Air Fryer Potatoes

Crispy on the outside, and oh so fluffy on the inside, these Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes are the perfect side dish. Whip a batch up quickly in the air fryer and serve them with breakfast, lunch, or dinner! 

Super Easy and Crispy Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

Potatoes are a go-to side dish (usually my Easy Cheesy Potatoes) but lately, air frying them has been my preferred method of preparing them. They are tender, crispy, and so simple to make with just five pantry staples.

They also happen to be gluten free, dairy free, AND vegetarian so they can meet a variety of dietary requirements.

A platter of air fried potatoes with a wooden spoon holding a few.

While I usually roast baby potatoes in the oven, my oven was busy with my Garlic and Herb Oven Roasted Turkey, so I decided to pop them in the air fryer instead. I’ve grown rather fond of my air fryer over the last year, so I was excited to see how it handled these potatoes. I’m happy to report these did NOT disappoint!!

These Air Fried Potatoes are definitely some of the best roasted potatoes I’ve made — full of flavor, herby, and crisp, with only a fraction of the oil!

Crispy air fried potatoes are the perfect side dish for Italian Dressing Chicken, Cast Iron Ribeye Steaks, Chicken Margherita, or Honey Soy Salmon.

I also love pairing these with Overnight Breakfast Casserole with Bacon or Crustless Quiche Lorraine for an amazing brunch, or serving them with That Good Salad for a lightened up dinner. 

Today, I’m here to help you make the best roasted potatoes in the air fryer, plus share a few variations and tips!

Ingredients for Air Fried Potatoes

Baby potatoes in a bowl, along with four other small bowls filled with dried basil, olive oil, garlic powder, and salt.

We are all about keeping it simple. These potatoes don’t need a lot to enhance their flavor. A little bit of seasoning goes a long way! Here’s what you’ll need to make the best air fryer roasted potatoes:

  • Baby Potatoes — I use a mix of red and yellow creamer potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Dried Basil and Rosemary
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt

How To Make Roasted Potatoes In The Air Fryer

Raw potatoes tossed with dried herbs sitting in an air fryer basket.
  1. Wash and dry the baby potatoes, then cut in half.
  2. Place the halved baby potatoes in a bowl. Pour the olive oil over the potatoes, then add the seasoning, half at first and more if needed, and use your hands to toss together until the potatoes are coated.
  3. Place the seasoned baby potatoes in the air fryer.
  4. Air fry for 15-20 minutes at 375°F or until potatoes are tender. Be sure to shake the basket at the halfway mark to get the potatoes to cook evenly. 
  5. Serve immediately.
Cooked crispy baby potatoes in an air fryer basket.

Tips for Making Air Fried Potatoes

  • If you are using larger potatoes, simply cut yours into bite sized pieces.
  • You can use any type of baby potatoes you prefer.
  • Be sure to dry the potatoes as much as you can before oiling and seasoning them. If they are wet, they’ll steam instead of crisp up in the air fryer.
  • Don’t skip shaking and tossing the basket at the halfway mark. We want equal opportunity for crispy edges for all our sweet baby potatoes!
  • Follow the instructions on your air fryer for preheating.
  • These roasted potatoes are very well seasoned. Feel free to reduce ¾ teaspoon to ½  if you prefer yours to be less seasoned.
White plate filled with air fryer potatoes and a small bowl of ketchup.

Recipe Variations

  • Don’t want to use basil? I’ve also tried these with dried rosemary and oregano, or use a blend of your favorite seasonings!
  • Add in a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan cheese in the last minute to add extra flavor to your roast potatoes.
  • If you want the baby potatoes to be more rich, you can add a knob of butter to the air fryer at the halfway mark.
  • If you want a bit of heat, add a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • Want to skip the dried herbs? Try tossing the baby potatoes with ranch seasoning, lemon pepper seasoning, taco seasoning, or even this chicken seasoning!

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

  • Leftover air fryer roasted potatoes can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days in an airtight container. 
  • To reheat, simply transfer them back to the air fryer and reheat at 350°F for 3 to 5 minutes, until heated through. A microwave works as well but the air fryer will keep it crispy.
Fork stabbing an air fried potato half.

Get the Most Out Of Your Air Fryer

Every air fryer is different, so I always recommend reading your manual, especially for instructions about preheating.

We have this Ninja Air Fryer and love it, but I’m actually hoping to get something a little bigger soon. I find my air fryer works fine without preheating, but do what works best for your model.

If you’re lucky enough to have one of these 2 basket air fryers I’ve been eyeing, you could make your whole dinner in the air fryer! Pair these air fried potatoes with my Air Fryer Asparagus, Air Fryer Chicken Thighs, Air Fryer Hot Dogs, and Air Fryer Pork Chops.

White plate filled with air fryer potatoes and a small bowl of ketchup.

Air Fryer Potatoes

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

These Air Fryer Baby Potatoes are the perfect side dish for almost any meal. Crispy, tender, and made with pantry staples, air fried potatoes are a staple in our home!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs baby potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Follow instructions on your air fryer for preheating. Preheat to 375 degrees.
  2. Wash and dry the baby potatoes, then cut in half.
  3. Place the halved baby potatoes in a bowl. Pour the olive oil over the potatoes, then add the seasoning, and use your hands to toss together until the potatoes are coated.
  4. Place the seasoned baby potatoes in the air fryer.
  5. Air fry for 9 minutes, toss the basket, then air fry another 7-9 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through and crispy.
  6. Serve immediately.

Notes

These potatoes can be seasoned in many different ways. Feel free to swap out the herbs, finish with fresh parsley or basil, or add shredded Parmesan cheese for the last few minutes of the cook time.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 415mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

Please note nutritional information for my recipes is calculated by a third party service and provided as a courtesy to my readers. For the most accurate calculation, I always recommend running the numbers yourself with the specific products you use.

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Need More Potato Recipes?

Save these taters for laters! My Herbed Potatoes Anna or Lemon Rosemary Melting Potatoes recipes make a decadent side out of the humble spud.

Or if Yams are the super-food that gets you excited, be sure to try these Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes or this Gluten Free Sweet Potato Casserole!

One Comment

  1. I had about 1 lb of baby potatoes I wanted to cook up quickly for myself. Searched all over and the recipes I read had too many steps and cooked longer than I quickly wanted. Seriously too much work for tiny potatoes, I thought. Here you are rescuing me from searching for another tedious recipe for baby potatoes. This is a perfect recipe for anyone cooking baby potatoes. The timing was correct, added spices raised the taste, nicely crisped skin, so creamy and sweet inside, and the answer to my ‘quickly.’ Only time consuming issue for me now is I’ve begun reading and saving all your recipes. You two sure are great kitchen chefs.

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