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As the years go by air frying, I’ve started to find a few guilty pleasure recipes I make. This Air Fryer Loaded Tater Tots (also known as Air Fryer Totchos) recipe is my current one.
I’m a mom of two under 4 years old and finding time to make lunch on weekdays with both home can sometimes be impossible.
Our 9-month-old doesn’t eat too many “people” food yet, so I have to prepare at least 2 different meals every day.
I’ve started throwing this air fryer recipe together while I make lunch for both kids. It’s also perfect as a game-day snack or just a fun side dish to spice up your dinner flavors.
This recipe was made in my Cosori Air Fryer. I find the square basket helps me cook more without needing to stack food as much, creating crispier and tastier results.
Making Air Fryer Tater Tots
First, you’ll need to make air fryer tater tots in your air fryer. If you’ve never made air fried potato tots before, they are amazing. The air fryer creates a nice crispy outside that you just don’t get in the oven.
They’re made with frozen tater puffs!
Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.
Place your frozen tater tots in the air fryer. They can be touching and even slightly stacked if needed. Cook them for 7-9 minutes, shaking halfway through.
Remove the tater tots from the air fryer.
How to Make Tater Tots Into Air Fryer Totchos
It’s insanely easy to assemble and cook air fryer loaded tater tots.
Place the cooked tater tots in an air fryer safe pan. I used the pizza pan included in the Cosori Accessory Kit, but any oven-safe pan that fits into your air fryer will work.
Add the shredded cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and chopped green onions.
Turn air fryer temperature to 350 degrees and cook for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melted.
Remove the pan carefully from the air fryer and drizzle with sour cream if desired. It’s worth it.
And now you have Air Fryer Totchos! They’re like nachos and a loaded baked potato all in one.
Other Delicious Air Fryer Recipes You’ll Love:
- 16 ounces tater tots
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 to 1/2 teaspoons bacon bits
- 2 green onions, chopped
- sour cream drizzled on top (optional)
- Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
- Cook tater tots for 7-9 minutes, shaking once halfway through.
- Place cooked tater tots in an air fryer pan.
- Add shredded cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and green onions.
- Turn air fryer to 350 degrees and cook for 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted.
- Drizzle sour cream on top if desired.
- Enjoy immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 379 Total Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 21mg Sodium: 833mg Carbohydrates: 43g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 8g