air fryer for Christmas and have tried chips

That’s great to hear that you’ve started using your air fryer! Chips are a fantastic first recipe. To help you expand your air fryer repertoire, here are a few additional simple and delicious air fryer recipes perfect for the holiday season and beyond:

1. Air Fryer Crispy Brussels Sprouts

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Balsamic glaze (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Toss the Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place them in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  4. Cook for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until the Brussels sprouts are crispy and golden brown.
  5. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and drizzle with balsamic glaze, if desired, before serving.

2. Air Fryer Garlic Herb Chicken Thighs

Ingredients:

  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 380°F (193°C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix olive oil, garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  3. Rub the mixture evenly over the chicken thighs.
  4. Place the chicken thighs in the air fryer basket, skin side down.
  5. Cook for 10 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes until the skin is crispy and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  6. Serve with lemon wedges.
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3. Air Fryer Christmas Spiced Nuts

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups mixed nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc.)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 320°F (160°C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, melted butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and salt.
  3. Add the mixed nuts and toss to coat evenly.
  4. Place the nuts in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  5. Cook for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until the nuts are toasted and fragrant.
  6. Allow to cool before serving.

4. Air Fryer Christmas Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients:

  • 1 can refrigerated cinnamon roll dough (with icing)
  • Cooking spray

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  3. Place the cinnamon rolls in the basket, leaving space between them.
  4. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Drizzle the included icing over the warm cinnamon rolls before serving.

5. Air Fryer Holiday Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients:

  • 16 large white mushrooms, stems removed and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté the chopped mushroom stems, onion, and garlic until tender.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the mushroom caps.
  5. Place the stuffed mushrooms in the air fryer basket.
  6. Cook for 10-12 minutes, until the mushrooms are tender and the tops are golden brown.
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These recipes are not only delicious but also showcase the versatility and convenience of using an air fryer. Enjoy your air fryer adventures and have a wonderful holiday season filled with tasty treats!