How Long to Cook Frozen Tater Tots in Air Fryer


If you’re looking for a quick and easy snack, cooking frozen tater tots in an air fryer is the way to go. All you need is a basket for your air fryer and about 12 minutes of your time. Here’s how:

Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees. This is the best temperature for cooking frozen tater tots, and it’s also a good idea to check with a thermometer before you start cooking anything in an air fryer. If you don’t have one, use your senses: if the oil looks hot enough (like it would if you were frying chicken), then go ahead and add the tater tots!

Coat the frozen tater tots in oil, salt and pepper.

Coat the frozen tater tots in oil, salt and pepper.

  • Use a cooking spray. The coating of oil helps the tater tots crisp up better.
  • Don’t use too much oil! If you have too much coating on your frozen potato bites, they may not cook properly or evenly in the air fryer because there isn’t enough space between each one for heat circulation. Also, too much fat content could cause flare-ups which would make it impossible for you to see if your food is done or not (and potentially ruin your machine). You can add more seasoning later if needed (see below).
  • Add salt and pepper to taste–while still frozen! Sprinkle them on top before putting them into their container so that when they come out of their icy slumber at 350 degrees Fahrenheit/176 Celsiuselsius (or whatever temp yours cooks at), they’ll be seasoned just right without needing any extra work from yourself later down the line when things start getting hot and messy in there…

Once heated, place the tater tots in the air fryer.


After the air fryer is preheated to 400 degrees, place the frozen tater tots in the air fryer basket. Spray or oil your tater tots so they don’t stick together. Cook for 12 minutes until golden brown and crispy!

Cook for 12 minutes until golden brown.

The cooking time for frozen tater tots in an air fryer depends on their size. A dozen tater tots will take 12 minutes to cook, so use a timer and check them after that amount of time has passed. If they aren’t golden brown yet, continue cooking until they are!

You can cook a dozen frozen tater tots in an air fryer in just 12 minutes!

Air fryers are a great way to cook frozen tater tots. They can be used for a variety of foods, including french fries and chicken nuggets. The cooking time will vary depending on the size of your air fryer as well as how many tater tots you are cooking at once. In general, it takes about 12 minutes for a dozen frozen tater tots in an average-sized air fryer; however, if you have an extra large or small model then this may vary slightly (and vice versa).

You may need to make some adjustments based on how many potatoes are being cooked at once or whether they’re frozen or fresh out of the oven! If there isn’t enough room inside the basket then try par-boiling them first before putting them into an empty basket so that they’ll all fit nicely together without overlapping one another too much while also ensuring even heat distribution throughout each piece evenly.”


So, if you want to cook a dozen frozen tater tots in less than 15 minutes, then I recommend using an air fryer. It’s a great way to make sure that your food is cooked evenly and quickly without having to use too much oil or grease.

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