Air fryer hot pockets – this is the best way to cook hot pockets. Forget microwaving, for true crispiness you need to try this air fryer hot pockets recipe.
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How to make air fryer hot pockets
Cooking hot pockets in an air fryer is perfect for a quick lunch or snack. Zero prep time, and cooked in around 15 minutes.
Air frying is the best way to make a perfect Hot Pocket or pizza pocket – a crispy crust on the outside with perfectly melted cheese in the center.
They are much quicker than oven baking, but much tastier than microwaving. This is one of the reasons why my air fryer is my favorite kitchen appliance! You just can’t get the same level crispiness in the microwave, even using the crisper sleeve but the cook time and preheat times are so much quicker than using your oven.
FAQs & Tips
Yes you ca, air frying is a great way to cook hot pockets, and many other types of frozen foods.
Hot pockets take around 15 minutes to cook in an air fryer. However, the exact cooking time needed depends on a few factors, including how powerful your brand of air fryer is. The internal temperature of the hot pockets needs to reach 165 degrees F or above.
Yes, you should always cook hot pockets from frozen. Do not defrost before cooking!
How to make hot pockets in an air fryer.
- 2 frozen hot pockets
- Preheat air fryer to 350°F.
- Unwrap hot pockets, place in air fryer basket (note: do not use crisper sleeve in the air fryer). For best results ensure the pockets are not touching.
- Cook hot pockets in air fryer for 12-18 minutes until they are golden brown and the internal temperature is at or above 165° F (test with an instant-read thermometer).
- Carefully remove hot pockets from air fryer, and enjoy (remember they will be super hot inside so consume with care!).
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