Air fryer hash browns are an easy, quick breakfast side dish! If you'd like to know how to make hash browns in the air fryer in just a few simple steps, you're in the right place. It's so simple, and air frying makes them come out crispy and delicious -- one of my favorite recipes and cooking methods!
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!
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Can you fry hash browns in an air fryer?
So if you've got an air fryer, chances are that every other day you look at some of the frozen foods in your freezer 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 the easy way!
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!
Are air fryer hash browns healthy?
Because the only main ingredient is shredded potatoes, these hash browns are naturally vegan, and you can adjust the added oil and seasonings to your preference, so they can be a great option for lots of dietary needs! You should also check out my Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chunks and my Overnight Oats with Frozen Fruit for more healthy recipes!
- frozen hash browns - You can use all or part of a bag of frozen shredded hash brown potato shreds. 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. You can also use hash brown patties!
- extra-virgin olive oil - you can toss your frozen potatoes in olive oil, or use an olive oil cooking spray. I like the flavor that olive oil adds, but you can also use a more neutral vegetable oil like avocado oil or canola oil.
- salt & pepper - add seasoning to taste. You can also use a seasoning blend like seasoned salt, onion powder, or garlic powder.
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 single layer. Other than that, you'll just need a large bowl to toss your hash browns in seasoning and olive oil! Here are a few tools I used:
How do you cook diced hash browns in air fryer?
To make this air fryer hash browns 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!
Reheat Hash Brown Potatoes 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 in an even layer for 3-5 minutes or until heated through.
Tips and F.A.Q.
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 golden brown hash browns, and definitely one of the best brunch recipes!
This air fryer hash browns recipe is done in about 15 minutes, but the cooking time may vary depending on the model and size of your air fryer. But in less than 20 minutes, you'll have crispy hash browns to enjoy!
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.
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.
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 and my Air Fryer Pizza Rolls are pretty forgiving, and they turn out crispy and flavorful without much fuss!
Absolutely! Just keep an eye on your frozen patties while they're cooking -- they may be ready a few minutes sooner than shredded hash browns.
You can enjoy air fryer hash browns and eggs and some fresh fruit for a quick family breakfast, or have them with my Bananas Foster Pancakes or my Banana Carrot Muffins!
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Equipment you may need
- 30 oz (850 g) frozen shredded hash browns - unthawed (see below for instructions for diced hash browns)
- 1-2 tablespoon (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 tablespoon 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.
Last Updated on September 21, 2022 by Chenée Lewis
Served this with breakfast this morning and it was a hit all around the table! Turned out quick, easy and perfectly crispy!
Wonderful! So glad you liked it!
This is a must for me - I love making hotdogs with hash browns, so... great find!
Oooh great idea!
I didn't know you could make these in an air fryer... Fantastic recipe to keep handy!
Absolutely! great for busy mornings!
I might just be making these hash browns for breakfast every morning now! Super easy to prepare and cook in the air fryer, and they turn out perfectly crispy every time!
They really do! Glad you like them!
These were such a hit! My kids loved how crispy they were!
Yayy! So glad they were a hit!
You've changed the game with this air fryer hash brown recipe! I will only use this method going forward.
Thank you so much!
I make these hash browns for breakfast at least 2-3 times per week. I pop it in the air fryer, make my coffee and I've got the best crispy hash browns without having to dirty up my kitchen with a bunch of pots and pans. Thanks for this quick and easy recipe!
So glad you like it! I love being able to multitask like that!
My hash browns came out cooked perfectly and were crispy! I don't think I'll ever make them any other way again.
I'm definitely a convert too!
The air fryer is one of my favourite kitchen appliances, and now with this recipe I was able to get breakfast ready in a FLASH for the family! Such a great recipe that doesn't compromise on flavour or crispiness at all! So good!
So glad you liked them! Thank you!
Hash Browns are one of my favorite breakfast foods so I loved discovering a way to prepare them that doesn't require me standing over the stove.
Me too! I love that I can pop these in the air fryer and go work on something else!
Nice post Chenée! Can I use the same time and temperature for frozen fries?
Yes it should work well for straight cut fries! For waffle or crinkle-cut fries, you may need to add a couple more minutes. 🙂
I just bought a brand new air fryer toaster oven situation so that my kids could start to be a little more independent in preparing quick meals. These air fryer hash browns is the first recipe we tried in it! Love how they turned out. It's on regular rotation at my house now for weekday breakfast before they head off to school. I use a little salt, pepper, and granulated garlic for seasoning and they are bomb!
Thank you so much for the feedback! I love how quick and easy these are!
I have to weirdest cravings for hash browns sometimes, but they're always a pain in the neck to make. Your air fryer version took the fuss out of the prep, so now I can satisfy my cravings anytime. Love this recipe!
Thank you! That's the best part for me -- they're so easy!
Hash browns are a family favorite and my kids take them SO SERIOUSLY! This recipe has become their absolute favorite! Thank you for sharing!
Yay! Thanks for the feedback!
Enjoyed these with breakfast this morning and started my day off right! Quick, easy and perfectly crispy! Definitely a new favorite way to enjoy hash browns!
Thanks! I love making hash browns this way!
I had this for breakfast and it's not greasy and oily!
Thanks! I love how they come out!
I love hash brown. I made this recipe today and my family absolutely loved it. Not only it is delicious, but it is easy too.
Thank you so much! it's so easy!
Our family loves hash browns for breakfast. I love the convenience making them in an air fryer while I make the rest of the breakfast meals!
It's such a convenient tool!
No more standing over the stove and watching the pan for me. I will be making my hash browns like this from now on!
Yay! so glad you liked them!
This recipe makes sure that you get the crispiest breakfast hash browns! Better than in a pan or oven.
Thank you! I agree 🙂