30 Everyday Side Dish Recipes in the Air Fryer

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Looking for a side dish for dinner tonight that you can easily make in the air fryer? We’ve got 30 of our favorite everyday side dish recipes in the air fryer list below. Feast your eyes on the array of fantastic side dishes you can make in a flash using the air fryer.

Some of our favorite side dishes are smashed potatoes and crispy Brussels sprouts, but you don’t want to leave out the garlic bread and biscuits! Find something that matches your meal and you’re on your way to an easy dinner menu.

» You might also like this Air Fryer Roasted Garlic.

Crispy smashed potatoes, garlic bread, and brussels sprouts
Side dish recipes in the air fryer

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Side Dish Recipes in the Air Fryer

Bread

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
Easy Air Fryer Corn Bread Muffins
These easy Air Fryer Cornbread Muffins are so simple to make, you might find they start to appear at every dinner. Using a box mix, they turn out moist and tasty – perfect size for a side dish.
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Corn bread muffins

Vegetables

Simple Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans
Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans are a great side dish that you can always have on hand in the freezer. It takes just 8 minutes to cook in the air fryer and is a very healthy side dish to pair with any meal.
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A bowl of green beans
Simple Air Fryer Frozen Brussels Sprouts
Air Fryer Frozen Brussels Sprouts are a great side dish that you can always have on hand in the freezer. It takes just 10 minutes to cook in the air fryer and is a very healthy side dish to pair with any meal.
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Brussels sprouts on a plate
Simple Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli
Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli is a great side dish that you can always have on hand in the freezer. It takes just 8 minutes to cook in the air fryer and is a very healthy side dish to pair with any meal.
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broccoli on a plate
Air Fryer Portobello Mushrooms
Looking for a great vegetarian main dish? These Air Fryer Portobello Mushrooms are easy to cook in the air fryer. They get toasty on the outside, but stay juicy and soft on the inside.
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Two cooked Portobello mushrooms
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.
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Corn ribs
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 Cabbage
Air Fryer Cabbage is a fantastic side dish to make for any meal you're cooking up in the air fryer. With just a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, you have a crispy, flavorful cabbage.
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Air Fryer Cabbage
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.
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A plate of cooked asparagus with the air fryer basket in the background
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 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.
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air fryer corn on the cob
Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower
Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower is so easy to make in the air fryer and it's a great healthy side dish.
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air fryer crispy cauliflower
Air Fryer Onions
Air Fryer Onions are spectacularly sweet, tender, and delicious. They make a great addition to burgers, steaks, and fajitas.
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air fryer onions
Easy Air Fryer Shishito Peppers
These Air Fryer Shishito Peppers are an easy snack that are filled with smoky, charred, and delectable flavors.
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Cooked shishito peppers
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 Broccoli
Air Fryer Broccoli is a great side dish that takes less than 10 minutes to make in the air fryer and leads to a low-calorie, low-carb healthy side dish.
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air fryer broccoli
Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash
This simple recipe is easy to make in the air fryer and leads to perfectly cooked spaghetti squash.
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air fryer spaghetti squash
Butternut Squash (Whole)
Air Fryer Butternut Squash, when cooked in halves, can be used for so many different dishes. It cooks quickly in the air fryer and comes out with a soft silky interior.
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Air Fryer Butternut Squash
Air Fryer Acorn Squash
Air Fryer Acorn Squash cooks quickly in the air fryer and comes out with a soft silky interior that's perfect for mashing or turning into a tasty side dish, or even using as a soup bowl.
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A plate of cooked acorn squash

Potatoes

Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
These Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes are so easy to make in the air fryer and they make a perfect side dish for your meal.
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hasselback potatoes
Air Fryer Potatoes and Onions
Air Fryer Potatoes and Onions are a great side dish made with just a few ingredients, including russet or red potatoes and sweet onions. They get the perfect amount of crispy and caramelized in the air fryer.
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air fryer potatoes and onions
Air Fryer Parmesan Sweet Potatoes
These Air Fryer Parmesan Sweet Potatoes make a perfect side dish for your meal. They are super quick to make and have a great balance of sweet and savory.
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parmesan sweet potatoes
Air Fryer Cottage Fries
These Air Fryer Cottage Fries are so easy to make in the air fryer and the result is a potato with a satisfying crispy exterior and fluffy interior.
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cottage fries dipped in sauce
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
Air Fryer Crispy Potatoes
These Air Fryer Crispy Potatoes are so simple to make in the air fryer.
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air fryer potatoes in bowl
Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes
These Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes are coated in a tasty blend of oil and seasonings to make a simple yet delicious side dish that goes with just about any main dish.
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Fingerling potatoes
Air Fryer Crispy Smashed Potatoes
These Air Fryer Crispy Smashed Potatoes, slathered with butter and seasoned with garlic, salt, and pepper, make a delicious side for any meal. 
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Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you put frozen veggies in the air fryer?

Yes and what a time saver it is! Vegetables don’t need to be thawed first. Just add them to the air fryer basket frozen. Follow specific recipes as times can vary depending on what vegetable you are cooking.

Do veggies have to be in a single layer in the air fryer?

No. We find that most vegetables cook through just fine if the basket is crowded full. Make sure to shake the basket halfway through cooking. That will help ensure that the vegetables cook evenly.

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