chopped up potatoes in an air fryer

Air-Fried "Roasted" Potatoes

Raise your hand if you like fried food.  Now raise your hand if fried food doesn't like you.

If you suffer from Crohn's or UC, you probably know that fried foods are high on the list of "foods to avoid" due to the negative effects they can have on the digestive tract.  In addition to causing stomach pain, fried foods are full of saturated fats which can lead to other health issues like heart disease, high cholesterol, and stroke.

It is beneficial to add vegetables to your diet, and potatoes are full of antioxidants, fiber (soluble and insoluble), potassium, and vitamins C and B6.  So, if you are someone who cannot tolerate many vegetables, potatoes may be a safer option for you, especially if they aren't fried.  You can remove the skins for this recipe to make them even easier to digest since most of the insoluble fiber is in the skins.

Air fried "roasted" potatoes ingredients

Serves 4

  • 1 lb Yukon gold potatoes  (optional, skins removed)
  • 1 ½ Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt (or added to taste)
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped, to garnish

Air fried "roasted" potatoes directions

  1. Wash off your unpeeled potatoes (if choosing to remove the skins, peel them), then chop them into evenly sized pieces (about ½” to ¾” thick).
  2. Add the potatoes to a bowl and toss to coat in olive oil and seasoning.
  3. Place the seasoned potatoes in an even layer inside the air fryer basket. Air fry at 400˚F for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown, flipping halfway through.
  4. When the potatoes are crispy on the outside, and fork-tender, serve them warm garnished with fresh parsley.

Air fried "roasted" potatoes nutrition facts

Servings: 4

  • Calories 78
  • Total Fat 5.3g
  • Saturated Fat 0.8g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 295mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 7.9g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.6g
  • Total Sugars 0.4g
  • Protein 0.9g
  • Vitamin D 0mcg
  • Calcium 6mg
  • Iron 0mg
  • Potassium 185mg

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