Get ready to elevate your potato game with these mouthwatering Garlic Parmesan Air Fryer Potato Wedges! These little bites of heaven are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and bursting with savory, cheesy goodness.

Garlic parmesan potato wedges in a bowl with a small bowl of ketchup.

Best of all, they’re quick and easy to make thanks to the magic of the air fryer. That means you can have a batch ready to enjoy in just minutes.

And don’t worry if you don’t have an air fryer! We’ve got you covered with an oven option too. So, everyone can indulge in these irresistible potato wedges.

Serve them up as a crowd-pleasing appetizer or a mouthwatering side dish. No matter what, these Garlic Parmesan Air Fryer Potato Wedges are sure to steal the show at your next gathering.

Perfect Parmesan Garlic Potato Wedges: Why You Need This Recipe In Your Life

Is there a food more perfect than potatoes? Easy to find, full of nutrients, and versatile, they’re one of our staple ingredients. Whether we’re making crockpot potato soup or tossing them in with oven baked drumsticks, they always hit the spot. 

However, one of our all-time favorite ways to enjoy potatoes is with garlic Parmesan air fryer potato wedges! These potatoes are: 

  • Crisp on the outside yet soft and fluffy in the center. 
  • Coated with warm, savory seasonings and plenty of cheese
  • Cooked in the air fryer in about 30 minutes
  • Full of vitaminsnutrients, and fiber
  • Perfect for serving as an appetizer or side the whole family will love. 

Are Potato Wedges the Same as French Fries? 

Potato wedges are a type of french fry, but french fries aren’t potato wedges. The primary differences are their shape, texture, and flavor. 

  • Shape Potato wedges are thick, crescent moon-shaped pieces. Meanwhile, french fries are skinny and straight.
  • Texture – Potato wedges have a fluffy, almost mashed potato-like center. However, french fries are typically fairly crisp with much less filling. 
  • Flavor – Potato wedges nearly always feature a coating of seasonings. However, more often than not, french fries feature nothing more than salt and the oil used to cook them. 

What Are the Best Potatoes for Air Fryer Potato Wedges? 

We like to use Yukon gold potatoes for these wedges. They have a softer texture and a more buttery flavor than other varieties. However, any type of potato you like best will work for this recipe! 

Ingredients You’ll Need

The secret to creating restaurant-worthy potato wedges is all in the seasonings. Luckily, this recipe doesn’t skimp on flavor! Here’s everything you’ll need: 

  • Potatoes – As mentioned, we use Yukon gold potatoes. However, any potatoes like Russet potatoes, white potatoes, or red potatoes will work.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Used to help the seasonings stick and create a crisp exterior. 
  • Spices – For bold flavor, we use smoked paprika, chili powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. 
  • Garlic – Whole, fresh cloves will taste best. 
  • Cheese – Freshly grated Parmesan cheese adds a subtle, savory flavor you’ll love! Feel free to use any cheese you like best. 
  • Fresh Parsley – Garnish with freshly chopped parsley to add bright, refreshing notes that balance out the warmth of the spices. Then, store your leftover parsley to use throughout the week! 

Alternative Seasoning Options

One of the best things about potatoes is how versatile they can be, and that holds true with these Parmesan potato wedges, too! 

These Parmesan potato wedges are a blank canvas just waiting for your creativity to shine! Feel free to experiment with different herbs and spices to make the flavor your own. Some great alternatives include: 

How to Cut Potato Wedges

A crucial part of creating potato wedges is nailing their shape. Luckily, they’re easy to cut! 

  1. Slice the potatoes in half lengthwise. 
  2. Place the cut side down on a cutting board, and slice it in half again (lengthwise) to form quarters. 
  3. Flip the pieces over, and slice down the center of the quarter to make wedges. 

How to Make Parmesan Potato Wedges (2 Ways!) 

If you know us, you know we love air fryer recipes. But if you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, we’ve got you covered with an oven-baked option, too! 

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

  1. Boil. Bring a medium saucepan to a boil. Add the sliced potatoes, and reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Boil until the potatoes are fork tender, strain the water, and dry the potatoes with a paper towel.
  2. Season. Add the wedges to a medium bowl along with the olive oil, garlic, seasonings, and cheese. Toss to combine and coat the potatoes completely. 
  3. Air Fry. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer in a greased air fryer basket. Cook them in a preheated air fryer until they’re golden and crisp on the outside, flipping them over halfway. 
  4. Serve. Garnish your Parmesan potato wedges with fresh parsley, and enjoy warm! 
Our favorite

Oven Baked Potato Wedges

  1. Prepare. Slice the potatoes, and coat them in the oil and seasonings. 
  2. Bake. Arrange the potato wedges in a single layer on a prepared baking sheet. Then, transfer the large baking sheet to a preheated oven. Bake until they’re golden and crisp, flipping them halfway through cooking. 

Serving Suggestions

These air fryer potato wedges are amazing as an appetizer. They pair perfectly with your favorite dips. Try ketchup, toum, aioli, ranch, cheese sauce, or any condiment you like best for dipping! 

Or, enjoy them as a side dish with main courses like:

Garlic parmesan potato wedges on a plate with dipping sauces.

How to Store, Freeze, and Reheat

Skip the store-bought bags of frozen potato wedges! Make a large batch of these homemade Parmesan potato wedges instead, and follow the tips below to keep them fresh! 

  • To Store – Once fully cooled, transfer the potatoes to a sealable bag or airtight container. Keep them stored in the fridge for up to five days. 
  • To Freeze – Transfer your wedges to a freezer-safe container, and keep them frozen for up to three months. 
  • To Reheat – Reheat your wedges in the oven or air fryer from fresh or frozen. Warm them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until heated through. 

Common Questions About These Garlic Parmesan Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Do you have to boil potatoes before air frying?

No! If you don’t want to boil the potatoes, you can soak them in a large bowl of water for 30 minutes instead. However, it’s important to do one or the other for them to become crisp. 

Why are my air fryer potato wedges soggy?

Sorry potatoes are most often caused by not soaking or boiling the potatoes. However, it can also be because they didn’t cook long enough or were too close in the air fryer. You want to allow enough room for air to circulate on all sides of each wedge! 

Are potato wedges healthy? 

In general, these garlic Parmesan potato wedges are a healthy side dish! Made without the need for deep frying, they’re full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy fats. The cheese even adds a slight boost of protein! 

How do I make air fryer potato wedges extra crispy? 

Soaking the potatoes in ice-cold water is a great way to help ensure they turn out super crispy. 

Do you have to peel Parmesan potato wedges?

You can, but we like to leave it on. Potato skins are a great source of fiber and nutrients. They also help create the best crispy baked potato wedges.

How long do air fryer potato wedges take to cook? 

The time will vary depending on your air fryer and the size of your potatoes. However, in general, we’ve found that this recipe cooks in about 20 minutes. 

More Potato Recipes to Try 

Passionate about potatoes? We’ve got you covered! Check out these family-friendly recipes that are sure to satisfy everyone’s cravings.

Garlic parmesan potato wedges on a plate with dipping sauces.

Garlic Parmesan Air Fryer Potato Wedges recipe

5 from 1 vote
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 4 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Learn how to make the best garlic Parmesan air fryer potato wedges with simple ingredients and 30 minutes! Oven option.

Ingredients  

  • 4-6 medium Yukon gold potatoes cut in 1-inch wedges (warm water as necessary, for soaking)
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin-olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled, minced
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped

Instructions 

  • In a medium saucepan bring water to a boil. Add the potatoes and, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Boil for 5-6 minutes. Strain and set aside to dry. (*See note below)
    4-6 medium Yukon gold potatoes
    Potato wedges in a pot of water.
  • In a medium bowl, toss the dried potatoes wedges with olive oil, paprika, chili powder, Italian seasoning, pepper, salt, garlic, and Parmesan cheese.
    3 Tablespoons extra virgin-olive oil, 2 teaspoons smoked paprika, 3 teaspoons chili powder, 3 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 3 cloves garlic, 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
    Potato wedges seasonings being combined.
  • Select AIR FRY on the air fryer, set the temperature to 350 degrees F, and set the time to 20 minutes. Press the setting dial to begin preheating.
  • While the unit is preheating, arrange the potato wedges in the air fryer basket, making sure they are not crowding each other. When the unit has finished preheating, open the door, and slide the basket into the top rails. Close the door to begin cooking.
    Raw seasoned potato wedges in an air fryer.
  • After 10 minutes, use silicone-tipped tongs to flip the potato wedges. Close the door, and continue to cook for 10 minutes or until the potato wedges are golden and crisp.
    Air fryer garlic parmesan potato wedges.
  • When cooking is complete, remove the basket from the air fryer, and garnish potato wedges with Italian parsley. Enjoy warm!
    1/4 cup fresh Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped
    Garlic parmesan potato wedges on a plate with dipping sauces.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Notes

* If you don’t want to boil the potatoes, here are instructions for soaking:
– Place the potato wedges in a large bowl and cover with water as necessary. Let soak for 30 minutes, then strain and pat dry.
Oven Option: 
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a baking sheet, and set it aside. 
  2. Slice the potatoes into wedges.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, add the potato wedges, oil, seasonings, and cheese. Toss to combine and coat the potatoes. 
  4. Arrange the potato wedges in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. 
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden and crisp, flipping halfway through. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 1335mg | Potassium: 828mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1349IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 161mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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