Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

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Looking for a delicious potato side dish that looks a little fancy, too? Then air fryer baby potatoes are for you!

Made from colorful little potatoes that air fry to perfection, these crispy potatoes are lightly coated in oil, rosemary, and more!

cooked baby potatoes in spices in bowl on wooden board
Air fryer baby potatoes are so, so good!

Recipe Tips/Substitutions

Before you make these baby potatoes in the air fryer, read through the recipe tips so that you end up with the best potatoes!

  • You can use red, yellow, or purple baby potatoes for this recipe. They all work well. Sometimes, we like using a mix that includes all three kinds of baby potatoes.
  • There is no need to peel the baby potatoes first. Just make sure to wash them well.
  • You can vary the spice blend to suit your taste. We really like garlic powder and rosemary with potatoes but if these aren’t your favorite you can swap them out for other spices! We use quite a few different spices for our baby potatoes and they end up quit flavorful. If you like to keep it very simple and light, feel free to reduce the amount of spice you use.
  • We use avocado oil for this recipe because it has a very neutral taste and allows the spices and potato flavors to shine through.
  • Make sure to not overcrowd your air fryer. This will allow the potatoes (especially the skins) to get crispy and delicious.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

For the step-by-step instructions on how to make air fryer baby potatoes, you can follow the recipe photos in this section. This way you can see just how we make ours.

For the cooking time and temperature without visuals, check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

raw baby potatoes on wooden board with knife beside
Cut the baby potatoes in half.

First, wash and dry the baby potatoes, then cut them in half.

Cut off any bruised/dark spots on the potatoes. When done, place cut potatoes into a bowl.

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Add oil and spices to the potatoes.

Now preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.

In the meantime, add oil, salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, chopped rosemary (optional), and black pepper to the bowl as well.

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Make sure the potatoes are coated in oil and spices evenly.

Toss until the potatoes are evenly coated in oil and spices.

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Make sure the baby potatoes don’t overlap too much.

When the air fryer is hot, add the potatoes to the air fryer basket. Gently shake the basket so that the potatoes are in one even layer.

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Cook the potatoes until tender and crispy.

Cook the baby potatoes for 15-18 minutes total until tender and slightly crispy on the outside.

Shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes to help with even cooking.

The exact cooking time can vary slightly depending on the size of baby potatoes and your air fryer.

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These baby potatoes are ready for serving!

Once cooked, remove the potatoes and serve them as a wonderful side dish!

Storage Tips

If you have leftover air-fried baby potatoes, you can store them in a sealed container in the fridge. They’ll last for 3-4 days like this.

To reheat them, you can choose the microwave but the air fryer is the best bet for getting them not only hot but crispy on the outside once again.

What to Serve Air Fryer Baby Potatoes With

These baby potatoes make a fantastic side dish to loads of meat, fish, and veggie dishes. We really like them with frozen salmon or pork tenderloin.

A good green veggie to go with would be brussels sprouts or broccolini.

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baby potatoes with spices on them and rosemary in bowl on wooden board

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes are the perfect potato side dish. Ready in minutes, these colorful potatoes are lightly spiced and crispy. They go nicely with various meat and veggie dishes!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound baby potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped rosemary (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry the baby potatoes, then cut them in half. Cut off any bruised/dark spots on the potatoes. When done, place cut potatoes into a bowl.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 385 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. In the meantime, add oil, salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, chopped rosemary (optional), and black pepper to the bowl as well. Toss until the potatoes are evenly coated in oil and spices.
  4. When the air fryer is hot, add the potatoes to the air fryer basket. Gently shake the basket so that the potatoes are in one even layer.
  5. Cook the baby potatoes for 15-18 minutes total until tender and slightly crispy on the outside. Shake the air fryer basket every 5 minutes to help with even cooking. The exact cooking time can vary slightly depending on the size of baby potatoes and your air fryer.
  6. Once cooked, remove the potatoes and serve them as a wonderful side dish!

Notes

  • You can either use red, yellow, or purple baby potatoes - or even a mix - for this recipe. They all work well.
  • Spiced as indicated above, these potatoes will be quite flavorful. Feel free to reduce the amount and number of spices you use if you don't like that.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 138Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 276mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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