When you want a quick and easy side dish or snack, you’ve got to try Frozen Waffle Fries in an Air Fryer! Use sweet potato waffle fries or white potato packaged waffle fries for this delicious dish that takes less than 20 minutes.

A bowl of air fried waffle fries

A healthier alternative to deep-fried French fries, this air fryer version gives you all the goodness and crispiness of French fries without all the oil and mess! Not only do they cook quickly in the air fryer but they’re crispier too!

Even picky eaters love French fries which makes this the perfect side dish for a busy weeknight.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • You get all the flavor without the guilt! You don’t even need any oil for this recipe. Just a light coating of nonstick cooking spray is all they need to crisp up nicely.
  • It doesn’t get much simpler than dumping a bag of fries into the air fryer. Simply purchase your favorite brand and you’re all set.
  • They only take 12 minutes to cook! When I try to get crispy fries in the oven, I bake mine for at least 18 to 20 minutes and even then some of them don’t crisp up.

Key Ingredients

Frozen waffle fries are of course essential, but you can use white or sweet potato fries and purchase whichever brand you prefer.

Nonstick cooking spray helps crisp up the fries while they cook. Be sure to use a safe cooking oil. I like this avocado oil cooking spray.

Ingredients for air fryer french fries

Recipe Steps

Step One

Pour the waffle fries into the air fryer and spread them into an even layer.

Step Two

Spray the top of the fries with nonstick cooking spray and close the air fryer.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

how to cook waffle fries in an air fryer

Step Three

Set the temperature to 400°F for 6 minutes. Once done flip the fries over and spray again.

Step Four

Cook for another 5 to 6 minutes until crispy. Serve hot.

crispy waffle fries served in a white bowl

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • You can cook just half the bag depending on how many people you are serving.
  • For gluten-free diets, be sure to use a brand of packaged fries that is labeled gluten-free.
  • You can season the fries after they’re cooked with salt and pepper, seasoned salt, cajun seasoning, garlic salt, or cayenne pepper.

FAQs

Do you need to thaw frozen fries first?

No, the fries go directly into the air fryer frozen. Do not thaw them first or the timing may be off. The air fryer will cook them all the way through while crisping up the outsides.

How long do you cook fries in the air fryer?

It depends on the cut of the french fries. For waffle fries cook at 400°F for 12 minutes flipping halfway through. For thin cut fries decrease the cooking time to 10 minutes and for thick cut fries increase the cooking time to 15 minutes. The important thing to remember is to move them around halfway through and to check to make sure they don’t burn.

waffle fries served in two bowls

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a bowl of french fries

Frozen Waffle Fries in Air Fryer


Description

When you want a quick and easy side dish or snack, you’ve got to try Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries! Use sweet potato or white potato packaged waffle fries for this delicious dish that takes less than 20 minutes.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 20-ounce bag frozen waffle fries
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Open the bag of frozen waffle fries and pour them into your air fryer basket.
  2. Use a spatula to spread them into an even layer. It’s okay if they are overlapping.
  3. Give the top of the fries a light spray with nonstick cooking spray and close the air fryer drawer.
  4. Set the temperature to 400°F for 6 minutes.
  5. Open the air fryer basket drawer and use tongs to gently flip the fries over. Spray the tops again lightly with the cooking spray and cook them for an additional 5-6 minutes, or until they are crispy. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t burn.
  6. Serve hot.

Notes

  1. You can cook just half the bag depending on how many people you are serving.
  2. For gluten-free diets, be sure to use a brand of package fries that is labeled gluten-free.

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