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You’ll love these incredible Air Fryer Appetizers for parties, holidays, or as healthy game day snacks. All of these poppable bite-sized air fryer appetizers are perfect for a small group or even a crowd.

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The humble air fryer makes the best snacks, appetizers, and party food (remember parties?)! It creates crispy and crunchy food with less oil, more flavor, and zero fuss.

No air fryer? All of these recipes also have alternative cooking methods.

Air Fryer Tools

You’re going to need an air fryer. I have this Cosori and love it. Many people prefer an oven-style air fryer and this Ninja model is a popular option.

It is not recommended that you use a commercial nonstick cooking spray on your air fryer. It can create a hard-to-clean coating on the basket or racks and eventually lead to damage.

Instead, I use a Misto to lightly spray veggies with olive oil to get the perfect crisp on your food. I recommend spraying the vegetables on a plate or in a bowl prior to adding them to the air fryer.

Air Fryer parchment

Parchment and silicone liners are a great way to prevent food from sticking to your air fryer, and many of them also help to keep your basket/trays clean. Popular options are:

It is recommended that if using air fryer parchment, that you do not preheat the air fryer with the parchment in there. And always place food on top of the parchment while using it.

The powerful fan of air fryers can suck the parchment up to the top of the air fryer, causing it to come into contact with the heating coils.

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Air Fryer Egg Rolls {Easy Egg Roll Recipe}

Air Fryer Egg Rolls are an absolutely delicious appetizer or snack! Baked, not fried, this easy egg roll recipe is simple to make and cooks in only 9 minutes.
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Air Fryer Pickles

Homemade fried pickles in the air fryer are perfect as a healthy snack or appetizer.
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Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

Make amazing air fryer zucchini chips for your family with this simple recipe! A crunchy coating of panko breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese makes these healthier fried zucchini chips poppable and irresistible.
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Air Fryer Pizza Rolls Recipe

Ditch the store-bought frozen snacks and make your own homemade pizza rolls at home! Baked, not fried, these air fryer pizza rolls are ready in only 8 minutes and can be frozen for a quick snack.
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5 from 1 rating

Air Fryer Cheese Curds

These cheese curds in the air fryer use a baked breading method and are not deep-fried.
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Pretzel Dogs Recipe

These pretzel dogs are easy to make and taste incredible! You’ll love these pretzel hot dogs in the air fryer or oven for a fast dinner, afterschool snack, or game day treat.
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Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken

These easy air fryer popcorn chicken bites are so deliciously crispy. They use a baked breading method and are not deep-fried. No air fryer? You’ll also find stovetop methods in the post.
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Air Fryer Quesadilla

This delicious air fryer quesadilla comes together in just a few minutes with just a few ingredients. Perfect for fast dinners, lunches, or snacks, they’re also easy enough for kids to make on their own. 
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Grilled Tomatoes With Cheese

Full of flavor, these grilled tomatoes with cheese will be your new favorite appetizer or side dish. Juicy tomatoes and feta cheese are grilled on the BBQ, roasted in the oven, or baked in the air fryer.
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Air Fryer Texas Toast

This Texas Toast in the Air Fryer is an easy and delicious side dish that is ready in a flash!
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Curly Fries in the Air Fryer

These frozen curly fries in the air fryer are so deliciously crispy. Baked, not fried, this easy air fryer side dish is simple to make and cooks in only 15 minutes.
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Frozen Onion Rings in the Air Fryer

These air fryer frozen onion rings are so deliciously crispy. Baked, not fried, this easy air fryer appetizer is simple to make and cooks in only 11 minutes.
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Air Fryer Calzones

Perfect for fast dinners or snacks, these calzones in the air fryer are delicious!
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Air Fryer Twice-Baked Potatoes

These twice-baked potatoes in the air fryer are baked, not fried, and are packed with so much flavor with just a few ingredients.
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Frozen Crab Cakes in the Air Fryer

Cooking frozen air fryer crab cakes is incredibly easy and fast.
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Waffle Fries in the Air Fryer

Baked, not fried, these easy air fryer waffle fries are simple to make and cooks in only 13 minutes.
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Teriyaki Tempura Cauliflower

These air fryer cauliflower tempura bites are so deliciously crispy.
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Frozen Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer

Making frozen egg rolls in the air fryer is incredibly easy and fast. This easy grab-and-go air fryer snack is simple to make and cooks in under 15 minutes.
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Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in Air Fryer

These frozen sweet potato fries in air fryer are so deliciously crispy. Baked, not fried, this easy air fryer appetizer is simple to make and cooks in only 13 minutes.
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Fried Artichoke Hearts

Crispy and dippable, you're going to love these fried artichoke hearts in the air fryer! Perfect as a healthy side dish or appetizer, a plate of air-fried artichoke hearts will be a new favorite!
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French Bread Pizza in Air Fryer

This incredible air fryer French bread pizza recipe comes together in just minutes with only a few ingredients. Perfect for fast dinners or snacks, they’re even easy enough for kids to make their own. 
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Air Fryer Fish Sticks

Delicious fish sticks in the air fryer have a crispy crunchy outside with flaky perfectly cooked fish inside.
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Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes

Crispy, crunchy, and super delicious, these air fryer green tomatoes will be a huge hit! Perfect as a fast appetizer or a side dish, these healthy(ish) fried green tomatoes are sure to become a family favorite.
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a plate of air fryer taquitos topped with cilantro, tomatoes, and guacamole
5 from 1 rating

Air Fryer Taquitos

These delicious homemade air fryer taquitos are packed with tons of flavor. Baked, not fried, they are perfect for fast dinners and cook in only 9 minutes! No air fryer? You’ll also find oven-baking methods in the post.
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Easy Tortilla Pizza Recipe

This incredible tortilla pizza recipe comes together in just a few minutes with only a few ingredients. Perfect for fast dinners or snacks, they're even easy enough for kids to make their own. 
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Making frozen air fryer popcorn shrimp is incredibly easy and fast! This easy grab-and-go air fryer snack is simple to make and cooks in about 6 minutes.
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Air Fryer Okra

Crispy, crunchy, and so poppable, this air fryer okra will be a huge hit! Perfect as a quick appetizer, side dish, or a healthy game-day snack, fried okra in the air fryer is sure to become a crowd favorite. 
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Air Fryer Pretzel Bites {Soft Pretzel Bites}

These air fryer pretzel bites are so easy to make and taste amazing! Chewy, soft, and perfectly salty, you'll love this soft pretzel bites recipe.
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Air Fryer Cookies

These air fryer chocolate chip cookies are an easy dessert that doesn't require heating up your kitchen.
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Air Fryer Ravioli

Crispy and packed with flavor, these air fryer ravioli are a fun and poppable treat! Perfect as a quick appetizer or a healthy game-day snack, toasted ravioli is sure to become a crowd favorite.
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Mac and Cheese Egg Rolls are an absolutely delicious appetizer or snack!
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Baked, not fried, these air fryer dumplings are simple to make and cooks in only 11 minutes.
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These biscuits in the air fryer are a delicious addition to any meal!
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Apple Pie Egg Rolls are a delicious naturally sweetened air fryer dessert (or breakfast)!
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Zesty Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower is a delicious appetizer, side, or snack!
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Whip up a batch of cinnamon pretzel bites with apple syrup for a quick and fun treat!
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A delicious and fast treat, this Air Fryer Chex Mix will become a snack time staple.
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Perfectly grilled, these frozen shrimp in the air fryer are great for fast dinners and cook in only 5 minutes! 
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Air Fryer Green Bean Fries

Baked, not fried, these crispy green beans are simple to make and cook in only 10 minutes!
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These crispy Air Fryer Potato Skins are packed with tons of flavor and are baked, not fried.
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