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15 Healthy Air Fryer Appetizers

These healthy air fryer appetizers will satisfy your appetizer needs without the guilt! Pass them around at your next gathering or just make a small batch for your family. You’re sure to love these quick and healthy air fryer recipes.

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Need an appetizer?

The Air Fryer is the perfect tool for making healthy appetizers quickly. It gives you that “fried food” crunch and flavor without actually deep frying anything.

Plus, it cooks quickly so you can whip up most of these recipes in under 30 minutes!

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And now, 15 delicious air fryer appetizers!

Easy Air Fryer Chicken Wings – The Real Simple Good Life

From frozen to on the table in 30 minutes! This recipe also includes a 3-ingredient creamy buffalo sauce for dipping or coating the wings. It’s finger lickin’ good.

A bowl of air fryer chicken wings

Air Fryer Fried Pickles – What Great Grandma Ate

These low carb and keto air fryer fried pickles are breaded with crushed pork rinds, and so crunchy and addicting! They are way easier to make than the deep fried method.

A plate of fried pickles with dipping sauce

Sweet Potato Cauliflower Patties – Cotter Crunch

Think of these cauliflower patties as mini veggie sliders, just without the bread. The texture is spot on and the flavor is all kinds of crazy ranch spicy good! 

A plate of sweet potato cauliflower patties with fork and lemon wedges

Keto Asparagus Fries – Kicking Carbs

These Keto Asparagus Fries scratch the itch for traditional fries while remaining low carb, keto, and gluten-free. They are perfect for dipping in some chipotle aioli.

A plate of cheesy asparagus fries with sauce

Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos – The Defined Dish

These are super easy to make, and use only 4 ingredients. A cashew queso gives them some cheesy flavor without the dairy.

Stuffed jalapeno peppers wrapped in bacon on parchment paper

Keto Air Fryer Shrimp – Healthy Little Peach

These are the perfect one-bite party appetizer! Crispy gluten-free breaded shrimp are paired with an amazing sweet chili sauce for dipping.

Air fryer shrimp in a newspaper lined basket with chili sauce on the side

Air Fryer Buffalo Wings – Eat the Gains

Tossed in spices, baked until the skin is crispy while keeping the meat juicy and tender, and then tossed in a delicious buffalo sauce. Delicious!

Air fryer buffalo wing with ranch, carrots, celery and buffalo dipping sauce

Air Fryer Potato Wedges – Plated Cravings

Potato Wedges made in the Air Fryer are crispy on the outside and tender and soft on the inside – just like your favorite fried wedges.

Air fryer potato wedges in a bowl with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese

Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower Gnocchi – Shuangy’s Kitchen Sink

The easiest way to make crispy Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi! Ready in under 15 minutes and the perfect bite-sized appetizer.

Cauliflower gnocchi nuggets on parchment paper with ketchup

Air Fryer Green Bean Fries – Healthy Little Peach

These easy Air Fryer Green Beans are a crispy, salty snack that won’t ruin your diet. Only 7 net carbs per serving and they are Whole30, Keto and Paleo compliant.

Breaded air fryer green beans on a plate with ranch sauce

Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken – Wholesomelicious

Crispy and delicious chicken meets a creamy spicy sauce for this ultimate crowd pleasing Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken! Your childhood self will thank you for this glorified chicken nugget recipe.

Chicken nuggets on a plate with sauce drizzle and chopped parsley

Keto Onion Rings – Kicking Carbs

You will be amazed at how much like the “real thing” these Keto Onion Rings are. Made with an almond flour coating, they are a guilty pleasure – without the guilt!

Onion rings on a plate with chopped parsley

Keto Avocado Fries – Kirbie’s Cravings

A delicious low-carb appetizer, the outside batter on these Keto avocado fries gets nice and crispy, giving way to a creamy avocado filling once you bite in.

Breaded avocado wedges on a plate with dipping sauce

Air Fryer Meatballs – JZ Eats

Just like everything else you make in the air fryer, these meatballs are perfectly crisp on the outside and so juicy and tender on the inside.

Pile of meatballs on a plate with lemon wedges and skewers in a few meatballs

Air Fryer Zucchini Fries – Shuangy’s Kitchen Sink

A great low carb alternative to French fries, these air fryer zucchini fries are perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

Zucchini fries on a plate with sauce in a ramekin

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Crispy air fryer cauliflower on a white plate with green sauce on top and on the side

15 Air Fryer Appetizers + Easy Fried Cauliflower

4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 117kcal
A little crispy on outside with a buttery and salty seasoning blend, this air fryer cauliflower recipe is quick, easy and delicious! Plus, we have other Keto, Paleo and Gluten free appetizers in this round up!
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  • 4 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 tbsp ghee, melted (or other cooking oil of choice)

Seasoning blend:

Optional toppings:

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  • Preheat air fryer (if yours preheats) to 375° Fahrenheit and make seasoning blend. Just combine all the seasonings in a small bowl and mix. Set aside.
  • Chop cauliflower into florets and place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add melted ghee. Toss to coat the cauliflower. Add the seasoning blend and toss again to coat.
  • Place cauliflower in air fryer in an even layer with a little space between pieces. Avoid overcrowding your basket and cook in batches as needed.
  • Cook for 15 minutes, stirring halfway. The cauliflower will be tender and a little browned when it's done.
  • While cauliflower is cooking, prepare any optional toppings.
  • Once done, serve warm with any desired toppings, like our chipotle aioli. Enjoy.


Nutrition details are per serving and an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. The nutrition amounts do not include optional toppings for this recipe. See our full nutrition information disclosure here

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fiber: 3g
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