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31 Air Fryer Snacks, Sides, Main Dishes, And Desserts To Make For The Holidays

Your entire holiday menu is covered.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been using your Air Fryer religiously ever since finally giving into the hype and buying one.

Well, why not use your favorite appliance for your next holiday celebration? Below you’ll find a bunch of Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years recipes that are air fried and fabulous — including appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts.

A sliced, glazed ham in the basket of an air fryer on top of aluminum foil.

A spiral glazed ham with oranges on a serving platter.

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Don’t stress about the centerpiece of your holiday table. Rather, brush the ham with a simple glaze made with brown sugar, honey, orange juice, and mustard, and air fry it until crispy on the outside.

Recipe: Air Fryer Glazed Ham

A baking dish full of crispy breaded broccoli cheese bites.

A hand holding a crispy broccoli cheese bite.

Uncooked bacon wrapped scallops ready for the air fryer.

A plate of scallops wrapped in crispy bacon with arugula on the side.

Uncooked jalapeño popper balls ready for the air fryer.

A plate of crispy jalapeño popper balls with a cheesy filling.

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You don’t need even a drop of oil to “fry” these golden brown and spicy cheese balls, which get their flavor from a mixture of bacon, jalapeños, and scallions.

Recipe: Air Fryer Jalapeño Popper Balls

Wonton wrappers topped with crab filling.

A plate of crispy crab rangoon with chili dipping sauce.

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Wonton wrappers are stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese, lump crab meat, Worcestershire, and garlic powder. The result is a crispy-on-the-outside and cheesy-on-the-inside snack worthy of a holiday gathering.

Recipe: Air Fryer Crab Rangoon


Air Fryer Ravioli

Crispy toasted ravioli with dipping sauce.

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As if cheese-filled ravioli weren’t decadent enough, these are coated with panko and Parmesan, then popped into the air fryer until the crust turns nice and toasted. Serve it with marinara sauce for dipping.

Recipe: Air Fryer Ravioli

Ingredients for air fried olives including olives, breadcrumbs, cheese, and spices.

A skillet full of fried olives with dipping sauce.

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Salty, cheesy, and crunchy, these little Parmesan-stuffed and breaded olives are a finger food guaranteed to impress.

Recipe: Air Fried Olives

Asparagus wrapped in bacon, ready to be air fried.

A plate of asparagus wrapped in crispy bacon.

Salami and mozzarella cheese on top of an egg roll wrapper.

Crispy cheesy salami egg rolls.


Air Fryer Crab Cakes

A plate of air fried crab cakes topped with herbs and spicy sauce.

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Rather than use lots of oil to fry crab cakes on the stove, pop these babies into your air fryer. They get perfectly browned on all sides and taste so fresh when topped with a spicy remoulade made with tartar sauce, Dijon, lemon, and mayo.

Recipe: Air Fryer Crab Cakes

A bowl of diced, roasted potatoes topped with herbs.

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If there’s one side dish you could make for just about any holiday, it’s crispy roasted potatoes. These come together in about 30 minutes, and they taste deep-fried despite the fact they call for just one teaspoon of oil.

Recipe: Crispy Air Fryer Ranch Potatoes

Nine zucchini pancakes cooking in the basket of an air fryer.

A stack of air fried zucchini fritters on a plate.

A crispy-skinned turkey breast in a serving bowl.

A turkey breast, sliced to reveal tender white meat beneath the crispy brown skin.

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Any good holiday turkey should boast seriously crispy skin and tender, moist meat. This air fryer turkey breast excels in both criteria.

Recipe: Air Fryer Turkey Breast

Two halves of a garlic Parmesan spaghetti squash.

A fork pulling the cheesy interior out of a halved spaghetti squash.

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In the oven, spaghetti squash takes about an hour, but this air fryer version cuts the cooking time in half. Brushed with olive oil, Parmesan, garlic, and white wine vinegar, this is the only way you’ll want to eat spaghetti squash from here on out.

Recipe: Air Fryer Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

Uncooked meatballs in the basket of an air fryer.

An air fryer basket filled with meatballs.

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Thanks to your air fryer, meatballs achieve that perfect golden-brown char around the entire surface area. Serve these on top of a big ol’ bowl of pasta or as an appetizer with marinara for dipping.

Recipe: Air Fryer Meatballs

Four pieces of salmon topped with basil, mayonnaise and Parmesan sauce.

A plate of crispy Parmesan basil crusted salmon with arugula salad on the side.

Air fried calamari on a plate.

Someone holding a ring of fried calamari.

A few coconut-crusted shrimp in the basket of an air fryer.

Crispy coconut shrimp on a plate with a bowl of dipping sauce.

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Made with just five ingredients — shrimp, cornstarch, coconut flakes, salt, and egg whites — this coconut-crusted shrimp tastes surprisingly fancy.

Recipe: Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

A pork tenderloin rubbed with spices on a plate.

An air-fried crispy pork tenderloin sliced into pieces.

Rolling up dough with cinnamon sugar filling.

Air fried cinnamon rolls with vanilla icing on top.

Would you believe me if I told you this sweet and savory dessert calls for just two ingredients? That’s right. All you need are Oreos and croissant dough.

Recipe: Air Fryer Oreo Beignets

Four ramekins filled with chocolate batter in an air fryer.

Four chocolate lava cakes in ramekins in an air fryer.

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These gooey, individual chocolate cakes are baked in ramekins inside the basket of your air fryer. Best of all, they call for just five ingredients: butter, chocolate chips, eggs, sugar, and self-rising flour.

Recipe: Air Fryer Chocolate Lava Cake

What’s your favorite holiday recipe to make in an Air Fryer? Share in the comments!

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