If creamy mashed potatoes and roasted potatoes had babies, they would be delicious air fryer hasselback potatoes. They taste amazing and have the perfect balance of smooth and crispy texture. Plus, they look like a million bucks but are surprisingly easy to do, so it's a great way to add some flair to your dinner table.
We've got a simple trick that makes slicing these a breeze. After that, the process is similar to cooking a basic baked potato in the air fryer. When your crispy air fryer potatoes are done, add your favorite toppings (sour cream, bacon and chives anyone?) or eat them just as they are. They are excellent alongside other roasted vegetables (for vegetarian or gluten free diets) or as a perfect pairing to grilled meats.
- MAKE IT SWEET – Swap a regular potato for a sweet potato and brush with a mixture of butter, salt, brown sugar and cinnamon. Top with pecans in the last few minutes of cooking.
- MAKE IT SPICY – To your butter mixture add a tablespoon of chili paste, chili powder, or sriracha sauce and ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder.
- MAKE IT CHEESY – After cooking, add slices of cheddar cheese between every other potato slice and cook for 2-3 minutes more, just long enough to melt. Check out our cheesy hasselback potato recipe for full details.
AIR FRYER HASSELBACK POTATO INGREDIENTS
You may have the ingredients for air fryer hasselback potatoes in your refrigerator or pantry and not need to make a trip to the grocery store. See recipe card below for ingredient amounts.Jump to Recipe
- Potatoes: Russet potatoes (also called Idaho potatoes) are perfect for cooking hasselback potatoes in the air fryer or oven, or for any baked potato recipe. They are low moisture and high starch.
- Butter: Use unsalted butter.
- Salt and Pepper
Enjoy this great recipe as a great addition to a full meal with these other recipes:
- Roast Turkey – An easy turkey recipes with the best turkey seasoning.
- Air Fryer Broccoli – A quick way to achieve tender, savory broccoli.
- Chocolate Raspberry Muffins – Chocolate raspberry muffins with a gooey, molten center.
If you'd like to print this recipe, scroll down to the recipe card where you can print the recipe or have it scaled to double or triple. You'll also find nutrition information.Jump to Recipe
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES NEEDED:
- cutting board
- sharp knife
- basting brush
- chop sticks or wooden spoons
CLEAN POTATOES: Wash and dry potatoes.
SLICE: Slice potatoes into ¼ inch slices, being careful not to slice all the way through the potato. See kitchen tip for foolproof slicing trick!
BASTE WITH BUTTER: Baste the outside of the potato with butter and generously baste the inside of the potato slices with butter as well.
SALT AND PEPPER: Sprinkle each potato with about ½ teaspoon of salt and a pinch of pepper.
PLACE IN AIR FRYER: Place potatoes into the air fryer basket. If your potatoes don’t all fit without stacking, cook in shifts.
DESCRIPTION: Cook at 350°F for 30-40 minutes. Cook time will vary based on the size of potatoes, the size of the slices, and how many potatoes are in your machine. Potatoes are done cooking when your fork can easily poke the potato and not meet resistance.
REMOVE: Remove from the air fryer.
Refrigerate: Air fryer potatoes can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. While the skin may not be as crispy, they will still taste just as good.
Freeze: You can freeze potatoes for up to a month. Before freezing, make sure your potatoes are fully cooled. Wrap them in foil or plastic wrap, ensuring no part of the potato is exposed to air. Then, place in a sealed freezer bag without any excess air.
Defrosting: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight or, for faster results, thaw in the microwave.
Reheating: You can reheat potatoes in your air fryer at 400 until heated or in a microwave.
While we love air fryer hasselback potatoes, we also love some of these other recipes and think you will as well.
- AIR FRYER BAKED POTATOES – Piping hot potatoes with crispy skins and fluffy interiors.
- AIR FRYER BEETS – Tasty, healthy red and golden air fryer beets ready in no time.
- AIR FRYER CAULIFLOWER – A new option for your side dish rotation that is tasty and easy.
- AIR FRYER THREE CHEESE BOMBS – These easy and delicious biscuit bites are perfect for cheese lovers.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- 4 potatoes - medium or large sized
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Wash and dry potatoes.
- Slice potatoes into ¼ inch slices, being careful not to slice all the way through the potato. Lay the flattest side of the potato down on the cutting board and put chopsticks on either side of the potato. Use a knife to make slices all the way down to the chopsticks, which will prevent the knife from going all the way to the cutting board.
- Baste the outside of the potato with butter and generously baste the inside of the potato slices with butter as well.
- Sprinkle each potato with about ½ teaspoon of salt and a pinch of pepper.
- Place potatoes into the air fryer (if your potatoes don’t all fit without stacking, cook in shifts.
- Cook at 350ºF for 30-40 minutes. Cook time will vary based on the size of potatoes, the size of the slices, and how many potatoes are in your machine. Potatoes are done cooking when your fork can easily poke the potato and not meet resistance.
- Remove from the air fryer, serve.
- Optional: You can buy air fryer specific parchment paper with holes in it for the bottom of your air fryer. This might make cleanup easier.
- Optional: Baste your potato with butter again once it’s cooked and air fry for another minute.