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top side view of a stack of air fryer smashed potatoes seasoned with fresh chopped parsley and black pepper on a white plate

Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

  • Author: Gigi & Sersie
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These crispy air fryer smashed potatoes make the perfect snack or side dish. Dipped in hummus, they make a simple, tasty appetizer for your next party or movie night. They're easy to make, oil-free, and delicious!


Units Scale
  • 14-ounce weight small (baby or petite) potatoes


  • 1 tsp Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped parsley or another herb


Put small potatoes into a medium pot with water. Bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat and cook for 15 minutes.

Remove the potatoes from the heat and strain. Set them aside for 5 to 7 minutes or until cool enough to handle.

On a cutting board, center a jar (or cup with a wide bottom) over the potato. Carefully press down to smash the potato. Use a spatula to transfer the smashed potato to the air fryer. Repeat this process until you run out of room in the air fryer basket. Be sure to leave some space in between the potatoes. This helps them to get nice and crispy along the edges.

Cook in the air fryer at 380 F (193 C) for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Store leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. To reheat, put into the air fryer at 350 F (177 C) for 5 minutes, or the toaster oven at the same temperature for 10 minutes. These smashed potatoes are also freezer friendly, making them great for meal prep! Freeze in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. 



  1. Medium pot
  2. Strainer or colander
  3. Mason jar (or something to smash the potatoes)
  4. Spatula
  5. Air fryer
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Air Fryer or Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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