Everyone loves breadsticks and these air fryer frozen breadsticks are a great way to enjoy this beloved snack or appetizer. Air frying the breadsticks from frozen, straight from the freezer is amazing and easy!

Breadstick in air fryer basket

Air Fryer Frozen Breadsticks

We stopped using our regular conventional oven to heat up breadsticks because it takes so long to reheat the large oven. When air frying the frozen breadsticks, you don’t need to pre-heat the air fryer. The bread sticks are fantastic and perfectly re-heated all the way through. If you want crisper results, just cook them for a few minutes longer or until it’s to your preferred texture.

Video: Frozen Breadsticks in Air Fryer

How to Air Fry Breadsticks Frozen

Frozen breadstick selection is plentiful. There’s so many different sizes, types and brands of frozen breadsticks. Some are wide, narrow, thick, thin and even topped with cheese or have cheese in the middle. These variations in different thicknesses and sizes all cook a little differently. Various models of air fryers will cook differently as well.  Here’s some easy air fryer re-heating tips to remember:

  • You should flip the breadsticks so they cook evenly on both sides if it’s just covered with butter and garlic.
  • If the frozen breadsticks have cheese on top, then air fry the bread sticks with the cheese side facing up. Don’t flip the bread or else the cheese side will stick to the air fryer basket or rack.
  • Start with the lowest air fry time we suggest and check to see if the breadstick is to your preferred texture.
  • If not, then increase time when needed and if you want your bread crispy, definitely add a little more time.
  • Read our recipe details in the recipe box below.
  • Want to air fry texas toast? Here’s the discussion and time, temp.
regular and cheese filled breadsticks
Air Fryer Frozen Breadsticks Recipe and Air Fried Cheese Bread Sticks | AirFryerWorld.com

Air Fryer Frozen Breadsticks

Different brands of frozen breadsticks vary in thickness & bread type so you’ll have to adjust timing. Only cook a single layer's worth at time for even cooking. Cook in multiple batches if needed. Do not thaw before air frying.
All air fryers are different and some cook much hotter than others. Once you cook your first batch, you’ll know more of what works for your model of air fryer and size of food. These were tested on basket style air fryers. Read more recipe notes below the recipe. Nutrition will vary depending on individual brands.
5 from 2 votes


  • 4 Frozen Breadsticks



  • Place the frozen breadsticks in the air fryer basket and spread in an even layer (make sure they aren't overlapping). No oil spray is needed.
  • Air Fry at 340°F/170°C for 5 minutes. Flip the breadsticks over.
    Continue to Air Fry at 340°F/170°C for another 1-5 minutes or until cooked to your desired golden crispness.  If you’re cooking only 1-2 breadsticks it might take about 5-6 minutes total time, depending on how crisp you like them. Test a piece first and you’ll know more of what your preferred timing is like. 


Air Frying Tips and Notes:
  1. No Oil Necessary. Cook Frozen – Do not thaw first.
  2. Cook in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  3. Recipe timing is based on a non-preheated air fryer. If cooking in multiple batches back to back, the following batches may cook a little quicker. 
  4. Recipes were tested in 3.7 to 6 qt. air fryers. If using a larger air fryer, they might cook quicker so adjust cooking time.

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).


Nutrition Information

Calories: 170kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 300mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g

If you make our recipes please share in the comments below! thank you so much!