Easy Frozen Waffle Fries in Air Fryer


Frozen Waffle Fries in Air Fryer

Preparing frozen waffle fries in the air fryer is a quick and easy way to enjoy restaurant style waffle fries. These delicious waffle fries make a fabulous side dish for any main meal.

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If you want to enjoy delicious waffle fries, without the cost or hassle of going out to eat, then this is a recipe you should definitely try out. The process is so simple, and you are rewarded with a delicious side dish of amazing waffle fries.

Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries

Air fryer frozen waffle fries are surprisingly very easy to make in your air fryer, and they taste amazing. If you’re looking for a quick and easy side dish they taste just as good as restaurant style waffle fries, and this recipe is one you should definitely try out. 

What Are Waffle Cut Fries?

Waffle fries refers to how the French fries are cut. Waffle fries are a type of French fry, but they are cut in the shape of a waffle, rather than another style of fry such as your average stick shaped French fry, steak fry, or curly fry. 

Waffle fries are usually cut using a special mandolin slicer, rotating the potato as it’s cut, to give it the waffle texture.

Although most fries are commercially cut in factories, you can make your own if you are able to find the special mandolin slicer that will cut potatoes specifically to make waffle fries.

The easiest way is simply to pick up a bag of waffle cut fries in the frozen aisle of the grocery store. 

Are Air Fryer Waffle French Fries Hard to Make?

When making frozen waffle fries in the air fryer, they are extremely easy to prepare. Literally all you have to do is open the bag of frozen waffle fries, and then add them to your air fryer basket to cook. If you want to make your own homemade waffle fries, it gets a little bit more complicated. 

But let’s look at how you can easily make frozen waffle fries in the air fryer. We will begin by looking at what ingredients you will need, then follow that with step-by-step instructions for how to make amazing waffle fries. 

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Easy Frozen Waffle Fries in the Air Fryer

Ingredients to Make Air Fryer Frozen French Fries

Frozen waffle fries. You can pick up a bag of frozen waffle fries in the freezer aisle of most grocery stores. Frozen waffle fries come in all kinds of brands, as well as can be made out of regular potatoes or sweet potatoes.

One of the most popular brands is Alexa waffle fries, however you don’t have to use a specific brand, any type of frozen waffle fry will work for this recipe. 

Seasoning salt. We recommend using a basic seasoning salt for added flavor to your waffle fries. One of our favorite is Lowery seasoning salt.

You could also use a basic garlic seasoning salt with parsley. Either one of these will give you a delicious flavor to your frozen waffle fries made in the air fryer. 

Spray oil. We also recommend that you have a spray oil on hand for the best overall result with your waffle fries in the air fryer. The best type of oil we recommend is olive oil spray, you can also use avocado spray as another good option. 

How To Make Frozen Waffle Fries in the Air Fryer

To make frozen waffle fries in the air fryer, begin by preheating your air fryer to 400°F. 

When your air fryer is preheated, remove the frozen waffle fries from the freezer, open the packaging, and pour a single layer of waffle fries into your air fryer basket. Spray the fries with your olive oil spray. Replace the basket into the air fryer, and air fry for 5 minutes. 

Remove your air fryer basket after eight minutes and shake it to mix up the fries. Replace the air fryer basket and continue air frying for another 5 to 15 minutes or until your fries are done to your liking. 

*Please note air fryers bake differently depending on the type of air fryer you have, so it’s important to keep a close eye on the fries so they are done just as you like. 

When the fries are done to your liking, open the air fryer and sprinkle your fries with seasoning salt and regular salt as desired. Then remove them from the air fryer basket, serve and enjoy. 

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Air Fryer Waffle Fries with Time and Temp

We recommend air frying your frozen waffle fries at 400°F. Then, we recommend air frying them for about a total of 10 to 20 minutes. 

Please note that the amount of time it takes to air fry your waffle fries may vary depending on how many fries you’re cooking at a time, and what type of air fryer you are using.

We recommend that you set the time for less than you think you will need, then add more as desired. The cook time may also vary if you like your fries extra crispy, or just barely air fried. 

Ninja Foodi Frozen Waffle Fries

The amount of time it takes to air fry frozen waffle fries specifically in a Ninja Foodie can take slightly less time than mentioned above.

When air frying waffle fries in your Ninja Foodie, you can air fry them at 400°F for five minutes.

Then open the basket, shake the fries, and continue air frying them for another five minutes, or until they are done to your liking. 

What to Dip Waffle Fries In?

When you serve your waffle fries, there are many different delicious dips you can enjoy with them. Some delicious dips you can serve with your waffle fries include:


Ranch Dressing

Garlic Aioli 

BBQ Sauce

Cheese Sauce

Add Your Own Toppings

You can also add toppings to your waffle fries if you want. This is a fun way to mix things up, and make it into more of a side dish, appetizer, or even main dish. Some of our favorite toppings to add include:

Shredded cheese

Cheese sauce

Canned chili

Green onions

Bacon bits

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Tips for Cooking with an Air Fryer

Set cook time for less. Because different air fryers cook various ways, we recommend you set your cooking time for less time than you think you’ll need, then add more time as needed. This will allow you to get your fries done exactly to your liking. 

Spray with Oil. Another trick when cooking waffle fries in the air fryer is to spray them with oil before air frying them. This allows your fries to have that crispy texture, just like restaurant fries. 

Make sure you don’t over season. Before seasoning your fries, we recommend that you check the bag description, to see if your fries already have seasoning. Some waffle fries come already seasoned, so in that case we do not recommend that you add additional salt, or other seasonings. As the other seasonings can overpower your fries, and make them not very desirable. 

Storing & Reheating

Storing Air-Fried Waffle Fries

Room temperature. For the best food safety practices, we recommend that these waffle fries are left at room temperature for no more than two hours. After that they should be stored in the fridge. 

In the fridge. For the best results, air fried waffle fries should be stored in an airtight container or sealed in a plastic storage bag. They can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. 

How to Reheat Waffle Fries in the Air Fryer

The best way to reheat waffle fries is in the air fryer. To reheat them, preheat your air fryer to 350°F. Once your air fryer is preheated, add the waffle fries into your air fryer basket.

Air fry for approximately four minutes, then open the air fryer basket and shake the fries. Continue air frying for another 4 to 6 minutes or until your waffle fries are warm. 

If you are reheating a lot of waffle fries, you can also be reheated in the oven. We recommend baking waffle fries in the oven at 400°F for a total of 10 minutes, or until the waffle fries are warmed. 


Cooking Different Types of French Fries. Although these instructions are specifically for frozen waffle fries in your air fryer you can also air fry any other type of frozen French fry as well.

Air frying frozen curly fries, steak fries, and regular fries, all take about the same time and temperature as outlined above. 

Alexia Fries Air Fryer. One of the most common, or favorite types of frozen waffle fries to prepare in the air fryer are Alexa waffle fries.

To make Alexa waffle fries in the air fryer, you can simply follow these instructions outlined above for frozen waffle fries.

Main Dishes to Serve with Waffle Cut Fries

Frozen waffle fries in the air fryer make a fabulous side dish for any of these main dishes below.

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Do you need to oil spray the frozen fries?

Although not required, we do recommend that you spray the frozen fries with oil before air frying them.

This is simply because it will help them obtain that crispy texture on the outside of the fry, just like they do from the restaurant. 

Do These Directions Work for Frozen Sweet Potato Waffle Fries in the Air Fryer?

Yes, these instructions will work for frozen sweet potato waffle fries as well. Or, you can follow these instructions to cook your frozen sweet potato fries lower and slower. 

What tastes good with waffle fries?

There are so many different foods that go well with air fried waffle fries. Because this recipe for frozen waffle fries made in the air fryer, allows you to enjoy waffle fries very similar to Chick-fil-A, some of our favorites to enjoy with these fries include:

I don’t Have an Air Fryer! Can I use my Oven?

Absolutely! Frozen waffle fries can also be baked in the oven and they taste great as well. You should preheat your oven to 400°F, then lightly grease a cookie sheet, and add your bag of frozen waffle fries.

When your oven is preheated, add your cookie sheet of fries into the oven and bake for 10 minutes. 

After 10 minutes is up, we recommend shaking your fries, then continue baking for another 5 to 8 minutes or until your waffle fries are done to your liking.

Please note that the baking time may very slightly depending upon your specific oven. 

Can I Use Any Brand of Frozen Waffle Fries?

Yes, this recipe for frozen waffle fries in the air fryer can be made using any brand of frozen waffle fries. 

Can I Make Homemade Waffle Fries in the Air Fryer?

Yes, you can make homemade waffle fries in the air fryer as well. Please note that you may need to increase the air fry time for your homemade waffle fries, so that they are done perfectly. 

Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Cut Fries

Preparing amazing frozen waffle fries in the air fryer is super easy, and they turn out tasting fabulous.

If you’re looking for an easy way to achieve restaurant style waffle fries, with little hassle, then this recipe is definitely one you should try out.

If you want to taste amazing waffle fries, we hope you’ll give this recipe a try, and let us know what you think! 

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Faith is the resident baking expert of this sister duo, and first started baking at age ten when she learned to make chocolate chip cookies on her own. From there she went on to have her own night of the week to make dinner for the whole family. She is excited to share amazing recipes and a love of food, and help you become kitchen smart!

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