Frozen Hot Pockets

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Sometimes there are things I think about putting in the air fryer but have never tried before, and cooking those delicious frozen hot pockets is one of the ingredients I wanted to try.

So, I went for it. Took the leap. And let me tell you, I will never microwave a frozen hot pocket again. Oh my goodness it was amazing. 

It had the perfect crunch and cooked through evenly without it taking a long time. I swear any time I make the hot pockets in the microwave they are always soggy. Well with this short tutorial that problem has been resolved!


Ingredients and Supplies Needed for Making Frozen Hot Pockets in the Air Fryer:


  • Hot Pocket



Do I Need to Use the Paper Used to Cook in?

Nope, you definitely do not! While the hot pockets come with a little cooking sleeve that you would place the frozen hot pocket in for the microwave, it is not necessary to use for the air fryer. 


Will the Hot Pocket Cook All the Way Through? 

Yes, no doubt about it! Not only will you get the perfect tender yet crunchy outside to the hot pocket, but the air fryer will also make the inside heat up perfectly and get make the cheesy inside wonderfully melty.


Can They Be Made From Scratch? 

While it might be hard to reproduce the exact hot pocket. But Rachel Cooks has a great recipe that you can try and make your own homemade hot pockets that you could make fresh or freeze and try with these instructions.  


How to Make Frozen Hot Pockets in the Air Fryer:

Step 1: Open the Box

When hunger strikes and you are ready to eat, begin by opening the box and unwrapping however many of the hot pockets you want to eat. 

Then place the hot pockets in the air fryer basket, without the cooking sheath. 


Step 2: Cook the Frozen Hot Pockets

Once they are all set in the air fryer basket, place the basket into the air fryer and turn it on to 380F or 193C and let the hot pockets cook for 10 minutes. 

After they have cooked all the way through and the outside is browned to your liking, carefully remove the hot pockets from the air fryer basket and enjoy!


Frozen Foods to Make in the Air Fryer  

The air fryer is a great kitchen tool to use when you are cooking frozen foods. Not only does it speed up the time it takes to cook the food, but you will still get that nice crisp texture you like without all the added fat when it is cooked in oil.   

Give These Frozen Foods a Shot:

Final Thoughts

There are always those days that either sneak up on you and you thought you had more time than you actually do, or you have simply just run out of energy. That is when I pull out these tasty hot pockets. 


I know, I know they are not the healthiest option, but I will tell you what, they are tasty. Especially since I started making them in the air fryer. I can have a simple snack, lunch, or dinner done in 10 minutes and call it a day. 


Sometimes we just need easy food that will taste good and satisfy a craving and this recipe will do that! 


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Frozen Hot Pockets

Make a quick adn easy lunch or dinner with frozen hot pockets in the air fryer.
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Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2
Adjust Servings: 2



  • 2 Frozen hot pockets


  • Open the box.
  • Place the unwrapped frozen hot pockets in air fryer basket.
  • Place the basket in the air fryer and cook the hot pockets for 10 minutes at 380 °F.
  • Carefully remove and enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 580kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 25g | Sodium: 1150mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g

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Ingredients: Hot Pocket
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Appetizers and Snacks
Categories: Cook Frozen, Air Fryer

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