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 have lots of tasty 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 Cheesy Potato Wedges Ingredients
How to Make the Cheesy Potatoes
- 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
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.
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.
If you make this recipe and LOVE IT, please give it 5 stars ★★★★★!
Vegan Cheesy Potato Wedges
For the Potatoes
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
**Omit the olive oil for a no-oil option
Mary Ellen Valverde MS, CNS, LDN is a Licensed Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist who empowers vegans to feel confident creating sustainable habits that align with their values and health goals. She shares easy plant-powered food to nourish your body + satisfy your tastebuds. Mary Ellen’s recipes and nutrition info has been featured on Yahoo News, Parade, VegNews, LIVESTRONG, Dr. Axe, Greatist, LIVEKINDLY, Brit+Co, Well+Good, and more. She lives in NJ with her husband & two sweet shih tzus, Firenze & Sophie.