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Mashed potatoes in an air fryer

mashed potatoes in an air fryer

Without the cooking times, preparing mashed potatoes in an air fryer is really fast and the result is something really delicious.

Halfway between boiled potatoes and baked potatoes, air fryer mashed potatoes are a versatile side dish usually enjoyed by everyone. In fact, it is truly impossible to resist the combination of crunchy exterior and soft heart of this tasty recipe.

Not to mention the aromas that allow us to give free rein to the tastes of each of us. Yes, because in addition to the more traditional versions, with oil and aromatic herbs , there are many others more or less spiced . The important thing in all cases is to choose potatoes that are not too big, preferably organic since we will keep the peel, and boil them to perfection. Here are all the steps.

mashed potatoes in an air fryer
mashed potatoes in an air fryer

How to make air fryer mashed potatoes recipe

  1. First, wash the potatoes well under running water and then put them in a sufficiently large saucepan. Cover them with water, add salt and cook until tender . To check if they are cooked, simply pierce them with a fork: they should be yielding.
  2. Meanwhile, lightly oil the air fryer basket and place the potatoes in it. Oil the bottom of a glass (or a meat tenderizer) and mash the potatoes one by one, keeping a little distance between one and the other.
  3. In a bowl, mix the oil, salt, dried aromatic herbs and selected spices and, using a brush , distribute it over the potatoes.
  4. Bake them at 200°C for 20 minutes , turning them only for the last 5 minutes. Serve them hot or at room temperature, accompanying them with some sauce as desired.

You can also prepare mashed potatoes in the oven . It will be sufficient to increase the cooking times until they are golden and crispy.


The mashed potatoes will keep for 2-3 days in the refrigerator , covered in plastic wrap. We recommend reheating them in an air fryer before enjoying them.

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