Easy Air Fryer Ribs

Air Fryer Ribs are so easy to make and you’ll be surprised how well they turn out, with tender meat and perfect crispy edges.

  • Prep Time 5minutes 
  • Cook Time 30minutes 
  • Total Time 35minutes 


1 rack of ribs 1 1/2 to 2 pounds, 1kg
2 tablespoons (8 g) dry rub
1/2 cup (118 ml) bbq sauce 4 oz


  • Preheat the air fryer to 380° F (195 C), for 5 minutes.
  • Peel off the silver membrane from the back of the ribs. Season the ribs with the dry rub on both sides.
  • Cut the rack of ribs in half to fit in the air fryer. Place meat side down in the air fryer tray and cook for 20 minutes, turning the ribs over halfway through the cooking.
  • After the 20 minutes is up, pull out the basket and baste the ribs on both sides with BBQ sauce. Return them, meat side up, to the air fryer. Crank up the heat to 390° F (200° C) and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, or until they are a bit charred on top. Brush with additional BBQ sauce and serve.


  • The amount of time needed to cook may vary depending on the size of your ribs and the size of your air fryer.
  • These times are for a 1.5 pound rack of pork baby back ribs cooked in a 4.8L air fryer.
  • You can cook up to 2 racks of ribs at a time in a large air fryer (5L or larger). You will need to cook them for 30 minutes, changing the arrangement of the pieces every 10 minutes

All air fryers have different wattage and may cook at different rates. You may need to adjust the time or temp for the best results.


Calories: 783kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 33gFat: 58gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 4gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 841mgPotassium: 629mgFiber: 1gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 303IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 83mgIron: 5mg

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