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25 Air Fryer Appetizers That Will Make You the Life of the Party

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Air Fryer Appetizers

Get ready to level up your snacking game! With an air fryer, you can enjoy all your favorite appetizers without the guilt of deep-frying. Whether you’re throwing a party or just want a tasty snack, air fryer appetizers are quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious.

Wondering what makes air fryer appetizers so special? They give you that crispy, golden perfection with way less oil and cleanup. Say goodbye to greasy fingers and hello to mouthwatering bites that keep you coming back for more. Ready to get started? Let’s dive into a world of tasty treats that your air fryer can whip up in minutes.

1) Cheesy Bacon Jalapeño Poppers

You won’t believe how easy it is to make these Cheesy Bacon Jalapeño Poppers in your air fryer. They are perfect for any gathering or just a fun night at home.

Start by slicing the jalapeños in half and removing the seeds and ribs.

Mix cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stuff each jalapeño half with this cheesy goodness.

Wrap each stuffed jalapeño with a slice of bacon. Use toothpicks to secure the bacon if needed. Place them in the air fryer basket.

Set the air fryer to 325°F. Cook for about 12-15 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and the cheese is melted.

Remember to check on the poppers halfway through to ensure they cook evenly.

Enjoy these spicy, cheesy, and crispy bites!

2) Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

Get ready for a game-changer! These crispy Parmesan Brussels sprouts are the perfect appetizer to impress your guests.

Start by cutting your Brussels in half and rinsing them. Dry them well before tossing.

In a bowl, mix olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss the Brussels sprouts until they are well-coated.

Now, sprinkle your favorite Parmesan cheese and panko breadcrumbs over the sprouts.

Air fry at 390°F for 5 minutes. Shake halfway and continue frying until golden brown.

Serve them hot and enjoy every crunchy bite!

3) Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Ready for a spicy, crispy snack? Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are what you need! They’re crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside.

First, grab your cauliflower. Cut it into small florets. Small pieces cook more evenly.

Mix flour, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt in a bowl. Add water until it forms a batter.

Coat your florets in the batter. Make sure they’re well-covered.

Heat your air fryer to 400°F. Place the coated florets in the fryer basket. They should be in a single layer.

Cook for 15-20 minutes. Shake the basket halfway through for even frying. Your bites should be golden and crispy.

For the sauce, mix melted butter and cayenne pepper sauce. Pour it over your crispy florets.

Perfect for parties or just snacking! Enjoy!

4) Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

Get ready for a flavor explosion! These Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings are perfect for any party. First, pat the wings dry to help them get crispy.

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F. Add the wings in a single layer. Cook for about 10 minutes, then flip and cook for another 10 minutes.

While the wings cook, melt some butter in a bowl. Add minced garlic and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Toss the cooked wings in the garlic butter mix.

Serve hot and watch them disappear in minutes!

5) Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

Get ready for a delicious snack that packs a punch! Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms combine ease and flavor in every bite.

Start by gently cleaning your mushrooms with a damp cloth and removing the stems.

Mix cream cheese with a variety of ingredients like Cheddar cheese, scallions, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt.

Stuff the mushrooms with this mixture, pressing gently to fill the caps.

Preheat your air fryer to around 360°F (182°C).

Arrange the mushrooms in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

Air fry for 6-8 minutes until the tops are golden and bubbly. Serve hot and watch them disappear!

6) Sweet Potato Fries with Aioli

Sweet potato fries are a must-try appetizer, especially made in an air fryer. These fries are crispy on the outside and soft inside. They make a delicious snack or side dish for any meal.

Start by cutting sweet potatoes into fry shapes. Toss them in olive oil and your favorite spices.

Pop them into the air fryer at about 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook for 12-14 minutes, giving them a shake halfway through to ensure even cooking.

Serve with a tasty aioli. You can make a simple garlic aioli by mixing mayonnaise, minced garlic, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt.

Add a bit of chopped cilantro for a fresh twist. This combo is perfect for parties or a cozy night in. Happy snacking!

7) Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella sticks are a crowd favorite. Picture gooey cheese surrounded by a crispy, golden brown coating.

You’ll need mozzarella cheese sticks, flour, eggs, breadcrumbs, and seasonings.

Bread each stick twice for extra crunch. Pop them in the air fryer. Cook for 5-8 minutes until perfect.

8) Loaded Potato Skins

Imagine this: crispy, cheesy potato skins, straight from your air fryer. Heaven, right?

First, bake your potatoes until they’re tender. Slice them in half and scoop out most of the insides, leaving a little rim.

Brush the potato skins with cooking oil. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper for flavor.

Pop them in the air fryer at 360°F for about 5 minutes to crisp up.

Pull them out and load each skin with cheese and bacon bits.

Back into the air fryer they go for another 5 minutes.

Once the cheese is melted and bubbly, they’re ready.

Top with green onions and a dollop of sour cream. Enjoy!

9) Cajun Shrimp Skewers

Get ready to wow your guests with these spicy and flavorful Cajun Shrimp Skewers! This finger-licking appetizer is super easy to make in the air fryer.

First, soak wooden skewers in water to prevent them from burning.

Then, coat your shrimp with olive oil and Cajun seasoning for that perfect kick.

Thread the shrimp onto the skewers.

Preheat your air fryer to 370°F. Place the skewers in the air fryer basket and cook for 6-8 minutes.

Serve hot and watch these disappear fast!

10) Avocado Egg Rolls

Craving a tasty and unique appetizer? Avocado egg rolls are perfect for you! They bring a mix of creamy avocado, fresh veggies, and crispy wrappers that will make your taste buds dance.

Prep is super simple. Just mash up some ripe avocado and add diced onion, tomato, cilantro, garlic powder, lime juice, salt, and pepper. This mixture goes into egg roll wrappers.

Place the egg rolls in a single layer inside your air fryer basket. Ensuring they don’t touch each other helps them cook evenly. Lightly spray the tops with oil for extra crispiness.

Set your air fryer to 350°F and cook for 10-12 minutes. Flip them halfway through to get that golden-brown perfection on all sides. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce, like spicy mayo or sweet chili.

Benjamin Happy Muncher

Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.