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The Best Easy Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30)

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  • Author: Jen Lopez
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Sides, Air Fryer
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These air fryer smashed potatoes are crispy, delicious and full of flavor. And cooking them in the air fryer makes this process super quick and easy! It’s a healthy real food option that the whole family will love!


  • 1 lb Yukon gold potatoes
  • 2-3 tbs melted ghee (feel free to add more if necessary)
  • 2 tsp dried dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place potatoes in a microwave safe bowl and cover with a damp paper towel. Heat on high for 7 minutes or until fork tender
  2. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, lay out a piece of parchment paper and smash potatoes down gently using the bottom of a cup or glass
  3. Brush on melted ghee or butter and then top with salt, pepper and dried dill
  4. Set air fryer to 400 degrees and heat for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce!

Oven Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and follow all steps above. After seasoning potatoes, roast in the oven for 30-35 minutes


Make sure not to overcrowd potatoes in the air fryer

Check your air fryer after 8-9 minutes as air fryer temps can vary!

Nutrition facts calculated for 1 lb of potatoes and 2 tbs of ghee.


  • Serving Size: 1/4th of recipe
  • Calories: 169
  • Fat: 6.5
  • Carbohydrates: 26
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 3