Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings

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Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings. Beer battered onion rings cooked from frozen in the air fryer. If you love onion rings, then you’ll love how easy they are to cook from frozen and how the air fryer crisps them up.

air fryer frozen onion rings recipe
Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings

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Originally published in 2019. These air fryer frozen onion rings are an updated post with more tips, a recipe video and much more. We hope you like the updated version.

Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings

Onion rings has been one of my guilty pleasures since childhood. I love the crispy coating and the lovely taste of rings of onion from the centre. Even better if they are served with a yummy dipping sauce.

I was a vegetarian for most of my childhood and the side dish of choice was always the onion rings when I was out for dinner in restaurants. My dad hated them and would always give me the onion rings whenever he had a steak dinner.

But onion rings are not just for restaurants and are fantastic for making at home. Especially in the air fryer, as it crisps them to perfection.

If you don’t do frozen onion rings in the air fryer, we also have a flourless air fryer onion rings version that is super healthy.

Can You Air Fry Frozen Onion Rings?

Yes, you can. Frozen onion rings in the air fryer are amazing. They have a wonderful crunch like deep fried and you can’t just eat the one.

You can cook frozen onion rings from frozen with no need to thaw prior to cooking. Also, because they are not messy like homemade onion rings you can cook them with other things in the air fryer basket at the same time.

Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings – Beer Battered Or Breaded?

Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings

The chances are, if you have bought a bag of frozen onion rings from the supermarket, they will either be beer battered or breaded.

Air Fryer Frozen Breaded Onion Rings – When you eat breaded onion rings, you’re often feeling like you’re eating diet food. It never quite feels like it has the X Factor and is lacking something.

Air Fryer Frozen Battered Onion Rings – I like both, BUT I must admit that beer battered taste BETTER.

Even Dominic, who claims he hates onion rings, is smitten with the beer battered variety.

Whether you are cooking beer battered or breaded frozen onion rings in the air fryer, they require the same cooking time.

Making it easy for you to mix and match depending on what frozen onion rings you have in the freezer.

Why Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings?

I love onion rings. But let’s face it, they are a high calorie food. You can grab a 475g bag of frozen onion rings and cook them in the air fryer, instead of the deep fryer for a fraction of the calories.

They are crispy, just like you would expect from a deep fat fryer and really don’t taste any different. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy your favourite guilty pleasure without feeling the same level of guilt.

The Iceland frozen onion rings that I am cooking with, works out at less than 100 calories per portion.

How amazing is that?

How Long To Cook Frozen Onion Rings In Air Fryer?

air fryer frozen onion rings step by step

The frozen onion rings air fryer time is JUST 10 minutes on a high temperature of 200c/400f. Though note, I found that the bigger onion rings were cooked but not crispy, while the small to medium were perfect.

If this happens to you when you are cooking your frozen onion rings, leave the bigger ones in for an extra 3 minutes.

More Air Fryer Frozen Food Recipes

But don’t think that you must stop there as there is plenty of other air fryer frozen food, that also tastes spectacular thanks to how crispy the air fryer cooks your food.

Some other favourite air fryer food recipes include:

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Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings
Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings
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Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings

Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings. Beer battered onion rings cooked from frozen in the air fryer. If you love onion rings, then you’ll love how easy they are to cook from frozen and how the air fryer crisps them up.
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 305kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Recipe Ingredients:


  • Place the frozen onion rings into the air fryer basket.
    Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings
  • Cook for 10 minutes on 200c/400f. Serve warm with your favourite dipping sauce.
    Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings


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Temperature. Its best to cook the air fryer frozen onion rings on 200c. This gives the onion rings a crispy coating rather than feeling soggy.
Preheat. I didn’t preheat the air fryer, but you could reduce the time to 8 minutes if your air fryer is preheated. Don’t over crowd your onion rings otherwise they will stick together and won’t cook properly.
Thanks for reading our air fryer frozen onion rings recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you love air fryer frozen food, do check out our air fryer frozen French fries.


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.6g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 16.1g | Fiber: 2.3g
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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3 thoughts on “Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings”

  1. 5 stars
    I tried your other onion ring recipe where you have to make them and they turned out great but it is too much like hard work for me so these are a great alternative!

  2. 4 stars
    I just needed to turn my air fryer up as my first lot came out soggy but then followed how you did yours and turned out so crispy thanks.

  3. 5 stars
    Thanks for the tips in my email questions. I did eventually cook these and like you said they were crispy and delicious with some dipping sauce.


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