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Air fryer dinner recipes on a budget

The air fryer became an instant hit in kitchens around the globe when it burst onto the culinary scene in 2010. Of its many perks, air frying is fast and convenient with minimal clean-up or preheating required, versatile thanks to the different attachments, and is a healthier alternative to frying in oil. There’s so much to love about this appliance! Test out the features for yourself with these 5 easy air fryer recipes.

1. Spiced chicken with quinoa and greens salad

Seasoned with ground cumin, coriander and paprika, this flavourful chicken breast is a super easy and tasty main cooked in the air fryer. Think of it as a lighter take on a pub-style grilled chicken – tender and succulent with a fraction of the oil. We’ve served ours with a leafy quinoa salad and tangy lemon and tahini dressing ideal for busy weeknights.

2. Sweet potato nachos with beans and avocado

Nachos are favourite for their ease and versatility, and these sweet potato nachos are a fantastic vegan option made even simpler in the air fryer. The thinly sliced potatoes are perfectly crispy in just 20 minutes, perfect for scooping up those delicious toppings. Loaded with beans, avocado, zucchini and eggplant, this is one of the best healthy family air fryer recipes out there.

3. Salmon and zucchini kebabs with sweet potato salad

This is a great option for a summer lunch or dinner – it’s lightweight, super easy, and pretty on the plate. Served with baked sweet potato cubes and a fresh salad with cucumber and cashews, these delicious salmon and zucchini kebabs are cooked through in just 8 minutes. Fried fish never tasted so fresh.

4. Pork, walnut and blue cheese sausage rolls

Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or just looking forward to leftovers for lunch, these delicious air fryer sausage rolls are a hot ticket. The combination of pork, blue cheese, walnuts and parsley provides unbeatable flavour and is perfectly juicy wrapped in sesame seed pastry. Add some veggies with air fryer asparagus or amp up the comfort factor with these air fryer corn ribs.

5. Turkey, dill and lemon meatballs with fennel salad

Hunting for protein-rich air fryer recipes for family dinner? These gluten-free turkey meatballs are a superb option. The meatballs are lightly browned, slightly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Done in just 15 minutes in the air fryer, they’re served on a bed of rice with sweet, chargrilled corn and a refreshing fennel and radish salad.