Just because you’re testing the ketogenic waters (aka the low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein diet du jour) doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Enter the air fryer, which whips up light and crispy foods with almost no added oil. Believe or not, you can indulge in everything from party appetizers to game day staples to indulgent main courses on this popular meal plan. Here are 37 keto air fryer recipes to get you started.
1. Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli
Who knew a side dish could be so addictive? (It pairs well with just about everything.)
2. Low-Carb Keto Fried Chicken
We knew there was a reason we liked the keto diet, and that reason is soul food.
3. Easy Keto, Low-Carb Vegetarian Air Fryer Buffalo Wings
Cauliflower can truly do anything. Pass the blue cheese dressing, please.
4. Low-Carb Keto Paleo Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets
We’ve never met a nugget we didn’t like love. Ketchup isn't keto, but Buffalo sauce is fair game.
5. Clean Air Fryer Roasted Brussels Sprouts
They’re crispy and caramelized, just the way we like them. (Oh, and they'll taste even better finished with crumbled bacon.)
6. Air Fryer Chicken Tenders
Almond flour breading is low-carb, gluten-free and downright delicious.
7. Air Fryer Bacon and Cream Cheese-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers
This appetizer is equal parts spicy and creamy, so it's destined for your next cocktail party (or any random weeknight).
8. Low-Carb Whole30 Paleo Salmon Cakes
They check all the keto-friendly boxes. Have them with a salad or on a low-carb wrap.
9. Cilantro Ranch Sweet Potato Cauliflower Patties
Two beloved veggies in one dish? Swoon. Feel free to substitute sweet potatoes with carrots or double down on the cauliflower if you want to minimize the carbs.
10. Easy Air Fried Zucchini Chips
Making them low-carb is as simple as swapping breadcrumbs for crushed pork rinds. Genius.
11. Air Fryer Parmesan Shrimp
We’d eat these bright, cheesy shrimp every day if we could, ideally on a bed of zoodles.
12. Keto Steak Nuggets with Chipotle Ranch Dip
Once you’ve had Parmesan breading, you’ll never go back to regular breadcrumbs. Trust.
13. Gochujang Chicken Wings
You need this Korean chili paste in your pantry like, yesterday.
14. Air Fryer Salmon Teriyaki
The marinade is made with brown monk fruit sweetener instead of real sugar to keep the carbs low.
15. Avocado Fries
The breading calls for keto-friendly almond flour, Cajun seasoning and unsweetened shredded coconut.
16. Low-Carb Queso Fundido
A big pot of cheese and chorizo for dinner? Don't mind if we do.
17. Air Fryer Lemon and Herb Tilapia
Feel free to use whatever white fish you have on hand, like cod or haddock.
18. Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken Tenders
If you're on the keto diet, nix the breadcrumbs (and pile on the cheese).
19. Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
This quick, easy dinner only requires 20 minutes of your time and a handful of pantry staples.
20. Keto Fried Pickles
If you're not dunking them in creamy ranch dressing, you're doing it wrong.
21. Air Fryer Salmon Kebabs
They come together in the air fryer in minutes. But come summer, you should definitely grill the kebabs on the barbecue instead.
22. French Onion Chicken Breast with Fontina Cheese
We're *always* in the mood for caramelized onions and melted cheese.
23. Tomato-Basil Scallops
So simple and sophisticated. Bookmark them now to cook for Valentine's Day dinner in February.
24. Gluten-Free Keto Mozzarella Sticks
Almond and coconut flours keep the mozz sticks keto-friendly, while crushed pork rinds provide low-carb crunch.
25. Air Fryer Steak
All you need is meat, butter and a stocked spice rack. In the words of Ina Garten, how easy is that?
26. Air Fryer Stuffed Baby Artichokes
They're stuffed with spinach dip. Need we say more?
27. Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings
These 35-minute crowd-pleasers were made for your Super Bowl spread.
28. Stuffed Tomatoes with Spinach and Cheese
Picture yourself chowing down on these alfresco with a keto cocktail (yup, they're a thing) in hand.
29. Air Fryer Boneless Turkey Breast Roast
Garlic + rosemary + herbes de Provence = a foolproof spice rub.
30. Air Fryer Keto Onion Rings
Sorry, what'd you say? We couldn't hear you over all our crunching.
31. Air Fryer Roast Chicken
That's right—just dump in the whole damn bird and let the air fryer work its magic.
32. Prosciutto-Wrapped Brie
Think you won't be able to indulge on the keto diet? This ooey-gooey wheel of deliciousness begs to differ.
33. Easy Air Fryer Pork Chops
Dinner will be on the table in 25 minutes flat *and* you'll stay full all night, since each serving boasts 49 grams of protein. Feel free to spritz the chops with fresh lemon before serving.
34. Perfect Air Fryer Salmon
35. Air Fryer Kale Chips
36. Crispy Air Fryer Cod
Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside and a million times healthier than fried fish. Might we suggest making a sugar-free tartar sauce to go with it?
37. Air Fryer Sausage McGriddle Breakfast Sandwich
All hail this fast food copycat recipe that substitutes those iconic syrupy buns with cheesy almond flour "bread."