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Perfectly seasoned, crispy and tender, these are  Air Fryer Potatoes  are that Best Ever! You will want them every night for dinner!

This air fryer potato recipe is an ideal side dish! Serve them with my favorite meals like these Swedish Meatballs, Salmon, or my popular Prime Rib!

Perfectly roasted seasoned air fryer potatoes.

Air Fryer Potatoes

I’ll be honest, some days I’m lucky to get dinner on the table, let alone a side dish. But these air fryer potatoes are so amazing, easy and fast, it’s changed everything.  So many times I’m working on the main dish and I forget all about the sides, and then there’s no time. Well, not anymore. These roasted potatoes are so quick and easy there’s no excuse. They taste so incredible you’ll want to make them. And don’t be surprised if these air fryer potatoes are the first thing to disappear before anything else.

Air frying potatoes is truly one of the recipes that air fryers were meant to do. The circulating air crisps the outsides with an impeccable golden crust. The insides are soft, tender and incredibly flavorful. Using the air fryer also reduces the amount of oil you’d need to cook these roasted potatoes, making them a healthier choice. Air Frying cuts the time it takes to roast the potatoes in half then if you cooked them in the oven. Best thing ever! I have truly never had better roasted potatoes in my life. I am literally running out of descriptive words for how amazing these are. You are going to love these air fryer potatoes. Trust me.

Ingredients for Roasted Potatoes

Just a few ingredients is all you need to make these roasted potatoes for your dinner tonight. Most of these ingredients you’ll have in your pantry. When you look for potatoes, try to find them uniform in size and free from eyes and blemishes.

  • Yukon Gold Potatoes: Baby golden potatoes if you can find them. Regular Yukon golds will work too.
  • Olive Oil: Just enough to coat the potatoes for seasoning to stick
  • Italian Seasoning:  A complete full of flavor herb blend
  • Garlic: Freshly minced
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste
  • Parmesan Cheese: Use finely shredded cheese for the best texture.
  • Chopped Parsley: This is optional and for garnish.

Let’s Make The Best Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes!

This is so easy, anyone can make these. Let the kids help, they’ll love it. The air fryer makes these almost too easy!

  1. Mix: In a medium sized bowl combine the potatoes, olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, pepper and Parmesan Cheese.
  2. Air Fry: Add to the basket of your air fryer.  Cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
  3. Flip: Toss the potatoes in the basket and continue to cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender and crisp.  Garnish with chopped parsley.

Mixing the seasoning on the air fryer potatoes getting ready to roast.

Which Potatoes are Best for the Air Fryer?

Similar to these Roasted Potatoes and Slow Cooker Potato recipes, the potatoes you use in the air fryer matters. Here’s what it boils down to:

  • Russets: These will air fry beautifully. They will crisp up wonderfully with a pale golden color. Their insides will be soft and fluffy with a mild flavor. Always a good choice!
  • Yukon Golds or Yellow Potatoes:  These are a favorite for air frying because they will crisp up perfectly but also turn a bit deeper golden color because of the lower starch and higher sugar content. Their crisp will be a tad softer than a russets however, their insides will be creamy and full of flavor.
  • Reds:  Red potatoes when roasted will turn an even darker golden brown because of their even higher sugar and lower starch content. They will be crispy coming out but soften quickly on the outside. Their insides will be creamy and soft.
  • Baby Potatoes or New Potatoes: These are not a variety or type of potato. They are regular potatoes that have been thinned from the crop early. These potatoes have a high sugar content and roast in the air fryer perfectly as well as hold their shape. Although they can be hard to find in the grocery store as they are somewhat seasonal they are usually a favorite.

Tips for Crispy Roasted Potatoes

The air fryer recipe makes these foolproof. But here are some tips to help them be awesome!

  • Wash: Since you’ll want to leave the skins on (the skins have all the nutrients anyway), be sure to wash them thoroughly.
  • Oil: If you desire you can use an oil spray to coat your potatoes. You need the oil to help the seasonings stick to the potatoes.
  • Preheat: Be sure to allow your air fryer to preheat for maximum crispiness in your roasted potatoes.
  • Flip: Use a spatula or a spoon to turn your potatoes. Shaking the basket can cause your roasted potatoes to break apart.
  • Know Your Air Fryer: Be sure to read your air fryers manual and know what temperatures and timings will work best with your make and model.
  • Even Cooking:  To make sure your potatoes roast evenly cut them into same sized pieces.

What Size Air Fryer Do I Need for Roasted Potatoes?

I use my 6-quart Beautiful by Drew Barrymore air fryer for this recipe, but if you are making smaller batches for one or two people, you might want to consider a small air fryer like this 2-quart digital one that’s available on Amazon for around $60.

Variations and Storing Air Fried Roasted Potatoes

The variations for roasted air fryer potatoes are limited to your imagination and your seasonings. These will also store and freeze well, making great leftovers.

  • Cajun: Use a mix or blend of cajun spices for a spicy side dish to go with some Baked Cod.
  • Mexican: Blend cumin, chili powder, onion and garlic powder for nice twist. The roasted potatoes will pair perfectly with Chimichangas.
  • Greek: A combination of garlic, onion, oregano, basil, dill and salt and pepper will create a nice greek flavor. I love them with this Greek Salad.
  • Ranch: Use Homemade ranch seasoning or buy some and toss with the potatoes.
  • Storing:  These air fryer potatoes will keep in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
  • Freeze: Air fryer roasted potatoes keep in the freezer sealed tightly for 6-8 months. Reheat in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 5-6 minutes.

Herb crusted and perfectly seasoned air fryer roasted potatoes.

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Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

4.97 from 26 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
Perfectly seasoned, crispy and tender, these are  Air Fryer Potatoes  are that Best Ever! You will want them every night for dinner!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 People



  • Cut potatoes in quarters using a sharp knife about 1 inch pieces.
  • In a medium sized bowl combine the potatoes, olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, pepper and Parmesan Cheese.
  • Add to the basket of your air fryer. Cook at 400 degrees 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.



Calories: 179kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 108mgPotassium: 486mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 49IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 102mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. Hi, I used russet potatoes and peeled them, they sort of over crisped and burnt a biy , I did 10 minutes and then another 10 minutes. Wondering what went wrong…

    1. Next time try leaving the skin on. That’s the part that will crisp up for you and also protect the potato from burning so much. You can also take a minute or two off the cook time since every air fryer is different. Mine cook in 15 minutes. I give them a toss every five minutes.

  2. Hi, thanks for the recipe.

    It isn’t always advisable to have potatoes with peel on though, because it contains high amount of solanine (not removed with cooking/frying). You have to also look out for sprouts, green/black spots.

  3. Absolutely delicious!! I don’t know if I’m ever make potatoes another way! The most beautiful crispness on the outside and tender on the inside! Perfect; thank you!!

  4. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious, especially crispy with grated Parmesan included (small hole grater, not microplane). This is my new go-to for an easy potato side dish. Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    I just got my air fryer and decided to try this. They were wonderful and after eating them, I realized that I forgot the garlic. So that tells you, you don’t have to use garlic if you don’t want to. Will do this again for sure.

  6. 5 stars
    I don’t eat dairy, so I usually throw my own seasoning blend on the potatoes, but this recipe turns out perfectly cooked potatoes every time. It’s so easy to throw these in the air fryer and make the main dish on the stove while they cook. I make these potatoes probably once a week!

  7. 5 stars
    These were absolutely delicious. I did not add garlic, rather I used an Italian seasoning that already contained garlic. I used my oven’s air fry option and it took about 20 minutes, which is a third of the usual roasted potatoes time. Thank you for sharing!

  8. 5 stars
    Made these today to accompany your crockpot apricot chicken! Both were absolutely delicious! Thank you!

  9. 5 stars
    I made this for Easter brunch this morning and they were a hit! Crispy outside, pillowy inside. Well seasoned. I added a seasoning I love called Casco Bay and I didn’t have parm so I went with a medi-cheese blend. Topped it once done with chipotle hot sauce. Fantastic!

  10. 5 stars
    These have become weekly staple for us. Quick, easy, and tasty. Perfect crispy outside and fluffy inside. I’m guilty of crowding my basket, but they still turn out great!