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Frozen Onion Rings in the Air Fryer

Air fry your frozen onion rings for the best crispiness and a great crunch. An easy side dish, appetizer or a snack for your whole family to enjoy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Diet: Halal
Servings: 2
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Amira


  • Air fryer


  • 1/2 bag frozen onion rings about 7 oz


  • 2 teaspoon oil , Choose high smoke point oil.


  • Preheat your air fryer to 350F, if you air fryer does not have a preheat button then just heat it up to 350F for 4-5 minutes.
  • In a bowl add frozen onion rings and toss them with oil.
  • Arrange the onion rings in the basket of your air fryer.
  • Air fry for 4-6 minutes, turning them with tongs halfway through.
  • If you are using a basket style air fryer shake the basket instead.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite sauce or ketchup.


  • I like to use oil instead of oil spray in this recipe because oil spray can ruin some air fryers. 
  • Use high smoke point oil like avocado or normal olive oil not the extra virgin.
  • Do not overlap or cram onion rings in your air fryer basket.
  • You can skip the oil but it makes the rings more crispy.
  • I've tried both Nathan's and Alexia onion rings. Both work great in this recipe, but I like the Alexia brand more as they came out crunchier.
  • Your air fryer may smoke especially when cooking fatty food or if you are cooking multiple batches. If this starts to happen just add a couple of tablespoons of water or a piece of bread in the dripping pan or at the bottom of your air fryer. Please refer to your manual for safety and proper use.
  • Serve with:
  • Store any leftovers in a container in your fridge.
  • To reheat
    • Preheat the air fryer to 350F.
    • Air fry for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Please check the nutrition disclaimer policy.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg