air fryer cheesy potato recipe

air fryer cheesy potato recipe


  1. Four big Russet potatoes
  2. Two tablespoons of melted, unsalted butter
  3. Half a cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  4. One tsp of kosher salt
  5. half a teaspoon of pepper, black
  6. Half a teaspoon of paprika
  7. one tsp powdered garlic
  8. Serve with sour cream, cooked bacon, sliced green onions, etc.


  1. Set your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for three to five minutes of preheating. Cut potatoes into 1/4 to 1/2 thick slices after placing the bottom of the potato on a cutting board.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, salt, black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Toss in the cut potatoes and coat them with the butter mixture after adding them to the basin.
  3. Apply cooking spray, smear with olive oil or line with parchment paper to your air fryer basket. Arrange the potato mixture in a single layer within the air fryer basket. To guarantee equal cooking, set the cooking duration for 15 minutes and shake the basket every 5 minutes.
  4. Once the potatoes have cooked for 15 minutes, top them with the shredded cheese and continue cooking for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling and melted.
  5. If preferred, garnish with fresh herbs and serve right away.



  • Choose the correct kind of potato: Yukon Gold or Russet red potatoes are excellent choices because they can be baked well. Because of their high starch content, these potatoes have a crispy outside and a fluffy inside.
    Chop the potatoes uniformly. Cut the potatoes into regular pieces for consistent cooking. Aim for slices that are 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
  • Before adding the potatoes, make sure the air fryer has been preheated for a few minutes. They will cook more evenly as a result.
  • Cook Times: Depending on the type of air fryer you’re using, the cook times will change. The recipe remains unchanged whether you use a 5-quart air fryer or a Ninja Foodi.
  • Add some oil to the potatoes: Adding some butter or olive oil to the potatoes will aid in their crisping in the air fryer. Make careful to coat the potatoes evenly with a neutral oil, such as vegetable or canola.
  • Properly season: Don’t be afraid to add seasoning! To add flavour to the potatoes, use your preferred spices. Garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper are all excellent options.
  • Add the cheese towards the end: To prevent it from burning, add it to the potatoes during the last few minutes of cooking.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer: Make sure to cook the potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer. Overcrowding the fryer will result in unevenly cooked potatoes.
  • Shake the basket: To guarantee that the potatoes cook equally on all sides, shake the air fryer basket a few times while the potatoes are cooking.
  • Let them rest: Before serving, let the potatoes sit in the air fryer for a few minutes after they have finished frying. They will become even more sharp as a result.
    Serve right away: Hot and crisp cheesy potatoes are best served right away.

How to Keep Things:

Once the cheese potatoes have cooled to room temperature, save any leftovers. After that, store them in the refrigerator for two to three days by placing them in an airtight container or carefully wrapping them in plastic wrap. You can use a microwave or air fryer to reheat them. Once the cheese has melted, add some more and continue cooking.

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