Air fryer potatoes are probably the fastest roast potatoes you’ll ever make. The perfect side dish to bring to any potluck or BBQ.
Crispy, crunchy, garlic-onion air fryer potatoes are my ultimate snack food. Forget chips, my new thing is making a big batch of these crispy baby potatoes and eating the heck out of it.
The other day I made a pound of potatoes and I have to confess: I ate the entire thing. I was having a rough day and my usual go-to bag of ranch chips wasn’t in the house. In the fridge was a bag of baby potatoes, so I popped them in the air fryer, halved and tossed with olive oil and a huge amount of garlic and onion powder.
Twenty minutes later the potatoes came out: impossibly golden, hot, and crispy. So much better than a bag of chips. Even better, it wasn’t that kind of mindless shovel eating that happens when I eat chips. No, it was thoughtful, enjoyable, hmm, this nugget is just a little creamier that the last one, will the next one be crunchier, kind of eating. It was roast potato contemplation at its best.
Why you should make air fryer potatoes
If you love potatoes, air fryer potatoes are for you! You don’t have to turn on the oven and the result is 100% the same, maybe even better. The air that circulates around in an air fryer makes the outsides crispy all over and the insides perfectly soft. Plus they’re healthier than deep fried wedges or roasties because you hardly use any oil. Air fryer potatoes also cook up faster because air fryers are smaller than ovens so there isn’t as much space to heat up.
How to make air fryer potatoes
- Prep. Scrub, dry, and cut your baby potatoes in half. Or, if you’re using regular potatoes, cut them into evenly sized pieces.
- Toss. Toss the cut potatoes in olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and peppper.
- Air fry. Add the dressed potatoes to the basket of your air fryer and air fry at 400°F for 20 minutes, stirring or shaking halfway.
- Eat. Remove from the air fryer and enjoy hot!
The best potatoes to use
I like using baby/new potatoes – they’re small and creamy and when you cut them in half they have both an exposed half and a half with a bit of potato skin. You can also use regular potatoes, just cut into small pieces.
How long to cook air fryer potatoes
20 minutes is what you need for perfectly tender and creamy on the inside and crispy and crunchy on the outside golden brown potatoes.
What temperature should you air fry potatoes
400°F is the ideal air fry temperature for air fryer potatoes.
What air fryer do you have?
If you’re wondering which air-fryer we have, it’s this one. It’s quiet and easy to clean and has a pretty big basket.
Other potato flavors
- Ranch – 1 tsp each buttermilk powder, dried parsley, dried dill, onion powder
- BBQ – 1 tsp each smoked paprika, onion powder, brown sugar, garlic powder
- Sour cream and onion – 1 tsp each buttermilk powder, onion powder, garlic powder
- Spicy – 1 tsp each smoked paprika, onion powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, chili powder
- Everything bagel – 1 tablespoon everything bagel spice
What to serve with potatoes
Air Fryer Potatoes
These crispy, crunchy, garlic-onion air fryer potatoes are probably the fastest roast potatoes you’ll ever make.
- 1 lb baby potatoes halved
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- salt and freshly ground pepper
Air Fryer Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.