The Best Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes 

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Air fryer hasselback potatoes are easy, tasty, and flavorful

The Best Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

Calling all my potatoes lovers! If you have made air fryer sweet potatoes, air fryer baked potatoes, or air fryer melting potatoes, then this air fryer hasselback potato recipe is the next on the list! You are going to this recipe!

How to make Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback potatoes in the air fryer are fun and easy

Like all air fryer recipes, this is another easy recipe that requires very little efforts on your part! For this recipe, you need:

  • 5 russet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Flake salt
  • Tony’s Cajun seasoning

First, prepare your potatoes by washing and drying them. You want to make sure your potatoes are dry or they won’t properly and fully cook in the air fryer.

How to Cut Hasselback Potatoes

The hardest part of this recipe is cutting the potatoes. To make authentic hasselback potatoes you have to thinly cut slices into the potatoes, without cutting all the way through. To successfully do this you need a sharp knife (this Victorinox knife is my all-time favorite), cutting board, and chopsticks.

Place the potato on the cutting board. Take the chopsticks and place them on the long sides of the potato- this means that your potato is in the middle of the chopsticks. Then take your knife and cut slices into the potato, stopping when you reach the chopsticks. Your slices can be as thin or as thick as you want. But I recommend slices that are about ¼-inch thick.

How to Cook Hasselback Potatoes in the Air Fryer

Once your potatoes are cut, preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 400°F/200°C.  Spray or baste olive oil onto the potatoes. Then, season the potatoes with flake salt and cajun seasoning. Feel free to season the potatoes anyway that you want. Try melted butter with fresh parsley, thyme, rosemary, and garlic. Or keep it simple with salt and pepper. It’s up to you!

When your potatoes are prepped and ready, go ahead and place them in the air fryer. Cook at 350°F/175°C for 15-20 minutes. At the 15 minute mark, check on your potatoes, if they aren’t thoroughly cooked to your liking, cook for an extra 5 or so minutes. Because all air fryers are different, your cooking time will vary. Be sure to keep an eye on them!

Quick and easy hasselback potatoes in the air fryer are delicious and flavorful!

Finish your air fryer hasselback potatoes with delicious and flavor-rich toppings. Of course, you can add any toppings you like. But I recommend:

  • Bacon (I made two slices of bacon and cut it up)
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped chives
  • Sour cream ranch (in a bowl mix together 1 cup sour cream with 1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix)

Final Thoughts

Delicious, flavorful, and fun hasselback potatoes are served! Enjoy this air fryer recipe with a fresh leafy green salad, a side of vegetables like corn on the cob, or even all by itself! Your family will love this one. Let me know how you made your hasselback potatoes in the air fryer and how it went in the comments below!

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Air fryer hasselback potatoes are easy, tasty, and flavorful

The Best Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes 

Air fryer hasselback potatoes take half the time than cooking them in the oven and tastes so good too!
4.29 / 5 ( 7 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 5
Adjust Servings: 5



For the potaotes

  • 5 russet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Flake salt
  • Tony’s Cajun seasoning

For the toppings

  • 2 slices of bacon chopped
  • Chopped chives
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Ranch dressing mix


  • Wash and dry the potatoes.
  • Thinly slice the potatoes. Place the potato between chopsticks to keep from cutting all the way through the potatoes.
  • Oil the potatoes and sprinkle on the salt and Cajun seasoning.
  • Preheat the air fryer at 400°F/200°C for 5 minutes.
  • Place the potatoes in the air fryer and cook at 350°F/175°C for 15-20 minutes. Check in on the potatoes at 15 minutes, if they aren’t cooked through, cook for an extra 5-6 minutes.
  • While the potatoes are baking, prepare your toppings.
  • For ranch sour cream, mix together ranch and sour cream.
  • Once your potatoes are cooked, top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 69mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g

Recipe Adapted From: The Typical Mom

Ingredients: Potatoes, Russet Potatoes
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Main Dish, Popular, Side Dish, Tips, #StayHome, Back to School, Fall, Father's Day, Spring, Summer, Super Bowl Party, Winter, Egg Free, Meatless
Categories: Healthy, Air Fryer

Comments & Reviews

  • Cathy, you have been a great help to me in using my air fryer. I was completely lost when I first received it. I used russet potatoes and followed the recipe. I checked after 15 minutes and decided to give it 5 more minutes. They were still not even close to being cooked through. Another 5 minutes helped some, but they were still pretty raw. What did I do wrong? The potatoes I used were baking size. I have a Cosori 5.8 qt air fryer that I purchased recently.

    • Hi Jeanette,

      You did not do anything wrong. The time will vary depending on the size of the potatoes. Just note what works for you, and keep on air frying!

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