Crispy, delicious, and perfectly seasoned, these Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes are a quick and easy side dish recipe that will go well with almost any meal!
Looking for a simple and satisfying side dish that's crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, then you're in for a treat. Our air fryer method yields perfectly cooked and seasoned roasted potatoes in a fraction of the time compared to traditional oven-roasting. With just a few simple ingredients and your trusty air fryer, you'll have a delicious and hassle-free side dish that's sure to please the whole family. Let's get started!
We love roasted potatoes in this house, we are from Idaho! They're so versatile that we can have them night after night!
What I don't love about roasted potatoes, though, is how long they can take to cook in the oven.
Swoop in the Air Fryer, and that cooking time is cut in half!
Using an Air Fryer is a great way to make good food take less time, and I love it, it's truly among my favorite small kitchen appliances.
Now we can have roasted potatoes in the air fryer any time we want, even on busy weeknights.
This delicious side dish uses Italian seasoning, garlic, and parmesan cheese for a herby and cheesy flavor that will complement just about any main dish.
It's one of those great Air Fryer recipes to put in your back pocket for last-minute meals or dinner parties!
Some of my other favorite Air Fryer recipes are my Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks, these Air Fryer Mushrooms, and this Whole Air Fryer Turkey Breast! And below you will even see a photo of my Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin. Delish!
Ingredients Needed for Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes
Make the perfect side dish with just a handful of basic ingredients!
- Potatoes. I've used Baby Yellow Potatoes, but New Potatoes, Baby Reds, or Yukon Gold potatoes will work well too.
- Italian Seasoning. This classic Italian combination of marjoram, oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil, and sage will go with almost any meal.
- Garlic. Use freshly minced garlic for the best flavor.
- Oil. I like using Olive Oil to Air Fry these potatoes. Avocado oil, sunflower oil, or peanut oil would be good substitutes as they have higher smoke points than other oils.
- Parmesan Cheese. Adds a cheesy twist to this side dish. Get a decent block of Parmesan cheese and grate it yourself if you can.
How to Make Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes
Gather all necessary ingredients and a large mixing bowl.
Wash the New Potatoes, often called Baby Potatoes for their small round size, in cold water. You can put them on paper towels to drain if you wish.
Cut the larger potatoes into quarters, and the smaller ones into halves, making sure that each piece is about the same size.
Toss the potatoes in a large bowl with Olive Oil, Italian Seasoning, and Garlic until they are fully coated.
Preheat the Air Fryer to 400 F Degrees.
Place the seasoned Potatoes on parchment paper inside of the basket and Air Fry them for 10 minutes.
Toss the potatoes in the air-fryer basket and continue to Air Fry them for another 7-9 more minutes. You want the edges of the potatoes to be crispy and the insides to be soft and tender.
Sprinkle freshly grated parmesan cheese over the hot roasted potatoes. Allow the heat from the air fryer to melt the cheese before serving.
No! You don't need to boil them as the air fryer is hot enough and quick enough to cook them through without burning them. Just make sure to cut them into relatively small bite-sized pieces of potato.
Store your air fryer potatoes once they have fully cooled in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Yes! Air Fryer potatoes are a great make-ahead side dish, perfect for meal prep and last-minute meals. Simply make the potatoes as instructed, wait until they have cooled, then seal them tightly in a Ziploc bag, or freezer-safe container. Store them in the freezer for 6-8 months. Reheat at 400 degrees in the air fryer for 5-6 minutes when you're ready to eat them.
Substitutions & Variations
- Change the flavor. Add some onion powder to the seasoning mix, or change up the seasonings if you like. Cajun seasoning, paprika, ranch seasoning, Mexican seasoning, or all-purpose seasoning would be good. You can use garlic powder in a pinch, but use less than stated.
- Try different cheese. You can use a different kind of cheese if you like. Mozzarella or cheddar cheese would work well.
- Potatoes. Use a combination of different potatoes for this recipe if you like, like Baby Dutch Red and Yukon Golds chopped to the same size.
- When potatoes are the same size, they will cook more evenly, so chop them to this effect.
- Making sure the potatoes are in a single layer in the air fryer basket is essential to even cooking. It may require you to do more than one batch, depending on the size of your air fryer.
- Use Air Fryer parchment paper for easy cleanup. Air Fryer parchment paper liners will have holes in them to allow the hot air to circulate, which is how an air fryer cooks food!
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More Great Side Dish Recipes
- Air Fryer Carrots
- Instant Pot Baby Potatoes
- Candied Carrots
- Instant Pot Creamed Corn
- Air Fryer Butternut Squash
- Sour Cream Biscuits - Bisquick Recipe
- Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
- Instant Pot Creamed Peas and Potatoes
Air Fryer Roasted Potates
- 1½ pound New Potatoes Red Baby Potatoes, or Yukon Gold
- 1 tablespoon Italian Seasonings
- 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
- 2-3 tablespoons Olive Oil
- ⅓ cup Parmesan Cheese Freshly Grated
- Gather all necessary ingredients and a large mixing bowl.
- Wash the New Potatoes, often called Baby Potatoes for their small round size.
- Cut the potatoes into quarters or halves, making sure that each piece is about the same size.
- Toss the potatoes in a large bowl with Olive Oil, Italian Seasoning, and Garlic until the potatoes are fully coated.
- Preheat the Air Fryer to 400 F Degrees.
- Place the seasoned Potatoes on parchment paper inside of the basket and Air Fry them for 10 minutes.
- Toss the potatoes in the air fryer basket and continue to Air Fry them for another 7-9 more minutes, or until the edges are crispy and the insides are soft and tender.
- Sprinkle freshly grated parmesan cheese over the hot roasted potatoes. Allow the heat from the air fryer to melt the cheese before serving.
- Store: Store air fryer potatoes once they have fully cooled in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- Freeze: Make the potatoes as instructed, wait until they have cooled, then seal them tightly in a Ziploc bag, or freezer-safe container. Store them in the freezer for 6-8 months. Reheat at 400 degrees in the air fryer for 5-6 minutes when you're ready to eat them.
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