Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Super easy Air Fryer Potato Wedges! 5 min prep. Crisp edges, fluffy, mashed potato-like centers, lightly herby flavor with paprika, garlic powder, and more. Way less oil than regular potato wedges! Great as an appetizer or a potato side dish.

I’ve been having so much fun experimenting with my air fryer! One of the best things to make in said air fryer? Air Fryer Potato Wedges! Made with so much less oil, and in a fraction of the time, these guilt free potato wedges are great as an appetizer, a side dish, or a tasty, well-deserved snack.

Two more air fryer-friendly side dishes while I have your attention: my incredible Air Fryer Onion Rings which are thick and crispy with a golden panko crumb, and these super easy to make, family-approved Air Fryer French Fries!

Air Fryer Potato Wedges Ingredients

Here are the simple ingredients for making potato wedges in an air fryer. You probably have most, if not all, of them on hand already!

The ingredients for air fryer potato wedges laid out on a table including russet potatoes, oil, paprika, garlic powder, dried parsley flakes, chili powder, salt, and pepper.

Best Potatoes for Wedges

To choose the best potatoes for potato wedges, make sure to pick a potato with a high starch content. I recommend russet potatoes or Yukon gold, which will air fry your wedges into a fluffy, mashed potato-like interior and leave you with crispy edges.

A platter of potato wedges made in the air fryer served with condiments and topped with seasonings.

How to Make Potato Wedges in the Air Fryer

1. Wash and scrub potatoes until clean. Then, slice into wedges.

Two photos showing How to Make Air Fryer Potato Wedges - demonstrating how to slice the potato in half, then into wedges

2. Toss with seasonings & oil: add uncooked wedges into a mixing bowl and coat with oil and seasonings. Toss until well coated.

Pouring oil and seasonings over homemade potato wedges in a mixing bowl

3. Air Fry in a single layer: Working in batches, add a single, spaced-out layer of wedges into your air fryer basket. Cook for 10-12 minutes, or until crispy.

Close up of paprika, salt, parsley, chili powder, and pepper on this not fried appetizer

4. Repeat, then Heat all: once all wedges are done, add them all back into the basket for a final heating.

Potato wedges in air fryer laid out in a single, spaced out layer to avoid crowding to cook evenly.

5. Season & Enjoy: Season with salt and pepper to taste, or use my seasonings suggestions below. Serve with dips and enjoy!

How Long to Cook Potato Wedges in Air Fryer?

Working with an air fryer preheated to 400°F, you can expect to cook potato wedges for 10-12 minutes in your air fryer. Just remember that air fryers can vary by model, so adjust as need be.

Tips for the Best Air Fryer Potato Wedges

  • Work quickly: we all know how finnicky uncooked potatoes can be–I’m looking at you, pink starch! So work quickly once the potatoes are cut to get them coated and frying ASAP.
  • Pick the right potatoes: be sure to read my section on the Best Potatoes for Wedges!
  • Soak, if you have the time: which can give you slightly crisper wedges. If not, skip it–you’re cooking and eating, not doing rocket science!
  • Evenly coat: when adding the uncooked potatoes into a mixing bowl with oil and spices, be sure to toss thoroughly until the potatoes are very well coated–you’ll get more even seasonings and no fussy wedges sticking to your air fryer.
  • Leave the skin on: potato skin crisps up so well in the air fryer, especially when coated in oil. Leave it on for amazing potato wedges!
Square photo of a serving dish of this healthier, lower calorie appetizer made with less oil served with chipotle aioli and ketchup

Seasonings & Dips

Now that you’ve got how to make potato wedges in the air fryer down pat, and you’re wondering how to season these babies and what dips to use… I’ve got just what you need!


  • Garlic Salt: for garlic lovers, this salt is so easy to make and amps the flavor up amazingly
  • Seasoning Salt: the slightly spiced, wonderfully seasoned salt blend that kicks your potato wedges up a notch
  • Cajun Seasoning Recipe: for a bit of heat and a delicious smoky flavor

Best Dipping Sauce for Potato Wedges

  • Onion Ring Sauce – already made and Instagrammed over and over again, this incredible dip is creamy, smoky, and oh-so-delicious with potato wedges!
  • Tartar Sauce – recipe coming soon
  • Asian Salad Dressing – yes, you read that right! This sweet ‘n sultry sauce boasts a tasty blend of sesame, ginger, and soy that goes so surprisingly well with the potato wedges you made in the air fryer!
  • Chipotle Aioli – recipe coming soon
  • Roasted Garlic Aioli: so, so good! Creamy, thick and packed with flavor.

Tools you’ll need

Here are our recommendations for the best air fryers. Enjoy!!

Looking for more Potato Recipes? Try my delightfully crispy Breakfast Potatoes, these herby-cheesy-delights Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes, and my oven-ready Roasted Potatoes and Carrots.

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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Air Fryer Potato Wedges

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Super easy Air Fryer Potato Wedges! 5 min prep. Crisp edges, fluffy, mashed potato-like centers, lightly herby flavor with paprika, garlic powder, and more. Way less oil than regular potato wedges! Great as an appetizer or a potato side dish.




  • 2 medium russet potatoes
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt or seasoning salt for a kick
  • Black pepper to taste

Optional Toppings


  1. Wash and scrub clean potatoes. Slice in half, then place the flat half onto the cutting board. Cut into wedges lengthwise. Repeat for the other half. (see Optional Soaking in Notes)
  2. Toss wedges into a mixing bowl with olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, parsley, chili powder, salt or seasoning salt, and black pepper. Mix until very well coated.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Working in batches, add a single layer of spaced-out wedges to the air fryer. Bake for 10-12 minutes until crispy. No need to flip.
  4. Once all batches are complete, toss all potato wedges into the air fryer to re-heat for 2 minutes. Immediately sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. You can stir and fold in optional toppings. Serve with dipping sauces and enjoy!
  6. Goes well with onion ring sauce, garlic aioli, and chipotle aioli.


Optional Soaking: To remove starch for crispier wedges, soak in ice cold water for 30 minutes. Dry very well by tossing in a salad spinner, then dry the last wet bits with paper towels.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American

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  1. My kids devoured these, I got like 2, and I don’t think my husband got any! LOL. The seasoning was so good I am going to start using it every time I make fries, too! Thank you!

  2. So easy to make and delicious too. Thank you! Will definitely be making these wedges again

  3. They were perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The seasoning was just right and they cooked up in no time. Definitely a new favorite side dish!

  4. Great recipe! Simple yet filling and satisfying! I added some bbq seasoning to mine and it turned out great!