If you’re looking for the fastest and easiest way to roast baby potatoes, this recipe for Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes is exactly what you need.

These crispy, simply seasoned, and beautiful potatoes are going to be your new favorite side dish, I know it!

a white serving bowl filled with roasted potatoes next to a black air fryer basket.

Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes Recipe

Anything that you can roast in the oven can also be roasted in the air fryer!

This recipe for air fryer roasted potatoes is no exception to that rule.

If you need more examples, check out our recipes for roasted garlic in the air fryer, roasted air fryer okra, and air fryer cornish hen.

The best part about roasting potatoes in the air fryer is that it’s way faster than using the oven. With the oven, you need to allow time for it to heat up, and that’s not necessary when you’re cooking potatoes in an air fryer.

We’re seasoning baby creamer potatoes with a simple mix of salt, pepper, and garlic powder before cooking them in the air fryer, but you can get creative with any seasonings you enjoy. Cajun seasoning and Italian seasoning are also delicious on air fryer roasted potatoes.

a red colander filled with baby creamer potatoes next to small bowls holding seasonings.

Ingredients In Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

Baby Potatoes – Also known as “creamer” potatoes or new potatoes, they are very small potatoes that are harvested early and are usually no larger than a golf ball. These little guys are soft and buttery and cook up quickly.

Olive Oil – To get crispy roasted potatoes, oil is a must. I like olive oil for flavor, but any type of cooking oil will do.

Kosher Salt

Garlic Powder

Ground Black Pepper

Fresh Parsley – This is technically optional, but fresh herbs will always make your food taste and look better.

If you have any questions about making roasted potatoes in the air fryer, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you ASAP

a collage of six numbered images showing how to make roasted potatoes in air fryer.

How to Make Roasted Potatoes in Air Fryer

  1. Prep the potatoes by washing them well, drying them, and slicing them into halves (or quarters if they’re large).
  2. Add the potatoes to a large bowl.
  3. Season by drizzling with olive oil and sprinkling with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir to be sure everything is well coated.
  4. Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket, in a single layer.
  5. Air fry at 380°F/190°C for 19-22 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden brown. Shake the basket halfway through the cooking time.
  6. Serve warm, garnished with fresh parsley.

These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions for making roasted potatoes in air fryer, please see the full recipe below.

roasted baby potatoes in a black square air fryer basket.

Recipe Tips

  • Baby potatoes come in various sizes. If yours are bigger than an inch or so around, cut them into quarters so that they’ll cook evenly. If they’re very small, you can come them without cutting them, but you really want to cut them in half to give them the opportunity to get super crispy in the air fryer.
  • Any variety of small potatoes will work with this recipe. Red, yellow, purple, or white potatoes are all delicious. My grocery store sells a variety bag of small potatoes in different colors, and I’ve made that using this recipe too!
  • These air fryer instructions will work for regular-sized potatoes too! Just cut them into cubes that are no larger than 1 inch wide.
  • Avoid overfilling the air fryer basket. It’s fine to have the potatoes touching and overlapping but be sure not to try to cook more than a pound and a half of potatoes at a time. You want the potato pieces in almost a single layer, with lots of room for the hot air to circulate. With a smaller air fryer, you should make fewer potatoes.
  • To double the recipe: If you need to cook a larger amount of roasted potatoes using the air fryer, cook them in two batches. Keep the first batch warm in the oven while the second is cooking if you like.
  • To Store Leftovers: Roasted potatoes should be kept in the fridge in an airtight container, and will stay fresh for up to 5 days.

What To Serve With Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

These crispy little potatoes will literally go with anything!

Serving Air Fryer Steak for dinner? Roasted potatoes are perfect.

How about a nice Air Fryer Pork Loin Roast, or Air Fryer Meatloaf? If your family is full of meat-and-potatoes people, they are going to love this side dish so much, it’s a fun change from the typical mashed potato side.

I saw this recipe for fingerling potatoes with walnuts and blue cheese sauce – it sounds amazing (and fancy!), and I know you can use roasted air fryer potatoes to make it a bit less complicated.

FAQs

How do I reheat roasted potatoes using the air fryer?

This is easy! Add leftover roasted potatoes to the air fryer in a single layer. Cook at 380°F/190°C for 3 minutes. Shake the basket, and continue cooking for a few more minutes until the potatoes are hot and crispy again.

Do you have to soak potatoes before air frying them?

Nope! This is not necessary for this roasted air fryer potatoes recipe. Some recipes might ask you to soak cut potatoes in cold water to remove some of the starchiness, but that takes time and I don’t think it makes that big of a difference here.

Why aren’t my air fryer potatoes crispy?

Typically, if your potatoes aren’t crisping up it’s because the environment in your air fryer got steamy instead of roasty! Be sure that you are using enough oil. Also, be sure that you aren’t adding too many potatoes to the air fryer basket. You can always add extra time if you feel you need it too.

a fork holding up a halved air fryer roasted poato.

Pro Tips

Pro Tips

More Air Fryer Potato Recipes

All types of potato recipes can be cooked in the air fryer! In fact, these perfected air fryer potato recipes are some of the most popular on the site:

Air Fryer Potato Skins start with air fryer baked potatoes. Cut them in half, scoop out the middles, then put them back in the air fryer, topped with cheese and bacon. Yum!

Another amazing dish is our Air Fryer Potato Pancakes recipe. Shredded potatoes get crispy and wonderful in the air fryer, with less oil than the traditional pan frying method.

Of course, your air fryer will make quick work of cooking up all types of frozen potatoes too. Air Fryer Tater Tots, Air Fryer Frozen Curly Fries, Air Fryer Frozen Hashbrowns… If you can find it in the grocery store freezer, we can help you air fry it!

Did you know that you can even cook canned potatoes in the air fryer? It’s true, and they’re so much better this way than any other I’ve tried.

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Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

If you're looking for the fastest and easiest way to roast baby potatoes, this recipe for Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes is exactly what you need.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 164kcal
Ken

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs baby creamer potatoes washed and dried
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Slice the creamer potatoes in halves or quarters. The pieces should be about 1 inch in size.
  • Add the potatoes to a mixing bowl.
  • Top with oil, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Toss until the potatoes are completely coated.
  • Place the potatoes into the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Air fry at 380°F/190°C for 19-22 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through the cooking time.
  • Remove the potatoes from the air fryer when they are cripsy and goldne brown. Serve with chopped parsley.
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Notes

  • Creamer potatoes are sometimes called new potatoes. You can use any variety or color that you enjoy. This recipe will also work with large potatoes, just be sure to cut them into pieces no larger than 1 inch. 
  • Avoid overfilling the air fryer basket. It’s fine to have the potatoes touching and overlapping but be sure not to try to cook more than a pound and a half of potatoes at a time.
  • To Store Leftovers: Roasted potatoes should be kept in the fridge in an airtight container, and will stay fresh for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 728mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These potatoes were the best! I love how quickly they cook and are so easy to prepare!
    They’re definitely going to be a regular appearance on my table – that’s for sure 🙂
    Fiona xox

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