Air Fryer Tater Tot Casserole

This Air Fryer Tater Tot Casserole is full of flavorful layers! It makes for a great meal any day of the week and is incredibly family friendly. Once you whip-up this delicious air fryer recipe, it will quickly become a household favorite.

A heaping serving of air fryer tater tot casserole on a fork with the rest of the casserole in the background

When it comes to weeknight dinners, I am always one for casseroles. They’re simple to put together and offer the tastiest meals. The idea of layering delicious ingredients and letting the flavors bake slowly together is already making my mouth water!

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A serving of air fryer tater tot casserole on a white plate with a fork and a blue napkin on the side

Coming up with a recipe for an air fryer casserole has been on my agenda for quite some time. Tater tots hold a special place in my heart because they remind me of my childhood. I am so thrilled to share with you this incredible Air Fryer Tater Tot Casserole. From the crunch of the tater tots to the delectable flavor of the meat mixture… this air fryer dinner recipe has so much to offer!

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What Is A Casserole?

A traditional casserole is any meal (which usually consists of layers of ingredients) that’s prepared in a deep casserole dish and slowly baked in the oven. Of course, you can also make certain casseroles in the air fryer, just like this Air Fryer Tater Tot Casserole.

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Ariel view of air fryer tater tot casserole served on a white plate with ingredients in the background, and a fork and a blue napkin on the side

What Is An Air Fryer Tater Tot Casserole?

My Air Fryer Tater Tot Casserole consists of layers of tater tots, ground beef and a generous amount of cheese on top. Since it’s made in the air fryer, the tater tots retain their tasty crunch, which is what makes this recipe so deliciously unique.

How Long Does This Air Fryer Tater Tot Casserole Cook For?

This casserole cooks in the air fryer for a total of 13 minutes.

Ariel view of air fryer tater tot casserole served on a white plate with ingredients in the background, and a fork and a blue napkin on the side

How Do I Store My Tater Tot Casserole?

You can store any leftovers in an airtight container and leave it in the fridge for 3-5 days. If you decide to freeze it, cover it with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil. It can be kept in the freezer for up to three months.

A heaping serving of air fryer tater tot casserole on a fork with the rest of the casserole in the background

Air Fryer Tater Tot Casserole

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

This Air Fryer Tater Tot Casserole is full of flavorful layers! It makes for a great meal any day of the week and is incredibly family friendly. Once you whip-up this delicious air fryer recipe, it will quickly become a household favorite.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (20-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 76 tater tots, frozen
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400ºF. Ingredients to make an air fryer tater tot casserole, laid out on a grey background
  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat, until just browned. Browning ground beef in a non-stick skillet
  • Season beef with paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix in cream of mushroom soup and remove from heat. Ground beef and cream of mushroom being browned in a non-stick skillet
  • Arrange tater tots in a single layer inside a (9-inch) cake pan. Place cake pan inside air fryer. Tater tots layered perfectly in an air fryer basket
  • Air fry tater tots 7 minutes.
  • Top tater tots with meat mixture and cook an additional 3 minutes. Adding meat sauce to a layer of baked tater tots for a tater tot casserole
  • Sprinkle cheese over tater tot casserole and cook an additional 3 minutes, until cheese is melted. Meat sauce and cheese ready to be baked in an air fryer for a tater tot casserole Meat sauce and cheese baked in an air fryer for a tater tot casserole
  • Remove pan from air fryer and let cool 5 minutes. Sprinkle casserole with parsley. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 952Total Fat 59gSaturated Fat 23gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 30gCholesterol 163mgSodium 2035mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 52g

Nutrition information is an estimate.

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