Craving crispy spring rolls, but not craving the calories or fuss of deep-frying? These Air Fryer Spring Rolls are for YOU! 🤤 Fry it, to believe it!
Spring rolls, known in the Philippines as lumpia, come in many varieties. Luckily, they are pretty easy to find in the frozen aisle of your local grocery store.
There’s nothing better than a hot, crispy spring roll with a side of sweet chili sauce, and there’s absolutely no easier or faster way to make them than in your air fryer.
Dipping in sweet chili sauce is essential for the full experience of these air fryer spring rolls! Often labeled as “Thai Sweet Chili Sauce,” it is easy to find at most grocery stores, even at Trader Joes!
What You Need: Classic Frozen Air Fryer Spring Rolls
Apart from the air fryer frozen lumpia Shanghai / spring rolls, you also need:
- Sweet chili sauce
- Cooking oil (optional)
📣 You can find the exact measurements and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card down below.
The Best Spring Rolls Brands
|Trader Joe’s Frozen Chicken Spring Rolls|
|Seapak Shrimp Spring Rolls|
|Royal Asia Vegetable Spring Rolls|
|Lean Cuisine Chicken Spring Rolls|
|Kahiki Vegetable Spring Rolls|
ASMR Recipe Video: Air Fryer Frozen Lumpia
Don’t have time to read? Watch this quick video on how to air fry frozen lumpia.
*You can find the exact amount of ingredients and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card below.
How to Air Fry Frozen Spring Rolls?
Use this recipe like a general guide for air frying frozen spring rolls. It can apply to all types of spring rolls: vegetable, pork, chicken, beef, Shanghai, Chinese, Thai, etc.
As long as the size of your spring rolls is similar to what we use in this recipe, (about 3 inches long), the cooking time and temperature should be similar.
1. Preheat your air fryer to 380ºF (193ºC) for 5 minutes.
If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat mode, you can simply set the temperature to 380ºF (193ºC) and then let it cook for 5 minutes.
Or you can skip this step by adding 2-5 minutes to your cooking time until you air fryer lumpia turns slightly golden brown and crispy.
2. Place the lumpia in the air fryer and lightly brush them with cooking oil.
When the air fryer is preheated, arrange your frozen spring rolls in a single layer in the basket.
💡Pro Tip: For a slightly amplified crispness and browning, you can brush your frozen spring rolls with cooking oil before air frying.
It isn’t necessary, but we found that it definitely creates a little more browning than you’ll get without the oil.
If you’re trying to keep the calories low, skip the cooking oil; don’t worry, you’re still going to love the air-fried perfection of these rolls.
Air Fried vs Deep Fried Spring Rolls
See below for our comparison of spring rolls: air fried without oil, air fried with oil, and… deep fried!!! (Just for fun.)
In terms of flavor, texture, and overall appearance, nothing beats a deep-fried spring roll. Who doesn’t love deep-fried goodness?? Now, if only it wasn’t higher in calories… We can dream, can’t we!?
If you bought an air fryer for one of its touted benefits, minimizing the use of oil, then these spring rolls are sure to make you happy. They are super crispy and delicious, with or without the adding coating of cooking oil.
If you don’t mind the few added calories of the cooking oil, you can brush them before air-frying to achieve a slightly more browned exterior.
3. Air fry the spring rolls for 14-16 minutes at 380ºF (193ºC).
Air fry your spring rolls for 14-16 minutes at 380ºF (193ºC), flipping halfway through, until they are crisp and slightly browned on the edges.
📝 Note: I used a 6-quart air fryer for this guide. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.
4. Serve & Enjoy!
Using tongs, carefully transfer the air fryer spring rolls to a plate and serve immediately with sweet chili sauce. Enjoy your one-way ticket to crunchy, sweet and savory deliciousness! 😋
Freezing & Storage
Fridge – Depending on the filling of your spring rolls, they can last up to 5 days in the fridge after being cooked.
Reheating – To reheat from cold, simply put the spring rolls back into the air fryer and cook at 350ºF (176ºC) for 6 minutes or until the filling is hot and rolls are crisp and slightly browned.
Frozen Spring Rolls Air Fryer Recipe FAQs
What’s the difference of spring rolls and lumpia?
Spring rolls are a type of Asian appetizer that are commonly made by filling a thin pastry shell with vegetables, meat and sometimes noodles. Lumpia is the Filipino version of spring rolls, often referred to as Lumpia Shanghai.
How to air fry frozen spring rolls?
To air fry frozen spring rolls, preheat your air fryer to 380ºF (193ºC). Then, cook them for 14-16 minutes, flipping halfway through. Continue air frying until the spring rolls or lumpia turns golden brown.
How long does it take to cook lumpia in the air fryer?
Cooking lumpia in the air fryer will take 14-16 minutes to cook at 380ºF (193ºC).
Can you cook frozen spring rolls in an air fryer?
Yes, you can cook frozen spring rolls in the air fryer. It will take about 14-16 minutes at at 380ºF (193ºC).
What’s the best air fryer temperature for cooking spring rolls?
Based on our tests, 380ºF (193ºC) is the best air frying temperature for spring rolls or lumpia Shanghai. Cook it for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown.
Stress-Free Frozen Air Fryer Spring Rolls (Lumpia)
- 16 pieces frozen spring rolls
- 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce
- 1/2 tbsp cooking oil
- Preheat your air fryer to 380ºF (193ºC) for 5 minutes.
- Place the lumpia in the air fryer and lightly brush them with cooking oil.
- Air fry the spring rolls for 14-16 minutes at 380ºF (193ºC). Space them out to allow for even cooking. Don't forget to flip them halfway through.
- Serve with a traditional spring rolls sauce and enjoy!
- If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat mode, you can simply set the temperature to 400ºF (204ºC) and then let it air fry for 5 minutes.
- You may also skip preheating by adding 2-4 minutes to your cooking time. To prevent burning your dish, increment the cooking time gradually.
- You don’t need to thaw your lumpia. In case you already did, reduce the cooking time by 2-4 minutes.
- Optional: Brush the spring rolls with oil for a golden brown finish.
- I used a 6-quart (air fryer) to cook the frozen air fryer spring rolls. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.
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