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Air Fryer Hash Brown Patties

I absolutely love making frozen foods in my air fryer. They cut down the cooking time making meals quicker and easier. These frozen hash brown patties in the air fryer do just that.

The recipe is insanely simple and is a personal staple in our breakfast routine. We are constantly making these for breakfast when we have people over, or even just our family of 4.

Looking to make shredded hash browns in the air fryer? Use this recipe instead.

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Closeup of a bite of crispy air fryer hash brown patties on a fork with ketchup to the side

It can be used with Ore Ida frozen hash brown patties or even just generic store brand versions.

Air Fryer I recommend: Large, easy to clean, square basket, burner on top and bottom. Click to see it.
Title and Shown: Air Fryer Hash Brown Patties (on a white plate)

How to Make Frozen Hash Brown Patties in the Air Fryer

Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.

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Place the frozen hash brown patties in one layer in the air fryer with a cook time of 8-10 minutes flipping halfway through with a plastic spatula.

Hash Brown Patties inside Air Fryer

If you like a crispier hash brown patty, feel free to let them cook a few minutes extra. An extra 3 to 5 minutes should help.

Since most frozen hash brown patties already contain oil from their original cooking, you can make this recipe with absolutely no oil needed.

If you do happen to notice the patties getting too dry for your liking, you can spritz them with a little oil using an EVO Oil Sprayer to add some moisture back into them.

I have not had to do this while cooking these hash brown patties.

Remove the patties from the air fryer, wait 2 minutes to allow them to cool slightly, then enjoy!

It’s really that easy.

Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties on a white plate

Can I Stack the Hash Brown Patties in the Air Fryer?

While stacking most frozen foods in an air fryer is okay, I do not recommend stacking these hash brown patties.

The patties start to get a little fragile once cooked and can fall apart if stacked.

My rule of thumb is if the basket is shaken to rotate the food instead of flipping them with a spatula, the food can be stacked, like French fries, chicken wings, and roasted carrots.

Crispy Hash Brown Patties on a white plate with ketchup

What Kind of Utensils Should You Use to Flip Food in an Air Fryer?

Since the coating on an air fryer is nonstick, you should always use plastic utensils such as spatulas.

Using a metal spatula can cause the basket to scratch and possibly even start to peel in those scratched areas.

Once the coating peels off, the basket will no longer be non-stick, causing you to need more oil while cooking and making it harder to clean.

Hash Brown Patty piece dipped in ketchup

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Closeup of a bite of crispy air fryer hash brown patties on a fork with ketchup to the side

Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties

Samantha Erb
A simple way to make crispy hash brown patties without any oil.
4.58 from 87 votes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 64 kcal


  • 4 frozen hash brown patties


  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • Place hash brown patties in one layer inside your air fryer and cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Remove the hash browns from the air fryer and wait 2 minutes to allow them to cool slightly, then enjoy!



Serving: 1gCalories: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 4mgFiber: 1g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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21 thoughts on “Air Fryer Hash Brown Patties”

  1. Worked perfectly! Since I’m new to having an air fryer, I’m not sure about time and temperature for most things. I left them in a little longer than 10min for extra crunch and added a sprinkle of cheddar cheese the last two minutes

    • So glad to hear you liked them! We love doing breakfast for dinner a lot and always make the hash brown patties in the air fryer since they’re so easy. I love the idea of adding cheddar cheese on top!

    • I didn’t know that you should just use plastic on non-stick things so that they don’t scratch.

      Thank you for your advice.

    • You’re welcome! Yes, once the non stick scratches, it can start to peel. Plastic tongs and spatulas will help keep it much longer.

  2. Thanks Samantha! We love having breakfast for dinner also ( for some reason it tastes a lot better at dinner time) and I have a love affair with my air fryer, but I always have to Google times and temps so it led me to your blog. I appreciate the help and so does my hubby! Best wishes!

    • You’re welcome, Donna! And you’re not crazy, breakfast at dinner always tastes better to me too. We have a lot of air fryer recipes to help you make some new recipes too. Enjoy!

    • Hi Marcia, yes, if you like a crispier has brown patty 10-12 will work great! Thanks for the feedback!

    • Hi Merlyn, it sounds like your air fryer is in Celcius. These temperatures are listed in Fahrenheit, so just adjust them to the Celcius equivalent and you will be good to go!

  3. Did these last night, in my Vortex, and toasted English muffins @ the same time.
    The hash brown patties came out better and more healthy than my usual frying in oil.
    Served with shrimp/avocado omelettes.
    Thank you.. :O)

    • So glad to hear, Ross! The hash brown patties have become a staple for our breakfasts in our house. Even the kids love them!

  4. Perfect! We just had breakfast for dinner and used your instructions…they were perfect! We also added a little cheddar at the end as another reader mentioned…delicious! Thank you!

  5. I just did this and they came out perfect! I love the fact that I didn’t have to use oil and they came out very crispy. Only problem was I couldn’t fit four in the basket, just three, but that’s OK. Ate them with panela cheese. Delicious!

  6. We love Ex crispy hash browns. I found that if I set it on there time that there barely cooked. So I set the timer for another 10 mins. and they are Ex crispy. Still on the fence about the air fryer because it takes longer to cook food compared to doing on the stove/oven.

    • Hi Teresa, did you preheat your air fryer before placing the hash browns in there? It can take up to 5 to 6 minutes for the air fryer to get up to temperature, making food take longer to cook. If you are preheating your air fryer and things are still faster in the oven, it’s possible your air fryer is faulty or not of great quality. Things typically take 50% less time to cook than a normal oven.

  7. I got the Ninja Air Fryer XL. So far almost everything I have made in there has been a dismal failure. I put one hash brown and 1/2 slice of english muffin in a toast rack (cooks them sideways so both sides get cooked). In 2 minutes, the hash brown was done (I don’t like crispy) and the english muffin needed to be turned upside down for another minute to brown the bottom side. But JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING IS COOKING WAY TO FAST, even when I follow the time and temp guide. I’m a pretty good cook, so this is making me crazy. Another thing is those parchment rounds. I put the bacon on it to absorb the oil and the whole thing was wrinkled up and flying to the top even with the weight of the bacon. I am about to throw this air fryer in the trash and get an air fryer lid for my instant pot. And Ninja gives the most awful instructions. They tell you that the bake button is for baking, etc., etc. DUH But they give no examples of how long to cook items for any of the buttons. Even the cookbooks for the Ninja weren’t very helpful. And the “frozen foods” Ninja Air Fryer cookbook didn’t tell you have to cook “frozen meals or snacks.” Almost everything was from scratch which I don’t have time for anymore. Very disappointing!!!

    • Hi Nancy, so sorry you’re not enjoying your air fryer! It sounds like it might be how you prefer your food, so it doesn’t need to cook as long. I never recommend using the presets listed on the air fryer as they are so vague and everything cooks at different times. I do have a frozen air fryer recipes section on the site for some things you are looking to cook.

      As for the parchment rounds, you can only use those for foods that are large and heavy enough to weigh down the round. Parchment paper also isn’t absorbent. To catch grease, you can stick a piece of bread under the basket inside the drawer. I also recommend looking into silicone liners as those don’t move when the food isn’t heavy enough. We have been loving ours!

    • Nancy Frias,

      My sympathy! This style of cooking is not for you. Maybe try a convection, toaster oven. I used one that was very inexpensive and not as fast as a true convection oven. Also, not as fast as an air fryer. Quite reliable.


      Thank you for sharing your wisdom, experience with all of us! I’ll be cooking the hash brown patties tomorrow. Can’t wait!


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