Air fryer breakfast bake or air fryer breakfast casseroles are fantastic for smaller portions. Often time these big breakfast casseroles are for serving a crowd or families. But what if it’s just you or two? Then air frying is easy for making these smaller portion breakfast bakes.

air fryer breakfast bakes with spatula

Are cooking air fryer breakfast bakes easy?

Absolutely! It takes less time, less ingredients and super simple for a single or double serving. Here’s some things to think about:

  • Air fryers that are around 6 qt or smaller can easily make breakfast bakes for 1-3 people. It all depends how big you want your servings to be, but these size air fryers are for smaller portions.
  • Oven style air fryers or toaster oven style air fryers can make larger portions for around 4-5 people.
  • It’s important to have a dish that fits the air fryer that you have. More about this below.

What’s the best baking dishes to use?

We wrote a whole article on baking dishes for air fryers. There’s so many different size air fryers but the smaller round bucket style ones have the most challenges to find the best fitting vessels. You don’t want the vessels to be too small because you’re limiting yourself on maximizing the amount of food you can cook. Read all our details on best air fryer baking dishes.

air fryer breakfast casserole in pan

Recipe for air fryer shredded hash brown breakfast bake

Finished air fried hash brown breakfast casserole

This is one of our most popular breakfast recipes and it’s perfect for two. If you love shredded hash browns and want to make this simple and smaller version, check out the recipe for air fryer shredded hash brown bake here.

Air Fryer Tater Tot Breakfast Bake with Kielbasa Sausage

Add egg to air fryer with sausage and tater tots

Are you a fan of tater tots? Then this air fried breakfast casserole is for you! It’s loaded with your favorite tater tots and breakfast yummies like bacon, sausage or ham. Click here for the air fryer tater tot breakfast casserole recipe.

Low carb egg cup bakes

air fryer baked eggs

Eating low carb or keto is really easy as well and you don’t need to add any potatoes, hash brown or tater tots. If you’re looking for a great keto friendly breakfast bake with very little carbs, then try our low carb egg cup bakes in the air fryer. These egg bakes are so delicious and fantastic, we’re obsessed with them. You’ll need these special silicone egg cup molds that we discuss here.

Air Fryer Tater Tot Breakfast Bake

Air Fryer Tater Tot Breakfast Bake with Kielbasa Sausage

If you have an oven-safe dish or air fryer accessory pan that fits your air fryer, then you’re going to really enjoy this breakfast casserole. Since the tater tots are already cooked, we like using pre-cooked sausage. The timing works better when the tater tots and pre-cooked sausage just needs to be heated up. Add some hot sauce, chopped avocado and a side of salsa for a breakfast “Totchos”.
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  • 24 frozen tater tots , (potato puffs) approximately (about 1/2 pound-227g)
  • 4-5 inches (10-13 cm) kielbasa or pre-cooked sausage link , sliced 1/2-inch thick and cut into half moons (about 1/4 lb.(113g) worth)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) milk
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) cheese
  • 2 green onions , chopped
  • salt , to taste
  • pepper , to taste
  • oil spray


  • Coat the base of 6-8” accessory baking pan with oil spray. Spread tater tots in an even layer and spray with oil.
    Frozen tater tots in a baking bucket
  • Air Fry the tots at 380°F/195°C for 5-7 minutes, or until the tots are golden.
    Cooked tater tots in the baking bucket
  • Add the sausage pieces to the tater tot, nestling it in-between the tots. Air Fry at 380°F/195°C for another 2-3 minutes.
    Sausage added to the cooked tater tots in the baking bucket
  • In bowl beat together the eggs, milk, cheese, green onions, salt, and pepper. Pour egg mixture into pan with the tater tots and sausage. Gently spread egg mixture to coat in-between tater tots & sauage.
    Egg mixture added to the tots and sausage
  • Lower temperature and Air Fry at 320°F/160°C for about 8-10 minutes. If needed, leave the bake in the air fryer to continue cooking in the residual heat while the air fryer is turned off. Allow to cool slightly and enjoy!
    Air fried tater tot breakfast bake in the baking bucket

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 424kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 299mg, Sodium: 735mg, Potassium: 483mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 695IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 185mg, Iron: 2mg

Watch how to make the air fryer tater tot breakfast bake

air fried breakfast bake in air fryer pan

More Great Breakfast and Brunch Recipes in the Air Fryer

We have so many great air fryer breakfast recipes here. You can find lots of delicious inspiration from savory scotch eggs to biscuits and pancakes. It’s easy to whip these recipes up and be eating in just minutes.