Air Fryer Ribs | How to make tender ribs in an Air Fryer

Air fryer ribs. How to make ribs in an air fryer. Paleo, Whole 30, low carb recipe

Air Fryer Ribs in 30 minutes | How to make tender ribs in an Air Fryer

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Ribs in the air fryer are tender and delicious AND ready in about 30 minutes. Here are a few tips. Check out the video below to see just how easy it is to make these. I own a Power Air Fryer XL 5.3 Quart size

Start with baby back ribs

Baby back ribs are incredibly tender and need a very short cooking time. Rub the ribs with your favorite seasoning blend. Learn more about the different types of pork ribs in my video below.

Let the ribs sit at room temperature (optional)

If you have time let the ribs sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. This helps the ribs cook evenly and gives the seasoning time to soak in. This isn’t mandatory but it gives you a nice result.

Cook your Air Fryer Ribs

Since baby back ribs come from a tender part of the pig they don’t need much cooking to get a tender rib. The air fryer heats up quickly so there is no need to pre-heat it. Simply pop the seasoned ribs in the air fryer and cook at 360 degrees for about 30 minutes. Add sauce if you like but I don’t find it necessary at all. The ribs are so juicy and tender on their own.

Air Fryer Ribs are perfect any night of the week

This recipe is also paleo, low carb and Whole 30 compliant.


Air Fryer Ribs | How to make tender ribs in an Air Fryer
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 rack of baby back ribs
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ¼ -1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  1. Pat the ribs dry and cut the rack of ribs to fit the air fryer if necessary
  2. season the ribs with the spices
  3. cook the ribs in the air fryer for 30 minutes at 360 degrees


6 Comments on Air Fryer Ribs | How to make tender ribs in an Air Fryer

  1. JohnM
    June 24, 2018 at 11:50 am (4 weeks ago)

    Thanks for the how to, will try this recipe too.

  2. Romeo
    June 16, 2018 at 1:46 am (1 month ago)

    Trying this now… thanks for the post

    • Demetra Overton
      June 17, 2018 at 5:52 pm (1 month ago)

      Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoy the ribs

      • Sharon Spencer
        July 8, 2018 at 7:55 pm (1 week ago)

        Sorry for this stupid question. I bought a slab of ribs. Not sure they’re Baby Back Ribs. How much longer would I cook these.

        • Demetra Overton
          July 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm (7 days ago)

          Hi Sharon. Not a stupid question at all. I would increase the cooking time by five minutes, then check to see if the ribs are done to your liking. If not, just cook in five minute increments until they are done to your liking. Thanks so much for reading


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