Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Roasted Leeks

Leeks have been cultivated for thousands of years and were a popular food in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. They were also highly valued by the Romans for their medicinal properties. In the Middle Ages, leeks were often used as a substitute for onions, which were believed to cause bad breath and were therefore avoided by the upper class. Today, leeks are widely used in cooking and are known for their mild and sweet flavor.

Air Fried Roasted Leeks

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: Side DishCuisine: American
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A quick and easy way to enjoy the delicious flavors of roasted leeks without having to turn on your oven. These crispy and tender leeks make a perfect side dish or topping for any meal.


  • 4 leeks

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt

  • Pepper


  • Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut off the dark green tops and root ends of the leeks and discard.
  • Cut the leeks in half lengthwise and rinse well under cold water to remove any dirt or grit.
  • Pat the leeks dry with a paper towel and place them in a bowl.
  • Drizzle the leeks with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Toss the leeks to evenly coat them in the oil and seasonings.
  • Place the leeks in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the leeks are tender and lightly browned.
  • Serve hot as a side dish or as a topping for salads, soups, or sandwiches.


  • Make sure to rinse the leeks well to remove any dirt or grit.
  • You can add additional seasonings such as garlic powder or dried herbs to the leeks before cooking.
  • If your air fryer is small, you may need to cook the leeks in batches to avoid overcrowding.

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