Air Fryer Paprika Fries

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These air fryer paprika fries are a quick, easy, and incredibly flavorful treat. Perfectly crispy and deliciously seasoned—they are tasty both as a side dish or a satisfying snack on their own. This is a recipe that’s a serious testament to how simple things can be oh so good.

Air Fryer Paprika Fries
Air fryer paprika fries, ready to serve

One of the most appealing aspects of this recipe is its simplicity. With five ingredients and easy prep, you can go from raw ingredients to a delightful dish in under half an hour. The process is seriously straightforward: potatoes are cut into fries, tossed with olive oil, salt, black pepper, and paprika, and then air-fried until golden brown and crispy.

The result? A batch of fries that are perfectly cooked and seasoned, boasting a crispy exterior and a fluffy interior. And, boy, do they look good, too. As well, since these are air-fried, they are much healthier than standard fries. Less oil is used, leading to less fat and fewer calories than normal fries.

Just five ingredients are needed to make these paprika fries

Let’s talk about the paprika for a moment. You can go a lot of different directions here. If you’re a fan of heat, opt for a hot paprika to add a spicy kick to your fries. If you prefer a more subtle flavor, a sweet paprika (the common paprika on your spice rack) might be more your speed. Or, if you’d like a touch of earthy smokiness, opt for smoked paprika. The choice is yours, and each type of paprika gives the fries a different, but equally delicious, flavor profile.

Want to learn more? Read our post “Is Paprika Spicy?” as well as our comparison piece between Hungarian and Spanish paprikas.

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Air Fryer Paprika Fries

Air Fryer Paprika Fries

Simple to make–delicious as a side or snack!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side
Servings 2 servings
Calories 456 kcal


  • 1 Air Fryer



  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for about 5 minutes.
  • Wash the potatoes thoroughly and pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel.
  • Peel and cut the potatoes into evenly sized fries, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • In a large bowl, combine the potato fries, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and paprika. Toss well to ensure all the fries are evenly coated with the seasoning.
  • Carefully place a single layer of seasoned potato fries into the air fryer basket. Avoid overcrowding the basket to ensure even cooking and crispy results.
  • Cook the fries in the air fryer for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through to ensure they cook evenly. The cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of your fries and the air fryer model you are using.
  • Once the fries are golden brown and crispy, remove them from the air fryer and transfer to a serving dish.
  • Serve the crispy seasoned air fryer potato fries immediately as a delicious side dish or snack. They pair perfectly with ketchup, mayonnaise, or your favorite dipping sauce.


Calories: 456kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 9gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 1189mgPotassium: 1823mgFiber: 10gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 504IUVitamin C: 84mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Paprika
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on February 29, 2024 to include new content.
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