This air fryer Canned Potatoes recipe is perfect for those nights when you are short on time but still want to serve up something delicious and filling. Crispy edges, fluffy interior and well seasoned deliciousness is what you get with these amazing canned new potatoes.
If you are looking for a quick and easy side dish for dinner, look no further than these spuds in a can and if you are looking for something different you’ll love these air fryer potato slices or air fryer cottage fries!
Table of Contents
- 1 Can you cook canned potatoes in air fryer?
- 2 Why you’ll love this recipe
- 3 Ingredients (with Substitutions)
- 4 How long to air fry canned potatoes
- 5 How to make canned potatoes in an air fryer.
- 6 What to serve with air fried canned potatoes
- 7 How to store and reheat
- 8 Air frying Tips
- 9 FAQs
- 10 More air fryer recipes
- 11 Air fryer canned potatoes (canned whole potatoes)
Can you cook canned potatoes in air fryer?
Potatoes are some of our favorites and always falls into the top 10 things to cook in an air fryer when asked this question. These air fryer baby potatoes and air fryer red potatoes say it all.
So in my opinion the best way to cook canned potatoes are in the air fryer and honestly I can’t think of a better way to cook them. These always turn out soft with crispy edges and all you need is a few ingredients to achieve this.
Crispy Air fryer canned potatoes are a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for any dinner table. They are convenient, versatile, and tasty, and they can be customized to suit your taste preferences. So, give this recipe a try and enjoy a delicious side dish every time.
Related: Air fryer potatoes and onions, air fryer rainbow potatoes
Why you’ll love this recipe
Convenience: Canned potatoes can be found in most grocery stores, they are already peeled and ready to use, which saves time.
Versatility: tinned potatoes like fresh ones can be used in a variety of dishes, and they are perfect for making side dishes, salads, or even main courses.
Delicious: When cooked in an air fryer, canned potatoes become crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, making them a tasty and packed full of flavor.
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Ingredients (with Substitutions)
- Canned whole potatoes
- Garlic powder
- Italian seasoning
- Black pepper
How long to air fry canned potatoes
On the average it takes 15 to 20 mins to air fry canned potatoes in a non preheated air fryer at 400°F (200°C). By the time 20 mins is up, it should be fork tender and ready to eat.
If you find that yours is not ready yet, add more time as needed. I’ll start by cooking for another 2 mins check it and repeat if needed.
How to make canned potatoes in an air fryer.
This is an overview of the recipe with step by step photos. Scroll down to the end of this post for a printable recipe card with the amount of ingredients and full recipe instructions.
Drain potatoes then rinse the potatoes to wash off some of the salt from the solution it’s been packed in.
Pat the potatoes dry. They need to be really dry because they will still have some trapped liquid from being in the solution.
Season with your preferred choice of seasoning. Air fry at 400°F for 15 to 20 mins or until fork tender, crispy and delicious.
What to serve with air fried canned potatoes
This recipe is a versatile dish that can be served with a variety of other air fryer recipes. We served this with air fryer salmon and air air fried canned green beans. However are some of our other favorites.
- Air fryer boneless chicken thighs
- This frozen breaded chicken breast in air fryer is another winner with air fryer canned potatoes.
- Air fryer frozen chicken wings
- Air fryer mushrooms and onions
- Air fryer bbq chicken wings
- Air fryer honey sriracha chicken wings
How to store and reheat
To store leftover air fried canned potatoes, place them in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To reheat the potatoes, place them in the air fryer basket and cook at 350°F for 5-7 minutes or until heated through.
Air frying Tips
- No need to preheat
- Don't overcrowd the air fryer basket, this will ensure that the potatoes cook evenly and become crispy.
- A light coating of oil helps crisp up the potatoes.
- Shake the basket or flip the potatoes at 5 min intervals to ensure even cooking.
- Experiment with different seasonings to customize the flavor of the potatoes to suit your taste.
Here you’ll find answers to common questions about this recipe. If your question isn’t answered, please leave us a comment below and we’ll gladly answer them.
Yes you swap these out with fresh potatoes, Pay attention to the quantity canned potatoes usually come in 15 oz cans so you should use approximately 1 pound of fresh potatoes per can.
To use frozen potatoes, cook straight from frozen. No need to thaw. Cook at 400°F (200°C) till cooked through.
Any oil that you would normally use to air fry such as canola oil, Olive oil, Coconut oil etc.
You can add other vegetables such as carrots, onions, or peppers to the air fryer with the potatoes, however, because of cook times of each veggie.
Start with that canned potatoes, then add each vegetable to the potatoes as cooking progresses based on the cooking time of the vegetables. Similar to what we did with this air fryer sausage and potatoes recipe
Yes you can use canned sliced potatoes or cubes for this recipe. Follow the instructions stated in this recipe and adjust the time accordingly. Sliced potatoes and diced potatoes will cook in less time than whole potatoes.
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- This recipe was made using the Cosori air fryer. I like that it comes in 3 colors, Black, Red and White (my favorite)
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- Kitchen tongs (optional)
- Vegetable peeler
- Silicon spatula
- Heat resistant mat for your counter top
- Meal prep bowls for storage and easy reheating
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Air fryer canned potatoes (canned whole potatoes)
- 2 Cans Potatoes
- 1 ½ Tablespoons oil
- ⅛ teaspoon salt (add more after cooking if needed)
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
Prepare the baby potatoes
- Drain and rinse potatoes to wash off some of the salt from the solution. Pat the potatoes dry.
- Cut the potatoes or leave all whole like I did.
Season the Potatoes
- Transfer potatoes to a clean bowl. Add oil to potatoes
- Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and black pepper. Mix till well combined
- Transfer seasoned canned potatoes to air fryer basket or tray (if using the air fryer oven) see notes
- Set temp to 400°F / 200°C and cook for 15 to 20 mins
- No need to preheat the air fryer
- Shake basket at 5 min intervals to ensure even cooking.
- Cooking these potatoes in the air fryer oven will likely take a couple of minutes longer.
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David Reynolds says
by nature of the canned potatoes being canned aren't they already cooked and only need reheating?
We are technically reheating it in the air fryer. I personally don’t like the texture straight out of the can so crisping it up in the air fryer is my go to way.
Some say they are fully cooked while others say they are partially cooked. Either way the air fryer is how we enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by.