Our keto air fryer recipes are the best of both worlds – they fit your low carb lifestyle and they use your favorite appliance at the same time! These are simple low carb and keto recipes that we make often in our home and I bet you will too!
Whether you’re starting a new diet (hello, keto!) or you’ve been following the lifestyle for a long time now, there is one thing that is true…Planning ahead is the key!
Keto can be so simple, but if you don’t have a plan for what to eat each day, it can get tricky fast.
For that reason, we always have low carb snacks on hand, plenty of go-to options in our fridge and pantry, and a meal plan for the whole week. It keeps me on track and helps me stick with a low carb way of eating.
Another favorite tip for keto is to make dinner easy! You’ll be cooking from scratch a lot, so having easy recipes can be really helpful and we all know the air fryer makes life easier and dinner cooks faster.
We’ve gathered up some of our favorite keto air fryer recipes to share with you down below!
What is keto?
Keto is short for the term ketogenic. It basically means that you’re eating few enough carbs (usually less than 20 net carbs a day) that your body starts producing ketones and burning fat for fuel instead of carbs.
I’ve done keto off and on for years with much success. I find it a fairly simple type of diet that has loads of delicious food options. I’m never hungry, which is a big part of success for me.
How do you calculate net carbs?
Many people following a keto diet (though not all) count net carbs instead of total carbs. Net carbs are the carbs that your body is able to process and use for energy.
To calculate net carbs, you take the total carb count of a food and subtract out the fiber.
For example, a cup of raw broccoli has 6 grams of carbs and 2.4 grams of fiber. That means there would be 3.6 net carbs in a cup of raw broccoli.
Is the air fryer helpful for a keto diet?
Absolutely! The air fryer is often used for cooking frozen convenience foods, like french fries and nuggets, but we like it most for cooking fresh food quickly while still making it taste delicious, without a bunch of added oil!
Fresh and frozen vegetables are delicious in an air fryer and fresh meat comes out so tender and juicy in the air fryer. There are loads of air fryer keto recipes that you’ll love.
Keto Air Fryer Recipes
These air fryer keto recipes are all low carb, healthy options that cook quickly and easily in the air fryer.
We stuffed a creamy spinach filling inside these chicken breasts and cooked them to perfection in the air fryer!
Skip the pot of water and 'boil' your eggs in the air fryer! It's easy to control how soft or hard the eggs are cooked by adjusting the cook time and it's a really quick method that produces eggs that cook perfectly and peel easily.
These zucchini are marinaded for a short time and cooked for just 5 minutes! These are a great, healthy, side dish option to serve with your next meal!
Sausage links are always easy to cook, but they are more convenient than ever in the air fryer!
Scotch eggs have never been easier to make now that we can make them in an air fryer. Paired with this mustard sauce this is a recipe you are sure to try again and again!
Tender, juicy, and perfectly cooked pork chops are so simple in the air fryer. Our seasoning blend is a classic, but feel free to experiment with other flavors.
Our AIR FRYER PORK TENDERLOIN recipe will give you a tender, well-seasoned tenderloin that is easy to make! Follow this recipe and you will avoid overcooking your delicate tenderloin, while still getting a slightly crisp outer crust on your tenderloin.
These green beans are tossed with oil and parmesan cheese, seasoned with garlic, and then roasted in the air fryer. The reult is a well seasoned tender-crisp green bean dish that is ready in 10 minutes!
These air fried drumsticks are savory and easy to make with very little mess!
No need to thaw your shrimp in this easy air fryer recipe. Toss it straight from the freezer into the air fryer, cook, and then drizzle with an easy garlic butter.
These scallops are really easy to make and season with garlic butter. They go from your fridge to your plate in just 15 minutes.
Avocado fries will quickly become a favorite whether you are trying for low carb or not! These produce a crispy coating that gives way to soft, creamy avocado centers.
This garlic parmesan asparagus cooks so quickly in the air fryer, making a perfect, easy side dish to serve with dinner. Plus, they are ready to eat in just 10 minutes!
AIR FRYER FROZEN BROCCOLI is a great way to prepare this delicious veggie without getting it all soggy and soft! The best part is the whole process only takes 10 minutes!
Spaghetti squash is simple to cook and it tastes great! Whether going for a vegetarian or low carb diet this is a necessary recipe to have at your disposal.
This stuffed mushroom recipe utilizes seafood flavored with garlic, cheese, and a hint of spice! These are ready to serve after just 15 minutes too!
Get crispy, evenly cooked bacon every time using the air fryer! We love the minimal clean up and the fact that your whole house won't smell like bacon all day long.
These air fryer fajitas turn out tender and flavorful every time thanks to the air fryer. Serve in a bowl with cauliflower rice or on your favorite low carb tortilla.
Fresh jalapenos get filled with a cheesy mixture and then wrapped in bacon and cooked until the pepper is soft, the cheese is melty, and the bacon is crisp. These make the perfect party appetizer and are good served hot or at room temperature.
This perfect breakfast meat is simple to cook in the air fryer and comes out crisp on the outside and tender and juicy inside.
Our turkey breast recipe is seasoned with traditional seasonings but cooked in an untraditional way. Coooking the turkey in the air fryer adds some extra crispiness to the skin and we all know that is the best part!
Frozen wings are simple to make in the air fryer. We provided a recipe for a homemade mild sauce for coating your wings.
Pork chops and broccoli cooked all at once in the air fryer for a quick dinner!
These mushrooms were coated in garlic butter and cooked in the air fryer for both convenience and full flavor!
This pizza is amazing with all of the toppings of pizza piled on top of one another. No crust in this pizza, only the best parts! Just grab a fork and go to town!
These steak kabobs cook in under 10 minutes with a delicious combo of tender steak and veggies.
These tender steak bites are covered in a garlic butter just before serving. Every single bite is juicy, tender, and flavorful.
On those nights when dinner time sneaks up on us, we love using the air fryer to quickly make cheeseburgers straight from the freezer. These are ready in about 12 minutes with no prep at all! Use a lettuce wrap or keto bun.
We love these easy to make tender chicken breasts. They are seasoned great after a short brine! You will absolutely love this chicken!
AIR FRYER CHICKEN FAJITAS is a great hands-off recipe for making your favorite fajita! The chicken and veggies cook together magnificently in our homemade seasoning! Use a low carb tortilla or eat with a fork and all your favorite toppings.
The air fryer really turns out the perfect chicken. It's so moist and tender with a perfectly crispy skin. Plus, these only take around 20 minutes so they're easy enough for any night.
Comments & Reviews
Geri Wynhof says
I am looking for my first air fryer. Any suggestions?
We really love our Cosori. It’s probably the fav of all we’ve tested. It cooks quickly and evenly, it’s nice and quiet, and it’s a good size. Here’s our affiliate link for it, if you’d like to read some Amazon reviews too: https://amzn.to/3t7qMvD
Cathy Woofter says
I’m looking forward to making some of these recipes in my air fryer. Some of them I like fried in good oils like butter or tallow. Most interested in the air fryer mushrooms and scotch eggs!! Thank you for your hard work and great recipes Karly!
Thanks, Cathy! Hope you enjoy using the air fryer for some of these. 🙂
These are WONDERFUL! I was given the Ninja Foodi Oven with the air fry option and these give me lots of new ideas! I would be very pleased if you want to continue including some air fry ideas each week ;-D
Love to hear it, Sherry! Thank you – and enjoy your new toy! 🙂
Kay Audet says
thank you so much, printed out all the recipes
So glad you find them helpful! 🙂
Becky Brown says
These recipes look AMAZING and can’t wait to try them in my new air fryer. Thanks so much for sharing them with us!