Best Christmas Air Fryer Recipes

There’s nothing to make your Xmas season like tasty, yet healthy traditional meals. We decided to take the years of experience we have with air fryers and jot down a string of best Christmas air fryer recipes. Let’s dive right in!

Air-fryer Roasted Christmas Turkey with Flavored Butter

Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Servings: six to eight

 

Ingredients:

1 cup dried cranberries, chopped

2 rosemary sprigs, crushed

1 tablespoon thyme, crushed

½ cup sage, chopped

1 pinch pepper

¼ nutmeg, grated

1 stick good quality butter

2 clementines

1 turkey (3 to 5 pounds)

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the air-fryer at 392°F (200°C).
  2. Chop cranberries for about a minute, add crushed rosemary and thyme, chopped sage and grated nutmeg, add whole butter and crunch up the mixture until combined.
  3. Separate the turkey skin from meat using a spoon, then fill in with the butter. No butter or stuffing in the cavity. Use a rosemary sprig for a skewer and secure the skin from opening.
  4. Cut the clementines in halves and put inside the cavity. Add some butter mixture (or stuffing of your choice) in the neck of the turkey to seal it.
  5. Roast in the air-fryer for about an hour, depending on the size of your turkey. You’ll be needing an XL fryer for this recipe, but can just as easily scale it down for a smaller air-fryer.

Air-fryer Mashed Potato Croquettes with Parmesan Cheese

 

Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Servings: four to six

 

Ingredients:

7 oz. (300g) starchy potatoes, peeled and cubed

1 egg yolk

2 oz. (just over 50g) Parmesan cheese, grated

2 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons chives, finely copped

Pepper and salt (for seasoning)

Nutmeg

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 oz. (about 50g) bread crumbs

 

Instructions:

  1. Boil the potato cubes in salted water for about fifteen minutes, or until they soften up. Drain them, then mash to your liking. Some prefer finely mashed and creamy, others leave a few chunks here and there. Leave the mashed potato to cool (an hour should do the trick).
  2. Add the egg yolk, grated cheese, flour and finely chopped chives to the mashed potato. Season with pepper, salt and nutmeg.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 200°C (392°F).
  4. Mix the bread crumbs and vegetable oil. Shape your croquettes and roll them in the mix (oiled bread crumbs).
  5. Air-fry for about 4–6 minutes per batch.

Air-fryer Baked Holiday Muffins with Fruit Stuffing

 

Total time: 30 minutes

Servings: six to eight

 

Ingredients:

1 pack biscuits

1 cup milk

½ tablespoon baking powder

¼ tablespoon cooking soda

1 tablespoon cocoa powder (optional)

A pinch cinnamon powder

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Fruits of choice, chopped

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat for the air-fryer 3 minutes at at 320°F (160°C).
  2. In a large bowl, crush the biscuits and add milk until you get a smooth batter. Add baking powder, cooking soda and cocoa powder, and mix until homogenous.
  3. Pour the batter in greased muffin cups and bake for 10 minutes per batch. Let them cool.
  4. In another bowl, while the muffins are baking, mix all the chopped fruits, honey, cinnamon powder and lemon juice, then set aside until the muffins are ready.
  5. Once the muffins are cool, scoop the centre portion of each muffin and stuff it with the fruit mixture.
  6. Serve or store in a fridge.

Air-fryer Baked Holiday Cake

 

Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Servings: eight to ten

 

Ingredients:

2½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted

1¼ cups sugar

3 eggs

3 teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

¾ cup butter (softened)

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

White frosting (vanilla, butter cream or cream cheese)

Red and green icing colors

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the fryer for 3 minutes at 320°F (160°C).
  2. Grease the bottom of two 8-inch round pans.
  3. Combine and sift the flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Beat the sugar and butter together with an electric mixer.
  5. Add the eggs and vanilla to the sugar mixture and beat until homogenous.
  6. Add the flour mixture and milk to the sugar mixture alternately. Beat well after each addition until homogenous.
  7. Separate the cake batter into two equal portions.
  8. Add the coloring, red for one and green for the other portion.
  9. Prodding with a toothpick, bake the two cakes one at a time in the air-fryer for 20–25 minutes, or until your toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Let the cakes cool on a wire cake rack, then decorate with frosting and holiday sprinkles.