Appetizers are one of my favorite things to make when hosting a party because they give guests a wide variety of different flavors and ingredients, so everyone can find something they love!
No matter which Ninja Foodi appliance(s) you have, you can use it to help make delicious appetizers that your friends, family, and coworkers will enjoy.
When planning several appetizers, make it easy on yourself and choose a few that can be served cold, a few that can be served room temperature, and only 1 or 2 that need to be kept hot.
When planning on the quantity of appetizers, plan for about 6 per person if you are serving them before a meal and 10-12 if you are only serving appetizers.
Enjoy the recipes and be sure to tag me @thesaltedpepper when you make and post them on your favorite social media channel.
Air Fryer Appetizers
When it comes to making appetizers, your air fryer is your best friend! You can get restaurant quality appetizers right at home.
I remember the first time I had fried pickle chips at a restaurant. I wasn't quite sure if they would be for me, but they were surprisingly delicious! Crunchy on the outside, with a warm pickle on the inside. The only thing I wasn't fond of is how soft the pickle was, so when I created this air fryer fried pickle recipe I made sure the pickles had a slight crunch and they are simply the best!
When making an air fryer recipe, the times and temperatures are usually the same in the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker & Air Crisper, the Ninja Foodi Indoor Grills, and the basket style Ninja Foodi Air Fryers. When converting an air fryer recipe to the flip oven or the XL oven, you will want to increase your temperature 25-50°.
- Air Fryer Sausage Balls
- Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp in the Ninja Foodi (or any Air Fryer)
- Air Fryer Crab Rangoon ~ Ninja Foodi Recipe
- Air Fryer Hush Puppies in the Ninja Foodi
- Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets in the Ninja Foodi
- Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings
- The BEST Air Fryer Onion Rings
- Air Fryer Fried Mushrooms
- Cauliflower Arancini Balls
- Air Fryer Meatballs ~ Ninja Foodi
- Air Fryer Boneless Wings
- Air Fried Cauliflower with General Tso's Sauce
Sauces & Dips
Homemade sauces and dips make the perfect accompaniment to many appetizers. The Homemade Blueberry Sauce goes great with Air Fryer Meatballs, chicken wings and more.
The Marinara Sauce makes a perfect dipping sauce for Cauliflower Arancini Balls or Meatballs. I LOVE the Peanut Sauce on just about anything, I could literally drink it, it's that good! One of my favorite things to dip in the peanut sauce is Chicken Satay.
Sweet & Sour Pineapple Sauce is great with Coconut Shrimp or with Turkey Meatballs.
Homemade French Onion Dip goes great with pretzels, chips, or veggies!
Most of these recipes are made in the Ninja Foodi Cold & Hot Blender, but you can absolutely make them on the stove or in the inner pot of the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker & Air Crisper.
Breads & Other Snacks
Here are several more recipes that have been made using different cooking techniques. The Jalapeno Cheddar Pull-Apart Bread goes great dipped in buffalo sauce!
- Jalapeno Cheddar Pull-Apart Bread
- Asian Steamed Buns in the Ninja Foodi
- Asian Turkey Meatballs
- Ninja Foodi Recipe ~ Asian Sticky Wings
- Homemade Egg Rolls in the Ninja Foodi
- Air-Fryer Scotch Eggs in the Ninja Foodi
- Asian Lettuce Wraps in the Ninja Foodi
- Chicken Satay in the Ninja Foodi Grill
- Focaccia Bread in the Ninja Foodi
- Ninja Foodi Cornbread
- Cranberry Cheese Ball
- Almond Joy Bliss Cereal Snack Mix
- Jalapeno Pepper Jelly
- Caramel Popcorn in the Ninja Foodi
- Ninja Foodi Popcorn~ Kettle Corn & Butter Flavored Directions
I hope you enjoy these recipes and let me know if you have any idea for a Ninja Foodi appetizer that you don't see here!
Don't forget to tag me @thesaltedpepper when you make a recipe. I love to see what everyone is making!
ABOUT THE RECIPE AUTHOR, LOUISE LONG
Louise is a full-time recipe creator and food blogger @ The Salted Pepper. She has over 30 years of experience with cooking and recipe development. She owned a restaurant for several years and was a full-time RN until retiring to blog full-time.
She published her first cookbook in the Fall of 2018 and is very interested in writing several more.
Louise is also the creator of an online Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooking Course with over 100 instructional step-by-step videos. People absolutely rave about the course and all the value they have received from it.
Louise has several very active Facebook groups that help people with the basics of cooking and getting the most out of the Ninja Foodi.
Louise is also a YouTube creator and you can find most of her recipes in video format on The Salted Pepper YouTube channel.
She is very responsive to messages and eager to help in any way she can. Get more Information about Louise & contact information
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