Do you love Italian food but don’t love all unhealthy fats? Well, say hello to your new best friend – the air fryer!

With this handy appliance, you can cook up authentic Italian favorites like pizza, chicken parmesan, and even ravioli! So grab your apron and get cooking with these 20 delicious recipes!

 20 Authentic Air Fryer Italian Recipes
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I come from a long line of Italian Chefs. My grandparents were master chefs, and I was lucky to learn to cook with them.

Here are some of my favorites! I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as my family does!

20 Authentic Air Fryer Italian Recipes

Italian cuisine has always been popular worldwide because it is versatile and packed with flavors. However, cooking traditional Italian recipes can be time-consuming and requires a lot of preparation. But with the help of an air fryer, you can make Italian dishes more quickly and healthily.

Today, we’ve compiled 20 authentic Italian recipes you can make in your air fryer. Get ready to satisfy your taste buds with these delicious, easy-to-follow recipes!

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Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan – The traditional eggplant parmesan requires frying the eggplants. But with the air fryer, you can get the same crispy and golden eggplant slices without using much oil.

Air Fryer Arancini

Air Fryer Arancini – Crispy and cheesy, these arancini balls make a perfect appetizer or snack. With the help of the air fryer, you can get them evenly cooked on all sides.

Air Fryer-Chicken Milanese

Air Fryer Chicken Milanese – Get the same golden and crispy chicken Milanese, but with less oil and mess!

Air Fryer Trader Joe's Burrata Focaccia (2)

Air Fryer Focaccia – This Italian bread is soft and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. The air fryer helps you bake it evenly and achieve the perfect crust.

Air Fryer Margherita Pizza

Air Fryer Margherita Pizza – Homemade pizza has never been easier! With the air fryer, you can get a crispy crust and a melty cheese topping in just a few minutes.

Air Fryer Pesto Chicken Breast is a great recipe and perfect for a quick weeknight meal; it's one of my go-to recipes; with only a few ingredients, it's the perfect recipe that the whole family will love!

Air Fryer Pesto Stuffed Chicken – This flavorful chicken recipe is a crowd-pleaser. The pesto adds a depth of flavor, which pairs well with the tender chicken.

Air Fryer Strawberry Mascarpone Bruschetta

Air Fryer Bruschetta – Get the same crispy and garlic-infused bread slices in just a few minutes. Top them with fresh tomatoes and basil for a light and flavorful appetizer.

Frozen Ravioli In Air Fryer

Air Fryer Ravioli – This recipe is an innovative way of cooking ravioli. You can get crispy and golden ravioli without using much oil.

Air Fryer Tiramisu

Air Fryer Tiramisu – This classic Italian dessert is airy, light, and creamy. The air fryer helps you bake the sponge cake evenly and achieve a perfect texture.

Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers (Picadillo Style)

Air Fryer Italian Stuffed Peppers – These stuffed peppers are filled with a delicious mix of ground beef, cheese, and herbs. The air fryer helps you cook them evenly and achieve a perfect char.

Air Fryer Cannoli

Air Fryer Cannoli – This crispy and crunchy dessert is popular in Italy. You can get the same golden and crispy texture with less oil with the air fryer.

Air Fryer Meatballs Subs

Air Fryer Meatballs – This recipe makes juicy and tender meatballs without fuss. The air fryer helps you cook them evenly and achieve a perfect crust.


Air Fryer Calzone – This Italian folded pizza is stuffed with cheese and salami. The air fryer helps you get a crispy and crunchy crust.

Air Fryer Parmesan Tomatoes

Air Fryer Parmesan Tomatoes are amazing! If you want the perfect air fryer tomato recipe, this one is the one. And it’s so easy to make and so flavorful!

Air Fryer Trader Joe's Gnocchi Alla Romana

Air Fryer Gnocchi – This Italian dumpling is usually boiled and then pan-fried. But with the air fryer, you can get crispy and chewy gnocchi without much oil.

Air Fryer Italian Beef Stromboli

Air Fryer Stromboli This recipe is similar to calzone but has a different shape. The air fryer helps you get a crispy crust and melt the cheese simultaneously.

Instant Pot Parmesan Risotto

Easy Ninja Foodi Shrimp Risotto is amazing. It’s a great and quick pressure cooker recipe with a batch of cheesy risotto topped with perfected cooked shrimp. It makes for a great and easy meal. Best of yet, you prepare it all in the Ninja Foodi, so you only have one bowl to wash at the end of the meal.

Air Fryer Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Marsala

Air Fryer Chicken Marsala – This recipe is a classic Italian dish made with Marsala wine. The air fryer helps you cook the chicken evenly and achieve a perfect sauce.

Air Fryer Zeppole Fried Dough Balls (From Pizza Dough)

Air Fryer Zeppole – Similar to doughnuts, zeppole is a popular Italian dessert. The air fryer helps you get the same crispy and golden texture without using much oil.

Air Fryer Garlic Bread Pizza Toast

Air Fryer Pizza Toast –Pizza toast is one of the best lunch or snack options at home. But have you ever tried making pizza toast using an air fryer? If not, then you’re in for a treat! An air fryer is a versatile appliance that can make your pizza toast crispy and delicious without oil. 

With these 20 authentic Italian recipes, you no longer have to spend hours cooking to enjoy traditional Italian cuisine. These air fryer recipes are easy to follow, quick, and healthier than traditional ones. Try them out and impress your friends and family with your Italian cooking skills!