13 Healthy Air Fryer Potato RecipesArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
Potatoes are one of the most popular foods in the U.S. In fact, we love them so much that Americans eat an average of about 50 pounds of spuds per year, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
They’re also good for us. Potatoes are SmartCarbs, so they’re high in fiber and low on the Glycemic Index.
Potatoes are classified as SmartCarbs on Nutrisystem because they are starchier and contain more carbohydrates than other vegetables. However, they are a great source of fiber, vitamin C and potassium, which makes them “smart.” One serving is about ½ cup.
One of the reasons potatoes are so beloved is their versatility. Baked, roasted or mashed, potatoes can be prepared in a wide variety of healthy ways. Even better, with a handy air fryer, you can make potatoes that are full of enticing flavors in minutes. Here are 13 fresh ideas for bringing out the best in potatoes with the air fryer!
Crispy, salty potato chips are so hard to resist, but every bag comes with loads of calories and fats. The air fryer gives real potato slices the crunch you crave in minutes without leaving them oily. Season them any way you like, with a pinch of salt, a sprinkle of cayenne pepper0 or your choice of other spices.
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Cheese and sour cream turn ordinary spuds into “loaded” potatoes. With an air fryer and a bag of baby potatoes, you can whip up a bite-sized version in less than 30 minutes. They’re crisp on the outside and tender inside. We use light sour cream and low-fat cheddar to keep the calories low and the satisfaction high.
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Crostini can be a sophisticated appetizer or a simple way to enjoy tasty toppings anytime. Sweet potato slices come out of the air fryer as crisp as crackers, making them the perfect platform for savory smoked salmon, rich cream cheese and tangy capers.
You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy tater tots. Make them with sweet potatoes in the air fryer and they can be a part of an adult’s healthy diet. These tots are simple to prepare and come out brown and crunchy on the outside, yet soft and tender on the inside. Serve them up with real honey mustard sauce and see how much everyone in the family loves good food made well.
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Start your day with a warm, hearty breakfast by making this filling blend of savory chicken sausage, crisp potatoes and caramelized zucchini. It all browns up quickly in the air fryer while you get dressed. Add chopped peppers, sweet or spicy, and onions to get in more veggies. This dish makes a pleasing dinner, too.
Skip the store bought chips and swap them out for homemade goodness! You can still indulge in the tempting taste of BBQ chips without the guilt. Sweet, savory and smart, this recipe for BBQ sweet potato chips made in the air fryer is sure to satisfy any snack food craving.
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The ingredients of classic Caprese salad are a flavorful combo of creamy fresh mozzarella, juicy tomatoes and sweet basil. They come together perfectly on top of a base of sliced sweet potato that’s been crisped in the air fryer. You can serve them as a snack or enjoy them as the heart of a healthy lunch.
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Stuffed potato skins are the kind of pub food you might think you have to give up when you’re trying to lose weight. This recipe shows you how to enjoy them and stay on track to your goal. The air fryer turns the skins crispy, then you add chili and cheese so every bite is loaded with yummy flavors.
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You want fries with your meal? Make them with sweet potatoes in the air fryer and the answer to that question can always be “yes, please.” Finish them with a dash of salt or turn up the heat with cayenne pepper.
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Here’s another tasty chip recipe made healthy in the air fryer! Next time you’re thinking about derailing your diet with potato chips, think about “frying” up these homemade Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips instead. They’ve got all of the flavor of your favorite bag of crisps but fit perfectly into your weight loss plan.
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Make snack time fancy or give party time a healthy twist with these tasty nibbles. Sweet potato slices go into the air fryer and come out as crunchy as toast. Pile on the crème fraiche, crunchy almonds, tart dried cranberries and sweet figs. Each bite is sure to tantalize all of your taste buds.
A crunchy potato skin becomes the vessel for the whole meal when you stuff it with forkfuls of shredded chicken or pork, bathed in sweet and tangy barbecue sauce. Top with cheese and a scoop of sour cream, and serve for lunch, dinner or a party.
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Looking for a scrumptious appetizer? Try this irresistible Air Fryer Double Stuffed Cheesy Crab Potatoes recipe! Indulge in the delectable combination of succulent crab meat, creamy mashed potatoes, and savory cheese. Not only is it packed with flavor, but it’s also guilt-free. Great for game day parties!