23 Air Fryer 4th of July Recipes

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Yes, you can absolutely use your air fryer to make delicious 4th of July foods. It’s actually a fantastic way to make your food prep easier. While you’re cooking some things on the grill, you can be making others in the air fryer or just skip the grill this year and cook your burgers and brats in the air fryer!

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We love the ease of making foods in the air fryer. They turn out crispy and well cooked in less time and there’s less clean up too.

Why not try one or more of these awesome air fryer 4th of July recipes this year. We complied this list with the help of our fellow food bloggers. Click to see the full recipe.

Why Use an Air Fryer

An air fryer is an incredibly easy way to cook just about anything. You place the food in a fryer-style basket and hot air rapidly circulates all around the food, making the food crisp – much like deep-frying, but without the oil. You can cook anything you’d make in the oven.

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Air Fryer 4th of July Recipes to Try

Easy Air Fryer Ribs
Air Fryer Ribs are so easy to make and you'll be surprised how well they turn out, with tender meat and perfect crispy edges.
ribs in air fryer
Air Fryer Turkey Burgers
Air fryer Turkey Burgers are quick and result in juicy patties perfect for your burgers, whether you use store-bought patties or make your own.
air fryer turkey burger
Easy Air Fryer Flank Steak
If you're looking for an easy and delicious way to cook flank steak, the air fryer will deliver. Air Fryer Flank Steak is a flavorful and juicy alternative to grilling or pan-searing.
Air fryer flank steak with salsa on top
Air Fryer Brats
This air fryer brats method is the fastest and best way to cook brats. They turn out crispy on the outside with perfectly cooked centers.
Brat on a bun with sauerkraut
Air Fryer Boneless Chicken Thighs (Frozen or Fresh)
Air fryer Boneless chicken thighs are juicy, tender, and loaded with flavor, but they are nearly effortless to make. The flavors come from brushing the chicken with a sweet and tangy sauce while air frying.
Boneless Chicken Thighs
Air Fryer Hamburgers
Want to know how to easily make burgers in the air fryer? You'll be surprised how easy it is and how delicious burgers in the air fryer turn out!
Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks
Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks are incredibly easy to make in the air fryer. They're seasoned to perfection and ready to eat in 25 minutes.
chicken drumsticks
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob is a quick and easy way to make this tasty side dish. Brushed with salted butter, the corn turns out savory and perfectly crunchy.
air fryer corn on the cob
Air Fryer Onions
Air Fryer Onions are spectacularly sweet, tender, and delicious. They make a great addition to burgers, steaks, and fajitas.
air fryer onions
Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes Chips
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips get nicely crisp without all the oil you would use in deep frying and they're so quick to make as an appetizer or snack.
sweet potato chips
Air Fryer Corn Ribs
These delicious Air Fryer Corn Ribs are not only super fun to eat, they are just the right amount of crispy, sweet, and juicy. We love them for snacking and to take as an appetizer for parties.
Corn ribs
Easy Air Fryer Asparagus
This easy air fryer asparagus is a quick way to make a veggie side dish in just a few minutes in the air fryer. It can be cooked to your preference – tender and crisp.
A plate of cooked asparagus with the air fryer basket in the background
Air Fryer Potato Wedges
These Air Fryer Potato Wedges are so easy to make in the air fryer and the result is a potato with a satisfying crispy exterior and fluffy interior.
potato wedges
Air Fryer Flank Steak
This Air Fryer Flank Steak is tender and juicy, but best of all it's super easy to make. A 3 ingredient steak marinade brings the extra flavor. Topped with a corn relish, the whole meal cooks in about 20 minutes total and doesn't heat up your entire kitchen!
Air Fryer Flank Steak
4 Minute Best Homemade Garlic Bread
Air fryer garlic bread cooks up fast and makes the perfect side dish for any meal. It's ready in 4 minutes so you can indulge in the crusty buttery delight.
Air fryer garlic bread
Air Fryer Crab Cakes
These Maryland-style Air Fryer Crab Cakes are easy to make and done in 15-minutes! A showstopper of an appetizer packed with fresh crab meat that will delight your guests. These can be made ahead and cooked just when you need them.
air fryer crab cakes
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
These air fryer zucchini fries are so crispy and cheesy and perfect for your 4th of July celebrations as both adults and kids love them – be sure to make a double batch!
zucchini fries with dipping sauce
Air Fryer Nachos
Air Fryer Nachos are easy, cheesy, loaded, and have the flexibility of making them exactly the way you like. In under 8 minutes with almost no clean-up afterward, you’ll have layers of the best tasting crispy nachos you’ve ever made!
Air Fryer Nachos
Air Fryer Pickles
Serve up these Air Fryer Pickles as an appetizer or side dish. Tasty, tangy and crispy these air fried pickles are a crowd pleaser!
air fryer pickle chips with dipping sauce
Easy Air Fryer S’mores
S’mores don’t have to be made on the campfire. We’ve made these Air Fryer S’mores in the air fryer with the typical marshmallows, chocolate, and crackers. And they are amazing!
s'mores stacked together
Air Fryer Star Donuts
Air Fryer Star Donuts are easy to make from canned biscuits and perfect for the 4th of July or any other celebration. You can have fun and delicious donuts in 25 minutes using your air fryer!
Red and blue star shaped donuts

What Oil & Oil Sprayer is Best for the Air Fryer?

The biggest issue most air fryer lovers face is finding the right oil and oil sprayer to use on food cooked in the air fryer. A fine mist of oil will help the entire piece of food crisp evenly, so it’s very important.

My personal preference is to use canola oil, extra virgin olive oil, or avocado oil. I use both a refillable spray bottle like the Evo one pictured below and non-propellant extra virgin olive oil, which has not harmful aerosols or chemicals.


4.8 from 56 votes
Easy Air Fryer Bone-In Pork Chops
4.8 from 116 votes
Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
4.8 from 82 votes
Air Fryer Sausage and Peppers (+Onions)
4.6 from 5 votes
Air Fryer Chicken Strips (From Frozen)

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Potato wedges, corn ribs, brats, and red and blue donuts. Air fryer 4th of July recipes.

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