5 Best Dash Air Fryer Recipes to Try Today

The Dash line of air fryers really steal the show when it comes to compact units. They’re affordable and space-saving, making them perfect for dorms, small apartments, and RVs alike. So, break it out and let’s make some of the best Dash air fryer recipes you can try.

If you love a nostalgic look in your kitchen, make sure to see why a Dash model made our best retro air fryers list as well!

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Dash Deluxe Electric Air Fryer 3 Qt

What Can I Cook in My Dash Air Fryer?

  • Chips
  • Fries
  • Veggie Chips
  • Popcorn
  • Egg Rolls
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • Wings 
  • Other Appetizers
  • Steak
  • Chicken Nuggets
  • Cornish Game Hen
  • More!

In short, you can cook most small items in your Dash air fryer.  Frozen snacks and appetizers, as well as veggies and meats cut into smaller pieces all do very well. The Dash can even handle a Cornish game hen (but definitely not a full chicken otherwise).

Try out some frozen favorites such as:

Bibigo Dumplings in the Air Fryer – Quick & Easy!
Enjoy Bibigo dumplings fresh from your air fryer in about 10 minutes. These frozen dumplings turn out juicy, delicious, and perfectly cooked!
Air Fryer Bibigo Dumplings
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Air Fryer Frozen Mac and Cheese Bites
Frozen mac and cheese bites get warm, cheesy, and crispy in 10 minutes or less thanks to your air fryer. It’s handheld macaroni and cheese to please everyone!
Frozen Mac and Cheese Bites in the Air Fryer
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Easy Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Tenders
 Enjoy crispy fried chicken tenders with less oil thanks to your air fryer
Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Tenders
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Crispy Frozen Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer
Start with frozen egg rolls and turn them into something magical with the help of your air fryer. A crispy outer shell, flavorful interior, and easy cooking method make this a perfect combo.
Crispy Frozen Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer
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But, if you’re not looking to just pop open a box from the freezer, there’s a lot of other great homemade recipes your Dash can handle as well. Let’s check out some more of the best Dash air fryer recipes to try!

1. Dash Air Fryer Carrot Fries

Move over, french fries. Carrot fries are here, and you can make them easily in your Dash air fryer.

Just chop up some carrots a la matchsticks, toss them in some oil and your favorite seasonings, and air fry away. After a few good shakes for circulation, your fries will be ready in under 15 minutes!

Yes, you can totally make this recipe like traditional french fries and use potatoes as well – the Dash is great at those too. In fact, fresh or frozen fries (if you want to cut down on prep) are one of its specialties!

Carrot fries are a fun alternative, though, and a great gluten free option if you need it. Check out some more in our best gluten free air fryer recipes

Find the full recipe for Dash air fryer carrot fries here. They’re a great side, snack, or appetizer!

2. Dash Air Fryer Steak Bites

There’s just something delectable about steak bites, and the Dash air fryer is perfect for cooking them!

This recipe features sirloin, but I’ve found it works equally well with other cuts if that’s your preference (or budget).

Toss your cubed steak with some olive oil and seasonings, including your favorite steak seasoning.  Sometimes, I’ll marinate them and then cook down the extra marinade while the steak bites are in the air fryer to use as a dipping sauce. Delicious!

The Dash has a smaller basket, being as they’re compact models. The steak bite shape is great for fitting more quantity in!  Just shake them around periodically during cooking for a nice, even browning.

If you’re only feeding 1-2 people, you can probably fit a whole steak or two in there if you’d prefer. Check out the juicy air fryer steaks over in the best Cuisinart air fryer recipes for a tasty option.

Otherwise, here is the full recipe for air fryer steak bites for your Dash air fryer!

3. Dash Air Fryer Chicken Wings 

Chicken wings are so easy to cook in the Dash air fryer. This small-sized fryer does so well with appetizers and finger foods. If you’re prepping for game day, it’s going to be your new best friend!

Wings are always a great choice, too. The meat will help fill you up, the crispy skin is pleasing and tasty, and you can sauce them any way you like! 

I’ll cook up one batch and then use 2 or 3 different sauces so everyone can pick their favorites: buffalo, barbecue, garlic parmesan, sweet chili – they’re all great!

This method is way easier and gives a crispier result than the oven, and uses a lot less oil and resulting fat vs deep frying. However, the delicious factor is right at the top!

Serve them with some air fryer frozen onion rings and make a meal out of it!

Get the full recipe for Dash air fryer chicken wings here.

How Long Do I Cook Chicken Wings in My Dash Air Fryer?

You’ll want to cook your chicken wings for approximately 30-40 minutes in your Dash air fryer, pausing to shake every 10 minutes.

The final time depends on the size of the wings themselves and how crowded your basket is.

When they’re golden brown and crispy all over the outside and the interior has reached 165 degrees, you’re done!

Chicken wings do come out amazing in an air fryer, and if you’re interested in making some garlic parmesan wings, take a look at the tasty offering in my best Crux air fryer recipes list!

4. Air Fryer Popcorn in a Dash Air Fryer

The iconic microwave snack is now air fryer friendly. That’s right, we’re making air fryer popcorn in the Dash air fryer.

Instead of the pre-bagged, pre-seasoned pouches for your microwave, you’re able to cook it up however you like in your air fryer.

Pop some kernels (and variety will do – I like hulless myself) into the basket on some foil. Just a single layer is good, you don’t want to overcrowd them.

Then, let the air fryer do the rest!  It pops up your popcorn perfectly in under 10 minutes. From there, top it up just the way you want. Choose the traditional butter and salt, make some cheesy popcorn, or go sweet with a caramel drizzle or kettle corn mix.

The flavor combos are endless, and you’re in control with this easy air fryer method. 

You know, popcorn always makes me think of the carnival. Cook up some mini corn dogs in the air fryer as well for the perfect duo!

Grab the full recipe for air fryer popcorn made perfectly in your Dash air fryer here.

5. Mini Hand Pies in a Dash Air Fryer

I always need to finish with dessert, and these mini hand pies are just perfect for the Dash air fryer!

These small handhelds are the perfect way to eat pie, and somehow still maintain portion control as well. Plus, they fit so well into the basket of the Dash air fryers.

These hand pies only required 4 ingredients and less than 10 minutes of cooking time. How can you go wrong?

While the recipe features cherry, you can also substitute other fillings if you prefer. Alternatively, mix and match! If your family likes different pie flavors like mine, make individual mini pies for every taste.

Get the full recipe for air fryer mini cherry hand pies that are perfect for the Dash air fryer here.

If you have a sweet tooth like me, you may also enjoy these best microwave dessert recipes that can be prepared quickly and easily!

Can You Put Foil in a Dash Air Fryer?

Yes, you can put foil in a Dash air fryer.

Just like a regular oven, tin foil (or more commonly aluminum foil) is entirely safe for use in the Dash air fryer models.  

The key is not lining the whole basket, though. You’ll want to ensure you’re not cutting off air circulation, which is what the air fryer uses to cook and crisp. Also don’t loosely place it on top of your food, as it’ll just blow around in the air fryer.

Instead, wrap the item you’re cooking, like this baked potato in the air fryer with foil. Alternatively, poke holes in your foil sheet that align with the basket. Basically, anything to allow air through will work just fine!

Can You Put Parchment Paper in a Dash Air Fryer?

Yes, you can put parchment paper in a Dash air fryer.

Just like the foil, the key is to ensure adequate circulation still. Use perforated paper, or only use a square that covers a portion of the basket. 

For some recommendations, check out the best parchment paper for air fryers

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Final Thoughts

Now that you’ve seen some of the best Dash air fryer recipes you can try, I hope you break out this great little appliance and get cooking!

Katie Vine