Air Fryer Frozen Hash Browns

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How to cook frozen hash browns in the air fryer. Grab some frozen hash browns from the freezer and load them into the air fryer without needing to thaw first.

You can then serve these air fryer hash browns with your English breakfast and its just perfect for comfort food in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Frozen Hash Browns
Air Fryer Frozen Hash Browns

Air Fryer Frozen Hash Browns

Growing up in Britain one of the main foods on a fried English Breakfast was always hash browns. It was up there alongside the sausages, bacon, fried eggs, beans, buttery mushrooms and fried tomatoes.

You would often use the baked beans to mop it up with and it would be unusual if you didn’t have one.

In the summer of 2018, we went travelling around Europe. We went to England among the many places we travelled to and had a few nights at the Premier Inn.

If you have not stayed at them, then you have missed out as they are fantastic!

It’s a cheap as chips and you have an incredibly comfy bed, a big bath asking for you to have a bubble bath, polite staff and you can pay a little extra for the breakfast buffet.

At the Premier Inn Breakfast Buffet, you get a fantastic selection of your breakfast favourites.

When we took the little ones, they were excited over the orange juice that came out of the machine, the endless supply of crumpets and of course the hot breakfast food.

Hash browns was on top of their list, as well as the beans and they couldn’t get enough.

For me though, I am not a big Fried English Breakfast fan. I prefer some sausages, some black pudding and some bubble and squeak.

If you too want to recreate your meal at Premier Inn breakfast or any other, then do follow our air fryer English breakfast recipe and follow the recipe below for perfect hash browns in the air fryer.


Can You Cook Hash Browns In Air Fryer?

Absolutely. Frozen hash browns are simply delicious when you cook them in the air fryer.

They don’t have that soggy taste that a lot of other hash browns have, which typically happens when you cook hash browns in a frying pan or in the oven.

How To Cook Hash Browns From Frozen?

The best way to cook hash browns from frozen is using the air fryer. You can fit a good portion of frozen hash browns into your air fryer basket and they come out so crispy and delicious.

Or if you live in the USA, you can do the same with hash brown bites, or even shredded hash browns.

How To Air Fry Hash Browns In Ninja Foodi?

When we originally shared this frozen hash browns air fryer recipe, we didn’t have a Ninja Foodi. Our Ninja Foodi has become a life saver and we have found that the air fryer function on it, is not much different to our regular air fryer.

Therefore, if you want to do Ninja Foodi hash browns you can follow this recipe and then just press air fryer as you set the time and temp.

Frozen Hash Browns In Air Fryer UK

Here in the UK our hash browns tend to include incredibly small chunks of potatoes that are mashed up and then breaded before being fried. I think of them as being like lumpy mashed potatoes or very thin potato hash.

Yet others know them as triangle hash browns.

Though in the US, they tend to make hash browns from shredded potatoes, and they look more like a potato fritter.

Both versions of hash browns can easily be cooked from frozen in the air fryer.

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Air Fryer Hash Brown Ingredients

Air Fryer Hash Brown Ingredients

Hash Browns – To cook frozen hash browns we used a pack of McCain hash browns. They are much better for taste and texture, and you get what you pay for. I have used cheap Iceland brands too, but they are never in the same league.

Spray – For hash browns in air fryer that are nice and crispy we recommend spraying the hash browns with a little extra virgin olive oil spray and this will help make them nice and crispy.

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How To Air Fry Frozen Hash Browns?

  • Remove. Carefully remove the frozen hash browns from the packaging and place into the air fryer basket. Spread out the hash browns for an equal cook.
  • Cook. Then air fry frozen hash browns for 8 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Spray. Then if the hash browns are not crispy enough for your liking spray with olive oil and then cook for a further 2 minutes at 200c/400f.

How Long To Cook Hash Browns In Air Fryer?

Hash browns in the air fryer take 8 minutes to be fully cooked and reheated through. But if you would like more of a crisp to them then you need to add on an extra couple of minutes.  

The hash brown air fryer temp that we recommend is 180c/360f for cooking the hash browns and then 200c/400f for making them crispy.

More Air Fryer Frozen Food Recipes

But don’t think that you must stop there as there is plenty of other air fryer frozen food, that also tastes spectacular thanks to how crispy the air fryer cooks your food.

Some other favourite air fryer food recipes include:

frozen hash browns in air fryer

These frozen hash browns in the air fryer is an updated post and was originally shared on Recipe This in 2019 and then in 2020.

Your air fryer frozen hash browns recipe is below, note you can print it out with or without photos, adjust servings, or click between metric and imperial depending on where you are in the world.

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Frozen Hash Browns In Air Fryer

How to cook frozen hash browns in the air fryer. Grab some frozen hash browns from the freezer and load them into the air fryer without needing to thaw first.
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time11 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 194kcal


  • 8 Frozen McCain Hash Browns

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  • Remove the frozen hash browns from the packaging and place them into the air fryer basket and spread them out.
    Can You Cook Hash Browns In An Air Fryer?
  • Air fry frozen hash browns for 8 minutes at 180c/360f or until piping hot.
    Can You Cook Hash Browns In An Air Fryer?
  • If not crispy enough spray with olive oil and air fry for another 2 minutes at 200c/400f.
    Can You Cook Hash Browns In An Air Fryer?



Hash Browns. Please note we had regular triangle shape hash browns if using USA style hash browns you might need to adjust the time and temp.
Thanks for reading our hash brown air fryer recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more delicious recipes using frozen food, do try our air fryer frozen bacon next.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3.1g | Fat: 8.7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 0g
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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3 thoughts on “Air Fryer Frozen Hash Browns”

  1. 5 stars
    Love hash browns and now i know why people bang on about the air fryer been quick to cook things that take ages under the grill thanks.

  2. 5 stars
    I love some hash browns with my breakfast, they go great with some poached eggs, these are so quick in the air fryer and ess messy than the deep fat fryer, thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    These were great with breakfast but they can easily get over cooked and then they are not so nice, thanks for the info and nice messages these came out great with your help thanks.


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