Frozen Egg Rolls In Air Fryer

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Cooking frozen egg rolls in the air fryer is a quick and easy way to make crispy, delicious, restaurant quality egg rolls. They make a fast appetizer or snack that can be made in under 15 minutes with minimal clean-up.

Egg rolls on a plate with sauce.


The freezer section can be your best friend when you’re wanting to get food on the table quickly. Frozen egg rolls are one of our favorite things to have on hand to use as a great snack, fast appetizer or to go with meals like orange chicken, chicken teriyaki or egg roll in a bowl.

Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce like duck sauce, soy sauce, or sweet and sour sauce.

What makes this cooking method so good

Fast – They can be cooked up in under 15 minutes.

No thawing – That’s right, cook these air fryer egg rolls straight from frozen. No thawing required. This helps to reduce cooking time.

No extra oil – Because they were cooked in oil before the freezing process, you do not need to add any extra oil to cook them and get that nice golden brown color and crispy texture.

What you need

Frozen egg rolls or spring rolls – Use your favorite brand. In this recipe I am making vegetable egg rolls, but all variations like chicken and pork cook up great. They can be found in the freezer section of the grocery store.

Air Fryer – I tested this recipe using a 5.8 quart machine. You can read my full review of the machine I use to see if this might be a good choice for you.

A box of frozen egg rolls and air fryer basket.

How to make air fryer frozen egg rolls

  1. Place frozen egg rolls in air fryer basket in a single layer. I can fit 5-6 in my 5.8 quart.
  2. Cook at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes, flip them over and cook another 3-4 minutes at 390 degrees to achieve a nice crispy texture.
  3. Serve warm plain or with your favorite dipping sauce.

How long to cook frozen egg rolls in the air fryer

The average frozen egg rolls will need to cook about 13 minutes total in the air fryer. The total time will ultimately depend on the size of egg roll or spring roll and the air fryer model you are using.

Recently I have noticed that more frozen foods are adding air fryer cook times to their packaging so be sure to check the box for recommended times.

Egg rolls in an air fryer basket.

Recipe tips

  • Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the egg roll and what machine you are using. Larger rolls might take an extra minute or two while small spring rolls might only take 6-8 minutes cook time.
  • There is no need to preheat your machine for this recipe.
  • Don’t crowd the basket. You want each egg roll to have some space so that they cook evenly.
  • If you would like the egg rolls really crispy, lightly spray with olive oil. I like using an oil mister. Be sure not to spray with something like PAM which can hurt the coating on the basket.
  • Try serving these with your favorite dipping sauce, like mango chutney or duck sauce.

How to store

Have leftover egg rolls? Let them completely cool and store in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can reheat them in the air fryer at 400 degrees F for 2-3 minutes.

If you are new to air frying, be sure to check out this printable Air Fryer Times and Temps cheat sheet that’s a great reference to keep in your kitchen.

Plate with stacked egg rolls and bowl of sauce.

Serving suggestions

Crunchy egg rolls pair well with a variety of sauces, sides, and main courses.

Common questions

Do I need to thaw the egg rolls?

No need to thaw them. You can cook the egg rolls straight from frozen.

Do I need to preheat the air fryer?

No, you don’t nee to preheat the air fryer for this recipe.

Do I need to add oil when cooking air fryer egg rolls?

No extra oil is needed to cook these.

How do I know when frozen egg rolls are done cooking?

The egg rolls should be done cooking once they turn golden brown and become crispy. Make sure they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F by placing an instant read thermometer in the center of the egg roll.

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Plate of egg rolls with one that has bite taken out.
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Frozen egg rolls in air fryer

By Heather
How to make frozen egg rolls in the air fryer.
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 13 minutes
Total: 14 minutes
Servings: 8


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 box of 8 frozen egg rolls or spring rolls Use your favorite brand. Might not contain 8.


  • Place frozen egg rolls in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Depending on size, you might need to cook in 2 batches.
  • Cook at 350 degrees F. for 10 minutes. Flip the egg rolls over and cook at 390 degrees F for 3-4 minutes or until desired level of crispiness is achieved.



*** Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the egg roll and your machine. If you are cooking small spring rolls, start with 6-8 minutes cook time. If you have larger rolls, you might need to add an extra minute or two. 
*** Don’t crowd the basket. You want each egg roll to have some space so that they cook evenly.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 370mg | Sugar: 2g

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

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
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