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How to Cook Hot Pockets in an Air Fryer

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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.

hot pockets but in half on a white plate
Air fryer hot pockets

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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.

I also love to cook frozen pizza and frozen pizza rolls in my air fryer. They always come out perfect, so I wasn’t surprised to see how good air fryer hot pockets are!

FAQs & Tips

Can you cook hot pockets in an air fryer?

Yes you ca, air frying is a great way to cook hot pockets, and many other types of frozen foods.

How long to cook hot pockets in an air fryer?

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.

Can you air fry frozen hot pockets?

Yes, you should always cook hot pockets from frozen. Do not defrost before cooking!

hot pockets but in half on a white plate
Yield: 2 pockets

Air Fryer Hot Pockets

Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

How to make hot pockets in an air fryer.

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen hot pockets

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 350°F. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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). 
  4. Carefully remove hot pockets from air fryer, and enjoy (remember they will be super hot inside so consume with care!).

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 640mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 12g

Nutrition information is an estimate and provided for informational purposes only.

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