Tender, crispy potatoes in the air fryer! These perfectly seasoned Air Fryer Potatoes are perfect roasted potatoes. The easiest side dish for dinner ever.
Bite-sized potatoes are tossed in an easy homemade seasoning mix with olive oil. Pop them in the air fryer and, in about 20 minutes, they come out hot and crispy! Air fried potatoes pair with so many main dishes I know they’ll be your new favorite potato recipe.
I have the easiest air fryer recipe today: crispy roasted potatoes! This easy side dish takes just minutes to prep, and you get the most delicious potatoes that are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Maybe you’ve had oven-roasted potatoes before? Air fryer potatoes are similar, but using an air fryer makes them even better than the oven. They come out really crispy!
We love them with steak, pork chops, meatloaf and holiday dinners. They go perfectly with ham and turkey! I’ve even made them as a breakfast side – they are really versatile.
You Will Love This Air Fryer Side Dish Recipe
- I use Yukon Gold potatoes – they have a buttery flavor, and they’re not as starchy as russet potatoes, so they hold their shape well after they’re cooked. No mushy potatoes here!
- They’re seasoned with pantry spices – I bet you have them on hand.
- This recipe takes about five minutes to prep – just cut up the potatoes, season them, and they’re ready to cook.
I love these air fryer potatoes because they’re easy enough for weeknight dinners and great for holiday meals, too. You have to try them!
- Yukon gold potatoes – you can also use other waxy-style potatoes like new potatoes, baby potatoes, red potatoes, or even fingerlings.
- Olive oil – when you air fry you only need a little oil. For this recipe, it’s just two tablespoons!
- Italian Seasoning – or dried oregano works well, too.
- Paprika – for a smoky flavor try using smoked paprika!
- Garlic powder
- Optional garnishes: Chopped fresh parsley adds a pop of color or dress the crispy potatoes up with some grated Parmesan cheese and freshly ground black pepper before serving.
How to Make Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes
Cut: Use a sharp knife to cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces.
Season: Place everything else (except the garnishes) in a large mixing bowl. Add the potatoes and toss to coat them.
Air Fry: Cook the potatoes in the air fryer basket for 10 minutes, give them a good shake, and cook them for 10 minutes more. When they’re hot, tender, and crispy they’re done!
Garnish: Sprinkle the parsley, or other garnishes you like, over the top and serve!
Main Dish Ideas
This is a great go-to side dish recipe because it pairs with so many main dishes. Here are some ideas from holidays to quick dinners!
- Holidays: Pair your potatoes with roasted turkey or baked ham! They’d be amazing alongside beef wellington, too.
- Beef: We love them with steak, meatballs and gravy, and cheesy meatloaf.
- Chicken: Try crispy potatoes with poppy seed chicken, baked chicken legs, and baked parmesan chicken.
- Pork: They go great with pork loin and baked pork chops.
- Breakfast Ideas: They are great for breakfast with some scrambled eggs and bacon!
Do you have to soak or boil potatoes before air frying them?
Nope! I don’t soak them first because I use a waxy potato. Sometimes it helps to soak starchier potatoes first so they release some starch so they get crispier.
With Yukon Golds you don’t need to do this. And you don’t have to boil them first! The air fryer cooks them all the way through – no need to pre cook them first.
What other seasonings can you use?
You can use pretty much any spice or seasoning you like! For a Mexican theme, try coating them in taco seasoning. For a French flavor, use Herbs de Provence. I think ranch seasoning and Cajun seasoning would work great, too!
Do you need to cook them in batches?
It depends on the size of your air fryer. If yours is small, you may want to cook them in batches. You can keep the cooked ones warm in the oven so they don’t get cold while you cook the rest.
Make sure you toss them in the basket half way through cooking.
How long do air fryer potatoes keep?
Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will keep for three to four days. To get them crispy again, reheat them in the air fryer.
We love these crispy golden brown potatoes so much I make them on repeat at our house. You can’t beat an easy side dish and I think this one will be your new favorite once you try it. Enjoy!
Best Air Fryer Recipes!
Want more amazing recipes? Here are few more you have to try:
- Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries taste just like restaurant fries and are so easy to make.
- Got a bag of frozen fries in the freezer? Skip the oven and make Air Fryer French Fries!
- Air Fryer Baked Potatoes are so easy and delicious as a side or load them up with all the toppings for a main dish.
- 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes cut into one inch pieces
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- Chopped parsley for garnish
- Cut potatoes into one inch pieces.
- In a medium size mixing bowl combine everything except parsley. Toss to combine ingredients.
- Preheat the Air Fryer for 2 minutes at 400 degrees.
- Add potatoes to the air fryer and cook for 10 minutes. Toss the potatoes in the basket and continue to cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender and crisp.
- Garnish with chopped parsley if desired. Serve immediately.