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Air Fryer Tater Tots

Air Fryer Tater Tots

Ready in 12 minutes and taste even better than the deep fried ones!

  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


Frozen tater tots

Kosher salt, or other dry seasoning


  1. Place a single layer of frozen tater tots into the basket of your air fryer. The amount you use doesn’t matter, as long as you don’t stack any tots on top of one another. The single layer allows for the best circulation of the hot air inside the air fryer.
  2. Cook at 400 degrees for 6 minutes.
  3. Take out the basket and sprinkle a generous amount of salt or seasoning. Shake well so the tots will flip over.
  4. Cook at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes, or until the tots reach your desired level of crispiness.


This recipe was written using a 1500-watt air fryer. A 1300-watt machine will take more time, while a 1700-watt machine will take less.

Cheese variation: top the finished tater tots with your favorite shredded cheese as soon as they come out of the air fryer.

Bacon variation: add chopped, thin sliced bacon in with the tots as they cook.

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4th
  • Calories: 160 kcal
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 320 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: air fryer tater tots