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Air Fryer Tater Tots

Classic, crispy tater tots come out perfect in the Air Fryer every time! With just one simple ingredient and 20 minutes, you'll be ready to dig right into this nostalgic side dish.
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer tater tots, air fryer tots, easy tater tots, frozen tater tots, tater tots, tater tots recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Cindy Gordon


  • Air fryer


  • 2 cups frozen tater tots


  • Measure out 2 cups of tater tots.
  • Place the tater tots into the basket of your air fryer in a single layer.
  • Air fry the tater tots at 400 degrees F for 18-20 minutes.
  • Shake out the air fryer basket 2-3 times while cooking to ensure that they cook evenly.
  • Serve your air fryer tater tots and enjoy!



  • This recipe is for white potato tater tots. Sweet potato tater tots will not get crispy enough using these directions.
  • This recipe creates crispy, well-done tater tots. Keep in mind that cook times will vary based on the model of your air fryer. Increase or decrease time for more well done or less well done tater tots.
  • Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the "Air Fry" function.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 274mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.