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air fryer tater tots on white plate with dish of ketchup

Air Fryer Tater Tots

Air fryer frozen tater tots are the crispiest crunchiest tater tots around! Quick, easy and so much less mess than with oven baked tater tots!
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 227kcal
Author Aubrey
Cost $2


  • Air fryer


  • 1 cup Tater tots
  • Cooking spray Optional
  • Salt or seasonings of choice Optional


  • Preheat air fryer to 400°
  • Optional: Lightly spray tater tots with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt or other seasonings of choice. Cooking spray and salt/seasonings are optional. However, cooking spray helps the tater tots from sticking to each other if you are cooking a larger batch.
  • Arrange tater tots in fryer basket leaving room so they do not touch each other.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Depending on your air fryer, the size of your fryer basket and amount of tater tots in the basket, you can shake the basket and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until you reach your desired level of crispness as needed.


Pre-Heating Air Fryer: I recommend pre-heating air fryer. However, if you choose not to pre-heat, add about 3-4 minutes to your cook time. Check for crispiness at the end of your cook time and add additional cook time as needed until your tater tots reach desired level of crispiness.
Tater Rounds: Cook time approximately 8-9 minutes.
Tater Tot Seasoning Ideas: 
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Cayenne


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 548mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg