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Air fryer cheese chips

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We absolutely love using our air fryer. It is a great, convenient way to heat up frozen foods, without additional effort or oil. Also, when preparing meals from scratch it is a great way to help cut some calories and still enjoy crispy, delicious, golden brown food.

I am a busy Mum of 2, who loves a hot meal, and sometimes I just want to indulge in a little junk food, without the expense of Uber Eats or Deliveroo! If you REALLY want to up the ante then enjoy these alongside an air fryer grilled cheese for the ultimate cheesy delicious meal OR serve on the side of air fryer frozen chicken nuggets.

Knocking up these cheesy chips in the air fryer are a great way to hit the spot when I’m craving some junk food, but don’t want to go all out on the spending, or the calories. Also, using the air fryer allows these cheesy chips to be made in record time – perfect when I’m craving something salty and delicious!

If you want to try some of my other potato based air fryer recipes then try air fryer chips, air fryer frozen sweet potato fries, air fryer frozen french fries, air fryer wedges, air fryer cheese fries and air fryer roast potatoes.

If you want to liven up your chips be sure to check out my toppings for chips. This is a great post packed full of fantastic ideas for topping chips or fries.

While you’re here be sure to check out my air fryer tips and tricks. Whether you’re a total beginner to air frying, or just looking to get more from your air fryer, this is sure to help!

Scroll down towards the end of this post for my air fryer cheese chips recipe card so you can get started with making this delicious treat right away!

Air fryer cheesy chips

Ingredients for air fryer cheese fries:

400g chips of your choice – I often make air fryer chips, but this recipe is based on using frozen french fries or frozen chips. For best results I love to use steak cut frozen chips. They have a large surface area and so they can hold lots of cheese!

30g finely grated cheddar cheese – or other cheese of your choice. Mozzarella would work really well, and give you that wonderful cheese pull too!

10g parmesan or pecorino

1/8 tsp salt

Ingredients for air fryer cheesy chips - frozen steak cut cups, parmesan and grated cheddar alongside baking paper

Method for air fryer cheesy chips:

Pre-heat your air fryer to 180C.

Add your frozen chips to the air fryer basket.

Air fry for 8 minutes.

Shake, turn up to 200C and air fry for a further 6 minutes.

Shake the chips.

Add the grated cheddar and parmesan or pecorino.

Air fry for a further 2 minutes. When they are golden brown you’ll know it’s ready for serving!

Sprinkle on salt, to taste, and serve.

Finished air fryer roast potatoes

What chips do you put in an air fryer?

Absolutely any! For this recipe I personally love to use frozen steak cut chips. They have a great surface area, ideal for lots of cheese, and this makes them comfortable to hold if you don’t want to use cutlery.

You could use frozen french fries, triple cooked chips or even make your own by following my recipe linked below.

Can you make homemade chips in airfryer?

Yes! I have a great, simple air fryer chips recipe that is very popular! It takes just a few minutes to prepare the chips and they are always healthier than shop bought, as they aren’t covered in oil.

What else can you make in an air fryer?

If you’re looking for similar dishes then be sure to check out my air fryer potato wedges or air fryer sweet potato fries.

Wondering what to serve with these air fryer chips and cheese?

I’ve got some delicious recipes on this website, and I would say that my air fryer chicken wings, Vegan coleslaw or air fryer chicken tikka, would be great accompaniments to these salty, delicious chips!

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Something to note about air fryer recipes is that all air fryers have different sizes, depths and as such the cooking times can vary. All air fryer recipes on this website are intended as a guide, and not a guarantee that the timings will be perfect. Enjoy!

Why not check out some of my other delicious air fryer recipes while you’re here?

How to make air fryer cheese chips:

Air fryer cheesy chips
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Air fryer cheese chips

Delicious, tasty, hot and salty air fryer cheese chips that are ready in under 20 minutes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword cheese, chips, potato
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 312 kcal
Author Katykicker


  • 400 g frozen chips of your choice
  • 30 g finely grated cheddar cheese extra mature works great
  • 10 g parmesan or pecorino
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. Pre-heat your air fryer to 180C.
  2. Add your frozen chips to the air fryer basket.
  3. Air fry for 8 minutes.

  4. Shake, turn the air fryer up to 200C.

  5. Air fry for a further 6 minutes.

  6. Shake the chips well.

  7. Top with the grated cheddar and parmesan or pecorino.

  8. Air fry for a further 2 minutes.

  9. Sprinkle on salt, to taste, and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Air fryer cheese chips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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Air fryer cheese chips
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