These cheesy smashed potatoes are a recipe I can eat every single night and not get sick of. They're perfect for easy dinners, or an appetizer that is guaranteed to please every guest at the table. Who doesn't love a crispy, cheesy potato?


-Baby potatoes -Oil -Spices -Garlic -Chives -Cheese

Can you make smashed potatoes in the air fryer?

Yes! Once boiled and tossed in oil, add the potatoes to the basket of your air fryer, and smash them. Bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket half way through. Add the cheese in the final 5 minutes.

Top Tip

If you don’t have a glass or mason jar to use, a fork or potato masher will also work. For the crispiest smashed potatoes, try and steam dry them after boiling. This means draining them and allow them to dry in a colander for about 5 minutes to remove excess water. The more water you can drain, the crispier these potatoes will be.


Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container. To reheat, place them in the oven at 375F for about 5-10 minutes.


To make gluten-free: This recipe is naturally gluten-free. To make vegan: Use a dairy-free cheese. Ensure you choose a dairy-free cheese like melts well like this one. To make nut-free: This recipe is naturally nut-free.

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