These air fryer baby potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They make the perfect side dish or snack, and they’re so easy to make! You’ll never want to go back to oven-roasted potatoes after you’ve tried this recipe.
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Why you’ll love this air fryer baby potato recipe
- There’s no need to turn the oven on as it’s so easy to cook baby potatoes in the air fryer!
- They are perfect for a snack or a Thanksgiving or Christmas delicious side dish!
- Unlike oven roasted potatoes that need to be peeled and parboiled, these air fryer baby potatoes are SO simple to make!
- A real crowd pleaser, nobody young or old can resist these delicious roasted baby potatoes!
- All the ingredients are 100% vegetarian and vegan.
Ingredients you’ll need
You’ll need all the ingredients shown in the photograph below.
Awesome crispy baby potatoes, perfectly seasoned, air frying has never been so satisfying, you’ll want these at your next family gathering!
How to make air fryer roasted baby potatoes with step by step instructions
It’s easy to air fry baby potatoes if you follow our simple instructions.
A full printable recipe and the measurements in both US customary and metric are available in the recipe card below.
Preheat your air fryer to 400F/200C.
Clean and cut your baby potatoes in half.
In a large bowl, toss your baby potatoes in olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper, until they are fully coated.
Place your baby potatoes cut side down in the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook for 20 minutes, shake the basket halfway through to ensure they cook evenly.
When cooked, they will be crispy and golden brown on the outside and beautifully soft on the inside.
Remove the mini potatoes from the air fryer basket, serve immediately and enjoy!
Recipe notes and expert tips
- Pre washed
Buy baby potatoes that have already been washed and then wipe them with a damp cloth to save time. If they aren’t prewashed, then make sure you wash and dry baby potatoes well before seasoning.
- Pre heat
- We pre heat our air fryer but if you have an oven style basket type air fryer then you probably won’t need to.
Feel free to use olive oil spray or even avocado oil.
- Whole baby potatoes
We’ve cut our potatoes in half as we love the crispiness it gives, but if you prefer, you can air fry whole baby potatoes, but they’ll need a few minutes longer to cook.
Feel free to use baby red potatoes f you prefer.
We’ve garnished with fresh parsley but you could use fresh rosemary if you prefer.
- Watch closely
Every air fryer cooks differently, different brands and capacities can mean that your cookies, will need either a longer or shorter cooking time, so make sure you keep a close eye on them.
What do I serve air fryer potatoes with?
Roasted baby potatoes are perfect as part of an Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas dinner.
Eat them as a snack and dip them in sour cream and chive dip, sriracha mayo, or blue cheese dressing.
Other ways to season potatoes in the air fryer
How do I store leftover air fried baby potatoes?
If you find yourself with leftover cooked potatoes, then the good news is that our air fryer mini potatoes store very well.
Keep them in an airtight container for up to 3 days, eat them cold, or reheat them in the air fryer at 360F/180C for 3 – 6 minutes.
More easy air fryer recipes for you to make at home
If you’ve enjoyed our air fryer baby potatoes recipe, then why not try these?
Air fried asparagus – cheesy, tasty, and oh so moreish!
Air fried broccoli – in just 10 minutes you’ll have fresh crispy yet tender broccoli!
Air fried potato skins – we just made the classic potato skin so much easier!
Air fried tomatoes – an awesome Mediterranean twist on tomatoes that nobody can resist!
Air fried mushrooms – a family favorite, perfectly seasoned, watch how fast they get eaten!
Air fryer baby potatoes
- 2 lb Baby potatoes cut in half
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- ½ tsp Black pepper
- Fresh parsley to garnish
- Preheat your air fryer to 400°F/200°C.
- In a bowl, toss your baby potatoes with olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, kosher salt, and black pepper.2 lb Baby potatoes, 2 tbsp Olive oil, 1 tbsp Italian seasoning, 1 tsp Garlic powder, 1 tsp Kosher salt, ½ tsp Black pepper
- Place your baby potatoes in the air fryer basket in a single layer cut side down and cook for 18-20 minutes or until crispy and golden brown, and flip the potatoes halfway through. Remove from the air fryer, garnish with fresh parsley, serve and enjoy your baby potatoes!Fresh parsley
Buy baby potatoes that have already been washed and then wipe them with a damp cloth to save time. If they aren’t prewashed, then make sure you wash and dry baby potatoes well before seasoning. Pre heat
We pre heat our air fryer but if you have an oven style basket type air fryer then you probably won’t need to. Whole baby potatoes
We’ve cut our baby potatoes in half as we love the crispiness it gives, but if you prefer, you can air fry whole baby potatoes but they’ll need a few minutes longer to cook. Watch closely
Every air fryer cooks differently, different brands and capacities can mean that your potatoes, will need either a longer or shorter cooking time, so make sure you keep a close eye on them.
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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