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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.
An air fryer is an incredibly easy way to cook just about anything. You place the food in a fryer-style basket and hot air rapidly circulates all around the food, making the food crisp – much like deep-frying, but without the oil. You can cook anything you’d make in the oven.
If you don’t have an air fryer yet, check out these options to find one that fits your needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The biggest issue most air fryer lovers face is finding the right oil and oil sprayer to use on food cooked in the air fryer. A fine mist of oil will help the entire piece of food crisp evenly, so it’s very important.
My personal preference is to use canola oil, extra virgin olive oil, or avocado oil. I use both a refillable spray bottle like the Evo one pictured below and non-propellant extra virgin olive oil, which has not harmful aerosols or chemicals.
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.