AIR FRYER HOT POCKETS are ready in 10 minutes with a crispy crust and hot, cheesy center! My kids love to make these for lunch!
My kids used to microwave Hot Pockets for lunch on the regular, which was fine, except for the fact that the whole house smelled of delicious pizza.
It’s basically torture for the people not eating the Hot Pockets! Who can resist that smell??
The only problem with microwaving Hot Pockets is that the crust never really gets crispy. Which is fine, if you like them soft! But I like mine to have a perfectly crispy, flaky crust…and that’s where the air fryer comes in to play!
These do take a few minutes more than the microwave, but it’s all hands off time and totally worth it!
Hot Pockets – Just in case you didn’t know, “Hot Pockets” is a name brand. There are spin-off brands that offer turnovers filled with meat, cheese, and the like. This recipe is expected to work with each of those brands, so buy your favorite!
How to make Hot Pockets in an air fryer:
Cook the Hot Pockets – Remove from the packaging. No need to use the little ‘crisper’ packet they provide for the microwave! Just pop these right in the air fryer.
Let Rest – We let these rest for 2 minutes after cooking. Don’t skip this step – it lets the Hot Pocket finish cooking on the inside.
It is a turnover filled with meats and cheese. They can be easily found in the frozen section of most grocery stores and come with a variety of fillings.
No. This “crisping sleeve” is made for crisping up the Hot Pocket in the microwave but is not necessary in the air fryer. .
Lean Pockets, a form of lower calorie Hot Pockets, are no longer made, as of the date this article was published.
More air fryer frozen foods you might like:
- Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
- Air Fryer Frozen Burrito
- Pizza Rolls in Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Frozen Pizza
- Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks
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- 1 Hot Pocket
- Cook at 370 degrees for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown on the outside and hot inside.
- Let set for 2 minutes before serving.
You can cook more than one Hot Pocket at a time with the same settings. Just take care not to let the hot pockets touch each other or the edge of the basket.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 640mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 12g
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