21 Best Air Fryer Thanksgiving Recipes
Here is a round-up of the best Air Fryer Thanksgiving recipes that are delicious and easy to make. Save space in your regular oven when you’re cooking for the holidays this year. This round-up includes 21 side dishes, main dishes, and dessert recipes.
Using the Air Fryer at Thanksgiving
Do you plan to use your air fryer for the holidays? I know I will be using mine! In fact, I will probably make at least 2-3 dishes including Air Fryer Turkey Tenderloin and Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts with bacon. My husband has already requested these Thanksgiving dinner dishes and that will leave room in my oven to make other things like pie.
If you’re new to air frying, then you might not know that it’s essentially a small convection oven. This means that you can cook almost anything in your air fryer basket that you would normally cook in a regular oven.
When talking about Thanksgiving day, this means that you can cook items like green beans, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, pork chops, and even turkey in the air fryer. I’ve even included some air fryer desserts that you can add to your Thanksgiving menu that might end up being the star of the show.
Besides saving space in your regular oven, using the air fryer during the holiday season means that you’ll reduce the cooking time for most items and speed up the time you’ll need to spend on your Thanksgiving feast. Less time in the kitchen means more time for spending with your loved ones.
If you don’t have an air fryer yet, then it’s time to grab one. I’ve make a list of the best air fryers under $100.
It will likely be too hard to find a turkey small enough to fit into most air fryer baskets. You are better off cooking a whole chicken or a turkey breast in your air fryer.
Yes, you can! You’ll need a small baking dish that will fit inside your air fryer. Here’s a great dairy-free air fryer pumpkin pie recipe from Air Fryer Eats.
Now onto the recipes! All of these are healthy and made with real food ingredients. And, don’t miss my article on how to eat clean during the holidays for even more motivation and support.
When you’re looking for Thanksgiving side dishes or the main course recipes, I’ve got you covered. I’ve been using an air fryer for many years now, and I’ve tested all of these delicious recipes. I hope you find some dishes to add to your holiday menu.
Air Fryer Thanksgiving Recipes
Here are the best healthy air fryer side dishes to make for Thanksgiving.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes with Cinnamon
Sweet potatoes are another classic ingredient for the holidays. Everyone loves this simple dish.
Air Fryer Baby Carrots
Everyone loves simple glazed carrots.
Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes
These Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes are a family favorite! They are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. So good!!!
Air Fryer Acorn Squash
Acorn squash is a wonderful healthy side dish. You can serve it plain or stuffed.
Air Fryer Green Beans
Green beans are a simple and classic side dish for the holidays.
Air Fryer Delicata Squash
Delicata squash is a true delicacy that cooks perfectly in the air fryer.
Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
This classic recipe is made so much simpler and faster in the air fryer.
Air Fryer Roasted Pumpkin
Pumpkin is a terrific roasted vegetable that you can cook easily in the air fryer. Use your favorite spices or seasonings.
Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds
Cook up the seeds from your pumpkin in the air fryer. These are a great snack while you're getting all of your other recipes made.
Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash
Make spaghetti squash right in the air fryer and serve this low-carb vegetable as a simple side dish.
Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans
This is another great time-saving recipe. Just throw a bag of frozen green beans right into the air fryer basket.
Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
Baby potatoes are crispy on the outside and creamy in the center when roasted in the air fryer. So yummy!
Try any of these delicious Air Fryer Main Dishes for Thanksgiving, including turkey tenderloin or a whole chicken.
Air Fryer Turkey Tenderloin
Turkey tenderloin is great for smaller gatherings when you don't want to cook a whole turkey.
Air Fryer Whole Chicken (Costco Copycat)
Or, try a whole roasted chicken instead of turkey if you have a small group of people to feed.
Air Fryer Pork Loin
A pork loin is another alternative to turkey. It is juicy and tender when cooked in the air fryer.
Air Fryer Pork Chops with No Breading
Pork chops are a great alternative to turkey on the Thanksgiving holiday.
Air Fryer Bone-In Chicken Thighs
Or, if you don't want to cook a whole turkey or chicken, try these juicy bone-in chicken thighs as a main course.
Here are some yummy sweets and desserts that you can make in your air fryer for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Air Fryer Baked Apples
This easy recipe is so delicious and full of fall flavors.
Air Fryer Bananas
For a unique dessert, try air fryer bananas served with ice cream.
Air Fryer Apple Crisp
This apple crisp is another great fall air fryer dessert recipe.
Air Fryer Candied Pecans
Candied pecans are great for a snack or for a sweet treat.
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I hope you enjoyed this round-up of the best air fryer recipes for your Thanksgiving meal. These are some of my favorite recipes that are tried and true. Happy holidays!!!
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