Italian Herb-Crusted Lentil & Potato Air Fryer Delight

Italian Herb-Crusted Lentil & Potato Air Fryer Delight
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What Started it all:
Lentils, Potato, dried herbs (oregano, thyme, basil), air fryer

Get ready for a delicious, crispy, and herb-infused dish that’s quick and easy to make! This Italian-inspired recipe uses hearty lentils and potatoes, seasoned with a blend of dried herbs, and cooked to perfection in an air fryer. Perfect for a weeknight dinner for four!


  • 1 cup lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 4 medium potatoes, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Set your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) and let it preheat for about 5 minutes.
  2. In a medium pot, add the rinsed lentils and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until tender. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced potatoes with olive oil, dried oregano, thyme, basil, salt, and pepper. Toss well to coat the potatoes evenly with the herbs and oil.
  4. Add the cooked lentils to the bowl of seasoned potatoes and mix gently to combine.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the air fryer basket, spreading it out in an even layer.
  6. Air fry for 15-20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until the potatoes are golden and crispy.
  7. Once cooked, transfer the lentil and potato mixture to a serving dish. Garnish with a sprinkle of extra dried herbs if desired.

And there you have it – a scrumptious, herb-crusted lentil and potato dish that’s sure to please your taste buds! This recipe is not only easy but also packed with flavor and nutrients. Enjoy your meal!

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