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Air frying frozen foods must be my favorite way to use my air fryer machine. These air fryer tater tots come out crispy on the outside and are so much better than the normal oven.
This specific recipe uses frozen tater tots and includes no oil.
That means you just stick the tater tots in the air fryer, follow the directions for how long to cook the tater tots and at what temperature and they’re ready to eat!
I love making frozen tater tots as a quick side dish to many weeknight dinners. This recipe is done within 9 minutes, so I can just throw them in the air fryer after our main dish is cooking.
I even make these in the summer when food is cooking on the grill. An air fryer doesn’t heat up the house like an oven does, meaning no extra AC running!
How to Make Air Fryer Tater Tots
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees for about 5 minutes. Preheating is essential when air frying as it allows the food to cook evenly, just like when you preheat an oven.
I like to preheat my air fryer when I am working on other parts of my meal so it’s ready to go when I want.
Place frozen tater tots into air fryer filling the basket up to half full. The more tater tots you stack, the longer they will take to cook.
If you need to cook more tater tots than your air fryer allows, you will need to cook in batches.
I personally cooked this recipe in my Cosori 5.8qt Air Fryer. It has a square basket, which allows more room to cook a variety of foods.
It also cooks plenty of food for a family of 4. Sometimes we even cook enough in there for 2 nights worth of food without any issues!
Feel free to read more about the Cosori Air Fryer in my review here.
Cook tater tots for 7-9 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
Remove the air fryer tater tots from the machine and enjoy immediately (maybe wait a minute or two so the insides don’t burn your mouth!).
How Long Do You Cook Frozen Tater Tots in an Air Fryer?
You can cook frozen tater tots in 7 minutes in a preheated air fryer at a temperature of 400 degrees. They come out perfectly crispy and ready to be served with whatever dipping sauce you prefer.
I’m team ketchup!
Can You Reheat Frozen Tater Tots in an Air Fryer?
I absolutely love reheating food in my air fryer and reheating these air fryer tater tots are definitely possible.
Preheat your air fryer at 350 degrees and cook the tater tots for about 3-5 minutes until they’re warm.
Remove them from the air fryer machine and enjoy!
Other Air Fryer Recipes You’ll Love:
- 16 ounces frozen tater tots
- Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
- Place frozen tater tots into air fryer filling the basket no more than halfway.
- Cook tater tots 7-9 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
- Remove tots from the air fryer and enjoy immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 525mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g
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.