Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings

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Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings. Let me show you how easy it is to cook dumplings in the air fryer. You will love how crispy air fried dumplings are and how you can mix and match with your favourite flavours.

These Eastern European potato dumplings are perfect served over our soup maker beer cheese soup for something warm and comforting this winter.

air fryer frozen dumplings recipe
Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings Recipe

Frozen Dumplings In Air Fryer

I am like a big kid in a candy shop, when something new arrives in the supermarket, especially in the frozen section, because I want to try it out in the air fryer and see what all the fuss is about.

That was me in Portugal just before we left, to move back to England when I saw some Eastern European German style frozen potato dumplings.

They had both frozen potato dumplings and frozen meat dumplings and they went in the air fryer, so fast.

I must admit, I much preferred the frozen meat ones over potato, but both were delicious.

I headed back to the supermarket, grabbed some more to photo for you and to perfect for the cook times and a second batch to make a video for you.


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Not Another Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings Recipe

You’re probably sick of seeing recipes online for frozen dumplings in the air fryer, but its because they are delicious and are perfect for a quick appetizer or for serving with your favourite meals.

Whilst we shared with you our update on air fryer frozen potstickers with you yesterday, the big thing about these, is that they are not Chinese.

They are what you would expect to see in a Polish or a German supermarket. They are fun to add to a meal rather than being an appetizer and I love something different.

My first thought was cook some soup maker beer cheese soup and then add these air fried dumplings on top. Like a fun way to enjoy croutons.

Can You Put Dumplings In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can. Air fryer dumplings are fantastic in the air fryer. They are like deep fried dumplings, just without the high calories.

Air fryer dumplings have a subtle hint of oil and don’t feel like they are swimming in saturated fats like deep fried dumplings do.

Also, we are sharing with you today, European dumplings and the same texture applies to any frozen dumplings that are cooked in the air fryer.

What Are Air Fryer Dumplings Like?

They are just like steamed dumplings but have a wonderful crisp to them instead. A bit like the crisp you get on breaded mushrooms, but not too crispy like battered onion rings.

It’s a nice in between and ideal for quickly cooking in the air fryer, then serving with dinner, or having as a quick appetizer.

How To Air Fry Frozen Dumplings?

air fryer frozen dumplings step by step
  • Load. Add your frozen dumplings into the air fryer basket. Making sure you don’t add the crumbs from the bag as nobody likes a dirty air fryer.
  • Cook. Spray with extra virgin olive oil and air fry for approximately 8 minutes depending on how powerful your air fryer is.
  • Serve. Add your favourite sauce and serve as an appetizer or load over soup as an alternative to croutons.

How Long To Cook Frozen Dumplings?

The recommended frozen dumplings cook time is JUST 8 minutes. This is regardless of whether you are doing Asian, European, or even South American dumplings.

Though note you can’t shake the air fryer basket as your dumplings easily stick and its best to use a spoon to move them and do so slowly.

Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings Serving Suggestions

I love to serve my frozen dumplings either over soup or with some garlic dipping sauce. You can also make a beer cheese sauce using beer cheese soup too.

Another alternative is to have beer cheese soup, bread machine beer cheese bread and dumplings as a pairing of three for an amazing evening meal.

If you are having Asian frozen dumplings, I would recommend having them as an appetizer with a few of our other favourite Chinese appetizers including:

Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings
Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings
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Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings

Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings. Let me show you how easy it is to cook dumplings in the air fryer. You will love how crispy air fried dumplings are and how you can mix and match with your favourite flavours.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time13 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 544kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Air Fryer Frozen Dumplings Ingredients:


  • Place frozen dumplings into the air fryer basket and spray with extra virgin olive oil.
    Can You Put Dumplings In An Air Fryer?
  • Air fry for 5 minutes at 200c/400f.
    Can You Put Dumplings In An Air Fryer?
  • Stir with a spoon or a silicone spatula (as they stick) and then air fry for a further 3 minutes at the same temperature.
    Can You Put Dumplings In An Air Fryer?
  • Serve with a garlic dip as an appetizer or over soup as croutons. If you would like your garlic sauce, hot add it in for the last 2 minutes of cook time and it will be piping hot.
    Can You Put Dumplings In An Air Fryer?



Batching. Focus on just one layer of frozen dumplings for an even cook. Otherwise, they will stick together. If you have more to do, then do them in batches.
Spoon. We use a spoon instead of shaking the air fryer basket because they have a habit of sticking to the air fryer basket and you need to be more delicate with air fryer dumplings.
Thanks for reading our air fryer frozen dumplings recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more frozen ideas, I recommend you check out our air fryer frozen egg rolls recipe next.


Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 929mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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