Looking for quick and easy dinners to cook in your air fryer this summer? These 21 Best Summer Air Fryer Recipes are perfect for a healthy delicious dinner on those hot summer days when you don’t feel like cooking.
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I couldn’t be happier that the lazy days of summer are just around the corner. The smell of freshly cut grass, the warmth of the sun, the longer days, and all the delicious barbecue.
However, despite how yummy barbecue is, after a long hectic day the last thing you want to do is pull out the grill in the heat. The solution is using your air fryer to get quick and easy meals you can have on the table without all the work.
Recently, I’ve started putting together a list of all our favorite summer dishes that we could cook in the air fryer. These recipes are perfect for simple dinners on busy nights, but also great for the occasional summer party.
Why Should You Use An Air fryer in the Summer?
Nothing says summer like a barbecue. But, when you are short on time or just don’t feel like standing over a grill on a hot day then cooking delicious summer recipes in your air fryer may be just what you are looking for.
An air fryer has many advantages in the summer months, such as:
- You are able to avoid heating up your home that can happen when you cook on the stovetop or in the oven.
- Great for picky eaters who don’t love foods cooked on the grill (my youngest).
- You can still enjoy summer foods on rainy days.
- Easier option because of quicker cooking times.
But, probably one of the best reasons is that an air fryer is an amazing small appliance that allows you to cook your food in a healthier way. And who doesn’t want that? I know I have loved experimenting with new recipes in my air fryer over the years. So, honestly, any excuse to pull it out and use it I will take.
Besides these summer recipes, it’s also perfect for cooking quick breakfasts in the morning. This is the air fryer I have used for the last two years and has been perfect for my family of four plus it’s inexpensive and is a great way to try air frying if you are still on the fence about whether to buy one.
Do you have an older air fryer and you’re looking for a new affordable option? My son recently purchased this Ninja Air Fryer for me so I could air fryer multiple foods at once (using this one and my older air fryer). I am in love with how easy it is to use and I’m really enjoying the crisper plate vs. the removable basket that’s in my older air fryer.
Do you want more air fryer recipes for beginners?
- 25 Must-Have Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners- easy and quick recipes when you are just starting out with your air fryer.
- 18 Quick Air Fryer Appetizer Recipes– simple appetizer recipes to cook in your air fryer like this yummy pizza roll recipe.
- 16 Easy and Delicious Air Fryer Dessert Recipes– enjoy tasty desserts in your air fryer such as these delicious and simple chocolate chip cookies.
- 19 Air Fryer Pumpkin and Apple Recipes for Fall–delicious fall-inspired dessert recipes to cook in your air fryer.
- 28 Delicious Holiday Air Fryer Recipes– learn how easy it is to cook holiday recipes in your air fryer.
21 Best Summer Air Fryer Recipes
You will find favorite summertime recipes such as hot dogs, burgers, barbecue chicken, and ribs. Along with delicious desserts like hand pies and s’mores.
Air Fryer Summer Main Dishes
Hot Dogs– Domestic Superhero
Chili Cheese Dogs- Air Fryer Eats
Sausage and Peppers– Air Fry Anytime
Brats- Curbing Carbs
BBQ Chicken Breast– Lemons+Zest
Barbecue Chicken Thighs– Fork to Spoon
Fried Chicken- The Kitchen Magpie
Chicken Kabobs– Stay Snatched
BBQ Burgers– The Cookie Rookie
Steak– The Recipe Critic
BBQ Ribs– My Forking Life
BBQ Pork Chops– Little House Big Alaska
You may also like:
Summer Sides for the Air Fryer
Corn on the Cob– Air Frying Foodie
Squash and Zucchini- Keeping the Peas
Fried Green Tomatoes- Spicy Southern Kitchen
Roasted Potatoes – My Baking Addiction
Fried Pickles– Adventures of a Nurse
Related:29 Delicious Air Fryer Side Dish Recipes
Air Fryer Summer Desserts
Hand Pies– Show Me The Yummy
S’mores– Sparkles to Sprinkles
Air Fried Oreos– Everyday Family Cooking
Peach Cobbler– Thyme and Joy
Recommended:12 Best Air Fryer Cookie Recipes
There you go, easy and delicious summer recipes for your air fryer. I’m sure your family will love them as much as mine has.
Looking for ways to get the most out of your new air fryer?
- 20 Best Air Fryer Tips for Beginners– helpful tips and tricks when using your air fryer.
- 12 Must-Have Air Fryer Accessories– you can make the most out of your air fryer with these must-have accessories any air fryer owner will love.
- 15 Best Air Fryer Cookbooks to Buy – find the best air fryer recipes to try this year.
- How to Clean an Air Fryer to Make it Last– easy ways to keep your air fryer clean.
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