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WW Friendly Potato Chips (Air Fryer)

WW Friendly Potato Chips (Air Fryer) Recipe

WW Friendly Potato Chips (Air Fryer) Recipe. If you’re in the mood for a crunchy snack without a lot of fuss, Homemade Potato Chips made in the air fryer might just be your next go-to.

This simple recipe transforms potatoes into crispy chips with just a sprinkle of smoked Cheddar salt (or your favorite flavored salt).

You won’t need a long list of ingredients; just grab some potatoes and flavored salt to get started. The air fryer does most of the work, giving you that perfect chip crunch without the hassle of deep frying.

It’s a straightforward way to whip up a snack that’s sure to be a hit whether you’re hanging out at home or entertaining friends.

Using an air fryer means less mess and less stress. So, grab your potatoes, and let’s get snacking!

Weight Watchers Points

1 Point (2022/2024 Plan)

MyWW Points: 1 Blue Plan and 2 Green Plan

2 WW Freestyle Points and 2 Smart Points

WW Friendly Potato Chips (Air Fryer) in a bowl on a dark surface.

Tips and Tricks

Soaking Potatoes

Soak the potato slices in water to remove excess starch. This step helps achieve crispier chips and prevents them from sticking together.

Drying Potatoes

Ensure the potato slices are thoroughly dried before seasoning and cooking. Excess moisture can prevent the potatoes from crisping up properly in the air fryer.

Even Slicing

Use a mandoline to slice the potatoes evenly. Uniform slices ensure that all the chips cook at the same rate, preventing some from burning while others remain undercooked.

Air Fryer Capacity

Avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket. Cook the potato slices in batches if necessary. This allows hot air to circulate properly, ensuring even cooking and crispiness.

Shaking the Basket

Shake the air fryer basket halfway through cooking to redistribute the potato slices. This promotes even cooking and prevents sticking.

Monitoring Cooking Time

Keep a close eye on the potato chips during the final minutes of cooking. They can go from golden brown to burnt quickly. Adjust the cooking time if needed based on the thickness of your slices.


Feel free to experiment with different flavored salts or seasonings. Paprika, garlic powder, or herbs can add a new dimension of flavor to your chips.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the potato chips immediately for the best texture. Pair them with your favorite dip or enjoy them as a crunchy side to a sandwich or burger.

Storing Leftovers

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. Reheat in the air fryer for a few minutes to regain their crispiness.

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WW Friendly Potato Chips (Air Fryer) in a bowl on a dark surface.

WW Friendly Potato Chips (Air Fryer)

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WW Friendly Potato Chips (Air Fryer) Recipe is an easy snack that's Weight Watchers Friendly. Great for Game Day!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Soak 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 1 large russet potato peeeled
  • 1 teaspoon smoked cheddar salt (or your favorite flavored salt)
  • nonstick cooking spray


  • Adjust the mandoline to its thinnest setting and carefully slice the potato into thin slices.
  • Place the sliced potatoes in a large bowl of water to soak for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, drain the water and fill the bowl with new water, then soak the potatoes again for another 15 minutes.
  • While the potatoes are soaking, preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 10 minutes and spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  • Take the potatoes out of the water and dry them off completely.
  • Sprinkle the potatoes with smoked Cheddar salt and place them in the air fryer basket. Be careful not to put too many in at once.
  • Spray the potatoes lightly with cooking spray.
  • Cook the potatoes in the air fryer for 8 minutes.
  • Open the air fryer and shake the basket to move the potatoes around.
  • Continue cooking for about 7 more minutes, or until the potatoes are golden brown. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don't start to burn.


Serving Size: 1/4th of entire recipe.
1 Point (2022/2024 Plan)
MyWW Points: 1 Blue Plan and 2 Green Plan
2 WW Freestyle Points and 2 Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.


Calories: 73kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.003gSodium: 586mgPotassium: 385mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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