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Air Fryer Waffle Fries

by Karly

Wondering how to make waffle fries in the air fryer? We’ve got you covered with this quick and easy recipe for air fryer waffle fries – ready in just 15 minutes!

Overhead view of cooked waffle fries in an air fryer basket.

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Ingredient Notes:

Waffle Fries – We’re using frozen waffle fries in this recipe. Any brand will work.

Overhead view of waffle fries surrounded by different dips.

How to Make Waffle Fries in an Air Fryer:

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It is ideal to have a spray mister for applying oil to foods in an air fryer. If you don’t have one, you should seriously consider getting one. An alternative is usually to brush oil onto your air fryer basket and sometimes directly on the food. Most air fryer manufacturers have advised against using a non-stick spray from a can as they can shorten the life expectancy of your air fryer basket.

Frozen waffle fries piled in an air fryer basket.

Fry the fries -Add the fries to the air fryer basket and spritz with the oil spray. Fry for 10 minutes at 400 degrees F. Halfway through cooking you should shake the basket to stop them all from sticking to one another or the sides of the air fryer basket. After 10 minutes check to see if they are done to your liking and cook in further in 1-minute intervals if necessary. We usually go about 13 minutes.


My fries are too mushy in the middle. How can I fix this?

Try putting less of them in your air fryer basket. You can stack them a little bit but don’t pack your air fryer full. You need air to move around them a bit. Also, sometimes frozen foods can have a bit of ice on the food itself if not stored properly. Don’t use those as the ice will turn into steam and that isn’t a good way to make waffle fries!

What temperature do you cook waffle fries in the air fryer?

We cook frozen waffle fries in the air fryer at 400 degrees. This helps crisp up the outside to give you that freshly fried taste.

How long do you cook waffle fries in the air fryer?

Frozen waffle fries will take between 10 and 15 minutes when cooked at 400 degrees in the air fryer. We start checking our fries at the 10 minute mark and keep cooking until they’re as browned and crispy as we like.

Waffle Fry Dip Ideas:

Make a quick mixture of mayo, ketchup, and pickle relish for an easy homemade thousand island dip!

Close up of fry sauce and salt next to an air fryer basket.

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Person dipping a waffle fry in fry sauce.

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Overhead view of waffle fries in an air fryer surrounded by fry sauce cups.

Air Fryer Waffle Fries

Yield: 4 servings
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Making waffle fries in the air fryer is quick and simple and they come out perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.


  • 1 pound frozen waffle fries
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Add the waffle fries to the basket of your air fryer and spritz lightly with oil spray.
  2. Cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking.
  3. Open the basket and check fries for doneness. For extra crispy fries, continue cooking in 1 minute intervals until fries are cooked to your liking.
  4. Sprinkle fries with salt, if desired, before serving.


Serve with ketchup, ranch, or fry sauce.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 407Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 871mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g

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