37 Air Fryer Frozen Foods to Make

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Take a look at the plethora of air fryer frozen foods you can cook in our list below. We’re not just referring to deep fried frozen foods like French fries, either. We’re talking frozen vegetables, frozen meats, and all kinds of frozen appetizers.

The air fryer cooks frozen foods incredibly well. The circulating air allows the food to cook evenly and thoroughly in less time than it would in the oven, which means you can put your frozen food in the air fryer and have it done well in a fraction of the time.

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Air Fryer Frozen Foods to Make

Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables

Simple Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans
Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans are a great side dish that you can always have on hand in the freezer. It takes just 8 minutes to cook in the air fryer and is a very healthy side dish to pair with any meal.
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A bowl of green beans
Simple Air Fryer Frozen Brussels Sprouts
Air Fryer Frozen Brussels Sprouts are a great side dish that you can always have on hand in the freezer. It takes just 10 minutes to cook in the air fryer and is a very healthy side dish to pair with any meal.
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Brussels sprouts on a plate
Simple Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli
Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli is a great side dish that you can always have on hand in the freezer. It takes just 8 minutes to cook in the air fryer and is a very healthy side dish to pair with any meal.
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broccoli on a plate

Appetizers and Snacks

Air Fryer Samosas
Air fryer Samosas can be quickly made with frozen or homemade samosas, cooking oil spray, and an air fryer. They turn out crispy and nice, but with fewer calories than deep fried. 
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samosas on a plate
Easy Air Fryer Chicken Fries
These Easy Air Fryer Chicken fries are crispy in minutes in the air fryer. They make a fantastic quick snack from frozen to done in 6 minutes.
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Chicken fries in a bowl with dipping sauce
Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties
Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties are a popular breakfast staple that are so easy to make in the air fryer and they always come out nice and crispy with no added oil.
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crispy hash browns on a plate with eggs and bacon
Simple Air Fryer Mini Corndogs
These Air Fryer Mini Corndogs are simple to make in just under 10 minutes, starting with frozen corndogs that you can buy in a package at the store.
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air fryer mini corndogs
Air Fryer Mini Tacos
Air fryer mini tacos are made with frozen mini tacos and any dipping sauce you have at your disposal to form an awesome and delicious snack or quick lunch.
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A plate of mini tacos
Easy Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets
These Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Nuggets turn out the best of any method I've used to make chicken nuggets in the past, including the oven. They crisp up perfectly in just a few minutes.
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A plate of chicken nuggets
Air Fryer Frozen Potstickers
Frozen Potstickers in the air fryer are a super easy way to make a delicious appetizer or snack. Since they're air fried and not fried on a pan, there's no mess factor.
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air fryer potstickers
Frozen Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer
These Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls get perfectly crispy on the outside and cooked on the inside, without all the extra oil they'd soak up in the deep fryer.
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Air Fryer Egg Rolls
Air Fryer Tater Tots
These Air Fryer Tater Tots are a simple way to cook one of your favorite potato snacks and get a super crispy exterior and fluffy interior – just the way tater tots are supposed to be.
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A bowl of tater tots
Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings
You won't believe how crispy these Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings get, without all the extra oil they'd soak up in the deep fryer. You can now make perfectly crispy onion rings in the air fryer, quickly and easily.
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Onion rings on a plate
Frozen Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
These tasty, bite-sized pizza rolls are a delicious party snack that can be made quickly and easily in the air fryer, producing perfectly crisp pizza rolls without having to use the oven.
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pizza rolls on plate
Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks from Frozen
Air Fryer Frozen Mozzarella Sticks are baked in the air fryer for a crunchy exterior and a gooey interior without having to cook them in the oven or the deep fryer.
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Mozzarella Sticks
Air Fryer Bagel Bites
Air Fryer Bagel Bites make what might be the easiest snack there is to make. It's perfect for after school snacks or whenever you just have the munchies.
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Air Fryer Bagel Bites
Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
These Air Fryer Frozen French Fries are a healthier way to make fries without the oil of deep frying.
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air fryer frozen french fries
Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer
Frozen Sweet Potato Fries in the Air Fryer are the easiest possible method for making great, crispy sweet potato fries, without the hassle of baking in the oven.
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A plate of sweet potato fries
Crispy Air Fryer Fish Sticks
These Crispy Air Fryer Fish Sticks are a super simple way to turn store-bought frozen fish sticks into a crispy hot snack or meal in just minutes.
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fish sticks
Easy Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Tenders
These Easy Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Tenders are a really fast and convenient meal idea. They turn out super crunchy, juicy and delicious in just minutes in the air fryer.
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A plate of chicken tenders and fries.
Frozen Pierogies in the Air Fryer
Cook Frozen Pierogies in the Air Fryer for a quick and satisfying dinner or easy appetizer. Enjoy the delicious potato-filled dumplings with their crispy exterior and comforting soft potato and cheese filling.
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Pierogies with bacon bits.
Air Fryer Gyoza
Air Fryer Gyoza is a fast and tasty snack that can be cooked from frozen to crispy and hot in just 8 minutes (6 if thawed). That makes it a super quick appetizer, side dish, or snack.
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gyoza on plate

Breakfast

Air Fryer Hashbrowns (Frozen or From Scratch)
Air Fryer Hash Browns and a popular breakfast staple that are delicious, quick, crispy made in the air fryer. The crispy crunch make them irresistibly delicious.
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Two hash-brown patties
Air Fryer Frozen Waffles
It's so simple to make air fryer frozen waffles that you don't even need to bother with any other way of making them. They come out perfectly crisp and fluffy inside.
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Waffles with syrup and butter

Main Course & Meats

Frozen Burgers in the Air Fryer
If you've never made frozen burgers in the air fryer, you're missing out on the single easiest meal you can make with your favorite new kitchen appliance.
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Hamburger
Frozen Crab Cakes in the Air Fryer
Cooking Frozen Crab Cakes in the Air Fryer is a hassle-free and quick way to prepare a crispy and satisfying dinner or appetizer—just add them to the air fryer basket and they're ready in 18 minutes.
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A crab cake with tartar sauce and lemon
Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs
Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs are just about the simplest meal you can make in the air fryer, using store-bought frozen meatballs, in under 10 minutes.
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Meatballs with sauce
Frozen Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer
Frozen Chicken Wings in the Air Fryer take just a few extra minute to cook and they turn out just as crisp and juicy.
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frozen chicken wings in the air fryer
Air Fryer Frozen Pizza
There's no easier way to make a personal size pizza than in the air fryer. Air Fryer Frozen Pizza doesn't require the entire oven to be preheated, only takes 8-10 minutes to cook, and turns out perfectly crisp.
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A slice of pizza
Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Kiev
Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Kiev is a crunchy and creamy stuffed chicken dish that you just need to remove from the box and put directly into the air fryer. It's ready in under 20 minutes.
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Chicken Kiev on a plate with salad
Air Fryer French Bread Pizza
You'll be amazed by how quick and effortless it is to cook Air Fryer French Bread Pizza. The result is a wonderfully crispy, crusty, and thick pizza that turns out just right every time.
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2 French bread pizzas
Air Fryer Chicken Strips (from frozen)
Cooking chicken strips in the air fryer is the perfect way to go from frozen to perfectly crispy and ready to eat in just 11 minutes.
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chicken strips
Air Fryer Chicken Patties
Air fryer chicken patties are quick and result in juicy patties perfect for your burgers, whether you use store-bought patties or make your own.
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Chicken patty sandwich

Seafood

Frozen Salmon in the Air Fryer
Frozen Salmon in the air fryer is just about the easiest possible way to make this healthy, Omega-3 packed fish. It's done in minutes and you'll never go back to making it any other way.
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Salmon with rice and veggies
Air Fryer Frozen Calamari
This Air Fryer Frozen Calamari recipe uses store-bought frozen calamari, cooked in the air fryer for just a few minutes and served with a creamy chipotle dipping sauce.
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Air Fryer calamari on a plate with lemon and dipping sauce.
Air Fryer Frozen Fish Fillet
These crispy air fryer frozen fish fillets, cooked from store-bought breaded fish, are super easy to make in the air fryer so you save time making your meal.
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air fryer frozen fish fillets
Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp
This Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp recipe will show you just how easy it is to make tasty low-carb shrimp straight from the freezer in only 8 minutes.
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Air fryer shrimp on a plate with lemon

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you put frozen foods in an air fryer?

Yes, the air fryer is incredible at cooking frozen foods. The circulating air allows the food to cook evenly and thoroughly in less time than it would in the oven, which means you can put your frozen food in the air fryer and have it done well in a fraction of the time.

Do I need to use oil when cooking frozen foods?

Most foods that you cook in the air fryer need a bit of spray oil to prevent any sticking. If you are cooking foods like hash brown patties you won’t need any additional oil because they are pre-cooked and have some residual oil on them.

When using spray oil in the air fryer make sure to use one without propellent that can harm the non-stick coating in your air fryer.

Do I have to preheat the air fryer?

This depends on what model of air fryer you use. The air fryer’s manual should let you know if preheating is necessary. I have three air fryers and none of them require preheating, so if in question err on the side of not preheating.

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