We have a collection of Instant Pot Air Fryer recipes for each design to keep your meals healthy and crispy, including dishes for Air Fryer Lid and basket, Duo Crisp + Air Fryer model and the Instant Pot Vortex Oven. From crispy fries to whole chicken and fritters, with plenty of air-fried inspiration.
ABOUT AIR FRYERS
Anything fried tastes better but is not necessarily healthier. Air fryers have given many households the option to make delicious fried comfort food with less guilt. While the foods are still able to be crispy, they aren’t submerged in a bath of oil. Air fryers use less oil (if any) and rely on the circulation of high heat similar to a convection oven.
Air fryers are more versatile too. In addition to cooking fried foods like french fries, fritters, and falafels, air frying also lets you grill a steak, roast a chicken or vegetables, bake a pizza or potatoes or meatloaf, dehydrate fruit, or crisp up some veggie chips.
The design of air fryers has significantly evolved in recent years. While more options are great, a consumer can get lost in the decision-making process. Instant Pot has a great line offering different models of air fryers to meet different needs.
INSTANT POT AIR FRYER LID
The Air Fryer Lid turns your existing Instant Pot into an air fryer enabling you to Air Fry, Broil, Bake, Roast, Reheat, & Dehydrate food. This air fryer is great if you have a regular Instant Pot already as the lid comes separately along with an air fryer basket that goes inside the pot.
A lot of Instant Pot veterans are excited about the Air Fryer Lid. You can pressure cook in the Instant Pot, then switch the lid to the Air Fryer Lid to broil or crisp up the food. The hassle of transferring dishes to broil in the oven are long gone with this new accessory. Or you can insert the basket and make crispy chicken wings just with the Air Fryer function.
Please note that Air Fryer Lid is only compatible with stainless steel inner pots and NOT compatible with ceramic inner pots. Air Fryer Lid is NOT compatible with the following models: Smart WiFi 60, Smart Bluetooth, Duo Evo Plus 60, Duo SV 60 or Max 60 nor is it interchangeable with other pressure cookers brands. Before purchasing check the model you currently own.
INTSTANT POT® DUO CRISP™ + AIR FRYER
This is an 8-quart Instant Pot + oven + air fryer lid all in one box! Great if you want to upgrade to a newer, bigger model and get the air fryer, roasting, dehydrating (11 in total) functionalities as well as pressure cooking. If you are on the market for a pressure cooker, you can buy the 2-in-1 Instant Pot Duo Crisp Air Fryer & Pressure Cooker here.
Most recipes designed for the Instant Pot Air Fryer lid can be made in the Duo Crisp, just consider that the pot is a bit bigger as it’s an 8-quart IP (hence you can make more!). Instant Pot Duo Crisp Pressure Cooker & Airfryer Review
INSTANT POT VORTEX AIR FRYER OVEN
This is a stand-alone oven and air fryer in one appliance. It’s a great option when you want to cook a small batch without heating a whole oven or house. There are trays that stack so that you can air fry a larger amount than the traditional basket style air fryer.
We’ve reviewed the Air Fryer Vortex Oven here.
Air Fryer Cookbooks:
Air Fryer Revolution: 100 Crispy, Healthy, Fast & Fresh Recipes by Urvashi Pitre
INSTANT POT AIR FRYER RECIPES (LID + BASKET)
Here are the Instant Pot air fryer recipes that will require the use of an air fryer basket inside the pressure cooker pot and the air fryer lid. If you already have an Instant Pot, you can purchase a separate Air Fryer lid that comes with a basket to go inside the pot. This is a great option for a 6-quart Instant Pot model.
All of these recipes can be made in the Instant Pod Duo Crisp + Air Fryer model as it comes with a basket and a lid.
APPLE FRITTERS WITH BROWN BUTTER GLAZE
Made with fresh apples and an easy batter, the fritters are baked in the air fryer until the edges are crispy and golden, then drizzled with a brown butter glaze while still warm. Recipe from Wine A Little Cook A Lot.
INSTANT POT AIR FRYER PUMPKIN BISCUITS
AIR FRYER CHICKEN TENDERS
Say bye-bye to grease with these Air Fryer Chicken Tenders! Made with a simple dredge, these tenders are just as crispy as their deep-fried counterparts. They’re bound to be a hit at your table for kids and adults alike. Recipe Jo Cooks.
AIR FRYER KALE CHIPS
GARLIC PARMESAN AIR FRYER FRENCH FRIES
The perfect crunch without the guilt! Parmesan and garlic seasoning give these fries five-star flavor. This recipe is so easy and delicious you’ll want to make it often. Recipe from Barbara Bakes.
CRISPY AIR FRYER CAULIFLOWER
MARINATED AIR FRYER VEGETABLES
These Marinated Air Fryer Vegetables are a great flavorful and healthy side dish. Easy and quick to prep, they are a great way to get a bit of goodness on your plate in a tasty way. Recipe from My Forking Life.
AIR FRIED PICKLES
AIR FRYER CINNAMON ROLLS
If you have an air fryer and a package of store-bought cinnamon rolls, then you’re ready to have a sweet, hot breakfast on the table for your crew in six minutes flat! Recipe from Whimsical September.
AIR FRYER CURLY ZUCCHINI FRIES
AIR FRYER BRUSSELS SPROUTS
This brussels sprouts recipe only requires four ingredients that you can customize to your liking. The pancetta and balsamic vinegar just complete the dish. Recipe from Enjoy Clean Eating.
INSTANT POT CRISPY PORK BELLY
INSTANT POT POT ROAST
(WITH AIR FRYER LID)
Pot Roast is great on its own, but browning it with the air fryer lid at the end makes it crazy delicious. Recipe from A Pinch of Healthy.
AIR FRYER STEAKS
AIR FRYER TWISTED BACON
Bacon comes out with a perfect crisp, but also has just the right amount of softness in the curls. This new trend is definitely a fun way to make bacon, and now we can share how it’s done in the air fryer. Recipe from Air Frying Foodie.
AIR FRYER POTATOES AND SAUSAGE
AIR FRYER FROZEN POT STICKERS
Are one of the easiest Asian foods to make at home because you are letting the air fryer do all the work. Pre-purchasing frozen allows you to just toss them directly into the air fryer. Recipe from Candian Cooking Adventures.
AIR FRYER CHICKEN FAJITAS
AIR FRYER DONUTS
Air Fryer Donuts made from scratch with yeast dough taste like the real deal. Better than baked and less fat than deep-fried! Recipe from Plated Cravings.
AIR FRYER PORK CHOPS
INSTANT POT DUO CRISP + AIR FRYER RECIPES
Here you will find recipes developed specifically for Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer model, however, you can make many of these in the regular Instant Pot + additional Air Fryer lid or oven roast finish.
INSTANT POT WHOLE CHICKEN & POTATOES
The best part about Instant Pot Duo Crisp is that you can pressure cook and air fry or roast in the same pot. How does a whole chicken with crispy skin & potatoes with herb and garlic butter sound? Get the recipe here.
INSTANT POT BBQ PORK RIBS
DUO CRISP AIR FRYER CHICKEN WINGS
Making chicken wings in your Instant Pot Air Fryer produces the crispiest chicken wings and better than making them in the oven! Recipe from Paint The Kitchen Red.
PULLED INSTANT POT BBQ CHICKEN
INSTANT POT BANG BANG CHICKEN
Crazy good, crispy, crunchy, and insanely easy to make in the Instant Pot using the air fryer lid. Recipe from Foodies Terminal.
CHEESY BEEF AND RICE CASSEROLE
INSTANT POT DUO CRISP SWEET POTATO FRIES
You don’t have to wait to go to a restaurant to get sweet crispy potato fries with your burger. Making it at home in less time and energy than going out. Recipe from Fiesty Tapas.
INSTANT POT DUO CRISP + AIR FRYER – CARAMEL APPLE CAKE
INSTANT POT AIR FYER OVEN RECIPES (VORTEX)
These are the recipes for the standing Instant Pot Air Fryer Oven Vortex model.
INSTANT VORTEX WHOLE ROTISSERIE CHICKEN
A whole rotisserie chicken is now possible at home. Easily! Don’t let the accessories intimidate you! Recipe from Meal Plan Addict.
AIR FRYER TORNADO POTATOES
INSTANT VORTEX AIRFRYER BEEF JERKY
Jerky is so expensive to buy in the stores. So try making it at home for less this weekend to have as a yummy snack. Recipe from Vortex Recipes.
HOMEMADE BLUEBERRY HAND PIES WITH AIR FRYER VORTEX
INSTANT VORTEX AIR FRYER MEATBALLS
Love cooking spaghetti in your Instant Pot? Well, this little trick makes it easy to create awesome meatballs in no time using your Vortex Fryer! Recipe from Everything Air Fryer.
AIR FRYER BAKED POTATO
AIR FRYER OREOS
One of the most popular items at State Fairs is deep-fried Oreos. Now you can have them anytime at homemade in your Instant Vortex Plus or Instant Omni air fryer. Recipe from Instant Pot Cooking.