Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes make an elegant looking side dish that goes with anything and takes only minutes to prepare!

Mini Hasselback potatoes are sliced whole baby potatoes that fan open as they cook with edges that get nice and crispy!

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What is a Hasselback Potato?

The word Hasselback hails from a Swedish restaurant ‘Hasselbacken’ where the technique was created by slicing through a potato nearly to the bottom yet still keeping the potato whole. Then it is seasoned and baked. This Hasselback potatoes air fryer recipe is even better than the baked version.

Why We Love Them!

  • Similar to Trader Joe’s Hasselback potatoes, this recipe uses smaller golden potatoes for smaller portions that cook faster.
  • Make ahead and keep a batch or two in the refrigerator and season before reheating to fit the recipe of the day!
  • They’re a perfect side to other air fryer main dishes like salmon, pork, roast beef, and chicken.
  • The Ninja, Corsori, or NuWave air fryer cooks potatoes evenly and uses much less time than cooking potatoes in the oven, and cleanup is a cinch!
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Ingredients in Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

Potatoes – Any variety will do, but small round golden potatoes or baby red potatoes will produce a more dramatic presentation. Thicker fingerling potatoes of any color are also good choices as long as they can be sliced without falling apart. Small, sweet potatoes can be air-fried ‘Hasselback-style’ as well.

Flavoring – Olive oil spray gives each slice the perfect touch of crispiness. Leftover melted bacon grease or butter are good substitutes as well.

Seasonings – Any savory seasoning blend like garlic powder or onion powder, rosemary, seasoned salt, black pepper, or a blend like Ranch, Italian, Cajun, or lemon pepper depending on the main dish!

Toppings – A sprinkle of parmesan cheese, bacon bits, or chopped chives will add color, crunch, and flavor to Hasselback potatoes!

Mini Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes in the fryer cooked

How to Make Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

  1. Slice potatoes thinly from one end to the other (per recipe below) taking care not to cut all the way through.
  2. Spray them with cooking oil and place them cut side up in the air fryer.
  3. Cook until crisp and golden brown.
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Tips & Tricks

  • Microwave the potatoes for a minute to soften them up. This makes for easier slicing and faster cooking!
  • For even and easy slicing, place the potato on a cutting board lengthwise between two wooden spoons or chopsticks to keep the base intact.
  • Once cut, Hasselback potatoes can be soaked in cold water for about 15 minutes to remove excess starch. This will make them extra crispy on the outside!
  • For an extra cheesy side dish, sprinkle shredded cheddar over the cooked Hasselback potatoes and place them under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Keep leftover Hasselback potatoes in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and reheat them in the air fryer.

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Mini Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes

Golden and crispy these mini Air Fryer hasselback potatoes are the perfect side dish.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4



  • 1 pound small golden potatoes (about 1.5" long)
  • olive oil spray


  • Slice each potato ~10 times, making sure not to cut all the way through the potato. You want to have no larger than ¼” slices that go no more than ¾ of the way through the potato. 
  • Add the potatoes cut side up to the air fryer (make sure not to overcrowd the air fryer basket) and spray them with olive oil spray. Season as desired (see notes for flavor suggestions). 
  • Cook at 400°F for 10-12 minutes or until the potatoes are crisp and golden brown. Serve warm or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days. 


Serving Suggestions 
  • Ranch: Sprinkle a pinch (about ¼ teaspoon) of dried ranch seasoning over each potato in Step 2. 
  • Garlic Parmesan: Combine ½ cup grated parmesan and ¾ teaspoon garlic powder in a small bowl. Top each potato with 1 teaspoon of the mixture in Step 2. 
  • Plain: Sprinkle a small pinch (about ⅛ teaspoon) of kosher salt over each potato in Step 2. 
These potatoes will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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