As a potato lover and weight watcher, I'm excited to introduce you to a delicious and healthy recipe for Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes.
This recipe is a perfect combination of crispy and creamy, with a savory flavor that will satisfy your taste buds.
Hasselback potatoes are a popular dish that originated in Sweden and are typically made by making thin slices in the potato, but not cutting through the bottom, and then baking them until they are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
However, with the help of an air fryer, you can achieve the same delicious results with less fat and calories. So let's get started on this easy and tasty recipe!
Check out some of my most popular Weight Watcher friendly side dishes and desserts like the Air Fryer Polenta, Easy Naan Bread , Air Fryer Avocado Fries, 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Muffins and my favorite Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.
Why make this recipe?
You don't want to miss out on this healthy air fryer potato recipe!!
Weight Watcher Friendly - A simple and delicious 4 Point Air Fryer Ranch Potato recipe, what more can you ask for! And yes that includes the creamy WW herb ranch dressing.
Since the new Weight Watchers plan is personalized you will have to input the ingredients used into your WW app to get your exact points.
Easy to Make - This Weight Watchers potato recipe requires only a simple Russet potato and an air fryer.
Kid Friendly - Kids would love to eat Hasselback potatoes because of their crispy exterior and soft, tender interior. The thin, accordion-like slices create a unique texture that is both fun to eat and visually appealing.
Additionally, Hasselback potatoes are incredibly versatile and can be flavored in a variety of ways to suit a child's taste preferences. From classic butter and herbs to cheesy and bacon-filled variations, there is a Hasselback potato recipe to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.
Overall, Hasselback potatoes offer a tasty and exciting alternative to traditional baked potatoes, making them a perfect addition to any family meal.
Budget Friendly - Costs less than $20.00 to make these air fryer hasselback potatoes.
Ingredients for WW Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
One Uncooked Russet Potato - You can also use a Yukon Gold as well. If you don't like the skin you can peel before slicing.
Sea Salt - Celtic Sea Salt is my favorite. Perfect for flavoring your air fried hasselback potatoes.
Ingredients for WW Light Herb Ranch Dressing
How to make Air Fried Hasselback Potatoes
1: Slice a thin section from the bottom of your potato lengthwise so it has a flat surface to lay on. Place the potato on a cutting board flat side down and hold it steady with one hand. Take a pair of chopsticks and place them on either side of the potato, with the tips of the chopsticks touching the cutting board. If you don't have chopsticks you can use 2 wooden spoons. Using a sharp knife, carefully make thin, evenly spaced slices across the potato, stopping just before the knife hits the chopsticks. The chopsticks will act as a guide, preventing you from cutting all the way through the potato. Repeat the slicing process until the entire potato is sliced.
2: Brush the potato with an herbed olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. I also had some roasted garlic cloves on hand which I inserted in between a couple of slices for extra flavor.
3: Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F. Place your potato in the air fryer basket and air fry for 20 minutes. Recoat your potato again with olive oil and sea salt and air fry an additional 20 minutes until your potato is crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.
4: While your potato is cooking make your low calorie dressing. Combine your yogurt, water, light mayo, parsley, ranch seasoning.
5: Drizzle ranch dressing over your potato and serve. Enjoy!!
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Prepare them as instructed and then wrap the potatoes in foil. Turn off the oven or Air Fryer and leave the wrapped baked potatoes in the oven or Air Fryer for up to 2 hours. A perfect way to keep your food warm
All potatoes are low in calories, making them weight-loss friendly. Although there are slight differences in the amount of fiber, naturally occurring sugar and micronutrient amounts, these differences are not significant enough to impact weight loss.
Yes, potatoes can help reduce belly fat due to the presence of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial nutrients. However, it is essential to prepare them in a healthy manner like air frying and incorporate them into a healthy balanced diet.
- Scrub the potatoes well and dry them thoroughly before slicing.
- If making more than one potato choose medium-sized potatoes that are similar in size and shape, so they cook evenly.
- Use a sharp knife to make thin, even slices in the potato, being careful not to cut all the way through.
- Brush the potatoes with olive oil to help them crisp up in the air fryer.
- Season the potatoes with salt, pepper, and any other herbs or spices you prefer, such as garlic or paprika.
- Consider adding cheese or bacon bits to the potatoes for added flavor.
- Add some fresh herbs, like rosemary or thyme, to the potatoes after cooking for added aroma.
- Consider serving the potatoes with a dipping sauce, like sour cream or ranch.
- Experiment with different types of potatoes, such as sweet potatoes or red potatoes, for a variety of flavors and textures.
- Don't overcrowd the air fryer basket, as this can prevent the potatoes from cooking evenly. If you need to make a large batch, cook them in batches.
Are you a Weight Watcher?
If you follow my Blog you probably already know I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and I like to point all of my Recipes with the WW Points System.
This Easy WW Air Fryer Hasselback Potato Recipe is 4 Points on my app for one potato with dressing. Weight Watchers has a new individualized program right now to make it easier to enjoy the foods you love and still lose weight.
Just plug the ingredients into your WW app to confirm the points for your individual program.
Make sure you check out my Newbie WW Tips and Tricks Guide if you are just getting started.
I used to go back and forth between the Purple Plan and the Blue Plan prior to the new program and whenever I hit a plateau I did my own 30 Day Low Carb Meal Plan which jumpstarts the Fat Burning again, so if you feel stuck try it!
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