Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes | sweetpeasandsaffron.com

Golden and perfectly seasoned, these air fryer roasted potatoes can be on your table in just 20 minutes! Faster and more energy efficient than using your oven.

The air fryer is a great way to cook proteins as well as side dishes. We love cooking air fryer cauliflower and brussels sprouts as well as these air fryer roasted potatoes!

close up view of air fryer roasted potatoes on fork

While air fryer roasted potatoes don’t obtain crispy per se, they are tender and cook through in half the time it takes in the oven.

The potatoes obtain deliciously golden brown and roast through to perfection!

Reasons you’ll ♡ air fryer roasted potatoes

  • they cook through in half the time it takes in the oven
  • they are golden brown, tender and seasoned to perfection
  • they are made with simple pantry spices and arrive together quickly

Recipe video

Watch the video below to see exactly how I prepped these air fryer red potatoes. It’s so simple! You can find more of my recipe videos on my YouTube channel, or on Facebook.

overhead view of ingredients required to make air fryer roasted potatoes

Ingredient notes

This recipe combines simple ingredients to allow the natural flavors of the potatoes to shine. Here are some tips to help you make this recipe popular:

  • oil– I’ve used extra virgin olive oil for this recipe, but another great oil option for the air fryer is avocado oil (it has a high smoke point!)
  • potatoes– I’ve used red potatoes for these photos, but this recipe also works great with baby potatoes (halved) and Yukon gold potatoes (cut into 1 to 1.5 inch cubes). Make sure you cut the potatoes into even-sized pieces so they cook through at the same time.
  • paprika– the recipe calls for sweet paprika, but if you want a smoky twist, you could try swapping for smoked paprika

Use high heat

When it comes to cooking potatoes, a high temperature is preferable for several reasons. Firstly, it ensures that the middle of the potato cooks before the outsides lose too much moisture. When roasting at lower temperatures, the potatoes must cook for much longer,  resulting in dry potatoes.

Secondly, a high heat helps you obtain a golden brown color and added flavor across the surface of the potato.

We apply these same temperature principles when cooking air fryer roasted potatoes and use the highest temperature the air fryer can obtain to (390°F/200°C).

Shake it up

For this recipe, we are cooking 1.5 lbs of potatoes in a basket-style air fryer. Since some of the potatoes will be in the middle of the pile, they are sheltered from the heat and air, so it’s important to shake up the basket to mix them up. I advise shaking them up each 3-4 minutes.

If you use an oven-style air fryer, be sure to rotate the shelves, and flip the potatoes half way through. Use the cook time as an estimate, as I’ve noticed these air fryers cook differently than basket air fryers.

collage image showing how to cook roasted potatoes in the air fryer

Step by step directions

Scroll to the bottom of the post for the printable recipe card.

  1. Toss potatoes with oil and spices until evenly coated.
  2. Heat air fryer to 200°C/390°F, then place potatoes in the basket.
  3. Cook for 18-20 minutes, shaking the basket each 3-4 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.

Serve with

These air fryer red potatoes are a great side dish and would be great served with:

overhead view of roasted potatoes in air fryer

Recipe tips

  • feel free to obtain creative: swap the paprika for oregano or basil, try one of these spice blends, or keep it simple with salt
  • this method works great with Yukon gold and baby potatoes as well
  • this recipe was tested in my basket-style Phillips air fryer (similar to this one). All air fryers cook differently, so use your top judgement when cooking your air fryer roasted potatoes
  • these potatoes store great and can be reheated in the air fryer: heat to 390°F/200°C and add the potatoes; cook for 3-5 minutes until warmed through.

My thoughts on air fryer models

I’ve been using a Phillips air fryer (similar to this one) for several years and it is still working great. However, if I could do it over again, I would buy the XL model, which fits more food. We also recently purchased the Instant Pot Vortex air fryer, and so far we really love it!

overhead shot of air fryer roasted potatoes in white bowl More air fryer recipes

Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Keyword: gluten-free, potatoes, vegan

Calories: 153kcal

Author: Denise Bustard

Servings: 4

Golden and perfectly seasoned, these air fryer roasted potatoes can be on your table in just 20 minutes! Faster and more energy efficient than using your oven.

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time20 mins

Total Time30 mins


  • Heat air fryer to 390°F/ 200°C.

  • In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with the olive oil, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and salt.

  • Transfer the potatoes to the air fryer basket once it has arrive to temperature.

  • Cook for 18-20 minutes, shaking the basket each 3-4 minutes to mix up the potatoes.


1- Yukon gold or baby potatoes may also be used; adjust cook time as needed
Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Heat air fryer to 390°F/200°C and add the potatoes.
cook for 3-5 minutes until warmed through.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 774mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

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