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Air Fried Frozen French Fries (+ Awesome Chipotle Mayo Dip)

Air Fried Frozen French Fries (+ Awesome Chipotle Mayo Dip)

Crispy Air Fried Frozen French Fries with a flavorful Chipotle Mayo Dip in just 20 minutes! This easy air fryer French Fry recipe produces ultra crispy french fries with a golden brown exterior and a soft interior.

It’s right up there with our Air Fryer Baby Potatoes and Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipes. Use these to make Carne Asada Fries or Chili Cheese Fries.

This week I introduced you to my Ultra Crispy Air Fryer Tater Tots recipe and showed you how to make a Frozen Burrito in Air Fryer. Today I’m rounding out the menu with Air Fried Frozen French Fries and a killer recipe for Chipotle Mayo dip. You know, for the days you want to step up your dip game (sorry, ketchup). We use it on Air Fryer Artichoke as well!

It doesn’t matter what shape of french fries you purchase for this french fries recipe. You can make Air Fryer Frozen Crinkle French Fries, Air Fryer Frozen Waffle Fries or even Frozen Steak Fries in the Air Fryer. They’re all good! Take your pick.

We’re in love with our Air Fryer and use it almost daily. Our favorites include making Frozen Egg Rolls In Air Fryer, Air Fryer Pizza Rolls, Buffalo Air Fryer Chicken Wings,  Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings, Air Fryer Onion Rings and Air Fryer Frozen Burritos. Any of these pair well with these air fryer frozen fries.

For my Air Fryer Recipes, I use the June Oven. In the market for a new Air Fryer? Amazon has a ton on options, including the very popular Ninja Foodie Digital Fry. Who doesn’t want some Ninja Air Fryer Frozen French Fries?

French Fry Topping Ideas:

Salt and Pepper

Boom Boom Sauce

Smoked Chili

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Peppers

Pickled Banana Peppers

creole seasoning

Homemade Barbecue Sauce + Sour Cream

Chili Verde Recipe

Chili Cheese Dip

Smoked Queso or Rotel Dip

Frozen uncooked french fries on an air fryer tray.

How To Cook Frozen Fries In An Air Fryer

Air fryer frozen french fries takes only 4 short steps from start to finish. 

Step 1 – Pre-heat the air fryer to 400 and spray down the basket with cooking spray.

Step 2 – Add the fries to the basket and spritz with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.

Step 3 – Cook for 20 minutes, tossing halfway through.

Step 4- Remove from the air fryer and enjoy.

The optional step is making the Chipotle Mayo. That only requires mixing all the ingredients together and refrigerating for hopefully an hour before enjoying. The wait time isn’t mandatory, but the flavor will be much more robust.

How Long To Air Fry Frozen French Fries?

Air Fryer Frozen French Fries time clocks in at just 20 minutes plus the two minutes it takes to prep the basket and fries. You’ll be grubbing down on a plate before the first quarter of your game is over. 

Recipes To Pair Fries With

Here are a few of my favorite recipes to pair with this french fries recipe:

Instant Pot Ribs

Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak

Grilled Chicken Wings

Oven Baked Chicken Wings

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Prime Rib Sandwich

Prime Rib Recipe (a la Steak Frites!!) 

Smoked London Broil (a la Steak Frites!)

What Wine Pairs With French Fries

Wine- Champagne, Chianti or Dry Riesling.

Cocktails- Homemade Margaritas
Beer- Dos Equis Ambar, Negra Modelo, Corona or a Citrus Pale Ale.

white Plate of air fried frozen french fries with chipotle mayo dipping sauce on the side.

Air Fried Frozen French Fries (+ Awesome Chipotle Mayo Dip)

Crispy Air Fried French Fries with a golden brown exterior and a pillowy soft interior. Serve them with a side of ketchup or our flavorful Chipotle Mayo Dip.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer, Potatoes, Snack Recipes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $3.50


  • 1 Bag Frozen French Fries (*Note 1)
  • Cooking Spray
  • Salt, To Taste

Chipotle Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 Cup Full Fat Mayonnaise
  • 2-3 Chipotle Peppers (Seeded and Chopped) (*Note 2)
  • ½ Tbsp Adobo Sauce (*Note 3)
  • ¼ tsp Brown Sugar (*Note 4)
  • ¼ tsp Lime Juice
  • 1 Clove Garlic, Minced
  • Salt, to Taste (*Note 5)


Chipotle Mayo Dip:

  • All all the ingredients to a medium bowl and stir to combine. Refrigerate, covered, for at least an hour so the flavors blend together. This can be made up to 24 hours in advance.

Air Fried French Fries:

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400º. Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  • Add the fries to the basket, spritz with the cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.
  • Cook for 20 minutes, tossing halfway through.
  • Remove from the air fryer, divide between plates and enjoy immediately.


Note 1- We use traditional french fries. If you're using shoestring fries you may need to cut back the cook time by a few minutes. If you're using steak fries you may need to add a few minutes to the total cook time.
Note 2- Add one pepper to start with and taste the spice level. Add a second pepper if you can handle the smoky heat!
Note 3- This is the sauce the Chipotle Peppers are packed in. The can will say "Chipotle Peppers with Adobo Sauce."
Note 4- Add an extra 1/4 tsp if you like a sweeter sauce.
Note 5 - Salt has not been added to the nutritional calculation.


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 206IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
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