Crispy, Crunchy, and Delicious: 11 Must-Try Air Fryer Side Dishes!

If you love crispy and crunchy food but don’t want to indulge in unhealthy fried dishes, then air fryer side dishes are the perfect solution for you. From golden roasted potatoes to crispy cabbage steaks, there’s something for any meal with these 11 delicious and easy-to-make air fryer side dishes.

Crispy Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

Two crispy air fryer hasselback potatoes with chives, garlic and butter on a white plate.
Crispy Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Golden brown with crispy buttery edges, these hasselback potatoes made in the air fryer are the ultimate side dish. Seasoned simply with garlic, salt, pepper and fresh chives, they pair perfectly with almost any meal and couldn’t be easier to make!

Crispy Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli

Frozen broccoli florets roasted on an air fryer tray.
Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Keeping frozen broccoli on hand is a great option for an easy side dish but no one enjoys eating it as mush! This air fryer frozen broccoli recipe results in crispy seasoned broccoli florets everyone will love! It’s easy, quick and will instantly become a favorite.

Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

Golden roasted air fryer baby potatoes on a serving plate with a wooden and metal spoon.
Air Fryer Baby Potatoes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Air fryer baby potatoes are roasted until crispy perfection on the outside with a creamy and buttery tender middle. Fresh rosemary and a handful of spices make these a mouthwatering side dish for almost any meal.

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

Air Fryer Carrots

Simply seasoned roasted air fryer carrots on a plate with coarse sea salt garnish.
Air Fryer Carrots. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Tender savory spiced air fryer carrots with crispy edges are a simple side dish perfect for any meal made in just 20 minutes. A great dish for spring!

Air Fryer Carrots

Air Fryer Cabbage Steaks

Purple cabbage steaks roasted until crispy in the air fryer on a plate.
Air Fryer Cabbage Steaks. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Air fryer cabbage will quickly become your new favorite way to eat it. Simply seasoned with garlic, onion and salt, these cabbage steaks come out perfectly tender with crispy edges when cooked in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Cabbage Steaks

Air Fryer Green Bean Fries

Crispy air fryer green bean fries with yogurt dip on a plate.
Air Fryer Green Bean Fries. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These air fryer green bean fries are served with a spicy yogurt-based dipping sauce for a healthy side dish or snack you can feel good about eating. They’re gluten-free and vegan and irresistibly crispy!

Air Fryer Green Bean Fries

Garlic Soy Air Fryer Mushrooms

Air fryer shiitake and cremini mushrooms on a plate with lemon wedges.
Garlic Soy Air Fryer Mushrooms. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Air fryer mushrooms are one of our favorite quick and easy side dishes. A blend of baby portobello and shiitake mushrooms are coated in a delicious garlic soy sauce then air fried to perfection in just 20 minutes.

Garlic Soy Air Fryer Mushrooms

Crispy Air Fryer Eggplant

Crispy cubed eggplant roasted in the air fryer on a plate with a serving spoon.
Crispy Air Fryer Eggplant. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

This simply seasoned air fryer eggplant comes out crispy and delicious. It’s an easy side dish everyone will absolutely love and goes with almost any main course.

Crispy Air Fryer Eggplant

Parmesan Herb Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes

Air fryer sweet potato rounds with a parmesan herb crust garnished with thyme sprigs on a plate.
Parmesan Herb Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Roasted to perfection in just 15 minutes, these air fryer sweet potatoes boast both crispy edges and a fork-tender center. Coated in a parmesan herb mixture, they’re an easy and indispensable side dish for any meal.

Parmesan Herb Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes

Air Fryer Okra Fries

Spiced air fryer okra fries served with a yogurt dip on a plate with fresh parsley.
Air Fryer Okra Fries. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Air fryer okra is the best way to enjoy this often overlooked vegetable. The air fryer turns what many refer to as a “slimy” texture into crispy, crunchy okra fries. Seasoned simply but irresistibly, this recipe will have you falling in love with okra!

Air Fryer Okra Fries

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

Zucchini chips without breading made in the air fryer in a bowl on a wooden plate.
Air Fryer Zucchini Chips. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These garlic flavored air fryer zucchini chips are crispy and addicting! With no breading, this recipe comes together quickly and easily for a delicious healthier snack, appetizer or side dish.

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

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