Air Fryer Frozen Hash Browns
Can you make hash browns in an air fryer? Yes, you can! This air fryer hash browns recipe is the BEST way to cook frozen hash browns.
- 12 ounces frozen shredded hash browns (340 grams; I used Cascadian Farm Organic root vegetable hashbrowns)
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil (olive oil may also be used)
- salt and pepper, to taste
- cooking oil spray
- 3 tablespoons no added sugar ketchup (for serving)
Put the frozen hash browns in a medium-sized bowl. If they're stuck together, smack the bag on the countertop a few times to break them up before adding them to the bowl.
Drizzle the avocado oil on the potatoes and stir. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper and stir again.
Mist your air fryer oven trays with the cooking spray. I needed two air fryer trays for this recipe.
Spread the hash brown potatoes out on the prepared trays. Put the trays in the air fryer, and air fry for 12 minutes at 400°F (200°C).
Next, flip and stir the hash browns. Switch the position of the trays in the air fryer, and bake for 10 more minutes at 400°F (200°C).
Divide the air fried hashbrowns between three plates, and drizzle each with one tablespoon of the ketchup. Enjoy!
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This is a level 2 recipe (transition or weight maintenance). I talked about some of the health benefits of this vegetable side dish in other parts of the post. Something I want to stress is that hash browns are definitely a breakfast side dish. With a mere 1 gram of protein per serving, you're going to want to add PROTEIN to complete the meal.
Eggs are my top choice for an entrée to go with hash browns. If you don't like eggs, here are a few other options for adding protein to your breakfast:
This easy side of hash browns is a good way to add a little more slow carbs to meals if you have higher energy needs. Sedentary adults with weight loss goals may be better skipping this side and focusing on protein plus a lower calorie fruit or veggie side for breakfast.
For youth, those with weight gain goals, and active individuals, adding more healthy carbs to breakfast may be a good idea. Breakfast potatoes, whole grain cereals, and whole grain toast are some examples. These foods often provide a lot of calories in a relatively small volume.
If you want to gain weight, choosing healthy foods that won't fill you up too early is a good idea. If your goal is fat loss, healthy foods that provide satiety for fewer calories are the best choices.
Nutrition information is for one serving of the recipe.
- Greek yogurt or skyr (These contain more protein than regular yogurt.)
- Cottage cheese (If you are on a low-sodium diet, check the label! Many cottage cheeses are high in sodium.)
- Breakfast sausage (Choose poultry sausage for a leaner option or traditional pork sausage for higher energy.)
- Protein-packed breakfast smoothie (Though I'm not typically a fan of protein powders, adding some to your smoothie may help ensure it provides adequate protein.)
- Chicken and hash browns (This would be an alternative to the classic chicken and waffles!)
Calories: 173kcalCarbohydrates: 20.6gProtein: 1.4gFat: 9.3gSaturated Fat: 1.1gSodium: 161.7mgPotassium: 471.8mgFiber: 2.8gVitamin A: 133.4% DVVitamin C: 26.7% DVCalcium: 0.2% DVIron: 0.2% DV