Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Tator Tots Poutine

Poutine is a popular Canadian dish that originated in Quebec in the late 1950s. It is traditionally made with french fries, cheese curds, and gravy, and has become a staple comfort food in Canada. This version of poutine using tator tots and an air fryer is a fun twist on the classic dish, providing a crispy and flavorful alternative to the traditional fries.

Air Fryer Tator Tot Poutine

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: MainCuisine: Canadian
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A delicious twist on the classic Canadian dish, poutine, using tator tots and cooked in an air fryer for a crispy and flavorful result.


  • 1 bag of frozen tator tots

  • 1 cup of cheese curds

  • 1/4 cup of beef gravy

  • 1 tbsp of olive oil


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
  • In a bowl, toss the tator tots with olive oil to evenly coat.
  • Spread the tator tots in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 12-15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure even cooking.
  • Once the tator tots are crispy and golden brown, remove them from the air fryer and place them in a serving dish.
  • Top the tator tots with cheese curds and pour the hot beef gravy over the top.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious air fryer tator tot poutine!


  • Make sure to evenly spread out the tator tots in the air fryer basket for even cooking.
  • You can use any type of cheese for this dish, such as cheddar, mozzarella, or even a cheese curd for a more traditional poutine.
  • Feel free to add any additional toppings, such as bacon bits, green onions, or pulled pork, for a more filling meal.

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