Air Fryer Potatoes

$3.60 recipe / $0.90 serving
by Jess - Budget Bytes
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Potatoes, or “spuds” as my Irish brother-in-law affectionately calls them, are truly a favorite for just about everyone. Potatoes can be cooked 1,000 ways and they always steal the show! These air fryer potatoes are proof of that. Soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, they’re like mini baked potatoes. They are seriously delicious dipped in ketchup, mayo, or Comeback Sauce. This air fryer potato recipe is great to use with whatever potatoes you have on hand, making it the perfect recipe for fridge clean out day.

air fryer potatoes in a bowl with ketchup.

Why Make Potatoes in the Air Fryer?

Listen, we love roasted potatoes. They’re simple and delicious. But sometimes you need potatoes right now, and roasting just isn’t quick enough. Using an air fryer, these potatoes are roasted to perfection in less than half the time. So, the next time you have a potato emergency, this air fryer potato recipe is here for you. You can thank us later!

Ingredients for Air Fryer Potatoes

Here’s what you’ll need to make air fryer potatoes:

  • Potatoes: You can use any variety of mini potatoes. We found some tri-color potatoes on sale, so we used those!
  • Oil: Helps keep the potatoes moist as they cook and helps them get nice and crispy on the outside. We used olive oil, but you could also use vegetable or canola oil.
  • Spices: A combination of garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper creates a smoky and savory flavor and the paprika adds a pop of color.
  • Fresh Parsley: Adds a little bit of greenery and freshness.

Should I Soak the Potatoes?

We did not do this, but cutting and soaking potatoes in cold water releases some of the starches and can make the potatoes crispier! Our potatoes were more like tiny bites of the perfect baked potato!

What Else Can I Put On Air Fryer Potatoes?

We love the seasoning mix listed in the recipe below, but the sky is the limit! Here are some other ways you can season your air fryer potatoes:

What To Serve With Air Fryer Potatoes

These air fryer potatoes are a great side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They go great with dishes like Breakfast FrittatasAir Fryer Bacon, Homemade Meatloaf, or Baked Chicken Drumsticks.

Or, if you want to just add some dip and serve them as a snack, try dipping them in Comeback SauceLemon Dill Tahini DressingChimichurri Sauce, or Homemade Ranch Dressing.

seasoned potatoes in an air fryer basket with herbs.
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Air Fryer Potatoes

5 from 1 vote
Air fryer potatoes are soft on the inside, crispy on the outside, and made for dipping. They're the perfect side for any meal!
fork dipping an air fryer potato into ketchup.
Servings 4
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Total 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. baby potatoes, quartered ($3.16)
  • 1/2 Tbsp olive oil ($0.09)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder ($0.05)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder ($0.05)
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika ($0.10)
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste ($0.10)
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped parsley, for garnish ($0.05)

Instructions 

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F for 4 minutes. Wash and quarter the baby potatoes.
  • Add the potatoes to a large bowl. Toss the potatoes with olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 15 minutes in the air fryer, until golden brown with crispy edges, stopping halfway through to shake.
  • Garnish with minced parsley and additional salt and pepper, if needed.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSodium: 17mgFiber: 3g
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seasoned potatoes in a bowl with herbs.

how to make Air Fryer Potatoes – step by step photos

cutting tricolored potatoes on a bamboo cutting board.

Preheat the air fryer to 400°F for 4 minutes. Quarter 1 lb. of baby potatoes.

seasoned potato wedges in a white bowl.

Add the potatoes to a large bowl. Toss the quartered baby potatoes with 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp onion powder, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

seasoned potatoes in an air fryer basket.

Cook for 15 minutes in the air fryer, until golden brown with crispy edges, stopping halfway through to shake. Garnish with 1 tsp minced fresh parsley and additional salt and pepper, if needed.

fork dipping an air fryer potato into ketchup.

These air fryer potatoes are the ultimate crispy side dish!

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  1. Made these today – turned out great! I’ve not been using my Air Fryer much, this was a welcome idea. Used Greek Yoghurt and added chives as a dip.

    1. Greek yogurt chive dip was a pro move. YUM. It sounds perfect. Thanks for letting us know your thoughts!