Smashed Potatoes in an Air Fryer

Smashed Potatoes in an Air Fryer

These air fryer smashed potatoes are perfect for you if, like me, you enjoy mashed potatoes but detest taking the time to boil and bake them. With only a few minutes of preparation time, you may create them completely in an air fryer.

However, in terms of flavor, they are nothing like shortcuts. Every smashed potato has a flavor of black pepper, rosemary, and garlic and is crispy and golden brown. As we get into the dish, be ready to air fry some baby gold potatoes!

Air Fry Baby Gold Potatoes for 15-20 Minutes at 400ºF.

Although I’ve prepared these smashed potatoes with variety of baby potato medleys, the recipe specifically asks for baby gold potatoes. Simply put, gold potatoes have the finest color. The recipe instructs you to wash, pat dry, and then immediately put the potatoes in the air fryer to maintain low fat content. To make the potatoes extra crispy, feel free to toss them in little olive oil before to the first air fry cycle. My air fryer potato wedges only require half tablespoon for the initial air fry cycle.


  1. (1) Baby Gold Potatoes, 1/2 pound
  2. Two tsp (32g) olive oil
  3. One teaspoon dried rosemary
  4. A half-tsp of garlic powder
  5. 1/4 tsp Kosher or Flake Salt Black Pepper, according your taste


  • Before placing the potatoes in the air fryer basket, wash and pat dry. Bake the potatoes at 400°F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they are tender.
  • After transferring the potatoes to a sheet pan, mash them into thin coins, about 1/4″ apiece, using the bottom of a cup or mug. Avoid oversmashing to avoid having mashed potatoes.
  • Pour pepper and olive oil over the potatoes, then toss lightly to coat evenly.
  • Return the mashed potatoes to the air fryer and cook, shaking halfway through, for a further 15 to 20 minutes at 400 degrees. , until the potatoes have a golden brown crispy texture.
  • Notes: I air-fried using a 6.5-quart Ninja Foodi. The cooking speed of air fryers varies depending on their size. Cook times should be adjusted appropriately.

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