These easy Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes are flavored with a crave-worthy seasoning blend of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and fresh herbs. They’re crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside for a classic side dish that always hits the spot. Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and Whole30 compliant.
Crispy Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes Every Time
This convenient Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes recipe makes roasting potatoes to perfection quicker and easier than ever before. By using less oil than oven-roasted potatoes, these crispy morsels of delight are also healthier! And you can choose to flavor them however you’d like.
No matter what main course you’re cooking up, these classic potatoes are sure to be a lovely accompaniment. They’re a dairy-free, vegan, paleo-friendly and Whole30-approved side dish that everyone will enjoy. You just might have to make a double batch!
What You’ll Need
You only need a few kitchen staples to make these crispy roasted potatoes. Gather the following ingredients to get started.
- Baby Potatoes: Don’t forget to wash, scrub and dry them.
- Avocado Oil: Extra-virgin olive oil works too, though we prefer avocado oil – it contains healthy fats and supports skin and heart health!
- Fine-Grain Sea Salt: Added to taste.
- Black Pepper: Use freshly cracked black pepper for the best flavor.
- Garlic Powder: This adds a sharp depth of flavor that will keep you coming back for more.
- Onion Powder
- Paprika: Go ahead and opt for smoked paprika if you’d like to add a kick of heat.
- Fresh Thyme & Rosemary: Finely chopped.
- Lemon Wedges: For serving.
What Kind of Potatoes Should I Use?
Either red or golden baby potatoes will work well for this recipe. Baby potatoes are also known as “new potatoes,” as they’re harvested prior to reaching maturity. If you can’t find baby potatoes, cut regular red potatoes into small chunks and use those instead.
How to Roast Potatoes in the Air Fryer
Roasting potatoes in the oven is about to become a thing of the past. The Air Fryer has got it covered!
Heat Air Fryer: If your Air Fryer requires preheating, heat it to 390°F
Cut Potatoes: Cut the potatoes in half, lengthwise, at the thickest area.
Season: Transfer the potatoes to a mixing bowl and drizzle them with the oil. Season them with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and fresh herbs, tossing to thoroughly coat all of the potatoes.
Cook: Working in batches, add the potatoes to the Air Fryer basket, spreading them out in a single layer. Cook them for 10 minutes, then remove the Air Fryer basket and shake it to flip the potatoes. Continue to cook them for another 8-12 minutes, or until they’re crispy, golden and fork-tender. Repeat the cooking process with any remaining potatoes.
Garnish & Serve: Transfer your cooked potatoes to a serving bowl or plate and garnish them with more herbs, black pepper and lemon wedges. Serve them alongside your favorite dipping sauce.
Tips for Success
I’ve highlighted a few things to watch out for when you’re making Air Fryer roasted potatoes. Let’s jump right in!
- Cut the Potatoes Into Even Pieces: All of your potato halves should be relatively the same size as one another. This ensures that they’ll cook nice and evenly.
- Do Not Crowd the Air Fryer Basket: It’s best to work in batches to avoid overcrowding your Air Fryer basket. If you try to cram in too many potatoes at once, they won’t crisp up as well. They should fit in a single layer with a bit of breathing room between each one.
- Remember to Flip the Potatoes: Giving your Air Fryer basket a good shake about halfway through the roasting process is another way to ensure even cooking and all-around crispiness. Alternatively, you can use a pair of tongs to flip the potatoes individually.
How you choose to season your potatoes is entirely up to you. You can’t go wrong with the seasoning blend included in this recipe, but there are also tons of worthwhile ways to change it up!
- Add Cheese: Parmesan cheese makes a great addition to roasted potatoes, and it can be added either before or after they’re cooked. Use vegan cheese if needed.
- Make Spicy Southern Roasted Potatoes: Cajun seasoning is a staple in Southern cooking practices, and it certainly makes for a lovely roasted potato seasoning. Use it to flavor your potatoes for a hot and spicy twist!
- Make Creamy Ranch Potatoes: We’re obsessed with coating our roasted potatoes in creamy ranch dressing – you simply have to try it. Use your favorite brand of ranch or make our easy vegan version [LINK].
What to Serve with Roasted Potatoes
There are a lot of different things you can do with a batch of air-fried potatoes. We like adding them to harvest salads, tossing them into comforting soups or serving them with one of the following main courses.
- Lemon Chicken: Looking for a classic weeknight meal that both kids and adults will devour? Pair your potatoes with this juicy Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken.
- A Breakfast Casserole: Start your day with a satisfying homemade brunch by serving these potatoes with a Low-Carb Breakfast Casserole. Both dishes can be made in advance for your convenience.
- Cauliflower Wings: If you need a vegan entree that’ll please everyone at the table, you can’t go wrong with these Cauliflower Wings. They’re smothered in a sweet & spicy sauce you’ll want to lick off your plate!
How to Store and Reheat Extras
Air Fryer roasted potatoes will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 4 days. Once they’ve cooled completely, transfer them to an airtight container and refrigerate them. Reheat them in a 350°F oven until they’re nice and hot.
Do These Freeze Well?
They do! First, place your cooled potatoes onto a large baking sheet and flash-freeze them for 20-30 minutes. Then move them to a large resealable storage bag and freeze them for up to 3 months. Reheat them directly from frozen in a 365°F Air Fryer for about 7-9 minutes, working in batches as needed.
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These easy Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes are flavored with a crave-worthy seasoning blend of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and fresh herbs. They're crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside for a classic side dish that always hits the spot. Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and Whole30 compliant.
- 2 pounds baby red or golden potatoes washed, scrubbed and dried
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
- 1 teaspoon fine grain sea salt or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh rosemary finely chopped, plus more for garnish
- 1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme finely chopped, plus more for garnish
- Lemon wedge for serving
- Favorite dip for serving
If your air fryer requires preheating, preheat to 390°F.
- Cut the potatoes in half, lengthwise at the thickest part.
Add the potatoes to a mixing bowl. Drizzle with oil. Season with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, fresh herbs and toss to thoroughly coat.
- Working in batches, add the potatoes to the air fryer basket spreading them in a single layer.
- Cook for 10 minutes, then open the air fryer basket and shake the basket or toss the squash. Air fry again for another 8-12 minutes or until the potatoes are crispy, golden and fork tender.
- Serve hot and garnish with more fresh chopped herbs, freshly cracked black pepper, a lemon wedge, and favorite dip.
- To Store & Reheat: Transfer cooled potatoes to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Reheat in a 350°F oven until hot.
- To Freeze & Reheat: Place cooled potatoes onto a large baking sheet and flash-freeze for 20-30 minutes. Move frozen potatoes to a large resealable storage bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat directly from frozen in a 365°F Air Fryer for about 7-9 minutes, working in batches as needed.