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If you love lasagna and want an easy air fryer method, then you will love air fryer frozen lasagna. Can be done in either an air fryer basket or air fryer oven and you will love how it bubbles on top.

Even better, you can use the same cook times and temp for any similar sized frozen dinner.

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Air Fryer Frozen Lasagna Recipe
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Frozen Lasagna In Air Fryer

On Recipe This we love lasagne and beyond this frozen lasagna in the air fryer we also have a delicious homemade air fryer lasagna, plus a slow cooker lasagne.

You can also follow this method for any of your favourite air fryer TV dinners.

We all have our favourite TV dinner, don’t we? Mine as a kid was always the spinach and ricotta filled cannelloni.

I loved the taste of the spinach and it would be my go-to dinner when I was dining at an Italian restaurant.

But back when I did cookery at school, I remember a valuable lesson that the teacher taught us.

It was how small and expensive TV dinners are and how you are much better off making your own.

So, I rarely buy them, unless one of our readers asks me to, which is what is happening today with our air fryer frozen lasagna.

One of our readers asked us for help in cooking air fryer frozen lasagnas as well as frozen TV dinners in general.

We had a hunt around our local supermarket and didn’t find any that we liked. So, what we did was buy a small and a large supermarket fresh lasagna and placed them in the freezer.

The small frozen lasagna would be used in our Philips Air Fryer XL as it would be the perfect size for a regular air fryer basket and then the bigger one would be perfect for our Power Air Fryer Oven.

If you wanted to, you could make our homemade air fryer lasagna or your own, freeze it and then use this air fryer frozen lasagna guide for when you are ready to reheat your frozen lasagna.

Beyond this guide to reheat lasagna in air fryer, we have many more frozen ideas for you to try including: air fryer frozen chicken wings, air fryer frozen French fries, air fryer frozen onion rings and my personal favourite air fryer frozen hotdogs.

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Can You Cook Frozen Food In The Air Fryer?

YES. Frozen food in the air fryer is fantastic and I have cooked many, many different frozen foods now in the air fryer and I am yet to have a failure.

You can search Recipe This for all our air fryer frozen food recipes and we have so many to choose from, to make air frying easier for you.

But within the topic of frozen lasagna, what we have is a feature for different frozen meals, that you might call air fryer TV dinners, or air fryer frozen ready meals. It’s a similar style of cooking to this air fryer frozen lasagna recipe so will give you plenty of similar ideas.

Can You Cook A Lasagna In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can make a lasagna in the air fryer. You can air fry lasagna using a silicone baking pan (we have this one) and then use the air fryer to cook the mince, and to bake the lasagna. This is our air fryer homemade lasagna recipe if you would rather cook a fresh lasagna over a frozen one.

Can You Cook Frozen Lasagna In An Air Fryer?

Absolutely! Lasagna is perfect for cooking from frozen in the air fryer. Simply remove it from its outer packaging and add it to either your air fryer basket or the top shelf of an air fryer oven.

In the oven you can often forget about it, but with the air fryer it beeps, and you can quickly adjust the temperature and carry on cooking it.

The air fryer is also fantastic for melting the cheese on your lasagna.

Can You Air Fry Stouffers Lasagna?

Yes, you can air fry stouffers lasagna and any other frozen lasagne too. You can also use the air fryer to reheat your lasagne.

Just make sure you have a frozen lasagne that is the right size to fit in the air fryer basket or the air fryer oven depending on what you are using.

Here are some more popular brands of frozen lasagna that you can air fry from frozen:

  • Simek’s lasagna
  • Walmart lasagna
  • Trader Joe’s lasagna
  • Costco lasagna
  • Beechers lasagna
  • Kirkland lasagna

You can also air fry frozen vegetarian lasagna too!

Can I Freeze Cooked Lasagna?

Yes, you can freeze cooked lasagna and it’s a great meal prep method. I love the saying cook once eat twice. The idea being that you do a bigger portion and then freeze the remaining.

You then have a frozen homemade lasagna for later.

Can I Freeze Uncooked Lasagna?

Yes, you can also freeze uncooked lasagna and I do this a lot too. Ask Chef Dom and he will remind you all, that meat can only be reheated once, so if you plan to reheat lasagna, by doing so with uncooked, you can then reheat more the next day and you still fall within food safety.

Can You Cook Frozen Lasagna Without Defrosting?

Yes, you can. You don’t need to thaw frozen lasagna first. But what we do is use the air fryer to partly defrost lasagna as then it speeds up the process and stops the lasagna from just getting cooked on top and the centre not getting done.

Do You Call It Lasagne Or Lasagna?

Before we dive in, I just thought it would be interested to know, where you live what you call your lasagne.

I am British so it is always lasagne, yet I notice in the US it always ends with the a rather than the E.

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I often get asked which air fryers I recommend and which one I use. In 95% of our air fryer recipes, we use either the Philips Air Fryer XL or the Cosori XL because they are the best ones, we have found out of many air fryers we have tried over the years. You can click on the links above and read up on them. But if you would rather have a dual air fryer we recommend this Ninja Dual (make sure you order the right one as not all are good) or the Philips Dual.

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How To Cook Frozen Lasagna In Air Fryer?

air fryer frozen lasagna step by step
  • Load. Remove your frozen lasagne from its packaging and add it to the air fryer basket. Make sure any cling film that was attached to the lasagne has been removed.
  • Defrost. Air fry first at 100c/215f for 10 minutes. This will help defrost the lasagne first before cooking it.
  • Cook. Then air fry the lasagne for a further 26 minutes at 165c/330f.
  • Test. Double check with a thermometer at the middle that it has hit the ideal temperature and if not cook a little longer.
  • Serve. Then serve whilst still hot and enjoy!

And I am sure you can see now how easy it is cooking frozen laagna in the air fryer and why it has become one of my favourite frozen foods.

How Long To Cook Frozen Lasagna In Air Fryer?

The recommended air fryer cook time for frozen lasagne is 36 minutes. Which is still a lot less than the 60 minutes recommended on the packaging for the oven.

It takes this long in the air fryer because of how thick the lasagne is and wanting to get it heated through in the middle.

How To Defrost Frozen Lasagna?

What we do to defrost the frozen lasagna is start the air fryer lasagna cook time with 10 minutes at 100c/215f. This helps to almost defrost the lasagna and makes air frying the lasagna so much easier.

What Temp To Reheat Lasagna?

The perfect reheating lasagna temperature is 100c/215f to partly defrost, then cook frozen lasagna in air fryer at 165c/330f. This is important as you don’t want to overcook the lasagna on top and not heat it through the centre.

Can You Reheat Lasagna In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you sure can. You can reheat frozen lasagna in air fryer, you can cook a homemade lasagna in the air fryer or reheat a portion of leftover lasagna.

You can also rinse and repeat and do the same thing with any ready meal in the air fryer.

How To Reheat Lasagna In Air Fryer?

Did you know that you can also use the air fryer to reheat your lasagna leftovers? Reheating lasagna in air fryer is EASY!

Simply place leftover lasagna on a layer of foil (cooks quicker this way) and place in the air fryer.

Air fry for 5 minutes at 160c/320f and if not piping hot in the centre give it a couple of extra minutes.

Then use the sides of the foil to easily remove it from the air fryer basket.

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Air Fryer Frozen Lasagna

If you love lasagna and want an easy air fryer method, then you will love air fryer frozen lasagna. Can be done in either an air fryer basket or air fryer oven and you will love how it bubbles on top.
Cook Time: 36 minutes
Total Time: 36 minutes
Servings: 1
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Ingredients 

  • Frozen Lasagna

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Instructions 

  • Remove the frozen lasagna from the packaging and place into the air fryer basket.
    How To Cook Frozen Lasagna In Air Fryer?
  • Air fry frozen lasagna for 10 minutes at 100c/215f to help almost defrost it.
    How To Cook Frozen Lasagna In Air Fryer?
  • Then air fry for a further 26 minutes at 165c/330f. Check with a thermometer that your lasagna reads 75c/170f before serving.
    How To Cook Frozen Lasagna In Air Fryer?

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Notes

Size. Note if you have an air fryer basket you will need one that is the right size to fit in the air fryer basket.
Air Fryer. Time adjustment for the air fryer oven. Firstly, cook on the top shelf of the air fryer oven. We used a 1 kilo (2.5 bigger) frozen lasagna in the air fryer oven and as you can imagine takes much longer. Cook for 20 minutes at 120c/250f, followed by another 25 minutes at 170c/340f. Then check to make sure it is piping hot in the centre.
Variety. You can use any homemade or shop bought lasagne that has been placed in the freezer until frozen. You could also use a vegetarian or keto version.
Defrost. We also found that using a very low defrost temperature stops the lasagna from being overcooked on top and not cooked in the middle.
Thanks for reading our frozen lasagna air fryer recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like more tasty frozen recipes, I recommend you try our air fryer tempura shrimp next.

Nutrition

Serving: 400g | Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 51.2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 13.5g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Fiber: 3.9g | Sugar: 11.7g
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Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie maker and several other kitchen gadgets.

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16 Comments

    1. Hi Evelyn,

      That sounds like it would be double the size of the one we used. So i would double times we have used for the defrosting part and for the cooking add 15 minutes but keep checking it as the top can get too brown if it does you can put some foil over it to stop it going black 🙂

  1. 4 stars
    I did the Iceland Beef and Pancetta al Forno Lasagne 450g in my Tower Vortex air fryer, followed the recipe with the 10 min defrost at 100 c and then 26 min at 160 c. It came out perfect.

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Samantha, I live in Australia and I’m loving all your recipes as I’m a newbie, but have tried quite a few already and I find your descriptions easy to follow, also they’re “everyday” meals. I feel mainly because I have an Air Fryer with basket and not one of the “Air Fryer Ovens” with shelving, so I feel I fit right in with you and Dominic.
    I love it here that you’ve given us a recipe on how you do an “Air Fryer Frozen Lasagne” which I didn’t know we could do as there’s only hubby and I now and these make a quick little meal with a side salad.
    Thank you for giving me so many wonderful meal ideas that can be made so much quicker in the Air Fryer than “the ‘ol oven”. I only ever use the oven when our family comes for dinner now.
    Keep all those “wonderful” recipes coming as after 55 yrs of marriage of was running out of ideas what to make next. Thank you!

    1. Hi Josephine,

      Thank you for the wonderful comments and i am really happy we are giving you new ideas and you are finding value in what we do 🙂

      Kind Regards

      Sam
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  3. I HAVE AN AIR FRYER WITH 3 SHELVES + A BASKET (REPLACES SHELVES). I HAVE NOTICED RECIPES DO NOT TELL ME WHICH SHELF TO AIR FRY FROM? I AM USING THE MIDDLE SHELF MOST TIMES AND THE TOP SHELF TO BROWN WHEN NEEDED. ARE MOST FOODS COOKED ON THE MIDDLE SHELF?

    1. Hi Kerrie,

      Sorry for the late reply. We had a plastic container for ours so we left it in it, the wax paper should be ok if it is heat proof 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    I was looking for this same question about air frying a frozen lasgna with the plastic covering and did not know to leave it on or knot. thanks I just bought from Walmart a 17qt. OMMO air fryer and am learning how to use it. I found that with the chicken it seems to require more cooking time than is required. with a breast it said to cook at 180 for 15min. but it needed a lot more.

    1. Hi Sandy,

      Glad you are learning your air fryer and yes different air fryers cook foods at different times and temps. So we try to generalise the best we can with the couple of air fryers we use 🙂

    2. Was that at 180 Fahrenheit or 180 Celsius? 180 Celsius would be 360 Fahrenheit, and that’s about right for chicken to cook.

  5. 5 stars
    Do I remove the plastic part on Top of it that you’re supposed to leave on if you bake it in the oven? EDIT: After doing the recipe like you said it turned out great have done it several times since thanks.

    1. Hi Angela,

      Yes we took it of just because in an air fryer most of the heat comes from the top and with the plastic cover on it will end up reflecting most of the heat away from the lasagne 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Ahhhhhh!!!!! Help!

    I bought a B&D Air Fry oven 3 days ago. I wanted to cook a 1kg frozen lasagne but alll the recipes give a temperature to cook at. With my air fry oven that’s not air frying – that’s baking. To air fry you set theTEMP KNOB to “AIRFRY” which automatically cooks at 450F. Air Fry (allegedly) conversion charts give a temp for every item! So air frying isn’t recommended for a frozen lasagne, since the temp will be set to high? Do other ovens not have it so you have to choose either the “AIRFRY” setting or the temp setting? I can “bake” it if I have to but I’d prefer to air fry most items. The recipes dont help at all.

    1. Hi Peter,

      An air fryer shouldn’t be that high a temperature and it shouldn’t be the only temperature. If that is the case i would recommend returning it and getting an air fryer oven with better choice of temperatures. For example if should be doing 250-400f. Otherwise you will struggle to follow hardly any air fryer recipes as most recipes require a 360f temperature.

      kind regards

      sam
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