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Air fryer mashed potatoes

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Mashed potatoes, easiest thing EVER to make am I right? If you fancy being able to put them on, and not have to watch a pot to ensure it doesn’t boil over, then air fryer mashed potatoes will be perfect for you!

For us mashed potatoes are a real staple. Our 5-year-old will ALWAYS eat them, especially if served with onion gravy (minus the onions though!) and it is a great way to bulk out a meal for a very low cost too.

These air fryer mashed potatoes work great as part of a roast dinner, alongside sage and onion stuffing (or air fryer stuffing balls), and a delicious slow cooker whole chicken. Leftovers can be turned into air fryer mashed potato balls and these are absolutely delicious served with air fryer frozen chicken nuggets for a simple meal.

Air fryer mashed potato in a bowl on a wooden serving board

Ingredients for air fryer mashed potatoes:

500g baby / first early potatoes

15ml olive oil

Salt and pepper

20g butter

Chives (I used 1 stalk)

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Method for making mashed potatoes in an air fryer:

Wash your potatoes and dry thoroughly.

Place potatoes on a piece of tin foil (cooking friendly stuff though!).

Cover with 15ml of olive oil, sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.

Air fryer at 200C (390F) for 20 minutes.

Once the time is up ensure that the potatoes are fork tender. IF not then you’ll want to cook for 3-5 minutes more.

Once your potatoes are cooked through remove and place in a bowl.

IF you don’t want to mash with the skins on then remove these by letting the potatoes cool slightly. I leave the skins on my potatoes, so they are a little more rustic and there are added nutritional benefits to doing so.

Add 20g of butter and mash until smooth.

Season with salt and pepper.

Chop a stalk of chives and scatter on the top.

If you’re serving family style then smooth the top and dab 10g of butter on to give it a nice presentation.

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Can you fry potatoes in an air fryer?

Yes! Just follow my method, 20-25 minutes at 200C (390F). This is a really simple way to fry potatoes while making sure the inside are soft and fluffy.

If you want to make air fryer roast potatoes instead then you’ll want to cut the potatoes.

Can you warm up mashed potatoes in an air fryer?

I find that 3-4 minutes, at 200C, is enough to reheat mashed potatoes, however it depends on the quantity. I like to line the bottom of the air fryer basket and spread my creamy mashed potatoes across the bottom.

If you want to jazz them up a little more then add some cheddar cheese or even a little cream! Cream cheese is another great way to make creamy mashed potatoes.

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How to make mashed sweet potatoes in an air fryer?

Just follow the same method above but with sweet potatoes. If you have large sweet potatoes then you’ll want to increase the cooking time from 20-25 to 35-40, checking two times during the cooking at least. Give a good shake, and ensure that you have oiled the outside of the potatoes thoroughly.

What to serve with mashed potatoes?

We LOVE a variety of dinners including slow cooker hunters chicken or air fryer sausages and onion gravy. I’ve also used this as a topping for a slow cooker cottage pie filling mix or fish pie with leeks.

Frozen sweet potato fries cooked in the air fryer served in a metal basket with a Le Creuset ramekin of tomato ketchup

What can you make with leftover air fryer mashed potatoes?

If you don’t fancy just serving up some mash then why not make some air fryer mashed potato balls or some air fryer mashed potato cakes. You can even use some mashed potatoes to make pancakes, or to top something like a fish pie with leeks or slow cooker cottage pie.

What sauces work well with mashed potatoes?

In our home good old tomato ketchup is a classic and well loved! We also love BBQ sauce and gravy too. Yum!

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How to make mashed potatoes in the air fryer:

Air fryer mashed potatoes

Delicious creamy mashed potatoes made in the air fryer.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword air fryer, potato, sweet potato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 180 kcal

Ingredients

  • 500 g baby potatoes first early works too
  • 15 ml olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 20 g butter
  • 1 stalk chives

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry your potatoes.

  2. Place the potatoes on a piece of tin foil

  3. Cover with 15ml of olive oil, sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Wrap up the foil over the potatoes.

  4. Air fryer at 200C (390F) for 20 minutes.
  5. Once the time is up ensure that the potatoes are fork tender. IF not then you’ll want to cook for 3-5 minutes more.
  6. Once your potatoes are cooked through remove and place in a bowl.
  7. Add 20g of butter and mash until smooth.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Chop a stalk of chives and scatter on the top.
  10. If you’re serving family style then smooth the top and dab 10g of butter on to give it a nice presentation.

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

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

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Air fryer mashed potatoes in a bowl with chives and melted butter on the top
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