Cooking Chili Cheese Air Fryer Tater Tots couldn’t get easier. Crisp air fried tater tots topped with chili and melty cheese makes a great snack or game day recipe.
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How Do You Fry Tater Tots In An Air Fryer
Air Fryer Tater Tots are soft and fluffy on the inside while crisp golden brown on the outside. Adding the chili cheese on top makes these the ultimate indulgent snack or game day grub.
The difference between these tots and regular air fryer tots is using the foil underneath. We do that to keep the chili and cheese from dropping to the bottom of the air fryer. Typically for Frozen Tater Tots In An Air Fryer we would just toss them in the basket.
As far as the chili, feel free to use your favorite canned chili or leftover homemade chili. I like to freeze a small portion of chili every time I make a batch so that I have it on hand for recipes like this.
I have used shredded cheese and the gooey nacho cheese. Both will work so it is up to you and which you prefer.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fried Chili Cheese Tater Tots (screenshot for grocery list)
- Frozen Tater Tots
- Shredded Cheese or Nacho Cheese
- Tin Foil
How To Cook Chili Cheese Tater Tots In An Air Fryer
- Form a tin foil “plate” with a slight rim around the edges. Spray with nonstick and place inside air fryer basket.
- Place frozen tater tots onto foil in an even layer. Air Fry at 375ºF for 12-15 minutes or until browned and crisp. Toss once during cook time.
- Top with chili and cheese. If chili is cold, microwave for 30 seconds before adding to tots. Air fry at 375ºF for 2-3 more minutes or until chili and cheese are hot and melty.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 611Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 1582mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 20g
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