How to Cook Frozen Pigs in a Blanket in Air Fryer

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How to Cook Frozen Pigs in a Blanket in Air Fryer

Air fryers do a pretty incredible job cooking many things, including some of your favorite frozen appetizers.  See how easy it is to cook frozen pigs in a blanket in your air fryer.

Franks in a Blanket Cooked

Last week we were about to use our air fryer for at least the third time that weekend. Usually we are cooking up a steak or some pork chops or yes, my new favorite air fryer salmon recipe (OhEmGEE, it’s mouthwatering!!). However the other night the Eagles game was on and we decided to have some easy frozen apps for dinner. Bob cooked up some wings in the Instant Pot and I was charged with getting some frozen appetizers like mozzarella sticks and pigs in a blanket cooked in the air fryer.

Now at first I thought, why the heck would I write a post telling people how to cook a frozen, not-from-scratch food in an air fryer?  Well, easy: isn’t that why you searched for “how to cook frozen pigs in a blanket in an air fryer?”  Yep.  I’m willing to bet that many of you arrived here that way. And that’s great – you’re not alone!  And guess what I did before writing this post?  YES, I Google’d how to cook frozen pigs in a blanket in the air fryer!!  LOL!

That’s because many frozen foods cook up DELICIOUSLY in the air fryer, however few of those products offer air fryer cooking temps and times on the packaging.

In fact, I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for online, so I looked at the oven directions on the box and estimated.  And I totally OVER estimated on time, but thankfully I heard the franks sizzling and decided to check on their progress.

Make sure you check out the other air fryer recipes we have written:

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Lemon Dill Salmon Air Fryer Recipe
How to Cook Frozen Pigs in a Blanket in Air Fryer
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Frozen Pigs in a Blanket (Crescent Roll Type Pastry Crust)

I picked up these “Franks in a Blanket” at ALDI last week.  They are basically cocktail franks wrapped in frozen crescent roll-like pastry dough.  So you are essentially baking the pastry dough, as well as heating up the meat when you cook it. The trick is to fully cook the puff pastry without scorching it.

Franks in a Blanket ALDI

Air Fryer Cooktime

Similar to other frozen apps, this snack requires zero prep.  Simply arrange the frozen pastries in your air fryer.  I recommend placing them in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

Frozen pigs in Blanket

I cooked these at 380 degrees for 6 minutes. 

(Remember how I said the first time I made these I overestimated the cooktime?  Yeah, I originally set the timer for 20 minutes!! LOL WHOOPS!!  I peeked in the fryer after just 8 minutes and they were almost overcooked.  The next time I made them I went with a 6 minute cooktime and they turned out great.

If your pastry dough does not appear quite cooked after 6 minutes, simply turn the air fryer back on at one minute intervals until they are cooked to your liking.

Franks in a Blanket Cooked

We usually serve these with ketchup and mustard as dipping options.  Yum!

Here are the other air fryer posts I have written so far:

25+ Easy Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners
Lemon Dill Salmon Air Fryer Recipe


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6 thoughts on “How to Cook Frozen Pigs in a Blanket in Air Fryer”

  1. I was looking for an air fryer recipe for these exact franks in a blanket! Thanks for the easy recipe! I’m falling in love with my air fryer all over again!

  2. So the hot dogs don’t burst in the air fryer? I’ve read that you should poke or slice the hot dog so it doesn’t burst? I cannot wait to try these in my air fryer! Thank you for posting!

  3. Thank you, thank you. Companies need to get real and just start putting air fryer suggestion times on their frozen packages LOL

  4. Thank you so much for this post! I am about to make the Sister Schubert’s Sausage Wrap Rolls and didn’t know where to start but thanks to you, I mow have a starting point and can work from there.

  5. I just got my air fryer I got the smaller on for my Husband and I when we was in Maine Visiting the kids our daughter had the larger one for her Family and used it everyday and she loves it so I am excited to try it


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