Veggie tots cooked in air fryer are a tasty and unique alternative to traditional tater tots. Made with a variety of colorful vegetables, these tots are packed with flavor and nutrients. While preserving the soft, juicy interior, the air fryer helps to produce a crispy, golden outside. Veggie tots cooked in an air fryer are a tasty and filling snack or side dish, regardless of whether you’re a vegetarian, trying to increase your vegetable intake, or just want to try something new.
Plus, with endless flavor combinations and dipping sauces, you can customize them to your liking for a truly unique experience. So, let’s begin with the guide for making them.
How To Make Veggie Tots in Air Fryer?
Frozen veggie tots (15-20)
Slat & Pepper to your taste
Step-By-Step Cooking Guide
Many people ask me how to cook frozen veggie tots in the air fryer. They can be made in the air fryer in no time and the process is much smooth and simple.
Step-1: Start the process by preheating your air fryer.
Step-2: Take your favorite brand of frozen veggie tots and place them in an air fryer basket. For this recipe, I have tried veggie tots with sweet potatoes and white beans. Spread them evenly and ensure the air fryer basket is not overcrowded.
Step-3: Set the temperature to 400 F for 10 mins. Give them a shake and toss them halfway through.
It depends on your air fryer model and its performance, how fast or quick it cooks. So, you can always check how well they are done after 8 minutes. And if you feel the need to increase the time, you can cook them for an additional 2 minutes.
And that’s it, you can serve them with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy.
Popular Brands of Veggie Tots
According to Danielle Centni from The Kitchn, below are top picks for veggie tots:
Birds Eye Veggie Made Cauliflower Tots
Birds Eye Veggie Made Broccoli Tots
Green Giant Veggie Tots Broccoli and Cheese
Farm Wise Veggie Tots Broccoli
Tips & Notes
For this recipe, no additional oil is required. However, you can still spray your veggie tots with extra virgin olive oil. But don’t spray before cooking, spray on your tater tots when they are already cooked. As extra virgin olive oil is more nutritious when consumed without heating it. So spray it on freshly cooked veggie tots and enjoy.
This recipe was made with Cosori max xl air fryer. But you can cook it with any air fryer.
Instead of cooking a single type of veggie tot, you can also experiment with different veggie tots at the same time. For example, you can make cauliflower tots, zucchini tots, frozen broccoli, and cheese veggie tots for a more unique flavor and taste.
Although there is no need for any additional salt and pepper if you want you can add salt and pepper. Simply sprinkle salt and pepper and any other toppings of your choice.
How Long Does It Take For Veggie Tots In Air Fryer?
The cooking time for veggie tots in an air fryer can vary depending on the type of tots and the size and power of your air fryer. However, as a general guideline, it usually takes about 10 minutes to cook veggie tots in an air fryer.
Are Green Giant Veggie Tots Broccoli & Cheese healthy?
Yes, they are healthy and provide plenty of nutrients, and are packed with vitamins and other minerals. When prepared in an air fryer, veggie tots are a healthier choice than deep-fried versions, as they require little to no added oil and have a crispy, crunchy texture. For per serving of 85 grams, you get 150 calories, 9 grams of fat, 4 grams of protein,2 grams of dietary fiber, and 1 gram of sugar.
Veggie tots are not only a delicious and healthy option, but they are also diverse. They are made with a variety of vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, and sweet potato, and can be seasoned with a variety of herbs and spices to create a range of flavor profiles.
What You Can Serve With Veggie Tots?
Veggie tots can be a delicious and versatile side dish, and they pair well with a variety of dipping sauces and other sides. Here are some ideas for what you can serve with veggie tots:
You can also serve veggie tots with a lot of variety of dipping sauces as well. My personal favorites are:
Ketchup or BBQ sauce: These are classic dipping sauces that go well with any dish. They are a great complement to the crispy and flavorful veggie tots.
Sriracha Mayo: Sriracha and mayonnaise combined in equal parts make a creamy dipping sauce with a spicy hot kick.
Guacamole: Vegetable tots go well with guacamole because of its creamy consistency and sour flavor.
Hummus: This is a traditional and nutritious dipping you can try with veggie tots. For a wholesome and filling snack, dunk your tots in creamy, flavorful hummus.
Recipe: Veggie Tots In Air Fryer
- 15-20 Frozen Veggie Tots
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- Start the process by preheating your air fryer.
- Take your favorite brand of frozen veggie tots and place them in an air fryer basket.
- Spread them evenly and ensure the air fryer basket is not overcrowded.
- Set the temperature to 400 F for 10 mins.
- Give them a shake and toss them halfway through.
- And that’s it, you can serve them with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy.
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