Trader Joe’s Frozen Hash Browns in the Air Fryer

Instead of getting up early and waiting through the drive through line, what if I told you you could enjoy one of your favorite parts of fast food breakfast at home? Just make some Trader Joe’s frozen hash browns in the air fryer for that same shredded hash brown patty you love.

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Why This Recipe Works

Trader Joe’s frozen hash browns are the perfect food to cook in your air fryer. They get golden brown and crispy outside, with soft, cooked potato shreds on the inside. They use far less oil than deep frying, so they’re a healthier breakfast option over the fast food joint!

Aside from needing less napkins, you’ll be delighted to know you don’t even need to leave the house. The package of hash brown patties sits in the freezer, and when you’re in the mood just pop a hash brown out and it cooks up in just 10-15 minutes depending on the crispiness desired.

You can also change things up and season the patties any way you like. From simple salt and pepper to barbecue and other seasonings, you can enjoy a variety!

closeup of trader joe's hash browns stacked on a square plate

If you’re interested in making an all-in-one breakfast combo, then try out my Air Fryer Hash Browns and Eggs recipe!

What You’ll Need

trader joe's frozen hash browns for air fryer
  • Frozen hash brown patties (such as Trader Joe’s)
  • Nonstick or oil spray (optional)
  • Additional seasonings if desired (optional)

Ingredient Notes and Tips

  • While I have Trader Joe’s frozen hash browns here, this recipe works with pretty much any brand. I’ve also used Great Value (WalMart), Ore Ida, Season’s Choice (Aldi), Cavendish, and Market Pantry (Target) with equal success
  • If you want to add some seasoning, start with about ¼ tsp per patty (meaning about ⅛ tsp per side), and you can always add more to taste 
  • Some seasonings I’ve used are: seasoned salt, black pepper, garlic or onion powder, Cajun seasoning, paprika, garlic and herb seasoning, french fry seasoning, and Za’atar.  Choose your favorites or adjust based on whatever you’re serving them with to complement the flavors!

How to Air Fry Frozen Hash Browns

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F
  2. Place frozen hash browns into preheated air fryer basket in a single layer
place trader joe's frozen hash browns in air fryer basket
  1. Spritz the hash brown patties lightly with an olive oil mist (optional, but gives a crunchier crust)
spray frozen hash browns with oil
  1. If desired, sprinkle seasoning over top of hash brown patties
  2. Cook on air fry setting for 10 minutes at 400°F, pausing halfway through to flip the patties, applying additional oil and/or seasoning if desired. Patties should be 160°F in the middle when completely cooked
flip hash browns when they are halfway cooked
  1. If they are not as brown as you’d like, add additional time in 1-2 minute increments
  2. Serve with your favorite sides!
overhead view of trader joe's hash browns cooked in the air fryer

What to Eat With Hash Browns

  • Eggs (any style)
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Ham
  • Turkey
  • Cheese
  • Quiche
  • Burritos
  • Meatloaf
  • Nacho toppings
  • Avocado
  • Ketchup
  • Parsley

Hash browns are great served in or with a lot of other foods, for breakfast, brunch, snacks, or even dinner.

Try these air fryer hash brown patties with Frozen Sausage Patties in the Air Fryer, tasty Air Fryer Ham Steak, in or alongside Air Fryer Quiche With Crust, or with a side of crispy Turkey Bacon in the Air Fryer

Recipe FAQs

Can I Make Trader Joe’s Hash Browns in My Air Fryer?

Yes, you can make Trader Joe’s and many other brands of hash browns in your air fryer.

No defrosting is required. Simply place the frozen hash browns into your air fryer. Once cooked, they’ll come out browned, crisp, and heated through.

How Long Do You Put Frozen Hash Browns in the Air Fryer?

On average, you put frozen hash browns in the air fryer for between 10-15 minutes, depending on the level of browning and crispness desired.

Depending on the thickness of your hash browns and your specific air fryer, this time range may vary slightly.

How Do You Cook Trader Joe’s Frozen Hash Browns?

Trader Joe’s frozen hash browns may be cooked in a traditional oven at 400°F for 20-25 minutes, fried in oil on the stovetop for about 10 minutes, or air fried at 400°F for 10-15 minutes.

The air fryer and stove will give you crispier exteriors versus the oven method. The air fryer method requires less oil and tending.

What Temperature Do You Air Fry Frozen Hash Browns?

Frozen hash browns are best air fried at a temperature of 400°F. This temperature delivers a crunchy outer crust while cooking the potato inside.

If you prefer a less crunchy exterior, drop the temperature to 375°F or the closest equivalent setting on your air fryer, and increase cooking time by 4-5 minutes.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • I highly recommend a spatula for flipping the hash browns as it makes life much easier. A fork works, but has a tendency to split the patties at times
  • My desired browning level is achieved after about 12 minutes total in a Ninja Foodi Dual Zone air fryer. This is of course based on personal preference, and may vary with different air fryers
  • The hash brown patties will soften slightly after sitting so make sure to enjoy them fresh out of the air fryer for best results
trader joe's hash browns on a plate with eggs and breakfast sausage

Other Air Fryer Potato Recipes to Try

Final Thoughts

Whether you have Trader Joe’s or another favorite brand, frozen hash browns in the air fryer are so easy to make. They cook up quickly, making them convenient even on busy mornings.

You’ll also use far less oil than any fast food joint, so it’s a healthier breakfast alternative that doesn’t require much time or effort! Though, not having to put on pants and go sit in the drive through is incentive enough.

Finish your breakfast or brunch off with some of our other best air fryer recipes for breakfast.

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Trader Joe’s Hash Browns Air Fryer Recipe

Trader Joe’s frozen hash browns cook up perfectly in the air fryer in about 10 minutes. The crispy exterior and soft interior requires little oil, so you can feel great about breakfast!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 130 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Frozen hash brown patty (such as Trader Joe's)
  • Nonstick or oil spray (optional)
  • ¼ Tsp seasoning of choice (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F
  • Place frozen hash browns into preheated air fryer basket in a single layer, cooking in batches if needed
    1 Frozen hash brown patty
  • Spritz the hash brown patty lightly with an olive oil mist (optional, but gives a crunchier crust)
    Nonstick or oil spray
  • If desired, sprinkle ½ the seasoning over top of hash brown patties
    ¼ Tsp seasoning of choice
  • Cook on air fry setting for 10 minutes at 400°F, pausing halfway through to flip the patties, applying additional oil and the other half the seasoning if desired. Patties should be 160°F in the middle when completely cooked
  • If they are not as brown as you’d like, add additional time in 1-2 minute increments
  • Serve with your favorite sides!

Notes

  • While these are Trader Joe’s frozen hash browns here, this recipe works with pretty much any brand. I’ve also used Great Value (WalMart), Ore Ida, Season’s Choice (Aldi), Cavendish, and Market Pantry (Target) with equal success
  • Feel free to adjust to taste and add more or less seasoning 
  • Seasoning recommendations include: seasoned salt, black pepper, garlic or onion powder, Cajun seasoning, paprika, garlic and herb seasoning, french fry seasoning, and Za’atar. Choose your favorites or adjust based on whatever you’re serving them with to complement the flavors!
  • While a serving size is 1 hash brown patty, this recipe is easily doubled or more to make your desired quantity. I can fit 4 patties at a time in each basket of my Ninja Foodi Dual Zone air fryer (though other brands will vary)
  • I highly recommend a spatula for flipping the hash browns as it makes life much easier. A fork works, but has a tendency to split the patties at times
  • My desired browning level is achieved after about 12 minutes total in a Ninja Foodi Dual Zone air fryer. This is of course based on personal preference, and may vary with different air fryers
  • The hash brown patties will soften slightly after sitting so make sure to enjoy them fresh out of the air fryer for best results
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand of ingredients, added seasonings, and quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 64gCalories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 250mgFiber: 2gVitamin C: 7.2mgIron: 0.36mg
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