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One thing I love about air fryers is the ease of cooking frozen foods. These Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings are no exception.
They’re the perfect addition in the summer to a grill night and even complement a nice quick winter meal as well.
You can cook them in less time than it takes to preheat your oven! Oh, and did I mention there is no oil needed? They’re right up there with air frying Hot Pockets (which are amazing, by the way).
The first time I made these frozen onion rings, I started them about 20 minutes before dinner was ready. You know, the amount of time it takes for an oven to preheat then bake them.
Thankfully, I like to keep an eye on my food as it cooks in my air fryer and 4 minutes later they were done!
I was amazed at how fast they cooked, but then they were ready 15 minutes too early. I ended sticking them back in the air fryer to reheat right before dinner and they were cooked to perfection.
I’ve included both original cooking time and reheating time for cooking these delicious air fryer frozen onion rings.
Try These Other Air Fryer Recipes:
- Air Fried Oreos
- Air Fryer Crispy Bacon
- Air Fryer Onion Rings (homemade)
- Air Fried Frozen Mozzarella Sticks
How to Make Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings
Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees. Preheating allows your air fryer to cook evenly, which is even more important when cooking from frozen.
Grab your favorite brand of onion rings out of the freezer. Place 6 to 7 ounces of frozen onion rings right into your air fryer. This ended up being half a bag of the Alexia Onion Rings.
Cook the onion rings for 4-5 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
Remove from air fryer and enjoy immediately by themselves or with your favorite dipping sauce (hello ketchup!).
What Are the Best Frozen Onion Rings?
I personally love cooking with the Alexia Frozen Onion Rings. They don’t require any oil and crisp up to perfection inside the air fryer.
If you have another favorite brand, feel free to drop it in the comments below!
I Used a Different Brand and They Look A Little Dry While Cooking. What Do I Do?
Not all brands are created equal.
Most frozen foods (in the US) are cooked with oil already included. The oils already cooked into the food are all that is typically needed for air frying.
While most frozen foods do not need added oil in an air fryer, sometimes they need a little boost.
Simply spray the onion rings with vegetable or olive oil using an EVO Oil Sprayer. You can use this at the beginning of cooking or even in the middle.
Please stay away from any PAM-like sprays as they can actually ruin your air fryer.
How Do I Reheat Onion Rings in an Air Fryer?
If you’re anything like me, you had a huge appetite going into dinner or just overestimated how much your family could eat.
I do it all the time.
Thankfully, air fryers are amazing at heating up food while keeping it crispy.
Preheat your air fryer 350 degrees then place the onion rings inside and cook for 2-3 minutes until warmed.
Reheating them at a lower temperature allows the insides to reheat while making sure the outside doesn’t get too crispy or burnt.
If you notice the onion rings are starting to get a little dry while reheating, just spray them with a few sprays using your EVO Oil Sprayer (this thing is amazing) and it will bring the moisture right back.
Other Air Fryer Recipes You’ll Love:
- 6 ounces of frozen onion rings (about 1/2 a bag of Alexia onion rings)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees for about 3 minutes.
- Place onion rings in the air fryer, stacking if needed.*
- Cook air fryer onion rings for 4 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.**
- Remove from the air fryer and enjoy immediately.
* do not stack onion rings more than halfway full
** allow for more cooking time if making more onion rings at once
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 589mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.