Trader Joe’s spring rolls are a breeze to make in the air fryer! No matter if you choose a chicken, pork, or vegetable spring roll they will turn out crispy, crunchy, and very delicious when cooked inside the air fryer! Taking only 10 minutes to cook, these frozen spring rolls are warm, crispy, and waiting to be served with your favorite dipping sauce!
Whenever I need a quick party appetizer, side dish, or snack for the kids, I’m reaching for these frozen spring rolls from Trader Joe’s. They have three different kinds, one with chicken, cabbage, ginger, and sesame oil, one with tons of chopped vegetables like kale, edamame, and mushrooms, and one with pork, cabbage, and Asian glass noodles. Either variety is delicious and takes the same amount of time to cook.
While they can be cooked in the oven or microwave, I find that the air fryer is the best way to cook frozen spring rolls. The spring roll wrapper gets extra crispy without having to deep fry them or use any extra oil. In the time it will take you to preheat your oven these crispy spring rolls will be done.
Frozen convenience foods take the hassle out of preparing a quick and delicious snack for your family. There’s no need to make a filling or roll the spring rolls and it’s cheaper than ordering takeout. Serve these tasty spring rolls with your Asian-inspired meal alongside your favorite noodles, rice, or dipping sauce.
How to cook Trader Joe’s spring rolls in air fryer
- Prepare the Spring Rolls: Remove the spring rolls from their packaging. Keep them frozen for optimal cooking.
- Arrange in Air Fryer: Place the frozen spring rolls in the air fryer basket, spaced out evenly to prevent them from touching or overlapping. This ensures they cook evenly and become crispy.
- Set Temperature: Turn your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
- Cooking Time: Cook the spring rolls for about 10 minutes. Since you’re starting without preheating, they might need a minute or two longer than usual. Halfway through, around the 5-minute mark, open the air fryer and carefully flip the spring rolls using tongs. This helps them brown evenly on all sides.
- Check for Crispiness: At the end of the cooking time, the spring rolls should be golden brown and crispy. If needed, you can extend the cooking time by 1-2 minutes for extra crispiness.
- Serve: Once cooked, remove the spring rolls from the air fryer. Allow them to cool for a minute or two before serving to let the outer layer crisp up further.
- Cook spring rolls straight from the freezer. Thawing them first can cause the wrappers to stick to each other and not get as crispy.
- Turn your spring rolls over halfway through the cooking time if you find that one side is browning more quickly than the other.
- Add a little bit of oil spray to the spring rolls to make them extra crispy. It also helps to prevent the wrappers from drying out.
- If your rolls are cooking faster or slower, make sure to adjust the cooking time and temperature as needed.
- Orange chicken
- Steamed rice
- Asian slaw
- Stir-fried vegetables
- Cucumber salad
- Pickled vegetables
- Sesame noodles
- Fried rice with vegetables, chicken, pork, or shrimp
- Sweet chili sauce
- Sweet and sour sauce
- Thai peanut dipping sauce
- Soy ginger dipping sauce
- Soy sauce
- Tonkatsu sauce
- Duck sauce
Frequently asked questions
There might have been too many spring rolls inside the air fryer basket. Make sure to leave a little bit of room between each one so the circulating hot air moves freely around your food. Also, try cooking the spring rolls for longer, some air fryers might need a little extra cooking time.
No, these frozen spring rolls will turn out better when cooked straight from the freezer.
The fillings are pretty similar the main difference is the wrappers. Egg roll wrappers are thicker and contain eggs. The whole roll is deep-fried to get crispy and crunchy. Spring rolls are lighter and often contain fresh vegetables. These wrappers are thinner and are made out of wheat or rice flour and they can be enjoyed fresh or fried.
No, not at all! This air fryer spring roll recipe will work for any variety of frozen spring rolls. My family loves the ones from Trader Joe’s, but your favorite kind will work perfectly fine!
You can, but it’s not necessary. I find that frozen spring rolls will crisp up nicely even without this extra step.
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Hope you will like this Trader Joe’s spring rolls air fryer recipe as much as we do. Rate the recipe and leave a comment below if you have any questions or suggestions.
- 1 package Trader Joe's spring rolls (any kind)
- dipping sauce
- Place frozen spring rolls in the air fryer basket, spaced apart.
- Set the air fryer to 400°F and cook for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Check for golden brown crispiness, cook for an extra 1-2 minutes if needed.
- Remove and let cool briefly before serving. Enjoy!