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Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Bread Seasoning

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Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Bread Seasoning are crispy on the outside and fluffy inside. Only a few ingredients are needed to whip up this amazing side. The air fryer makes the most amazing food!

air fried smashed potatoes with garlic bread seasoning

The beauty of potatoes is they are so versatile. They can be made ahead or right then. They can be a side, a main, a breakfast, or whatever. Think about a game day appetizer or side for bbq. Potatoes do it all. And these little smashed potatoes are going to blow you away!

And for even more air fryer recipes to wow your tastebuds, check out these summer air fryer recipes.

Air fryer baby potatoes

You can use petite gold or yellow potatoes, red skin potatoes, or even fingerling potatoes for these smashed potatoes. My favorite is Yukon gold!

You don’t have to boil the potatoes ahead, you can cook the whole thing in your air fryer oven. The air fryer is amazing. I love mine, it’s like cooking in an easy bake oven but really turning out amazing food! And did someone say a garlic flavor bomb? Oh my!

The best part is there is no mess to worry about! Wipe down your air fryer and enjoy that delicious meal.

This air fryer smashed potatoes recipe is the perfect side dish for almost any meal! It can go with these and more:

You can make them in about 15 minutes so it’s an easy dinner idea for tonight.

baby potatoes on a plate with spices being sprinkled on

The flavor of the garlic bread seasoning mix makes the dish sing! You’ll never want potatoes another way after this! You’re gonna love this, so make sure to put it in your favorites! A great way to use excess potatoes from the garden.

Here are some more potato ideas:

Smashed potatoes air fryer

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Air Fryer Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Bread Seasoning

These potatoes are so good, you won't believe how delicious they are, until they melt in your mouth.  They're a little crunchy on the outside, and tender on the inside.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chicken fajitas, garlic bread seasoning smashed potatoes, smashed potatoes
Servings: 5
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Christina


  • 1 small bag of golden baby potatoes 2 – 3 pound bag
  • Spray Olive oil
  • 1/4 c garlic bread seasoning mix
  • Chives – to top


  • Place the baby potatoes in a large bowl, spray them generously with the Spray Olive Oil.
  • Sprinkle the Garlic bread seasoning mix over the potatoes
  • Using your hands, toss the potatoes, to coat them in the onion soup mix.
  • Place the potatoes in the air fryer, and cook for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Open the air fryer, and with a large metal spatula, smash the potatoes in the air fryer basket until they burst open.
  • When you’ve smashed them all, place the basket back in the air fryer, and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove to a serving platter, and sprinkle with chopped chives.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 1146mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg

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