Air Fryer Frozen Hot Pockets

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Hot Pockets In The Air Fryer. Have you ever wanted to air fry a hot pocket? Then this is how it is done. Delicious crispy hot pockets that are cooked to perfection at home in your air fryer.

You will love the hot pocket air fryer method and will be wondering why you haven’t been cooking hot pockets in the air fryer for years.

We originally shared with you how to cook hot pockets in air fryer back in 2020 and wanted to update it today for you with new photos and new recipe info.

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Air Fryer Frozen Hot Pockets Recipe

Air Fryer Hot Pocket

Welcome to air fryer frozen hot pockets. The latest addition to our air fryer frozen food recipe collection here at Recipe This.

If you have not tried them yet I recommend you try some of our reader favourite air fryer frozen foods.

Our readers love our air fryer frozen egg rolls, air fryer frozen chicken nuggets, air fryer frozen French fries and air fryer chicken wings.

But today is all about frozen hot pockets in the air fryer, or as you might call them air fryer frozen pizza pockets.

I would call them frozen pizza pockets, just because they are like a delicious pocket of your favourite pizza fillings.

A delicious quicker alternative to making yourself a calzone or a stromboli. Wait until Nestle has their hot pockets on deals in the grocery store and bulk buy them.

Load hot pockets into your freezer and then you have a bulk supply of pizza for whenever you want a quick snack in the air fryer.

But what I hate about snacks like hot pockets, is that the focus has always been on the microwave, when the air fryer can do a much better job.


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Can You Air Fry A Hot Pocket?

Yes, you can. Hot pockets in the air fryer are AMAZING so good that I end up standing next to the air fryer eating them, because I can’t wait to get to the dinner table.

Though be warned, air fryer pizza pockets are piping hot, and you will want to blow it to prevent the cheese from burning your tongue.

How Do You Make Hot Pockets Crispy?

You air fry them of course. When you do hot pockets in the microwave they are soggy and never crispy.

How Do You Make Hot Pockets Crispy

Air fry them with a spray of extra virgin olive oil and you are onto a winner.

Hot Pocket In Air Fryer

If you are wondering what air fryer hot pocket is like, then think of a few similar sized air fryer foods that you like to cook from frozen.

Such as air fryer sausage rolls, air fryer frozen burritos or air fryer pop tarts and you can expect something similar. The pastry or wrap will be the best crispiest pastry taste you have ever tried.

You would think that you had bought pastry in France for how good the coating of your air fryer hot pocket is.

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Hot Pocket Air Fryer Ingredients

Hot Pocket – You will need a packet of hot pockets or something similar to air fry. For example, I also love burger hot pockets that are loaded with a burger filling rather than a pizza filling.

Oil – I recommend some extra virgin olive oil for spraying. This is essential if you would like crispy hot pockets and don’t want them dry or soggy.

Sauce – I also love some sauce to dip into my hot pockets once they have finished cooking in the air fryer. I like salsa but you might have your own preference.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in these frozen hot pockets in air fryer recipe, it has just been our Air Fryer. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes and perfect for frozen food.

How To Cook Hot Pockets In Air Fryer?

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  • Prepare. Start by removing your frozen pizza pockets from the packaging, getting rid of any crumbs, and loading them into the air fryer.
  • Cook. Place the frozen hot pockets into the air fryer basket and air fry for 8 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Spray. Once the air fryer beeps, spray with extra virgin olive oil to help crisp them and then cook for a final 4 minutes at 200c/400f.
  • Load. Add them to the pockets before serving.

Pizza Pocket Air Fryer Variations

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When we are out grocery shopping, we are always on the look out for new frozen food that we can air fry.

And we are always amazed by what new products come out and how good they are in the air fryer.

Lidl is one of our favourites for new finds and we came across some burger hot pockets. Loaded with Big Mac style ingredients including cheese and gherkins these were delicious.

Also, because they are a similar size and shape to a classic pizza pocket, they can keep the same cook time and temperature.

Remember that next time you are grocery shopping and want something different.

How Long To Cook Hot Pocket In Air Fryer?

When cooking hot pockets in air fryer, we recommend a hot pocket air fryer time of JUST 12 minutes. This ensures they are piping hot and fully cooked.

Due to the size of hot pockets, they take a little longer compared to some other air fryer frozen foods.

What Temperature Do You Cook Pizza Pockets In An Air Fryer?

We recommend that you cook your hot pizza pockets at 180c/360f to start with so that they don’t cook on the outside too fast.

Then just before they are done, increase the temperature up to 200c/400f to crisp them up.

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Hot Pockets In The Air Fryer

Hot Pockets In The Air Fryer. Have you ever wanted to air fry a hot pocket? Then this is how it is done. Delicious crispy hot pockets that are cooked to perfection at home in your air fryer.
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 330kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Air Fryer Hot Pockets Ingredients:


  • Place your frozen hot pockets into the air fryer basket.
    Hot Pocket In Air Fryer
  • Air fry for 8 minutes at 180c/360f, then spray with extra virgin olive oil.
    Hot Pocket In Air Fryer
  • Cook for a final 4 minutes at 200c/400f.
    Hot Pocket In Air Fryer
  • Load into your pocket sleeves before serving.
    Hot Pocket In Air Fryer



Variation. You can mix and match with similar hot pockets depending on what you have that is local to you. For example, I love burger pockets from Lidl.
Thanks for reading our air fryer hot pocket recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to more frozen recipes, I recommend you try our air fryer frozen garlic bread recipe next.


Serving: 127g (1 Pocket) | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 530mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g
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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