I absolutely LOVE my airfryer! I know, it’s hard to feel like you need another kitchen appliance but this one has been a game changer! You can read my Airfryer 101 post as to which airfryers I’ve had and love and WHY I use mine multiple times a day. Still need to get that airfryer out of the box? Here are 12 Whole30 Airfryer Recipes to get you rocking and rolling!
Whole30 Copycat Chicken Fries
We love this Whole30 Copycat Chicken Fries version of a Burger King classic. Chicken fries are chicken nuggets, but in a long skinny easy to hold and dip “fry” shape! They are so fun and a fantastic dinner or appetizer. These are Whole30, Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, with an egg-free option! They are a great fit for so many different dietary needs. Plus, they are kid-friendly and perfect for getting protein into kids of any age ; ).
Pineapple Chicken or Turkey Meatballs
There’s so much to love about these Pineapple Chicken or Turkey Meatballs. This recipe checks all the boxes! The meatballs are Whole30, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, Paleo and Keto. They are freezer-friendly and a kid favorite. My boys said they tasted just like the ones they loved from the store but without gluten or added sugar.
They are a 30-minute meal perfect for a busy weeknight. I love making them in the air fryer. And, they can also be made in the oven or on the stovetop.
Whole30 Loaded Breakfast Potatoes
These Whole30 Loaded Breakfast Potatoes were a fast favorite in my home. With 5 boys + a husband, keeping my family full can be challenging! But this egg-free breakfast resulted in even my 6’4″ 14 year old saying, “Wow, I’m actually full!” Perfect egg-free way to keep your family full and fueled.
Out-N-In Burger Bites
We love these Whole30 Out-N-In Burger Bites! The burger bites are fun for dinner or they make a great finger-food appetizer. You can assemble your own burger bites with your toppings of choice – onion, tomato, lettuce, avocado, bacon – then dip them in the special sauce. They are Whole30, Paleo, Keto, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and egg-free
They are ready in about 30 minutes, with 20 minutes of hands-on prep. The burger bites can be made in the oven or the air fryer. They include a copycat In-N-Out sauce that even my boys who work at In-N-Out say is spot on in flavor!
Easy Whole30 Hash
Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, 6-ingredient. A breezy 5-15 minutes prep (depending on ingredient choice) + 25 minutes cook time = dinner (or breakfast) done in less than 30 minutes! This easy recipe can also use frozen veggies to minimize prep time and make it a great dinner in a pinch meal.
Chicken Nuggets with Hidden Veggies
These Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free Whole30 Chicken Nuggets with Hidden Veggies are a perfect family win. The hand-held shape is perfect for little hands, though these aren’t just for kids! Great for your picky eaters and to get more vegetables in. I love that these Chicken Nuggets with Hidden Veggies get in a veggie without any noticeable taste. I promise!
Whole30 Curly Fries
Nut-free, egg-free options, oven or air fryer. Bring a restaurant favorite home with this fun healthier swap! Using a spiralizer actually makes these faster, no cutting individual fries. Cook quickly in the air fryer or in the oven. A fun side dish your family will love!
We love this copycat recipe! It freezes fantastically, replacing those so-many-ingredient store-bought nuggets. It includes egg-free and nut-free options for those who need them. One of my most popular recipes! In a crunch for time? Either marinate the night before, or skip the pickle juice marinade and this turns into popcorn chicken! My family loves them with the below easy homemade Date Mustard Sauce.
Meet our family’s hands-down FAVE crispy fry option that can be done in oven or airfryer. Finally, a homemade fry that is crispy and delicious!
Seven ingredients (not counting salt), a nice moist chicken with enough flavor to be interesting but mild enough for my kids to love it too. Great by itself, chopped up in salads, or on top of zoodles with a marinara sauce like a chicken parmesean. Whole30 compliant and keto-friendly, this one is a winner!
Kabobs always bring the wow, but are not hard to make. Not a lot of prep, and not one but THREE ways to cook this one, to cover all the bases. We love it from the grill, as those crispy bits just make it, but the airfryer does an great job getting those too. Easy and delicious this one!
These Whole30, Keto, Paleo, kid-friendly Mini Meatloaves are a great way to get more protein into your little ones. My kids were turned off by a meatloaf but loved these more individual sized ones! Protein can be a hard sell for kids and these make that more approachable. With only 10 ingredients you might already have, options for air fryer, they freeze great, and come together start to finish in 30 minutes, what’s not to love??
Can veggies get any yummier with a healthy breading and fun dipping sauce?! These wedges are easy (i.e. no breading them one at a time) and a delicious way to get in some green veggies. The sauce seals the deal, so don’t skip it! An awesome add on to any meal, or appetizer for a party. Can also be frozen and saved for later!
A fast and easy #whole30breakfast that only costs under $2. I love sweet potato toasts. Easy to make and even easier when you make them in bulk and freeze, then just toast or airfry the morning of. Throw in a batch of hard boiled eggs you pre-made (or buy the hard boiled eggs in pre-cooked packs from Costco or Sam’s Club), and this just became your new favorite 5-minute breakfast. Trust me, it’s time to get on the sweet potato toast train!
This Whole30, Keto, and Paleo compliant chicken recipe is quick & easy, has ingredients you probably already have, and flavorful! It checks alll the boxes and is great by itself or in a salad or lettuce wrap. We make it a few times a month and love it!
This kid-friendly handheld protein-veggie combo is a protein source that kids of all ages can enjoy! We love dipping it in my date mustard sauce. The ingredients are simple and inexpensive and freeze fantastically, so double batch and freeze the extras. Bonus: it’s Whole30, Paleo, and Keto compliant. Wahoo!
I love my airfryer (as you all know) for a lot of reasons, but making perfect kale chips EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. might be my favorite reason❤️??. I know I *should* eat my greens, but I’m a foodie and won’t unless it tastes good. And homemade kale chips are where it is at guys and they are so easy!.\ They pack in the greens while being a very portable veggie. Winning!
Pesto Bacon Chicken – looks so fancy, taste is on point, but I didn’t have to slave in the kitchen forever for it! And my kids cheer when it comes to the table #winwin. If you have pesto on hand, it becomes a 3-ingredient recipe!
Just when you thought you couldn’t love avocado’s more…enter avocado wedges! These blew my mind and my husband and I just fought over the last few. Delicious – crispy on the outside and creamy on the middle, with a sauce that has a little (but not too much – I’m a spice weenie) kick. Both are Whole30 compliant. I can’t wait to be asked to bring an appetizer to a party – these are totally coming!
The easiest #whole30 5-ingredient chicken strips you probably already have the ingredients for! These are kid-friendly – both in flavor and ability to involve the kids in the prep. I make them in a pinch when dinner needs to happen fast. Everyone in our family is on board with these and they keep great in the fridge to chop up for salads or wraps later in the week.
These homemade sausage patties are easy, budget-friendly, and freeze great! Great for an egg-free breakfast or even for dinner. Love these in the air fryer!
Homemade plantain chips may seem unneccessary, when most whole food stores have a version or 10. BUT, should you not have great access to them OR are on a Whole30, you might consider making them yourself. They are so easy and I love being able to make them my way (i.e. not deep fried in oils I don’t love).
Plus, on Whole30 you are not allowed to have any store-bought commercially-made chips, including plantain chips or others that the ingredients are compliant. Read this link to find out more on that. And please note, if you find yourself unable to resist making and eating these excessively on a Whole30, they are SWYPO for you and best left out.
This is my husband’s favorite side dish. He literally requests it for his birthday AND Father’s Day every year. It has more flavor than your average roasted sweet potatoes, but it comes from spices you probably already have in your kitchen. 5-ingredients (I don’t count salt/pepper) and easily made in your oven or air fryer. Woot!
We affectionately call these nut “crack” as they are irresistably good! Why roast pecans, you might ask? Cause it makes them amazing! Can also be done with almonds and walnuts. Hands down converted some of my kids to loving nuts.