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Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

Perfectly crispy and tender and buttery, these air fryer baby potatoes and easy to make and so mush quicker than oven roasting.
Air fryer roasted baby potatoes on a white plate.

Last Updated on September 23, 2021 by Betty Davies

Roasted baby potatoes have never been quicker or easier to make than with the air fryer. The take minutes to prep and cook quickly and you just need a few ingredients. With perfectly crispy edges and soft and buttery middles, they are perfect for any occasion!

Overhead shot of air fryer baby potatoes on a white plate with fresh parsley garnish.

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This is probably the recipe I cook the most since I’ve gotten my air fryer. I’m a BIG lover of roast potatoes, but cooking them in the oven can be a fairly lengthy undertaking, so they’re not always perfect for a weeknight meal.

These air fryer baby potatoes are so much quicker to make, and still produces those wonderful crispy edges that we all know and love.

This potato side dish is tasty enough for an occasion meal, but easy enough to make whenever that roastie craving hits, and trust me, that’s quite a lot in our house!

Be sure to try my Whole30 Mashed Potatoes and Parmesan Roasted Potatoes too!

Why you will love this recipe!

  • Quick and easy: These potatoes take minutes to prep and only take 15 minutes to cook.
  • Make ahead: Got leftovers? No worries! They’ll keep well and can be quickly reheated so they taste like you’ve just made them!
  • Healthier: Traditional oven roasted potatoes usually require a fair amount of oil to achieve those crispy edges, this recipe only needs a little so it’s a definitely a healthier option, but, with all the flavor.
  • Simple ingredients: You only need some pantry staple ingredients to whip up a batch of these beauties.
  • Dietary info: These air fryer baby potatoes are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan and vegetarian.
Air fryer baby potatoes garnished with fresh herbs.

Ingredients

  • Potatoes: Use baby potatoes for this recipe. Their thin skins crisp up nicely and the middles have a buttery and soft texture.
  • Seasonings: Garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Oil: Use a high heat neutral oil for this recipe. Vegetables, canola or avocado all work well.
  • Parsley: The cooked potatoes are garnished with fresh parsley. This is optional, but it adds a nice pop of color and a subtle fresh flavor.

How to make air fryer baby potatoes

Be sure to scroll down for the full recipe!

  • Toss the potatoes in the oil and seasonings (photo 1).
  • Place in a single layer in the air fryer basket (photo 2).
  • Cook til golden brown and crispy (photo 3).
Three step by step photos to show how to make the recipe.

Recipe Variations

The beauty of this recipe is that it’s so simple! You can easily add other seasonings to suit whatever meal you are serving them with; dried herbs, onion powder or chili flakes are all great additions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you make this recipe with larger potatoes?

This recipe will work well with larger potatoes like Yukon Gold or Russet. If the potatoes have thick skins, you may want to peel them first. Chop them into smaller chunks before seasoning and cooking. Depending on how big the potatoes are, they may take slightly longer to cook through, use a fork to check they are tender in the middle.

Can you make them ahead of time?

You can toss the potatoes in the oil and seasonings and few hours before you are ready to cook them and keep them covered in the fridge. Once cooked, the potatoes will keep well for around 3 to 4 days. Reheat them in the air fryer at 400F for 3 to 4 minutes to get them nice and crispy again.

How long does it take to cook baby potatoes in an air fryer?

These potatoes only take 15 minutes to cook and they come out with perfectly crispy edges. If you don’t have an air fryer, you can roast these in the oven instead at 400F and they will take around 25 to 30 minutes. To get them crispy, it’s best to heat a 4 tablespoons of oil in the oven, then add the seasoned potatoes to the hot oil. Toss them in it and be sure to flip them at least once during cooking so that they get crispy all over.

Close up of air fried baby potatoes on a white plate.

Serving Suggestions

These air fryer baby potatoes are perfect to serve with almost any meal! From quick and easy weeknight meals, to a delicious side for Thanksgiving or Christmas, there’s no bad time to enjoy these! Try them with:

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Make sure that the potatoes are well covered in the oil and seasonings so that they get crispy all over.
  • Cutting the potatoes in half means more crispy edges. You can cook them whole if you prefer, they will take around 20 minutes to cook through.
  • Depending on the size of your potatoes, they may take slightly longer to cook through. Use a fork to check that they are tender in the middle.
  • If doubling the recipe and the potatoes aren’t in one layer, give the basket a shake a couple of extra times during cooking so that they evenly cooked.
Baby potatoes on a white serving plate.

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Air fryer roasted baby potatoes on a white plate.

Air Fryer Roasted Baby Potatoes

Perfectly crispy and tender and buttery, these air fryer baby potatoes and easy to make and so mush quicker than oven roasting.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 123kcal
Author: Betty Davies

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces baby potatoes (285g)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • generous pinch of black pepper
  • 2 tablepoons oil
  • chopped parsley to garnish

Instructions

  • Pre heat the air fryer to 400F.
  • Wash and pat dry the potatoes, cut in half and add to a large bowl.
  • Add the garlic powder, salt, pepper and oil to the bowl and toss to combine. The potatoes should be well covered with the oil.
  • Place into the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Cook for 15 minutes, shaking the basket at 10 minutes, til golden brown and crispy.

Notes

  • Make sure that the potatoes are well covered in the oil and seasonings so that they get crispy all over.
  • Cutting the potatoes in half means more crispy edges. You can cook them whole if you prefer, they will take around 20 minutes to cook through.
  • Depending on the size of your potatoes, they may take slightly longer to cook through. Use a fork to check that they are tender in the middle.
  • If doubling the recipe and the potatoes aren’t in one layer, give the basket a shake a couple of extra times during cooking so that they evenly cooked.
  • Nutritional values are an estimate only.

Nutrition

Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 615mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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