Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

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For the perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch, air fryer breakfast potatoes are a must!

Lightly spiced and so easy to make, these tasty taters are crispy on the outside and are a great fresh alternative to frozen hash browns!

breakfast potatoes on white plate with ketchup behind
Air fryer breakfast potatoes are super tasty!

Recipe Tips

Before you make these breakfast potatoes in the air fryer, read through the recipe tips so that you know exactly what to expect!

  • We like making these breakfast potatoes with yellow potatoes or Yukon Gold since they hold their shape well when being cooked and shaken in the air fryer. However, you can also use other potatoes of your choice.
  • You can air fry the potatoes with their peel on or peel them first – it’s completely up to you.
  • If you cut the potato cubes bigger than 1/2 – 3/4 inches, the cooking time might be slightly longer than 13-16 minutes.
  • You can modify the oil and seasoning blend to suit your tastes. We really like onion and garlic powder but you can also add cayenne pepper for a hint of spice!
  • If you can’t fit all of the cubed potatoes into your air fryer without a lot of overlap, consider cooking them in two batches.
  • It’s important to shake the air fryer tray every few minutes to help with even cooking/crisping.

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

Step by Step Instructions

If you’re looking for step-by-step instructions on how to make breakfast potatoes in the air fryer, have a look at the instructions with recipe photos below.

This way you can see just how we make our potatoes.

If you’re feeling confident about the process, you can skip to the bottom of this post for the printable instructions without visuals.

potatoes cut into cubes on wooden cutting board on counter
Cut the potatoes into cubes.

First, wash the potatoes – or peel them if desired (we don’t usually do this, though).

Then cut the potatoes into 1/2 – 3/4-inch sized cubes, then place the potato cubes into a bowl.

raw potato cubes in silver mixing bowl with oil and spices
Add oil and spices to the bowl.

Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

While you wait for the air fryer to heat, add oil, salt, garlic powder, onion powder (optional), paprika, and black pepper to the potatoes in the bowl.

raw potato cubes in silver bowl covered in oil and spices
Make sure the breakfast potatoes are evenly coated.

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

raw potatoes in black air fryer tray
Add the potatoes to the air fryer.

When the air fryer is hot, add the potatoes. Gently shake the air fryer basket so that the potato cubes are in one even layer – this will help them cook evenly and get crispy.

If your air fryer is quite small and you can’t fit all the potatoes in one layer, cook them in two batches.

breakfast potatoes in black air fryer basket on counter top
Cook the potatoes until they are tender and crispy.

Cook the potatoes for 13-16 minutes total until tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Shake the basket every 5 minutes. Keep in mind that every air fryer is slightly different so your cook time can vary a bit.

white plate of potatoes with ketchup for dipping
These breakfast potatoes are ready for eating.

Once cooked, remove the potatoes and serve them as part of breakfast.

Storage Tips

These breakfast potatoes taste best hot and fresh out of the air fryer but they do store well for later use.

You can store any leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge. They will last for 3-4 days like this but may get a little soggy due to moisture.

To reheat them, you can pan fry them or toss them back in the air fryer (recommended) to achieve a bit of a crispiness again!

Of course, you can also reheat them in the microwave.

What to Serve Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes With

These breakfast potatoes go great with lots of different breakfast foods such as toast, eggs, sausages, and/or bacon!

Related Recipes

For more classic potato recipes (frozen and not frozen), check out these tasty recipes:

white plate of potatoes with ketchup for dipping

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes are crispy and delicious. These tasty taters are covered in a blend of oil and spices and are ready in minutes to round out the perfect breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound potatoes (see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Wash the potatoes - or peel them if desired (we don't usually do this, though). Cut the potatoes into 1/2 - 3/4-inch sized cubes, then place the potato cubes into a bowl.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. While you wait for the air fryer to heat, add oil, salt, garlic powder, onion powder (optional), paprika, and black pepper to the potatoes in the bowl. Toss until the potatoes are evenly coated in oil and seasoning.
  4. When the air fryer is hot, add the potatoes. Gently shake the air fryer basket so that the potato cubes are in one even layer - this will help them cook evenly and get crispy. If your air fryer is quite small and you can't fit all the potatoes in one layer, cook them in two batches.
  5. Cook the potatoes for 13-16 minutes total until tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. Shake the basket every 5 minutes. Keep in mind that every air fryer is slightly different so your cook time can vary a bit.
  6. Once cooked, remove the potatoes and serve!

Notes

  • We like using Yukon Gold or yellow potatoes when cooking breakfast potatoes since they keep their shape well. However, you can also use red potatoes, russet potatoes, or other potatoes of your choice - just keep in mind that some hold their shape better than others.
  • If you cut your potato cubes bigger, the cooking time will likely be a tiny bit longer.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total 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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