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Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes

These easy, 20-minute Air Fryer Potatoes are ready in half the time as Oven-Roasted Potatoes and they turn out just as crispy. This recipe proves that sometimes the simplest recipes are the best – perfectly crisp on the outside, tender inside, and tossed with olive oil and simple seasonings.

This might just become your new favorite potato side dish!

Close up of air fryer roasted potatoes on a blue platter, garnished with parsley.

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We love using our air fryer for fast and tasty dinners, from Air Fryer Chicken Wings to Air Fryer French Fries. If you are a fan of lightning-quick side dishes, this recipe for Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes is a must-try!

Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes Recipe

We never get tired of Oven-Roasted potatoes. But sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the evening for preheating and roasting in the oven. It’s nights like these when the air fryer is my best friend. These air fryer-roasted potatoes are on the table in just 20 minutes and they turn out just as crispy and satisfying. 

Serve easy air fryer potatoes as a quick side dish during the week, or use this recipe to save oven space over the holidays. Anytime you air fry them, it’s a win-win. Here’s why you will love this recipe:

  • Quick – Air frying is a great shortcut to delicious roasted potatoes, ready in half the time it takes in the oven.
  • Super Crispy – These potatoes crisp up perfectly thanks to the high, dry heat and a light coating of olive oil.
  • Easy to Scale – This recipe serves 2-4 (depending on how hungry your crew is) and you can easily double it and fry it in two batches.
  • Versatile – The possibilities are endless for seasoning air fryer potatoes.

Ingredients

The main ingredients you’ll need for these roasted potatoes are very basic:

  • Potatoes – Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed and cut into ½”-¾” pieces.
  • Oil – I recommend extra virgin olive oil to help them crisp up and brown nicely. It also adds great flavor.
  • Seasoning – I use a combination of salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and black pepper. Find more seasoning suggestions in the variation section below.
  • Parsley – Freshly chopped as an optional garnish.
The ingredients for air fryer roasted potatoes.

Pro Tip: Wondering which potatoes are best for air frying? Yukon gold (or yellow potatoes), red potatoes, russet potatoes, and baby or new potatoes will all crisp up beautifully in the air fryer.

How to Air Fry Potatoes

Here’s how to roast potatoes in the air fryer in 3 easy steps:

  1. Prepare Potatoes – Wash off your unpeeled potatoes, then chop them into bite-sized chunks (about ½” to ¾” thick). Add the potatoes to a bowl and toss to coat in olive oil and seasoning.
  2. Air Fry– Spread the seasoned potatoes in an even layer inside the air fryer basket. Air fry at 400˚F for 18-20 minutes or until golden, flipping halfway through. 
  3. Serve – When the potatoes are crisped and fork-tender, serve them warm garnished with fresh parsley.
Photo collage showing the process of roasting potatoes in the air fryer.

Tips for the Best Air Fryer Potatoes

Some additional tips when air frying potatoes:

  • Leave the Skins On – There’s nothing more delicious than a crispy, salted potato skin, and it’s more nutritious. Don’t forget to give the potatoes a thorough wash/scrub.
  • Avoid Cooking Spray – Aersol cooking sprays will damage the coating of your air fryer basket. Tossing the potatoes in olive oil keeps them from sticking.
  • Don’t overcrowd the basket – the potatoes need room for the air to circulate and crisp up properly.

Variations

Get as creative as you’d like when it comes to seasoning your potatoes. Here are some easy recipe variations:

  • Ranch Potatoes – Season with a packet of dry Ranch seasoning, adding it to taste.
  • Taco Seasoning – for a southwestern spin on your potatoes.
  • Cajun Spice – Season with your favorite Cajun seasoning blend.
  • Chili Lime – Ground cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
  • Bacon – Toss with cooked crumbled bacon.
  • Lemon and Herb – Dried or fresh herbs like basil, oregano, dill, and a squeeze of lemon.
Overhead view of roasted potatoes inside the air fryer basket.

Common Questions

Are air-fried potatoes healthy?

Yes, air frying is a healthier alternative to deep frying. These potatoes get just as crispy with a fraction of the oil.

How can I tell when my potatoes are done?

Your air fryer potatoes are done when the outsides are crispy and golden brown, and the insides are tender when pierced with a fork.

Do I need to soak my potatoes in water before air frying them?

In this recipe, you don’t need to soak the potatoes in water before roasting them in the air fryer.

What is the best air fryer?

There are two styles; the Basket Style and the Toaster Oven Style. The Toaster style cooks faster and has a slightly larger capacity which is nice for big batch cooking, while the basket style is easier to toss. I use them both for our Air Fryer Recipes.

What Goes With Air Fried Potatoes?

Turn these air fryer roasted potatoes into a well-rounded meal with simple serving ideas:

Close up of air fryer roasted potatoes garnished with parsley.

Roast up a batch of perfectly seasoned potatoes for your next meal. I’d love to know your favorite way to season your potatoes in the comments.

Make Ahead

If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, these air fryer potatoes refrigerate and reheat really well.

  • To Refrigerate: Cooked potatoes can also be kept airtight in the fridge for 4-5 days.
  • Freezing: Seal these air fryer roasted potatoes in an airtight container or freezer bag and store them frozen for up to 6 months. Thaw overnight before reheating cooked potatoes as described below.
  • To Reheat: I recommend reheating thawed roasted potatoes in the air fryer at 400ºF for a few minutes, or until warm and re-crisped.

More Easy Air Fryer Recipes:

If you love this easy air fryer potatoes recipe, here are more quick dinner ideas to try:

Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes Recipe

5 from 22 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Air fryer roasted potatoes on a blue platter with a metal spoon, garnished with parsley.

These 20-minute air fryer-roasted potatoes are ready in half the time as oven-roasted potatoes and they turn out just as crispy!

Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $2-$3
Keyword: air fryer potato recipes, air fryer potatoes, air fryer roasted potatoes
Cuisine: American
Course: Side Dish
Calories: 136
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cut potatoes into bite-sized pieces, about 1/2” to 3/4” thick and place in a medium mixing bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on the seasonings. Toss to combine and coat in oil and seasonings.

  2. Transfer potatoes to your air fryer basket in a single layer and Air fry at 400˚F for 18-20 minutes, flipping and tossing halfway. Air fry until potatoes are golden brown and crisp on the outside and tender when pierced with a fork. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Sodium 298mg13%
Potassium 492mg14%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 91IU2%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Etienne Beneke
    October 30, 2022

    Hi Natasha! I have been a big fan of yours forever and have made so many of your recipes. I am making these roast potatoes tonight in my new air fryer oven with rotisserie. One question, you don’t mention pre-heating so I assume pre-heating in this case is not necessary? Many thanks!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 31, 2022

      Hi! Preheating is not necessary but in most cases preheating will help get the level of crispiness desired.

      Reply

  • Sharon
    October 27, 2022

    Absolutely love your recipes and you!! When ever I need a new recipe I check with you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 27, 2022

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Sharon!

      Reply

  • Priscilla Locke Barker
    October 21, 2022

    I always add a teaspoon of turmeric to my seasoning mix, sprinkle over the potatoes, add the olive oil, toss well and then proceed to roast or airfry. This adds a beautiful golden and crispy finish. Turmeric also has great health benefits.

    Reply

  • Vicki Carr
    October 21, 2022

    Natasha you are the best and u keep it simple love all your recipes please keep putting them out there these were delicious 🥰🥰

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 21, 2022

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment, Vicki! You’re so nice!

      Reply

  • Olya
    October 19, 2022

    This recipe is definitely a keeper. It’s simple and easy and most importantly husband and kiddo approved!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 19, 2022

      That’s a win! 🙂

      Reply

    • Etienne Beneke
      October 30, 2022

      Hi Natasha! Trying to figure out what I have done wrong. My potatoes were soft and tasty but far from crisp even 10 mins longer than you recipe. My oven was even preheated. I feels like it needed another 20 minutes! 200 degrees with 2 fans on and 4 grill bars? Would love to hear your thoughts.

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      • NatashasKitchen.com
        October 31, 2022

        Hi Etienne! This recipe is for a countertop air fryer (like the basket air fryer in the pictures). If you use the air-fry oven setting it would not yield the same results and would take a lot longer to crisp up.

        Reply

  • Madison
    October 18, 2022

    The recipe looks so good I do have a question,could these go in the oven instead of an air fryer I know there not gonna be as crispy,I wish I had an air fryer but I don’t and I am a huge potato fan and I would really like to try this.

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    • Madison
      October 18, 2022

      Would frying them in a pan work too, sady I forgot my ovens not working

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        October 18, 2022

        Hi Madison, frying them in a pan may work, but it will likely yield a different result/texture. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 18, 2022

      Hi Madison! You can follow my recipe for roasted potatoes HERE instead.

      Reply

  • Connie
    October 17, 2022

    First time using my air fryer (after it sitting in my pantry for months!) and decided this recipe sounds easy enough. Now I am encouraged to try other air fryer recipes as this turned out perfect! Thanks Natasha for giving me the nudge I needed!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 17, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Connie! I hope you try and love more recipes soon!

      Reply

  • Oseta Austria
    October 1, 2022

    I like all your Recipes. It’s easy and simple. Thank you very much for sharing them to us.
    Waiting slso for your Recipe Book.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2022

      Thank you, Oseta, I’m so glad you enjoyed it! We are woking on the book and we expect a Fall 2023 release! I can’t wait!

      Reply

  • lowandslow
    October 1, 2022

    Our new full size oven has an air fry feature,can this recipe be applied to it?All air fry recipes including books are for counter top models.Please advise.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 1, 2022

      Hi I have had readers commenting on using a full-size oven air fryer successfully in other recipes. I haven’t tried that myself, but it sounds like it is possible! I hope you love this recipe!

      Reply

  • Mimi L.
    September 29, 2022

    Air fryer potatoes 🥔 are the best! Sometimes, I use a packet of dry onion soup mix as my seasoning. My family loooves them!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 29, 2022

      They really are! I didn’t know what I was missing until I made them this way, Mimi! I’m so glad you loved them too!

      Reply

  • Cindy L Crane
    September 29, 2022

    We don’t care for Italian Seasoning, can something else be used?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 29, 2022

      Yes, you can replace it with a seasoning of your preference or something as simple as salt, pepper and garlic powder.

      Reply

  • AniaS.
    September 29, 2022

    So easy and delicious.
    Better and healthier than french fries.
    Thank youl

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 29, 2022

      That’s right, it is healthier and so much better!

      Reply

  • Maria
    September 28, 2022

    How long and at what temperature do you cook these in the toaster oven air fryer?
    Thank you!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 28, 2022

      Hi Maria, you can follow the same instructions for the basket or toast over style air fryer. If they are not done, you can add a few more mins.

      Reply

  • Dana
    September 27, 2022

    These potatoes are the perfect combination of crispy outsides and delicious flavor. This is our new favorite way to make potatoes (and I love that it is quick and easy in the air fryer!)

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 27, 2022

      Thank you Dana for your good comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Rosanna
    September 27, 2022

    Wow Natasha your air fry potatoes are mouth watering
    So delicious I tried them and are a huge hit
    Thank you
    I’ve just worked out how to get in and use your comments
    Your amazing I watch all your recipes 🤗🤗

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 27, 2022

      I’m so glad you found the comments section, that way you can also ask for advice from our other readers too! Thank you for your good review.

      Reply

  • Kristyn
    September 27, 2022

    There is no better way to enjoy potatoes, than these air fryer ones!! This recipe is so easy & they turn out so crisp!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 27, 2022

      Thank you for your great comments and review, Kristyn!

      Reply

  • Kara
    September 27, 2022

    So yummy, I think I could eat half the batch all by myself! 😉

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 27, 2022

      Same! So glad you enjoy this recipe, Kara!

      Reply

  • Mike
    September 27, 2022

    Excellent… liked the options and serve with ideas as well!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 27, 2022

      Thank you, Mike! 🙂

      Reply

  • ShortyGirl
    September 27, 2022

    I love your recipes AND your recipe demonstrations, your recipes are as awesome as you !!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 27, 2022

      Thank you! So glad you enjoy them.

      Reply

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