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Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

These easy Air Fryer Baby Potatoes are a simple and tasty side dish that is ready in no time!

crispy air fryer baby potatoes

You will love these air fryer potatoes!

This baby potato recipe is a dinnertime favorite and so easy to make. Simple crispy potatoes are seasoned with garlic powder, onion, and thyme. The air fryer saves time and makes this yummy side dish ready in no time!

The air fryer has fast become one of my favorite kitchen tools. We use it on a daily basis in our house and the texture and crispiness of air fryer foods is unmatched!

I love potatoes as a side dish, but they easily take 40 minutes or longer to crisp up in the oven.

This easy recipe features baby potatoes and a basic spice blend that everyone will love. We use the air fryer to get those yummy crispy edges in minutes!

air fryer potatoes on a wooden spoon

You can find the full ingredients and instructions at the bottom of this post, but here are the ingredients that you will need to make this recipe.

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes ingredients 

  • Baby gold potatoes: or substitute another kind of baby potato
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Dried thyme
  • Olive oil spray
ingredients needed to make air fryer baby potatoes

How to Air Fry Potatoes

Step 1: Wash and dry the baby potatoes and slice them 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 and crispiness. 

baby potatoes cut in half on a cutting board

Step 2: 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!

Step 3: Sprinkle on the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, and pepper and stir until the potatoes are coated. 

Step 4: Place the baby potatoes in the air fryer in a single layer and turn the temperature to 400 degrees. Cook the baby potatoes for 10 minutes, then check and shake and stir them around.

baby potatoes in the air fryer

Step 5: Spray the air fryer potatoes 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

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.

Watch the potatoes closely towards the end to avoid burning. They should be golden brown and crispy on the edges once they are done!

roasted baby potatoes in the air fryer

How to serve these potatoes

  • 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
  • With a dip: Serve these as is, or with ketchup or your favorite fry dip (we love copycat chick fil a sauce!)
air fryer potatoes on a plate

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 wooden spoon

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air fryer potatoes on a plate

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

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


  • 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 the baby potatoes in half and spray with olive oil spray
  2. Add the 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 the baby potatoes at 400 degrees for 10 minutes
  5. Shake and flip the potatoes, then spray again with olive oil spray
  6. Continue to air fry the potatoes 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:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
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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