Air fryers are great for cooking a variety of food, but one topic with had questions about is frozen food. We all love the convenience of grabbing something from the freezer, and the quick cooking times of the air fryer make it the most attractive appliance to use, it also provides the best results. So quickest and best, nice. Below we have outlined what we have found to work with frozen foods, the times an temperatures we use. Air fryers do seem to vary a little by brand, so if you have any of your own suggestions, please mention them in the comments section.
So to answer the question, can you cook frozen foods in an air fryer? Yes, yes you can.
Please also check out our air fryer calculator.
Frozen French Fries: 14-18 minutes, 400F
Thin fries: 14 minutes, 400F
Thick fries: 18 minutes, 400F
Frozen Chicken Wings: 9 minutes, 400F
Frozen Shrimp: 9 minutes, 400F
Frozen Mozzarella Sticks: 8 minutes, 400F
Frozen Fish Fillet (0.5 inch thickness): 14 minutes, 400F
Frozen Corn Dog: 10 minutes, 400F
Foster Farms Frozen Corn Dogs: 12 minutes, 300F
Frozen Burritos: 10 minutes, 400F
Frozen Hash Browns: 10 minutes, 400F
Frozen Tater Tots: 10 minutes, 400F
Frozen Chicken Tenders: 10 minutes, 400F
Is your next meal not on the list? Have a look at our Air Fryer Cooking Time and Temperature Conversion Calculator for our general guidelines. Look in the comments below for fellow air fryers’ suggestions and please add your own to help other readers. Don’t forget to join us on Facebook.
Can you airfryer frozen corn on the cob?
Yes. Roasted corn on the cob is awesome. Go to Pinterest for recipes for compound butters. Yum.
ANNY YATES says
Just got a very nice AIR FRYER and have no ideas how to cook with it. Your page did help and I thank you
T S says
I have a Cuisinart TOA-60.
Air-Frying Foster Farms Corn dogs at 400 for 10 mins burns them badly.
After about 3 tries, I found about 12 mins at 300 degrees was the ticket.
Hope the information helps someone else.
amy Gutierrez says
New to the airfryer game says
OMG thanks for the lead on the corndogs, I cooked three frozen corndogs for the time and temp you advised and they were PERFECT!
Thank you so much!!!! I just burned them at 400° and was freaking out because I need to make about 30 of them for a birthday party this weekend ! ❤️
I did the Fosters Farm Corn Dogs at 400° for 10 minutes in the Philips HD9641/99 and they were fine, not burnt at all. Wonder if it has anything to do with the air fryer model
You MUST look at the wattage of air fryer, just like wattage of microwaves, very important to cook items correctly, not all air fryers have the same wattage.
OMG! Thank You!
How long & what temp to do frozen pot pies in air fryer
Pat Smith says
Marie Calendar, cook at 370 deg. F for 38 min at 4,000 ft altitude.
Carolyn M Richardson says
I cooked the Marie Calendar chicken pot pie (individual) in my Power Air Fryer Oven at the suggested 370 degrees for the suggested 38 minutes as stated by Pat Smith. It was absolutely divine. The crust was a beautiful dark golden brown, the chicken was nice and tender and delicious, and the vegetables were nice and tender. In the microwave both the chicken and vegetables are rubbery and taste uncooked after the 6 minute cook time as stated on the package.
It was sooooo worth the extra 30+ minutes it took to cook in my Power Air Fryer Oven. But the best part was, I didn’t have to heat up my entire kitchen with my conventional oven nor risk burning edges of the crust in a toaster oven.
I love my Power Air Fryer Oven.
flo papa says
did you remove the paper bowl thing before cooking it?
Can you make two things in the air fryer at the same time?
I have put tater tots and chicken nuggets but I constantly turned them or shook them
I did onion inns at 400 for 10 each side and they were burnt. I then tried 400 for 5 minutes, then 3 minutes . They were still pretty brown
Frozen onion rings 5 minutes 390 degrees
Food mfg have to get with the times and include instructions on cooking in an air Fryer with their product. The air fryer is gaining a huge popularity splurge.
I agree with you on that. I have tried to guesstimate time and temp on items, but manufacturers should do the time and temp game.
Master Chef Fry says
You can try our new calculator here: https://www.airfryerrecipes.com/air-fryer-time-temperature-conversion-calculator/
Try looking for the convection oven instructions thats all an air fryer is lol
I was thinking the same thing yesterday, I just got a new air fryer last week.
Mary ann says
Is there a frozen food cookbook just for air fryer.i would love one
I also would like to find out if they do have one.
Master Chef Fry says
Hi Mary Ann. Do you mean a book for frozen foods straight into the air fryer, or a cook book for recipes that are then suitable to freeze?
Frozen foods to air fryer. That would be helpful to newbies like myself.
Yes frozen foods to air fryer
I’ve found using a lower temp for a tad bit longer often results in better cooking: less burning. When in doubt, go shorter and then you can always continue to add time.
made some frozen mozzy sticks and cheesy broccoli bits and they were tough and dry
Can you cook a frozen breakfast sandwich in an air fryer?
How long do you cook Jimmy Dean pancake and sausage on a stick in an air fryer? Would it be 10 min at 400 like a corndog?
They will burn on 400 try 300 same time
Trying that, now
Christina Noel Littleton says
Can you air fry frozen tostones?
The company is Goya, in case if you needed for information. I apologize if this question sounds silly, it’s just that I get startled whenever the oil (vegetable) pops.
Does anyone know how to cook frozen breaded okra in the air fryer?
It was awful when I tried it.
Anybody know the time and temp on a Nuwave Brio 6qt for Mini corn dogs ? Thanks
Master Chef Fry says
Hi Jacquie, I am not sure about those specific corn dogs but you can compare the cooking instructions on the box with our Air Fryer Cooking Time and Temperature Conversion Calculator for suggestions. Good luck and happy air frying.
Sheryl Becker says
I would like to cook frozen General Tso’s chicken in the air fryer tonight. I don’t think I will chance it though because of the sauce.
Benjamin Rocasah says
Buying an air fryer may be one of your best choices. This is especially if you love cooking and wish to do it indoors when the weather is too cold or too hot. They are an ideal choice for people who have busy schedules too since they can easily be transferred from one spot to another without much fuss.