Air fryer frozen egg rolls are an easy appetizer or side dish for Chinese food or any Asian meal, or an all-around great snack. Crispy, flaky, and crunchy egg rolls with cabbage, vegetables, and chicken or pork are ready in just minutes when you make them in the air fryer.
You can have air fryer egg rolls on the table in less than 15 minutes from start to finish. There’s no easier way to make chicken, pork, shrimp egg rolls or vegetable egg rolls.
Air frying egg rolls and spring rolls is the best way to give them a crispy texture without deep frying them. And air frying definitely beats baking them because it takes less time. This easy recipe shows you exactly how.
One of my favorite ways to eat these egg rolls is with a bowl of pho or soup. I cut the egg rolls into pieces and serve with a bowl of piping hot soup.
I do the same with stir-fry. I add crispy pieces of egg rolls or spring rolls to the stir fry. They add a little crunch and variety to these dishes!
The air fryer is particularly good at heating up frozen foods. Some easy air fryer recipes include air fryer frozen french fries, sweet potato fries, and tater tots.
Or check out the whole collection of my favorite frozen foods in the air fryer including fluffy refrigerated cinnamon rolls.
Tips for Success
I’ve tried different egg rolls brands and Tai Pei is by far my favorite one to make in the air fryer because it comes out crispier. Pagoda and Chung’s are also good. I haven’t tried Minh’s in the air fryer but I think it would be similar to Tai Pei.
For this egg rolls air fryer recipe, I definitely recommend that you preheat the air fryer. My Cosori has a preheat button that allows me to preheat the air fryer before putting in the food.
I do cook many premade foods at 400 degrees F but I like to use a lower temperature for these egg rolls because I’ve found that cooking them at higher temperatures results in an overcooked exterior and undercooked interior.
Keep the egg rolls frozen until you’re ready to cook them.
Don’t crowd the air fryer basket – place the egg rolls in a single layer and leave a little bit of space between the egg rolls to allow the hot air to circulate. If you need to, air fry frozen eggrolls in multiple batches.
Serve air fryer egg rolls with your favorite dipping sauce. Here are the best dipping sauces:
- Sweet and sour sauce
- Gochujang sauce
- Ginger soy sauce
- Hoisin sauce
- Sweet chili sauce
- Soy sauce
- Sriracha mayo
Every air fryer will vary. The first time you make egg rolls in the air fryer, monitor and check on them 2 minutes before the cooking time is up. Adjust the recipe as needed in the future.
It’s a good idea to use an oil spray on the bottom of the air fryer basket and the egg rolls to get them to be crispy. Use olive oil, avocado oil, or vegetable oil. I prefer to use avocado oil due to the high smoke point.
When I make them without using oil, the egg rolls aren’t quite as crispy.
I usually have no issues with sticking but if you find that they are sticking, next time you can line the basket with a piece of parchment paper or some aluminum foil. Poke a few holes in the parchment or foil to allow air to circulate.
Yes, for best results you should turn the egg rolls partway through cooking.
Yes, you can use the same timing and temperature to air fry egg rolls using the Instant Pot air fryer lid, Duo Crisp or Pro Crisp. You can make the egg rolls in a Ninja Foodi too.
I used Tai Pei brand egg rolls for this recipe since they are the most easily available in my area. I buy either the chicken egg rolls or pork egg rolls. Different grocery store brands include Chung’s egg rolls, Whole Foods’ 365, Pagoda egg rolls, PF Changs, and Schwan’s Minh brand of egg rolls.
This recipe was tested using a basket air fryer (Cosori) and Instant Pot air fryer (Duo Crisp).
If the egg rolls are still raw, turn them over and add an additional 2 minutes to the cooking time.
If you want more crispy egg rolls, increase the temperature to 400 degrees at the end, and air fry with 2 minutes of cook time.
You can store leftover egg rolls in an airtight container. To reheat egg rolls in the air fryer, air fry them for 3 minutes at 350 degrees.
How to cook frozen egg rolls in air fryer
- Keep egg rolls frozen until ready to use
- Preheat air fryer
- Place egg rolls in the air fryer basket
- Air fry egg rolls till golden brown
- Transfer the air fryer egg rolls to a serving platter
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce
See the recipe card below on how to air fry egg rolls from frozen
Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls
- 4 frozen egg rolls Tai Pei egg rolls (or other brand e.g. Pagoda, Chung's) *
Air Fryer Instructions
- Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 370 degrees F.
- Add the frozen egg rolls to the air fryer basket and make sure they're evenly spread out and in one layer. **
- Close the air fryer and air fry for 12 minutes at 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
- At the halfway mark, open the lid and use tongs to turn the egg rolls. Close the lid and continue cooking.
- When the cooking time is up, open the air fryer and check to make sure the egg rolls are cooked to your liking. If they're not crisp enough, increase the temperature to 400 degrees and air fry for another 2 minutes, if desired.
- Serve with a dipping sauce such as sweet chili sauce, ginger soy sauce, gochujang sauce or sriracha mayonnaise.
- * Tai Pei brand of egg rolls were used in this recipe. Nutrition information is for Tai Pei egg rolls, without dipping sauce.
- ** To make the egg rolls more crispy, spray both sides lightly with some oil spray.
- Every air fryer is different. Check on the egg rolls 2 minutes before time is up.
- See the blog post for more detailed recipe tips.
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Thank you for your Direction’s. Was very easy to follow. They came out very crispy and done inside.
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Robert, thanks for commenting!