Cooking french fries in the air fryer is so easy! Find out how to cook frozen fries in an air fryer so you can have deliciously crispy fries in under 20 minutes.

Deep fried fries trump baked fries any day, but they're so unhealthy. And then you have to let the oil cool down and clean that up. Then you have to clean all the parts of the deep fryer.


Too. Much. Work.

So when we finally got an air fryer, it helped us step up our fry cooking game.

Seriously, air fryer french fries are the bomb! They're so good.

How to cook frozen fries in air fryer

They end up all crispy and perfectly dippable, which is totally a made up word, but you know what I mean. You don't want to dip some poor soggy excuse for a fry into ketchup, right? Those fries need to stand up with some confidence.

How long to cook fries in air fryer

So...How Long Do You Cook Fries in The Air Fryer For? Not Long, My Friend. Not Long.

Twenty minutes. That's all the time you need to cook fries in an air fryer. Maybe less if you don't want your fries to be too crispy.

There's no waiting for the oil to warm up like deep frying requires. Instead, you only need to warm up the air fryer for a couple of minutes. Yep, a couple of minutes worth of prep. That's what I'm talking about!

You simply fill up the basket with the desired amount of fries and follow the instructions below. Then you'll have deliciously golden and crispy fries ready for dipping.

How to cook frozen french fries in air fryer

Let's zoom in on that deliciousness...POW!

How long to cook frozen fries in air fryer

Now, what if you simply want to reheat fries in the air fryer?

Well, then reduce the cooking time to just 2-3 minutes for reheating.

Again, it depends on how crispy you want your fries to be. So just pause and check frequently until the fries reach your desired level of crispiness like this bowl of goodness.

Air fryer french fries frozen

Then watch them disappear so quickly into the bellies of your offspring. Hey, those were my fries!

Air fryer frozen french fries time

You'll Love Cooking French Fries in the Air Fryer!

So here's why you'll want to hurry up and try cooking frozen french fries in the air fryer:

  • They turn out crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside every single time.

  • They're much healthier than deep fried fries. Less clean up and less smelly too.

  • It's the perfect way to make fries on a hot day as an alternative to baking fries in the oven.

  • It's fun to toss the fries in the air when you shake the basket. Can you do it without dropping a fry on the floor? I don't know, but you'll look and feel like a pro chef shaking those fries around...Well, almost.

  • It's the perfect first recipe to try when you first get an air fryer.

Frozen french fries in air fryer

How to Cook Frozen French Fries in the Air Fryer

Ready to give this air fryer french fries recipe a try? Good decision. Let's do this before the kids raid the pantry!

Air fryer french fries

How to cook frozen fries in an air fryer and how long to cook them for.



  1. Set the air fryer temperature to 360 F and the time to 20 minutes. Press start.

  2. Let air fryer warm up for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Pause the air fryer and add frozen fries to the basket.

  4. Sprinkle seasoning salt or Herbamare on the fries and gently shake.

  5. Replace the basket and press start/play.

  6. Pause to check on the fries at least twice during the cooking process. Gently shake to move the fries around and add additional seasoning as needed.

  7. Cook for 15-17 minutes, depending on the desired crispiness level.

Air fryer frozen french fries that are nice and crispy