If you don’t already have an Instant Pot, specifically one with an air fryer lid, you’ll probably want one after checking out this list of Instant Pot air fryer lid recipes.
What exactly are “lid recipes,” you ask? Well, if you have an Instant Pot, you may already know. If you don’t, though, that may sound a little weird.
Some Instant Pots have a special lid attachment called an air fryer lid.
The lid allows your Instant Pot to double as a slow cooker and an air fryer and keeps you from having to buy a separate small appliance just for air frying benefits.
In short, it allows your Instant Pot to do so much more!
Whether you already have a lid attachment or are thinking about getting one, here are 20 Instant Pot air fryer lid recipes to inspire you.
You haven’t had chicken wings until you’ve had air fryer chicken wings.
Trust me on that! These are absolutely the crispiest wings you’ll ever taste.
It’s like getting the benefits of fried chicken (crispy, crunchy crusts) and the benefits of chicken wings (juicy, flavorful taste) in one delicious package.
You can make them with or without sauce. If you’re doing naked wings, all you’ll need are the wings themselves and some Cajun seasoning.
That’s it – no grease, no oil, no anything.
Baked potatoes are so yummy. If they weren’t so full of carbs, I could eat them for practically every meal.
If you’re looking for a way to make the creamiest possible baked potatoes, pull out your Instant Pot and the air fryer attachment because together, they make the best baked potatoes ever.
The outer skin is thin and crispy, and the inside of the potato is wonderfully fluffy.
They take about 40 minutes to prepare, so stick them in and have your toppings ready to go!
These may not look like chips, but if they smell like chips, crunch like chips, and taste nice and salty like chips… Well, you get the idea!
They have all the wonderful benefits of chips, but they’re much healthier, and you can make them in your air fryer attachment in less than 15 minutes.
Fries are the perfect side dish for practically anything.
If you want to make thin, crispy, wonderfully salty fries without all the grease and oil, break out your air fryer.
With it, you can make a batch of fries in only 25 minutes. All you’ll need are potatoes, olive oil, salt, black pepper, paprika, and cornstarch.
If one of your favorite appetizers to order in restaurants is an order of fried pickles, you’re in luck because now you can make your own.
With this recipe, you can make pickles that are sour, garlicky, smoky, and just a tiny bit spicy all at once.
And yes, they get fantastically crunchy in the air fryer, so don’t worry about ending up with soggy pickles.
6. Yam Fries
If you’re craving French fries but looking for something a bit healthier, try these delightful yam fries instead.
They take only 5 minutes to prepare and about 18 to cook.
Furthermore, aside from the sweet potatoes, all you’ll need is some olive oil, rosemary, smoked paprika, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper.
They’re herby and earthy and taste great with your favorite dipping sauce.
Air fryer mac and cheese sounds like an impossibility, but in reality, it’s a fantastic treat.
It tastes so good that you’ll never want to eat macaroni and cheese cooked any other way.
The outside of the dish gets crispy and crunchy as baked mac and cheese should, but the inside stays super creamy, smooth, and cheesy.
This is one mac and cheese recipe you will not want to lose.
If baked macaroni and cheese wasn’t enough, here’s another ooey-gooey, cheesy treat that’ll have you running out to buy an air fryer in no time.
This recipe combines Italian style and Panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder to make a crispy outer shell surrounding yummy, stretchy mozzarella cheese.
Serve them with marinara sauce for a perfect, 15-minute appetizer (excluding freezer time).
These flavorful fries are just as crunchy and flavorful as the mozzarella sticks, but they’re a bit healthier.
Instead of mozzarella cheese, zucchini is at the center of these fantastic fries.
They’ll take a little longer to prepare and cook (about 25 minutes total) but require only seven ingredients.
These four-ingredient potato chips are insanely easy to make with your air fryer, and they’re less greasy than bagged potato chips and crispier than oven-baked ones.
All you’ll really need to make them are potatoes, water, salt, and olive oil, but I like to season mine with garlic salt, crushed red pepper, chives, and dried parsley.
The great thing about homemade potato chips, though, is that you can make them precisely how you want them to be.
These chicken fingers are tender and juicy on the inside and perfectly crispy and well-seasoned on the outside.
They’re a little bit garlic-y, a little bit smoky, and a whole lot of good.
Of course, you could always bake them in the oven, but they cook a bit faster and get less greasy in the air fryer.
I’m torn on this recipe because I swear by my phenomenal garlic-parmesan Brussels sprouts. They’re the only way I really enjoy Brussels sprouts.
However, cooking sprouts in the air fryer is so much more convenient.
It doesn’t get much easier than tossing around your sprouts in some olive oil and pancetta before dumping them in the basket.
Let them cook for about 9 minutes, then pick the basket up and shake it before letting it cook for another 9 minutes.
(Add a few more minutes for extra crispy sprouts.)
That’s all you have to do. Transfer them to a bowl and drizzle them with the balsamic vinegar glaze.
It’s such a quick and easy process that it’s hard not to love this recipe.
If you’re anything like me, then no one will have to sell you on the gloriousness that is a grilled cheese sandwich.
Grilled cheese sandwiches are divine.
And if you want the most perfect, golden-brown sandwich you’ve ever tried, make it in the air fryer. There’s nothing like it in this world.
14. Air Fryer Steaks
Whether you’re a big steak eater or not, it’s hard not to start salivating at the sight and smell of a steak this good.
Despite how perfect these look, taste, and smell, they’re incredibly simple to make.
All you’ll need are two premium cut steaks, some avocado oil, and your favorite steak seasoning or rub.
Pop them in the air fryer for practically no time at all, and get ready to enjoy juicy, tender, Vegas-quality steaks that’ll practically melt in your mouth with each bite.
This rich and creamy spinach artichoke dip is the ideal appetizer or snack for any dinner, party, or Netflix binge-watching session.
It’s unbelievably cheesy and tasty, and thanks to the addition of garlic and cayenne pepper, it’s better than practically any other spinach artichoke dip available.
You may be wondering, “What on earth is a totcho?” A totcho is that sweet spot between tater tots and nachos, and this casserole combines the best of both worlds.
If you were to picture the tastiest, spiciest, most loaded nachos ever and make them with tater tots instead, you’d have this totcho casserole.
It’s loaded down with everything you’ll want on your nachos – cheese, jalapenos, ground beef, taco seasoning, fire-roasted tomatoes, and more.
The only difference is that you’ll use extra crispy tater tots instead of tortilla chips, and yes, it is as yummy as it sounds.
All you must have to make these super thin, super crispy tortilla pizzas are the tortillas, some pizza sauce, and whatever cheese you like on your pizza.
However, you can go as crazy as you like with the toppings. If you want to stick to the traditional route with pepperoni and ham, that’s okay.
If you want to pile on the veggies for a veggie supreme, that’s perfectly fine, too.
Heck, if you want to load it down with olives, anchovies, pineapples, and bacon bits, you do you!
Either way, this is one of the healthiest and most convenient ways to enjoy pizza.
Yes, you read that correctly; it does say ribs. When I tell you that you can make practically anything in an air fryer, that’s precisely what I mean.
These ribs are the perfect sweet and savory dinner option, and you can make them with nothing but the ribs, some rib rub, bbq sauce, and whatever liquid you think gives them the best taste.
You can also use a bit of liquid smoke if you prefer that rich, smoky taste, but you don’t have to add it.
Whatever you choose to add, these ribs will be fall-off-the-bone delicious and ready in about an hour.
These orange-yellow biscuits may look a little strange, but they’re the ideal fall treat. They’re flaky, slightly sweet, and full of all your favorite fall spices.
Eat them by themselves or slathered with apple butter, jam, or honey.
Whichever toppings you use, you won’t be disappointed in the results.
Best of all, you can make about a dozen of them in less than 30 minutes.
If you enjoy cooked carrots that are crispy on the outside and spectacularly tender on the inside, this recipe is the one you want.
Instead of emphasizing the natural sweetness of the carrots, it calls for plenty of herbs and seasonings, such as chili powder, sugar, garlic salt, butter, and cilantro.
It turns them into an herby, earthy masterpiece that tastes fantastic with just about any main dish with which you want to pair them.
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