Frozen Foods in the Air Fryer

Convenience foods are easier when you prepare your frozen foods in the air fryer. If you know the conversion, it can be a quicker method.

When cooking in the air fryer, the general rule is to lower the heat and the temperature. But if you want to cook frozen foods in the air fryer and don’t have instructions, how do you know what to do?

When converting your temperature and time from a conventional oven to an air fryer, take the temperature and decrease it by 25F. Then cook for about 20% less time than the instructions.

Because an air fryer cooks from all sides, it heats food quicker than a conventional oven. It also uses less electricity and energy.

For example, if your food calls for 30 minutes in the oven at 350F, you’ll reduce that to 24 minutes at 325F. For a more precise calculator, you can try this website: https://www.airfryercalculator.com/

Originally Published On: January 18, 2023

Breakfast Foods

Frozen Pancakes

Temperature: 330F

Time: 4-5 minutes

Frozen Waffles

Temperature: 360F

Time: 5 minutes

Two waffles with a pat of butter on a white plate with syrup pouring onto them next to a tan napkin with a fork and a cup of coffee and a yogurt parfait in the background on a wooden surface

Appetizers/Snacks

Ore Ida Fries

Temperature: 400F

Time: 8 minutes

Frozen Mozzarella Sticks

Temperature: 350F

Time: 5-7 minutes

Totinos Party Pizza

Temperature: 400F

Time: 6-8 minutes

Texas Toast

Temperature: 350F

Time: 5 minutes

Ore Ida Crinkle Fries

Temperature: 400F

Time: 6 minutes

Tater Tots

Temperature: 350F

Time: 6-8 minutes

Homemade french fries next to a hot dog on a round white plate with a small round white bowl of ketchup next to a white towel behind the plate all on a wooden surface

Meat

Tyson Chicken Tenders

Temperature: 320F

Time: 12 minutes

Dino Nuggets

Temperature: 400F

Time: 10 minutes

Tyson Chicken Fries

Temperature: 390F

Time: 8 minutes

Meatballs

Temperature: 380F

Time: 10-12 minutes

Corndogs

Temperature: 370F

Time: 8-10 minutes

Two homemade chicken tenders on a bamboo tray with a round white dish of ketchup all on a grey placemat on a wooden surface

9 thoughts on “Frozen Foods in the Air Fryer”

  1. This is such a helpful post on cooking frozen foods In the air fryer. I love my air fryer and struggled with frozen food. Thank you for the great info!

  2. I received an air fryer over the holidays and have yet to use it. Good to know I can use frozen foods to create something quick and delicious.

  3. Patricia Chamberlain

    I use my air fryer for almost everything! My family really likes using it to cook chicken tenders and corndogs.

  4. I love my air fryer. Cooking had never been so easy. Thank you for sharing the calculator — will check this out. I haven’t tried making Corndogs on my air fryer but can’t wait to try. Thank you for these food ideas.

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