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Instant Pot Air Fryer Recipes

Whether you’re brand new to the Instant Pot air fryer lid or a seasoned veteran, this recipe roundup should give you plenty of ideas for what to cook next. You’ll find everything from a Chick-Fil-A grilled chicken nuggets copycat and garlic butter steak bites to twice baked potatoes and six ways to air fry brussels sprouts!

The Instant Pot Air Fryer We Use for Recipes

Instant Pot Duo Crisp air fryer with stuffed peppers and twice baked potatoes

All the recipes in this guide were made in the 8-quart Instant Pot Duo Crisp, which is the all-in-one option. If you have an Instant Pot air fryer lid, it should work the same, but you may need to make small adjustments if you’re using a 6-quart Instant Pot. The reduction in surface area may require an extra shake during air frying or a few extra minutes on the cook time.

How Does the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid Compare to Other Air Fryers?

I’ve made tons of air fryer recipes in different air fryer models and have found the all-in-one appliances to be my favorite by far. The Instant Pot air fryer lid gets the job done just like every other air fryer out there, with the only small drawback being the size difference. But while it might be nice to have a giant XL air fryer, they take up too much space.

Not to mention, the ability to pressure cook something then use the air fryer lid to broil it for crispy edges (like my Instant Pot pulled chicken) is a game changer. All that to say, if you’re on the fence about getting the air fryer lid for your Instant Pot, it’s a no brainer. Get one and make these recipes!

15+ Instant Pot Air Fryer Recipes

Proteins & Main Dishes

The Instant Pot air fryer is perfect for making quick work of protein prep. You can make everything from chicken nuggets and tenders to steak tips and chorizo stuffed jalapeño poppers.

Side Dishes

Air frying in the Instant Pot really shines when it comes to making healthy sides. Any time I have a main dish in the oven or on the stovetop or grill, I have a side dish going in my air fryer.

More Kinda Healthy Recipes

If you like the look of these recipes, I have even more using a similar appliance—the Ninja Foodi. I’ve tested the Instant Pot Duo Crisp side by side with the Foodi and have found all my recipes to be interchangeable. So you should be able to make all 21 Healthy Ninja Foodi Recipes in your Instant Pot air fryer without any modifications.

Or if you’re looking for more recipes to round out your repertoire, check out my ground turkey meal prep or high protein ground chicken recipe roundups.