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Vegan Cheesy Potato Wedges in the Air Fryer (GF)

These air-fried Vegan Cheesy Potato Wedges are a perfect snack when you're craving something cheesy and comforting - healthy alternative cheese fries! Baking instructions are included too!

These Vegan Cheesy Potato Wedges are a perfect snack when you're craving something cheesy and comforting. The potatoes are air-fried so they're a much healthier choice than regular fried potatoes.

Cheese fries and mac & cheese have been my comfort foods as long as I can remember. Since going vegan, I've been able to create lots of cheesy recipes like my vegan mac and cheese but haven't got around to making my own cheese fries.

And let's be honest, no matter how tasty they might be, I don't really want to be eating deep fried potatoes much anymore either.

That's why I'm so glad I had the chance to review JL Field's new book, The Vegan Air Fryer, because it has a tasty recipe for Vegan Cheesy Potato Wedges that hits the spot without deep frying any potatoes.

The Vegan Air Fryer

The Vegan Air Fryer: The Healthier Way to Enjoy Deep-Fried Flavors shows readers how to air fry foods with little or no oil to make healthier versions traditionally fried recipes. JL shares air frying basics as well as more in-depth recipes.

Chapters included are: breakfasts and brunch, starters and snacks, side dishes, main dishes, one-basket meals, and desserts. Yes, you can even make desserts in the air fryer!

If you're new to air frying or an old pro at it, I think you'll love this book!

Vegan Chessy Potato Wedges Ingredients

list of cheesy vegan potato ingredients

How to Make the Cheesy Potatoes

how to make vegan cheesy potato wedges
  • Slice the potatoes
  • Add oil
  • Add pepper
  • Add garlic powder
  • Airy fry or bake
  • Make the Cheesy Sauce
  • Top the cooked potatoes with cheesy sauce

Substitutions

These vegan Cheesy Potato Wedges were really easy to make. Matt and I enjoyed them so much, I made them again later in the week for a movie night snack.

Although JL used fingerling potatoes, I had to use small baby potatoes because I could not find fingerling potatoes anywhere (and I tried a few places!). I cut those in 4 to make them skinnier like the fingerling potatoes would have been.

If you have an air fryer, you're going to love making these potatoes. I like the potatoes even without the cheesy sauce which is saying a lot because I love anything (vegan) cheesy.

You can also try these potatoes with my Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce if you like things a little spicy.

No AirFryer? No Problem - Bake Them in the Oven

If you don't have an air fryer, you can still enjoy these tasty potatoes!

Simply bake the potatoes at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes (or until done to your liking) then top with cheese! I've tried them this way too and they are just as delicious.

RECIPE

Vegan Cheesy Potato Wedges

Author: Mary Ellen Valverde

Try these potato wedges if you love potato skins but want that potato, too. This is a great side dish and also a fun recipe to make for game day noshing. This recipe is from The Vegan Air Fryer, copyright © 2017 by JL Fields. Used by permission.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5 from 3 votes

  • PREP TIME: 15 mins
  • COOK TIME: 16 mins
  • TOTAL TIME: 31 mins
  • COURSE: Appetizer
  • CUISINE: American
  • SERVINGS: 4
  • CALORIES: 220 kcal

INGREDIENTS

For the Potatoes
  • 1 lb fingerling potatoes*
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil**
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
For the Cheese Sauce
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cup water may need up to ¼ cup

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F for 3 minutes. Wash the potatoes. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise and transfer them to a large bowl. Add the oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to the potatoes. Toss to coat. Transfer the potatoes to the air fryer. Cook for 16 minutes, shaking halfway through the cooking time.

2. Combine the cashews, turmeric, paprika, nutritional yeast, and lemon juice in a high-speed blender. Blend on low, slowly increasing the speed and adding water as needed. Be careful to avoid using too much water, as you want a thick, cheesy consistency.

3. Transfer the cooked potatoes to an air fryer–safe pan or a piece of parchment paper. Drizzle the cheese sauce over the potato wedges. Place the pan in the air fryer and cook for 2 more minutes at 400°F.

NOTES

* I could not find fingerling potatoes so I used baby potatoes cut into quarters.

**Omit the olive oil for a no-oil option

NUTRITION

  • Calories: 220kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 7.5g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 1.3mg

PLEASE NOTE: Nutritional information data is computer generated and only an estimate so it should be used only as a guide.

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About the author

Mary Ellen Valverde MS, CNS, LDN
Mary Ellen Valverde MS, CNS, LDN is a Licensed Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist who empowers vegans to feel clear and confident about what is uniquely nourishing to them. Mary Ellen’s recipes and nutrition information have been featured on Yahoo News, Parade, VegNews, LIVESTRONG, Dr. Axe, Greatist, LIVEKINDLY, Brit+Co, Well+Good, and more.

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