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These air fryer roasted potatoes are perfectly seasoned with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper and make for a quick and easy air fryer side dish.
Using your air fryer to prepare dinner is a great way to speed up the cooking process of your next meal.
And while cooking French fries or chicken nuggets in the handy appliance is a popular choice, there are so many other delicious recipes you can cook in your air fryer.
The next time you’re planning on cooking potatoes with dinner, try this simple recipe for air fryer roasted potatoes. They go great with basically any meal but we really love them with air fryer ham, chicken, smothered pork chops, or air fryer hamburgers.
Your family will love the crispy outside on these delicious air fryer fried potatoes, and you’ll love how quick and easy they are to make.
This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.
This air fryer side dish recipe couldn’t be easier to make thanks to its short list of ingredients.
To whip up your own seasoned air fryer roasted potatoes at home, you’ll need only 6 ingredients, including:
- Baby red or Yukon gold potatoes– While I prefer the small size “baby” or “new” Yukon gold or red potatoes for air frying and roasting, regular size potatoes and other varieties such as russet will work as well. Just be sure to chop into bite-size pieces.
- Olive oil– tossing the potatoes in olive oil or your choice of cooking oil gives them a crisp exterior.
- Seasonings— I used a combination of garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to give these potatoes the perfect flavor. But feel free to switch up the seasonings to suit your preferences.
How to Make Roasted Potatoes in the Air Fryer
This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below.
Step 1. To start, make sure your potatoes are cut into bite-sized pieces. Then, add the potatoes to a bowl and toss with olive oil. Then add your seasonings and toss to coat.
Step 2. Place the seasoned potatoes in your air fryer basket in a single, even layer.
Note: Depending on the size of your air fryer it may be necessary to cook in batches.
Step 3. Air fry at 400°F for 16-20 minutes, taking the basket out and tossing the potatoes halfway through.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days in an airtight container.
Tips for the Best Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes
Making roasted potatoes in the air fryer is a quick and easy way to prepare this family-friendly side dish. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use a few pointers as you’re cooking!
Try these tips and tricks while you’re in the kitchen to make preparing this simple side dish even easier.
- Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. While it may be tempting to try to cook all your potatoes at once but it is better to cook them in batches to ensure even cooking. If your air fryer basket is too full, the air won’t flow properly. That means some of your potatoes may burn while others may be undercooked. Instead, spread the potatoes in an even layer, in the bottom of the basket and cook them in batches until all the potatoes have been cooked.
- Cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces. For quick-cooking, cut your potatoes into small, bite-sized pieces. And as you’re cutting, make sure the pieces are uniform in size for even cooking. The smaller the potato pieces, the quicker they’ll cook!
- Garnish with parsley and/or parmesan cheese. Top roasted potatoes with grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley for added flavor.
Recipe Frequently Asked Questions
If you cut your potatoes into bite-sized pieces, there’s no need to boil them before putting them in your air fryer. Simply cut your potatoes into small pieces and toss them in oil. The oil will help add moisture to the potatoes as they cook, ensuring they cook through and get a crispy crust while they bake.
Soaking your potatoes in water is a great way to help get crispy potatoes in your air fryer. That’s because the water helps remove extra starch from the potatoes, which keeps them from getting soggy as they cook. But the need to soak your potatoes depends more on the type of potato you’re using than the method of cooking. Starchy potato varieties, like russet potatoes, benefit more from soaking before they’re cooked in the air fryer. But less starchy potatoes, like red potatoes or Yukon gold varieties, don’t really need to be soaked before they’re cooked.
When it comes to roasting, it’s best to pick a potato with a soft interior and thin skin. Red potatoes and Yukon gold potatoes are two types of potatoes perfect for roasting, which is why I used a combination of the two in this air fryer roasted potatoes recipe. Also, I have found that baby or new potatoes are more tender than fully grown varieties, making them great for roasting and are easier to cut too.
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Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes
- 1 pound baby red and/or Yukon gold potatoes quartered (I used both)
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
- ½ teaspoon pepper or to taste
- Preheat the air fryer to 400°F degrees.
- Add the potatoes to a large bowl and toss with olive oil. Add Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and garlic powder, tossing to coat.
- Spread the seasoned potatoes in a single, even layer in the air fryer basket (you may need to cook in batches). Air fry the potatoes for 16-20 minutes or until golden brown and crispy, removing the basket and tossing the potatoes halfway through.
- Serve immediately and enjoy.