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Welcome to the best collection of Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid recipes available for 2021!

These Air Fryer Lid recipes and tips will take your Instant Pot cooking to the next level — you’ll surprise yourself and your guests with these tantalizing dishes.

What Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid Recipes Can You Find Here?

There are two categories of recipes in this collection:

  • Recipes where we’re using only the Air Fryer Lid and keeping the Instant Pot unplugged while cooking.
  • Recipes where we are using both appliances — first, with the Instant Pot and then using the Air Fryer Lid to finalize it. Most of the time, I broil the dish after cooking ends to make it crispy and tender.

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What Is an Air Fryer Lid?

An Air Fryer Lid is a lid that functions as an air fryer. It gives your 6-quart Instant Pot — or any other 6-quart pressure cooker — the air frying function.

You can air fry french fries, an egg, chicken wings, chicken tenders, veggies (like broccoli), and other meals with a minimal amount of oil.

How Does the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid Work?

An Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid works by using minimal oil and high-pressure steam to make food crispy and crunchy. I love Air Fryer Lids, because using less oil makes your meals healthier. It reduces the fat content in the dishes you cook.

Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid
The lid is convenient because it means that you don’t have to purchase a whole air fryer. When you buy the lid, you affix it to your Instant Pot and it works perfectly fine. It even comes with a frying basket and a tray as well.

Note: The lid only works with stainless steel pot Instant Pots.

How Do You Cook With the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid?

This Air Fryer Lid makes everything super easy!

I start by preparing the ingredients that I need for an Air Fryer Lid recipe. After that, I simply follow the recipe and put what I need into the Air Fryer Lid. I set the temperature and time and leave it to cook. Simple!

Can You Use the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid Without the Basket?

Yes, you can. However, there should be free air circulation in the Instant Pot to ensure that the food cooks down to the middle, as well as the top and bottom.

Do You Put Oil in the Instant Pot Air Fryer?

Yes, but you don’t have to. The even crisp technology used to make the air fryer gives food that deep-fried texture without using any oil.

However, if you need to, two tablespoons of olive oil is more than enough.

What Can I Cook Using the Air Fryer Lid?

This is the fun part, because there is such a range of recipes that you can cook with an Air Fryer Lid.

They include:

  • French Fries
  • Yam Fries
  • Pork Chops
  • Chicken Wings
  • Cookies
  • Bacon
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Italian Lasagne
  • Potato Chips

What Are the Pros and Cons of Using an Air Fryer Lid?

There are so many advantages to using an Air Fryer Lid, as well as a few disadvantages.

In the fields below, we’ve made a small list of some of them:

ProsCons
Air Fryer Lids combine many cooking functions into one appliance.Air frying can dry out some foods, like vegetables.
Cooks tender, crispy, and golden brown food using minimal oil. The chicken tenders in particular are great!Larger families may have to make multiple portions/rounds — the air fryer basket size is small.
Air frying reduces fat content and calories in food.Data shows preparing food with air fryers does not guarantee an entirely healthy diet.

Is It Better to Get Both the Instant Pot and Air Fryer Lid?

It’s a great idea. Doing this expands the range of dishes that you can cook.

As I’ll show you below, some recipes can be prepared with the Instant Pot pressure cooker and the Air Fryer Lid, and then cooked with both of them.

I Don’t Have an Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid. Should I Buy It?

If you don’t have an Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid yet, don’t rush out to Amazon and buy one before checking out precisely what it is. The Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid is a great product, but it may not suit your needs.

“Always list your needs and look up reviews on sites about products you are interested in.”

Check out my notes and thoughts on this Air Fryer Lid, then decide whether you need it or not.

Recipes to Make Using an Air Fryer Lid and Instant Pot

Some recipes need both the Instant Pot and the Air Fryer Lid to prepare. Here are a few examples:

Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers

Bell peppers are colorful vegetables that everybody loves. I love my mother’s recipe, and it reminds me of my childhood so much. I love trying out new things, so I adjusted the recipe and included some melted cheese on top.

The side dish for these peppers can be a salad or cheesy garlic breadsticks. You can also choose not to have a side and let the peppers be the main attraction.

Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers

Instant Pot Creme Brulee

I make this sophisticated French dish with only five ingredients. You can also decide to swap the heavy cream with coconut cream to give it a delightful and exotic taste. My taste buds love this!

For this recipe, I need the Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid and the Instant Pot cooker. Alternatively, the Instant Pot Duo Crisp works great.

Instant Pot Creme Brulee

Recipes Only for Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid (Doesn’t Need the Instant Pot)

This shortlist of Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid recipes doesn’t need the pressure cooking bottom:

Instant Pot French Fries

These fries make for a quick homemade snack, loved by everyone on the table. I only use salt, pepper, and paprika for seasoning because I like potatoes’ natural taste.

Instant Pot French Fries

Instant Pot Yam Fries

Yam fries are a great alternative to french fries. They are made from sweet potatoes and can be seasoned using smoked paprika, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.

Instant Pot Yam Fries

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Wings

This appetizer with an Asian twist will have your family and guests begging for more! To grill these crispy chicken wings, broil them at 375 Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes in an Air Fryer Lid.

Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Wings

Can I Make These Recipes Using Mealthy Crisplid?

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Yes, you can use Mealthy CrispLid to make these recipes.

I thought that I had to get an Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid to match the pressure cooker. Interestingly, this particular lid works perfectly fine with an Instant Pot.

The Mealthy CrispLid is a straightforward gadget to use — you just attach it to the Instant Pot. It has a clear screen reader and a button for you to set time and keep track of your delicious meals.

Can I Also Make These Recipes Using Instant Pot Duo Crisp?

air fryer lid instant

Yes, you can use the Instant Pot Duo Crisp for these recipes.

It lives up to its name, “duo”, because it works as a combined Instant Pot and Air Fryer Lid. You can saute, roast, broil, bake, and air fry your meals with this device

The cover and the inner pot combo make a great team. The Instant Pot Duo Crisp is a simple appliance to use.  It has a user-friendly control panel and a frying basket to position the food in place, so that heat distribution is even.

However, please note: the Instant Pot Duo Crisp is two devices in one as opposed to just a lid. The Duo Crisp may clutter your kitchen space.

Can I Make the Air Fryer Lid Recipes Using a Regular Air Fryer?

Yes, you can use an air fryer if the recipe asks only for the Air Fryer Lid. If you need to use a pressure cooker for the first steps of the recipes, however, it’s not possible (unless of course, you have an Instant Pot).

The Air Fryer Lid will be your best friend once you purchase it.

Say goodbye to using an oven — with an Air Fryer Lid, preparing appetizers, roasting, baking, and broiling food is a breeze.

Try out all these recipes and tell me how you like them in the comments! I know they will be more than a bit of a hit at home with family and friends. Party, anybody?

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