How to Cook Crispy Air Fryer Frozen Spring Rolls

Spring rolls are a traditional wrapped roll filled with vegetables and sometimes meat. They’re commonly seen in Asian cuisine, and are most often served cold in rice wrappers or fried with flour wrappers. These air fryer frozen spring rolls give you a leg up by bypassing all that wrapping.

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Why Make This Recipe

You can just place the frozen spring rolls in the air fryer, no defrosting required. They cook up in less than 10 minutes to crispy, golden perfection!

This makes for a quick and easy appetizer, side dish, or addition to a game day snack board. Plus, they’re low effort and taste great too!

If you add some other foods alongside, you can even make a whole meal from spring rolls. Check out our guide on what to serve with spring rolls for some delicious ideas!

If you happen to cook too many appetizers, don’t worry! You can easily reheat spring rolls in the air fryer and have them still come out crispy!

Ingredients For This Recipe

mini vegetable frozen spring rolls in packaging
  • Frozen spring rolls, regular or mini size, any flavor
  • Olive oil spray (optional)
  • Dipping sauce (optional)

Ingredient Pro Tips

  • Cooking time is actually the same for mini and regular spring rolls, no need to adjust
  • The addition of oil is optional (since they come with some on already). However, adding a small amount during cooking will give a crispier crust
  • Dipping sauce isn’t required, but adds more flavor! I suggest duck or plum sauce, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sweet chili sauce, peanut sauce, or chili garlic sauce

Air Fryer Instructions for Frozen Spring Rolls:

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F
  2. Remove your frozen spring rolls from all exterior packaging
remove mini frozen vegetable spring rolls and put them on a plate
  1. Place frozen spring rolls in the preheated air fryer basket, allowing space between each roll
place frozen spring rolls in an air fryer basket
  1. Spray the rolls with a misting of olive oil (optional)
spray spring rolls with olive oil
  1. Cook the frozen spring rolls on the air fryer setting for 4 minutes at 400°F
  2. Flip the spring rolls, and apply an additional misting of oil to the newly upright side
  3. Cook for an additional 4 minutes, until spring rolls are browned and crisp on the exterior and the interior reaches 165°F
  4. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, or pair with a noodle dish for a complete meal
serve crispy air fryer spring rolls with your favorite dipping sauce

What to Serve Them With

Serve air fryer frozen spring rolls with Air Fryer Bibigo Dumplings, Easy Microwave Cup Noodles, Crispy Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls, Frozen Coconut Shrimp in the Air Fryer, Microwave Sticky Rice, or some Air Fryer Shrimp Toast.

Recipe FAQs

How Long Do You Cook Frozen Spring Rolls in an Air Fryer?

You cook frozen spring rolls for approximately 8 minutes in an air fryer. Make sure to flip the rolls halfway to promote even heating and crisping.

This is assuming a cooking temperature of 400°F. Times may vary slightly based on specific power levels of your air fryer, but this time is a pretty reliable average.

Note that the 8 minute time is also how long it takes to cook mini frozen spring rolls in the air fryer.

The heating process is more about heating the filling. Since mini spring rolls are generally the same diameter (just shorter lengthwise) the time needed to cook them is actually just about the same as a standard or large spring roll!

What Temperature Should I Use to Cook Frozen Spring Rolls in the Air Fryer?

Air fryer frozen spring rolls should be cooked at a temperature of 400°F (or about 204°C).

This will help ensure that the roll is heated all the way through, and that the outer wrapper gets browned and crispy.

Lower temperatures can lead to a more soggy exterior, depending on the filling of your spring rolls.

This temperature works for both regular, large, and mini frozen spring rolls in the air fryer.

Can I Put Frozen Spring Rolls in the Air Fryer?

Yes, you can put frozen spring rolls in the air fryer. There is no need to defrost ahead of time.

Your air fryer will cook them perfectly directly from the frozen state.

How Do You Make Frozen Spring Rolls Crispy?

The key to making your frozen spring rolls crispy is cooking them at a high temperature (400°F) in the air fryer. In addition, make sure to give them a spritz of olive oil or another high smoke point oil, which helps them crisp up more.

Flipping halfway through cooking helps to promote even heating and crisping, and avoids one side getting “soft spots” as the filling thaws and releases moisture.

Are Frozen Spring Rolls Already Cooked?

Yes, frozen spring rolls are already cooked before being frozen. You’re simply reheating them and getting rid of the ice from the frozen state.

Even though they are fully cooked, it’s still important to heat them to a temperature of 165°F in the center for food safety.

Recipe Expert Advice

  • I’m cooking mini frozen vegetable spring rolls, which came out perfectly after 8 minutes in my Ninja Foodi Dual Zone air fryer. However, times may vary slightly with other air fryers. 
  • No additional cooking time is needed for more spring rolls, as long as they all fit into your air fryer basket with air space between
  • They will come out hot! Let the spring rolls cool for a minute or two, or cut them in half so you don’t end up scorching your tongue
crispy frozen air fryer vegetable mini spring rolls on a plate

Other Asian-Inspired Recipes to Try 

Final Thoughts

Air fryer frozen spring rolls are so easy to make. They’re a tasty appetizer, tailgate food, and even make a great side to your Asian-inspired meals.

They cook up quickly, and there’s no preparation (aside from preheating your air fryer) involved. I love delicious yet low-effort foods!

This is the same method I use to make crispy frozen empanadas in the air fryer too!

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Air Fryer Frozen Vegetable Spring Rolls Recipe

Crispy vegetable mini spring rolls cook perfectly from frozen in the air fryer. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces or pair with other Asian-inspired dishes for a full meal.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Vegetarian
Servings 1
Calories 200 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Frozen mini vegetable spring rolls (or 2 large spring rolls)
  • Olive oil spray (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F
  • Remove your frozen spring rolls from all exterior packaging
    4 Frozen mini vegetable spring rolls
  • Place frozen spring rolls in the preheated air fryer basket, allowing space between each roll
  • Spray the rolls with a misting of olive oil (optional)
    Olive oil spray
  • Cook the frozen spring rolls on the air fryer setting for 4 minutes at 400°F
  • Flip the spring rolls, and apply an additional misting of oil to the newly upright side
  • Cook for an additional 4 minutes, until spring rolls are browned and crisp on the exterior and the interior reaches 165°F
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, or pair with a noodle dish for a complete meal

Notes

  • This recipe works well with any flavor of frozen spring roll, even though the ones we’re using here are vegetable
  • No additional cooking time is needed for the large spring rolls versus the mini
  • Feel free to add more at a time if desired. No additional cooking time is needed as long as the rolls all fit into your air fryer basket with air space between them
  • They will be hot when they come out of the air fryer!  Try to let the rolls cool for a minute or two, or cut them in half so you don’t end up scorching your tongue
  • Spring roll dipping sauce suggestions: duck or plum sauce, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sweet chili sauce, peanut sauce, chili garlic sauce
  • If your frozen spring rolls come with dipping sauce, run it under warm water while the rolls are cooking to defrost it
  • Pair with other finger foods for an Asian inspired appetizer board, such as dumplings, egg rolls, or potstickers
  • Serve with noodles, ramen, fried rice, sushi, or any other Asian inspired dishes for a complete meal
  • Nutrition facts will vary based on specific brand, flavor, and any sides or sauces consumed, so please consider this a rough guideline

Nutrition

Serving: 80gCalories: 200kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSodium: 360mgPotassium: 160mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gCalcium: 16mg
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