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:

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Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes Recipe

4.98 from 78 votes
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
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!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 4 servings

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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 Per Serving

136kcal Calories20g Carbs2g Protein5g Fat1g Saturated Fat1g Polyunsaturated Fat4g Monounsaturated Fat298mg Sodium492mg Potassium3g Fiber1g Sugar91IU Vitamin A24mg Vitamin C20mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
136
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Sodium
 
298
mg
13
%
Potassium
 
492
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
20
g
7
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
91
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
24
mg
29
%
Calcium
 
20
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer potato recipes, air fryer potatoes, air fryer roasted potatoes
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 136

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Bill S
    April 12, 2024

    quick and excellent potatoes. highly recommend trying. I did back off the garlic powder by half only because I’m not a garlic powder fan. Delicious.

    Reply

  • Anitza
    April 11, 2024

    Simple and easy to make in hurry! Had them as a snack with some homemade honey mustard and was in heaven! Will definitely keep this recipe to memory for future meals.

    Reply

  • John H
    March 26, 2024

    Easy roasted potatoes. I added more spice but it was very good.

    Reply

  • Yvette Rego
    February 19, 2024

    I’ve always wanted to make crispy potatoes and reading your recipe and the comments I can’t wait to try it.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 19, 2024

      I hope it becomes your new favorite.

      Reply

  • Bernadette A Krueger
    January 15, 2024

    My husband is a picky potato eater. This recipe was a hit. He asked for seconds. Very tasty.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 15, 2024

      So glad it was enjoyed, Bernadette!

      Reply

  • Linda
    December 12, 2023

    Amazing potatoes. You are my go to site for air fryer recipes.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 12, 2023

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

      Reply

  • Brooke
    September 9, 2023

    These are superb! I add rosemary to my potatoes & it is so tasty! Even my picky kiddos love them!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 9, 2023

      That’s wonderful, Brooke! So glad they are being enjoyed.

      Reply

  • Marie
    July 27, 2023

    Hi Natasha,
    I love your recipes. Thank you for sharing them with us.
    I have a question. What is the difference between an oven and the air fryer?

    Reply

  • Rose
    March 23, 2023

    Mine were tasty. They were soft in the middle, but not as crispy on the outside as I thought they would be.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 23, 2023

      Hi Rose. Did you make these in a small air fryer? Or use the air fryer setting on your oven? If you are using an oven, they will take longer to crisp up.

      Reply

  • Chrisssy
    March 13, 2023

    These potatoes were amazing! Simple to make and tasted so good! I prepared them exactly as directed. I served with oven baked chicken. Thanks so much for another wonderful recipe! 💕

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 13, 2023

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Chrissy!

      Reply

  • Lori F.
    February 17, 2023

    Love your recipes. These potatoes were perfect – crispy on the outside but tender inside. Paired nicely with the pan seared steak which also turned out great.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 18, 2023

      So glad to hear that, Lori! 🙂

      Reply

  • Julie
    February 12, 2023

    Will they turn out the same
    If I peel the potatoes? My kids will not eat them if they have skin on. They don’t even realize they’re missing the best part!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 13, 2023

      Hi Julie! That skin helps them to crisp up but it should be fine without as well. 🙂

      Reply

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