An air fryer excels at making crispy, bite sized appetizers! You can make appetizers for watching football or just for a fun family dinner. This collection of 40+ air fryer appetizers has something for everyone, whether you are looking for keto, gluten free, paleo or just yummy appetizer ideas.
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The best thing about an air fryer is that it lets get fried food taste with less oil, which means less calories. And nowhere is that more important than in making appetizers, since so many of the most delicious appetizers are fried.
With an air fryer you can make classic appetizers like chicken wings and meatballs, along with healthier options like crispy cauliflower and zucchini chips. And because these appetizers aren’t deep fried they are better for you.
Appetizers Aren’t Just for Parties
We tend to think of parties when we think of appetizers, but they are great anytime. Make 3 or 4 air fryer appetizers and a selection of dipping sauces for dinner one night and your family will think it is a brilliant idea!
Right now football playoffs are underway, so it is the perfect time to make some appetizers to eat while you enjoy the games, even if you aren’t hosting a gathering.
How to Serve Air Fryer Appetizers
The best way to serve these air fryer appetizers is to set up a few serving platters with a selection of finger foods for easy grab and go. Serving lots of finger food means fewer dished to clean up – which is always a win.
A basic rule of thumb is to have 3-4 different types of appetizers for 8-10 people. I like to include at least one semi-healthy choice among the appetizers, even if it is just carrot and celery sticks.
Along with the appetizers include a selection of dipping sauces in a collection of pretty bowls! Here are some of my favorite dipping sauces:
Additionally some appetizers have condiments that just have to be included if you are serving them! If you are making chicken wings you need Blue cheese dressing. And a blooming onion has to have blooming onion sauce!
You can find my collection of the Best 40+ air fryer appetizers here. As a bonus I’ve included a recipe for one of the most delicious and iconic appetizers, Air Fryer Chicken Wings! See the list of appetizers below, or jump right to the chicken wing recipe.
These easy Air Fryer Pigs in a Blanket are the tastiest appetizer or game day snack. They’re made with only four ingredients and cooked in just six minutes, so they’re simple to make and always a crowd pleaser!
Air fryer samosa, an absolute family favorite, are easy to make at home. These crispy dough pockets are stuffed with potatoes and peas and air fried to give them a healthier twist. They make a perfect starter or side dish or buffet food for your next party.
Looking for a healthier appetizer for the big game or your next get-together? These Air Fryer Burger Bites will be the hit of the party for kids and grown ups alike, and they’re Paleo, Whole30, Keto, and Low Carb!