Air Fryer Zucchini Tots

Do you suffer from picky eating kid syndrome? I know I sure feel like that at times here. Trying to get that proper balance of wholesome foods into our kids’ bellies is becoming harder and harder these days. These incredible Air Fryer Zucchini Tots are a perfect way to fill your kids to the brim with a killer nutritional snack that they will soon be begging you to make more of. My kids crushed these Air Fryer Zucchini Tots in about two minutes and yes, they asked for more. Score one for the Air Fryer Zucchini Tots.

With School right around the corner and zucchini that is in overabundance from all of the farmers in the area, I want to ensure that my kids continue getting the nutrition that I want them to get and man did these Air Fryer Zucchini Tots fit that bill to a T. With the days seemingly growing shorter and shorter, our lives never stopping for a break, nobody wants to sit down at the dinner table with their kids only to have them start to complain that they don’t want to eat their veggie. Just what we need right guys? I say not a chance young picky eaters. Air Fryer Zucchini Tots are one of the few new ways to keep my kids filled up with a fantastically, healthy snack.

My wife created an incredible air fried tater tot quite a while ago and the kids literally went mad to get their hands on them so I naturally couldn’t resist trying out this recipe with the kiddos too. Needless to say, they held the same reaction for these Air Fryer Zucchini Tots and made this dad one proud Papa (I’m not sure when this name came about for me but my boys relentlessly call me Papa). The Process of making these wonderfully delectable Air Fryer Zucchini Tots is exactly the same as you’d prepare a regular Tater Tot and if you’ve never made a Tater Tot, you need to really check the recipe out here.

I found that the only difference between using a potato or using zucchini for these amazing Air Fryer Zucchini Tots is the water content in the zucchini itself. Not a big deal my friends, just simply dry them more. I found that doing a two-step method of first using paper towel and finishing with a good cheesecloth wring out worked perfectly for me. Nice and Crispy outer with an amazingly smooth and an almost silky texture beneath is all I could have dreamed of and thank God I achieved it.

Construct a Tot:

Seriously now my friends, I’m totally linking you back to my wife’s recipe. All you are required to do is swap out potato for zucchini and use fresh garlic instead of powder as well as upping the amount of Parmesan to 1/3 cup. The cooking time is the same as cooking the original Tater Tots so all is well and you are off to a land of incredible Zucchini Tot paradise.

I didn’t think that my kids would have scarfed down these delectable Air Fryer Zucchini Tots like savages, but alas, they did and I am so glad that they all wanted more. This is a certain staple recipe now on our own menu and soon to be on yours as well. What is your favourite Air Fryer, Kid Approved Recipe?

Air Fryer Zucchini Tots


  • Alli Smith

    August 9, 2018 at 10:03 am

    I would scarf these down right alongside the kids! They look delicious and I love that they are made in an air fryer. I haven’t purchased one yet but I’m getting ready to get one.

  • Jeanette

    August 9, 2018 at 10:41 am

    I really do need to invest in an air fryer! The food looks so good and it is so much better than stuff fried in oil. I cannot wait to try these. I love zucchini anyway.

  • Amber Myers

    August 9, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Yum, these do look tasty! I’d give them a try. I’m pretty sure my kids would like them too. I just need to get an air fryer. We don’t have one yet!


    August 9, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    This recipe looks so yummy. I can’t wait to give it a try. I love zucchini and I know my family would love to try this recipe.

  • Candy

    August 9, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    What a new way to use up all that zucchini from the garden. This is easy and sounds so good

  • Tammy

    August 9, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    I would try these really fast. I haven’t gotten an air fryer yet but these look so good. Thanks for the recipe and pinning for later.

  • valmg @ Mom Knows It All

    August 9, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    I have a friend that loves zucchini that would really enjoy these zucchini tots. She also got an air fryer so this would be a great use for it.

  • Karen Morse

    August 9, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    Talk about an awesome way to enjoy those fried tots without the guilt! I love that you used zucchini as well. That’s just super healthy. I should totally get an air fryer!

  • Pam

    August 9, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    My daughter has become obsssed with the airfryer lately. I need to send her this recipe.

  • Carol Cassara

    August 10, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Such a good recipe for the whole family. It’s healthy and it’s also not deep fried in oil, which makes it even better. Thanks for the tip about drying it out more.

  • Chubskulit Rose

    August 10, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Wow, this looks like a healthy and delicious treat for the kids and adults. I wish I have zucchini plant this year.

  • Glamamom

    August 10, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    My kids would love these! I seriously need an air fryer. So much healthier. Thanks for the recipe. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Terri Beavers

    August 10, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    My ex-son-in-law was just telling me I need an air fryer. I think this once, I’ll have to take his advice. Because these look absolutely amazing.

  • Heather

    August 10, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    YUM! I have an air fryer and never use it. I’ll definitely get it out to try these, they look delicious!

  • Terri Steffes

    August 11, 2018 at 12:32 am

    I would eat all of these in one sitting. I have made them before but yours look so much better than mine!

  • Sandy N Vyjay

    August 11, 2018 at 1:01 am

    These air fried Zucchini tots look really amazing. The golden hue and crispy look say it all. I am sure it was a hit with the kids. Also, it is nice that it is so healthy too.

  • Vyjay Rao

    August 11, 2018 at 1:02 am

    These air fried Zucchini tots look really amazing. The golden hue and crispy look say it all. I am sure it was a hit with the kids. Also, it is nice that it is so healthy too.

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