17 Best Keto Air Fryer Recipes [Easy Low-Carb Ideas]

Easy keto air fryer recipes, from crispy zucchini fries to seasoned pork chops, and chicken wings to spicy broccoli. Low-carb meals and sides to help you keep it keto.

17 Best Keto Air Fryer Recipes [Easy Low-Carb Ideas]

Your air fryer can be a versatile tool that helps you get dinner on the table in no time, even if you are following a specific diet. These keto air fryer recipes are proof that anyone can make flavorful dishes every day of the week.

Each of these easy air fryer recipes is low-carb, high-protein, and loaded with flavor. Whether you want crispy meaty mains or simple vegetable sides, we have something for everyone.

Italian Sausage

air fryer italian sausage

Use your home air fryer to make golden brown and juicy air fryer Italian sausage without the excess fat and grease. Because Italian sausage is often seasoned well, this recipe requires almost no preparation, making it a great dish to rustle up when you’re short on time.

Simply place the sausage links in your cooker’s basket, set it to the appropriate temperature, and let the hot air inside cook them evenly. Use canola oil spray with a high smoke point to fry the sausage. Remember to add water to your fryer’s drawer before cooking and line the bottom of the basket with parchment paper.

Pork Chops

pork chops

An air fryer is a versatile tool that can make many more dishes than you might think, including pork chops. This recipe coats pork chops in a flavorful crust made of seasonings such as paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper—no high-carbohydrate breadcrumb coating needed.

To make pork chops in the air fryer, place them directly in the basket and cook for 9 to 12 minutes depending on their thickness. 

Chicken Wings

chicken wings

Using an air fryer is a great way to make some of your favorite treats, such as chicken wings, without dealing with the mess (and extra fat) that comes with deep frying. For extra crispy wings, this recipe uses baking powder as a low-carb alternative to flour. 

To make crispy air fryer chicken wings, air fry at low heat then increase the heat to finish the wings. You can customize this recipe with your choice of seasoning blend or dipping sauce.

Broccoli

broccoli

If you need to prepare a vegetable side for dinner but are running low on time (and energy), this air fryer recipe for broccoli will hit the spot. Plus, the flavorful air fryer-roasted broccoli is a guaranteed hit with the whole family.

All you need for this recipe is broccoli, olive oil, and your choice of seasonings for this low-carb side. Just coat the broccoli in the seasonings and cook in the air fryer for eight minutes, shaking halfway through.

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken parmesan is a delicious comfort food, but it is fussy to make, and the breadcrumb coating rockets up the carb count. This recipe is both easy to make thanks to the air fryer and keto-friendly thanks to the lower carb count. 

Instead of coating the chicken breasts in breadcrumbs, coat them in Parmesan cheese and ground pork rinds. After cooking the “breaded” chicken breast, top with marinara sauce and cheese and finish cooking.

Garlic Mushrooms

garlic mushrooms

This air fryer, low-carb side dish is packed with flavor thanks to the garlic-infused sauce. Even mushroom skeptics will like this side dish, and the mushrooms won’t get soggy thanks to the air fryer preparation method.

Besides mushrooms and garlic, you will need oil, salt, pepper, and green onions and balsamic vinegar if you want to get fancy for this recipe. Coat the halved mushrooms in the seasonings, then fry for about 10 minutes, shaking halfway through.

Garlic Butter Salmon

Garlic Butter Salmon

Salmon is high in heart-healthy fats and experts recommend eating fish at least once a week. Add salmon to your rotation without too much effort thanks to this easy, flavorful recipe. 

Besides salmon, you will need melted butter, parmesan cheese, minced garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper for a low-carb sauce. Make the sauce, pour it over the salmon, then cook in the air fryer for about five minutes, until flaky. Finish with a squeeze of lemon for extra flavor.

Zucchini Fries

Zucchini Fries

This recipe is salty and savory just like your favorite takeout fries, but it is lower in calories thanks to the replacement of potatoes with zucchini. Plus, making fries in an air fryer is much easier than using a deep fryer and you won’t be in danger of splattering with hot oil.

Besides zucchini, you will need egg, almond flour, and grated parmesan for the coating, plus your choice of seasonings. Cut the zucchini into sticks, dredge in the coating, and fry, being careful not to overcrowd the basket.

Avocado Fries

Avocado Fries

Avocado is another low-carb alternative to traditional potato fries. The contrast between the crispy coating and the creamy avocado slices adds an extra layer of indulgence you won’t find in traditional fries!

Besides sliced avocado, you will need egg, almond flour, and parmesan cheese to make the low-carb coating for this recipe. Cook the breaded fries for about 10 minutes, until crispy. 

Bacon

keto air fryer bacon

If you love making bacon but are sick of the clean-up that comes when grease splatters over the stove, then this recipe is for you. Bacon is also a great ingredient to have on hand for keto recipes, particularly when it comes to making fat bombs, so keep this recipe in your repertoire.

The only ingredient that you need for this recipe is bacon. Place it in your air fryer basket, cutting the strips in half if they’re too thick to improve the fit. Cook for 7 to 9 minutes, depending on the thickness.

Breakfast Frittatas

Breakfast Frittatas

Start your day with an easy, filling, yet low-carb recipe that you can make easily in your air fryer. These breakfast frittatas are packed with flavor thanks to the shredded cheese, mushrooms, and other vegetables that you can adjust to your tastes.

To make the frittata, whisk the eggs and cream, then add the other ingredients. Pour into a baking pan, then bake until the eggs set.

Kale Chips

air fryer kale chips

You can use your air fryer to whip up healthy, keto-friendly snacks such as kale chips. These crunchy, savory chips are low in carbohydrates but are satisfying to snack on no matter the time of day.

To make this recipe, you will need kale, neutral oil, and salt. Tear the kale into bite-sized pieces and drizzle with the oil and salt. Fry in the air fryer, taking care not to overcrowd the basket, otherwise the chips won’t be crispy (you may need to work in batches).

Lemon & Pepper Shrimp

lemon pepper shrimp

The air fryer is perfect for making crispy shrimp that is cooked through but not overcooked. You can reheat any leftovers in the air fryer! The best part is that this recipe is keto-friendly because the shrimp gets all of its flavor from a marinade, not a breaded coating. Serve it over cauliflower rice instead of pasta.

Try This Recipe: For this shrimp with lemon and pepper, put shrimp in a ziplock bag along with lemon juice, oil, salt, and pepper, then shake to coat the shrimp thoroughly. Put it in the lined air fryer basket and cook for 7–9 minutes.

Turkey Bacon

turkey bacon

Bacon is an important part of the keto diet because it is high in fat and protein. You can use it to make fat bombs, an important fuel for keto. If you don’t like regular bacon, you can always use turkey bacon, which easily crisps up in the air fryer.

Try This Recipe: To cook turkey bacon in the air fryer, just place it directly on the basket, making sure not to overlap the slices, and cook for five minutes on each side.

Chicken Breast

air fryer chicken breast

Although it is not the best cut of meat for keto, chicken breast is still a good foundation for this diet thanks to its high protein content. While most people only use their air fryer for breaded, fried chicken, you can also use it to make this keto-friendly recipe that relies on thorough seasoning for flavor.

Try This Recipe: To make these air fryer chicken breasts, start by seasoning both sides of the breast with your choice of seasoning (the recipe recommends salt, pepper, garlic, and oregano). Then, cook for 10 minutes on each side, being careful not to overcook it.

Chicken Parmesan

air fryer chicken parmesan

Chicken parmesan is delicious, but its high carb content makes it unhealthy, especially if you’re on a keto diet, and making it is such a hassle. This recipe takes care of both concerns by making the chicken breast keto-friendly and using an air fryer instead of a regular deep fryer.

Try This Recipe: This keto-friendly chicken parmesan swaps out breadcrumbs in favor of ground pork rinds and Parmesan cheese. Spray with cooking oil, cook on one side for 10 minutes, then flip it over to finish cooking and serve it with marinara sauce and cheese.

Bacon-Stuffed Jalapeños

bacon wrapped cheese jalapeno poppers

Are you looking for a snack that you can serve for watching the game or at a barbecue that won’t make a mess of your kitchen or your diet? Then this air fryer bacon-stuffed jalapeños recipe is for you. The spice of the jalapeños blends with the creaminess of the filling and crispy bacon for a flavor bomb in your mouth.

Try This Recipe: To make these bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers, cut peppers in half and clean them. Stuff with a filling of cream and cheddar cheeses, top with bacon slices, and cook in the air fryer until the bacon is crispy.

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