5 Best Oster Air Fryer Recipes to Try Today

Oster makes a wide variety of incredibly popular and well-reviewed air fryers. If you’ve just unpacked your first one, you’re probably wondering what the first things to try in it are!  Well, we’ve got the best Oster air fryer recipes you can make with your newest appliance.

The line of Oster basket air fryer models range from 3L to 6L in capacity. Beyond that, they have a line of larger air fryer countertop ovens, including XL versions like this 10-in-1 Oster countertop toaster oven with French doors.  

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No matter which model you’ve gotten, we’ve got the best recipes you can whip up with an Oster air fryer. So, let’s get to cooking!

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1. Oster Air Fryer Chicken Recipe: Lemon Pepper Chicken

This lemon pepper chicken is a perfect recipe for your Oster air fryer, regardless of your model.

With just 4 ingredients and a cooking time of less than 30 minutes, this is an incredibly easy (but still delicious) recipe to try.

You can also substitute other seasonings in place of the lemon pepper if you like, so you can create a variety of flavors of chicken.

If you have an Oster countertop oven, then batch cooking will be really convenient as well. You can fit 6-8 chicken breasts in there, depending on your model.

Cook some in advance for salads, sandwiches, and more throughout the week for quick and easy meals.

Pair your chicken with a side, like these simple air fryer roasted butternut squash slices for a complete meal.

Then, check out the full recipe for air fryer lemon pepper chicken perfect for cooking in your Oster here.

2. Whole Salmon Filet in the Oster French Door Air Fryer Oven

That’s right!  The large Oster air fryer toaster oven with French doors is large enough to fit an entire salmon filet. Of course, you could also cut it into smaller pieces to fit it in a basket model and it’s equally as delicious.

Season your filet with a little oil, your favorite seafood seasonings, and a kiss of lemon for the perfect blend.

It cooks up beautifully in just about 20 minutes (or less if you cut it into those smaller pieces).

Don’t worry if you have extras, as it’s just as easy to reheat salmon in the air fryer. I always make extra and then I’ve got lunch covered for the week as well!

Serve it with a side salad to keep things light, or make some crispy air fryer frozen hush puppies for Southern classic.

Grab the full recipe for salmon in the Oster French door air fryer oven here.

3. Oster Air Fryer French Fries

Your Oster air fryer is perfect for making french fries, delivering a crispy browned exterior and soft inside. You can cook in batches or just a single serving at a time – the choice is yours!

Since it uses way less oil than deep frying, it’s an even healthier way to enjoy your favorite side dish.

This is another super simple recipe with just a few ingredients: potatoes, oil, and seasoning. You can stick with classic salted or change it up to whatever you like.

Treat them like potato chips! I add barbecue seasoning to mine, but salt and vinegar, ranch, and sour cream and onion are some other favorites here.

You’ll be cooking potatoes fresh, so they’re going to take 20-30 minutes to cook. However, you can always start with frozen fries instead to speed things up!

No more putting on pants and sitting in that long drive through line. Now you can make your favorite fast food right at home. You can even make air fryer frozen onion rings too if you want to have some options!

Get the full recipe for these crispy and tasty fries made perfectly in your Oster air fryer here.

4. Chorizo Stuffed Air Fried Mushrooms

Take stuffed mushrooms to the next level when you pack them with flavorful chorizo. These bites are a perfect appetizer and an awesome addition to your game day spread!

You can even prep them ahead of time and leave them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat. They cook up in under 15 minutes in your Oster air fryer.

These mushrooms are bursting with flavor from the chorizo, cheese, vinegar, and other herbs and seasonings. Who knew such a small bite could pack so much punch?

Set them alongside these loaded air fryer potato skins for another great game day treat.  I mean, it’s obvious that stuffed, air fried vegetables rule!

Then, pack up for the tailgate and get the full recipe for Chorizo stuffed mushrooms for your Oster air fryer here.

5. Gingerbread Sheet Pan Pancakes


Walk, don’t run! Gingerbread sheet pan pancakes using my @osterkitchen XL Digital Air Fryer Oven #osterpartner #pancakes #gingerbreadpancakes #holidayrecipes 2 cups pancake mix of choice 1 tb gingerbread spice 1 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tb molasses 1 cup water (more if needed, depends on your pancake mix) 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips Optional toppings: whipped cream, cinnamon, nut butter and fresh fruit

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Whether you’re making breakfast or “breakfast for dinner” these delightful sheet pan pancakes cook up perfectly in an Oster air fryer. 

This preparation uses a small pan inserted into the oven-style models, but you can scale down and use a cake pan in your basket version as well.

Gingerbread is just perfect for the holidays, but what I love about sheet pan pancakes is the versatility. Make pumpkin chocolate chip for the fall, and do a lemon blueberry variation for spring. The possibilities are nearly endless!

Top them up any way you like (though my vote is always on maple syrup) and you’ve got a sweet treat ready anytime.

In a rush? You can also make frozen french toast sticks in the air fryer for those busy mornings.

However, if you want to enjoy these gingerbread sheet pan pancakes in your Oster air fryer, get the full recipe in the caption here. Or, you know, have both and do brunch!

Oster Air Fryer Cooking FAQs

Can I Use Foil in My Oster Air Fryer?

Yes, you can use foil in your Oster air fryer. Do not cover all air circulation, or allow it to come into contact with the heating element.

For best results, wrap the food in the foil directly, and then place the packet into the air fryer. Alternatively, just line the portion of the rack or basket that you’ll be using, leave air space on the sides.

Where Do You Put Oil in an Oster Air Fryer?

You do not need to add oil directly to an Oster air fryer. Unlike a deep fryer, an air fryer does not need oil to operate.

For crispier, browned food, simply apply a light coating of oil to the food before placing it in the air fryer. This will be a sufficient amount of oil for cooking.

Do I Need to Preheat My Oster Air Fryer?

You don’t have to preheat an Oster air fryer, but it’s still recommended. Set the air fryer for 3 minutes at the temperature you need for your recipe and allow it to run before adding food.

This ensures that the basket is up to temperature and that the heating is more even across your food. It helps to prevent uneven browning and wet spots.

That said, even if you do not preheat, your food will still cook just fine.

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In Conclusion

Oster air fryers are a great appliance to have, and whether you’ve got the countertop oven or basket version, there are lots of great foods it can make. I hope some of our best Oster air fryer recipes have inspired your cooking.

Make sure to check out Oster’s own free air fryer cookbook for some more great recipes to try. If you’ve graduated beyond that, make sure to check out some of the great recipes on our site!

I also recommend this Oster French Door Air Fryer Cookbook if you like physical books. It has 150 more recipes that span a variety of comfort levels as you learn more about your new air fryer.

Happy cooking!

Katie Vine