Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes are perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Making potatoes in the Air Fryer saves time and calories!

Roasted Potatoes on a serving platter

This is one of our favorite Air Fryer Recipes of all time! Roasted potatoes make a perfect side dish for so many meals and are ready in less than 15 minutes.

I prefer to make them in the Air Fryer because it’s so much faster than making them in the oven and the potatoes are crispy all around! They get extra crispy and stay perfectly soft and fluffy, almost creamy on the inside – just how my family loves them!

If you’re looking for more recipes to try in your Air Fryer while you’re here, try out our Air Fryer Potato Wedges, Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes, or our reader favorite Air Fryer Pickles. We also have a recipe for baked potatoes in the Air Fryer coming soon!

How to make Air Fryer Potatoes

How to Make Roasted Potatoes in the Air Fryer

This recipe is so simple and quick to make! It’s my go-to side dish for weeknights when time is short, and it can be made even faster if you use baby potatoes that are already washed, don’t need to be peeled, and can just quickly be cut in half.

  1. Cut the potatoes in half, quarters, or bite-sized chunks depending on the size of the potatoes.
  2. Spray with oil and toss with seasonings until evenly coated.
  3. Transfer to Air Fryer and bake until golden brown.

Tips and Tricks for this recipe

  • This recipe works best with new or baby potatoes. They don’t need to be peeled and can just be cut in half or quartered depending on size. 
  • You can also use regular potatoes (peeled or unpeeled) and cut them into 1-inch chunks. If time allows, soak them in cold water for 30-60 minutes for crispier and fluffier potatoes.
  • I recommend using garlic powder instead of fresh minced garlic because the fresh garlic tends to burn at high temperatures.
  • If you don’t like garlic, you can leave it out – check out the other seasoning options below 
  • Oil spray coats potatoes evenly without needing a large amount of oil. I use light olive oil spray because it has a higher smoke point than extra virgin olive oil, but avocado oil spray works too. 
  • Toss the potatoes with the seasonings in the Air Fryer basket to save dishes.
  • I don’t recommend cooking more than 1.5 pounds at the same time.
  • Depending on the Air Fryer model you use, cooking time might be shorter or longer. 
  • Serve garnished with parsley and lemon slices on the side. 

Seasoning Ideas for Potatoes

Tip: Always make sure dried (and fresh) herbs are covered with enough oil; otherwise, they might burn during cooking.

  • Add 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Add 1/2 tsp dried thyme and 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • Add 1 tsp Cajun seasoning (or make your own)
  • Add 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Fresh chopped herbs like rosemary, parsley, or thyme

Use any combination of herbs you’d like. We love to top the potatoes with fresh herbs and freshly grated parmesan before serving!

Roasted Potatoes sprinkled with parsley

What goes with roasted potatoes?

This recipe makes a perfect side dish for so many things! We love them with Pork Chops or a steak, but they also make an ideal side dish for the Holidays or a Sunday roast.

Roasted Potatoes on a serving platter
Servings: 4

Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes are perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Making potatoes in the Air Fryer saves time and calories!
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Potatoes, Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes, Potatoes in Air Fryer
Calories: 133kcal

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds small red or white potatoes, halved or quartered
  • Olive oil spray, or 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Toss potatoes with olive oil or spray with olive oil spray, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Spray Air Fryer basket with olive oil spray, transfer potatoes to basket, and cook for 12-15 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes, until golden brown and cooked through. Toss once or twice during cooking.
  • Serve sprinkled with parsley.

Notes

  • You can also use regular potatoes (peeled or unpeeled) and cut them into 1-inch chunks. If time allows, soak them in cold water for 30-60 minutes for crispier and fluffier potatoes.
  • I recommend using garlic powder instead of fresh minced garlic
  • If you don’t like garlic, you can leave it out 
  • Oil spray coats potatoes evenly (use Light Olive Oil or Avocado Oil)
  • Toss the potatoes with the seasonings in the Air Fryer basket to save dishes.
  • I don’t recommend cooking more than 1.5 pounds at the same time.
  • Depending on the Air Fryer model you use, cooking time might be shorter or longer. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 716mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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