Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Light and crispy, you’ll love these air fryer potato wedges as an easy side dish. Season with rosemary and thyme (or your favorite seasoning) for a kid friendly recipe.

Have you ever made crispy potato wedges in the oven? They’re easy enough, but today we’re making them easier (and a little healthier) by using your air fryer. And I think you’ll love how they are seasoned!

basket of air fryer potato wedges

Potatoes are one of those side dishes that go with just about anything. You can have mashed potatoes, cheesy potatoes or a potato casserole. But sometimes you need a potato recipe that is quick and easy. No fuss, not much mess and one that the kids will enjoy.

That’s where potato wedges come in! No need to turn on the oven for these air fryer potato wedges. They’ll cook quickly and with less oil in your air fryer.

Are air fried potatoes healthy?

Air fryer potatoes are touted as healthy because they use less grease then deep frying potatoes. This means they generally have a much lower fat content.

If you are used to frying potatoes either in a deep fryer or in a skillet with an inch or so of oil, then yes, these air fryer potatoes will be healthy.

Does an air fryer use grease?

This recipe calls for just a teaspoon of oil. It its not 100% necessary to use oil in air fryer recipes, but if you choose not to, at least take the time to spray your air fryer basket with cooking spray. This will help ensure the foods do not stick.

**As always, read the instructions for the type of air fryer you have so that you don’t ruin your air fryer or cause any cooking issues.**

A basket of potatoes

How do you cut potatoes into wedges?

To cut potato wedges, you’re simply going to start by cutting a potato in half, then you’ll continue to cut each half in half until you end up with the size wedges you’d like. We usually end up with 8 wedges, but this will depend on the size potatoes you have.

If you have a handy apple slicer, you can also use it to wedge a potato. Find one here.

How to Make Air Fryer Potato Wedges

The first step to making potato wedges is to choose the best type of potato. What potatoes are best for potato wedges? Choose a Russet potato. They are high in starch and will crisp up nicely on the outside, but stay soft and fluffy on the inside.

  • Cut potatoes in half, then cut into wedges. Each potato should make 6-8 wedges depending on the thickness of the potatoes and the desired size of the wedge.
cut potato wedges on a cutting board
  • In a large bowl, toss together potatoes with seasonings and olive oil.
bowl of seasoned potato wedges
  • Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray. Add the potatoes and if desired, spray potatoes with cooking spray for an extra crispy potato wedge.
  • Set temperature to 390 degrees Fahrenheit and the timer for 15 minutes for regular sized wedges, adjust timing by a minute or two if the wedges are thinner or thicker.
A sliced banana on a plate, with Potato wedges
  • Want extra crispy wedges? Turn up the heat to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for an additional 2-3 minutes at the end of cooking time.
  • Serve immediately for the crispiest potato experience!

What to Serve with Baked Potato Wedges

Here are a few of our favorite dinners to serve potatoes with:

Or, use this recipe to make Mexican loaded potato wedges!

a spatula with potato wedges

Other Potato Recipes

Or see this post for all of our BEST potato recipes!

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Air Fryer Potato Wedges with fresh rosemary
Air Fryer Potato Wedges with fresh rosemary

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

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Light and crispy, you'll love these air fryer potato wedges as an easy side dish. Season with rosemary and thyme (or your favorite seasoning) for a kid friendly recipe.
Servings 2
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 2 russet potatoes (rinsed and dried)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon crushed thyme leaves (if using ground, only use ¼ to ½ teaspoon)
  • cooking spray (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Cut potatoes in half, then cut into wedges. Each potato should make 6-8 wedges depending on the thickness of the potatoes and the desired size of the wedge.
  • In a large bowl, toss together potatoes with seasonings and olive oil.
  • Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray. Add the potatoes and if desired, spray potatoes with cooking spray for an extra crispy potato wedge.
  • Set temperature to 390 degrees Fahrenheit and the timer for 15 minutes for regular sized wedges, adjust timing by a minute or two if the wedges are thinner or thicker.
  • Want extra crispy wedges? Turn up the heat to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for an additional 2-3 minutes at the end of cooking time.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the recipe using 2 potatoes, with 1 serving being 1 set of potato wedges. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1173mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 186
Keyword air fryer recipe, kid friendly recipe, potato side dish
a basket of potato wedges

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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