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Pork Ribs in the Air Fryer

These pork ribs in the air fryer make a quick and easy meal. Serve them with your favorite sides for a delicious dinner everyone will love!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer, dairy free, easy, pork
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 346kcal
Author: Jessica


  • Air Fryer


  • 2 lb country style ribs bone-in
  • 2 tablespoon pork dry rub gluten free
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce (gluten free) use as much sauce as you like


  • First, preheat your air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Next, use paper towels to pat the ribs dry. If buying a full or half rack, you will need to cut them (see notes)
  • After that, sprinkle both sides of the ribs with the dry rub and pat in on the ribs with clean hands.
  • Following that, wrap the ribs in aluminum foil in order to seal in the moisture.
  • Cook the ribs for 20 minutes.
  • Once they are done, flip them over and cook for an additional 20 minutes or more until they are cooked the way you prefer.
  • Finally, brush the cooked ribs with the BBQ sauce and air fry them again for an additional 1-2 minutes to lock in the flavors.
  • Serve the ribs with your favorite sides and enjoy!


  • Cutting: insert a sharp knife carefully into the soft flesh between the ribs, then slice through each rib to sever it from the breastbone. This will give you a rectangular rack of ribs with nothing but bone and meat, ready for easy eating.
  • Easy cleanup: the foil should contain most of the mess, but for extra easy cleanup, use some air fryer safe parchment paper.
  • Reheating: reheat your leftover ribs in the air fryer or oven for the best results. Just wrap them in foil and heat until warmed through.
  • Serving: serve these juicy air fryer ribs with your favorite sides! Some sides that we love include mashed potatoes, roasted green beans, and creamed corn.
  • Prevent toughness: to prevent tough ribs, make sure to only cook them for 20 minutes on each side in your air fryer at 360 degrees F to prevent them from being too tough to eat.
  • Most tender ribs: to prevent your ribs from drying out and to have tender meat inside with the outside crisp, add one tablespoon of oil to the ribs.


Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 462mg | Potassium: 565mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg