28 Air Fryer Thanksgiving Recipes

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Planning your Thanksgiving feast this year? The holiday season is all about sharing delicious meals with loved ones, and what better way to do that than by cooking your meal in the air fryer?

These air fryer Thanksgiving recipes range from perfectly crispy turkey to delectable side dishes. All are packed with flavor and will elevate your holiday celebration.

Turkey breast, apple crisp, and green bean casserole.
air fryer thanksgiving recipes

In no time, the delightful scents of Thanksgiving turkey will permeate your kitchen. While fitting an entire turkey in your air fryer might be a challenge, fear not, as cooking a succulent turkey breast or a whole chicken is a breeze with your trusty air fryer.

These recipes will not only save you time but also introduce a new level of convenience to your holiday meal preparation. So, get ready to browse through these delicious Thanksgiving appetizers, sides, main dish, and dessert recipes featured below.

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Equipment Information

  • Air fryer: I use this 4-quart basket-style air fryer. It’s large enough to fit a meal for 4-6. But some things need more space in the air fryer basket, so they cook evenly.
  • Kitchen tongs: It’s very easy to remove food from your air fryer with kitchen tongs. I use these kitchen tongs that are silicon coated so they don’t scratch the interior.
  • Meat thermometer: The only way to tell if meat is fully cooked to the right temperature is to use a meat thermometer. I use this Instant Read thermometer. It’s so quick to open the basket and check the temp.
  • Oven-safe baking dish: I use a silicone baking tray that fits in my air fryer basket.
ninja double air fryer

Ninja® Foodi®XL 2-Basket Air Fryer

  • 2 independent XL air fryer baskets
  • Integrated Foodi® Smart Thermometer
  • Cook 2 foods 2 ways that finish at the same time

Delicious Air Fryer Thanksgiving Recipes

Appetizers

Air Fryer Cranberry Brie Bites
Air Fryer Cranberry Brie Bites are easy to make and delicious. The crispy phyllo base, gooey brie and fruity cranberry sauce makes these cranberry brie bites a mouthwatering combination and a perfect appetizer or finger food.
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Cranberry Brie Bites
Air Fryer Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers
Air Fryer Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers have bacon, green onion, and cheddar cheese mixed in with the cream cheese to make a rich and creamy filling for mini peppers.
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baked cream cheese stuffed peppers on a plate
Air Fryer Crispy Breaded Mushrooms
These Air Fryer Crispy Breaded Mushrooms are crunchy on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside.
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Crispy mushrooms with dipping sauce
Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers
These air fryer jalapeno poppers are quick, easy, and super tasty! These perfect little appetizers are simple to make in the air fryer.
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jalapeno poppers

Side Dishes

Air Fryer Parsnips
These Air Fryer Parsnips are roasted in the air fryer with just some olive oil and seasonings and they turn out perfectly crispy and flavorful in under 12 minutes.
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Air fryer parsnips on a plate
Air Fryer Green Beans
Air Fryer Green Beans are so simple to make and they turn out perfectly crispy and tender when cooked in the air fryer. So why not save yourself a few steps and cook your green beans with a tasty seasoning in the air fryer.
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A plate of green beans
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
Learn how to make the perfect air fryer brussels sprouts that are tender on the inside and incredibly crunchy on the outside.
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Cooked brussels sprouts
Air Fryer Delicata Squash
This delicata squash is great when made in the air fryer – a quick and easy method.
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delicata squash
Air Fryer Baby Carrots
These Air Fryer Baby Carrots are cooked simply in the air fryer with just olive oil and simple seasonings to make a sweet, easy, and delicious side dish.
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Cooked baby carrots on a plate
Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potatoes
Air fryer baked sweet potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The combination of sweet and savory makes it a great side with your main course.
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baked sweet potato with fillings
Easy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes
These Easy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes have a crispy exterior and a fluffy interior that make them a wonderful and versatile side dish.
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Sweet potato cubes on a plate
Delicious Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
Air fryer Baked Potatoes take just half the time in the air fryer as they do in the oven and they turn out super crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, just the way you want them.
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Baked potato cut in half
Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes
Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes are cooked to crispy in the air fryer, then re-stuffed with the fluffy potato, butter, cheese, and seasoning, and air fried until golden brown on top.
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Air fryer twice baked potato
Air Fryer Green Bean Casserole
Air Fryer Green Bean Casserole is a beloved holiday side dish featuring fresh green beans, creamy mushroom soup, and crispy fried onions. Why not make it in the air fryer this year!
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air fryer green bean casserole and a duck breast
Easy Air Fryer Stuffing
Air Fryer Stuffing is a beloved holiday side dish, made with dried bread cubes, chicken broth, onions, celery, seasonings, and butter. The air fryer gets the edges of the bread crispy and delicious.
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Air fryer stuffing
Air Fryer Corn Bread
This recipe for Air Fryer Corn Bread is made with simple staple ingredients like cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and creamed corn. It's an easy and quick way to make perfectly crispy and moist bread every time.
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A piece of corn bread on a plate
Easy Homemade Air Fryer Biscuits
These easy homemade air fryer biscuits are really quick to make and they bake up warm and fluffy in the air fryer in less time than the oven.
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Biscuits
Air Fryer Garlic Bread
Air Fryer Garlic Bread is a simple combination of fluffy French bread, butter, and garlic that turns out to be perfectly crispy and unexpectedly heavenly.
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Garlic bread

Main Dish

Air Fryer Turkey Breast
This Air Fryer Turkey Breast recipe is a great way to cook a smaller amount of turkey that turns out perfectly tender and moist
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air fryer turkey breast
Air Fryer Turkey Steaks
These Air Fryer Turkey Steaks can be cooked in the air fryer in less than 11 minutes to make a perfectly tender and moist turkey breast.
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turkey steaks on a plate with green beans
Air Fryer Cornish Hens
These little birds come out crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, making them perfect for any gathering. So next time you’re looking for a festive meal, give this Air Fryer Cornish Hens recipe a try!
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A Cornish hen on a plate
Air Fryer Whole Chicken Recipe
You can easily cook a whole chicken in the Air Fryer and it comes out with crispy skin and the juiciest chicken.
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air fryer chicken
Air Fryer Duck Breast
Air Fryer Duck Breast is crispy-skinned and tender, made right in your air fryer. Elevate your dinner game with this surprisingly easy dish that'll make you feel like you're dining in a five-star restaurant.
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Sliced duck breast with green bean casserole
Air Fryer Filet Mignon
This Air Fryer Filet Mignon is seasoned and cooked in the air fryer, resulting in a juicy steak with a nice crust that is topped with an indulgent compound butter.
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Air fryer filet mignon with green beans.

Dessert

Air Fryer Apple Crisp
Air Fryer Apple Crisp is the perfect comfort dessert made with simple ingredients such as diced apples, ground cinnamon, and rolled oats.
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air fryer apple crisp with ice cream on top
Air Fryer Cranberry Turnover
These crispy air fryer cranberry turnovers are the perfect fall pastry.
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cranberry turnover
Air Fryer Baked Apples
Air fryer baked apples pack all the delicious flavors of fall into a sweet and crunchy dessert that's so delicious and yet so simple to make.
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baked apple with whip cream on top
Air Fryer Apple Turnovers
These Air Fryer Apple Turnovers have a deliciously crunchy puff pastry shell with a warm caramelized apple filling wrapped inside.
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Apple turnovers with one cut in half

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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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 no harmful aerosols or chemicals.

Evo Oil Sprayer Evo Glass Trigger Sprayer Bottle, Non-Aerosol for Olive Cooking Oils, 6-Ounce Capacity, 6 oz, Yellow/Black/Red
Pompeian USDA Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray, Full-Bodied Flavor, Perfect for Salads and Pasta Drizzling, Naturally Gluten Free, Non-Allergenic, Non-GMO, No Propellants, 5 FL. OZ., Single Bottle
Tenlary Oil Sprayer for Cooking - 210ml Glass Olive Oil Dispenser Bottle Spray Mister-Reusable Food Grade Oil Vinegar Spritzer Sprayer Bottles,kitchen Gadgets Accessories for Air Fryer,BBQ (Orange)

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