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15 Best Air Fryer Cookbooks Worth Reading in 2022

They'll make weeknight meal prep *way* easier.

best air fryer cookbooks

The air fryer is a kitchen appliance that's become wildly popular in the last few years—and it's no wonder! Essentially, it's a countertop oven that uses a high-powered fan to circulate extra-hot air and produce crispy, juicy fried foods with little to no fat or oil. As you can imagine, this lets you easily try all kinds of air fryer recipes. All you need is a cookbook for some inspiration.

You might assume the gadget is only good for making lightened-up versions of deep-fried favorites like mac and cheese balls, egg rolls, and chicken tenders, but the best air fryer cookbooks on the market prove that simply isn't the case. If you have a pretty packed schedule like Ree Drummond, a great air fryer cookbook will help you make breakfast foods, delicious dinner recipes, appetizers, and even sweets like apple desserts with little effort. Great recipes aside, the best air fryer cookbooks include tips and tricks for getting the most out of the gadget. Some even include comparisons of the best air fryers on the market. Whether you received an air fryer as a gift and are totally clueless about how to use it or you're an air fryer pro looking for advanced recipes to try, there's an air fryer cookbook for you in this guide. (Want even more ideas? Check out these air fryer chicken recipes!)

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Air Fryer for Beginners
'The Super Easy Air Fryer Cookbook'
Now 35% off

You've finally hopped on the air fryer train and got yourself this fun new appliance. Now what? Brandi Crawford, the blogger behind Stay Snatched, published a book just for you. She breaks down the basics: the best ingredients to keep on hand, fresh and frozen cooking charts, and air fryer tricks like how to avoid overcrowding the basket. Then she dives into quick, easy recipes for fried chicken and waffles, French fries, coconut shrimp, and more.

Best-Seller in Low-Fat Cooking
'The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook'
Now 54% off

Gina Homolka, the recipe developer behind Skinnytaste, returns with a book of 75 recipes dedicated to making air fryer dinners easier and healthier. She started experimenting with an air fryer after receiving requests from her readers. Gina's book includes recipes for healthy air fryer dinners like beef tataki with lemon-ginger dressing, as well as lightened up general Tso's cauliflower, cinnamon rolls, and onion rings—all with nutritional information and labels like gluten-free, dairy-free, keto-friendly, and vegetarian. These recipes stay true to her signature "light on calories, big on flavor."

Best Cookbook for Two
'The Essential Air Fryer Cookbook for Two'
Now 42% off

Cooking for one or two people can be hard. This book comes to the rescue with easy, tasty meals where you don't have to halve recipes or eat leftovers for days. Bonus: You can make most of the recipes in 30 minutes or less.

Bestseller for Fryers
'Air Fryer Cookbook'

Whether you're a beginner or an advanced air fryer, these 600 recipes will help stave off cooking fatigue. If you get tired of eating the same dishes over and over again, consider this top air fryer cookbook.

Best Upgrade
'The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook'

This 2022 edition of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook really lives up to its name. With 1000 flavorful and effortless recipes, you'll find simple recipes for meals and sides, helpful cooking tips, and info on how to make a delicious meal with scarce cooking time

2,500+ Reviews
'Air Fry Everything!' Cookbook

The Blue Jean Chef Meredith Laurence really does mean everything! This high-rated cookbook has over 130 recipes, including takes on restaurant favorites like blooming onions, onion rings, egg rolls, and more. Plus, she'll show you how to make elevated dishes like salmon, pork chops, and rib eye steak. Yum!

2,000+ Reviews
'Air Fryer Perfection' Cookbook
Now 54% off

Perfection is exactly what you'll get with this option from America's Test Kitchen. They take their air frying very seriously—in fact, they cooked more than 70 pounds of potatoes to find the right recipe for French fries! If you feel that same passion, then this cookbook with tried-and-true dishes (most of which only take 45 minutes or less) won't disappoint.

Over 300 Recipes
'The Essential Air Fryer Cookbook'
Now 40% off

They don't describe it as the air fryer bible for nothing! You'll find tips and accurate timings for a variety of slow cooker sizes, not to mention a ton of mouthwatering recipes. Zucchini fries? Blueberry crisp? Jalapeno poppers? Fried Oreos? *Drools.*

Beautiful Photography
'Air Fry Every Day' Cookbook
Now 24% off

LA Times cooking columnist Ben Mims will save you from your recipe rut with ideas for flavor-packed dishes like Memphis-style BBQ pork ribs, cheesy pull-apart garlic bread, and chile-brined fried calamari. And if you tend to eat with your eyes, you'll appreciate the mouthwatering photos.

Editor's Pick!
'Party in an Air Fryer' Cookbook

If the title doesn't pull you in, perhaps the 75+ delish (har, har, har) recipes will. They include mozzarella sticks, empanadas, pizza, veggies, churro chips, and so much more goodness.

'Good Housekeeping Air Fryer Cookbook'
Now 21% off

You can trust that the recipes in this book won't give you a hard time: Our friends over at the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen triple tested every single one of them. It's a great choice if you're looking for quick, crowd-pleasing weeknight dinners (speedy eggplant parm, anyone?) or kid-friendly bites like zucchini tots and cauliflower popcorn.

Under $10
'Epic Air Fryer Cookbook'

In this comprehensive guide, Emily Paster shares plenty of tips and tricks for getting the most out of your air fryer, along with 100 recipes (lemon-lavender doughnuts included!). It's another great choice for anyone looking to get creative with the gadget.

Best for Vegans
The Essential Vegan Air Fryer Cookbook
Now 27% off

Vegans—or anyone who wants to eat healthier—will enjoy this cookbook that satisfies all your cravings. Expect deliciousness like miso-glazed Brussels sprouts, BBQ jackfruit nachos, cinnamon crisps, and more. There are over 80 recipes for breakfast, breads, sides, mains, and desserts, so you're totally covered with this buy.

Editor's Pick
'Every Day Easy Air Fryer' Cookbook

You can make a lot more than better-for-you fries and chicken wings in your air fryer, and best-selling cookbook author Urvashi Pitre can show you how. The self-proclaimed #GadgetGeek (she published The Indian Instant Pot Cookbook in 2017) focuses on fresh ingredients and bold global flavors, so you'll be whipping up paneer tikka bites and poblano cheese frittatas in no time.

Best for Keto Recipes
'Keto Air Fryer' Cookbook
Now 30% off

The ketogenic diet is all about drastically reducing your carb intake in order to trick your body into burning fat instead of glucose. This book is filled with more than 100 low-carb air fryer recipes including mojito lamb chops, cheeseburger meatballs, and fried cauliflower rice.

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