Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

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These are the best Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes, baby potatoes halved and tossed with olive oil, salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and paprika. 

Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

The incredibly delicious potatoes are golden,  soft inside, and crispy on the outside. Serve them as a side dish or quick dinner, topped with a chopped Oatmeal burger or Gluten-Free Vegan Sausage, drizzled with Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce, and Guacamole

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close up view air fryer roasted potatoes

Ingredients For Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

Baby Potatoes – baby potatoes are creamy when roasted, they are also easy to prep, you just wash, dry them, and cut them into halves. You don’t need to peel your potatoes, after all the skin contains lots of nutrients. Obviously, if you don’t have baby potatoes then you can substitute them with mature potatoes,  cut into quarters, I love Yukon Gold for its buttery flavor. 

Olive Oil – I love the fruity flavor of olive oil with the herbs and garlic, you can substitute with avocado or grapeseed oil though. You can either brush the oil on the potatoes or use cooking spray. The oil makes the potatoes golden, crispy, and shiny. Make sure you dry the potatoes properly after you wash them.

Salt – I use Himalayan pink salt, and sea salt is great. 

Garlic Powder – adds a great flavor to your roasted potatoes. 

Paprika – adds a lovely color and flavor to the potatoes.

Italian Seasoning – love the herb combination in Italian seasoning blends. You can prepare your own Homemade Italian Seasoning Blend.

How To Prepare Roasted Potatoes In The Air Fryer?

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F. 
  2. Wash potatoes, pat dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towel. Cut potatoes into halves and place them in a large bowl.
  3. Toss potatoes with olive oil and seasoning mix.
  4. Spread onto the preheated air fryer basket in a single layer.
  5. Cook the potatoes for 10 minutes, turn over the potatoes and cook them for another 8 minutes.

air fryer seasoned potatoes

 Tips For Roasting Potatoes In An Air Fryer

  1. Make sure to preheat your air fryer, this will allow your potatoes to be crispy. 
  2. Make sure you check your Air Fryer Manual for the exact times and amount it holds since Air Fryers are different.
  3. Store leftover potatoes in a container with a tight-fitting lid in the refrigerator for about 3 days.

air fryer roast potatoes in the basket


Are Air Fryer Roast Potatoes Healthy?

Oh yes, they are healthier, you get to use less oil or none at all, therefore you end up with far fewer calories than fried potatoes. The result is the same crispy edges and golden brown potatoes too.

Why Are My Roast Potatoes Not Crispy?

More than likely you didn’t dry your potatoes enough after you washed them, you might just need to cook them longer for another 5 minutes but make sure to keep your eyes on them.

How Do you Keep Roast Potatoes Hot And Crispy?

Make sure you do not cover your finished roasted potatoes, the moisture released will make them soggy. Leave them on a tray uncovered. When you are ready to serve your potatoes, slip them in the air fryer for about 2 minutes at 380 degrees F.

Can You Cut Potatoes Ahead Of Time Before Roasting?

Yes, you can cut your potatoes, leave them in cold water for up to a couple of hours on the counter or in the fridge overnight. The water will actually help to remove some of the starch, this helps you to make crispy potatoes. 

How To Reheat Leftover Roasted Potatoes?

Place potatoes in the air fryer and cook for 2-5 minutes to reheat them.

How To Serve Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes?

Serve them with:

Other Potato Dishes To Prepare

  1. Oven-Baked Potato Wedges
  2. Mashed Potatoes With Caramelized Onions
  3. Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
  4. Vegan Broccoli Cheese Baked Potatoes
  5. Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Air fryer roast potatoes on a white plate with green beans and lentil meatballs

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(Per serving)
  • Energy: 129 kcal / 539 kJ
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Carbs: 0 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 5 min
  • Cooking: 18 min
  • Ready in: 23 min
  • For:
  • 4 Servings



  1. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F. 
  2. Wash potatoes, pat dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towel. Cut potatoes into halves and place them in a large bowl.
  3. Combine paprika, garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt in a small bowl, mix well.
  4. Toss potatoes with olive oil and seasoning mix.
  5. Spread onto the preheated air fryer basket in a single layer.
  6. Cook the potatoes for 10 minutes, turn over the potatoes, and cook them for another 8 minutes.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Hillary
    December 24, 2020

    Love this recipe!!!! Will be making it often.

  2. Francis
    December 20, 2020

    These were very tasty? I’m adding them to my Christmas menu, thank you!