Air Fryer Frozen Spanakopita

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Searching for a crispy, flakey appetizer that is sure to please? Air fryer frozen spanakopitas are the answer!

Ready in just minutes, these Greek appetizers are crispy on the outside and filled with deliciously creamy spinach filling on the inside!

crispy brown spanakopita on white plate on wooden board
Air fryer frozen spanakopita is soo good!

Recipe Tips

Before you head to the kitchen to air fry frozen spanakopita, have a read through these recipe tips to achieve the best results!

  • You don’t need to defrost frozen spanakopitas first – just cook them from frozen!
  • Most spanakopita dough (phyllo dough) has oil in it so there’s usually no need to spray them with extra oil. If you are unsure, check the packaging of your frozen spanakopitas!
  • Be gentle when you flip the spanakopitas because the outer dough can be very brittle!
  • The cooking time may vary depending on your air fryer and the size of the spanakopitas you buy.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

For those wondering how to make frozen spanakopita in the air fryer, you can follow the recipe process photos in this section. It’s super easy though!

If you don’t want visuals, skip to the detailed recipe card at the bottom with the cooking time and temperature.

frozen uncooked spanakopita in black air fryer tray on white counter
Place the frozen spanakopitas into the preheated air fryer.

First, preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once preheated, add the frozen spanakopitas into the air fryer basket in one even layer.

Make sure that the pieces don’t touch – this will help with even crisping.

crispy brown spanakopita in black air fryer tray on counter
See how the spanakopitas increased in size?

Air fry the frozen spanakopitas at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-11 minutes total until fully cooked (the phyllo dough will have noticeably increased in size) and is golden brown.

Gently flip the spanakopitas halfway through the total cooking time.

The exact cooking time can vary and depends on the size and brand of frozen spanakopita as well as your air fryer.

crispy spanakopita on white plate on wooden board
They are so delicious.

When done, remove the cooked spanakopitas from the air fryer and let them sit for two minutes. Then enjoy – but careful, the inside is hot!

Storage Tips

Air fried frozen spanakopitas are best enjoyed fresh out of the air fryer.

As they cool, the filling can make the crispy outer dough softer. Therefore, they don’t keep too well for a longer period of time.

You can definitely keep any leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge – but don’t expect the outside to be as crispy anymore.

You can reheat them in the air fryer to get some of the crispiness back, but keep an eye on them because you don’t want to burn them.

Related Recipes

For more great frozen appetizers that are covered in some sort of dough or pastry, check out these tasty creations!

crispy spanakopita on white plate on wooden board

Air Fryer Frozen Spanakopita

Yield: 6
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Additional Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Air Fryer Frozen Spanakopita is hot, flakey, and all things spinach! Cooked right from frozen and ready in minutes, these crispy savory pastry pieces make a nice appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 4-8 frozen spanakopitas

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Once preheated, add the frozen spanakopitas into the air fryer basket in one even layer. Make sure that the pieces don't touch - this will help with even crisping.
  3. Air fry the frozen spanakopitas at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-11 minutes total until fully cooked (the phyllo dough will have noticeably increased in size) and is golden brown. Gently flip the spanakopitas halfway through the total cooking time. The exact cooking time can vary and depends on the size and brand of frozen spanakopita as well as your air fryer.
  4. When done, remove the cooked spanakopitas from the air fryer and let them sit for two minutes. Then enjoy - but careful, the inside is hot!

Notes

  • There's no need to add extra oil since the phyllo dough in frozen spanakopitas typically contains oil.
  • You don't need to thaw frozen spanakopitas first before cooking - just cook them from frozen!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 205mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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