This easy air fryer recipe is perfect as a quick snack or easy appetizer! Frozen vegetable spring rolls heat up perfectly in an air fryer with less time needed to achieve that desirable crunch factor. Make these crispy spring rolls next time you need something quick and delicious with little effort!

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Air fryer frozen spring rolls stacked on a plate.
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Why you should air fry spring rolls

Air frying is the best way to get spring rolls golden and crispy! They come out perfect every time.

What I love about these air fryer spring rolls is that they truly turn out crispier than deep frying and you don’t have to clean up any hot oil. Plus, less oil equals less empty calories which makes these air fried spring rolls a healthier option too!

They can also be ready in less than 10 minutes for a delicious appetizer or an easy snack. Air frying spring rolls has to be one of the easiest things to make. Whenever I’m reaching the point of hanger and need something quick, I always reach for crispy air fryer spring rolls to satisfy!

Ingredients needed

Frozen spring rolls on a plate.

Frozen spring rolls—That’s it! Any type of spring roll will do. I used frozen vegetable spring rolls from Costco but you can find them at local grocery stores too. These are mini spring rolls but large spring rolls can be air fried too.

Your favorite dipping sauce—What would a spring roll be without a tasty dipping sauce? Although optional, I highly recommend one. Soy sauce, sweet and sour sauce, Chinese hot mustard, sweet chili sauce, or an easy peanut sauce would all be great!

You don’t even need any vegetable oil. Air fryers are excellent at making food crispy all on their own by circulating the hot air like a mini convection oven to evenly cook food from all sides.

How to air fry frozen spring rolls

This step-by-step process shows how easy it is to cook frozen spring rolls in the air fryer! It’s so simple, you’ll never want to cook them any other way!

Frozen spring rolls in an air fryer basket before cooking.

Start by placing frozen spring rolls in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Make sure they’re not touching for best results.

No need to preheat. Set the air fryer to 400 degrees F and air fry spring rolls for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through. Cooking time may vary depending on the air fryer.

Frozen spring rolls in air fryer basket after cooking.

Heat spring rolls all the way through until golden brown and crispy. Serve with choice of dipping sauce.

Tips

  • Don’t allow the spring rolls to thaw before cooking. It’s best to get them from the freezer to air fryer as fast as possible or they’ll become soggy and take longer to crisp up.
  • Make sure to fill the air fryer basket in a single layer for best results. Cook in batches if needed to prevent overfilling the air fryer.
  • Shake or flip the spring rolls halfway through cooking to ensure that all sides are getting cooked evenly.
Golden spring rolls on a plate with a dish of soy sauce and chopsticks.

Storage and reheating

I recommend making only enough spring rolls that you can consume in one sitting but if you have leftover spring rolls you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a few days. Reheat for a few minutes in the air fryer to preserve crispiness.

You can also reheat by microwave in 30-second intervals until heated through. The spring roll wrappers won’t be as crispy as reheating in an air fryer or oven but it still works if you don’t mind the softer texture.

Hand holding a spring roll and dipping it into some soy sauce.

Frequently asked questions

How long do you cook frozen spring rolls in the air fryer?

For mini spring rolls, cook them for 8-10 minutes until golden. Large spring rolls may take up to 15 minutes to cook all the way.

Do I need to preheat my air fryer?

For cooking frozen spring rolls I haven’t found it necessary to preheat. If you are making homemade spring rolls, preheating is beneficial.

Can I air fry fried egg rolls?

Yes, air frying frozen egg rolls is just as easy as air frying spring rolls. Follow the same directions in the recipe card below to cook these from frozen.

Best frozen spring roll brands

These are the best frozen spring roll brands I’ve seen, in no particular order. I’ve included their main ingredients and where you can find them to help you decide!

Chung’s—You can find their vegetable spring rolls at most grocery chains. They’re filled with cabbage, carrots, textured vegetable protein, onion, mung bean, bean vermicelli, shiitake mushrooms and celery.

Royal Asia—Found at Costco, these vegetable spring rolls are full of jicama, edamame, carrot, cabbage, sweet potato, bamboo shoots, onion and leeks. They also come with a sweet soy ginger sauce.

Good & Gather—This Target brand is full of cabbage, tofu, edamame, onion, carrot, kale, shiitake mushrooms and comes with its own sweet chili sauce.

Tai Pei—These mini spring rolls can be found in the frozen section of your grocery store and are full of cabbage, vermicelli, carrots, shiitake mushrooms, and green onions. It comes with its own sauce too but you’re going to want to skip it and go for one of the other suggested dipping sauces (trust me).

Trader Joe’s—The vegetable spring rolls at Trader Joe’s are made with kale, edamame, mushrooms and shredded tofu. No sauce is included but they are absolutely delicious!

Chopsticks holding of a spring roll with a bite missing to show the inside.

What to serve with spring rolls

These easy air fryer spring rolls make for a great appetizer alongside sushi, and pot stickers.

For a complete meal, serve with a bowl of ramen, a side of Pad Pak, vegan Pad Thai, or easy tofu stir fry.

More easy air fryer recipes

Air Fryer Frozen Potstickers

Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries

Air Fryer Gnocchi

Air Fryer Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Air Fryer Frozen Waffles

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Air fryer frozen spring rolls stacked on a plate.

Air Fryer Frozen Spring Rolls

5 from 2 votes
Author: Rachel
This easy air fryer recipe is perfect as a quick snack or easy appetizer! Frozen vegetable spring rolls heat up perfectly in an air fryer in less time. Make these crispy spring rolls next time you need something quick and delicious with little effort!
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 spring rolls

Method

  • air fryer

Ingredients  

  • 8-10 frozen spring rolls

Instructions 

  • Start by placing frozen spring rolls in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Make sure they're not touching for best results. If your air fryer is on the smaller side, you may need to cook in batches.
    8-10 frozen spring rolls
  • No need to preheat. Set the air fryer to 400°F and air fry spring rolls for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through. Cooking time may vary depending on the air fryer.
  • Heat spring rolls all the way through until golden brown and crispy. Serve with choice of dipping sauce.

Notes

Storage and reheating: These are best enjoyed immediately but if you have leftover spring rolls you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a few days. Reheat for a few minutes in the air fryer to preserve crispiness.
You can also reheat by microwave in 30-second intervals until heated through. It will be softer and less crispy.
Tips: 
  • Don’t allow the spring rolls to thaw before cooking. It’s best to get them from the freezer to air fryer as fast as possible or they’ll become soggy and take longer to crisp up.
  • Make sure to fill the air fryer basket in a single layer for best results. Cook in batches if needed to prevent overfilling the air fryer.
  • For larger spring rolls, add extra time as needed, typically another 5-10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Chinese
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