25+ Best Vegan Air Fryer Recipes

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These family-friendly vegan air fryer recipes will keep your favorite kitchen tool busy all week! Classic comfort food made healthier and lower in fat.

With savvy kitchen tools like air fryers or Instant Pots, cooking is easier and a lot more fun!

Whipping up crispy tacos, vegan burgers, veggie sides and other party-friendly food is possible with much less cooking time — and you’re rewarded with wonderfully textured lower fat goodness.

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Best Vegan Air Fryer Recipes

Easy Crispy Vegan Tacos
Looking for a delectable weeknight dinner? These simple tacos are super satisfying, thanks to their 4-ingredient queso dipping sauce!
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Crispy Vegan Tacos
One-Pot Pasta with Veggies
This creamy vegan pasta dish is prepared using one pot and an air fryer! With a coconut milk-based sauce, lots of herbs and nutritional yeast, it offers lots of cheesy flavors without any dairy.
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French Toast Sticks
Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these easy vegan French toast sticks will become your new favorite weekend breakfast! They require only a few pantry ingredients to make and offer a wonderful hint of cinnamon.
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Vegan Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed with vegan ground beef, rice, marinara and vegan cheese, these stuffed peppers are so delicious! Made healthier by cooking them in the air fryer, this comforting dinner idea is a must-try.
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Coconut Vegan Shrimp
This delectable vegan mock shrimp is going to blow your mind! It looks so much like real shrimp and tastes very similar to seafood. See how to make it in the air fryer in less than 30 minutes!
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Coconut Vegan Shrimp
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Go from cookie craving to cookie reality in less than 15 minutes with this tasty recipe! Crispy edges and a soft and gooey center will be your reward.
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Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies
Broccoli with Chinese Garlic Sauce
Make this air fryer broccoli as a side or appetizer and serve it with flavorful Chinese garlic dipping sauce! Only 10 minutes of prep time needed.
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Oil-Free Air Fryer Eggplant
Ready for a 30-minute fancy dinner idea? Make this crispy air fryer eggplant and serve it with pasta and marinara sauce! It’s sure to impress anyone.
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Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan
Spiced Potato Wedges
Looking for a quick appetizer or snack when the cravings hit? These easy air fryer potato wedges come out perfectly crispy every time and require only a few simple ingredients to make.
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Air Fryer Tofu Nuggets
Save time while making your favorite vegan nuggets by cooking them in the air fryer! This recipe offers delicious flavor and texture, is high in protein and oil-free.
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Jam-Filled Donuts
These vegan air fryer donuts are easy to make and taste just like your classic jam-filled donuts! Cooked with much less oil and bursting with cinnamon, they will soon become a new favorite.
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Crispy Avocado Fries
Make these crispy vegan air fryer avocado fries for a healthy appetizer or snack! Crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside, they are ready in less than 10 minutes.
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Air Fryer Avocado Fries
Vegan Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
These air fryer breakfast potatoes make the perfect breakfast any day of the week! Crispy and easy to make, you can serve them with tofu scramble, veggies and avocado.
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Vegan Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
Easy Pasta Chips
Pick your favorite pasta and turn it into crispy chips in the air fryer! From salt and vinegar to smoked paprika and tons of other flavoring options, this snack idea is really versatile.
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Air Fryer Cauliflower Steaks
How about some perfectly tender cauliflower steaks with crispy edges for a meatless main? This recipe is low-carb, vegan and can be flavored to your preference.
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Loaded Nachos
This quick and easy recipe for air fryer nachos is perfect for snacking or feeding a crowd! They are crunchy, flavorful and loaded with delicious toppings.
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Air Fryer Pizza
Load up your pizza dough with your favorite vegan fixings and make this easy air fryer pizza within just 10-12 minutes! Delicious comfort food couldn’t get any easier.
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Air Fryer Pizza
Herbed Butternut Squash
Tossed in garlic and herbs, this seasonal plant-based side dish is perfectly flavored and tender. Thanks to the air fryer, it’s much easier to prepare butternut squash — and you only need a fraction of the oil.
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air fryer butternut squash
Air Fryer S’mores
Make your family happy with these 5-minute air fryer s’mores! They are undetectably vegan and taste delicious year-round — no campfire required.
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Vegan Taquitos
These crunchy rolled tacos are packed with flavor and so easy to make! Perfect for lunch, dinner or as a snack, they are filled with a creamy chipotle bean mixture and vegan queso.
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air fryer vegan taquitos
Vegan Bean Burger
Want to make a delicious veggie burger air fryer style? It is so easy, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try it sooner! Serve with your favorite fixings and never look back.
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Italian Tofu in White Wine Sauce
Golden and crispy air-fried tofu meets lemony garlic white wine sauce, juicy cherry tomatoes and cooked pasta in this dish. Who could say no to that?
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Italian Tofu in Garlic White Wine Sauce
Air Fryer Banana Boats
No campfire needed for these sweet banana boats if you have an air fryer! Loaded with almond butter, chocolate chips or other fixings, this is one of the easiest desserts ever.
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Banana Boats
Crispy Onion Rings
These delicious vegan onion rings are so easy to make in the air fryer! Make them as a crowd-pleasing side dish and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
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Spicy Vegan Chicken Sandwich
Crispy, perfectly seasoned and covered in a spicy and savory sauce, this vegan fried chicken sandwich is a hit with the whole family! Make it in the air fryer with only 10 minutes of cooking time.
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Vegan Chicken Sandwich
Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas
These 15-minute air fryer chickpeas are tasty, crunchy, filling and totally delicious! Flavor them with garlic, onion, cumin, paprika, dill, curry or other spices and enjoy.
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25+ Best Vegan Air Fryer Recipes

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
These family-friendly vegan air fryer recipes will keep your favorite kitchen tool busy all week! Classic comfort food made healthier and lower in fat. The following low-fat chips are really versatile, easy to make and perfect finger food.
Serves 4


Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

  • 2 zucchini thinly sliced
  • Spray oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Spices to taste


  • Using a sharp knife or mandoline slicer, cut the zucchini into thin slices.
  • Place the slices in a mixing bowl and add all spices you want to use! Toss to combine.
  • Spray your air fryer with non-stick cooking spray, then add the zucchini slices in a single layer in the basket.
  • Air fry at 350 °F (175 °C) for 5-6 minutes. Flip the chips and fry for an additional 5 minutes, until crispy.
  • Check frequently to prevent any burning!
  • Let cool in a cooling rack and enjoy with your favorite dips.


  • Use for favorite spices from smoked paprika to dill or curry for these zucchini chips!
  • You can also make air fryer chips from potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets or kale.
  • Find 25+ more ideas in the article above!
Course: Family-Friendly
Cuisine: American
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25+ Best Vegan Air Fryer Recipes
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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