White Castle Sliders in the Air Fryer (From Frozen)

I live just too far away to make it worthwhile to fulfill my White Castle burger slider craving at a restaurant. So, I instead turn to the freezer section of my grocery store. Once I show you how easy this White Castle sliders air fryer preparation is, you’ll never sit in the drive thru again!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

No more sitting in line for fast food! That’s right, you can grab famous White Castle hamburger and cheeseburger sliders right from the freezer section at the grocery store.

They cook right from frozen in your air fryer, and, while not quite the same as fresh, they’re still incredibly tasty. That’s way better than sitting in traffic!

holding an air fried white castle slider

White Castle sliders are ready in about 10 minutes, making them perfect for a snack, appetizer, tailgate, lunch, or even dinner if you add some sides in.

No air fryer? No problem! Learn How to Cook Frozen White Castle Burgers in the Microwave as an alternative.

What You’ll Need

original and cheese white castle boxes
  • 1 Box frozen White Castle sliders (original or cheese)
  • Any additional sauce or toppings desired (optional)

Ingredient Notes

  • White Castle frozen sliders come in 6 or 16 count boxes, depending how many people you’re feeding. The original are hamburger beef patties, onions, and a bun, while the cheese slider adds a slice of cheese
  • If you like, you can add sauces like ketchup, mustard, mayo, burger sauce, or toppings to your sliders!
  • There are also White Castle chicken breast, chicken and cheese, and sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sliders if you don’t want beef. You can swap them in and they work the same!

How to Cook Frozen White Castle Sliders in Air Fryer

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F
  2. Remove as many sliders as you’d like from the freezer packaging
remove white castle sliders from freezer wrapping
  1. Place two sliders onto a piece of foil that will fit in your air fryer, leaving space between them. Repeat as needed for additional quantities
place sliders on aluminum foil
  1. Fold or roll the top edge of the foil together over top of the sliders, to create a packet with open ends
wrap foil around the sliders leaving open ends
  1. Place the slider-filled foil packet into the preheated air fryer basket
place foil wrapped slider packet in air fryer basket
  1. Cook on the air fry setting for 10 minutes at 375°F, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F
  2. Add your favorite sauces or toppings as desired
overhead view of white castle sliders on square plates with pickle slices and fries

What to Serve With White Castle Burger Sliders

  • Fries
  • Onion rings
  • White Castle chicken rings (regular or spicy)
  • Mac and cheese
  • Potato salad
  • Macaroni salad
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Burger sauce
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Pickles
  • Jalapeno slices
  • Avocado
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Egg
  • Bacon

Try your air fryer White Castle sliders with these easy Air Fryer Chili Cheese Fries, crispy Frozen Onion Rings in the Air Fryer, or Air Fryer Frozen Mac and Cheese Bites. You could even put them right into the sliders!

Recipe FAQs

Can You Cook White Castle Sliders in the Air Fryer?

Yes, you can cook White Castle sliders in the air fryer. The frozen version cooks up in under 10 minutes without defrosting required.

The bread, however, will get crispy. You can mitigate this by either wrapping the sliders in foil or separating the bun until halfway through cooking.

How Long to Cook White Castle Burgers in the Air Fryer?

White Castle burgers need to cook for about 10 minutes in the air fryer. Time may vary slightly between air fryer models, but this is the average time required.

A thermometer should reach 165°F in the middle for food safety purposes.

How Do You Reheat White Castle in an Air Fryer?

To reheat White Castle in an air fryer, place the sliders in the air fryer basket. Cook on the air fry setting for 3-4 minutes at 350°F, or until sliders are heated through.

This method works for both leftover fresh White Castle sliders, as well as frozen ones that have previously been cooked and stored in the refrigerator.

Why Are There No Pickles on Frozen White Castle Burgers?

There are no pickles on frozen White Castle burgers because they don’t reheat well. The pickles lose moisture and tend to become mushy and fall apart during reheating.

Instead, it is recommended to add your favorite pickle slices after heating your frozen sliders up.

Are White Castle Frozen Sliders Fully Cooked?

Yes, White Castle frozen sliders are fully cooked. You are simply reheating them.

That said, it’s still recommended to reheat to 165°F for food safety.

Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • The reason I use foil is to prevent the overbrowning of the buns in the air fryer. While it’s an extra step, it gives you a much nicer looking burger bun
  • That said, the very top crown of the bun will still get a bit crispy. However, the bread will stay soft underneath it, so it’s mostly superficial
  • If you want to skip the foil, your other alternative is to pry off the top buns, and then add them in the last 1-2 minutes of cooking just to warm them up. I just find it tricky to pry off the frozen tops without losing some toppings
  • You do not need to flip the burgers in the air fryer during cooking
  • I have a Ninja Foodi Dual Zone air fryer and 10-12 minutes is just about right, depending how tight I pack them in there.  Other air fryers may vary slightly
white castle sliders heated in the air fryer stacked up on two plates

Other Air Fryer Slider Recipes to Try

Final Thoughts

This quick and easy White Castle sliders air fryer cooking method gives you perfectly heated from frozen sliders in just about 10 minutes. You can’t go wrong with that for an easy snack, appetizer, or light meal.

Since White Castle packages their sliders in pairs, it’s easy to scale up for a crowd, or just feed yourself. These tasty little burgers are great as-is, but feel free to add your favorite condiments, toppings, and sides to truly make them your own.

It’s everything you love about the fast food drive thru, without ever needing to leave home!

If you’re in the mood for something different, you can also try making frozen White Castle Chicken Rings in the Air Fryer for some crispy and delicious poultry!

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White Castle Sliders Air Fryer Cooking Method (From Frozen)

Cook frozen White Castle burgers up quickly and easily in your air fryer. They’re ready in around 10 minutes for a quick snack or meal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Appetizer, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 340 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Frozen White Castle sliders (original or cheese)
  • Any additional sauce or toppings desired (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F
  • Remove as many sliders as you’d like from the freezer packaging
    2 Frozen White Castle sliders
  • Place two sliders onto a piece of foil that will fit in your air fryer, leaving space between them. Repeat as needed for additional quantities
  • Fold or roll the top edge of the foil together over top of the sliders, to create a packet with open ends
  • Place the slider-filled foil packet into the preheated air fryer basket
  • Cook on the air fry setting for 10 minutes at 375°F, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F
  • Add your favorite sauces or toppings as desired
    Any additional sauce or toppings desired

Notes

  • White Castle frozen sliders come in 6 or 16 count boxes, depending how many people you’re feeding (a serving is 2). The original are beef patties, onions, and a bun, while the cheese slider adds a slice of cheese
  • If you like, you can add sauces like ketchup, mustard, mayo, burger sauce, or toppings to your sliders! I always add pickle chips to mine
  • There are also White Castle chicken breast, chicken and cheese, and sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sliders if you don’t want beef. You can swap them in and they work the same!
  • The reason I use foil is to prevent the overbrowning of the buns in the air fryer. While it’s an extra step, it gives you a much nicer looking burger bun
  • That said, the very top crown of the bun will still get a bit crispy. However, the bread will stay soft underneath it, so it’s mostly superficial
  • If you want to skip the foil, your other alternative is to pry off the top buns, and then add them in the last 1-2 minutes of cooking just to warm them up. I just find it tricky to pry off the frozen tops without losing some toppings
  • You do not need to flip the burgers in the air fryer during cooking
  • I have a Ninja Foodi Dual Zone air fryer and 10-12 minutes is just about right, depending how tight I pack them in there. Other air fryers may vary slightly
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on variety selected, toppings or sauces added, and quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 104gCalories: 340kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 16gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 620mgPotassium: 220mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 120IUCalcium: 101mgIron: 3mg
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