Prepare to elevate your snack game with the irresistible charm of air fryer loaded potato bites. These bite-sized wonders take the essence of a loaded baked potato and transform it into a crispy, savory indulgence that’s perfect for any occasion.

The journey begins with halved baby potatoes, coated in a medley of olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. The air fryer steps onto the culinary stage, preheating to 400°F (200°C) to orchestrate the transformation of these potato halves into golden, crispy perfection. As they dance within the hot air, a symphony of flavors unfolds, creating a delightful harmony of seasonings.

But the magic doesn’t stop there. A generous sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese crowns these golden nuggets, melting and bubbling into a gooey, irresistible layer. The final act involves a topping of cool sour cream, vibrant chopped chives or green onions, and the pièce de résistance – crumbled bacon. Each bite is a medley of textures and tastes, from the crispy exterior to the gooey cheese and the savory, smoky notes of bacon.

Whether you’re entertaining guests or craving a cozy night in, these air fryer loaded potato bites promise a journey of flavor that transcends the ordinary. Serve them on a platter, and watch as your friends and family indulge in the joy of a loaded baked potato experience, conveniently transformed into delightful, poppable bites. With the air fryer as your culinary ally, savor the convenience and delectable results of this appetizer that seamlessly marries simplicity with indulgence.

Air Fryer Loaded Potato Bites


  • 4 medium-sized russet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup vegan bacon bits (or regular bacon bits)
  • 1/4 cup vegan sour cream (optional)
  • Cooking spray


  1. In a large bowl, toss the bite-sized potato cubes with olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper until evenly coated.
  2. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  3. Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  4. Place the seasoned potato cubes in the air fryer basket in a single layer, ensuring they are not crowded.
  5. Air fry for about 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket or tossing the potatoes halfway through, or until the potato bites are golden brown and crispy.
  6. Remove the potato bites from the air fryer and transfer them to a serving dish.
  7. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the hot potato bites, allowing it to melt slightly.
  8. Top the loaded potato bites with chopped green onions and vegan bacon bits.
  9. Optionally, serve with a side of vegan sour cream.

Nutritional Information (per serving, assuming 4 servings):

  • Calories: Approximately 250
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 300mg (varies based on added salt)

Note: Nutritional values are approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients and brands used. Adjust the serving sizes and ingredients to meet your dietary preferences and needs.