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Air Fryer Potatoes

Easy air fryer baby potatoes recipe. Learn how to make this simple and tasty side dish that is ready in less than 30 minutes. You can’t go wrong with this yummy recipe!

crispy air fryer baby potatoes

You will love these Air Fried Potatoes

The air fryer has fast become one of my favorite kitchen tools.

We love to make breakfast hash in the air fryer, as the potatoes get so crispy with a fraction of the oil normally required.

Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables and Air Fryer Frozen Cauliflower might just be my favorite dinner time hack. Air Fryer Quesadillas are so crispy and perfect when I need a quick meal.

And Air Fryer Broccoli, Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts, and Air Fried fresh Cauliflower never disappoints and can be ready in a fraction of the time.

Air fryer pasta chips are one of the best crispy appetizers to serve with marinara!

This baby potato recipe is a dinnertime favorite – simple crispy air fryer potatoes with garlic powder, onion, and thyme. 

air fryer potatoes on a wooden spoon

If you have a bag of potatoes, this is a great pantry recipe that is so versatile as a side dish!

Air fryer mushrooms are another side dish we can’t get enough of and you have to try it.

And Air Fryer Tofu Nuggets are basically the best crispy tofu recipe ever. Safe to say I am a big fan of the air fryer!

Air Fryer Potatoes ingredients 

  • Baby gold potatoes
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Dried thyme
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil spray
ingredients needed to make air fryer baby potatoes

How to Air Fry Potatoes

You can use any kind of baby potatoes, I used baby gold potatoes this time. 

Baby reds would be delicious also! 

There is no need to peel the potatoes, just wash and dry and slice in half.

For larger potatoes, you may want to cut them into fourths. 

The goal is to have them all be around the same size for even cooking. 

baby potatoes cut in half on a cutting board

Place the halved potatoes in a bowl and spray with olive oil spray. 

spraying a bowl of potatoes with olive oil spray

Using olive oil spray helps get the oil evenly distributed and you also end up using a lot less!

adding spices to the potatoes

Sprinkle on the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, and pepper and stir until the potatoes are coated. 

baby potatoes in a bowl mixed together with olive oil and spices

Place the baby potatoes in the air fryer in a single layer and turn the temperature to 400 degrees. 

baby potatoes in the air fryer

Cook for 10 minutes, then check on the potatoes and shake and stir them around.

Spray them again with olive oil, then continue to cook them in the air fryer.

They should need around 5 – 10 more minutes to get perfectly golden and crispy. 

baby potatoes in the air fryer

Watch the potatoes closely towards the end to avoid burning. 

They should be golden brown and crispy on the edges once they are done!

How long to air fry Potatoes

The cooking time for potatoes in the air fryer depends on the type and size of the potatoes. Baby potatoes will cook in around 20-30 minutes.

roasted baby potatoes in the air fryer

How to serve Small Potatoes in Air Fryer

For breakfast: Serve baby potatoes as a breakfast side dish with eggs and sausage or in a breakfast burrito.

For dinner: Serve as a side dish with any protein and vegetable. These potatoes are versatile for most any meal.

These would make a fabulous side dish served along with another one of our pantry favorites like roasted frozen broccoli or roasted frozen carrots

Serve these as is, or with ketchup or your favorite fry dip (we love copycat chick fil a sauce!)

How to store Air Fried Potatoes

Air fried potatoes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat the potatoes, simply toss them back in the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees until crispy.

air fryer potatoes on a plate

Air Fryer Potatoes FAQs

Is air frying potatoes better than baking?

Air frying potatoes usually takes less time than baking them. It can also result in a crispier texture using less oil, making the air fryer a preferred way for cooking potatoes.

Do you need to pierce potatoes before air frying?

Potatoes should be cut into smaller pieces before air frying, as this will result in getting crispy edges on all sides.

Are fried potatoes in a air fryer healthy?

Air fried potatoes can be a healthier alternative to other cooking methods, as it uses far less oil than similar recipes that are oven roasted or fried.

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air fryer potatoes on a plate

p.s. if you have a fast food craving, frozen french fries in the air fryer are life changing!

For another easy air fryer side dish, be sure to try these air fryer portobello mushrooms.

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air fryer potatoes on a wooden spoon

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Yield: 4 servings

Small Potatoes in Air Fryer

air fryer potatoes on a plate

Crispy air fryer baby potatoes recipe with olive oil and spices. A delicious side dish made completely in the air fryer!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 24 oz baby gold potatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • olive oil spray, as needed


  1. Cut baby potatoes in half and spray with olive oil spray
  2. Add salt, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, and pepper, then mix to coat
  3. Place the baby potatoes into the air fryer basket in a single layer
  4. Air fry at 400 degrees for 10 minutes
  5. Shake and flip the potatoes, and spray again with olive oil spray
  6. Continue to air fry for an additional 5-10 minutes, watching closely, until crispy on all sides


Can I use another kind of potatoes?

This air fryer recipe calls for baby gold potatoes, but any type will work. Just note that if the potatoes are cut into smaller pieces, that you will need to keep a close eye on cook time as they may be done sooner.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 546mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

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Sunday 29th of August 2021

Can I also add onions into the air fryer as well. If so when would you add them.

Joy Shull

Saturday 11th of September 2021

I would add them in the last 5-10 minutes and do them thick cut so that they are not little pieces and will not burn as easily

Leslie jackson

Friday 8th of January 2021

Loved these! They were so good and easy to make

Joy Shull

Sunday 10th of January 2021

I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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