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Air Fryer Tater Tots Recipe

See how you can make this school lunch favorite at home with our healthy air fryer tater tots recipe using a handful of simple ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Inactive Time5 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer tater tots, air fryer tater tots recipe, tater tots in air fryer
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 20 oz potatoes peeled
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 0.5 oz cheddar shredded
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tsp olive oil divided
  • 2 tbsp parsley freshly chopped
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Heinz ketchup


  • Pre-cook the potatoes: Put 20 oz peeled potatoes into a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 7 minutes. Leave to cool on the counter for at least 5 minutes (keep the wrap on to prevent the potatoes from drying out.)
    step 1: Pre-cook the potatoes.
  • Grate the potatoes: Once they are cool enough to handle, cut them into shreds using the largest holes of a box grater. Transfer to a large bowl.
    Step 2: Grate the potatoes.
  • Season the potatoes: Add 1 tbsp all-purpose flour, 1/4 tsp dried oregano, 1/4 tsp dried basil, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 0.5 oz shredded cheddar cheese, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1 tbsp heavy cream, 1 tsp olive oil, and 2 tbsp chopped parsley. Mix well to combine.
    Step 3: Season the potatoes.
  • Shape the tots: Scoop out a tablespoon of the potato mixture into the palm of your hand. Gently press and form it into an oblong, cylindrical shape. Repeat with the remaining potato. Our mix made 36 tater tots, each weighing about 0.5 oz.
    Step 4: Shape the tots.
  • Cook the tater tots: Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 390°F. Put the tater tots into the fryer. Spray or brush the remaining 1 tsp olive oil over the tots. Shut the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes. Flip and cook for another 5 minutes.
    Step 5: Cook the tater tots.
  • Serve: Remove tater tots from the air fryer and serve warm with ketchup.
    Step 6: Serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 608mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 183IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg