Air Fryer Potatoes

This air fryer potatoes recipe is a great way to get your air fryer chops in tune. Roasted potatoes are a very simple and tasty side dish that goes with your favorite plant-based meals. Or serve them as an appetizer with green hummus.

Air fryer potatoes sit next to a bowl of green sauce for dipping.

It’s no secret that I love potatoes. I think it must be my Scottish heritage, but I’m definitely a fan. Of course, I think I have good company. A lot of people love potatoes too!

One of my new favorite ways to cook them is this air fryer roasted potatoes recipe. Even though they’re roasted potatoes, the air fryer adds a little bit of crisp, making it a perfect side dish!

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Red potatoes are perfect for this recipe because of their lower starch content they hold they shape better when roasting
  • Poultry seasoning is made from thyme, sage, marjoram, rosemary, and other herbs. These all taste amazing on herbed potatoes
  • Soaking the cut potatoes for a few minutes before cooking them helps eliminate surface starches, creating crispier edges as they cook.

What You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Red Potatoes. I like using smaller red potatoes for this recipe. Give them a good wash and then cut these in half and cut the halves in half.
  • Olive Oil. We’ll use just a bit to create a crispy crust on these potatoes!
  • Dried Thyme. I love the flavor that thyme adds to potatoes especially when combined with the next spices.
  • Poultry Seasoning. You can buy it at the store or make your own poultry seasoning at home.
  • Salt and Pepper. Of course, these potatoes are topped with some salt and pepper. Add this based on your taste preferences.

How to Make Air Fryer Potatoes

It’s pretty easy to make roasted potatoes in an air fryer. Here are the steps:

  1. Cut the potatoes into quarters. Add to a bowl with water and soak for 10 minutes. Use a strainer to drain water. Then use a kitchen towel or paper towels to dry off the cut potatoes.
  2. Transfer potato wedges to a plate and drizzle olive oil over the top. Use your fingers to make sure each potato cube is coated in oil. Combine thyme with poultry seasoning in a small bowl. Sprinkle herbs over potatoes. Toss to coat.
  3. Transfer oiled/seasoned potatoes to air fryer basket. Cook potatoes for 20 minutes, removing the basket and using tongs to “stir” the potatoes so they’re even cooked about halfway through. Cook an additional 2–3 minutes if necessary.
  4. After the potatoes are done, remove from the air fryer and transfer to a serving dish (or plates) and season with salt and pepper. 

Step One: Prepare Potatoes

The first step is to prepare the potatoes. First, wash the potatoes and place them on a cutting board.

We’re going to be cutting the potatoes into quarters. To do that, cut a potato in half, then cut those halves in half. If some of the potatoes are larger, you can cut them down into smaller pieces.

Sliced potatoes sit on a cutting board next to a knife.

Add chopped potatoes to a bowl with water and soak for 10 minutes. I’m borrowing this tip from my air fried french fries post, because soaking potatoes in water helps reduce some of the potato starches, making a crispier finished potato.

Marly’s Tips

If you have time you can soak the potatoes longer, even up to overnight.

Cut red potatoes are soaking in a bowl of water.

Once the potatoes have soaked, drain the water. Then use a kitchen towel or paper towels to dry them. 

A hand holds a small bowl of oil and is drizzling it over cut potatoes.

Transfer the dried potato wedges to a plate and drizzle olive oil over the top. Use your fingers to make sure each potato cube is coated in oil. Stir together thyme and poultry seasoning in a bowl. Sprinkle the potatoes with herbs and toss to coat.

A hand holds a small bowl of seasonings and is pouring it over cut potatoes.

Step Two: Air Frying Potatoes

Take a look at your air fryer basket. If it has a non-stick surface you’re fine. If not, give it a spray with some vegetable cooking spray. Next, you’ll want to preheat your air fryer to 400F.

A hand holds an air fryer basket full of cut, seasoned potatoes.

Transfer oiled/seasoned potatoes in the air fryer basket. Cook potatoes for 20 minutes, removing the basket and using tongs to “stir” the potatoes so they’re even cooked about halfway through. Cook an additional 2–3 minutes if necessary.

After the potatoes are done, transfer the air fryer fried potatoes from the basket to a serving dish (or plate) and season with salt and pepper. 

Looking down on a plate of air fryer potatoes with a bowl of green dipping sauce.

How to Serve Air Fried Potatoes

Serve air fry potatoes as a side dish for your favorite recipes. Of course, they are great exactly as is, but adding a little bit of ketchup is always a nice touch.

However, I find air fryer roasted potatoes are great as an appetizer too. I love serving them with my green hummus, caramelized onion hummus, smoky hummus, and more.

More Air Fryer Recipes

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A plate of air fryer potatoes has a bowl of dipping sauce next to it.

Air Fryer Potatoes

Make these herbed-roasted air fryer potatoes as your new favorite side dish. Or serve them as an appetizer with hummus or your favorite vegan ranch dressing.
5 from 3 votes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 21 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Marly

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds small red potatoes
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Heat your air fryer to 400°F.
  • Cut the potatoes into quarters. Add to a bowl with water and soak for 10 minutes. Use a strainer to drain water. Then use a kitchen towel or paper towels to dry off the cut potatoes.
  • Transfer potato wedges to a plate and drizzle olive oil over the top. Use your fingers to make sure each potato cube is coated in oil. Combine thyme with poultry seasoning in a small bowl. Sprinkle herbs over potatoes. Toss to coat.
  • Transfer oiled/seasoned potatoes to air fryer basket. Cook potatoes for 20 minutes, removing the basket and using tongs to "stir" the potatoes so they're even cooked about halfway through. Cook an additional 2–3 minutes if necessary.
  • After the potatoes are done, remove from the air fryer and transfer to a serving dish (or plates) and season with salt and pepper. 

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Notes

Air fryer potatoes are made with minimal oil but are nice and crispy. If you want them even crispier, add a little bit more oil before cooking them. 
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 888mg25%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 12.1mg15%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

This post was originally published in 2020 and was updated to include new text and an updated recipe in 2021.

2 Responses to Air Fryer Potatoes

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly Reply

    I’m Marly and I created this recipe and I’m pleased to report it’s easy to make and creates delicious air fried potatoes!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJessica Reply

    I wasn’t sure about using my air fryer but this recipe was so good!

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