Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

By Sarah
February 24, 2023

Air fryer garlic parmesan potatoes are simply delicious. They are quick, easy to make, and seasoned perfectly. Plus, they are crispy on the outside and tender on the outside. 

Which Potatoes Are Best For Air Frying

All potatoes are not created equal. Therefore, you cannot air fry any potatoes. There are several types of potatoes you can air fry.  

Russet Potatoes 

Russet potatoes are the best potatoes for air frying. They will have a crispy exterior and a golden brown color. The inside of the potatoes will be light and fluffy. 

Yukon Gold Potatoes

Yukon gold potatoes are an excellent choice for air frying. They have lower levels of starch and higher levels of sugar which gives them a beautiful golden color and crisp texture. 

However, they will not be as crispy as if you had used russet potatoes. But they will have a creamy interior and a delicious flavor. 

Red Potatoes 

Like Yukon gold potatoes, red potatoes develop a darker color when air fried. It’s due to the high sugar levels and low starch content. 

Even though their exterior will be crispy, they will soften very quickly. Nevertheless, the interior will be creamy and soft. 

Baby Potatoes

Baby potatoes are not a type of potato per se. Baby potatoes are harvested early. 

They have higher levels of sugar which helps them brown more. 

Baby potatoes will also hold their shape better. However, they are seasonal and can be difficult to find in the grocery store. 

Air fryer garlic parmesan potatoes in a bowl.

Should You Soak Potatoes Before Air Frying

Starch is naturally present in potatoes. Soaking the potatoes pulls some of the starch out of the potatoes. In turn, this makes the potatoes crispier. 

Soaking potatoes is optional. I did not soak the potatoes before air frying them, and they were still crispy. 

However, if you do soak the potatoes, soak them for at least 30 minutes in cold water. Additionally, make sure you dry the potatoes really well before air frying them. 

Should You Boil Potatoes For Air Frying Them 

Some people prefer to boil potatoes before air frying them. The potatoes are boiled in a pot of salted water until they are halfway cooked. Then they are drained and air fried.

I never boil potatoes before air frying them. It’s an extra step that creates more dishes. Plus, the potatoes will still be tender if they are air fried in their raw state. 

Nevertheless, it’s up to you if you want to boil the potatoes before air frying them. 

Can You Use Aluminum Foil In The Air Fryer

Yes, you can put foil in the air fryer. The air fryer will get quite dirty from the parmesan cheese. So using foil will make clean up much easier. 

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Why Are My Air-Fried Potatoes Soggy

Your potatoes may be soggy because the air fryer was not hot enough. Preheat the air fryer for 3-5 minutes before you add the potatoes. 

Another reason your potatoes may not be crispy is that you overcrowded the basket. If there are too many potatoes in the basket, they will steam instead of fry. So cook the potatoes in batches if necessary. 

How To Store Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

Let the air fryer garlic parmesan cheese cool completely, then place them into an airtight container. Place them in the fridge, and they will last up to 5 days. 

Can You Freeze Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

Technically, you can freeze air fryer garlic parmesan potatoes. However, I do not recommend it. Once you thaw, the potatoes will be soggy and mushy.

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Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

Recipe by SarahCourse: Gluten-Free, Recipes, Side DishesDifficulty: Easy


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Who needs the oven to roast potatoes when you can cook them much faster in the air fryer? They are made with herbs, garlic and onion powder, and lots of parmesan cheese. They are a quick and easy side dish that is extremely flavorful. 


  • 6 russet potatoes, peeled, diced

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons of complete seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • Place the russet potatoes into a large bowl and toss them with the olive oil, complete seasoning, garlic powder, Herbs de Provence, onion powder, black pepper, and parmesan cheese to coat them in the oil and seasoning.
  • Coat the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Add the potatoes to the basket and cook them at 400°F for 10 minutes.
  • Shake the basket and cook them for another 8-10 minutes until they are golden brown on the outside and tender on the inside.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories211
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 5.4g 9%
    • Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%
  • Cholesterol 6mg 2%
  • Sodium 118mg 5%
  • Total Carbohydrate 39.8g 14%
    • Dietary Fiber 4.5g 18%
    • Sugars 4.5g
  • Protein 8.5g 17%

  • Calcium 105%
  • Iron 2%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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