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Best Frozen Foods For Air Fryer

Is there no end to the versatility of an air fryer? If you are wondering if you can cook frozen foods in an air fryer, the answer is yes!

But what are the best frozen foods for cooking in an air fryer?

I’ve rounded up a diverse selection of the most delicious and convenient frozen foods, perfect for whipping up a tasty air fryer meal in no time.

What Are The Best Frozen Foods To Cook In An Air Fryer?

Most frozen foods can be cooked in an air fryer. Below is a table of the most popular frozen foods to cook in an air fryer and the suggested temperatures and times.

If in doubt, read the frozen food packaging instructions and reduce the temperature by about 20°C and the time by 20%.

Temperatures and cooking times are suggested; always keep an eye on your air fryer to judge when food is ready.

Air Fryer Frozen Food Cooking Chart

Frozen Broccoli200°C8 minutes
Frozen Chicken Nuggets200°C10 – 12 minutes
Frozen Chicken Wings180°C15 minutes
Frozen Chips200°C10 (skinny), 15 (straight), 20 (chunky)
Frozen Croissants180°C12 minutes
Frozen Fish Fingers190°C10 minutes
Frozen Garlic Bread180°C8 – 10 minutes
Frozen Hash Browns180°C15 minutes
Frozen Mozzarella Sticks180°C10 minutes
Frozen Onion Rings200°C5 to 8 minutes
Frozen Pizza200°C6 to 8 minutes
Frozen Roast Potatoes200°C20 minutes
Frozen Sausages200°C20 minutes
Frozen Sausage Rolls180°C10 (small), 18 (large)
Frozen Salmon180°C15 minutes
Frozen Sweet Potato Fries200°C12 – 15 minutes

10 Tips For Cooking Frozen Food In An Air Fryer

  1. Preheat Your Air Fryer: Like a conventional oven, your air fryer cooks best from frozen when it has been preheated. This ensures your frozen food will start cooking immediately and helps achieve a perfectly crispy texture.
  2. Space Out Your Food: When adding frozen food to the air fryer basket, make sure not to overcrowd it. Leaving space allows hot air to circulate freely, which guarantees evenly cooked and crisped results.
  3. Shake or Turn Regularly: During the cooking process, take the time to shake the basket or turn the food. This helps achieve uniform cooking and that desired golden-brown finish on all sides.
  4. Adjust Cooking Time and Temperature: Air fryers cook food faster and more efficiently than traditional ovens. So, you may need to reduce the cooking time and temperature stated on the frozen food packaging.
  5. No Need to Defrost: One of the best things about air fryers is that you can cook frozen food directly without defrosting unless the packet instructions state so. This saves you time and preserves the quality of the food.
  6. No Need To Use Oil: Most frozen foods already have oil on them so while it’s not always necessary, a light spray of oil can enhance the crispiness of certain frozen foods.
  7. Cook in Batches: If you’re cooking for a larger group, prepare your frozen food in multiple batches. This ensures each piece is cooked evenly and stays crispy.
  8. Check Food Regularly: Due to the efficiency of an air fryer, food can cook or brown quicker than expected. To prevent overcooking, start checking on your food a bit earlier than the suggested cooking time.
  9. Keep It Clean: Ensure optimal performance of your air fryer by cleaning it after each use. This prevents leftover food particles from burning and impacting the taste of your meals.
  10. Experiment and Enjoy: Finally, don’t be afraid to experiment. The air fryer can handle a wide variety of frozen foods – from oven chips and fish fingers to spring rolls and mini pizzas. Discover your favourites and enjoy the simplicity and efficiency of air frying!

Air Fryer Frozen Foods

Unlock the full potential of your air fryer with this guide to cooking air fryer frozen foods. Learn how to prepare your favourite frozen snacks and meals perfectly while ensuring they're crispy on the outside yet perfectly cooked inside.

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