Frozen Tater Tots turn out just as good as deep-fried when cooked in the air fryer (with less mess and calories).
Everyone loves a plate full of golden, crispy tater tots, and if you don’t have time to make homemade tater tots, cook up a batch of frozen tots! They’re perfect for game night, movie night, or serve alongside sloppy joes!
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How to Air Fry Frozen Tater Tots
Tater tots in the air fryer are easy peasy, especially from frozen!
- Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
- Place the tots in a single layer in the basket & cook (per recipe below).
- Shake the basket halfway through the cooking time so they get crisped evenly all around.
- cook frozen tater tots in the air fryer 14-16 min
- reheat cooked tater tots for 3-4 minutes
- cook homemade tater tots for 7-9 minutes
Variations & Dips
DIP Dips & dressings? Yes, please!
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Air Fryer Frozen Tater Tots
- 32 ounces frozen tater tots (1 bag)
- salt or seasoned salt to taste
- Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
- Place tater tots in a single layer in the air fryer basket cooking them for 8 minutes.
- Shake the basket gently making sure not to break them, and cook an additional 6-8 minutes or until tater tots reach desired crispness. Season with salt to taste.
- Serve immediately.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)