Air Fryer Vegetarian Recipes

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Air Fryer Vegetarian Recipes. Introducing you to our full list of delicious & easy air fryer vegetarian recipes that are perfect for meat free air fryer beginners. Whether it is breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks or supper, we have air fryer vegetarian recipes covered.

The Best Air Fryer Vegetarian Recipes
The Best Air Fryer Vegetarian Recipes

Air Fryer Vegetarian Recipes

Welcome to air fryer vegetarian recipes. Originally a list of just 7 magical ways to cook vegetables in the air fryer, it has now been updated to reflect 100+ delicious air fryer vegetarian recipes on Recipe This. We hope you enjoy our 2020 update!

I was once a vegetarian. It lasted a few of years and I swapped meat for vegetables and I didn’t touch a piece of meat for a whole 5 years.

For a teenager this is a big deal as we often change our minds so quickly, plus when you have parents that live and dream about meat it can often be a big change in eating habits.

I always loved vegetables, so it wasn’t a problem. But growing up in the 90’s meant that dinner was on the table at 5pm when you got home from school and it would always come out of a can.

They normally came from Heinz and would involve macaroni cheese, spaghetti Bolognese, and these awful things that were called canned meatballs along with the odd frozen turkey strip.

Not exactly a balanced diet and as I entered vegetarianism the spaghetti Bolognese was replaced with macaroni cheese and all these years later I can’t stand those cans, though I am sure there is another generation of kids that have them served each night as dinner.

But this is when the air fryer comes in as it can deliver some amazing vegetarian recipes with very little preparation time and kids will actually look forward to eating vegetables and food that is meat free.

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy these vegetarian recipes. I am not a vegetarian but love vegetables over meat.

I will often cook more meals without meat than I will add meat. Whilst Dominic is the opposite and I must remind my husband that he hasn’t loaded my dinner plate with enough of my favourite veggies.

Are Air Fryers Good For Vegetarians?

The air fryer is fantastic for vegetarians. I think of so many of my favourite air fryer recipes and many of them are vegetarian.

As I type this for you, I am tucking into my favourite air fryer roasted chickpeas.

They are a fantastic quick snack without any oil and make a much better healthy choice compared to grabbing a packet of crisps or a bar of chocolate.

Also, it is very easy to adapt your favourite frozen vegetarian foods and use the cooking time of the meat alternatives.

Air fryer vegetarian sausages can follow our air fryer sausage cooking times, whilst air fryer veggie egg rolls can follow our air fryer frozen egg rolls recipe and so on.

Best Air Fryer For Vegetarians?

There is no secret of the fact, that us at Recipe This are big fans of the Philips Air Fryer.

We have both the Philips Air Fryer XL and the Philips Air Fryer XXL. Both do an amazing job but if I was going to recommend the best air fryer for vegetarians, I would recommend the Philips Air Fryer XL.

This is because many people choose the larger XXL model so that it is big enough to cook a whole chicken, but as a vegetarian, this is something you are never going to cook, so why bother getting something that you don’t need?

Or if Philips Air Fryer is too expensive, do have a read about how to get a cheap air fryer on eBay, as well as consider the Gowise USA air fryer or have a read of our Cosori Air Fryer review.

Top 10 Air Fryer Vegetarian Recipes

top 10 best ever air fryer vegetarian recipes
  • Air Fryer Chickpeas – My all time favourite vegetarian air fryer recipe, they are amazing, and you can choose your favourite seasoning and cook your air fryer chickpeas oil free.
  • Air Fryer Fries – Both meat eaters, vegans and vegetarians unite for amazing French fries cooked from scratch in the air fryer. These are the best of the best and just choose your favourite seasoning.
  • Air Fryer Veggie Fries – Grab your favourite vegetables, peel and slice like French fries. They come out perfectly every time and a healthier alternative to potatoes. I also love them for a bottom of the fridge veggie clear out the night before grocery shopping.
  • Air Fryer Bread – These delicious pull apart bread rolls are perfect for the air fryer and even better when dunked into your favourite soup.
  • Air Fryer Frozen Sprouts – The easiest of the frozen vegetables to cook in the air fryer and the tastiest. I can never get enough of air fryer sprouts though the kids have a different opinion.
  • Air Fryer Spinach – When butter and spinach go together you know that you are having a foodgasm. One of my favourite ever air fryer recipes out of the 500+ air fryer recipes I have tried.
  • Air Fryer Rutabaga Fries – Delicious French fries made with rutabaga (also known as swede or neeps) in the air fryer. They taste delicious and are perfect if you are a vegetarian on the Paleo diet.
  • Air Fryer Mac & CheeseIf you have not made it yet in the air fryer, macaroni and cheese the air fryer way is AMAZING. It is like the mac and cheese in baked and everything happens in one dish, is very hands free and no flour is needed for the cheese sauce.
  • Air Fryer Cheese Pizza – I love a deep dish pizza with lots of cheese and tomato. This is how to make your own homemade deep pan vegetarian pizza in the air fryer.
  • Air Fryer Zucchini Burgers – Featured on many vegetarian blogs this is how to make delicious zucchini burgers in the air fryer. I’ve yet to find a vegetarian burger that is as good as these.

10 More Vegetarian Air Fryer Ideas

I asked my readers what their favourite air fryer vegetarian recipes and these where the ones that they chose:

  • Air Fryer Frittata – Perfect for whatever leftovers you have in the fridge and perfect for leftovers eggs. Makes the perfect air fryer breakfast.
  • Air Fryer Carrots & Potatoes – One of my readers told me it was the best thing they had ever made in the air fryer and couldn’t wait to shop for more carrots to eat some more.
  • Air Fryer Egg Cups – Like mini omelettes or mini frittatas these are perfect for meal prepping, taking to work with you, taking to the beach in your picnic and have a zillion uses. I just love to make them with Jorge for breakfast.
  • Air Fryer Baby Potatoes – Baby potatoes tossed in extra virgin olive oil and seasoning and baked in the air fryer. The most delicious crispy potatoes you will ever make in the air fryer.
  • Air Fryer Baked Oatmeal – A simple delicious breakfast in the air fryer. Oatmeal is loaded into ramekins and then cooked in the air fryer. It is also perfect for kids to help you make.
  • Air Fryer Pizza Rolls – Think pull apart bread rolls but a pizza version. Perfect for your favourite cheese-based pizza filling and so addictive that it will be hard to stop at one.
  • Air Fryer Roast Potatoes – Lets face it meat eater, vegetarian or vegan, roast potatoes make everything taste amazing. Dominic used to cook roast potatoes for me many years ago in the oven with baked beans and this is a much healthier alternative.
  • Air Fryer Potato Wedges – The first ever recipe we published on Recipe This and still a family favourite, this is how to make delicious potato wedges in the air fryer.
  • Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters – 3 year old Jorge loves these and this is what he ate the most when we practiced baby led weaning. If you have not made them before, think of them as a savoury pancake.
  • Air Fryer Zucchini Fries – Nothing says healthy or summer more than these zucchini fries and Greek dip. Easy to prepare and perfect for dinner in the sunshine.
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Air Fryer Vegetarian Appetizers

I have so many delicious air fryer vegetarian appetizers that I felt that they deserved a special shout out.

  • Air Fryer Baked Brie is the best. Perfect for when you have a girl’s night in or a date night, its so addictive you will want this on your air fryer meal plan every single week.
  • Air Fryer Cheesy Chips – Another delicious cheesy piece of heaven in the air fryer. Load up these fries with plenty of cheese and any other extras that you like.
  • Air Fryer Blooming Onion – Delicious Outback Steakhouse style blooming onion cooked in the air fryer. Easy to make ahead and then air fry as you want it.
  • Flourless Air Fryer Onion Rings – If you love onion rings, then this is how to make healthy onion rings in the air fryer. Totally gluten free and you just need to choose your dipping sauce.
  • Air Fryer Cheese Ravioli – A delicious air fryer appetizer and perfect for parties or movie nights in. Also, much healthier than the deep fat fryer.
  • Air Fryer Cheese Nachos – One of my favourite vegetarian cheese loaded treats in the air fryer oven is air fryer cheese nachos. Easy to prep and perfect for a delicious supper. This is my Netflix type of food.
  • Air Fryer Grilled Cheese – My favourite brunch as a kid and perfect for the air fryer. Just choose your favourite cheese.
  • Air Fryer Vegetarian Meatballs – Made with zucchini instead of meat, they freeze well, they are easy to reheat in the air fryer and are perfect for lunch boxes too.
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Air Fryer Vegetarian Baking

It feels wrong to mention air fryer baking vegetarian recipes. That is because when making sweet treats there is never any meat involved and feels like cheating by mentioning them.

But these air fryer baking recipes are so good, I just to give them a small mention and say how you MUST try them in the air fryer:

Or lets not forget the delicious air fryer pie crust that you can use in all kinds of air fryer vegetarian baking.

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Air Fryer Vegetarian Indian Recipes

I grew up on the Indian restaurants and I just LOVE my favourite Indian snacks cooked in the air fryer.

If you have not tried them already here are my favourites:

Healthy Air Fryer Vegetarian Recipes

If you are looking for delicious healthy air fryer vegetarian recipes, then here are a few worth a mention:

Air Fryer Frozen Vegetarian Recipes

If you love frozen vegetarian food and want to know how to cook it in the air fryer then these are for YOU. Includes all your favourites from pizza to potatoes to cheese sticks, these have the vegetarian yum factor.

More Air Fryer Vegetarian Recipes

Here at Recipe This we have even MORE air fryer vegetarian recipes for you to try. Have a browse through these meatless air fryer recipes and bookmark for later.

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Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes. Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie marker and several other kitchen gadgets. CLICKING HERE →

3 thoughts on “Air Fryer Vegetarian Recipes”

    • Hi Lise,

      Thank you for your comment. It is defiantly on our to do list to do more vegetarian recipes in the future.

      Kind Regards



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