5 Best Drew Barrymore Air Fryer Recipes to Try Today

That’s right, actress Drew Barrymore is taking on a whole new adventure, and it’s a culinary one! So, if you want to try out some of the starlet’s favorite dishes, I’ve got the best Drew Barrymore air fryer recipes you can make right in your own kitchen.

She’s even helped to design a line of air fryers that carry her name and endorsement! There are two styles; a cute Drew Barrymore 6 qt digital touchscreen air fryer, and the larger 9 qt TriZone air fryer by Drew Barrymore.

Drew Barrymore 6QT Touchscreen Air Fryer

Drew Barrymore 9QT TriZone Air Fryer Oven

The latter functions as a dual zone, or one large zone for enormous cooking capacity!

Whether you have her air fryers or not, Drew also has a lot of great recipes out there that can be made in any air fryer. So if you’re ready to bring a little Hollywood to the dinner table, let’s get cooking!

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1. Drew Barrymore’s Air Fried Cauliflower With Buffalo Ranch

While chicken wings are still one of my favorite things to make in my air fryer, cauliflower wings are a nice change of pace. This recipe for Drew’s own air fried cauliflower with a creamy, spicy buffalo ranch sauce is delicious!

The cauliflower florets are first battered and then air fried to perfection. You’ll get nice browning on the exterior, while the vegetables inside turn soft and melt-in-your-mouth.

Pair that with a classic sauce made from, well, buffalo wing sauce and ranch dressing. Of course, you can always swap in bleu cheese if you prefer as well.

These poppable bites make for the perfect appetizer, snack, or side dish, and they’re vegetarian friendly as well if you’re entertaining with different dietary needs. That won’t stop your meat eaters from enjoying them as well, though – they’re tasty!

If you’re too short on time to make your own, Air Fryer Frozen Cauliflower Wings will give you a similar result without the preparation time required.

Otherwise, grab your cauliflower head and get the full recipe for Drew Barrymore’s air fried cauliflower with buffalo ranch sauce here.

2. Air Fryer Cheese Bites With Onions, Peppers & Tomato Sauce

This delicious air fryer creation, while technically from Danny Seo, was designed for and featured on Drew Barrymore’s show. It’s basically an adult version of mozzarella sticks!

Classic mozzarella cheese sticks are wrapped in dough and air fried into little balls of gooey, cheesy perfection. Then, top them up with a vibrant array of peppers, onions, and a little acid from the tomato sauce.

They have everything you want from salty, savory, a little heat, and a little sweet! Plus, they only take about 5 minutes to make so they’re simple (but not sacrificing flavor)!

These delicious bites are perfect for your game day spread, movie marathons, as an appetizer, or just for general entertaining!

For a time-saving option, you can also make some Frozen Air Fryer Mac and Cheese Bites instead of wrapping your own, then serve them with the same toppings for the fun flavor!

Otherwise, grab the rolling pin and get the full recipe for air fryer cheese bites as seen on the Drew Barrymore show here.

3. Air Fried Zucchini Sticks

These air fried zucchini sticks are actually a fun collaboration between Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz! They make a perfect side dish, and are a great way to get your veggies.

Sticks of zucchini are breaded and fried in the air fryer. You’ll get a nice, browned, crispy crust while the squash inside gets nice and tender.

Serve them with your favorite dipping sauces to really pack the flavor in! I’m a fan of ranch or marinara, but you can choose your own favorites!

Best of all, this tasty dish comes together in only about 20 minutes, and your air fryer can do most of the work while you focus on the main course instead.

Want to skip the breading? See another way to prepare great squash in my Air Fryer Ratatouille Recipe, along with other seasonal vegetables.

Otherwise, grab your dredging station and get the full recipe (and fun facts) for Drew Barrymore’s air fried zucchini sticks here.

4. Roasted Cod With Lemon-Garlic Potatoes 

For a main course, why not try this amazing roasted cod with lemon-garlic potatoes? Chef Dan Souza created this recipe for featuring on Drew Barrymore’s show and it doesn’t disappoint!

You can cook the potatoes and the cod both right in the air fryer! The directions are for a single-basket setup, but if you happen to have the dual zone air fryer, that makes it even easier!

It only takes 7 simple ingredients and about an hour to get this delicious dinner on the table, but most of the time is your air fryer doing the work while you kick back!

Don’t forget your veggies!  Pair your fish and potatoes with a side of Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts With Bacon to make sure you get those greens in.

Then, catch the full recipe for Drew Barrymore’s roasted cod with lemon-garlic potatoes here.

5. Thanksgiving Air Fryer Cheesecake

The fact that you can turn out an entire cheesecake from your air fryer is just impressive; so much so that dessert may never be the same.  Drew Barrymore’s recipe for Thanksgiving air fryer cheesecake is a show stopper and ready for your holiday table.

This cheesecake features warm spices like cinnamon and cardamom among the sweetness of maple syrup and the luscious cream cheese. Instead of another pumpkin dessert, this one instead uses Kabocha squash!

While still a squash so it fits right in, it offers a change from the same old same old, making for a modern and interesting variation. Of course, if you’re making a cheesecake in your air fryer you’re already on board with new things!

I love this idea though, as it frees up oven space so you can prepare your side dishes or main course without competing for space. Though, as a cheesecake it does need time to chill in the fridge before serving.

If you love all things squash, make sure to check out some of my other best Air Fryer Butternut Squash Recipes for some side dishes and appetizers sure to please.

Then, grab the cake knife and cut into the full recipe for Drew Barrymore’s Thanksgiving air fryer cheesecake here

Drew Barrymore Air Fryer Cooking FAQs

Do You Have to Preheat a Drew Barrymore Air Fryer?

No, the Drew Barrymore air fryer line is designed to not require preheating. This means that it will come up to the desired temperature in a minimal amount of time.

That said, manually preheating it by setting at the desired temperature and running a cook cycle for 1-2 minutes will help ensure more even heating.

How Do You Turn on a Drew Barrymore Air Fryer?

To turn on a Drew Barrymore air fryer, first plug the appliance into a wall outlet using the power cord. Make sure the basket is fully inserted. A pulsing power light should appear on the digital screen, which looks like a circle with a vertical line at the bottom. Press this to turn the air fryer on.

You may turn the air fryer off by pressing this button again, or simply by unplugging the unit.

How Do You Use a Drew Barrymore Air Fryer?

To use a Drew Barrymore air fryer:

1. Plug the air fryer into the wall with the power cord
2. Place the food in the air fryer basket
3. Press the pulsing power button to turn the air fryer on
4. Select the Air Fry option from the touchscreen menu
5. Touch the plus or minus buttons on the left to change the time setting (default is 20 minutes)
6. Use the plus and minus buttons on the right to adjust temperature (default is 400°F)
7. Select the Start/Pause button on the menu to begin cooking
8. The air fryer will automatically turn off when cooking completes, and also if you take too long in making your selections

What Size Air Fryer Does Drew Barrymore Use?

Typically, Drew Barrymore uses a 6-quart air fryer. This size unit is generally recommended for up to 4 people.

However, her line of appliances also has a 9-quart option for larger families or for cooking multiple dishes at once.

Can You Put Aluminum Foil in a Drew Barrymore Air Fryer?

Yes, you can put aluminum foil in a Drew Barrymore air fryer. Make sure not to block all air flow, though, so that your food still gets proper air circulation to cook evenly.

Generally, best practice is to use perforated foil, or just to wrap the individual food item in the foil and place it into the basket. Make sure to cut your foil to size as well, so that it doesn’t bump into the heating element at the top of the air fryer.

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In Conclusion

Whether you have a Beautiful by Drew Barrymore air fryer or just want to try some of the delicious looking recipes seen on her show, you’re in luck! This compilation of some of the best of Drew Barrymore’s air fryer recipes is the perfect place to get started.

The recipes here cover the gamut from appetizers to main courses, sides and snacks to desserts. Of course, she continues to create her own great recipes and regularly features innovative guest chefs on her show, so I’m sure there’s more to come!

I hope these recipes inspire you to cook at home and express your own creativity in the kitchen, whether it’s with my recipes or anything else delicious you might find. Happy cooking!

Katie Vine