Hash browns in an air fryer

Hash Browns in an Air Fryer

Air fryer hash browns are healthier than deep-fried hash browns! Hash browns in an air fryer only take 25 minutes using 3 ingredients and super tasty!

Hashbrowns are a classic! Not to mention vegan & gluten-free which is great for any household! My readers know I’m obsessed with breakfast (see my oatmeal recipes). I use to hate frozen shredded hashbrowns growing up but I’ve grown an appreciation for homemade shredded hashbrowns, especially since making hash browns in an air fryer is super easy.

How to make Air Fryer Hash Browns

To cook hash browns in air fryer, first mix shredded potatoes with some olive oil (so doesn’t stick in air fryer). Follow these instructions:

  1. Wash potatoes and dry them.
  2. Using the biggest side of the shredder, shred potatoes into a large bowl
  3. Using a sieve or bowl rinse the shredded potatoes with cold water, until the water becomes clear.
  4. Transfer shreds to a paper towel or clean kitchen towel. Press as much water as you can out of the potatoes.
  5. Put potatoes back into a clean bowl & mix in olive oil with salt & pepper.
  6. Transfer to your air fryer, try to spread the shreds out evenly across the whole bowl for even cooking. You don’t want a big ball in the middle and the inside to not get cooked. Air fry at 390 degrees for 15 minutes. Mixing halfway through for even crispiness

Kitchen Equipment I used for recipe:

Cheese/Potato Grater – I much prefer the box rectangle graters to the 2-dimensional ones. I feel like you can get a lot more grip & feel like you’re not going to snap it in half when you’re grating harder things like potatoes.

The 9-1 absolute unit Air Fryer, Instant Pot, Dehydrator – Desserts, Dinners, Dog Treats, you name it and I can make it in this beast. Highly recommend!

Hash browns in an air fryer

Air Fryer Hashbrowns

John Rush
Air fryer hashbrowns are a healthier but just as delicious alternative to deep-fried hashbrowns! This recipe for hashbrowns in an airfryer use 3 ingredients & only takes 25 minutes.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 160 kcal


  • Air Fryer
  • Cheese Grater


  • 2 Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper


  • Wash potatoes and dry them.
  • Using the biggest setting on your grater shred potatoes into a large bowl
  • Using a sieve or bowl rinse the shredded potatoes with cold water, until the water becomes clear.
  • Transfer shreds to a paper towel or clean kitchen towel. Press as much water as you can out of the potatoes.
  • Put potatoes back into a clean bowl and mix in olive oil and salt & pepper.
  • Transfer the potatoes from the bowl to your air fryer, trying to spread them out evenly in the fryer. Air fry at 390 degrees for 15 minutes. Mixing half through for even crispiness

Pups Notes

  1. The more potatoes you use the harder it will be to air fry. I wouldn’t use more than 3 potatoes at a time. 
  2. If you’re using more potatoes the time needed may change slightly. 


Serving: 100gCalories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSodium: 261mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1.9mg
Keyword air fryer, air fryer recipes, hashbrowns, potato recipe, potatoes
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Nutrition of Air Fryer Hashbrowns

The nutrition information presented here is for all of the ingredients. I take all of the nutritional information from

As much as I love potatoes and I’ll be the first to defend them when people are talking smack, it is hard to ignore the fact that they aren’t nutritional powerhouses. *This is specifically in reference to yellow potatoes like the ones we used in the recipe*

Not to say they’re inherently unhealthy, they just don’t bring a whole lot to the table. They don’t naturally bring anything bad to the table either, they’re just kind of there.

Potatoes are a solid side to accompany meals to help you feel full for longer but don’t expect them to meet all your nutritional needs, the rest of the meal will need to do that! I wouldn’t worry so much about potatoes so much as how they’re being prepared and what’s going in/on them.

Commonly Asked Questions

Are hashbrowns unhealthy?

It all depends in the preparation. The more oil and preservatives added to something the unhealthier it becomes. Preparing fresh hash browns in an air fryer makes them much healthier than a deep fryer.

See our nutrition section above for a more detailed analysis!

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  1. 5 stars
    I will be trying this today, thank you. Just an FYI- Potatoes are actually quite healthy, if you are not on a low-carb diet. They are low in sodium, high in vitamin C, with moderate amounts of potassium and vitamin B-6, plus give you some magnesium, iron, and protein!

  2. 5 stars
    I don’t know why I didn’t think to try this sooner but this recipe was so easy but so good!

  3. 5 stars
    Such an easy recipe but not something I ever thought of doing! These came out perfectly in our air fryer

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