Best air fryer cookbooks for meals that are ready in minutes

We’ve rounded up the best air fryer cookbooks for fuss-free meals every time

A selection of the best air fryer cookbooks
A selection of the best air fryer cookbooks
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For endless meal inspiration and exciting creations, have a scroll of the best air fryer cookbooks. 

As far as food hacks go, the best air fryers for families do a pretty good job at helping you whip up speedy and delicious meals (air fryer fish tacos, anyone?) in next to no time. 

It might not fall into the kitchen essentials category just yet, so it’s understandable that you might be sceptical about the cooking appliance and question are air fryers healthy? But the numbers don’t lie. According to findings by Leatherhead Food Research, almost a third of UK households currently own an air fryer, and a quick search on Instagram will show #airfryer has amassed over 1.5 million posts.  

They’re not just a one-trick pony either. Some of the best air fryer recipes include everything from pork chops and salmon pesto to vegetarian-friendly and dessert options.  

“Although an air fryer is simple to use, it can be rather overwhelming when it comes to thinking about what to make in it. Luckily there are plenty of cookbooks out there now which really do inspire, ranging from family dinners to dare we say dessert - an air fryer is much more versatile than you may think,” says GoodtoKnow's Food Editor, Jessica Dady.

So, without further ado, we give you the best air fryer cookbooks that you can rely on when hunger strikes. 

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1. Air Fryer Cookbook: 600 Effortless Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users

1. Air Fryer Cookbook: 600 Effortless Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners and Advanced Users

Available in paperback, hardcover, and Kindle Edition

Full to bursting with an array of recipes - 600 in fact. Choose from curly fries, corn on the cob, and more. This cookbook includes a guide on what is an air fryer, how an air fryer works, and how to use one too - great for beginners.


2. The Ultimate Air Fryer Cookbook: Quick, healthy, energy-saving recipes using UK measurements

2. The Ultimate Air Fryer Cookbook: Quick, healthy, energy-saving recipes using UK measurements

Available in hardback and Kindle Edition

This versatile cookbook features over 80 different recipes from chocolate chip cookies to turkey meatballs to butternut squash sliders. A highly rated cookbook among Amazon shoppers with over 60% of shoppers giving it 5 stars. The air fryer cookbook has also been named The Sunday Times No.2 Bestseller.


3. The Essential Air Fryer Cookbook: The Only Book You Need for Your Small, Medium, Or Large Air Fryer

3. The Essential Air Fryer Cookbook: The Only Book You Need for Your Small, Medium, Or Large Air Fryer

Available in paperback and Kindle Edition

A popular book in the USA, this air fryer cookbook has been sold more than 7 million times. It contains more than 300 recipes from party food to healthy dinners to desserts. An abundance of recipes to really make the most out of your air fryer - all of which come with easy-to-follow steps and serving suggestions.


4. Epic Air Fryer Cookbook: 100 Inspired Recipes That Take Air-Frying in Deliciously Exciting New Directions

4. Epic Air Fryer Cookbook: 100 Inspired Recipes That Take Air-Frying in Deliciously Exciting New Directions

Available in paperback and Kindle Edition

If you're looking for a cookbook with plenty of family meal inspiration, this recipe book is the one for you. Choose from 100 recipes including frittatas, stuffed peppers, glazed ribs, country-fried steak, churros, doughnuts, and more. This cookbook truly is epic.


5. The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook: Amazingly Easy Recipes to Fry, Bake, Grill, and Roast with Your Air Fryer

5. The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook: Amazingly Easy Recipes to Fry, Bake, Grill, and Roast with Your Air Fryer

Available in paperback and Kindle Edition

A highly rated air fryer cookbook among Amazon customers, this book includes a great selection of meals to try. alongside easy-to-follow instructions, prep, and cooking time, not to mention a cups-to-grams conversion chart for American recipes. Think chicken nuggets, pizza, chips, and more.


6. The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook: The 75 Best Healthy Recipes for Your Air Fryer

6. The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook: The 75 Best Healthy Recipes for Your Air Fryer

Available in hardcover

New York Times bestseller for 2019, this recipe book features 75 quick, healthy recipes from crispy za'tar chickpeas to blueberry-lemon yogurt muffins. It's the perfect cookbook if you're looking to eat a little healthier or counting calories. 


7. Air Fryer Perfection: From Crispy Fries and Juicy Steaks to Perfect Vegetables, What to Cook & How to Get the Best Results

7. Air Fryer Perfection: From Crispy Fries and Juicy Steaks to Perfect Vegetables, What to Cook & How to Get the Best Results

Available in paperback and Kindle Edition

You can really make the most out of your air fryer with this recipe-packed book. A variety of top tricks and tips to cook to perfection as well as a guide on how to use an air fryer. Great food photography alongside each recipe. This cookbook has been rated 5 stars by 70% of Amazon customers.


8. The Essential Air Fryer Cookbook for Beginners: Easy, Foolproof Recipes for Your Air Fryer

8. The Essential Air Fryer Cookbook for Beginners: Easy, Foolproof Recipes for Your Air Fryer

Available in paperback and Kindle Edition

Cater for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with this essential air fryer cookbook. Make hard-boiled eggs for breakfast, crab cakes for lunch and beef stir fry for dinner. Sides and desserts are also covered. This cookbook touches on baked, roasted, and steamed recipes too as well as a nifty guide on how to maintain your air fryer and really make the most out of it. 


9. Air-Fryer Cookbook: Quick, Healthy and Delicious Recipes for Beginners

9. Air-Fryer Cookbook: Quick, Healthy and Delicious Recipes for Beginners

Available in hardcover and Kindle Edition

The Sunday Times bestseller for 2022, this air fryer cookbook has 101 delicious recipes that have been tried and tested by Nutritionist Jenny Tschiesche. Recipes include courgette fries, chicken fajitas, quinoa stuffed romano peppers, and cajun prawn skewers. This cookbook certainly takes air frying to the next level.


10. Air Fry Every Day: 75 Recipes to Fry, Roast, and Bake Using Your Air Fryer: A Cookbook

10. Air Fry Every Day: 75 Recipes to Fry, Roast, and Bake Using Your Air Fryer: A Cookbook

Available in hardcover and Kindle Edition

Fry, roast, and bake with this nifty cookbook bursting with healthy air fryer recipes. It has been rated well among Amazon customers with over 60% giving it 5 stars. A great variety of recipes to choose from along with a thorough guide at the beginning of the cookbook explaining the basics of the air fryer and how to use it properly.


11. The Complete UK Air Fryer Cookbook: Easy and Flavorful Air Fryer Recipes with Step-by-Step Instructions for Beginners and Advancers to Air Fry

11. The Complete UK Air Fryer Cookbook: Easy and Flavorful Air Fryer Recipes with Step-by-Step Instructions for Beginners and Advancers to Air Fry

Available in paperback

Follow step-by-step recipes to make perfectly air-fried food each time. An Amazon best seller, this cookbook has been reviewed as a cookbook for beginners through to air fryer experts. Budget-friendly recipes with a large selection of recipes to try too. 


12. The New Air Fryer Cookbooks for Beginners UK: Many healthy, quick, and delicious recipes for every day with tips and tricks for perfect frying

12. The New Air Fryer Cookbooks for Beginners UK: Many healthy, quick, and delicious recipes for every day with tips and tricks for perfect frying

Available in paperback and Kindle Edition

Published in November 2022, this air fryer cookbook is already a best seller on Amazon for 2023. This book includes an easy-to-follow instruction manual on how to use an air fryer, and healthy and delicious recipes, all accompanied by high-quality pictures.


13. Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Air Fryer Book

13. Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Air Fryer Book

Available in hardback and Kindle Edition

Think fish tacos, donuts, panko prawns and so much more. This cookbook is packed with mouthwatering recipes with beautiful photography to accompany recipes. With simple, easy-to-follow recipes to suit beginners who are new to using an air fryer.


What is the best air fryer cookbook for beginners? 

New to air fryers? You might be wondering what is the best air fryer cookbook for beginners. 

Well, there are a few that you can choose from, actually. GoodtoKnow’s Food Editor, Jessica Dady, would recommend The Actually Delicious Air Fryer Cookbook by Poppy O’Toole and Budget Air-Fryer Cookbook: Money-Saving Meals for All Occasions by Jenny Tschiesche. 

Wondering how cost-effective air fryers are? Here’s how much it costs to run an air fryer. Plus, an air fryer could make a great gift to new parents as it's so time and thought saving, we've also got the best gifts for new mums and gifts for new dads for more non-air fryer inspo.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies

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