Here’s how to make Air Fryer Frozen Shredded Hash Browns for a crispy and perfectly cooked breakfast side dish. Buy a bag of frozen hash browns and cook them in your air fryer until they are golden brown and crisp. This is the best way to make delicious hash browns.

air fried hash browns on a plate.

Everyone loves a simple breakfast recipe, but don’t throw this recipe into the breakfast-only category. If you love hash browns as much as I do, then lunch and dinner are fair game too!

Sometimes you crave the delicious crispy bite of a hash brown without all the mess of making them from scratch. This is where frozen hash browns and the air fryer meet up and really shine.

Air frying is such an easy way to make Air Fryer Hashbrowns that are perfect every single time.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Potatoes are the perfect way to bulk up a meal. You can eat them alone for breakfast or serve them alongside eggs, burgers, or chicken tenders for a quick weeknight meal.
  • White potatoes sometimes get a bad rap. But, they can be part of a healthy diet as they are rich in potassium, vitamin C, and are budget-friendly. Look for a frozen bag at the grocery store in the frozen foods section.
  • Air fryer frozen hash browns are a cinch to make. The hardest part is waiting out the cooking time! You get the perfect combination of crispy edges and tender potatoes. The air fryer does an excellent job crisping up the potatoes without a lot of oil.

Key Ingredients

Ingredients for air fryer frozen hash browns
  • Frozen shredded hash browns – Purchase your favorite brand or whichever one is on sale. If you are gluten-free make sure to check that it’s marked gluten-free. You can also find organic frozen shredded hash browns as well. Don’t use hashbrown patties or fresh potatoes for this air fryer hash browns recipe.
  • Nonstick cooking spray is essential to get that crispy exterior on the shredded potatoes. Don’t skip this step as it’s only a small amount. Even just a little oil will help create extra crispy hash browns.

As always, please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact measurements and directions.

Recipe Steps

how to cook frozen hash browns in an air fryer.

Step One

Use your hands to break apart the hash browns inside the package.

Please see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

Step Two

Pour the hash bags into the bottom of the air fryer basket and spread them out evenly with a spatula into a single layer.

Step Three

Spray the layer of hash browns with nonstick cooking spray and then close the air fryer drawer.

I like to use an olive oil spray or an avocado oil spray for best results, but it’s personal preference. I try to avoid using vegetable oil or canola oil.

Step Four

Cook at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes and then flip the hash browns over. Spray the top again and cook until the potatoes are brown and crispy.

Serve hot and enjoy! I hope you agree that these are the best crispy hash browns you’ve ever had . I like to make a breakfast plate with some cooked eggs and fresh fruit to go along with the brown potatoes.

crispy hash browns served on a plate.

Recipe Tips

  • If you are using frozen hash brown patties, set the temperature of your air fryer to 400°F with a cook time of 15 minutes, flipping the patties once during the cooking process.
  • For gluten-free diets, be sure to use a brand of package fries that is labeled gluten-free.
  • Feel free to add seasonings such as garlic powder or onion powder.
  • Store any leftover hash browns in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat in the air fryer for 4-5 minutes before serving.
  • Serve these yummy hash browns with Air Fryer Soft Boiled Eggs for a full meal!

Recipe FAQs

How long do I cook frozen hash browns?

Shredded frozen hash browns take approximately 15 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Flip the potatoes halfway through and be sure to spray them with a nonstick cooking spray to allow the edges to crisp up nicely. If you want them to be crispier add 2 to 3 more minutes until you reach desired crispiness.

hash browns served with a cup of coffee.

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Air Fryer Frozen Hash Browns

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Here’s how to make Air Fryer Frozen Hash Browns for a crispy and perfectly cooked breakfast side dish. Buy a bag of frozen hash browns and cook them in your air fryer until they are golden brown and crisp.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 20ounce bag frozen shredded hash browns
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Use your hands to break apart the frozen shredded hash browns inside the package.
  2. Then, open the bag of and pour the hash browns into your air fryer basket.
  3. Use a spatula to spread them into an even layer.
  4. Give the top of the hash browns a light spray with nonstick cooking spray and close the air fryer drawer.
  5. Set the temperature to 375°F for 10 minutes.
  6. Open the air fryer basket drawer and use a spatula to gently flip the hash browns over. Spray the tops again lightly with the cooking spray and cook them for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until they have turned golden brown and crispy.
  7. Serve hot.

Notes

  1. If you are using frozen hash brown patties, set the temperature of your air fryer to 400°F with a cook time of 15 minutes, flipping the patties once during the cooking process.
  2. For gluten-free diets, be sure to use a brand of package fries that is labeled gluten-free.
  3. Store any leftover cooked hash browns in an air tight container for up to 4 days. Reheat in the air fryer for 4-5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/5 of recipe
  • Calories: 92
  • Sugar: 0.3 g
  • Sodium: 374 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.4 g
  • Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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