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air fryer frozen french fries on a plate next to a dish of ketchup, relish and a blue napkin

Air Fryer Frozen French Fries

Air fryer frozen french fries are super crispy and the perfect easy side dish or appetizer! Quick, easy and so much healthier than deep fried french fries.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 oz
Calories 74kcal
Author Aubrey
Cost $2


  • Air fryer


  • 16 oz Frozen french fries
  • Cooking spray Optional
  • Salt or seasonings of choice Optional


  • Preheat air fryer to 400°
  • Optional: Lightly spray frozen french fries with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt or other seasonings of choice. Cooking spray and salt/seasonings are optional. However, cooking spray helps the fries from sticking to each other if you are cooking a larger batch.
  • Place french fries in fryer basket. Do not overfill basket. 
  • Cook for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Mix your french fries and cook for an additional 5-8 minutes.
  • Depending on your air fryer, the size of your fryer basket and amount of french fries in the basket, you can shake the basket and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until you reach your desired level of crispness as needed.


Pre-Heating Air Fryer: I recommend pre-heating air fryer. However, if you choose not to pre-heat, add about 3-4 minutes to your cook time. Check for crispiness at the end of your cook time and add additional cook time as needed until your french fries reach desired level of crispiness.
Other Frozen French Fry Variations: For shoe string fries, steak fries, waffle fries or curly fries, you may need to adjust your cooking time based on the thickness of the fries.
French Fry Seasoning Ideas: 
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Cayenne
French Fry Dipping Sauce Ideas: 
  • Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wing Sauce (which is really great for dipping everything from chicken wings, to pizza, to tater tots!).
  • Bang Bang Sauce: a sweet and spicy mayonnaise based dipping sauce.
  • Chili Crisp: a delicious Asian sauce packed with spicy umami flavor!
  • Eel Sauce: the perfect combination of sweet, salty and umami.


Serving: 16oz | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg