So, you’ve just unpacked your very first Hamilton Beach air fryer. Congrats! Your first question after getting it set up is likely going to be what to make with it. Well, I’m here to help! We’ve got the best Hamilton Beach air fryer recipes you can make to explore what it can do.
Hamilton Beach makes a variety of different air fryers. They include basket models like the popular Hamilton Beach 5.8 Quart Digital Air Fryer or countertop oven style models like the Hamilton Beach Digital Air Fryer Toaster Oven.
While most recipes can be made in either style of air fryer, the larger oven model holds more (and larger) foods, including a whole chicken or a 12” pizza!
Now let’s look at some great recipes that are perfect for your Hamilton Beach air fryer, regardless of which model you have!
1. Hamilton Beach Air Fryer French Fries
Make a tasty, seasoned side or snack with these easy Hamilton Beach air fryer french fries. Air fryers are great for delivering crispy fries, and this one is no exception!
Get a head start by using frozen, pre-cut potatoes, or if you’re ambitious you can totally cut your own fresh potatoes into fry shaped pieces as well.
Season them with your favorite blend of seasonings, like the salt, garlic powder, and paprika in this recipe. Alternatively, mix it up and choose your own blends!
In around 20 minutes (maybe longer if you’re using fresh potatoes) and a couple shakes, you’ll have perfectly crispy fries!
Serve alongside a simple Air Fryer Frozen Hamburger for a complete meal! Alternatively, grab your favorite fry sauce and chow down on this dippable snack or app, or pile them high with other toppings for loaded fries. You really can’t go wrong!
When you’re ready, get the full recipe for seasoned Hamilton Beach air fryer french fries here.
2. Parmesan Zucchini Chips
Get your vegetables and actually enjoy them with these parmesan zucchini chips in your Hamilton Beach air fryer.
This recipe takes just 5 ingredients and is ready in 20-25 minutes (depending how thin you slice your zucchini honestly). It’s an easy way to prep and pop a side in to cook while you focus on the main course!
While this recipe was made in the Hamilton Beach Sure Crisp air fry toaster oven, it’s easily scaled down to fit in a basket model as well. That’s right, you don’t have any excuse to not get your greens!
Dip the chips in your favorite dips, sauces and/or dressings – I like ranch, personally. They’re also perfect served alongside sandwiches, or these easy Air Fryer Ham and Cheese Sliders.
If you’re hankering for a handful, get the full recipe for parmesan zucchini chips perfect for your Hamilton Beach air fryer here.
3. Air Fried Okra
A Southern classic gets a fresh spin with this air fried okra made in the Hamilton Beach Sure Crispy air fryer toaster oven. Of course, you can always make them in your basket model as well. I like to cut them up into little poppable bites for that!
Just 4 ingredients makes up this easy recipe. While the seasoning is a basic salt and pepper here, you can always swap it out for something else if you like. A good barbecue seasoning is always a classic!
In only 10 minutes you’ll have perfectly air fried okra. This isn’t the breaded “deep fried” preparation, but rather comes out with an almost roasted consistency. It’s a perfect side to some fried chicken or a hearty bowl of cheesy garlic Microwave Grits.
When you’re ready to dig in, get the full recipe for air fried okra for your Hamilton Beach air fryer here.
4. Hamilton Beach Air Fryer Toaster Oven Steak: Juicy Filet Mignon
This easy Hamilton Beach air fryer toaster oven steak recipe is sure to be a dinner favorite. I love cooking steaks in my air fryer because they always come out juicy and delicious!
Much like the okra recipe, this one also sticks to just a few ingredients and a simple salt and pepper seasoning. Of course, you can always add your favorite steak seasoning, or top your finished steaks with a decadent sauce.
Cooking time will generally range from 15-30 minutes or so, depending on the thickness of your filet and desired level of doneness. However, it requires very little tending, so it makes a dependable weeknight meal!
Pair with some quick cooking Air Fryer Frozen Scallops in a garlic butter sauce for the ultimate surf and turf!
Then, grab your steak knife and get the recipe for Hamilton Beach air fryer toaster oven steak here.
5. Air Fryer Monterey Chicken
This air fryer Monterey chicken is another great dish to try in your Hamilton Beach air fryer. Your chicken breasts cook up perfectly juicy thanks to the air fryer!
While this was developed for the basket style Hamilton Beach models, it again will work totally fine with the toaster oven style models as well!
Chicken gets coated in seasonings and barbecue sauce, then topped with a smothering of bacon and cheese. I mean, what’s not to love there?
In just over 20 minutes, you’ll have this delightful dinner ready to go. Use up any leftover bacon to make some Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts With Bacon for an easy side dish to go with it.
Get the full recipe for this juicy and delicious Monterey chicken made for your Hamilton Beach air fryer here.
6. Buttery Corn on the Cob
Nothing says summer to me like buttery corn on the cob. Thankfully, it’s perfectly made in your Hamilton Beach air fryer! The great part is, the air fryer doesn’t heat up the house like a stove or oven.
Save the rained out barbecue, or just cook your sides inside while the main course is on the grill. The air fryer is perfect for making your favorite summertime treats!
I like to cook a big batch up and then quickly Reheat Corn on the Cob in the Microwave later in the week for fast dinner sides.
The great part is, you can make your corn as simple or complex as you like. Just season with butter, salt, and pepper for a classic. Alternatively, add spices, cheese, and other toppings to jazz things up!
The full recipe includes a suggestion of feta and parsley, but I always love a good street corn with Cotija and Mexican style seasonings.
If you have a basket style, you may need to trim the cobs in half to fit in smaller sizes. However, they’ll still come out great! Generally, full ears fit easily in the toaster oven models. Regardless of which Hamilton Beach air fryer you have, corn on the cob is such a great choice.
7. Hamilton Beach Air Fryer Fried Chicken Nuggets
Probably one of the most classic recipes anyone wants to make in their air fryer is fried chicken. That’s because you get a crispy exterior and juicy interior without all the oil from deep frying.
These Hamilton Beach air fryer fried chicken nuggets are the perfect recipe to get started with! Of course, you can also replicate this across larger cuts of chicken, such as wings, breasts, drumsticks, and thighs.
An easy breading of panko and parmesan creates a delicious crust on your chicken. The nice thing about the nugget sized bites is that they cook in under 15 minutes! You could even make them for lunch!
If you have a toaster oven, you’ll be able to cook large batches, but this recipe works equally well in Hamilton Beach air fryers with baskets as well.
It’s not just chicken nuggets that go well in an air fryer, either! Try these Air Fryer Catfish Nuggets when you want to change up your protein.
Grab your favorite dipping sauce (mine is honey mustard) and get the full recipe for Hamilton Beach air fryer fried chicken nuggets here.
Hamilton Beach Air Fryer Cooking FAQs
Can You Put Foil in a Hamilton Beach Air Fryer?
Yes, you can put foil in a Hamilton Beach air fryer. It’s important to not cover the basket or tray entirely, though, as it restricts air flow.
Best practice is to either wrap the food in foil and then place it in the air fryer, or to use a square of foil to cover the portion of the rack or basket you’re cooking on. Leave the sides open to allow air to circulate.
Can You Put Saran Wrap in an Air Fryer?
No, you cannot put saran wrap in an air fryer. Much like placing it in an oven, the plastic will melt.
If a dish or equipment is not oven safe, it is not safe for your air fryer.
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Well that’s a wrap on our best Hamilton Beach air fryer recipes. This compilation will help you explore all the capabilities of your newest appliance, regardless of which model you’ve picked.
If you don’t have a Hamilton Beach, don’t worry! These recipes are also great to make in other brands of air fryer as well. They just happen to truly help showcase the versatility of what this brand can do.
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