Looking for easy air fryer recipes you can cook this holiday season? You can find 28 Delicious Holiday Air Fryer Recipes that consist of main dishes, sides, desserts, snacks and breakfast ideas to cook this Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s.
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Is your air fryer your new favorite small appliance? I get it! An air fryer is the perfect way to cook food in a healthier way by circulating hot air instead of deep frying or sautéing. You are able to enjoy food that stays crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Plus, it’s not only delicious and better for you, it makes clean up a breeze.
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Since the holiday season is just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about holiday prep. So, what better way to get use of your most favorite appliance than to utilize it to the fullest for your upcoming holiday meal.
What am I able to cook in my air fryer for the holidays?
You can cook your entire holiday meal completely in your air fryer. This list of 28 air fryer holiday recipes include main dishes such as turkey, roast chicken, steak and scallops. You will find side dishes that include sweet potato casserole stacks, squash, green beans, and rolls.
No holiday meal is complete without desserts. Try some air fryer pumpkin turnovers or cheesecake. There are also a few breakfast and snack ideas to enjoy during the holidays.
The best part of this list is that you can cook one or two items or go big and make the entire meal in your air fryer. Think of all the time you will save with clean-up. I know for me personally, it’s one of my least favorite jobs after enjoying a big holiday meal.
Enjoy these delicious air fryer recipes for your next holiday get together. I’ve included some holiday air fryer meal ideas using these recipes at the end for inspiration.
28 Delicious Holiday Air Fryer Recipes
Breakfast Ideas for the Holiday
Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls–The Busted Oven
Holiday morning brunch wouldn’t be complete without fresh cinnamon rolls. These homemade air fryer cinnamon rolls are quick, easy and so, so good.
Air Fryer Caramel Stuffed Apple Donuts–The Moody Blonde
This recipe for air fryer caramel stuffed apple donuts is easy and fabulous. You’ll love it!
Air Fryer Pumpkin Muffins–The Six Figure Dish
Enjoy these air fryer pumpkin muffins with a cup of hot coffee. They’re topped with a crunchy pecan streusel topping and are extra soft and fluffy on the inside.
Looking for more delicious breakfast ideas to cook in your air fryer?
- 17 Best Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes-breakfast recipes that you can take on the go or enjoy with the family-all cooked in your air fryer.
Air Fryer Main Dishes for the Holiday
Air Fryer Turkey Breast and Gravy-House of Nash Eats
Let this Air Fryer Turkey Breast cook on the counter while all your sides cook in the oven! This tender turkey recipe is the perfect go-to for the holidays, especially if you are short on time or only cooking for a few people!
Air Fryer Turkey Breast–Love From the Oven
Air Fryer Turkey Breast just might be the easiest and most delicious way to prepare Thanksgiving dinner. Juicy, full of flavor and golden brown, the air fryer does an amazing job of making turkey in under an hour.
Air Fryer Whole Chicken–Budget Delicious
Yes, you really can cook a whole chicken in air fryer! This no-fail recipe is faster than the traditional oven method, and gives you a perfectly cooked chicken every time! This recipe is great for weekly meal prep.
Air Fryer Steak with Garlic Butter–Dinner at the Zoo
This air fryer steak is tender beef coated in seasonings, then air fried to golden brown perfection and topped with garlic and herb butter.
Air Fryer Scallops–Aleka’s Get Together
These quick and easy Air Fryer Scallops are flavored with lemon, garlic and tarragon. They take less than 10 minutes to whip up and make a fancy appetizer that pairs perfectly with white wine.
Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Scallops–Monday is Meatloaf
Air Fryer Bacon Scallops are very easy and turn out perfectly cooked every time! These work well as an appetizer or entrée for a special holiday occasion.
Holiday Side Dishes to Cook in Your Air Fryer
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Casserole Stacks-XOXO Bella
Air fryer sweet potato casserole stacks make a delicious side dish for all kinds of dishes. This sliced yam casserole is a breeze to prepare and it tastes so good.
Air Fryer Baby Potatoes– Bite on the Side
Roasted baby potatoes have never been quicker or easier to make than with the air fryer. The take minutes to prep and cook quickly and you just need a few ingredients. With perfectly crispy edges and soft and buttery middles, they are perfect for any occasion!
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes–Healthy Recipes 101
A dish of yogurt and cheddar-flavored centers, these air fryer baked potatoes are a decadent treat. They’re finished with crispy bacon bits to create a texture-rich side for your mains.
Air Fryer Butternut Squash–Caramel Tinted Life
Air Fryer Butternut squash is an easy way to make perfect roasted butternut squash. A quick and delicious side dish for Fall/Autumn and the holidays.
Air Fryer Green Beans– The Forked Spoon
The best Air Fryer Green Beans are tender, crisp, and perfectly seasoned with a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Enjoy these deliciously snackable green beans as an easy holiday side dish.
Air Fryer Asparagus–Simply Stacie
The perfect healthy side dish recipe that is ready in minutes in the air fryer. Crispy roasted asparagus is seasoned to perfection for a quick and easy addition to your family’s dinner.
Air Fryer Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Bacon– Flavour and Savour
Crispy air-fried Brussels sprouts seasoned with balsamic vinegar and bacon make a crave-worthy side dish! This air fryer Brussels sprouts recipe makes a side dish you’ll want to make again and again!
Air Fryer Baby Carrots– Bites with Bri
These Air Fryer Baby Carrots are the most flavor yet simple side dish. They are the perfect accompaniment to any protein or side for upcoming holiday meals. The baby carrots are tossed with a few simple ingredients, roasted in the air fryer, and served over a bed of whipped feta because cheese is a must when it comes to vegetables.
Air Fryer Cauliflower– The Typical Mom
Air fryer cauliflower is the perfect holiday side dish.
Honey Mustard Air Fryer Parsnips-Bucket List Tummy
Air Fryer Parsnips are an easy and healthy side option, ready in just 20 minutes. Honey mustard parsnips combine honey, dijon mustard and a handful of spices for a healthy veggie side for the holidays.
Find more easy and tasty air fryer side dishes here:
- 29 Delicious Air Fryer Side Dishes– simple sides that not only taste delicious but are healthy for you.
Frozen Rolls in Air Fryer–Home Cooked Harvest
For major holidays like Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas, when there isn’t a ton of room in the oven, the air fryer swoops in and saves the day. All you need to make Air Fryer Dinner Rolls is melty butter and a package of frozen dinner rolls.
Air Fryer Cornbread– Went There 8 This
Take your cornbread up a notch with this Air Fryer Cornbread recipe. It’s soft and buttery with a subtle sweetness and crispy edges!
Air Fryer Holiday Desserts
Air Fryer Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Pecans–Trop Rockin
Make traditional baked apples even easier in the air fryer! Stuffed with a simple cinnamon pecan crumble, these individual holiday desserts are the ultimate holiday dessert.
Air Fryer Pumpkin Turnovers–Brooklyn Active Mama
Fall is such a fun time for food and today and these Easy Air Fryer Pumpkin Turnovers that will satisfy your pumpkin cravings!
Air Fryer Pumpkin Dessert–Fun Happy Home
It’s that time of year where pumpkin is taking center stage! And I know you are going to absolutely love this Air Fryer Pumpkin Dessert!
Berry Bread Pudding– Piping Pot Curry
This easy Berry Bread Pudding is the best dessert (or breakfast) to satisfy those sweet cravings. It is creamy, decadent and so easy to make in the air fryer, oven or even the instant pot. Perfect to serve to the family or for entertaining!
Air Fryer Twix Cheesecake– Savor and Savvy
This quick and easy Air Fryer Cheesecake starts with a cookie crust, adds a caramel cheesecake, and is topped with a chocolate ganache. Simple steps to make this holiday favorite early and freeze for the main event.
Love desserts? Me too!! Here are a few more air fryer dessert recipes you might like to try:
Holiday Snacks for Your Air Fryer
Candied Cashews and Pecans-Simple Fresh N Yum
Cashews and Pecans tossed in cinnamon sugar & egg white mixture and roasted until crunchy to make this dangerously addictive candied cashews and pecans
Honey Roasted Pistachios– The Kitchen Bucket List
Enjoy these honey-roasted pistachios as a sweet treat. The combination of honey to these healthy little seeds, yup they are seeds, is the perfect snack.
An air fryer is the perfect way to cook your holiday appetizers. These 18 Quick Air Fryer Appetizer Recipes are sure to please at your next holiday party or New Year’s Eve bash.
Holiday Air Fryer Meal Combinations
- Turkey Breast and Gravy
- Sweet Potato Casserole Stacks
- Green Beans
- Pumpkin Turnovers
- Whole Chicken
- Baby Potatoes
- Baked Apples
- Baked Potato
Of course, more than one side is always better but this is just to show you that it is possible to cook an entire holiday meal in your air fryer. You can mix and match to create your perfect holiday dinner.
Is an air fryer still on your wish list?
If you haven’t decided to purchase an air fryer yet because you’re still unsure, then hopefully this list helped to show you all the amazing foods you can enjoy in your air fryer…even holiday foods.
A lot of people assume that an air fryer is only good for cooking frozen foods (I was one of those people at first) But, I’m so glad that I decided to take the plunge and order one a few years ago. It has quickly become my absolute favorite small appliance.
Here is the air fryer that I have and it’s the perfect size for my family of four. If you would like to learn more about this versatile small appliance you can with these 20 Best Air Fryer Tips for Beginners.
Do you want to learn how to get the most out of your new air fryer?
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I’m hoping that these 28 Holiday Air Fryer Recipes have inspired you to plan a delicious holiday feast for your family this year. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
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