37 Easy Keto Air Fryer Recipes That Will Keep You Satisfied and on Track

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Just because you’re testing the ketogenic waters (aka the low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein diet du jour) doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Enter the air fryer, which whips up light and crispy foods with almost no added oil. Believe or not, you can indulge in everything from party appetizers to game day staples to indulgent main courses on this popular meal plan. Here are 37 keto air fryer recipes to get you started.

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1. Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli

Who knew a side dish could be so addictive? (It pairs well with just about everything.)

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2. Low-Carb Keto Fried Chicken

We knew there was a reason we liked the keto diet, and that reason is soul food.

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3. Easy Keto, Low-Carb Vegetarian Air Fryer Buffalo Wings

Cauliflower can truly do anything. Pass the blue cheese dressing, please.

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4. Low-Carb Keto Paleo Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets

We’ve never met a nugget we didn’t like love. Ketchup isn't keto, but Buffalo sauce is fair game.

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5. Clean Air Fryer Roasted Brussels Sprouts

They’re crispy and caramelized, just the way we like them. (Oh, and they'll taste even better finished with crumbled bacon.)

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6. Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Almond flour breading is low-carb, gluten-free and downright delicious.

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7. Air Fryer Bacon and Cream Cheese-Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

This appetizer is equal parts spicy and creamy, so it's destined for your next cocktail party (or any random weeknight).

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8. Low-Carb Whole30 Paleo Salmon Cakes

They check all the keto-friendly boxes. Have them with a salad or on a low-carb wrap.

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9. Cilantro Ranch Sweet Potato Cauliflower Patties

Two beloved veggies in one dish? Swoon. Feel free to substitute sweet potatoes with carrots or double down on the cauliflower if you want to minimize the carbs.

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10. Easy Air Fried Zucchini Chips

Making them low-carb is as simple as swapping breadcrumbs for crushed pork rinds. Genius.

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11. Air Fryer Parmesan Shrimp

We’d eat these bright, cheesy shrimp every day if we could, ideally on a bed of zoodles.

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12. Keto Steak Nuggets with Chipotle Ranch Dip

Once you’ve had Parmesan breading, you’ll never go back to regular breadcrumbs. Trust.

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13. Gochujang Chicken Wings

You need this Korean chili paste in your pantry like, yesterday.

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14. Air Fryer Salmon Teriyaki

The marinade is made with brown monk fruit sweetener instead of real sugar to keep the carbs low.

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15. Avocado Fries

The breading calls for keto-friendly almond flour, Cajun seasoning and unsweetened shredded coconut.

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16. Low-Carb Queso Fundido

A big pot of cheese and chorizo for dinner? Don't mind if we do.

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17. Air Fryer Lemon and Herb Tilapia

Feel free to use whatever white fish you have on hand, like cod or haddock.

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18. Air Fryer Parmesan Chicken Tenders

If you're on the keto diet, nix the breadcrumbs (and pile on the cheese).

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19. Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

This quick, easy dinner only requires 20 minutes of your time and a handful of pantry staples.

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20. Keto Fried Pickles

If you're not dunking them in creamy ranch dressing, you're doing it wrong.

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21. Air Fryer Salmon Kebabs

They come together in the air fryer in minutes. But come summer, you should definitely grill the kebabs on the barbecue instead.

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22. French Onion Chicken Breast with Fontina Cheese

We're *always* in the mood for caramelized onions and melted cheese.

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23. Tomato-Basil Scallops

So simple and sophisticated. Bookmark them now to cook for Valentine's Day dinner in February.

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24. Gluten-Free Keto Mozzarella Sticks

Almond and coconut flours keep the mozz sticks keto-friendly, while crushed pork rinds provide low-carb crunch.

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25. Air Fryer Steak

All you need is meat, butter and a stocked spice rack. In the words of Ina Garten, how easy is that?

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26. Air Fryer Stuffed Baby Artichokes

They're stuffed with spinach dip. Need we say more?

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27. Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Wings

These 35-minute crowd-pleasers were made for your Super Bowl spread.

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28. Stuffed Tomatoes with Spinach and Cheese

Picture yourself chowing down on these alfresco with a keto cocktail (yup, they're a thing) in hand.

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29. Air Fryer Boneless Turkey Breast Roast

Garlic + rosemary + herbes de Provence = a foolproof spice rub.

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30. Air Fryer Keto Onion Rings

Sorry, what'd you say? We couldn't hear you over all our crunching.

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31. Air Fryer Roast Chicken

That's right—just dump in the whole damn bird and let the air fryer work its magic.

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32. Prosciutto-Wrapped Brie

Think you won't be able to indulge on the keto diet? This ooey-gooey wheel of deliciousness begs to differ.

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33. Easy Air Fryer Pork Chops

Dinner will be on the table in 25 minutes flat *and* you'll stay full all night, since each serving boasts 49 grams of protein. Feel free to spritz the chops with fresh lemon before serving.

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34. Perfect Air Fryer Salmon

Paprika, salt, pepper and citrus juice are all it takes to make a killer fillet of fish, but you could totally spruce the salmon up with fresh herbs too.

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35. Air Fryer Kale Chips

While bacon and cheese are allowed on keto, spuds unfortunately aren't. But who needs potato chips when you have this vitamin-rich alternative that takes only four minutes to cook?

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36. Crispy Air Fryer Cod

Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside and a million times healthier than fried fish. Might we suggest making a sugar-free tartar sauce to go with it?

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37. Air Fryer Sausage McGriddle Breakfast Sandwich

All hail this fast food copycat recipe that substitutes those iconic syrupy buns with cheesy almond flour "bread."

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