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When it comes to life-saving kitchen appliances, there’s no forgetting our beloved air fryer.
With its ability to deliver perfectly crispy meals and snacks with little or no oil, it is certainly one kitchen appliance everyone deserves to enjoy.
And although a lot of air fryer recipes feature meat products like chicken, pork and so on, there are still a lot of amazing meatless recipes you can make with it.
If you’re on a plant-based diet, or are looking for the best vegetarian or even vegan air fryer recipes to make today, then you’ve come to the right place.
In this post, you’ll discover 25 drool-worthy vegetarian air fryer recipes to make today. Vegan options are also included.
From main dishes, to sides, to appetizers and more, there’s almost no limit to the kind of yummy delicacies you could make.
Let’s get right into it.
25 Vegetarian Air Fryer Recipes
1) Air Fryer Tofu
You’ve never had tofu this good. Marinated, perfectly-fried, and then blessed with a nice spicy Asian sauce, this is one tofu recipe that’ll have you going back for seconds.
2) Parmesan Cauliflower Gnocchi Dippers
This is one of the easiest snacks to make in your air fryer. And it’s also kind of healthy too.
It features cauliflower gnocchi seasoned to perfection and covered with some delicious parmesan, paired with the perfect dip of your choice.
You only need a couple of minutes to make this, which makes it a great snack or appetizer to enjoy, even on a busy day.
3) Air Fryer Garlic Bread
If you’re a fan of garlic bread, then you’re absolutely going to adore this recipe. It only takes about 10 minutes and 5 ingredients to get this done, and you won’t be able to get enough.
4) Air Fryer Zucchini Chips
If you’re looking for a healthy and tasty snack, then these zucchini chips are a must-try.
They’re the perfect thing to whip up in just a couple of minutes, and they’re perfect for just about any occasion. Pair with your favorite dip, serve and enjoy.
5) Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms
There’s just no going wrong with stuffed veggies. These air-fried cheesy stuffed mushrooms are sure to have you going back for more.
Super easy to make in under 30 minutes from scratch, and also low carb and keto-friendly too.
6) Air Fryer Egg Rolls
This is one recipe you absolutely have to make with your air fryer. While the traditional version requires you to dunk the rolls in oil, this one achieves the same level of perfect crispiness, with as little as a teaspoon of oil.
And while these vegetarian egg rolls leave out the meat/pork, they’re still packed full of tasty veggies that’ll have you going back for more.
7) Healthy Vegan Onion Rings
Making your favorite onion rings just got easier. This version is also completely plant-based, and also fat-free too.
8) Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers
No matter the occasion, jalapeno poppers are one snack/appetizer that’s always sure to deliver. This version is stuffed with a mix of cream cheese and cheddar, and topped with crunchy breadcrumbs.
And they come together easily in under 15 minutes from start to finish. You’ll certainly be making this more than once.
9) Air Fryer Meatloaf
Meatloaf in the air fryer? You betcha. But don’t worry. These ones are completely “meatless”, but they’re still every bit as delicious, and come out with a great texture too. Even your meat-loving friends are sure to go crazy over this.
10) Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
Here’s another yummy delight made easier thanks to the beloved air fryer. These pizza rolls are as easy to make as it gets. Plus, this version is also vegan-friendly too.
Whip these up easily in just about 20 minutes from scratch. Pair with some ranch, garlic butter, or your favorite sauce of choice.
11) Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks
As crispy as you love them. You won’t want to make mozzarella sticks any other way after this. Pair with your favorite dips and enjoy.
12) Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
Forget buffalo chicken. These cauliflower wings are the perfect meatless substitute to the traditional chicken-based version, and they’re still every bit as flavorful and delicious.
13) Air Fryer Veggie Tots
Who said eating veggies has to be boring? These super simple veggie tots are as delicious as they are healthy.
Made with a sweet potato and kale mix, seasoned to perfection and covered in panko breadcrumbs, these make for the perfect healthy treat even for picky eaters.
You only need a few short minutes to get this going, and they’re sure to please any crowd.
14) Zucchini Corn Fritters
Whether you’re looking for a quick and healthy breakfast or brunch, or even a nice snack or appetizer, these parmesan zucchini corn fritters are the perfect thing to whip up.
They’re super nutritious, but also every bit as delicious and flavorful, and they come together easily in under 30 minutes from start to finish.
15) Air Fryer Veggie Burgers
For when you’re in the mood for some meatless burgers, these veggie burgers are the perfect thing to munch on.
The patties are made with a mix of vegetable protein, wheat gluten and beans, seasoned and cooked to perfection in the air fryer.
No complex processing is needed to make this. These burgers come together easily in just about 20 minutes from start to finish, and are as tasty as can be.
16) Awesome Air Fryer Pizza
It turns out ovens aren’t the only places you can make your favorite pizza. Your air fryer also has that capability. Not to mention it’s also quicker too.
This recipe comes together in under 15 minutes from start to finish, and is going to take your pizza nights to a whole new level.
17) Crispy Tofu Nuggets
Speaking of perfect meatless substitutes, these tofu nuggets will give the traditional chicken nuggets a run for their money.
They’re soft and tender on the inside, and covered in the perfect and equally tasty crispy coating, just like its chicken-based counterpart.
For something this good, you’d be surprised how easy it is to put together. These tofu nuggets come together easily in under 30 minutes from scratch.
18) Korean BBQ Chickpeas
These tasty BBQ chickpeas make for a nice healthy snack idea to munch on during the day.
19) Air Fryer Potato Wedges
An even easier take on your classic potato wedges. And unlike the oven-made version that requires about 30 minutes (or more) of cook time, the air fryer achieves the same yummy and crispy result in just about 15 minutes.
20) Air Fryer Carrots
Looking for more interesting ways to enjoy your veggies? Well look no further. This yummy delight offers you three interesting ways to enjoy some tasty carrots (spicy, savory, or sweet).
Either ways, they come out absolutely amazing, and are sure to satisfy your cravings. And it takes only a few minutes to get this done.
21) Vegan Air Fryer Bacon
Tempeh bacon is a popular plant-based substitute for regular bacon, and it also comes together pretty quickly, and easily in your air fryer.
22) Frozen Sweet Potato Fries
Next time you’re in the mood for some tasty fries, be sure to try out these super easy and delicious sweet potato fries. You won’t want to make fries any other way after this.
23) Air Fried Avocado Tacos
Your search for the ultimate meatless tacos ends here. These delicious vegetatrian avocado tacos will get you addicted in no time.
It features taco-seasoned and panko covered avocados, fried to perfection, and combined with other tasty veggies like tomatoes and corn, all topped with an irresistible cilantro lime crema.
24) Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan
This is one of those recipes you never thought could be possible with an air fryer. Until now that is. Well not only is it easier, but it’s also quicker too.
It features eggplant slices, seasoned and fried to crispy perfection, and topped with some nice marinara and Mozzarella. Simple, tasty and satisfying. And it comes together in just a little over 30 minutes from start to finish.
25) 10-Minute Air Fryer Quesadillas
Quesadillas are another amazing Tex-Mex delight that can be made with ease in your air fryer. This vegetarian version comes together in under 10 minutes from start to finish. Talk about quick meals.
It uses a nice and tasty bean, pepper, and cheese filling, and is sure to become your go-to lunch or weeknight dinner option in no time.