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
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.
A healthier spin on twice baked potatoes with center cut bacon, cheddar cheese, tangy fat free Greek yogurt, and fresh parsley. This is also a great guide for making baked potatoes in your Instant Pot air fryer.
If you've never made roasted garlic, you have to try this recipe. It's as easy as drizzling olive oil over a few garlic bulbs, wrapping in foil, and air frying. The garlic caramelizes and transforms into something totally unique. You can serve on its own with crisp bread or crackers, or you can work it into other recipes like the twice baked potatoes.
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.