List of the best frozen foods for air fryer are here! WAY better than baking in the oven, more like deep fried but without the oil. You’ll never go back!
Have a hot air machine, but really don’t even know where to get started? Don’t worry, just start with the best frozen foods for air fryer to begin. They not only taste great but they’ll also help you get a good handle on how to use your Air Fryer, too. (originally published 6/20, affiliate links present)
Frozen Food in Ninja Foodi
Think air fryer pizza rolls couldn’t get any better?? Well you’ll never microwave them again after throwing them into this hot air machine. You can now get everything to taste just like you’d get it at a restaurant, but right at home and a lot cheaper of course.
Everything gets SO crispy on the outside when you use the time and temp on our air fryer frozen food cooking times chart. At the same time the inside stays tender, just to die for. Even a frozen pot pie in an air fryer comes out amazing.
If you love air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:
- THIS is my Favorite Air Fryer!
- You can find more Air fryer recipes here, we have Ninja Foodi recipes as well; bookmark them both!
Best Foods to Try in an Air Fryer
So most of these are bagged or out of a box, already prepared foods as you would imagine. You can cook frozen meat in air fryer too though. They turn out better than you might imagine too. From frozen hot dogs in air fryer to pork chops, chicken legs and more.
First off you can cook all frozen foods in air fryer but those right out of the bag you would normally microwave are phenomenal. In this post we will share how to cook frozen corn dogs, fish sticks, and frozen vegetables too.
There isn’t a particular food that I would say no to, but aluminum foil would be a hard no. It inhibits the flow of air and the underside will not get crispy.
Let’s take something like a bag of frozen popcorn shrimp air fryer style. You literally just preheat, dump the bag inside, crisp, toss halfway thru the cook time and enjoy. It is not just great for already cooked (and processed) foods though. You can cook frozen chicken tenderloins in air fryer without breading.
Frozen Food in Air Fryer
Being able to air fry food is great.
Not only does it cut out the majority of the oil and grease but it also just gives the food items that you’re cooking a really great crispy crunchy taste. Never ever will I cook things like frozen crab cakes in air fryer again in the microwave. Not only is the texture way better but it even improves the taste with a bit of crisp on the outside.
We make these with some air fryer frozen cod, the two paired together make a delicious meal even the kids love.
- It’s time to say goodbye to deep frying and give this simple cooking method a try.
- All you need is this handy dandy air fryer basket and occasionally some olive oil spray. That’s all you need to make air fryer frozen vegetables and more!
If you’re anything like me you wouldn’t think things like frozen broccoli in air fryer or frozen asparagus in air fryer would turn out well at all. I didn’t think it would either. Surprised is an understatement my friends.
Can you put frozen foods in air fryer?
Absolutely! This is one of the biggest reasons that people purchase this kitchen appliance. Frozen foods are a total convenience food item and using your Air Fryer to cook them up is a breeze.
Knowing that you don’t have to heat up your oven for a small batch of french fries is a pretty awesome. And if you’re forgetful try our air fryer frozen steak recipe.
Ok let’s talk kids. What is their favorite meal but drumsticks of course. If you forget to take them out the day before you can follow our frozen chicken legs in air fryer directions.
Here are a few questions you might have in mind while you’re trying to wrap your head around this idea;
Using an air fryer comes with a lot of positives. It’s quick, it’s more energy-efficient than other larger appliances, and it cuts out the grease by a ton.
One of the biggest cons with an air fryer is that it’s going to take up counter space each time that you use it.
But when you’re comparing the pros to the cons, it’s pretty clear that having an air fryer in your household is a simple and easy choice to make.
Best Frozen Foods for Air Fryer Costco
If you ask me whether I regret getting one I would say 100% NO WAY! I use mine EVERY SINGLE DAY I tell you. If you shop at big box stores you can really stock up when you see a sale or something you cook a lot. Use our Costco air fryer recipes if you do.
- Now I haven’t tried these frozen but generally it works. I just adjust the temp to be a bit lower, for a longer time and it’s great.
- Just use the air fryer times printable you see here for new items you may not have cooked before.
The timing for everything is really dead on so there’s little to no guesswork. It doesn’t have everything, like how to cook frozen chicken thighs in air fryer so we added specific posts for things like that.
What foods can be cooked in an air fryer?
You can literally cook all sorts of foods in your air fryer. Meat, veggies, frozen foods…you name it.
This is what makes this appliance so versatile. It can literally cook up pretty much anything that you’re going to put into it. Even frozen pork chops in air fryer are possible.
First off, understand that all frozen foods are perfectly fine to cook up and use in your air fryer. That being said, there are some that just really come out awesome and need to be highlighted.
How to Cook Frozen Food in Air Fryer
If you love that deep fried crunch you get when you order one of these babies at your local fair, this is the same!
Well, better because you can omit the oil but they’re just as crispy.
- My girls love making frozen taquitos in air fryer as a snack for sure, or air fryer frozen burritos.
- I’d say air fryer frozen pierogies are my fave.
- The easiest ever is how to cook air fryer frozen biscuits!
You can serve those with frozen chicken patties in air fryer. Dressed up like a burger, they’re a perfect brunch or dinner. You’ll want veggies with those too though. If so try air fryer frozen okra for a change. Seasoned with just some salt and pepper it is a great meal duo.
- Air fryer frozen mozzarella sticks just requires 5 minutes of preheating and a few more to crisp outside.
- The inside stays ooey gooey perfection. Great appetizer or after school snack.
How to Cook Frozen Meat in Air Fryer
After that first bite and the massive crunch followed by a never-ending string of cheese, you’re going to be agreeing on this one.
For breakfast or dinner if you’re in the mood for pork, give our frozen sausages in air fryer instructions a whirl. You’d never know they were rock solid a few minutes beforehand.
- Then let’s move on to making frozen chicken breast in air fryer. For a healthy meal you can cook them right out of the bag! Season with salt and pepper for a low carb keto friendly dinner.
- Or let the kiddos enjoy air fryer frozen chicken tenders after school.
Have you made some crispy frozen air fryer french fries yet?? We make them in our Foodi and wouldn’t have them any other way. Whether you make thin ones like you see below or air fryer frozen waffle fries they turn out super crispy.
It’s true! You can crisp up some sweet potato fries too in a jiffy for yourself or the kids. Talk about a healthy snack and a sweet one, too.
When you’re craving just a little snack, throwing a handful or two of fries into your air fryer is really all you need to do.
They’ll be cooked to perfection in no time at all.
Frozen Food in Foodi
This is probably one of the biggest food items that people like to use their air fryer for. And it makes sense, right? Who has the patience to cook up hot wings or chicken wings any other way?
All you literally have to do with your air fryer is add the frozen wings to your air fryer basket and cook them up? It’s literally as simple as that.
- Air fryer frozen egg rolls are really great
- Frozen onion rings in air fryer are better than in the oven for sure!
All of these frozen foods are great choices and can be cooked up quickly as well.
If you’re having a fun weekend of treats or are looking for a simple way to cook up food for your guests or hungry teens, using your air fryer will deliver the perfect results time and time again.
We cook a lot of frozen meat in Instant Pot too…because I tend to be forgetful. 😉
Air Fryer frozen foods
- What are some of your favorite things to cook?
- Our next thing we made were frozen egg rolls in air fryer with some dipping sauce on the side. Timing is on our chart, cooked frozen to warmed in no time.
Best Frozen Food in Air Fryer
- 1 bag french fries frozen
- olive oil spray
- Preheat air fryer to 400 for 5 minutes.
- Spray basket with olive oil spray, dump frozen fries into basket and cook for 15 minutes total tossing every 5 minutes with a spray of olive oil spray on top every time you toss it.
- Remove when they are as crispy as you'd like.
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