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Air Fryer Parmesan Potatoes Recipe

I love these crispy, cheesy air fryer parmesan potatoes! 

They are easy to make, flavorful, and perfect for a quick snack or easy side dish.

The parmesan cheese gives these air fryer potatoes an irresistible crispy texture and savory, cheesy flavor that I’m sure you’ll love, too. 

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How To Make Air Fryer Parmesan Potatoes

This easy recipe comes together with simple steps and simple ingredients.

Step 1

You’ll need small red potatoes or baby Yukon gold potatoes, grated Parmesan cheese, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, chopped fresh parsley, and olive oil to prepare this recipe.  

Set your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) and allow it to preheat for a few minutes.

Step 2

Wash and scrub the potatoes thoroughly, and cut them in half.

Keep the skin on.

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Step 3 

Combine the potato pieces, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and parsley in a large mixing bowl.

Toss them until each potato is coated. In a shallow dish, place the parmesan cheese. Spray the air fryer basket with oil.

Coat the potatoes with parmesan cheese on the cut side and arrange them in the air fryer in a single layer.

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Step 4 

Cook them for about 15 minutes, then turn them up and add a bit more parmesan cheese; cook for another 5-10 minutes until golden brown and fork tender.

Enjoy these crispy parmesan potatoes.

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Yes, you can make these potatoes without an air fryer. You can roast them in the oven instead.

Preheat your conventional oven to 400°F (200°C) and follow the same steps above, spreading the potatoes out in a single layer on a large baking sheet.

Cook for 30-40 minutes, flipping the potatoes halfway through until they’re golden brown and crispy.


  • Use small potatoes for the best results. They’ll cook more evenly and become perfectly crispy.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. 
  • Use freshly grated parmesan for the best flavor and texture.
  • Use parchment paper in the air fryer basket to clean up more quickly. 
  • Check the potato especially almost at the end of cooking, since air fryers vary in wattage and basket size, cooking times may need to be adjusted for your specific model.
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If you have leftover potatoes, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

To reheat them, pop them back in the air fryer at 350°F (175°C) for about 10 minutes.

What can you serve with these roasted potatoes?

These parmesan potatoes make a delicious side dish for just about any weeknight meal. 

I love pairing these delicious crispy potatoes with air fryer whole chicken, panko breaded chicken, Italian frittata, or air fryer burrito

They’re also perfect alongside soup or salad for a perfect comfort food. 

You can also enjoy them as a standalone snack or appetizer with your favorite sauce. 

Recipe FAQ’S

What are the best potatoes to use for air fryer parmesan potatoes?

Baby potatoes work best since their size allows everything to cook through evenly without becoming mushy inside.

Red or gold potatoes around 1-2 inches in diameter will give you the crispiest results.

You can also use fingerling potatoes sliced in half lengthwise.

Can you use full-sized potatoes instead of baby potatoes?

Absolutely! You can use full-sized potatoes if you don’t have baby potatoes on hand.

Cut them into 1/2 to 1-inch chunks to ensure even cooking. Russet potatoes are the perfect type of potato for this.

Do you need to peel the potatoes?

It’s not necessary to peel potatoes for this recipe.

Just be sure to scrub them well before cooking. The skins crisp up beautifully, but feel free to peel them if you prefer.

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Air Fryer Parmesan Potatoes

Air Fryer Parmesan Potatoes

These crispy, cheesy air fryer parmesan potatoes are the perfect easy side. Learn how to make yummy potatoes using just a few simple ingredients.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes,
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or fresh garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) and allow it to preheat for a few minutes.
  2. Wash and scrub the potatoes thoroughly, and cut them in half, keeping the skin intact.
  3. Combine the garlic powder, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and parsley in a bowl. Toss them until each potato is evenly coated.
  4. Place the grated Parmesan cheese in a shallow dish. Spray the air fryer basket with oil.
  5. Coat the cut side of the potatoes with Parmesan cheese and arrange them in a single layer in the air fryer.
  6. Air fry the potatoes at 400°F (200°C) for about 15 minutes.
  7. Flip the potatoes and sprinkle a little more Parmesan cheese on top.
  8. Continue cooking for another 5-10 minutes or until the potatoes turn golden brown.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 512mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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Monday 23rd of October 2023

These potatoes were so easy to make and so delicious! I was a little intimidated by the air fryer when I first got it but this recipe helped me get over that. These'll definitely be a part of my regular meal prep routine now.


Monday 23rd of October 2023

I'm so glad you enjoyed this air fried potatoes! They really are such an easy and tasty side. I'm happy this recipe helped you gain more confidence using your air fryer. It can seem daunting at first, but once you make a couple foolproof dishes like these potatoes, you start to realize just how versatile air frying is.


Monday 23rd of October 2023

Irresistible crispy, cheesy goodness (chef's kiss)! My son just added this to his "TOP 5 most favorite snacks"!


Monday 23rd of October 2023

Thank you for your comment Jhicel, I'm glad your son enjoyed it.:)

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