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.
What's better than 20-minute chicken nuggets? How about 7 flavors of low carb chicken nuggets, including a Chick-Fil-A grilled nuggets copycat.
Lean top sirloin steak tips air fried with a simple steak seasoning and tossed in garlic butter.
Boneless skinless chicken thighs air fried with a homemade buffalo seasoning blend.
Chipotle cerveza ground beef and pepper jack cheese stuffed inside bell peppers and air fried to tender perfection.
A 20-minute recipe for crispy low carb chicken tenders air fried with olive oil, grated parmesan, and a simple blend of spices and herbs.
If you have some leftover chicken, steak, or taco meat and need something to do with it, this recipe makes crispy golden brown quesadillas in under 15 minutes.
Crispy bacon wrapped jalapeño peppers stuffed with a sweet and spicy blend of cream cheese and low fat chorizo. You can also use my chicken chorizo recipe to make them extra low calorie!
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.
Tender crisp citrus and garlic green beans tossed with parmesan, butter, and lemon juice.
Air frying asparagus is my favorite way to make roasted asparagus. And the crispy garlic rosemary potatoes in this recipe make things even better.
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.
How to make crispy parmesan and garlic roasted radishes in the Instant Pot air fryer. They call them "keto" potatoes for a reason!
Crispy on the outside, tender and fluffy on the inside red potato wedges air fried in a blend of olive oil, crushed garlic, red pepper flakes, and grated parmesan.
Carrots air fried to perfection in a blend of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. It doesn't get much easier than this.
Okay, maybe it does get easier. You can make a cauliflower rice stir fry with as little as one ingredient. Seriously!
A guide to making honey soy, fall friendly apple and feta, honey mustard, garlic parmesan, and zesty ranch roasted brussels sprouts in about 20 minutes.
Air fryer roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes with a simple balsamic BBQ glaze.
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 All-in-One 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.