The air fryer is what microwaves always promised to be. These 30 low-carb keto air fryer recipes demonstrate the appliance’s versatility. You can air fry meat, vegetables, eggs and even chocolate cakes, with none of the bubbling grease used in deep fat fryers.
Tip: use avocado, olive oil, coconut oil or ghee cooking spray with your air fryer ingredients and you can throw your seed oils in the trash forever.
Millions of air fryers arrived in kitchens this year, they were one of 2018’s most popular gifts. These keto air fryer recipes mean you’ll enjoy faster cooking times (no waiting for the oven to come up to temperature), less waste, less cleaning, less energy used or wasted.
Everyone should own one. Everyone probably will!
1. Perfect Air Fryer Steak with Garlic Butter
If you’re wondering how to make the perfect air fryer steak than look no further. This method of cooking steak in the air fryer provides perfect juicy steak each and every time.
2. Air Fryer Ribeye with Coffee and Spice
This one is special. The best part of this air fryer steak is the sear! How to make an actual sear happen by using an air fryer? Coffee and brown sugar! The coffee adds color and the sugar caramelizes for texture under high heat. OK, not strictly keto with brown sugar, but it’s worth it on this occasion.
3. Perfect Air Fryer Salmon
I would have never guessed making salmon in an air fryer would have produced the most tender and juicy salmon every time. I promise this Perfect Air Fryer Salmon will become your new way to conquer salmon in the kitchen.
4. Air Fryer Bulgogi Burgers
These Bulgogi Burgers are actually some of the best burgers I’ve ever eaten. For low carb/keto, you’ll want to wrap this in with lettuce leaves and enjoy it that way. If you aren’t low carbing, have them in a soft bun and enjoy the old-fashioned way!
5. Air Fryer Bourbon Bacon Burger
When the burgers and bourbon bacon are cooked to your liking, top each patty with a slice of Colby Jack cheese and air-fry for an additional minute, just to melt the cheese.
6. Air Fryer Fried Eggs
This is one of the most basic things you can make in the air fryer, it’s almost too easy and only takes about three minutes.
7. Air Fryer Hard Boiled Eggs
If you are overloaded with information on how to cook boiled eggs in the air fryer, then this is the real deal.
8. Air Fryer Keto Low Carb Scotch Eggs
Love scotch eggs but hate all the extra fat that comes with deep frying them? Two Sleevers’ Air Fried Scotch Eggs give you all the great flavor of traditional scotch eggs without the extra grease since they’re made in your Air Fryer
9. Air Fryer Carne Asada
Ever wonder what goes into an authentic Carne Asada Marinade? Well, lots of different ways to make an authentic carne asada but here is how I made mine, and then I made Air Fried Carne Asada for a quick dinner.
10. Air Fryer Healthy Eggplant Parmesan
Crispy on the outside and super soft on the inside with toppings of marinara sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese. This Air Fryer eggplant parmesan will be a super hit in the family.
11. Air Fryer Crispy Pork Belly
I love meat that is crispy on the outside, and juicy and tender on the inside. This Crispy Pork Belly Lechon Kawali is just that and it will literally melt in your mouth. It’s crunchy, delicious, and something you will want to make over and over again.
12. Crispy Keto Air-Fried Pickles
These keto friendly crunchy air fryer fried pickles are LEGIT! They are SO CRUNCHY, satisfying, and simple to whip up using the air fryer.
13. Air Fryer Low-Carb Keto Beef Satay
Air Fried Beef Satay is a super fast, very authentic recipe that requires very little hands-on time. Marinate the meat, walk away, cook for 10 minutes and eat. See how easy it to make beef satay in an oven or air fryer.
14. Low Carb Air-Fried Onion Rings
This recipe for Low Carb Air Fried Onion Rings makes for a great appetizer. Clever use of flour and bread alternatives keep them low-carb too.
15. Keto Fried Asparagus
A low carb and keto friendly version of deep fried asparagus, with a parmesan cheese and almond flour breading. This recipe uses a deep fryer, but a spray of cooking oil (use avocado or coconut rather than seed oils) and an air fryer makes for a healthier, crunchier result.
16. Air Fryer Bacon
So here we are, one of the main reasons to own an air fryer – they casually product the best bacon finish ever. Hands-off perfection. This method actually renders out a lot of the grease, but you can put that aside for later use, it’s good stuff.
17. Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken
These Buffalo Chicken Air Fryer Chicken Legs are perfect for beginners. All that great Buffalo Chicken Wing taste without the fat from deep frying.
18. Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Wings with Parmesan
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to fried chicken with the same great taste and crunch this Air Fryer Chicken Wings recipe is it.
19. Air Fryer Fried Parmesan Zucchini
All this air fryer fried parmesan zucchini requires is two zucchini, two eggs, grated parmesan cheese, almond flour, garlic powder and some Italian seasoning. Great with a yoghurt dip like tzatziki, or simply salt and pepper with a drizzle of olive oil or lemon juice.
20. Air Fryer Cauliflower Fried Rice
It is so easy to make air fried cauliflower rice in the air fryer. You can follow this recipe exactly or mix-and-match your own veggies to suit your tastes.
21. Easy Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp
This air fryer recipe gives you perfectly cooked crispy coconut shrimp perfection. Partners well with a creamy yoghurt dip or subtle chilli dip.
22. Air Fryer Coconut Curry Salmon Cakes
A great way to cook fresh salmon. If you can find wild salmon, that’s even better. Wild salmon contains a higher proportion of Omega-3 fatty acids and air frying avoids ruining that with nasty, heat-damaged seed oils. This is brain food for smart people.
23. Air Fryer Paleo Keto Chicken Coconut Meatballs
These delicious Air Fryer Low Carb Chicken Meatballs are so simple and will melt in your mouth.
24. Crunchy Air Fryer Avocado Fries
Lovely soft inside and crunchy outside, this air fryer avocado fries will blow your mind!
25. Crispy Brussel Sprouts in the Air Fryer
This recipe could convert even the staunchest sprout-hater. It’s the crispiness that makes them irresistible.
26. Best Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
What is so good about this Air fryer Buffalo Cauliflower bites? They are crunchy and kinda “meaty” at the same time.
27. Air-Fried Okra
This air-fried okra is a great recipe for air fryer skeptics. If you like old-fashioned deep fried okra, get ready for a very pleasant surprise because this healthier version actually tastes better!
28. Super Crispy Air Fryer Asian Roasted Broccoli
The air fryer makes broccoli so crispy and golden brown that you may not be able to handle how delicious your mouth thinks it is. Yup, that good.
29. Air Fryer Easy Coconut Pie
A dessert you can easily bake in the oven OR bake in an air fryer. A Delicious quick and easy gluten free pie to make anytime.
30. Air Fryer Gluten-Free Low-Carb Chocolate Lava Cake
Warm, gooey, chocolatey goodness is just a few short minutes away. This easy to make Air Fryer Gluten-Free Chocolate Lava Cake is dairy-free, low-carb, keto and THM-S.