Whether you're on the keto diet, low-carb diet, or simply searching for a healthy meal to enjoy today, we've got you covered! This collection of 40+ Low Carb Air Fryer Recipes include vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, seafood, chicken, and beef recipes.
Let's get one thing out of the way first: we love carbs here at Urban Bliss Life! Healthy carbs, the occasional sweets, and comfort food carbs in moderation can all be part of a balanced diet.
We do try to limit carb intake when we can, and we know that in recent years, plenty of our readers and friends have started following a low carb diet or ketogenic diet.
And if you have an air fryer, we've found that air frying is the best way (or at least, one of the best ways!) to enjoy crispy foods with delicious flavors that are lower in carbs. Heck, I love air frying so much, I wrote a Ninja Foodi cookbook that includes 75 air fryer and pressure cooker recipes!
So to make it easy for you, we've gathered even more easy air fryer recipes here. From party appetizers to main dishes to meals for special occasions, we've got some of the best low-carb air fryer recipes and best keto air fryer recipes here.
You're sure to find at least one great option for dinner tonight!
🌟 About these recipes
These recipes are great for those who've gone keto, and those simply wanting wholesome recipes with simple ingredients.
In general, the recipes in this collection:
- have fewer carbs
- are higher in protein
- contain low-carb veggies and/or low-carb fruits
- contain fewer than 10 ingredients
- include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and easy snack recipes
- include vegetarian, vegan, seafood, poultry, and beef recipes
- can be made in under 30 minutes.
👩🏻🍳 Low carb FAQs
Some low-carb and keto diets suggest avoiding fruit all together, because they tend to have higher carbohydrates compared to vegetables. But some fruits that have lower carbohydrates include watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, avocado, berries, and peaches.
Some low-carb vegetables include cucumbers, celery, spinach, bell peppers, white mushrooms, broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower, asparagus, radishes, and tomatoes.
Air fryers have a heating element on top that helps circulate the hot air all around the food. So food cooks evenly, poultry gets crispy skin without the need for added breading, and it's easy to make snacks like air fryer zucchini fries and mozzarella sticks without deep frying them in excess oil.
If you're following the keto diet, you'll find high protein, low-carb recipes. These often have ingredients like parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese to add flavor. Coconut flour or a mixture of almond flour are often used instead of all-purpose flour. And a little olive oil, spice rub, and lemon juice go a long way to adding flavor to your favorite air fryer recipe.
🍽 Serving ideas
While you've got these recipes going in the air fryer, consider some of these serving ideas to round out the meal.
Setting the table for a romantic dinner? Make our Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Herbs or Pan-Seared Salmon with Basil Pesto, or any of the Air Fryer Salmon recipes, to go with that Air Fryer Broccoli, Air Fryer Asparagus, or Air Fryer Green Beans.
Prepping for Game Day tailgating at home party? Make the Crispy Chicken Wings or Baked Teriyaki Chicken Wings with Air Fryer Steak Bites and Air Fryer Pork Rinds in this collection. Then add some Instant Pot Popcorn and Crispy Cauliflower Buffalo Bites.
Need some party appetizers or a quick snack? Try our Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp or chicken tenders, with the Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms.
Best low carb air fryer recipes
40+ Low Carb Air Fryer Recipes
The air fryer is great for cooking low carb recipes in a fraction of the time, but still maintaining loads of flavor. Here are some delicious recipes to help you eat low carb on a regular basis:
- Low carb vegetarian recipes and low carb vegan recipes
- Low carb eggs
- Low carb seafood recipes
- Low carb chicken recipes
- Low carb turkey recipes
- Low carb beef recipes
- Low carb snacks
Low Carb Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes
Start the day off with these low-carb breakfast recipes that are a cinch to make in the air fryer!
Air Fryer Bacon and Egg Cups
This easy recipe for Air Fryer Bacon And Egg Cups makes a great, bite-sized breakfast that's keto and low-carb!
Air Fryer Breakfast Frittata (GF, LC, K)
Air Fryer Breakfast Frittata is a quick, easy and protein-packed dish that comes together in just minutes.
Air Fryer Broccoli is the perfect low-carb side dish to go with almost any meal. The veggies come out crunchy and oh so delicious in the air fryer.
Air Fryer Shishito Peppers (Quick & Easy!)
These Air Fryer Shishito Peppers are the perfect low-carb snack. Serve with avocado aioli for the perfect appetizer!
Air Fryer Green Beans
These Air Fryer Green Beans are a perfect side for any main! Topped off with Parmesan and a hint of lemon.
Jicama Fries In The Air Fryer
Learn how to make jicama fries in the air fryer, with just 4 ingredients. They are easy, CRISPY, low carb, and taste like potatoes!
Air Fryer Turnip Fries
We absolutely swooned over these Air Fryer Turnip Fries when we tested the recipe, and these are delicious low-carb french fries! There are a variety of ideas for dipping sauce.
Air Fryer Okra
Crunchy and crispy this healthy air fryer okra is a flavorful side dish. In only 15 minutes your family can enjoy this delicious green vegetable. 11 g carb per servings.
Air Fryer Crispy Brussels Sprouts | TikTok Challenge
This viral brussels sprouts recipe is a healthy, low carb recipe the whole family will love! The vegetables come out super crispy with loads of flavor.
Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe
This air fryer asparagus recipe is much more simple and much faster than traditional roasting. Toss the asparagus in the air fryer, and eat!
Frozen Cauliflower in air fryer : A Quick Recipe
This roasted cauliflower is spiced with cumin and red chili powder that gives it a gorgeous color and aroma. It is the next best thing to fill your wraps and gyros with.
Crispy Air Fryer Tofu Nuggets (Vegan, Gluten Free)
Easy Air Fryer Eggs
Eggs made in the air fryer are so easy to make and less mess than other methods! Great low carb breakfast, salad addition, or snack.
Low Carb Air Fryer Seafood Recipes
If you like seafood, you'll love these low carb air fryer seafood recipes! From shrimp, salmon, tilapia, scallops, and more, we've got you covered.
Scallops in the air fryer? Yes please! Air Fryer Scallops cook up super fast, making this an excellent, yummy dinner recipe for even the busiest weeknight.
One of the best things about cooking salmon in the air fryer: it's so versatile! These Air Fryer Salmon Bites are great when served as a party appetizer or as the main meal.
This Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon recipe is made with a homemade keto teriyaki sauce and is a delicious dinner in minutes.
Air Fryer Tilapia
This delicious air fryer tilapia is the perfect keto friendly air fryer dinner! Mix and match suggested seasonings to suit your tastes and enjoy!
Making Air Fryer Lobster tails is an inexpensive and super easy way to get a luxurious, restaurant-quality, "fancy" romantic dinner on the table fast.
Air Fryer Crab Legs are bursting with bright flavors that complement sweet Dungeness crab. They only take a few minutes in the air fryer, and you've got a delectable dinner the whole family will love!
Cooking salmon in the air fryer is simple and a great way to enjoy this succulent fish. Our How to Cook Air Fryer Salmon guide answers all your questions about air frying salmon.
Coated in coconut flakes, this Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp recipe is an easy appetizer that is the great start to any meal, or a delicious party appetizer.
Air Fryer Mahi Mahi
Air Fryer Mahi Mahi is a 3-ingredient healthy dinner in under 15 minutes!
Low Carb Air Fryer Chicken Recipes
You can cook chicken in so many different ways in the air fryer, and they all come out delicious! From chicken wings to whole chicken, these recipes are fast, easy, and perfect for family dinners.
These Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings are the low-carb answer to your Game Day football food menu! Arrowroot starch is the low-carb replacement for flour, and you don't need much of it to result in super crispy chicken.
If you want fried chicken without the excess oil and deep frying, you've gotta try this Air Fryer Paprika Chicken recipe. With just a few simple ingredients, chicken thighs are transformed with flavorful, crispy skin and juicy, tender chicken. You can leave the skin off if you prefer -- it's just as tasty!
Air Fryer Orange Chicken Recipe (Healthy and Easy)
An orange chicken recipe made in the air fryer without breading - perfect for a healthy way to satisfy your orange chicken cravings!
Air Fryer Chicken Legs
Air Fryer Chicken Thighs (Boneless & Skinless)
Easy 15-minute air fryer boneless and skinless chicken thighs that are super juicy with crispy edges. Serve with fresh lemon and parsley for the perfect weeknight dinner!
Yes, you can cook a whole chicken in the air fryer! This simple Air Fryer Whole Chicken recipe results in crispy skin and tender chicken meat. Such a great family dinner for busy weeknights!
Air Fryer Chili Lime Chicken Breast
Air fryer chili lime chicken is a delicious dish to make! It brings together the slight spice of chili with the brightness of fresh lime.
Low Carb Air Fryer Pork Recipes
We love how pork cooks so quickly in the air fryer. And how bacon turns out so crispy and is easy to clean up. Here are some air fryer pork recipes to try today.
Maple Mustard Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin
This simple 20-minute air fryer pork tenderloin comes out perfectly juicy and tender every time! And it’s slathered with a maple mustard sauce you’ll LOVE.
Making bacon in the air fryer is so easy, super fast, and makes less of a mess than other methods of cooking. Best part: the bacon ends up super extra crispy -- just the way it should be!
Air fryer bacon-wrapped shrimp is so easy to make, only requires three ingredients, and is the perfect snack, appetizer, or side dish. We love serving this on Game Day!
Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites
Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites are seasoned juicy chicken bites wrapped in crispy bacon. This tasty appetizer has a smoky sweet flavor, and is made in under 30 minutes.
Low Carb Air Fryer Beef Recipes
Cooking steak and other beef recipes in the air fryer is fast, easy, and the meat comes out tender and flavorful. Try one of these air fryer beef recipes for dinner today!
Air Fryer Garlic Steak Bites
Air fryer garlic steak bites are a simple and delicious dinner. Ready in under 15 minutes, this is a perfect way to enjoy a weeknight steak dinner.
Air Fryer Country Style Ribs
In just twenty minutes you can have deliciously tender, juicy BBQ ribs when you cook these country style ribs in the air fryer.
Air Fryer Flank Steak
Delicious and easy, you'll love this low carb Air Fryer Flank Steak! With a quick marinade, it's perfectly cooked every time.
The Best Air Fryer Steak Fajitas
Classic Tex Mex Air Fryer Steak Fajitas made with thin strips of steak, colorful peppers, and onion. Quick and easy family-friendly meal made in under an hour!
Air Fryer Corned Beef
Air fryer corned beef is great. The insides get tender with a crispy outside for lunch or dinner.
Low Carb Air Fryer Snacks
These snacks are low carb, high protein, and perfect for afternoon snacking, Game Day, or when you have friends over!
Air Fryer Zucchini Pizza Bites
Air Fryer Zucchini Pizza Bites are a fun low carb appetizer or snack. This healthy 4 ingredient recipe is gluten free, grain free and free from added sugars!
Air Fryer Chickpeas
How to make Pork Rinds in an Air Fryer
Pork Rinds made in an Air Fryer is a perfect idea to make a great Puffy and Curly Keto Snack with your movie night.
Beet Chips in the Air Fryer
These beet chips are vegan, whole 30, low carb and delicious! They are crispy, sweet and even healthy! Even the vege haters in the house will love these babies! Air frying makes them quick too!
Keto Cheese Puffs Air Fryer
Our Keto Cheese Puffs Air Fryer version made with only 1 and half Ingredient is the perfect Cheese Snack in between meals.
🍳 Kitchen tools and equipment
Ready to make these recipes? To start, you'll need an air fryer.
There are so many different air fryers on the market, it's hard to state one particular brand or kind as the best air fryer. However, we've tested quite a few of them in our test kitchen! Currently, our two favorite air fryers are the Ninja Foodi Deluxe XL Pressure Cooker/Air Fryer and the Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air Fryer. Both of these are basket-style air fryers, which we personally prefer.
If you prefer a tray-style air fryer, check out the Instant Pot Vortex Plus. This comes with two trays and an oven-style opening. We've had this air fryer before and liked it -- it's great if you prefer this style of air fryer.
✨ More air fryer recipes
We have so many delicious air fryer recipes on this site! Not all of them are low carb, but trust us: they are all easy to make and full of flavor. Here are a few to try:
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