How to Cook Frozen Spring Rolls in an Air Fryer

Frozen spring rolls are an ideal snack in many households.  When prepared using an air fryer, the frozen spring rolls become crispy on the outside and very moist inside.  You do not need to deep fry or thaw the frozen spring rolls.  This guide is going to help you understand how to cook frozen spring rolls in air fryer. 

How to Cook Frozen Spring Rolls in Air Fryer

This snack is a great option for people who don’t have the time to make fresh rolls at home. They are also a good option for people who like to cook but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. This recipe is complete with how-to instructions and helpful tips for potential cooks.

Why everyone needs to try this amazing recipe 

  • It is easy to prepare and cook because of the air fryer.
  • It’s quick. You only need less than ten minutes to prepare the meal.
  • They turn out to be better than the fried spring rolls.
  • You don’t have to worry about a mess to clean afterward. 
  • Less oil, meaning a healthy option.

Method 1

how to cook frozen spring rolls in air fryer

How to Cook Frozen Spring Rolls in Air Fryer

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Servings 5


  • Air fryer


  • Five spring rolls.
  • Vegetable oil.


  • Start preparing the spring rolls by brushing them with some little oil.
  • Preheat your air fryer. It might take around five minutes to heat the air fryer up to 390°F.
  • Add the spring rolls into the air fryer.  Place them in a single layer so that they can cook evenly.  Cook for 5 minutes.  Turn them halfway until they are crispy.
  • Serve with your favorite sauce.


Recipe notes 
  • The little oil used in this recipe helps the spring rolls to become crispy after cooking.  If you want a healthier option, you can still leave out the oil.  The spring rolls will still be tasty. 
  • It is important to flip your spring rolls when they are halfway cooked.  This ensures that they cook evenly.  This process, however, is optional. 
  • The twenty spring rolls used in this recipe is just an estimate.  If your air fryer can fit in more spring rolls, you can cook more.  While cooking, ensure you do not place too many spring rolls so that you can get the perfect results. 
  • Spring rolls come in different sizes.  If you are using large spring rolls, place fewer rolls on the air fryer for the best results. 
  •  The spring rolls also vary in nutritional value.  Check the product box to get accurate nutritional information about the meal you are making. 
  •  Air fryers do not cook in a similar way. When cooking, look at the spring rolls to avoid overcooking them.

Method 2

Preparation – Place your frozen spring rolls on a dry paper towel for 10 minutes.

Placing the frozen spring rolls on a dry paper towel for 10 minutes before wrapping them in plastic wrap will ensure that the spring rolls don’t get soggy and tear when you go to wrap them.

You can also defrost wrappers by submerging them in cold water for 10-20 minutes and then place them on a dry paper towel to drain before wrapping. This method is quicker than using the freezer.

Dipping Sauce Options – It is recommended that you use soy sauce for this recipe. You can also use chili sauce or sweet chili sauce if desired. Mix it with water for a thinner consistency.

Soy sauce is the common option for dipping sauce, but the other two options are also good.

Opinion: I recommend soy sauce because it is salty and has an umami flavor, which gives the fried vegetables a savory taste.

Cook the Spring Rolls in the Air Fryer

Put the air fryer basket under the air fryer’s heat seal and then place the wrapper into it with the sides facing down.

Frozen spring rolls cooking tricks 

  • Your spring rolls will become soggy if you do not cook them in just one later.  If the spring rolls are many, cook them in various batches. 
  •  If the spring rolls you are using are bigger, you will have to adjust the cooking time.  You can start with 6+6 minutes.  Keep checking them as you cook. 
  • Storing the spring rolls after cooking does not go well.  After cooking them, eat them immediately. 

Commonly asked questions

  1. Is it important to thaw the spring rolls before you can start frying? 

You do have to thaw the spring rolls.  The frozen ones give you the best results. 

  1. Why did my spring rolls fail to cook well? 

Your spring rolls might not cook well because of various reasons.  Here are some of the reasons; 

  • The air fryer you are using was not preheated well at the start 
  • The frozen spring rolls were bigger 
  • The basket in the air fryer was too crowded 
  • You forgot to turn the spring rolls when they were halfway cooked


In summary, Spring rolls are a delicious and popular dish that you might want to learn how to make. In this article, we will be going over two different ways to make spring rolls: in an air fryer. hope you found this article informative and helpful in deciding which method of cooking spring rolls you would like to use.

CHECK ALSO: How To Air Fry Frozen Meatballs.

2 thoughts on “How to Cook Frozen Spring Rolls in an Air Fryer

Comments are closed.