Can You Put Noodles In An Air Fryer? (read this first)

At first glance cooking noodles in an air fryer shouldn’t work. This is because noodles are made from dried wheat dough that needs to be boiled in water before they become soft enough to eat.

Air frying dried noodles won’t work at all which is why this recipe is so ingenious. If you’re a fan of Asian cuisine then you’re going to love these air fried noodles.

Can You Cook Noodles In An Air Fryer?

You can cook noodles in an air fryer using absolutely no oil at all.


  • 283g (10 ounces) Noodles
  • 1 litre (1 ¾ pints) Water
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt


  1. Place a pan of water onto the hob and add a teaspoon of salt
  2. Bring to the boil then add noodles
  3. Cook until just soft and remove the pan from the flame
  4. Drain the noodles
  5. Place the noodles on a plate and allow to dry (takes around 30 to 40 minutes)
  6. Preheat the air fryer to 200 C (400 F)
  7. Place the noodles in a single layer in the basket
  8. Air fry at 200 C (400 F) for 5 minutes
  9. Turn the noodles over
  10. Cook for another 4 minute or until golden brown and crispy
  11. Serve

Cooking Tips

  • Before air frying the noodles, ensure they have dried completely, otherwise they will become a soggy mess
  • Although noodles are often coated in corn flour before frying in oil, air frying noodles eliminates the need for corn flour
  • Once cooked, the crispy air fried noodles can be added to other recipes

Why You’re Going To Love These Air Fried Noodles

  • Super Healthy
    One of the main problems with eating Asian cuisine is the amount of oil that’s needed to produce these tasty foods. This recipe uses no oil at all, making this a far healthier way to cook crispy fried noodles.
  • Easy to Clean
    As the noodles are cooked in the air fryer basket using no oil at all, the basket remains relatively clean. Which makes cleaning up afterwards a doddle.
  • Quick & Easy
    After the initial boiling of the noodles, air frying takes around 9 minutes in total.

Can You Cook Noodles In An Air Fryer Without Boiling First?

There is a way to cook noodles in an air fryer without boiling them in water first all you need to do is;


  • 1 packet of Noodles
  • 1 tablespoon of Vegetable Oil


  1. Remove the noodles from the packet
  2. Spray each side with vegetable oil
  3. Place the noodles in the air fryer basket
  4. Air fry for 4 minutes at 190 C (375 F)
  5. Turn the noodles and cook for a further 4 minutes
  6. Remove from the air fryer basket and place noodles in a resealable sandwich bag
  7. Crush the noodles in the bag
  8. Serve

Cooking noodles in this way eliminates the need for boiling the noodles on the hob first. This speeds up the cooking process and cuts down on washing up as well.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it okay to cook noodles in an air fryer?

It is OK to cook noodles in an air fryer, and there are 2 ways to do it. You can either; boil the noodles on the hob in salted water first before allowing them to dry and then air fry for around 8 to 9 minutes turning at the halfway point or, spray the dried noodles with oil and air fry for 4 minutes, turn and air fry for a further 4 minutes.

Can you air fry ramen noodles?

You can air fry ramen noodles. All you need to do is spray the noodles with vegetable oil and air fry for 5 minutes, then flip the noodles and air fry for another 4 minutes.

Can you boil water in the air fryer?

No, you can’t boil water in an air fryer. The powerful fan would force the water onto the heating element and other electrical components which would seriously damage the appliance.

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