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How to Cook a Hot Pocket in an Air Fryer

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Air Fryer Hot Pocket Hack: How to Cook Your Favorite Snack in a Snap

Let's be real - Hot Pockets are a guilty pleasure for many of us. They're quick, easy, and oh so satisfying. But have you ever considered cooking them in an air fryer? It might sound crazy, but trust us - it's a game changer. Not only does it cut down on cook time, but it also gives your Hot Pocket a crispy exterior that's impossible to achieve in a microwave. So if you're ready to take your Hot Pocket game to the next level, buckle up and keep reading.

How to Cook a Hot Pocket in an Air Fryer:

The question that's on everyone's mind: how the heck do you cook a Hot Pocket in an air fryer? Well, we've got the answer. First things first, preheat your air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. While it's heating up, remove your Hot Pocket from the packaging and place it on a plate.


  • 1 Hot Pocket

That's right, folks. All you need is one lone Hot Pocket to make magic happen.


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Remove your Hot Pocket from the packaging and place it on a plate.

  3. Place the Hot Pocket in the air fryer basket and cook for 11-13 minutes.

  4. Once it's done cooking, carefully remove it from the air fryer and let it cool for a minute or two.

Enjoy your perfectly crispy Hot Pocket!

Pro Tips and Variations:

  • If your air fryer has a preheat setting, use that instead of setting the temperature manually.

  • Some air fryers require you to flip your Hot Pocket halfway through cooking - check your manual to be sure.

  • Want to spice up your Hot Pocket game? Add some shredded cheese or sliced jalapeños before cooking for an extra kick.

Who knew cooking a Hot Pocket could be so much fun? With just a handful of ingredients and a trusty air fryer, you can have a delicious snack in no time. So next time you're craving a Hot Pocket, skip the microwave and give the air fryer a try. Your taste buds (and your stomach) will thank you.

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