Air Fryer Veggies

I'm a little behind on my blogging. I have been pretty busy though. Every afternoon it seems there is something to do. We go for our walk if it’s not raining. I have been filling some crochet orders. This means trips to Hobby Lobby. I love going there so when someone asks me to crochet something for them in a color I do not have, I’m like “yes!” I need to go to Hobby Lobby. Then I'm in there for 30 minutes just to pick up a roll a yarn.

Now that I'm finally settled down, I want to share with you some veggie recipes that I've made in my new air fryer. I have used it every day since I got it. Everyone asks me what kind of air fryer I got. It is a 5 qt.“Gourmia digital air fryer”. It was a sweet gift from my daughters boyfriend. Yep he's a charmer.

Since I have been eating healthier, fried foods is something I have stayed away from. But now I can enjoy the taste of fried foods without actually frying them. We usually cook anything we want to be crispy on a baking sheet and place in the oven. The oven takes 10 minutes to preheat, and baking something for 20 minutes can heat a kitchen up therefore keeping the air condition running during the Summer. We usually take it to the grill at that point but sometimes that's a hassle. Now I have this cool little cooking vessel that will cook just about anything an oven or microwave will cook without using oil and in just half the time. 

Here are a few veggie sides that I have made so far. 

Zucchini Fries (rolled in pork skin).

Wash and cut zucchini. Roll in egg and milk mixture and toss in 
crushed pork skins as you would bread crumbs. 
Spray with olive oil.
Cook 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

Frozen Veggie Tots

Open bag pour into fryer. 
Cook 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Shake to toss half way through.

Chick Peas

Drain can of chick peas. Pat dry and pour into air fryer. 
Season to taste (I just added a little salt and pepper).
Cook 400 degrees for 15 minutes. 
*These turned out like crunchy nuts and made a great healthy snack. 

Frozen Broccoli

Open bag and pour into air fryer. Season to taste.
Cook 400 for 15 minutes.

2 Ingredient Bagels
(I know this is not a veggie, but too cool not to share)

Make a dough using 1/2 cup Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup Self rising flour.
Shape into bagels. Brush with egg wash.
Cook 350 for 15 minutes

I prefer fresh or frozen veggies over the breaded veggies but I really wanted to try those tots. We also did okra and sweet potato chips. 

Here are some tips to remember.
If using frozen foods there is no need to spray with oil.
If using fresh or canned you should spray with cooking spray. 

I have yet to cook any meats in the air fryer but you can actually cook a whole turkey breast or chicken in this thing!

Do you own an air fryer? If so, what are some of your favorite things to make in it?


  1. WOW, they all do look delicious. I guess we in this area do love our 'fried taste' to steamed. Gotta look into this.
    Love from your old home town,
    Sherry & jack

  2. Hi Lisa,
    How nice to receive the air fryer from your daughters boyfriend. It's great the you are using it so much and making these nice recipes. I bet everything tastes delicious.
    We started up our knitting and crochet group at my church again and I am busy trying to knit a cowl with chunky yarn. You sound like you are busy in a good way.
    Have a nice week and a Happy Easter.

  3. Our favorite treat from the air fryer is Buffalo Wings! I made them just the other night - we'll have air fryer wings with a tasty salad, perfect yummy dinner. I love wings, but never order them out because they are deep fried. This is the perfect solution!! FYI mozzarella sticks do not work in the air fryer...the cheese leaks out and you are left with empty shells! I'd love to try 'fried' ravioli, though....yum!!

  4. OH and by the way I need to try those chick peas!!

  5. My daughter recently got an air fryer oven and is leaning to make many things so I'll have to pass on these tips to her.

    Thanks for sharing,
    mostly known as 'ma'

  6. YUM!! All of that looks so delicious! I cannot wait to get home and off this business trip so that I can purchase my air fryer and start trying some of these things! Hope you are having a great week and have a blessed Easter! Hugs!

  7. oh myyyyyyy ... I better go eat lunch now

  8. Air fryer's are getting very popular.
    Thanks for sharing these.

    All the best Jan

  9. enjoy your air fryer. the food looks scrumptious.

  10. this sounds so super yummy would love to have an air fryer may have to look into them thanks for sharing
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  13. My mom will love these veggie recipes. I highly appreciate for such useful information.