Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings

Page Ventresca

You’re going to love how quick and easy it is to make frozen onion rings in air fryer! With absolutely no prep work needed, these perfectly crispy onion rings are ready to serve in minutes.

Weight Watchers Points included.

Post may contain affiliate links. For more information, check my disclosure
the finished air fryer frozen onion rings served on a ceramic plate with a small bowl of dipping sauce

Crispy Onion Rings are a true fast-food favorite, and a perfect accompaniment to burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and more.

But there’s no need to go out to get your fix when it’s quick and easy to whip up a tasty batch of Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings in the comfort of your own home! And they are much healthier than deep fried.

Frozen Onion Rings Air Fryer

That’s right….making frozen onion rings in air fryer is sooooo easy. They’ll be ready to dig into in no time, and with no prep time involved since you don’t need to thaw before cooking. Just the thing for quick meals, appetizers, snacks, side dish and game day.

Like my Air Fryer Frozen Burrito and these Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs, and Air Fryer Frozen Corndogs, frozen onions cook up perfectly in the air fryer.

We are talking super crispy coating with a soft tender onion inside. And since these are made with no oil in the air fryer they are much healthier and can be indulged in #guiltfree. Plus, you can reheat onion rings easily too.

They taste great dipped into some 5 Minutes Sriracha Aioli.

Why Make This Recipe

  • Healthier – healthier alternative to deep fryer versions.
  • Really easy – simple and ready in 10 minutes.
  • Really crispy – amazing crispy texture.
  • Affordable – just grab that budget friendly pack of frozen onion rings.
  • Versatile – these can be served with soooooo many tasty dips.
top down view of a plate filled with air fryer frozen onion rings

Ingredient Notes

This recipe uses store-bought frozen battered onion rings that have not been thawed. They are cooked straight from frozen. No extra oil is used in this recipe. These were also on the larger thicker side.

Want to know how to Cook Frozen Air fryer Onion Rings? Then gather them up and let’s get cooking.

How To Cook Frozen Onion Rings In Air Fryer

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F / 200 degrees C.
  2. Add the battered frozen onion rings in the air fryer basket.
  3. Air fry for 7 – 10 minutes, and use tongs to toss them halfway through the cooking time.
  4. For crispier onion rings, feel free to continue cooking for a few more minutes, but keep an eye on them as it is easy for them to burn.
  5. Remove from air fryer and serve.
image collage showing the steps for making frozen onion rings in air fryer

Top Tips

  • Whilst this takes just a few minutes, for the best results cook similar-sized rings at the same time so they cook up the same.
  • Bigger thicker onion rings will take more time than smaller ones.
  • For the best results please do preheat your air fryer before cooking these. The hot air fryer will start crisping these up as soon as you put them in. If you don’t have a preheat button, simply set the heat to 400 degrees F and let it do its thing for 4 minutes.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket – the hot air needs to circulate around all sides of the onion rings so they cook evenly. So place onion rings in a single layer.
  • If you are using smaller air fryers, you may need to cook these in two batches.
  • No extra oil is needed for this recipe and you don’t need to oil your Air Fryer.
  • Use tongs to gently toss the onion rings during cooking for crispness. If you prefer you can use a spatula, but do it gently so they don’t break.
  • If you want your onion rings to be a little bit crisper, you may need to cook for a few minutes more, just keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.

Air fryer temperatures can vary depending on the make and model. I recommend starting with less cook time, checking for doneness, then adding more time as needed.

close up view of the completed air fryer frozen onion rings

Storage

  • Don’t make ahead – These are best served up freshly cooked since they will lose their crispness as they cool down.
  • Reheat – reheat in a preheated air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 350 degrees F / 180 degrees C. Do toss a couple of times during cooking. You may need to spray them with a little bit of cooking oil.

FAQs

How Long To Cook Frozen Onion Rings In Air Fryer?

Cooking times depend entirely on the size of the onion rings and the temperature. Based on a 350F / 180C temperature you should be air frying;

larger thicker ones for 8-10 minutes.
smaller rings may need 7-8 minutes.

How To Make These Cook Up Crispy

For perfectly crispy onion rings, first, you want to make sure that you don’t overcrowd the basket so that the air circulates crisps up the batter. You might add in maximum half a bag into a basket air fryer.

Also, it’s important that you toss them halfway through the cooking time.
Air fry for a few minutes more if they don’t crisp up enough in the recommended time.

If you want them crispier you can spray them with some olive oil spray or avocado oil.

What Are The Best Frozen Onion Rings?

There are a few different ones you can try and the best will depend on your taste.

Trader Joe’s Beer Battered Vidalia Sweet Onion Rings
Alexia Frozen Onion Rings
Nathan’s Famous Thick Sliced Battered Onion Rings
Red Robin Crispy Onion Rings

Can I Cook These In The Oven Instead?

You totally can. You can find cooking in the oven instructions on the packaging so ideally you should follow that. A rough guideline cook at 400 degrees F / 200 degrees C for 14-16 minutes flipping half way through or until crisped up to your likening.

What Can I Do To Avoid Them Drying Out?

If they cook up too dry then simply spray them with some

the finished frozen onion rings served on a plate

More Air Fryer Frozen Foods Hacks

Want even more how cooking frozen Foods In the Air Fryer Hacks? Then check out these helpful posts and easy recipes:

Other Easy Air Fryer Recipes

Serving Suggestions

Serve with your favorite dipping sauces.

top down view of cooked onion rings inside the air fryer basket

Weight Watchers Points

There are 10 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.

Thank you for reading my how to cook frozen onion rings air fryer post. And please come visit again as I continue to slice, dice, and dream up affordable Air Fryer recipes, Instant Pot Recipes, Southern Recipes, Crockpot recipes and more. Thanks for supporting Recipes from a Pantry, food blog.

Best Equipment To Use

Get The Frozen Onion Rings Air Fryer

Don’t forget to tag #recipesfromapantry on Instagram or Twitter if you try Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings! It is really, really awesome for me when you make one of my recipes and I’d love to see it. You can also share it on my Facebook page. Please pin this recipe to Pinterest too! Thank you for reading Recipes from a Pantry.

the finished air fryer frozen onion rings served on a ceramic plate with a small bowl of dipping sauce
Print Recipe

Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings

Making frozen onion rings in air fryer is so quick and easy!

Prep Time1 min

Cook Time10 mins

Course: Side Dish, Snack

Cuisine: American, Western

Servings: 2

Calories: 295kcal

Instructions

  • Preheat the Air Fryer to 400F / 200C.

  • Place the frozen onion rings in the air fryer basket, making sure to spread them out evenly. Cook in two batches if needed.

  • Cook for 7-10 minutes use tongs to toss them halfway through the cooking time.

  • Remove from air fryer and serve.

**EASY AIR FRYER RECIPE EBOOK**Get the easy Air Fryer Recipe Binder which includes 40 quick and easy recipes all under 30 minutes cook time.

Notes

  • For the best results cook similar-sized onion rings at the same time so they cook up the same.
  • Bigger thicker onion rings will take more time than smaller ones.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket – the hot air needs to circulate around all sides of the onion rings so they cook evenly.
  • If your air fryer is small you may need to cook these in two batches.
  • No extra oil is needed for this recipe.
  • Use tongs to gently toss the onion rings during cooking for crispness. If you prefer you can use a spatula, but do it gently so they don’t break.
  • If you want your onion rings to be a little bit crisper, you may need to cook for a few minutes more, just keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
Air fryer temperatures can vary depending on the make and model. I recommend starting with less cook time, checking for doneness, then adding more time as needed.

There are 10 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 556mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

Next Post

Eggplant Schnitzel, tahini, and broccoli tabouli

Eggplant schnitzel, tahini, and broccoli tabouli is golden, crunchy and delicious and completely Vegan too. I don’t know if I am meant to tell you if it is naughty or nice. These crunchy eggplant schnitzels are very popular around my house. Love eggplant? Or do you think eggplant is a […]