In recent years, the air fryer has become a staple in kitchens worldwide. This tool allows us to achieve crunchy, crispy textures without using any fattening, unhealthy oil. Win!
Air fryers are also suitable to cook keto recipes in (see also “Best Instant Pot Air Fryer Recipes“). Many people think that keto recipes have to be boring and plain but when using an air fryer, you can enjoy some of the tastiest meals you’ve ever had.
Today, we are going to guide you through 15 of the best keto air fryer recipes for you to try at home (see also “Best Keto Chicken Breast Recipes“). These are tasty and healthy low carb recipes to help you stick to your keto diet.
And, not only are the following dishes bursting with delicious flavors, but they also provide irresistible textures.
Hungry? Let’s get stuck in!
Tasty Keto Air Fryer Recipes
First up is this incredible simple chicken thighs air fryer recipe from Jennfier Banz. Make these thighs and your house will smell divine! The meat is crispy on the outside but wonderfully juicy and tender on the inside.
You can also add garlic and paprika seasoning to make the perfect blend. To be honest, the chicken is so tasty, any seasonings you pick should work a treat!
More often than not, homemade fish sticks and chicken tenders can go crispy on one side and soggy on the other when cooked in the oven. Thankfully, this is not an issue when cooking these fish sticks in an air fryer.
The hot air circulates around all the food so all sides of the fish sticks are as crispy as each other (no more sogginess!) Simply turn them in the air fryer for even cooking and they’ll be done in no time.
Bet you’ve never had bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeños before! Well, that needs to change with this delicious recipe. Here, we have roasted jalapeños loaded with soft cream cheese and wrapped in slices of bacon.
Perfect for parties and as a snack, these bad boys are super easy to make. But, be warned – they are also super addictive!
For this meat lover’s recipe, all you need are four ounces of cooked beef (see also “Best Shredded Beef Recipes“) and two teaspoons of garlic butter. A quick glance at the recipe and you’ll be amazed at how straightforward and quick it is.
Once you tuck into this air fried steak, you will be blown away by its quality. Perfect for family meals, we’re pretty sure this recipe will become a staple in your home.
Struggling to get the kids to eat their greens? Well, here’s a secret recipe to trick them! These Parmesan air fried Brussels sprouts are so tasty, even your anti-veggie kids will love them.
Simply blanch them before adding any seasonings and then cook in the air fryer to avoid burning the layers. Cook them right through and then finish in the air fryer.
The end result is delectable to say the least. Crisp, tender, and oozing with sensational flavor. Who knew Brussels sprouts could be so tasty?
Love pork? Well, if you do, this keto-friendly boneless pork airy fryer recipe is one to try today. Complete with a Parmesan crust, this pork is juicy and cooked to absolute perfection.
Best of all, the recipe is quick and easy to follow so you and your family can enjoy this scrumptious recipe in little to no time.
If meat isn’t your thing (or even if it is), you have to try this asparagus with lemon and Parmesan recipe. All you need is a little seasoning on top and the taste that comes from this veggie is extraordinary (see also “Top Substitutes For Accent Seasoning“).
Chop up the asparagus rather than leave it in its stalk form for bite size pieces to nibble on. This will also make it easier to cook in your air fryer and, of course, enjoy afterward.
Hard boiled eggs may be a humble snack but when prepared in an air fryer, they take on a world of their own!
Just as easy as boiling them on an oven top, these air fried hard boiled eggs may take a little longer (15 minutes), but the taste is divine.
Oh, and it also saves you energy and money by using your air fryer rather than the stove. More money for you, less for the energy companies – that’s what we want to hear!
Cooking steak at home can be hit and miss. You can easily overdo it and end up with a tough, hard to eat piece of meat. That is unless you follow this air fryer recipe. Simply chop your steak into bite-size pieces and start cooking in the air fryer.
Flip them a few times as they cook to ensure they cook evenly all over. By the end, you can enjoy tender pieces of steak with crispy edges that are bursting with a meaty flavor and texture.
The mushrooms are also perfectly crispy, but you can use some cipollini onions instead if you prefer.
10. Roast Beef
This is a one juicy meaty dish that will go down a storm with family and friends. This air fryer roast beef recipe is easy to do and very quick to prepare.
We highly recommend this for any special occasion, especially around the holidays as the taste will take your breath away. The beef melts in your mouth leaving you wanting more every time.
11. Keto Shrimp
If you’re a seafood fan, this is the recipe for you. Keto-friendly, this shrimp air fryer recipe creates the crunchiest, breaded shrimp you’ll ever try.
As you may know, making this can be a challenge without a deep-fat fryer, but when prepared in the air fryer, they are the best we have ever had! And, the healthiest!
The recipe also has a delicious sauce to complete the shrimp dish, but make sure you use xantham gum to thicken the sauce up. Heaven for your taste buds!
The sheer horror many people have when going on diets is when they find out they can’t enjoy their favorite snacks, such as mozzarella sticks.
And, whilst the keto diet can be restrictive, it doesn’t mean all tasty treats are off limits.
With an air fryer, you can still enjoy tasty mozzarella sticks (praise the lord!) For this, you can use part-skim mozzarella string cheese. This has low moisture content so it doesn’t end up a mess in your air fryer.
Make sure you also freeze the cheese with the breading included before frying to keep the shape. But, once you start frying, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make these tasty treats.
It doesn’t get much healthier than this air fryer radish recipe. Crispy on their outsides and tender on their insides, these radishes are good enough to enjoy on their own.
Add some seasoning and you will be nibbling on these like they are party food. Ready in only 20 minutes, these are a fantastic low-carb alternative to traditional potatoes.
14. Turkey Wings
Air fried turkey wings are perfect finger food for any party and occasion. This turkey wings recipe is easy to make and the end result is heavenly. Juicy, crispy turkey wings to satisfy your taste buds.
Serve these at Thanksgiving or at Christmas and your guests and family will go wild!
15. Classic Pizza
Pizza? On a diet? Yes! This low-carb air fryer classic pizza recipe will satisfy your pizza cravings and you can enjoy it without feeling guilty. The crusts are made from cauliflower with no additives or preservatives affecting your keto diet.
Although this takes a little preparation, once the dough is ready, you just have to pre-cook the pizza before loading on your favorite keto-friendly toppings.
Cooking time is minimal and the air fryer helps to keep the crusts firm and tasty. If the family wants it on the pizza too, simply use the same ingredients but make a larger pizza. Happy family!
Air fryers are the perfect kitchen companion for anyone on a keto diet. Above are just 15 of our favorite keto-friendly air fryer recipes for you to have a go at home.
Let us know which is your favorite and if you have any recommendations for us to try!
Thanks for reading and happy air frying!