If you want golden brown and perfectly cooked tater tots in just a few minutes, then the air fryer is your secret weapon! Haven’t tried cooking tater tots in the air fryer yet? Well, get ready to experience the magic.
When you air fry tater tots, they come out with a crispy outer layer while the inside remains fluffy and delicious. It’s the best way to enjoy these tasty potato puffs!
Sure, you could make homemade tater tots, but let’s be honest, frozen tater tots in the air fryer are super easy and convenient. I always have a bag in my freezer for those quick and satisfying snacks.
Whether you’re using Ore Ida tater tots or any other brand, this recipe is a keeper, especially if you have kids. They’ll be asking for it again and again!
How to Make Tater Tots in the Air Fryer
For a printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements, check the link at the bottom of this post.
STEP ONE: Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.
STEP TWO: Place the frozen tater tots in the air fryer and cook for 7 to 9 minutes. Remember to shake the basket or turn the tots halfway through cooking.
STEP THREE: Remove the tater tots from the air fryer and let them cool for a minute or two. Nobody wants a burnt tongue!
How Long to Cook Tater Tots in an Air Fryer?
Frozen tater tots will cook to perfection in just 7 to 9 minutes in the air fryer. They’ll come out delightfully crispy and ready to be enjoyed with your favorite dipping sauce.
Dipping Sauce Ideas for Air Fryer Tater Tots
- Barbecue Sauce
- Nacho Cheese
- Honey Buffalo Sauce
- Thousand Island Dressing
- Buffalo Sauce
- Honey Sriracha Sauce
- Avocado Crema
Tips to Make the Crispiest Tater Tots in the Air Fryer
- Air fry your tater tots in a single layer to ensure even cooking.
- Use your preferred brand of tater tots, whether it’s Ore Ida, Alexia, or Great Value.
- Give your tots some extra flavor by seasoning them with your favorite tater tot seasoning.
- Mini tater tots will take less time to cook, so keep an eye on them around the 5-minute mark.
- Want extra crispiness? Cook the tots for an additional 1 to 2 minutes until they turn a satisfying dark golden brown.
What to Serve with Air Fryer Tater Tots
- Grilled Cheese
- Hot Dogs
- Fish Sticks
- Chicken Tenders
- Chicken Wings
- Sirloin Steak
Can You Reheat Tater Tots in an Air Fryer?
Absolutely! Reheating tater tots in the air fryer is a breeze.
- Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees and cook the tater tots for about 3-5 minutes until they’re warm and crispy.
- Remove and enjoy!
More Tasty Tater Tot Recipes
- Air Fryer Loaded Tater Tots
- Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole
- Green Bean Tater Tot Casserole
More Easy Air Fryer Recipes
- Air Fryer Frozen Onion Rings
- Hash Browns in the Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Frozen Potstickers
- Mini Corn Dogs in the Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Frozen Crinkle Fries
- Air Fryer Hash Brown Patties
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