Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

air fryer potatoes with parsley garnish and parmesan cheese

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
192 Calories
4g Fat
37g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 192
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 254mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 16mg 82%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 927mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Roasted potatoes are a breeze to throw together and cook in an air fryer. The air fryer does an excellent job of roasting the potatoes with less oil than you would use for conventional oven-roasted vegetables. Plus, the potatoes are done in just 20 minutes with a quick toss halfway through the cooking time.

The potatoes come out of the air fryer browned and crispy while still moist and fluffy in the center. Baby potatoes (or creamer potatoes) need very little preparation. Just cut them in half—or quarter them if they're a bit large—and toss them with the seasonings.

A combination of garlic powder, paprika, and Italian seasoning flavors the potatoes perfectly. Feel free to replace the Italian seasoning with another herb blend, or use 1/4 teaspoon each of oregano, rosemary, thyme, and basil.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds baby potatoes (or creamer potatoes), washed, dried, and halved

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or olive oil)

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional

  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for air fryer potatoes
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  2. Set the air fryer to 400 F and preheat for at least 3 minutes. Put the potatoes in a bowl and drizzle with the oil. Add the Italian seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat the potatoes with the seasonings.

    Creamer potatoes are tossed in a bowl with seasonings
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  3. Turn the seasoned potatoes into the air fryer basket. Set the timer for 10 minutes. Remove the basket and shake it to turn the potatoes. Return the basket to the fryer and set the timer for 10 more minutes.

    Air fryer potatoes halfway through cooking
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  4. Remove the potatoes and adjust the seasonings, as needed.

    Air fryer potatoes finished in the cooking basket
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  5. Transfer the potatoes to a serving bowl and garnish with parsley or Parmesan cheese, if desired.

    Air fryer roasted potatoes in a serving bowl
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Tip

  • Hot, soapy water is all you need to clean the air fryer basket. For even easier cleanup, spray the basket lightly with cooking oil spray.

Recipe Variations

You might want to use your favorite herb blend or experiment with different seasonings. Here are a few ideas to try:

  • Garlic and Parmesan Roasted Potatoes: Omit the Italian seasoning and add 3 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese and 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder to the potatoes along with the garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Cajun-Seasoned Roasted Potatoes: Replace all seasonings with 1 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning. If the Cajun seasoning does not contain salt, add 3/4 teaspoon of kosher salt.
  • Garlic Roasted Potatoes: Omit the Italian seasoning and paprika and use 1 teaspoon of garlic powder along with the salt and pepper.
  • Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Potatoes: Omit the paprika and Italian seasoning and use 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh rosemary along with 1 teaspoon of garlic powder and the salt and pepper.

Are Air Fryer Potatoes Healthy?

Air fryers became popular as a healthier way to cook fried foods. Rather than cooking the food in oil, only a small amount of oil is added to the food to obtain the same crispy texture. Compared to an oven-roasted potato recipe, these air-fried potatoes have significantly fewer calories and less fat, though the carbs and protein remain about the same.

How Can You Avoid Unevenly Cooked Air Fryer Potatoes?

The air fryer has one noticeable drawback, and that's capacity. While you can get fryers that hold a large amount of food, all air fryers work best when the basket is only partially full. Depending on your machine, you might need to cook in batches to ensure even cooking. Also, make sure to shake the basket very well so potatoes at the bottom move to the top of the pile for the final round of cooking.