Must-Have Air Fried French Fries

5 from 3 votes

This drool-worthy version of French fries tastes better than the real deal!

These Must Have Air Fried French Fries are the perfect side dish!

Do you love French fries as much as we do? The greasy, irresistible American classic makes the perfect partner in crime to a juicy burger or hot dog. Sadly, the crave-worthy grease-bomb doesn’t have the best reputation for health, especially when ordered at fast-food restaurants. Luckily, you don’t have to compromise your healthy diet to enjoy crispy, savory French fries! These Must-Have Air Fried French Fries taste absolutely incredible, all without compromising your health goals. With all the flavor of restaurant-style fries, this brilliant recipe will satisfy your taste buds without adding inches to your waistline.

A Flat-Belly-Friendly Alternative

The perfect side dish to any meal, these healthy french fries are a must-try.

When it comes to lightening up recipes without compromising taste, it all boils down to the cooking method. Conventional French fries rely heavily on the deep-frying method, which calls for tons of oil that can penetrate the food as it cooks.

So we ditched the deep fryer, subbing the air fryer in its place! Air frying uses barely any oil, meaning the end result has less fat and calories than its greasier counterpart. Using an air fryer will still give you indulgent, melt-in-your-mouth fries worth dreaming about, but they won’t break your calorie bank!

The Amazing Air Fryer!

Air fryer french fries are light, crispy, and absolutely delicious!

Here at Skinny Ms., we take French fries super seriously. With so many replicas or traditional restaurant-style fries, it’s hard to know which ones to trust. Well, we can say with wholehearted confidence that these delectable treats put the conventional snack to shame.

Clocking in at just 149 calories a serving, this yummy recipe delivers just a portion of the calories as regular fries. So enjoy these delectable spuds without guilt as a lighter, healthier side for your burger or hot dog.

How To Make Air Fried French Fries

Air frying is a great way to get crispy fries at a fraction of the calories!

With just five minutes of prep, this recipe is a breeze to whip up. Simply combine all the ingredients, coating the potatoes in oil and seasoning. Next, place your potato strips into the air fryer for seven minutes, tossing and turning the fries afterward. Finally, cook the fries for an additional six minutes, remove, and serve!

How To Serve Air Fried French Fries

Serve these crispy fries on their own as a snack, or pair them with your favorite burger, sandwich, or protein!

These scrumptious fries taste amazing on their own. For even tastier experience, dip your fries in this guilt-free Healthy Homemade Ketchup. And if you’re serving these fries as a mouthwatering companion to a juicy burger, check out one of these 7 Guilt-Free Burger Recipes for inspiration.

So crispy and crunchy, this lightened-up version of French fries will become a regular in your house. The best part? You can enjoy each and every bite of delicious fry goodness without the guilt!

For more drool-worthy alternatives to the classic side dish, check out these Avocado Fries with Spicy Honey Lime Sauce or Oven Sweet Potato Fries!

5 from 3 votes

Must Have Air Fried French Fries

These delicious and crispy French fries are an easy, healthy option!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 0.5 cup
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 3 Russet potatoes Sliced into strips
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl an toss to coat the potatoes in the oil and seasoning. Places the seasoned potatoes in the air fryer basket.
  • Set the air fryer temperature to 370 and set the time to 7 minutes. When the time is up, open the air fryer and toss/turn the French Fries. Close the air fryer and return the temperature to 370 degrees. Set the timer for 6 minutes. After time is complete, remove the French fries from the air fryer and serve!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 675mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Quick and Easy

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Chef Nichole

Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.

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