Air Fryer Frozen Tater Tots

Air Fryer Frozen Tater Tots

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These air fryer tater tots are amazing! So crunchy and delicious and super easy to cook in the air fryer straight from frozen!

Air Fryer Frozen Tater Tots

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE tater tots! So many of us grew up eating these delicious golden bites of potato and I’ll admit, I’ll sneak a tot (or 10) when I make a batch for my kids. But, I have to say…cooking these frozen tater tots in the air fryer is so much easier and healthier than you think. You still get that deep-fried texture but without all the oils and grease!

Trust me- you’ll never cook frozen tater tots any other way.

eating air fried tater tots

Air Fryer Frozen Tater Tots

These air fryer frozen tater tots are simply amazing! All you need is one ingredient: tater tots! And, they are ready to eat in just under 15 minutes.

What more can you ask for?

crispy tater tots

Seasoning Combos For Tater Tots

The best part about tater tots is that they are a blank canvas. You can use all sorts of different seasonings (or leave them as is as many packed tater tots come pre-seasoned) and they taste delicious.

Here are some of my favorite seasonings to sprinkle over the top:

You have plenty of options!

eating tater tots with a fork

If you don’t yet own an air fryer, click here for the model I recommend. I use my air fryer several times per week and can’t imagine not having it!

air fryer tater tots served on a white plate

How To Cook Frozen Tater Tots In The Air Fryer

Before you start cooking anything, make sure to spray the inside of the air fryer basket with your preferred cooking spray. This helps to make sure the tater tots won’t stick to the bottom of the basket.

Empty out the bag of frozen tater tots (or whatever amount you are wanted to make) into the air fryer basket.

cooking golden tater tots from Ore-Ida in air fryer

Cook the frozen tater tots in the air fryer at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through the cooking time.

Once you are satisfied with the crispiness of the tater tots, remove them from the air fryer basket and serve them immediately.

air fryer frozen tater tots

Cooking Tip

  • If you want your tater tots to be extra crunchy, make sure to not overcrowd the air fryer basket so they can fully cook and get that golden brown color we all love.

Crispy golden brown tater tots

What To Serve With Tater Tots

Growing up, my favorite thing to eat with tater tots was a nice juicy hamburger cooked in the air fryer or a juicy hotdog in a bun. My kids love to eat them like this too but they also enjoy them with:

eating tater tots with a fork

More Air Fryer Recipes

If you loved this air fried tater tots recipe, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!

These are a few of the recipes I make frequently:

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Air Fryer Frozen Tater Tots

These air fried tater tots are amazing! Cooking frozen tater tots in the air fryer is so easy! Frozen tater tots in the air fryer turn out so crispy!
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer tater tots, frozen tater tots, tater tots
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 201kcal

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Ingredients

  • 32 oz frozen tater tots

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Instructions

  • Spray the inside of the air fryer basket with a cooking spray.
  • Put frozen tater tots in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook frozen tater tots in the air fryer at 400F for 15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through the cooking time.
  • Remove cooked tater tots from the air fryer and serve immediately.
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Nutrition

Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 485mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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1 reply
  1. david arthur lamb
    david arthur lamb says:

    hi melanie, they look very good ,but not sure,if i can get something like that in an english s/market, i will have to have a look. ol.k. keep up the good work , dave lamb.

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