Last Updated on April 27, 2023 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!
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
Air Fryer Potato Side Dish Recipes
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!
More Air Fryer Side Dishes
- Air Fryer Cabbage with Onions and Apples
- Air Fryer Cherry Tomatoes
- Air Fryer Roasted Bell Peppers
- Air Fryer Polenta Fries
If you’ve tried any of these recipes, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know what you thought!