Air Fryer Loaded Potato Rounds

Air Fryer Loaded Potato Rounds

Do you love indulging in the crispy goodness of potatoes but dread the unhealthy saturated fats that comes with it? Well, the air fryer is quickly becoming popular for a good reason! You can ‘fry’ foods to a perfect crisp without the added oils and calories. Today, we’re featuring a delicious and easy recipe: Air fryer loaded potato rounds! Keep reading to learn more.

Air Fryer Loaded Potato Rounds on a white plate

Can you put raw bacon in an air fryer?

Yes, you can cook raw bacon in the air fryer. It’s perfect because you don’t need to deal with the usual bacon splatters and cleaning that comes from pan frying.

Simply lay the bacon strips in the air fryer basket and cook at 400F for 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the bacon. Once it’s cooked, we recommend laying it on paper towels to soak up excess fat.

In this recipe however, we’re going to be making the bacon on a pan on the stove while using the air fryer to make the potatoes.

Air Fryer Loaded Potato Rounds on a white plate

Are fried potatoes in an air fryer healthy?

When cooked in the air fryer, potatoes can be healthier than traditional fried potatoes.

Since the air fryer doesn’t require any added oils, you’re eliminating unnecessary calories. By cooking in the air fryer, you’re also reducing added salt and preservatives that come with store-bought frozen fries.

Air Fryer Loaded Potato Rounds in an air fryer

What are potato rounds?

Potato rounds are thinly sliced potatoes that are perfect for making in the air fryer.

They have a larger surface area, which allows them to get crispy all around. To make perfect potato rounds, we recommend using a mandoline slicer that creates uniform slices.

What toppings should I use?

The toppings you use are limited by your creativity! In our recipe, we’ll be using bacon, cheese and chives, but you can swap it out for your favorites.

Other toppings that work well with seasoned potato rounds include sour cream, chopped scallions, guacamole, and salsa. Make it your own!

Air Fryer Loaded Potato Rounds ingredients

Do you have to boil potatoes before putting them in the air fryer?

To prepare the potatoes, you can choose to boil them for about four minutes before seasoning and putting them in the air fryer.

This recipe makes it really simple though and all you need to do is wash them thoroughly, cut them and add them to the air fryer!

Air Fryer Loaded Potato Rounds in an air fryer

Air fryer bacon and cheese potato slices are delicious, easy to make and a healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried dishes.

Not only is the air fryer easy to clean, but it also produces evenly cooked slices with minimal amounts of oil. We hope that this recipe inspires you to create your own creations to enjoy with your family and friends.

Air Fryer Loaded Potato Rounds
Load up on these air fryer loaded potato rounds. Made quickly in the air fryer, these are a great appetizer or even snack option!
Prep Time25minutes 
Cook Time20minutes 
Servings: 24 slices
  • 2 Medium russet potatoes
  • 3 Slices of bacon
  • ½ Cup Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Stalks of fresh chives
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cook the bacon in a medium skillet over medium low heat, until crispy. When done, set on a paper towel to absorb grease, then break the bacon into small pieces.
  • Wash the potatoes really well, then slice them into ¼ inch slices.
  • Dice the chives.
  • Lightly brush each of the potato slices with olive oil.
  • Arrange potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Sprinkle them with a little salt and pepper.
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 17-18 minutes, lightly shaking the basket once halfway through cooking.
  • Top each of the potatoes with cheese, then bacon, then a few chives.
  • Bake for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Remove potatoes from the air fryer, and serve hot!
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