trend of air fryer pasta chips!

Air Fryer Pasta Chips
Pasta Chips are the latest TikTok food trend. Made with cooked pasta that’s coated with parmesan, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
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Air fryer bowtie pasta chips spread out on a sheet pan.

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

Use fresh tortillas to make this healthy air fryer side dish. Homemade is always a healthier option and this recipe makes it easy.

Healthy Tortilla Chips
These Healthy Tortilla chips only use 3 ingredients and are cooked in the air fryer in less than 10 minutes! From fresh tortillas.
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Homemade air fried tortilla chips on a plate with a bowl of red salsa.

Air Fryer Kale Chips

Air Fryer Crispy Kale chips are the perfect easy side for the whole family. Kids love to both make and eat these kale chips.

Easy Air Fryer Kale Chips
If you’re looking for a healthy yet satisfyingly crunchy and crisp snack, these Air Fryer Kale Chips are for you! Easy to make and even easier to devour!
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Easy Air Fryer Kale Chips

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

These air fryer zucchini chips are full of flavor, crispy, and the perfect snack, appetizer, or side dish. Enjoy with spicy aioli or your favorite dipping sauce.

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips (With Parmesan Cheese)
These air fryer zucchini chips are super crispy and loaded with flavor. Made with simple ingredients and cooks in just 8 minutes!
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Air Fryer Zucchini Chips (With Parmesan Cheese)

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