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Air Fryer Tater Tots

how to make air fryer tater tots

The tater tots cooked in the air fryer came out absolutely delicious.  In fact, they tasted better than if they were cooked in the oven.  The Air Fryer I used was the Power AirFryer XL 5.3 Quart.  It has plenty of room and power.

The frozen tater tots were done in 10 minutes and were crispy on the outside and soft and tender on the inside.  They were actually done in about 9 minutes, but I like my tots extra crispy.

Air Fryer Tator Tots

Frozen tater tots cooked in the air fryer until golden brown and crispy
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Snack
Servings 2


  • Air Fryer


  • 2-3 cups frozen tater tots
  • cooking spray optional


  • Preheat the air fryer on 400 for 2 minutes
  • Place a single layer of tater tots in the basket and set the timer for 10 minutes.
  • Shake the tots after 5 minutes and continue to cook. Check again after 3 minutes.


You can eat these tater tots as a snack, or as a meal with cheese and chili.  I love to top the tots with queso, chili sauce, and onion.
Keyword air fryer, easy side dish, potatoes, quick recipe

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