Frozen Onion Rings in the Air Fryer are the best when you need a quick hot snack!

Crispy, piping hot, and perfectly dippable, frozen onion rings cook to perfection in the air fryer. This simple recipe shows the best way to cook them in the air fryer so that they turn out crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

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Air Fryer Onion Rings

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Best Crispy Onion Rings

  • Onion rings have that texture and flavor we all adore, but only when they are cooked right! This recipe shows the best time and temperature for quick and easy air fryer frozen onion rings.
  • These tasty hot snacks are ready in under 15 minutes, and require almost zero preparation! So easy! Plus it’s easy to reheat leftover cooked onion rings right in the air fryer for crispy results.
  • Onion rings make for a yummy dipper or side. Purchase a premade dip, or serve alongside some cheesy potato soup or steak, potato, and mushroom soup.

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 Ingredients & Variations

ONION RINGS Buy any variety of frozen onion rings for this recipe, but thicker cut varieties with heavy breading tend to taste the best, and turn out the crispiest!

SEASONING A simple seasoning salt is all that is called for but feel free to mix things up by sprinkling with parmesan cheese, barbecue seasoning, or even chili powder for some extra kick.

DIP Onion rings can be served with a simple dip made with sour cream and onion soup mix or go for ketchup, barbecue sauce, or a honey mustard dip.

How to Make Frozen Onion Rings in the Air Fryer

It doesn’t get any easier than this!

  1. Preheat the air fryer (as per the recipe below).
  2. Place frozen onion rings in the basket in a single layer.
  3. Fry according to instructions, flipping once.

Season and serve with your favorite dip!

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Tips for Crispy Onion Rings

  • Purchase frozen onion rings that are thickly cut and have lots of breading or batter.
  • Do not defrost onion rings before air frying them. Make sure they go straight from freezer to fryer for best results.
  • Resist the urge to cook too many rings at once. Do not overlap or stack, or the onion rings won’t cook correctly.
  • Allow them to drain on a paper towel for a few seconds before serving.
  • For best results, reheat leftover onion rings in the air fryer! They will be as good as new.

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Air Fryer Onion Rings

Frozen onion rings are made to taste like those at our favorite restaurant but without a deep fryer!
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 16 ounces frozen onion rings
  • ¼ teaspoon seasoned salt or to taste

Instructions 

  • Preheat air fryer to 390°F.
  • Place onion rings in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 12 minutes flipping the rings halfway through cooking.
  • Season with seasoned salt to taste and serve hot.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 846mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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