More and more people have been searching for keto air fryer recipes recently. These healthy meals are so quick to make, and you can’t beat them when it comes to crispiness.
The air fryer is a great cooking appiance that locks in the moisture and flavor of the food. So, it’s not a surprise why many have become so interested in this cooking device, especially those following the keto diet.
An air fryer is a wonderful gadget for preparing the tastiest keto air fryer recipes. It’s a sort of small countertop oven designed to simulate deep frying. It uses very little oil, much less than deep frying so can reduce calories.
In fact, it cuts calories by 70 to 80 percent as it only requires about a tablespoonful of oil if that. Also, this cooking method can reduce the harmful effects that come with cooking in oil such as the formation of acrylamides.
When turned on, the fan in the air fryer forces air around the food which results in the crisp and crunchy exterior and moist interior that so many rave about.
While achieving crunchiness can be tricky since you’re limited to using only keto-friendly ingredients, you will find many low carb alternatives to help make the dish crispier.
Here are some of the most delicious keto air fryer recipes to try.
Keto Air Fryer Recipes
1. Keto Air Fryer Bacon-wrapped Chicken
Both bacon and chicken are keto-friendly, so this Air fryer Bacon-wrapped Chicken recipe from Rachna Cooks would be ideal for your keto diet. They are delicious and flavorful and can be cooked in less than 30 minutes.
Made using chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces and strips of bacon, preparing this delicious recipe is quick and easy. Brushed with Sriracha sauce to give them a bit of spiciness, you will love every bite of this bacon-wrapped chicken.
2. Air Fried Asparagus Fries
French fries are some of the most popular air fryer recipes out there. But for followers of the keto diet, a better alternative would be asparagus. Aside from being low in carbs, these vegetables are a great source of nutrients, including fiber.
And just like the regular fries, these Air Fryer Asparagus Fries from Wendy of Kicking Carbs are crispy and full of flavor. To keep them keto the usual breadcrumb coating is replaced with almond flour and cayenne and Parmesean is added to give them that moorish tate.
Serve for an appetizer or side with a dipping sauce such as Garlic Lemon Aioli, Blue Cheese or Ranch.
3. Keto Air Fryer Salmon
If salmon is a staple of your keto diet, you will surely love this Keto Air Fryer Salmon recipe from Stacey of the Beauty and the Foodie. It is one of the quickest and easiest keto air fryer recipes you can find.
The first step is to prepare the seasoning oil then season the salmon fillets. Arrange them in the air fryer basket, cook for ten minutes, and you’re done! If you feel lazy preparing dinner after a busy day at work, this would be a great recipe to try.
4. Keto Air Fryer Italian Meatballs
If you’re looking for an air fryer recipe that everyone in the family will love, cook these Keto Air Fryer Italian Meatballs from Joanie or Tasty Low Carb. The meatballs are savory, tender, moist, and full of flavors.
While the regular meatballs are made with breadcrumbs, these meatballs do not have any of that. All ingredients are guaranteed keto-friendly, so you can enjoy them without worrying about your keto diet. Best of all, it’s the kind of recipe that even your kids will love!
Joanie, by the way, has been diagnosed with Adult Cystic Fibrosis with CF related diabetes. She finds that the low carb lifestyle enables her to keep her diabetes under control and keeps her as healthy as possible.
5. Air Fryer Pork Chops
Most of the time, we don’t often get excited over pork chops, as they are a bit tricky to cook. Sometimes, they come out overdone, dry, and flavorless. Cooking them in the air fryer however can avoid these problems.
Because of the intense heat circulation, the outer portion could turn out slightly crispy, while the inside will be nice and juicy. So, check out this Air Fryer Pork Chops Recipe from Maya the recipe creator at Wholesome Yum.
The pork chops turn out tender and juicy, and there’s no need to add breading, so they are great for your ketogenic diet.
6. Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower
When looking for keto air fryer recipes online, most of the recipes that will come up are meat-based. But remember that you can use the air fryer for cooking veggies, too. If you’re looking for a vegetable-based air fryer recipe, check out this Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower recipe from Laura of Delightfully Low Carb.
As you know, cauliflower is one of those veggies that can work well for the keto diet. Aside from being naturally low in carbs, they are super satisfying and filling. This recipe is super easy to make. The cauliflower turns out very flavorful and can make for a delicious snack or side dish.
7. Air Fryer Keto Garlic Butter Steak
Yes, it’s possible to cook steak in an air fryer. Thicker cuts, such as sirloin, are usually the best since they will turn nice and brown outside and not get overcooked.
So, if you’re preparing a fancy dinner for a special occasion and are thinking of serving a steak, refer to this Air Fryer Keto Garlic Butter Steak recipe by Laurie of Fork to Spoon. It only takes five minutes to prepare the steak and will only take 10 minutes to cook in the air fryer.
8. Keto Air Fryer Crab Cakes
Crab cakes are a popular appetizer made with crab meat and several other ingredients. Traditionally, they are prepared using bread crumbs. But for those in the keto diet, you can substitute the bread crumbs with something else.
For instance, this Air Fryer Crab Cakes recipe from Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food is prepared with almond flour and other keto-approved ingredients. It turned out absolutely delicious and tasted similar to the traditional crab cakes.
If you don’t want air fried crab cakes then try this recipe for Keto Crab Cakes
9. Keto Air Fryer Chocolate Cake
While most of the keto air fryer recipes that you will find online are consist of savory dishes, it’s also possible to use the air fryer to cook some low-carb desserts, such as this Keto Air Fryer Chocolate Cake recipe from For Frying Out Loud.
All ingredients are keto-approved, such as almond flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, and almond milk. It’s very easy to prepare. You just need to mix the ingredients in a bowl to prepare the batter and cook in the air fryer for 10 minutes!
If you don’t want an air fried chocolate cake then try this unusual but delicious Keto Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake Recipe or this low carb Chocolate Banana Cake Recipe. These Keto Chocolate Cupcakes with Coffee Icing are delicious.
I hope that I have given you some inspiration with my round up of Keto Air Fryer Recipes.