The air fryer is probably the best appliance you could own to help you cook for the keto diet. Try a few of these keto air fryer recipes and you’ll see why!
Air fryers are great for anyone who wants to eat healthier, and that applies to anyone following the keto diet. We all love foods with crunchy coatings, and that’s an air fryer specialty. Even without traditional panko and other high-carb coatings, air fryers can turn low-carb substitutes into that same crispiness you crave.
Besides that, air fryers are incredibly versatile. The first time I cooked a steak in an air fryer I was certain it was going to be a total waste of a good piece of meat. Oh my was I ever wrong! Try the recipe below for boneless ribeyes and you’ll see what I mean.
Perhaps the other most surprising aspect of this little appliance comes through in breads and desserts. Air fryers do a beautiful job of all kinds of baked goods. The ones below are keto friendly, so you can feel like you’re dining on decadence without wrecking your diet.
Keto Air Fryer Recipes
Appetizers & Snacks
- Keto Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
These fries get a crispy coating from almond flour and parmesan cheese, and simple seasoning gives them great flavor.
- Air Fried Kale Chips
These add tasty crunch to any meal, and they’re great for game-day food or any time snacking.
- Low Carb Air Fried Mushrooms
Your air fryer makes these healthier, and the low carb coating makes them keto friendly.
- Air Fried Pickles Recipe
Fried pickles used to be sinful, but with this recipe and your air fryer you can indulge without consequences.
- Air Fryer Green Bean Fries
Here’s another keto-friendly way to indulge in a snack that’s salty, crunchy, and healthy too.
Chicken & Turkey
- Air Fryer Grilled Chicken
This is a great recipe to make and freeze. Serve alone as a main dish, add to salads, or make sandwiches and wraps.
- Air-Fryer Almond Chicken
Almonds give these chicken breasts a delicious, toasty crunch – not your ordinary “fried” chicken!
- Air-Fryer Fajita-Stuffed Chicken
These may be the best fajitas you ever eat – chicken breast slit open and packed full of onion, bell pepper, cheese, and the perfect Mexican seasonings.
- Keto Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats
Using tangy buffalo sauce gives you a great way to use up leftover chicken, and you get your veggies and protein in one dish.
- Air Fryer Keto Chicken Parmesan
For feeding a family, the author suggests serving this classic taste treat over zoodles for keto dieters, and over pasta for kids and other family members.
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- Air Fryer Turkey Breast Cutlets
Serve as a main dish or use in salads or wraps. Use simple seasonings for delicious turkey that is keto, low carb, and diabetic friendly.
- Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs
You only need 7 ingredients to make these low carb meatballs. They’re great for a main dish served with sides or for a hot and hearty appetizer.
Beef & Pork
- Air Fryer Boneless Ribeyes
Chances are you will be shocked at how well steak turns out in an air fryer – absolutely delicious!
- Air Fryer Teriyaki Beef Tips
You can choose from a variety of marinades in this recipe, which is a good thing because you’re going to love this dish enough to cook it often.
- Air Fryer Steak Bites and Mushrooms
Ribeye steak is the all-time favorite choice, but with today’s beef prices you may want to try a lower cost cut such as chuck shoulder steak.
- Air-Fryer Keto Meatballs
The secret to low carb meatballs that don’t fall apart is replacing the breadcrumbs with another binding agent. In this recipe that’s Parmesan and mozzarella cheese.
- Air Fryer Cheesy Keto Corn Dogs
Start with cheese hot dogs, and in less than 30 minutes you can satisfy your corn dog craving.
- Keto Air Fryer Classic Pizza
Start with an almond based crust and add tomato sauce and your favorite keto-friendly pizza toppings.
- Keto Air Fryer Sausage Balls
What is game day without sausage balls?! Don’t worry, you can stick to your diets and still enjoy your favorite appetizer.
- Air Fryer Sausage McGriddle Breakfast Sandwich
Craving fast food? Try this copycat keto version of the famous McDonald’s menu item.
- Air Fryer Twisted Bacon
This list wouldn’t be complete without instructions for making this trendy treat in the air fryer.
Fish & Seafood
- Keto Coconut Shrimp
One of my personal favorites, coconut shrimp makes an excellent appetizer for special occasions and main dish for any time.
- Air Fryer Salmon Teriyaki Recipe
Air fryers do a great job cooking salmon, and the keto teriyaki sauce in this recipe creates a sweet, caramelized top crust.
- Air Fryer Shrimp with Lemon and Pepper
Original recipe serves this shrimp over pasta, but you can substitute zoodles or cauliflower rice, or simply serve the shrimp as is.
Eggs & Meatless
- Air Fryer Scrambled Eggs
Eggs are a staple of the Keto diet, and yes, you definitely can cook them in your air fryer.
- Crispy Keto Ricotta Stuffed Eggplant Rounds
The secret to this crunchy coating is pork rinds! For eggplant lovers this makes a great side or main dish.
- Air Fryer Stuffed Baby Artichokes
The stuffing is spinach dip, and these can be ready in 30 minutes. You may have just met your new favorite recipe of all time!
- Air Fryer Parmesan Zucchini
The seasoning is simple – dried Italian Seasoning – and the results are outstanding.
- Air Fryer Broccoli
Your air fryer speeds up cooking time and gives this lightly seasoned broccoli a nice crisp.
- Keto Onion Rings
A touch of smoked paprika gives these onion rings flavor that’s slightly different and definitely delicious.
- Easy Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
Add blue cheese dip and these super spicy cauliflower bites also make a healthy appetizer any crowd will love.
- Keto Cheesy Zucchini Noodles
This could easily become your new favorite keto comfort food.
- Crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
The recipe calls for Everything Bagel seasoning and explains how to make your own if you don’t have that on hand.
- Baked Sweet Potato Cauliflower Patties
No eggs are needed for the patties, and the recipe includes link to “Summery Dip”.
- Air Fryer Green Beans
Green beans are a standard healthy side dish, but once you try them air fried you won’t ever cook them any other way.
- Air Fryer Vegetable Kabobs
Though we list these as a side, these healthy veggie kabobs also make an excellent appetizer or snack.
- Air Fryer Mushrooms
The lemon and garlic butter sauce makes these the perfect accompaniment for most any meat dish, or add them to a pizza, wrap, burger or sandwich.
- Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
All you need are 3 ingredients and 15 minutes to make this scrumptious side dish. You can’t beat that!
- Keto Fried Green Tomatoes
Here is a low carb version of the original southern classic. Most of us love them perfectly plain, but the recipe includes a link to a Keto Ranch Dressing recipe for dipping if you like.
Breads & Desserts
- [Low Carb] Air Fryer Biscuits
Cheddar cheese makes these biscuits a great side for beef, pork, chicken, and most any protein dish.
- Keto Air Fryer Garlic Cheese Bread
With only 4 ingredients and 20 minutes to prepare and cook, you can enjoy this delicious bread any time.
- Crispy Garlic Keto Croutons
Add the perfect keto crunch to soups and salads. Make ahead, and these can be stored in an air tight container for up to two weeks.
- Keto Cranberry Orange Muffins
The author notes that these do not work well in an “air fryer oven”. Those things are not air fryers. They are jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none appliances.
- Best Keto Brownies
In just 30 minutes you can make peanut butter brownies that are low carb, moist, and delicious.
- Keto Air Fryer Churro Sticks
It’s hard to find really tasty Keto sweets, but these are definitely worth a try for dessert or snacking.
- Keto Donut Holes
Indulge your craving for cinnamon sugar donuts with only 1g net carb per donut hole.
- Low Carb Air Fryer Cheesecake
This crustless cheesecake is quick and easy to make using your blender, and it cooks in just 10 minutes. The only difficult part is that after cooking it must be refrigerated for at least 2 hours before you can dive in!
- Air-Fried Spiced Apples
In just 15 minutes you can make a wonderfully healthy dessert that will remind you of homemade apple pie>
- Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
This sweet potato treat will remind you of churro fries. The combination of cinnamon and whole cane sugar or Swerve gives you a healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Air Fryer Gluten-Free Chocolate Lava Cake
This super simple recipe makes a single serving, but it gives you options to easily increase to serve 2 or 3.
- Low Carb Chocolate Chip Coookies in the Air Fryer
If you haven’t discovered it yet, air fryers do a beautiful job on baked goods. Give baking a try with these tempting chocolate chip cookies, golden brown outside and gooey in the center.
- Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut butter cookies are everyone’s favorite, and this sugar-free, low-carb version can be made in your air fryer.
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