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Air Fryer Baby Potatoes Recipe

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!

roasted potatoes with herbs up close image

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.

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

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!

roasted potatoes in the air fryer from an overhead view

how to make baby potatoes in the air fryer

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 gold potatoes cut in half in a bowl from an overhead view

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

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

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

baby gold potatoes with spices and olive oil from an overhead view

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

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. 

crispy baby potatoes image up close in a white bowl

Watch the potatoes closely towards the end to avoid burning. 

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

air fryer with potatoes in it

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!)

air fryer baby potatoes up close image

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

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air fryer potatoes up close with herbs

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Yield: 4 servings

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

baby potatoes in an air fryer basket

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
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 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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