25 Vegetarian Air Fryer Recipes

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Have a new air fryer or looking for some new ways to cut back on meat? This list of vegetarian air fryer recipes is sure to inspire, even if you aren’t a vegetarian. Everything from easy baked potatoes to black bean burgers, these recipes are all simple and delicious.

Mixed vegetables, spaghetti squash, quesadillas, plate of asparagus.


The air fryer is a wonderful way to roast, cook, and even give the flavor of fried food without the need for deep frying. It’s not just for cooking meat, the air fryer is a great way to cook up vegetarian and vegan recipes.

Most of these recipes use little, to no oil but still have amazing flavor and texture.

Hungry for more veggies? Be sure to check out this list of 36 recipes with roasted vegetables.

So if you need an easy appetizer, side dish or main meal, look through this list of some of our favorite vegetarian air fryer recipes.

1. Air Fryer Roasted Vegetables

Roasting vegetables in the air fryer is one of my favorite ways to use the appliance. The circulating hot air does a wonderful job of roasting them evenly with a crispness on the outside while keeping the tender on the inside.

This colorful mix of veggies can be used as a side dish for many things or even as a main dish on top of rice or pasta.

Roasted mixed vegetables.
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Air fryer vegetables

Easy air fryer vegetables.
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2. Crispy Air Fryer Tofu

You are sure to love this crispy air fryer tofu. This protein is a tasty vegetarian meal that is full of flavor and great texture. Try serving with your favorite dipping sauce.

Plate of crispy tofu.

Crispy Air Fryer Tofu

Learn how to make crispy air fryer tofu in 10 minutes.
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3. Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback potatoes can be made in less time than making them in the oven. Easy enough for the weeknight but fancy enough for a formal dinner. Buttery Hasselback potatoes have crispy, seasoned edges with a fluffy potato center.

Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

Thinly sliced, buttery air fryer hasselback potatoes make a wonderful side dish.
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4. Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash can be used in a variety of ways like as a substitute for pasta, stuffed, and as a side dish. Roasting spaghetti squash in the air fryer is a faster method than in the oven. It can be made ahead of time for meal prep throughout the week and even frozen.

Cooked squash with a fork.
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Spaghetti Squash in Air Fryer

How to cook spaghetti squash in the air fryer
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5. Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Need a vegetarian recipe for game day? Try these easy to make buffalo cauliflower bites. Roasted cauliflower is coated in buffalo sauce for a spicy appetizer or snack. Serve with a dipping sauce or even wrapped in a tortilla for a meal.

Plate of buffalo cauliflower bites.

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Air Fryer buffalo cauliflower bites are full of zesty flavor and a great vegetarian dish. Crispy tender cauliflower without deep frying.
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6. Air Fryer Butternut Squash

Butternut squash has a delicious sweet and earthy flavor when roasted. It can be eaten on it’s own as a healthy side dish or used for sauces and soups. This cooking method makes it easy to roast butternut squash in a fraction of the time as the oven.

Whole roasted butternut squash on a plate.

Air Fryer Butternut Squash

Learn how to roast butternut squash in the air fryer. A delicious side dish or use for things like soup, sauces and more.
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7. Air Fryer French Fries

Probably one of my favorite things to make in the air fryer, french fries can be made homemade or frozen. This tasty homemade recipe is easier than you might think. Season with your favorite french fry seasoning for the perfect snack.

Plate of homemade french fries.

Air Fryer French Fries

Delicious air fryer french fries are homemade and easy to make. Crispy fries with seasoning, the whole family is sure to love them.
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8. Air Fryer Baked Potato

Crispy skin and fluffy inside, once you bake potatoes in the air fryer, you won’t do it any other way. Bake potatoes are great as a side or a main meal. You can cook 3-4 potatoes at a time depending on the size. Top with your favorite toppings.

Baked potato with cheese and sour cream
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Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

How to make air fryer baked potatoes.
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9. Air Fryer Chickpeas

Crunchy chickpeas can be made in the air fryer. There is a variety of ways to season these chickpeas that can be cooked in about 10 minutes. A crunchy, delicious, and healthy snack that everyone will enjoy.

Bowl of chickpeas.

Air Fryer Roasted Chickpeas

Air Fryer Roasted Chickpeas
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10. Air Fryer Potato Chips

Forget the additives that can be found in store-bought potato chips. These air fryer potato chips are crunchy, flavorful, and the perfect bite!

Stack of potato chips.

Air Fryer Potato Chips

Made with little oil, these homemade air fryer potato chips are the perfect snack. Use your favorite seasoning to add extra flavor to these crispy potato chips.
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11. Air Fryer Cabbage Steaks

Crispy cabbage steaks can be served on their own or topped with a variety of things like cheese, seasonings, and more. Roasting the cabbage brings out a wonderful flavor and makes a great addition to any meal.

Sliced roasted cabbage.
5 from 5 votes

Air Fryer Cabbage

Easy air fryer cabbage. A simple side dish and easy side dish.
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12. Air Fryer Carrots

Roasting carrots brings out the sweetness of this vegetable. Lightly coated with olive oil and seasoning, this is easy recipe adds color and flavor to any plate.

Roasted Carrots on a plate
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Air Fryer Carrots

Air Fryer Carrots
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13. Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

These brussels sprouts are cooked until crispy and golden brown. Made Italian style with balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and seasonings to add tons of flavor to this vegetable.

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Brussels sprouts in the air fryer make a tasty side dish. These are made Italian style.
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14. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Frozen sweet potato fries in the air fryer are perfect for a busy weeknight meal. They can be cooking in about 10 minutes to serve alongside a main dish or as a snack. Sweet potatoes in the air fryer are also a must try.

Cooked fries on a plate.
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Alexia Sweet Potato Fries In Air Fryer

Alexia sweet potato fries in the air fryer cook up fast and crispy. You will not want to use the oven after making sweet potato fries in the air fryer.
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15. Air Fryer Kale Chips

This green, leafy vegetable is transformed into a delicious, crispy snack. Be sure to check out this recipe for all of the different ways to season the kale chips.

Air Fryer Kale Chips

Crispy kale chips in the air fryer can be cooked up in about 5 minutes. Check out the 8 different seasoning options in this recipe.
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16. Air Fryer Artichoke Hearts

Crispy artichoke hearts with cheese is a simple appetizer that is sure to please. This is a wonderful recipe for people looking for low-carb recipes.

Roasted artichoke hearts on a serving dish.

Air Fryer Artichoke Hearts

These air fryer artichoke hearts make an easy and fast appetizer. Use canned artichoke hearts, cheese, and seasonings to make this delicious dish.
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17. Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

This restaurant favorite can be cooked in the air fryer without having to deep fry. You can achieve the same crispy crust around the slices of eggplant while keeping a tender center. Try topping with melted cheese and marinara sauce for a meal that everyone will enjoy.

Stack of fried eggplant and cheese.

Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant parmesan is easy to make in the air fryer. Crispy outer layer and tender eggplant on the inside.
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18. Air Fryer Quesadilla

This base recipe for air fryer quesadillas can be made with your favorite ingredients. Try adding vegetables like peppers and onions and even refried beans to the center of these quesadillas for a delicious vegetarian meal.

Quesadilla triangles on a plate with bowl of guacamole.
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Air Fryer Quesadilla

How to make a quesadilla in the air fryer.
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19. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet potato wedges can be cooked nice and crispy without deep frying in oil. With the help of the hot air in the air fryer, these wedges are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Sweet potato wedges in a basket.

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges

Seasoned sweet potato wedges in the air fryer are a great side dish.
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20. Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Fresh corn on the cob in the air fryer is a great way to cook corn without firing up the grill.

Spritz the corn cobs with a little oil and add some seasoning before adding to the air fryer basket. They cook up delicious and juicy.

Corn stacked on a plate with pat of butter
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Air Fryer corn on the cob

Corn on the cob made easy and delicious in the air fryer.
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21. Air Fryer Acorn Squash

Acorn squash are super versatile and can be served mashed, cubed, or stuffed. This recipe shares how to roast acorn squash in the air fryer in minutes and can be seasoned to be sweet or savory.

Roasted squash on board.

Air Fryer Acorn Squash

Air fryer acorn squash is quick and easy to make. Make it sweet or savory for a delicious side dish.
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22. Air Fryer Portobello Mushrooms

These Portobello mushrooms cook up fast in the air fryer and are a delicious side or main course. These mushrooms need just a few simple ingredients. They are lightly coated with olive oil and seasoned to perfection.

Air Fryer Portobello Mushrooms

These portobello mushrooms in the air fryer can be cooked up fast.
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23. Air Fryer Asparagus

Roasted asparagus can be prepared in the air fryer in minutes. This tender crisp vegetable is lightly seasoned. Try sprinkling with a grated parmesan cheese for a little something extra.

Asparagus on a plate with lemons
5 from 14 votes

Air Fryer Asparagus

This easy air fryer asparagus takes minutes to make and is a delicious side dish.
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24. Air Fryer Apple Chips

Air fryer apple chips are the perfect snack to make in the air fryer. Thinly cut apple slices are toasted and seasoned with a pinch of cinnamon.

Bowl of apple chips.

Air Fryer Apple Chips

Apple chips in the air fryer are a great and healthy snack. Seasoned with a little cinnamon and are a great alternative to potato chips.
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25. Air Fryer Black Bean Burgers

These air fryer black bean burgers are a hearty dish that can be made fresh and are also easy to freeze for later. These burgers have a blend of Southwestern flavors and include black beans, peppers, and onions.

Serve with your favorite toppings like pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, and more for a recipe that is sure to be a favorite meal.

Black bean burger patties on a plate.

Air Fryer Black Bean Burgers

These air fryer veggie burgers are made with black beans, and peppers. A hearty, delicious air fryer meal.
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Mixed vegetables, spaghetti squash, quesadillas, plate of asparagus.
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Vegetarian Air Fryer Recipes

By Heather
A variety of vegetarian air fryer recipes including these easy to make air fryer green beans.
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound green beans, fresh
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt


  • Trim green beans and place them in a large bowl.
  • Drizzle with oil and seasoned salt. Toss to coat.
  • Pour green beans in air fryer basket. Cook at 380 degrees for 8 minutes.
  • Check to see the doneness.


Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 588mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 782IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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