This Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes recipe is the ultimate guide to achieving the perfect air fryer roasted potatoes that are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Simple flavours and ready in 20 minutes. Roast potatoes in the air fryer, the easy way!
Calling all potato lovers! This Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes recipe is one for the books! If you love potatoes as much as we do, especially when they’re perfectly crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside, you’re going to love these roasted potatoes made in the air fryer!
We love making these Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes with basic flavours and simple ingredients your probably already have in your kitchen. They’re super easy to make and they’re ready in about 20 minutes!
You’ll need these ingredients to roast potatoes in the air fryer:
- olive oil
- Italian seasoning (or use dried basil, dried thyme, and dried parsley)
- garlic powder
Try one of these delicious variations on the original recipe:
- Parmesan Herb: After coating with oil and seasoning, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese and a medley of fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, and parsley.
- Spicy Cajun: If you love a kick of heat, toss the potatoes with Cajun seasoning before air frying. The blend of paprika, cayenne pepper, and other spices brings a fiery and flavourful twist to the classic roasted potatoes.
- Pesto: Before air frying, toss the potatoes with store-bought or our recipe for homemade basil pesto.
- Everything Bagel: Just like your favourite bagel, add some everything bagel seasoning before air frying.
- Honey Mustard: Toss the potatoes in some honey mustard before air frying for a sweet and savoury twist!
- Smoky: Add smoked paprika or even some liquid smoke for an extra smoky flavour that’s perfect for BBQ season!
If you’ve been gifted an air fryer for the holidays and it’s been sitting on your shelf collecting dust, or if you’ve been thinking about picking up an air fryer for awhile but haven’t yet, we’d HIGHLY recommend getting started. An air fryer is a fantastic kitchen appliance for achieving that oven-crisp or fried texture in a fraction of the time with next to no added fat, and to be honest it’s a kitchen appliance we’d have a hard time living without!
Here are some air fryers we recommend (affiliate links):
- A great Air Fryer for space-saving (2 quart capacity)
- The perfect Air Fryer for large families with a dual basket feature
- A standard Air Fryer for everyday use (works well for a family of 2 to 4 people)
- A large Air Fryer for everyday use (works well for a family of 2 to 4 people)
You’ll also need these basic kitchen items to make this recipe (affiliate links):
- a pair of tongs
- a mixing bowl
- measuring cups and spoons
- a silicone spatula
- a sturdy cutting board
- a chef’s knife for chopping
Choosing the right kind of potato for air frying is one of the best ways to make sure your Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes turn out perfectly every single time! Here’s our guide to choosing the best potatoes for air frying and which varieties to avoid:
- Russet or Idaho potatoes: Russet potatoes are low in moisture and high in starch, making them perfect for baking and roasting with crispy skins and fluffy insides.
- Yukon Gold potatoes: Yukon Gold potatoes come in second place, after Russet potatoes. Their starch content is a little lower and moisture content a little higher, but they still turn out crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
- Red potatoes: Red potatoes are waxy which means they keep their shape well when roasted in the oven or the air fryer. They won’t get quite as crispy as Russet or Yukon Gold, but they have a ton of flavour.
We don’t recommend using new or baby potatoes, or white potatoes for roasting in oven or in the air fryer. With a high moisture content, these varieties won’t crisp up as nicely as high-starch and low-moisture potatoes.
Time needed: 20 minutes
Follow these tips for the BEST roasted potatoes in the air fryer!
- Choose the best potatoes.
Choose a starchy potato with a low moisture content like Russet or Yukon Gold. Consult our guide to choosing the perfect potato for best results.
- Wash the potatoes well.
Leaving the skins on the potatoes helps them achieve that classic crispy texture on the outside, so wash and dry them well before using.
- Cut the potatoes evenly.
Cutting the potatoes into evenly-sized pieces that are about 1-inch in size will help them roast evenly.
- Don’t forget the oil.
Spray the basket of your air fryer with cooking spray and toss the potatoes in olive oil before cooking. This will help them crisp up nicely, add tons of flavour, and it will prevent sticking.
- Season them well.
Add a generous amount of salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic powder, or add any seasoning of your choice.
- Preheat your air fryer.
Preheating the air fryer while you’re preparing the ingredients for roasting cuts down on cooking time and helps them become even crispier.
- Shake halfway through.
Toss the potatoes halfway through the cooking process for even roasting and browning.
How do I prevent my air fryer roasted potatoes from sticking to the basket?
To avoid sticking, make sure you lightly coat the potatoes with oil before air frying. You can also consider using non-stick cooking spray on the air fryer basket or parchment paper to create a barrier between the potatoes and the basket.
Can I use frozen potatoes for air fryer roasting?
It’s possible to use frozen potatoes, but fresh ones generally yield better results. Frozen potatoes might not get as crispy, and they can release excess moisture, leading to uneven cooking.
How long should I preheat my air fryer before adding the potatoes?
Preheat your air fryer for about 3-5 minutes at the cooking temperature specified in your recipe. Preheating helps ensure even cooking and a crispy exterior.
How do I achieve the crispiest results with air fryer roasted potatoes?
To get that perfect crunch, ensure your air fryer is preheated, the potatoes are evenly coated with oil, and they are spaced out in a single layer in the basket. Also, remember to flip or toss the potatoes halfway through cooking for even browning.
Can I add other vegetables to my air fryer roasted potatoes?
Absolutely! Mixing in vegetables like bell peppers, onions, or even carrots can add extra flavour and variety to your roasted potato dish.
How long does it take to roast potatoes in the air fryer?
Roasting potatoes in the air fryer takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.
Can I reheat air fryer roasted potatoes?
Yes, simply reheat them in the air fryer for about 3-4 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius or 400 Fahrenheit.
I hope you love this air fryer recipe as much as we do! Let us know in the comments below, what’s your favourite air fryer side dish recipe? We’d love to know!
Watch the video below to see exactly how we make this recipe. You can find many more deliciously simple recipe videos on our YouTube channel!
If you made this, share a photo!
Are you trying this recipe? Use the comment form below to share your take; now with support for image uploads and comment voting!
- Scrub the skins of your potatoes very well as you're not going to peel them for this recipe.
- Preheat your Air Fryer to 200 ℃ (400℉) while you get everything else ready.
- Cut the potatoes into small pieces (about one inch thick) and add to a mixing bowl.
- Add the olive oil, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic powder and toss very well to coat.
- Add the potatoes to the air fryer. Avoid overcrowding them and place them in the air fryer in a single layer. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may have to cook the potatoes in two batches to avoid overcrowding.
- Air fry for 12-15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking.
- Serve immediately when the potatoes are fork tender, crispy on the outside, and cooked through.
How to Store Air Fryer Roasted PotatoesThese roasted potatoes keep well in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
How to Reheat Air Fryer Roasted PotatoesReheat the potatoes in the air fryer for about 3-4 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius or 400 Fahrenheit until warm and crispy.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.