This simple four-ingredient Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes recipe will become your new favorite potato side dish. It’s easy to make with potatoes that become crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside despite using very little oil. But better still, you can dress them up with bacon, sour cream, and your other favorite toppings.
This is an easy and versatile side dish you can make any day of the week, but it’s also great for holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. It’s an incredibly convenient way to free up space when you’re cooking in the oven or stovetop.
By the way, if you like this potato recipe, you’ll also love our fantastic air fryer potato wedges.
You’ll need just a few simple ingredients for these air fryer roasted potatoes, including the potatoes, oil, salt, and pepper. But while its simple, we’ve included our notes to help guide you to success.
- Potatoes – We like Yukon Gold potatoes for this and most of our other air fryer potato recipes because they are creamy inside and get nice and crispy on the outside.
- Oil – A neutral oil like good quality olive oil works great here, but you can swap it for vegetable or canola oil.
- Salt – We recommend that you use Kosher or sea salt. Never use table salt in your cooking.
- Pepper – Fresh cracked black pepper is so much better than the ground stuff.
See the recipe card for quantities.
How to Make Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes
Now that you understand the specifics of the ingredients needed for this recipe, it’s time to talk about making it from start to finish. Different from some other potato recipes, there isn’t a lengthy soaking process for this one. So you can grab all the ingredients at the store and make it the same day with very little preparation. But first, you’ll want to go ahead and preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees.
The first step is to dice your potatoes into bite-sized pieces. They should be about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inches thick. Rinse the potatoes. The water will be cloudy on the first rinse.
Continue rinsing the diced potatoes until the water runs clear.
The next step is patting them dry with a paper towel.
Finally, coat the potatoes with oil, salt, and pepper. Stir well to coat all pieces. Then, add the potatoes to the air fryer basket and cook at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Shake the air fryer basket or stir the potatoes and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes.
Hint: If you make this recipe for over two people, you’ll want to cook it in batches.
Air Fryer Ranch Roasted Potatoes
One of the variations we’ve tried is ranch flavored roasted potatoes. To make them, you will need a ranch seasoning packet, typically found in the condiment aisle at the grocery store. Follow the preparation steps listed above. Then do the following:
- Preheat the air fryer at 380 degrees.
- Cook the potatoes at for 10 minutes.
- Then put the potatoes in a bowl, add the ranch seasoning packet, and stir to coat them.
- Finally, put the potatoes back in the air fryer for another 8 to 10 minutes until fork tender.
Below, we’ll discuss how you can switch up this air fryer roasted potatoes recipe. From sweet to spicy and everything in between, there are many ways to change this recipe to suit your taste easily.
- Hot Honey Butter – Once those babies are finished cooking, toss them in some rich hot honey butter, as seen in this hot honey butter tots recipe.
- Serve with Sriracha Mayo – this spicy and tangy mayo is a delicious dip for those crispy spuds.
- Serve with Sriracha Ketchup – This spicy, sweet, and tangy ketchup is an amazingly simple dip that can change your potatoes.
- Chimichurri – This one might sound a bit weird, but right after those roasted potatoes come out of the oven, put them in a bowl and toss them with that magical gold elixir and some crumbled queso fresco.
For this recipe, you’ll need an air fryer. We love and recommend the Instant Pot Vortex. We’ve had ours for years, and it works just as well as the day we bought it.
Storage and Reheating
For short-term storage, you’ll want to keep your air fryer roasted potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Alternatively, freeze them for up to 3 months. When you want to eat them, do not thaw them first; reheat them in the air fryer at 400 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Cut the potatoes to uniform size and thickness. This will ensure that they cook evenly and become the delicious side dish of your dreams.
- Preheat the air fryer
We prefer small, firm potatoes like baby potatoes, Yukon Gold, or red potatoes. They work exceptionally well for air frying as the inside becomes tender and creamy while the exterior crisps well. Russets can work, too, but we prefer the potatoes listed above.
Peeling the potatoes before air frying is unnecessary, especially if you use Yukon Golds, baby potatoes, or red potatoes.
Yes! The potatoes will start cooking at the correct temperature immediately by preheating your air fryer. This will help them achieve that lovely golden, crispy exterior.
Other Delicious Air Fryer Sides
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
Air Fryer Roasted Potato Recipe
- 1 Pd Yellow Potatoes
- 2 Tbsps Olive Oil
- 1/2 Tsp Kosher Salt
- 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
- Cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces, about 1/2” to 3/4” thick, and place them in a medium mixing bowl. Give them a quick rinse under cool water and pat them dry with a paper towel.
- Then, add the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to completely coat the potatoes.
- Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees.
- Add the potatoes to the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, stir the potatoes and cook another 8-10 minutes or until they are fork-tender. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!
- Store the cooked potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Reheat the potatoes at 375 degrees for 3-5 minutes.
- You want to cut the potatoes about the same size so they will cook evenly.