These delicious Air Fryer Cheesy Corn Fritters are an easy appetizer or side dish recipe that only takes minutes to make and taste amazing. Sweet fresh corn is mixed with sharp cheddar and then air fried for a healthy fritter recipe. Serve these fritters alongside a super tasty smoked paprika dipping sauce for an amazing appetizer recipe.

Cheesy Baked Corn Fritters

Air Fryer Cheesy Corn Fritters

Oh air fryer, how I love you. I just cannot get over how delicious air fried food is without all of the oil and fat of traditional frying! I loved fried food as much as the next person, but I don’t love all the calories or how I feel after eating it. I have been experimenting with my air fryer and have been making tons of delicious foods, but these cheesy corn fritters are a new favorite. I will be making these fritters for as long as fresh corn is available!

Baked Corn Fritters

What type of corn to use in corn fritters?

I prefer using fresh corn, straight off the cob, but since it is not always in season, canned corn will work too. Just make sure to drain off all the liquid and pat it dry. I would avoid using frozen corn as it could get mushy.

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What to serve with air fryer cheesy corn fritters?

There’s a variety of good dipping sauces that go well with corn fritters. I tried ketchup, ranch dressing, and even bbq sauce, but my favorite was my easy homemade smokey sour cream sauce. It is so easy. You mix three heaping tablespoons of sour cream with 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp garlic powder,  and 1/2 tsp onion powder. Stir well and refrigerate until needed.

Air Fryer Corn Fritters

If you would like to make these fritters but don’t have an air fryer, you can oven bake them. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and bake on a sheet pan sprayed with non-stick spray for 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown. You could also deep fry them if you have a fryer!Air Fryer Cheesy Corn Fritters

Looking for more air fryer recipes?

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Want to know which air fryer to buy? I have had two now and have loved both. I began with a Ninja Version and now have an Instant Pot Brand. I prefer the IP Brand because it has a larger, square basket, but the Ninja version cooked just as well!

Air Fryer Cheesy Corn Fritters


Air Fryer Cheesy Corn Fritters
5 from 1 vote

Air Fryer Cheesy Corn Fritters

These Air Fryer Cheesy Corn Fritters are delicious, easy, and lower on calories than a traditional corn fritter!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Cheesy Corn Fritters
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 12 fritters
Author Amanda @ Old House to New Home


  • 1 cup corn stripped off the cob
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 green onions diced
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise, sour cream, or greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder


  1. Preheat air fryer to 375 degrees.

  2. Mix together all fritter ingredients in a mixing bowl. Make sure it is well combined but don't overmix. If the mixture is too dry, add additional mayonnaise or sour cream. If it is too wet, add a little bit of flour at a time. You should have a sticky consistency.

  3. Using either a tablespoon or a cookie scoop to form tablespoon sized balls of mixture. Flatten with the palm of your hand into a disc. Place in hot air fryer and cook for 8 minutes, flipping at the 4 minute mark.

  4. Serve immediately with desired dipping sauce.




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8 thoughts on “Air Fryer Cheesy Corn Fritters

  1. 5 stars
    I’m glad I made a double batch of this recipe for my first try. It turned out excellent. Thank You!

  2. Can this be used in an airfryer that has racks instead of the basket?

  3. They were delicious n much healthier than the fried ones. Did a double batch n me the hubby n
    Puppy agree it’s a keeper

  4. Want to try these but I am used to plain ordinary corn fritters. If I leave out the cheese, would I need to add flour or panko to make up for the bulk?

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