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Garlic herb smashed potatoes on a sheet pan

The Crispiest Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes

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  • Author: Susan
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 potatoes 1x
  • Diet: Low Fat


Welcome to our delightful culinary haven, where we celebrate the marriage of exceptional taste and mindful eating with a super easy air fryer smashed potatoes recipe.

As a lifetime Weight Watcher passionate about creating flavorsome dishes that won't compromise your health, I'm thrilled to present to you one of my all-time favorite recipes: Crispy Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes! 


  • 12 Mini Potatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of Crushed Garlic
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Parsley
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Rosemary
  • 6 Cherry Tomatoes sliced in half
  • A pinch of Sea Salt
  • A pinch of Pepper


  1. Place your potatoes in the air fryer basket and cook for 15 minutes at 390 degrees. Spray them with a spritz of olive oil before cooking.
  2. Remove potatoes from air fryer and flatten them with a the bottom of a mason jar or you can use a fork or even the bottom of a glass.
  3. Now let's prep our sheet pan - drizzle some olive oil on a small sheet pan, add some crushed garlic, cherry tomatoes and herbs like parsley and rosemary and spread it all around with a brush.
  4. Now place your smashed potatoes on your sheet pan and place them back in the air fryer at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes until crispy. If you don't have an air fryer that fits a small sheet pan you can bake in the oven.
  5. Remove from air fryer - ready to serve - enjoy!!


  • Pre-cook the baby potatoes: Air fry the baby potatoes at 390 degrees F for 15 minutes or boil the baby potatoes until they are fork-tender. This should take about 15-20 minutes.
  • Smashing the potatoes: Gently flatten the boiled baby potatoes using the bottom of a glass or a fork.
  • Seasoning: Sprinkle the smashed potatoes with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, and any other herbs or spices you prefer.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C). Place the seasoned smashed potatoes in the air fryer basket and cook for about 10 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
  • Lightly spray with oil: If the potatoes are not browning evenly, lightly spray them with olive oil and continue air frying for a couple of minutes.
  • Cooking in batches: If your air fryer is not large enough to fit all the potatoes at once, cook them in batches to ensure even cooking.
  • Serving: Once all the batches are done, transfer the crispy smashed baby potatoes to a plate and serve them hot. You can garnish with fresh herbs or a squeeze of lemon juice for extra flavor.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Air Fry
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 3 potatoes
  • Calories: 220
  • Sugar: 3.2 g
  • Sodium: 189.5 mg
  • Fat: 3.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.4 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg