Air Fryer Hot Pockets

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Want the secret to crispy, delicious Hot Pockets? Cooking them in the air fryer is guaranteed to give you the perfect pizza pocket every time. Air fryer Hot Pockets make a fast, easy meal or a great snack.

Hot Pocket on a plate cut in half.


The air fryer has to be my favorite kitchen appliance. We use it all the time for cooking things like frozen pizza rolls, frozen Bagel Bites, even soft pretzels.

An air fryer gives you that tasty, crispy fried taste and texture without having to deep fry.

It’s fast and easy to cook Hot Pockets in the air fryer in under 15 minutes. It’s the best method to cook them to achieve a crispy crust and hot center. This cooking method works great for both frozen or homemade version. The air fryer is also a great way to cook several pockets at a time.

How to cook frozen Hot Pockets in Air Fryer

All you need for this simple recipe is a box of frozen Hot Pockets. They can be found in the freezer section of the grocery store.

These can be cooked straight from frozen and you won’t need the crisper sleeve for this air fryer method.

We are cooking these with a Cosori air fryer. Different air fryers cook times may vary slightly.

Step one: Take the pockets out of the box and packaging.

Step two: Place the frozen Hot Pockets in single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook at 370 degrees F for 11-12 minutes. There is no need to flip them over. For an extra crispy crust, add another 1-2 minutes of cook time.

Frozen hot pockets in air fryer basket.

Step three: Make sure the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F and serve warm.

Cooked Hot Pockets in air fryer basket.

How long to cook Hot Pockets

The cooking time for Hot Pockets depends on the cooking method.

Microwave – It will take 2-4 minutes of cook time in the microwave.

Oven – To cook in a conventional oven, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook for about 30 minutes.

Air fryer – The air fryer cooking time is 11-13 minutes at 370 degrees F.

Recipe tips

  • This recipe will work for all varieties of Hot Pockets. The Big Bold Hot Pockets might take up to 13 minutes to cook completely since they are larger.
  • For the best results, make sure to keep the Hot Pockets in a single layer in the air fryer basket while cooking. This will allow the hot air to circulate around them which helps for even cooking.
  • There is not need for extra oil or cooking spray for this recipe.
  • Let the pockets cool for 2-3 minutes before eating. They will be very hot in the center.
  • For super easy cleanup, lay the pockets on a piece or air fryer parchment paper in the air fryer basket.
  • You can use the crisping sleeve to hold the hot pizza pockets once they are cooked.
  • Try serving with a delicious dipping sauce like ranch, marinara, pizza sauce, or even this garlic butter sauce.

How to store leftovers

Store leftover Hot Pockets in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. They can easily be reheated in the air fryer at 350 degrees F.

Hand holding a Hot Pocket.
Are hot pockets better in the air fryer?

Hot pockets are great in the air fryer because they get crispy on the outside.

Can you put hot pocket sleeves in the air fryer?

It’s recommended to remove the sleeve before cooking in the air fryer.

How many hot pockets can I cook at a time?

You can cook as many as you can fit as long as they are in a single layer. You can typically fit 2-3 at a time depending on the size of your air fryer basket.

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Let me know if you made these for a quick lunch or snack. Feel free to leave a comment below.

Hot Pocket on a plate cut in half.
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Air Fryer Hot Pocket

By Heather
How to cook Hot Pockets In The Air Fryer
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 11 minutes
Total: 13 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 1 Air Fryer


  • 1 package Hot Pockets


  • Remove the Hot Pockets out of the box and packaging.
  • Place the frozen Hot Pockets in single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook at 370 degrees F for 11-12 minutes. There is no need to flip them over.
  • Make sure the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F and serve warm.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
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