Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

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Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes come out deliciously crispy and perfectly cooked inside. It’s an easy side dish that’s bursting with flavor.

fork holding smashed potato

Smashed Potatoes In The Air Fryer

We love using the air fryer to make golden brown, seasoned smashed potatoes. It’s such an easy recipe! The potatoes crisp up quickly after you “smash” them with a jar or glass. Season with salt, pepper, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning for yummy potatoes that go with all kinds of main dishes.

air fryer filled with smashed potatoes

Try serving these crispy potatoes with other family classics like fried chicken, sautéed veggies, and a side salad. They also travel well, and would be a hit at a neighborhood potluck. It’s so easy to make a big batch of these seasoned potatoes for a crowd.

golden brown smashed potatoes

Love cooking up crispy potatoes in the air fryer? It’s the perfect appliance for these recipes: Fingerling Potatoes In Air Fryer, Roasted Red Potatoes In Air Fryer, and Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes.

smashed potatoes on a plate

How To Make Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

Wash a batch of yellow potatoes. No need to peel them- the peel is edible and delicious.

Next cook the potatoes until fork tender. We used an air fryer at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

crispy Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

Once potatoes are cooked, lay them out on a cutting board or a couple of plates. Use the bottom of a jar or glass to “smash” the potatoes so that they flatten (see photos).

Pour about a Tablespoon of olive oil into a small dish. Use a pastry brush to coat potatoes in olive oil. Season them with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Flip all the potatoes over and top again with oil and seasonings.

fork holding a golden brown, seasoned smashed potato

Open up air fryer and layer potatoes in basket. Heat at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

Once potatoes are done cooking, open up air fryer and use a spoon or tongs to move potatoes from basket to a serving bowl.

air fryer opened to show smashed potatoes cooking inside

Cooking Tips

  • This recipe works for red or yellow small potatoes
  • Cook potatoes in air fryer or microwave before smashing
  • Use any kind of vegetable oil or butter, it helps the potatoes to crisp up in the air fryer

fork piercing tender smashed potatoes

How Long Does It Take For Small Potatoes To Get Soft In The Air Fryer?

To cook yellow or red small potatoes in the air fryer, heat them for about 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Check doneness by piercing potatoes with fork. They should be tender inside but still firm enough to slice.

hand opening air fryer containing crispy yellow small potatoes

What To Serve With Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

Boost the flavor by topping with a homemade sauce! We love Greek Tzatziki Cucumber Yogurt Sauce Recipe, Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe (Fresh Italian Homemade Pesto, Best Ever!), Creamy Garlic Yogurt Dill Sauce on these potatoes.

hand holding air fryer basket with easy side dish smashed potatoes

Warm, crispy potatoes go well with a fresh, green salad. These are our favorites: Cucumber And Red Onion Salad, Spring Mix Salad, and Kale Salad Recipe With Raisins And Sunflower Seeds.

seasoned yellow small potatoes on a plate

More Delicious Potato Recipes To Try

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Sweet Potato Souffle

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges

Potato Wedges In Air Fryer

Air Fryer Diced Potatoes

plate of air fryer smashed potatoes

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Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes come out deliciously crispy and perfectly cooked inside. It's an easy side dish that's bursting with flavor.
Prep Time7 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time37 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Vegetables
Keyword: Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 166kcal

Recipe Video

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs small potatoes yellow or red
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or any kind of vegetable oil or butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

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Instructions

  • Wash a batch of yellow potatoes. No need to peel them- the peel is edible and delicious.
  • Next cook the potatoes until fork tender. We used an air fryer at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Once potatoes are cooked, lay them out on a cutting board or a couple of plates. Use the bottom of a jar or glass to "smash" the potatoes so that they flatten (see photos).
  • Pour about a Tablespoon of olive oil into a small dish. Use a pastry brush to coat potatoes in olive oil. Season them with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Flip all the potatoes over and top again with oil and seasonings.
  • Open up air fryer and layer potatoes in basket. Heat at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Once potatoes are done cooking, open up air fryer and use a spoon or tongs to move potatoes from basket to a serving bowl.

Notes

  • This recipe works for red or yellow small potatoes
  • Cook potatoes in air fryer or microwave before smashing
  • Use any kind of vegetable oil or butter, it helps the potatoes to crisp up in the air fryer
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 592mg | Potassium: 735mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for this smashed potatoes recipe. I followed your directions and they were delicious. I made them with frozen salmon filets (your recipe, too) also in airfryer and they were juicy and tender!

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