Skip the drive-thru with these quick and crispy Frozen Air Fryer Onion Rings! Get a great crunch without the oil and added fat.

Crispy onion rings in a cardboard tray on a red and white striped kitchen towel


Onion rings are my favorite fried side dish, and these Frozen Air Fryer Onion Rings are so super crispy!

The air fryer makes these onion rings perfectly crunchy on the outside with tender cooked onions on the inside.

I sometimes whip these up after school for a quick snack before dinner because it’s easy to make one onion ring or 100!

If you’re looking for more air fryer snacks and party food, try these simple Air Fryer Mozzarella Sticks!

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All you need for this onion ring recipe is frozen onion rings and an air fryer!

  1. First, remove your onion rings from the freezer. You don’t want to thaw them, so take them out right before you’re ready to cook them!
  2. Next, portion out your frozen onion rings. An average serving size is about 6 onion rings per person.
  3. Then, place the onion rings in your air fryer basket — or on an air fryer tray — in a single layer. Cook onion rings at 400 degrees F (or 204 degrees C) for about 6 minutes, flipping them halfway through cooking time.
  4. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!
steps to make frozen onion rings in an air fryer

What to Serve with Frozen Onion Rings In Air Fryer

Burgers and hot dogs are both great alongside these Air Fryer Onion Rings.

If you wanna make a complete Air Fryer Meal, try the onion rings with these Air Fryer Chili Cheese Dogs!

The air fryer will be preheated from the hot dogs, and the onion rings will cook while you assemble the dogs!

Air Fryer Brat sandwiches garnished with onions and bell peppers are also amazing alongside crispy onion rings!

Onion rings also go perfectly with seafood like these Air Fryer Fish Sticks or Air Fryer Shrimp that are just as juicy as sautéed!

Hosting a party? These Air Fryer Chicken Wings are great on a tailgating table with onion rings and cheese dip.

Tips for Making Onion Rings

These Frozen Air Fryer Onion Rings are super simple the first time or the 50th time, but these tips will help you make the best, most crispy onion rings ever!

When it comes to brands, anything from generic to top shelf works. You can even make your own and freeze them for later!

I prefer not to stack the rings so they cook evenly. Keep a bit of space between each ring, too, to get an even crunch on all sides.

Onion rings are done when they’re golden brown.

Be watchful the last few minutes because cook times will vary depending on thickness of the rings.

Onion rings in a fast food-style container on a kitchen towel

More Party Food Recipes

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Pro Tips

Crispy onion rings in a cardboard tray on a red and white striped kitchen towel
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Frozen Air Fryer Onion Rings

Forget fast food! This frozen side dish is super crunchy and ready in 10 minutes.
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time11 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 1kcal



  • 1 bag frozen onion rings


  • Place onion rings into air fryer basket in single layer.
  • Cook at 400 degrees F (204 degrees C) for 6 minutes. Flip each ring over and cook additional 4 to 5 minutes. Keep an eye on onion rings in last few minutes of cooking.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the “Air Fry” function.


Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg
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    1. Awesome! So glad it worked well for you. Thank you for telling us know what machine you used and about the timing, that will help others 🙂

  1. 5 stars
    YUM! Sorry but I love party/snack-type food, and these onion rings were perfect! Lovely and crispy, I think I might see how they turn out in my rotisserie basket next time! I definitely won’t be deep frying them again – put it that way!
    So delicious in fact, I ate the whole packet and my wife didn’t even get chance to try them. I just hope I’m able to replace them before she realises…

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