Vegetarian Air Fryer Recipes are becoming popular among air fryer users. Whether you are celebrating a Meatless Monday or are completely vegetarian, these air fryer recipes are drool worthy.

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We have shared some meal plans that were meat based and we heard the request for vegetarian air fryer recipe plans or just vegetarian air fryer recipes in general, as well.

A vegetarian diet does not include any animal flesh, eggs, or dairy products. The word “vegetarian” may also refer to other diets that do not contain meat including vegan, fruitarian, and raw food. In addition, a vegan diet does not include eggs, dairy or honey.

The word “vegetarian” was coined in 1847 by Dr. James Pierpoint, a British physician who invented the term to refer to the plant-based diet he prescribed for his patients. So whether you follow a vegan, vegetarian or climatarian diet, we have recipes for you!

So to celebrate that, we are kicking off with this post. In this air fryer menu plan you will find simple vegetarian air fryer recipes like Air Fryer Fried Rice and Air Fryer Cauliflower Tacos.

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Vegetarian Air Fryer Recipes – Main Dish

For a delicious addition to your sides, try one of these vegetarian air fryer recipes. Let your air fryer safe the day with these vegetarian main dishes. These recipes will make dinner easier.

Air Fryer Fried Rice – Honestly, this is one of my favorite air fryer recipes. I make this vegetarian air fryer recipe, quite often. I love to make it and then divide it into food safe containers for the week. Who wouldn’t love food prepped ahead, right?! Here is my description of this delicious air fryer recipe: Air Fryer Fried Rice is a quick and easy air fryer recipe. No need to order take out, this recipe will make your tummy happy without the hassle of extra oil and salt! Here is the baking pan that I used in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Cauliflower Tacos – I love love love this vegetarian air fryer recipe! It is perfect enough to help celebrate meatless Monday and taco Tuesday! ha! Air Fryer cauliflower tacos are a delicious veggie tacos that are perfect for any day of the week! These cauliflower tacos are an addicting, easy to make vegetarian recipe.

Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers – This vegetarian air fryer recipe is quite adaptable. You can easily switch out the protein in these air fryer stuffed peppers to fit your tastebuds and needs! These vegetarian Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers will make dinner time a whole lot easier! They are an air fryer recipe that will have you coming back for seconds!

Air Fryer Pizza is a family friendly win when it comes to vegetarian air fryer recipes. We use pita circles or naan bread for our pizza crust. It works so well in the air fryer! Air Fryer Pizza is a quick and easy air fryer recipe. Who would have thought that pizza cooked in an air fryer would be so delicious?

Tofu Noodle Bowl – Now this dinner makes enough for you to have leftovers for lunch the next day! I suggest that you use an EZ Tofu Press to help prep the tofu! Tofu noodle bowls are a delicious and easy lunch prep recipe. You can make these tofu noodle bowls at the start of your week and have a tasty lunch all week long!

Vegetarian Hamburgers – This is literally one of my go-to vegetarian air fryer recipes. It actually isn’t a recipe, but more of a directive on how to cook them. I keep some frozen beyond meat burgers in my freezer. If you don’t know what I am talking about you can see them HERE but don’t buy them online as they are expensive to ship. You can find them in your local grocer! If you have meat lovers in the house, the recipe works for beef or turkey burgers too!

Air Fryer Eggplant ParmesanAir fryer eggplant parmesan is a classic vegetarian Italian dinner that you can make with less oil and less mess by using your air fryer. Crispy on the outside and perfectly tender on the inside, you’ll love this recipe. 

Air Fryer Quesadilla – You’ll love how easy it is to make an Air Fryer Quesadilla just like your favorite Mexican restaurant. Crispy on the outside and cheesy on the inside, you can’t go wrong!

Air Fryer Taco Bowls – Cauliflower Air Fryer Taco Bowls are a simple vegetarian option that’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or meal prep! Add your favorite toppings for a simple meal your family will love.

Air Fryer Taco Pie – Air Fryer Taco Pie is an entire meal you can make in your air fryer that the whole family will enjoy. Taco Pie in the Air Fryer is delicious and a classic comfort food dish cooked in a pan in your air fryer. We used beyond meat to make this vegetarian.

Air Fryer Tosadas – Air Fryer Tostadas are the perfect flat homemade taco shell with or without meat! These open-faced tacos are super crispy and ready in just 6 minutes each!

Zucchini Boats – Air Fryer Zucchini Boats are a quick and easy weeknight meal with tons of fresh flavor! Great for vegetarians with keto and low-carb options, too! We liked to use beyond meat in these zucchini boats to make them vegetarian.

Air Fryer Fried Rice – This comforting Air Fryer Fried Rice is a perfect quick dish you can make with whatever proteins and veggies you have around the house!

Air Fryer Mushrooms Tacos – Combine Meatless Monday and Taco Tuesday with these delicious and easy Air Fryer Mushroom Tacos! Make dinner in a flash with these juicy portobello mushrooms and your favorite toppings!

Air Fryer Enchiladas – These Air Fryer Enchiladas are a breeze to make in less than half an hour and are packed with flavor! Top with your favorite cheese and enchilada sauce!

Air Fryer Brats – These Air Fryer Brats are cooked to perfection with onions and bell peppers for the perfect sandwich or main dish! Try these next time you’re missing the ballpark snacks! We used the Beyond Meat Vegan Brats.

Air Fryer Mushrooms – These Air Fryer Mushrooms are a great meatless Monday dish with tons of flavor and protein! Slice and serve for a main dish in less than 20 minutes! I like to use this as my main dish and add a side salad or mashed potatoes.

Vegetarian Air Fryer Recipes – Side Dishes

Air Fryer Mushrooms – These Air Fryer Mushrooms are a great meatless Monday dish with tons of flavor and protein! Slice and serve for a main dish in less than 20 minutes!

Air Fryer Ravioli – Turn frozen ravioli into a work of art with this simple method for making air fryer ravioli. These ravioli are crispy, cheesy, and irresistible with a side of marinara sauce.

Air Fryer Butternut Squash – Air Fryer Butternut Squash is a yummy, kid-friendly side dish that brings deep flavor and color to your dinner table. It is also a great air fryer vegetable to make a double batch of to have extras for the week.

Air Fryer Acorn Squash – We admit a cooked corn squash is typically not a thing of beauty. Most will argue it tastes WAY better than it looks! You will be surprised at how quickly and perfectly acorn squash cooks in the air fryer! And you will be surprised at how much you love the flavor!

Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash – This Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash is just ONE ingredient and can be the base for so many main or side dishes! Make this your own a million different ways with seasonings, proteins, and sauces! 

Air Fryer Squash –  Air Fryer Squash and Zucchini is a quick and easy side dish that will bring a pop of color to your dinner table. In less than 20 minutes, you’ll have a tender and delicious side dish perfect for any meal!

Mexican Sweet Potatoes – Tender, perfectly cooked Air Fryer Mexican Sweet Potatoes topped with fresh salsa are a vegan meal or side dish packed with fresh veggies and amazing flavors. This recipe is super simple, delightfully fresh, and great for meal prep too.

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Vegetarian Air Fryer Recipes – Breakfast

When it comes to a vegetarian breakfast, the options are vast. Try to think outside the box when it comes to vegetarian air fryer recipes that are breakfast related. You can make donuts, monkey bread, casseroles and more!

If you are ready to make your morning a little easier and a whole lot tastier, you are in the right spot! An air fryer is truly an incredible machine. It an quickly cook up all kinds of food items. Most people use it for dinner recipes or for late night snacking. But we want to encourage you to use it for some air fryer breakfast recipes. 

Air Fryer Donuts – Air Fryer Chocolate Glazed Donuts are a copycat recipe of the famous Krispy Kreme donuts that everyone loves. Learn how to make yeasted donuts from scratch, in your air fryer, then top them with creamy chocolate frosting.

Air Fryer Donut Holes – Air Fryer Donuts are bite-sized balls of dough and sugar with less fat than traditional donuts! This cinnamon sugar coating makes them irresistible. 

Air Fryer Breakfast Casserole – Air Fryer Breakfast Casserole made with hard boiled eggs and hash brown potatoes is hearty, comforting, and easy to make. 

Air Fryer Monkey Bread – Air Fryer Monkey Bread is the perfect sweet breakfast treat in a snap! Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, it’s the best way to start the weekend or a family holiday.

Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast – This air fryer pumpkin french toast is the perfect addition to your busy weekday morning or your lazy Saturday brunch. The taste of this air fryer french toast is elevated by the addition of some pumpkin puree.

Air Fryer Pumpkin Spice Bites – You are going to flip for this simple recipe that starts with a roll of crescent rolls and ends with delicious, cream filled, air fryer pumpkin spice bites.

Air Fryer Biscuits – If you love buttermilk biscuits, you are going to love Air Fryer Biscuits. These canned and refrigerated biscuits come out golden brown and delicious. Add some homemade jelly or jam to sweeten up the biscuit.

Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls – Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls is a quick and easy breakfast that the entire family will love! Just pop the pre-made cinnamon rolls into the air fryer and within minutes you’ll have a sweet treat!

Air Fryer Vegan Bacon – This air fryer vegan bacon is easy and quick to make with minimal clean up. Vegetarians are rejoicing for this vegan bacon!

Air Fryer Egg Cups – Tater Tot and Egg Cups in the Air Fryer couldn’t be easier! Make a quick protein-packed on-the-go breakfast with melted cheese and crunchy tater tots under fluffy scrambled eggs. 

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes – There is no better addition to a home cooked meal than crispy air fryer breakfast potatoes. Though breakfast is in the name, it doesn’t stop you from having them at dinner time too! These potatoes come out of the air fryer in 25 minutes!

Air Fryer Potato Pancakes – Crispy Air Fryer Potato Pancakes are the perfect next-day dish for leftover mashed potatoes. Try them as a side dish for dinner or brunch! 

Air Fryer Hashbrowns –  Air Fryer Hash Brown Patties go from frozen to ready in less than 20 minutes! These super crispy breakfast potatoes are perfect for a morning on-the-go and cook while you get ready for the day. 

Vegetarian Air Fryer Recipes – Appetizers

Whether you are a late night snacker or looking for an appetizer for dinner, we have got you covered with these vegetarian air fryer recipes!

Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms – Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms are the vegetarian appetizer everyone wants to eat! These yummy stuffed mushroom caps are filled with gooey mozzarella cheese, red and yellow bell peppers, and a delicious Italian seasoning blend.

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips – You need this simple recipe for tortilla chips in the air fryer. You won’t believe how easy it is to make fresh corn tortilla chips at home without deep frying! 

Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds – Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds are a delicious crunchy snack your entire family will enjoy! After you carve your pumpkins toss the seeds into the air fryer for a crisp snack!

Air Fryer Ranch Oyster Crackers – Ranch Oyster Crackers are a nostalgic treat that you can make in your air fryer! Air fryer ranch oyster crackers are ready in under 10 minutes.

Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers – Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers are a delicious game day snack that can be prepared in under 15 minutes! These air fried poppers will quickly become your favorite snack option!

Air Fryer Pickles – Is there anything more crave-worthy than a hot, crispy, juicy batch of fried pickles? These easy Air Fryer Pickles require only 3 ingredients and take less than 10 minutes to cook.

Vegetarian Air Fryer Recipes : Featuring Air Fryer Cornbread

Homemade Air Fryer Cornbread is so simple to make, and you'll be enjoying it in under 30 minutes. This southern comfort food is a delicious side dish to go with any meal.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time22 minutes
Total Time32 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 233kcal



  • 1/2 cup Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour or All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Cornmeal gluten-free
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Butter melted


  • Lightly brush a 6-inch round cake pan with butter and set aside.
  • Mix gluten-free flour, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together egg and granulated sugar until smooth.
  • Add buttermilk and melted butter to the sugar mixture. Mix until combined.
  • Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir.
  • Pour batter into the prepared baking pan.
  • Place the baking pan in the air fryer. Cook at 330F Bake for 20-22 minutes, until the cornbread is cooked through and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Carefully remove from the cake pan onto a cutting board. Slice in 6 pieces.
  • Top with butter and honey and serve warm.



  • If your gluten-free flour blend does not already contain xanthan gum, add ¼ teaspoon to this recipe. I used Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour (blue bag) that already contains xanthan gum for this recipe.
  • If you do not have buttermilk, you can combine ½ cup of whole milk with a teaspoon of vinegar and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • If you would like to make this recipe dairy-free, you can use an unsweetened non-dairy milk of your choosing and dairy-free butter.


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 309IU | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.

Let’s talk! Drop me a comment below telling me your favorite vegetarian air fryer recipe! I’d love to hear what you are cooking up!

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  1. 5 stars
    You seriously have the best air fryer website, thank you for all the work your team does! My favorite veggie recipes are the squash ones! Thanks for making air frying easy!

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