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Cheesy Air Fryer Potatoes

Air Fryer Potatoes are tossed in ranch seasoning and air fried to perfection. Topped with mozzarella cheese and broiled for a cheesy twist!

In need of a quick and easy side dish? Look no further than these Cheesy Air Fryer Potatoes. They are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. And as if perfectly cooked potatoes aren’t enough, these potatoes are sprinkled with mozzarella and popped under the broiler for a couple minutes.

The result? Cheesy potato perfection that the whole family is sure to love. I know that mine did!

And like so many of my recipes here on Life’s Ambrosia, this one is super easy to make. Let me walk you through all you need!

What ingredients do you need to make Air Fryer Potatoes?

  • BABY YUKON GOLD POTATOES: Yukon gold potatoes are perfect for this because the skin is thin and doesn’t need to be peeled. They also have a rich buttery interior.
  • OLIVE OIL: To help crisp up the potatoes
  • RANCH SEASONING: Seasoning blends are a quick way to add a ton of flavor. For this recipe, I used Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning Blend.
  • GRANULATED GARLIC: There is garlic in the ranch seasoning but more is always better when garlic is concerned.
  • SALT AND PEPPER
  • MOZZARELLA: Shred it yourself, skip the pre-shredded stuff. Freshly shredded cheese has much better flavor!
  • PARMESAN: Same deal! Freshly grated is best but the stuff in the can will work in a pinch.
  • ITALIAN PARSLEY: For a pop of color and a burst of fresh flavor.

How do you make potatoes in the air fryer?

Everyone loves roasted potatoes but you can get the same crispy exterior and fluffy inside in the air fryer in a little less time.

  • STEP #1: Toss the potatoes in olive oil, ranch seasoning, granulated garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well so that all of the potatoes are coated.
  • STEP #2: Place potatoes in the air fryer basket and air fry at 390 for 15 minutes. Make sure to shake the basket every 5 minutes.
  • STEP #3: Place the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Broil for 1 – 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and starts to get browned spots.
  • STEP #4: Sprinkle with parmesan and parsley. Serve immediately.

Variations:

Add some crumbled bacon to the top for some meaty deliciousness.

You can also switch up the cheeses. Maybe add some cheddar or pepper jack. Just make sure it’s something that melts well!

Switch up the seasoning blends to suit whatever you’re craving. Want something spicy? Try a cajun seasoning blend. Or make a taco version with some shredded cheddar and taco seasoning. Or a pizza version with Italian seasoning and pepperoni. The possibilities are endless!

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Cheesy Air Fryer Potatoes

Air Fryer Potatoes are tossed in ranch seasoning and air fried to perfection. Topped with mozzarella cheese and broiled for a cheesy twist!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 183 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound baby Yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons ranch seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Halve potatoes and toss with extra virgin olive oil, ranch seasoning, garlic powder, pepper and salt.
  • Place seasoned potatoes in the air fryer basket. Air fry at 390 degrees for 15 minutes, shake every 5 minutes.
  • Spread potatoes in a single layer on baking sheet. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Broil for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with parmesan and parsley. Serve immediately.

Notes

You can use red potatoes or even a blend of tri-colored baby potatoes for this recipe. Russet potatoes would also work but make sure they are cut into bite sized pieces.
Nutrition information for estimation purposes only.

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 19.9gProtein: 5.8gFat: 9.7gSaturated Fat: 2.6gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 455mgFiber: 3.2gSugar: 1.7g
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Keywords: air fryer, side dish

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Des

Hey! I'm Des!

Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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