Most air fryers come with a recipe book helping you get started with cooking in your new lean mean frying machine. After a while however, you maybe want to try something a little different and that’s where air fryer cookbooks come in handy.
Aside from learning new recipes you might also learn a new way to use your air fryer.
Best Air Fryer Cookbooks
I have selected the best air fryer cookbooks available.
Most of these are available in paperback and digital version, so click through to see the options available to you!
TIP: the images in this article are clickable!
Paula Deen Air Fryer Cookbook
Paula Deen, the Queen of Southern Cooking, has launched an air fryer cookbook with 150 recipes that are diverse and delicious!
You will find recipes for appetizers, desserts, side dishes, main dishes and there’s even a whole section devoted to potatoes!
The recipes are delicious and easy to follow with colorful pictures. Paula also has wonderful guidelines on cooking with the air fryer. She lists standard foods with the cooking time and temperature, which is no doubt a great help for many!
Must-try recipes: Air fried Mac & Cheese Squares and of course her Southern Fried Chicken, which tastes like it’s deep fried.
Air Fry Genius by Meredith Laurence (The Blue Jean Chef)
Meredith Laurence (aka The Blue Jean Chef) is fast becoming one of my favorite chefs! Her 2nd air fryer cookbook titled “Air Fry Genius” has just come out and I love it!
The book contains over 100+ new recipes, but Meredith also shares some tips and tricks with us.
There’s a section in her book called “Genius Discoveries”in which she shares some things she found out after testing and trying her air fryer recipes. She tells you how she uses the air fryer for dough proofing, to bake a meatloaf, as a slow cooker and more.
Now of course the book also contains great air fryer recipes for every meal of the day including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free recipes. Best of all: all recipes are accompanied by yummy looking photo’s!
Some of my favorite recipes include:
- Spinach and artichoke white pizza
- Cheesy olive and roasted pepper bread
- Bourbon bacon burgers
- Hasselback apple crisp
Below the recipes she gives tips on how to make a recipe gluten-free.
Vegan Air Fryer Cookbook by JL Fields
When you’re vegan, you can certainly enjoy the benefits of an air fryer. Need some inspiration for vegan air fryer recipes? Look no further than the Vegan Air Fryer by JL Fields!
The book offers air fryer tips, basics for vegan food and has pictures with every recipe!
My favorites from this book are the Tempeh Fried Rice and the fruit crumble recipe.
Todd English The Air Fryer Cookbook
The air fryer cookbook by Tod English contains 70 recipes for appetizers, side dishes, desserts, fries and more. Smokey BBQ ribs, Fried Buffalo wings, Coconut shrimp and berry crumbs are just a small example of the recipes in this air fryer cookbook.
Must-try recipe: The skirt steak
My GoWISE USA Air Fryer Cookbook by Harlan Fowler
The GoWise air fryer cookbook contains 100 recipes for breakfast, mains, seafood, appetizers, dessert and more.There’s a great variety in recipes: meat-lovers will love the Air fried Philly cheese-steak or the Buffalo fried chicken wings, while vegetarians will delight in the veggie samosas and the cheesy spinach stuffed shells.
The recipe directions are numbered step by step for easy cooking and is a much appreciated feature by people who bought the book.
Must-try recipe: Apple cinnamon empanadas for breakfast and the fried pork quesadillas.
Air Fry Everything Cookbook by Meredith Laurence
Meredith Laurence aka “The Blue Jean Chef” has released an air fryer cookbook with 130 recipes including restaurant makeover recipes like beer battered onion rings and shrimp egg rolls.
Meredith wants to show us that the air fryer can do more than just air fry frozen foods like fries and nuggets. I have to say that she is right; there are so many amazing recipes to be made with the air fryer and her book will give you both the recipes and the inspiration.
What draws me the most to this recipe book, however, are the down to earth recipes and the Meredith’s teaching style: simple, structured and easy to read.
Must-try recipes: Cinnamon rolls with icing and Cherry Chipotle chicken wings.
The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook by Linda Larsen
The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook by Linda Larsen contains a collection of the author’s favorite recipes for the air fryer. There are more than 100 recipes, tips and cooking and conversion charts in the book.
If you’re short on time you’ll love this book, because all the recipes were chosen for appeal, ease and speed.
Must-try recipes: Scotch eggs and Spicy Thai Beef Stir-Fry
Air Fryer Cookbook: In the Kitchen by Allison Waggoner
The Air Fryer Cookbook: In the Kitchen by Allison Waggoner is the first hot air fryer cookbook I ever bought. It’s filled with recipes for breakfast, mains, sides, desserts and snacks and I have tried a lot of them already.
There’s a FAQ section in there and also a handy cooking guide for the most common foods with cooking times and temperatures.
Must-try recipes: Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake and Ravioli Cruncholi