Waffle fries are amazing but have you ever cooked them in an Air Fryer? These Air Fryer waffle fries are so deliciously crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. The perfect way to enjoy them.

Serve these air fryer waffle fries alongside our Wingers Sticky Fingers, Bacon Burgers, Homemade Sloppy Joes, Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes, or BBQ Chicken Sandwich.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Fast and easy. This recipe only takes a few minutes from start to finish because we don’t have to preheat a huge oven. It takes just minutes to preheat an air fryer. I have a feeling cooking waffle fries in an Air Fryer will soon become your favorite cooking method!
  • Less calories. Because we don’t need oil to cook the waffle fries, there are much less calories and this becomes a healthier waffle fry recipe!
  • Versatile. You can use any variety of waffle fry so grab sweet potato, regular, seasoned, etc. depending on what you’re craving.
  • No need to thaw. Because these fries start from frozen you don’t have any real prep work besides preheating and then placing frozen waffle fries in Air Fryer baskets.
  • Save money. Looking to save money at Chick-Fil-A? (This is where my husband chimes in screaming, “YESSS!” 🤣) These taste just like Chick-Fil-A’s waffle fries, but they’re made at home!


Frozen waffle fries in a glass bowl with a bowl of salt and olive oil spray next to the bowl.
  • Waffle Fries: Use any brand of type of waffle fries desired. The total amount of fries that you need will depend on the size of your Air Fryer and how many servings worth of fries you wish to make.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F and place your waffle fries into a basket or tray depending on which one your Air Fryer has. (I use an oven air fryer, but this recipe works great with air fryer baskets as well!)
A wire air fryer rack with frozen waffle fries on it.
  1. Place in the Air Fryer and cook for 10 minutes, tossing the fries around halfway through cooking to prevent sticking and to ensure a more evenly cooked fry.
  1. If after the 10 minutes is up and the fries still aren’t cooked to your liking, you can add on another 2-3 minutes of cook time to make them crisper.
  2. Remove the basket or tray from the Air Fryer and transfer the fries to a plate.
  3. Season the waffle fries with salt and serve with your favorite dip!

Recipe Tips

Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket.

For even crispier waffle fries spray the frozen waffle fries with olive oil spray or avocado spray prior to cooking.

If you’re wondering where to buy waffle fries, you can usually find them in your grocery store’s freezer section. Frozen potatoes usually have a section for different varieties of fries ranging from shoestring fries to tots, hashbrowns, and more.


Leftover cooked waffle fries can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat before eating. Note that the fries will not be as crisp when rewarmed. They taste best fresh.



What are waffle fries?

Waffle fries are a type of cut potato cooked and fried like any other except for its appearance. Made to look like the criss-cross patterns on a waffle, these fries are wider in size and perfect for scooping up dips like a chip.

What to dip waffle fries in

You can dip your fries in anything from fry sauce to ketchup, mustard, aiolis, and sour cream. There are so many dipping options out there, why choose just one?

Are waffle fries gluten free?

This will depend on the brand and type of waffle fry that you buy. Seasoned fries are more likely to contain gluten but you will need to check the bag for a label that says “gluten free” or confirm by reading the added ingredients that no gluten or wheat has been added. If you’re in the US the bag is required to say “contains gluten” if there is any inside. A good brand for GF fries is Ore-Ida but make sure to check labels first.

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Waffle fries on a brown plate with bowls of ketchup and chick fil a sauce beside them.
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5 from 3 votes

Air Fryer Waffle Fries

Its easy to make waffle fries in the air fryer, just takes 3 ingredients and 10 minutes!
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


  • 16 oz frozen waffle fries - see notes
  • olive oil spray
  • salt - to taste


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F. Place the waffle fries in the basket or on the tray (depending on the type of air fryer you have) and air fry for 10 minutes, tossing halfway through cooking.
  • If after the 10 minutes they aren’t done to your liking, add an additional 2-3 minutes to the cook time.
  • Remove from the air fryer and transfer to a plate. Season the waffle fries with salt. Enjoy with your favorite dip! 


The amount of waffle fries you use will depend on how big your air fryer is. I can fit 16 oz in my Breville air fryer. You may fit less depending on what you use and its’ size. 
Don’t need to thaw the fries first.
Don’t have to spray the fries, but can if you want to make them more crispy. 
Olive oil spray: can also use avocado spray or even a light coating of cooking spray.
Serving size will vary depending on how big your air fryer basket is and how many fries will fit on it.


Calories: 590kcal (30%)Carbohydrates: 68g (23%)Protein: 6g (12%)Fat: 34g (52%)Saturated Fat: 10g (50%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gSodium: 1111mg (46%)Potassium: 975mg (28%)Fiber: 10g (40%)Vitamin C: 14mg (17%)Calcium: 20mg (2%)Iron: 3mg (17%)
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
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