Our air fryer potato wedges recipe can give you warm hugs in less than 30 minutes.
Someone once said “sometimes, potato wedges make you feel like they hugging you,” and we couldn’t agree more. They’re warm, fluffy, and tender, everything you can ask for in a hug.
Today, we’re showing you how to make these little treats in your air fryer so you can serve a showstopping dish this National Potato Day (August 19). Every step is easy to follow and you get to step away and do whatever you want once the button is pressed.
To retrieve the ingredients and the picture-illustrated instructions, . To learn more about potato wedges, read on.
Are Potato Wedges Healthy?
Yes, they are.
For starters, potatoes are a good source of complex carbohydrates because they contain lots of fiber. Meeting the recommended fiber intake is known to keep your gut healthy, your bowel movements regular, and your stomach full for longer.
Despite that, how you cook the vegetable affects its healthiness, too. In this recipe, we’re using an air fryer — quite a healthy cooking method.
Air fryers allow you to enjoy the flavor of fried food without overdosing on oil. This reduces your fat intake and helps you control your calories as a result.
How Our Recipe Are Made to be Different
Besides calories, the USDA also recommends that we limit our intake of sodium, saturated fat, and added sugar.
This air fryer potato wedges recipe calls for no sugar or ingredients that contain saturated fat. So, in terms of the USDA’s guidelines, our main concern is the sodium content, which is lower by simply adding the right amount of salt.
If you wish to find out more about these nutrition-versus-flavor “sweet spots,” you can check out to read our healthy eating guidelines.
How to Season
The seasonings we used are a common mix for many foods: garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. We use the same things to season chicken nuggets, onion rings, french fries, you name it.
This time, we decided to add some freshness and fragrance by throwing in some fresh thyme. You can select any of your favorite herbs to use in thyme’s place.
How to Cut Potatoes Into Wedges
Here’s how to prep the potatoes for our air fryer potato wedges:
Begin by scrubbing the potatoes really well under a running tap to remove any dirt from the surface. Pat them dry, and begin to prep them one by one:
Place one on the cutting board and slice it in half.
Place each half flat-side down and slice them in half again, length-wise.
Repeat and you should have eight wedges in total out of one potato.
Can You Cook Frozen Potato Wedges in an Air Fryer?
Technically you can, but they probably won’t end up with the tender, fluffy interior you want.
What you can do instead is microwave your potatoes and season them before freezing them. Then, place the frozen potato wedges into the air fryer and cook them for 3 minutes longer than what this recipe requires.
Place each potato on a cutting board and cut into wedges.
Transfer 28 oz potato wedges into a microwave safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 7 minutes on high.
Take the bowl out and carefully remove the cover (watch out for hot steam). Toss the potatoes with 2 tbsp thyme, 1/4 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 1 tbsp olive oil.
Put potatoes into the frying basket and cook for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Remove the potatoes from the air fryer. Arrange on a serving platter. Put ketchup into a small bowl for dipping and serve.
Air Fryer Potato Wedges
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 185Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0.6g
Trans Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Vitamin A 244IU
Vitamin C 24mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Lizzie Streit is a Minneapolis-based dietitian and founder of It’s a Veg World After All. She completed her MS in Human Nutrition from Drexel University, and is an expert in culinary nutrition, recipe development, and nutrition communications. Lizzie’s philosophy is centered around making nutrition recommendations, and especially the advice to eat more vegetables, approachable and realistic. She is excited to be working with the team at Healthy Recipes 101 to ensure that their recipes are both nutritious and delicious.
A healthier alternative to traditional potato wedges that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.