Go Back
+ servings
air fryer dino nuggets on a plate with carrots and dipping sauce

Air Fryer Dino Nuggets (Tyson and Yummy Dino Buddies)

Dino nuggets in air fryer are a healthier option for a fun-filled kid-friendly dinner or after school snack! Tyson dino nugget bites or Yummy dino buddies are quick and easy and available at most grocery stores!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
8 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 186kcal
Cost 6


  • Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi 


  • 12 oz frozen dino nuggets
  • air fryer safe cooking spray or oil


  • Lightly spray air fryer basket with air fryer safe cooking spray.
  • Place frozen dino nuggets in fryer basket. Do not overfill basket.
  • On 400°, cook dinosaur nuggets for approximately 8-10 minutes.
  • If additional cook time is needed for your dino nuggets, cook for an additional 1-2 minute (check each time) until you reach your desired level of crispness as needed.


This recipe works well with tofu dino nuggets, spicy dino nuggets, vegan dino nuggets, chicken dino nuggets, meatless dino nuggets, gluten free dino nuggets (Walmart), plant based dino nuggets and vegetarian dino nuggets.


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 174mg | Vitamin A: 66IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg