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overhead of tater tots on white square plate with side of ketchup

Air Fryer Tater Tots

These air fryer tater tots are perfectly crispy and ready in about half the time it takes to make them in the oven! Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce for a quick and easy side dish any day of the week!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword air fryer, gluten free, potatoes, vegan, vegetarian
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 200kcal




  • If your air fryer has a separate elevated crisping tray or plate, be sure to insert it. Lightly grease the crisper plate or bottom of the air fryer basket with the avocado or olive oil spray.
  • Add the tater tots to the air fryer. Shake to distribute evenly.
  • Air fry at 400° for 5 minutes and then shake the basket to toss the tots.
  • Continue to air fry for 3-5 more minutes until the potato puffs are browned to your liking. If you’d like them even crispier, continue to air fry for 2-5 more minutes until desired crispiness is reached.
  • Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper before serving, if desired.



*I recommend an organic brand such as Cascadian Farms, Alexia or 365. Check labels to ensure ingredients are vegan and gluten-free if needed.
Keep the tots frozen until ready to use. Do not thaw.
Be sure to use a non-aerosol, propellant-free oil spray to avoid damaging your air fryer's non-stick finish. You can also use a spritzer bottle and fill it with your own oil.
To reheat the tater tots, air fry at 350° F for a few minutes until warmed throughout. Be sure to check on them so that they don’t burn.
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Accuracy is not guaranteed. Information shown should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. Oil to grease the air fryer was not included in the nutrition calculation.


Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 3g