If you already have an air fryer at home (and who doesn’t in 2023?), we’ve got a new reason for you to love the handy small kitchen appliance even more. Whether you’re whipping up your own recipes from scratch or crisping up your favourite freezer aisle apps, Costco’s grocery aisles are filled with air fryer essentials. Read on for some tasty new inspiration that will have you heating up the air fryer to try these Costco finds today.
Erie Meats Jumbo Chicken Breast Bites
Chicken cooks up so much faster and with a more delicious crunch in an air fryer. Lightly-seasoned boneless chicken breast bites are an anchor ingredient that can be used so many ways once air-fried to perfection. Toss them in a sauce and enjoy on their own or throw them in a wrap, on top of a salad or in a sandwich as part of a meal.
Chosen Foods 100% Pure Avocado Oil
One of the benefits of crisping up foods in an air fryer is that you need very little oil to get them to golden perfection. However, if you are using oil on your air fryer snacks, avocado oil is the perfect choice to have in your pantry. It has one of the highest smoke points at 520°F, plus it has great natural flavour. Try it when air frying fries, veggies (like these Crispy Air Fryer Eggplant and Zucchini With Rosemary and Honey) or any other crunchy recipes.
Le P'tit Frais Grains de Cheddar Curds
So many air fryer recipes start with cheese. Whether you’re melting curds on top of your veggies, in wraps or sandos or trying a crispy twist on a Canadian classic — Air Fryer Cheese Curds With Gravy, squeaky cheese curds are a great ingredient to amp up those air fryer favourites.
Pom 9 Grains Large Tortillas
Another staple that air fryer fanatics should always have on hand is corn or flour tortillas. There are so many ways you can enjoy them with an air fryer! Whether making Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas, your own sweet (think cinnamon sugar) or savoury (salt and your favourite spices) tortilla chips or rolled-up taquitos stuffed with your favourites, it will be hard not to find new and creative ways to use tortillas in your air fryer.
Summ! Vegetable Spring Rolls
Nothing makes a spring roll shine like a perfectly golden, crunchy wrapper. Dipped into some sweet chili sauce, it really is appetizer perfection. But nothing can make turn delicious snack into a mediocre bite a sad, undercooked roll. That’s why we love crisping these up in an air fryer. Cook them in a sing layer for 3-4 minutes before flipping, and just be sure not to overcrowd them so they can reach an even crisp.
Feeling ambitious? Try making your own with this classic Chinese spring roll recipe.
Kirkland Signature Parchment Paper
Another must-have for the air frying foodie is parchment paper. Parchment paper can handle heat up to approximately 428°F, making it appropriate for most air fryer recipes. It makes the cleanup of messy recipes so much easier. You won’t beat the price of Costco’s in-house brand parchment paper.
Kirkland Signature Stuffed Salmon
Salmon is an excellent choice for a speedy weeknight meal, and cooking this omega-3 rich and heart-healthy fish in an air fryer just makes the task all that much faster. There are plenty of ways to enjoy it, like these Air Fryer Maple Tahini Salmon Bites, but we adore the easy elegance of Kirkland’s stuffed salmon fillets. Toss a quick salad and cook some rice in your rice cooker, and you’ve got a low-effort, high-impact meal.
Bâton Rouge Fries
Arguably the perfect form of potato, the french fry is the ultimate air fryer snack. In just 12 to 15 minutes at 400°F, you can have golden fries without the deep fryer. We like these Lousiana-style seasoned frozen fries for an easy snack or dinner side.
Bibigo Frozen Beef Bulgogi Mandu
Thanks to the fully-cooked Korean bulgogi beef filling, these delicious little morsels are ready from freezer to plate in just 10 to 12 minutes. Save yourself the oil splatter by popping them into your air fryer, turning once, and voila! Mandu munchies at the ready.
Smucker's Uncrustables Frozen Sandwich
If there never seems to be enough time in the morning in your household, and you have little ones to feed, these might just be your new secret weapon to filling your kids’ bellies before a busy day. These pre-made frozen sandos can be thawed and served, but brushing them with a bit of butter and popping them in the air fryer takes them to another level. You might find yourself sneaking a sandwich, too!