Air Fryer Hassleback Potatoes

Air-Fryer Hassleback Potatoes

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Craving for a quick and easy, plus a delicious side dish? Or can’t think of anything to take to the next potluck party? Hassleback potatoes are here to the rescue. And since the air fryer is making the jobs easier for us, so why not try this recipe in the air fryer too? Let us eat guilt-free for one day! It also takes much less time to cook in an air fryer.

Ingredients Required

  • Potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil
  • Dried basil
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried rosemary
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper

Ingredient notes and Variations:

Potatoes: The best potatoes to make this recipe are the Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes. The reason is that they are not too waxy, and maintain their shape after high-temperature cooking. Both of them get a nice crisp exterior when cooked.

Note: To give this classic recipe a unique twist, use sweet potatoes.

Olive oil: Spraying a bit of olive oil on the potatoes makes them crisp and helps achieve a nice golden texture. You can use avocado or sesame oil too.

Parmesan cheese: Parmesan cheese is the best one to grate onto the potatoes. Alternatively, you can use Pecorino Romano cheese. It has a similar texture and grates well.

Fresh basil: Chop some of the fresh basil and garnish it on the prepared hassleback potatoes. It gives a nice, fresh aroma and a pleasant look to the dish. If the basil is not available, use fresh cilantro or parsley.

Dried herbs: Dried herbs like basil, oregano, and rosemary infuse their unique flavors and aromas in the potatoes during cooking.

Garlic powder: Garlic powder gives a strong and bold flavor and accentuates the flavor of other ingredients. You can also use a fresh clove of garlic and chop it finely before using.

Salt and black pepper: Use salt and black pepper to taste. If you prefer the potatoes more spicy, you can use cayenne pepper, chili flake, or chopped jalapenos.

How to make Hassleback potatoes in Air Fryer

cutting potatoes for making Hassleback Potatoes

1: Preparing the potatoes

  • Wash all the potatoes thoroughly to remove all the dirt. Do not peel the potatoes.
  • With the help of a sharp knife, make small slices in the potatoes without separating them. Make thin, even cuts along each potato, about 1/8-inch apart, ensuring not to cut all the way through. Use wooden chopsticks to serve as a guide. This helps in keeping the slices even.
  • Keep them soaked in a bath of cold water for at least 5 minutes. This will help remove excess starch from them.
  • Remove from water and let them sit for 5 minutes.

2: Seasoning the potatoes

  • Spray some olive oil on the potatoes.
  • If you are using fresh chopped garlic, coat it over the potatoes or mix in olive oil before applying.
  • Mix all the dried herbs and season the potatoes with half of this mixture.
  • Add salt and black pepper. You can use chopped jalapenos or cayenne pepper too.

3: Air frying the potatoes

  • Preheat the air fryer to 380F.
  • Arrange the potatoes in the lined air fryer basket. Make sure that you do not overcrowd it.
  • Cook the potatoes for at least 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Drizzle the remaining mixture of dried herbs and cook the potatoes again for 20 minutes.
  • Check if the potatoes are cooked thoroughly by inserting a sharp knife into them. Cook for 5 more minutes if not yet done.
  • When the skin is crisp and the exterior becomes nice and slightly golden, take them out of the Air fryer basket and grate some parmesan cheese over the top.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh basil or cilantro.
  • Serve them hot along with sour cream or your preferred dip.
air fryer Hassleback Potatoes ready for serving
Air-Fryer Hassleback Potatoes

Air Fryer Hassleback Potatoes

Adalynn Ward
Craving for a quick and easy, plus a delicious side dish? Or can’t think of anything to take to the next potluck party? Hassleback potatoes are here to serve a perfect meal. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Servings 4 persons


  • 4 medium-sized russet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

How to Make?

  • Scrub the potatoes clean and pat them dry. Place a potato between two chopsticks or wooden spoons to act as a guide, preventing you from cutting all the way through.
  • Make thin, even cuts along each potato, about 1/8-inch apart.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the potatoes, making sure to get some in between the slices.
  • Sprinkle dried basil, dried oregano, dried rosemary, and garlic powder over the potatoes. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 380°F.
  • Arrange the potatoes in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overcrowded. Cook for 35-40 minutes, or until the potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
  • Garnish with fresh basil and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese before serving.


Serving: 1potatoCalories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 28.6gProtein: 9.8gFat: 11.8gSaturated Fat: 4.1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 244mgPotassium: 721mgFiber: 4.5gSugar: 2.2gCalcium: 219mgIron: 1mg
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