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Air Fryer Potato Side Dishes

Last Updated on May 20, 2024 by Betty Davies

These easy, quick and delicious air fryer potato side dishes are perfect for any occasion! From roasted to mashed, and everything in between, you’ll find a tasty recipe here. Simple recipes that are quick, easy and fuss free to make, it’s time to turn those humble potatoes into something extra special!

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Since getting my air fryer, potatoes are probably my most cooked ingredient in it! So much quicker and easier than the oven, and the results are always perfect, no matter what recipe you are making! Roasted potatoes come out so perfectly crispy and mash is super fluffy. No potato recipe is off limits!

This list of recipes are perfect for your everyday weeknight dinners, but are easily tasty enough to serve at special occasions like Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter.

Be sure to check out my air fryer bacon wrapped asparagus and air fryer bok choy too!

Why you will love these air fried potato recipes!

  • Healthier: Compared to oven roasting or cooking in a skillet, you need less oil to achieve those golden brown crispy results. Excess fat also drains away.
  • Budget friendly: Potatoes are a great budget friendly food, and you just need a few pantry staples to add great flavor. Air fryers are more economic and use less electricity to run than ovens.
  • Hands off cooking: I often opt to cook my side dishes in the air fryer. It frees up the oven and you can set and forget about it!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best potatoes to air fry?

That totally depends on the recipe! Waxy potatoes like fingerlings, reds and baby varieties get crispy edges and creamy and buttery middles, and starchy potatoes like Russets and Yukon Golds have fluffier and lighter flesh when cooked.

The air fryer is great for cooking frozen potato sides like tater tots and waffles too!

Are potatoes healthy?

Potatoes sometimes get a bad rap because they are carbs, but they are complex healthy carb and are a great addition to any well balanced diet. They are rich in antioxidants, vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium and fiber too.

Obviously, some potato recipes are healthier than others too, gratins contain cream, and great mashed potatoes will have a lot of butter and salt, but a little indulgence is never a bad thing! You’ll find a mix of healthy and indulgent recipes in this list!

You do need less oil and fat to cook potatoes in the air fryer, so it’s a great method of cooking if you are looking to cut down on calories, but still enjoy some carbs!

When are potatoes in season?

Potatoes are readily available all year round in stores, but you’ll find an abundance of them at your farmers’ markets from August through til October (in the Northern hemisphere).

How to store potatoes

Fresh potatoes have a pretty good shelf life and can last for a couple of months when stored in a cool place in a paper or mesh bag, or cardboard box so that the air can circulate. They are best stored at lower temperatures.

If the skin of the potato is wrinkled, or the potato feels soft then it’s best to discard them. Potatoes that are sprouted are fine to use if the skin is smooth and firm, just cut the sprouts off before preparing.

Cooked potato dishes will generally keep well, covered in the fridge, for up to 3 days, and can easily be reheated in the air fryer.

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Air Fryer Potato Side Dish Recipes

Air Fryer Red Potatoes
Easy to make, red skinned potatoes are simply seasoned and cooked quickly in the air fryer. A versatile everyday potato side dish.
Check out this recipe
Air fryer roasted red potatoes on a serving plate with two spoons.
Air Fryer Potatoes and Onions
Easy and quick to prep and cook, baby potatoes and sliced onions are cooked in the air fryer for one delicious side dish that can be paired with so many mains.
Check out this recipe
Air fryer potatoes and onions on a plate with a serving spoon.
Air Fryer Mashed Potatoes
Easy to make, air fryer mashed potatoes come out wonderfully fluffy. Made with cream and butter, they are rich, indulgent and so delicious!
Check out this recipe
Fluffy mashed potatoes in a bowl with a spoon.
Air Fryer Diced Potatoes
Easy and simple to make, these air fryer diced potatoes are perfect for any meal. With crispy edges and buttery middles. they are hard to resist!
Check out this recipe
Golden brown air fried diced potatoes in a serving dish.
Air Fryer Roasted Canned Potatoes
Get crispy and delicious roasted potatoes in a fraction of the time! Cooked in the air fryer, seasoned canned potatoes are so delicious, easy convenient and budget friendly!
Check out this recipe
Roasted canned potatoes in a white bowl garnished with fresh herbs.
Air Fryer Potato Gratin
Cheesy and creamy, this air fryer potato gratin recipe is so much quicker than oven baking. A delicious potato side that can be made in advance.
Check out this recipe
Air fryer gratin with some served and a spoon in the casserole dish.
Air Fryer Mashed Potato Balls
Easy to make and quick to cook, these air fryer mashed potato balls are cheesy, crispy and so good! Perfect for using up leftover mash!
Check out this recipe
Crispy mashed potato balls in a serving dish garnished with fresh parsley.
Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Potatoes
Whether you serve them as a holiday side dish or party appetizer, these air fryer bacon wrapped potatoes are easy to make and hard to resist!
Check out this recipe
Crispy bacon wrapped potatoes in a bowl garnished with fresh parsley.
Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes
Fingerling potatoes come out perfect when cooked in the air fryer and are ready to serve in a fraction of the time. This is one delicious potato side dish!
Check out this recipe
Air fried fingerling potatoes on a white plate with fresh parsley garnish.
Air Fryer Frozen Hash Browns
Perfectly crispy, cooking hash browns in your air fryer is so quick and easy. The perfect potato side dish for any meal of the day!
Check out this recipe
Air fried hash browns on a serving plate with a small bowl of sauce.
Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
These air fryer hasselback potatoes are so quick and easy to prep and cook. This versatile side dish is perfect to serve with all of your favorite mains.
Check out this recipe
An air fryer hasselback potato topped with sour cream and fresh chives.
Air Fryer Frozen Tater Tots
Whether you serve them as an appetizer or side, these frozen tater tots come out so good in the air fryer. Perfectly crispy and kid-friendly.
Check out this recipe
Close up of air fried tater tots next to a bowl of ketchup.
Air Fryer Roasted Baby Potatoes
Perfectly crispy and tender and buttery, these air fryer baby potatoes and easy to make and so mush quicker than oven roasting.
Check out this recipe
Air fryer roasted baby potatoes on a white plate.

These easy air fryer potato side dishes are a great accompaniment to any meal, and the results are perfect every single time! I hope this list of recipes inspires you – be sure to bookmark theses, you’ll never be short of a delicious potato side dish again!

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