Air Fryer Hash Browns

Last Updated on November 10, 2021 by Chenée Lewis

Air fryer hash browns are so easy! If you’d like to know how to make hash browns in the air fryer, you’re in the right place. It’s so simple and they come out crispy and delicious!

If you like these hash browns, you’ll love my Fried Potatoes and Onions, my Leek and Asparagus Quiche with Bacon and Gruyère, and my Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls!

overhead view of air fryer hash browns
Air Fryer Hash Browns Recipe

*This post contains affiliate links — as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Please see my disclosure for details*.

Can you make hash browns in an air fryer?

So if you’ve got an air fryer, chances are that every other day you look at a food item in your kitchen and wonder, “can I throw this in my air fryer?” And I’m here to tell you that usually the answer is yes! And that’s definitely the case with these hash browns. Your air fryer is the perfect tool to make crispy, perfect hash brown potatoes without too much fuss!

Plus, using your air fryer allows you to save stove and oven space for other dishes, and it’s so easy! I love making air fryer side dishes because it takes the effort and guesswork out of it! So this recipe is perfect to make your next brunch way easier!

ingredients for hash browns in air fryer
Three Ingredient Recipe


  • frozen hash browns – You can use all or part of a bag of frozen shredded hash browns. If you like, you can also make air fryer hash browns with diced frozen potatoes, also known as southern style hash browns. I’ll include that method below in the recipe card.
  • extra-virgin olive oil – you can toss your frozen potatoes in olive oil, or use an olive oil spray. I like the flavor that olive oil adds, but you can also use a more neutral vegetable oil like canola oil.
  • salt & pepper – add seasoning to taste. You can also use a seasoning blend like seasoned salt.
close up of air fryer hash browns
How to make hash browns in air fryer


You’ll definitely need an air fryer for this recipe! I’d recommend one with lots of basket space like this one, so that you can fit more of your hash browns in at once and keep them in a thin layer. Other than that, you’ll just need a mixing bowl to toss your hash browns in seasoning and olive oil! Here are a few tools I used:

Southern Style Hash Browns in Air Fryer

To make this recipe with diced frozen potatoes, you’ll follow largely the same method as with shredded hash browns, but you’ll cook them a bit longer, for 25-30 minutes instead of 15-20. It’s so easy, and they turn out perfectly with crispy edges!

closeup of hash browns in air fryer
Hash Browns Recipe

Reheat Hash Browns in Air Fryer

It’s so easy to reheat hash brown potatoes in your air fryer to get them nice and crispy! Just preheat your air fryer to 370 degrees, then reheat your potatoes for 3-5 minutes or until heated through.

Tips and F.A.Q.

Can I put shredded browns in the air fryer?

Yes! This recipe is for shredded hash browns, and you can check out the recipe card below to see how to make southern style hash browns in the air fryer. It’s my new favorite way to make hash browns, and definitely one of the best brunch recipes!

How do you make frozen hash browns crispy?

This method of making hash browns in the air fryer is absolutely the best way to get crispy, perfectly cooked hash browns! If you want them even crispier, I would suggest increasing the temperature from 370 to 390 — just check on your hash browns a little sooner to make sure they don’t burn.close up of air fryer hash browns

Can you put aluminum foil in an air fryer?

Yes, you can — I don’t think you’d need foil for this recipe, but if you do use it, just line the bottom of your air fryer basket with a layer of foil that’s smaller than the length and width of the basket. Then be sure to flip your hash browns a few times during cooking. You may also need to add a little time to the cook time.

What temperature do you fry frozen hash browns?

To make this recipe, set your air fryer to 370 degrees Fahrenheit. You can also turn it up a little during cooking for a crisper result! Luckily, air fryer recipes like this one are pretty forgiving, and they turn out crispy and flavorful without much fuss!

More Savory Recipes You’ll Love

overhead view of air fryer hash browns

Air Fryer Hash Browns – How to Make Hash Browns in Air Fryer

Print Pin Recipe Rate Recipe
Air fryer hash browns are so easy! Learn how to make or reheat hash browns in the air fryer, or southern style hash browns in air fryer!
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine :American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 137kcal
Recipe Source: Chenée Lewis


  • 30 oz (850 g) frozen shredded hash browns - unthawed (see below for instructions for diced hash browns)
  • 1-2 tbsp (15 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste - or seasoning of your choice (I used seasoned salt)


  • In a large bowl, toss frozen hash browns with salt and pepper, or your chosen seasoning.
    30 oz frozen shredded hash browns, salt and pepper to taste
  • Add olive oil and toss to coat, or alternatively spray with olive oil spray.
    1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Add to air fryer basket in a thin, even layer (if necessary, cook in batches).
  • Set air fryer to 370°F and cook for 7 minutes. Toss or flip hash browns in basket and continue cooking another 7-10 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.



Southern Style Hash Browns in Air Fryer (Diced Potatoes): Prepare the frozen hash browns as above, but cook them for a total of 23-27 minutes or until cooked through and crispy, flipping halfway through.


Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 137 kcal | Carbohydrates: 25 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Sodium: 31 mg | Potassium: 404 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Vitamin C: 12 mg | Calcium: 14 mg | Iron: 1 mg
Nutrition Disclaimer
Tags: Air fryer hash browns, hash browns in air fryer, how to make frozen hash browns in the ninja foodi, reheat hash browns in air fryer, southern style hash browns in air fryer
Did you try this recipe? Rate it below!I can’t wait to see (and share) your results! Follow me on Instagram at @chenee_today and tag #cheneetoday!

Pin these air fryer hash browns for later!

air fryer hash browns pin
Pin these air fryer hash browns for later!


12 thoughts on “Air Fryer Hash Browns”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.