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Air Fryer Diced Potatoes

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Diced, cubed, crispy Air Fryer Diced Potatoes are easily made in 20 minutes with garlic power and Italian Seasonings. This recipe is so versatile and simple, you’ll want these delicious potatoes for dinner every night!

fork with a diced roasted potato and salad in the background
crisp, seasoned potatoes are the BEST

fried potatoes in the air fryer

Getting a side dish on the table is a chore on certain days. This recipe is my family’s go-to air fryer recipe on busy weeknights. I often make roast air fryer potatoes with meatloaf, fish sticks, and maple-glazed pork chops.

  • One of the best ways to use an air fryer is to make air-fried potato crisps. Hot air circulates around the potatoes to get a perfect brittle, golden shell.
  • Insides are delicate, delicious with a smooth, supple texture. These roast potatoes are made healthier since they use less oil to cook in the air fryer.
  • It takes half the time to roast the potatoes with air frying than it does in the oven. It’s the best!
air fryer potato ingredients, including Yukon Gold potatoes, garlic powder, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning blend
just a few simple seasonings give BIG flavor

ingredients

You just need a few ingredients to prepare these simple roast potatoes for supper. These items are likely already in your kitchen. Potatoes should be consistent in size and free of blemishes when you go shopping.

  • baby potatoes– also called “new potatoes”, any type will work, but I prefer Yukon Golds
  • olive oil– avocado oil or vegetable oil also works
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • Freshly chopped parsley: optional, garnish

It’s possible to find baby golden potatoes or Yukon Gold Potatoes if you look hard enough. Yukon Gold potatoes are the best for this recipe.

directions for crispy air fryer roasted Yukon Gold potatoes
The EASIEST recipe

recipe instructions

Anyone can make this simple recipe. I make it fun by the kids help out. This recipe is almost too EASY!

  1. First, wash the potatoes whole.
  2. Next, slice the baby potatoes in half.
  3. Then, add the potatoes into a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the olive oil, Italian seasoning, table salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Toss together ensuring the potatoes are evenly coated.
  5. Add the potatoes into the Air Fryer and cook, but be sure to turn halfway
  6. After 20 minutes, remove from the air fryer and serve immediately.
roasted potatoes on a large platter next to a salad and dipping sauce
serve these with a variety of main dishes

best potatoes for air frying

My favorite potato for getting a crisp and light outer shell is the Yukon Gold. However, with this recipe I also like to try variations of the following types of potatoes:

  • Russet- lots of flavor inside
  • Red- creamy and healthy
  • Sweet potatoes- rich in nutrients
  • “Baby potatoes” or “new potatoes” work easily with this recipe because they’re already tiny and chopping is a breeze.
bowl full of chopped roasted potatoes covered in seasonings and parsley
potatoes are the most versatile side dish

recipe variations

  • Get creative and vary your spices in creative ways to roast air fryer potatoes!
  • For a flavorful Mexican combo, try seasoning your potatoes with cumin, chili powder, onion powder, cheddar cheese and a bit of lime juice after roasting. You may also top with a bit of cilantro.
  • Loaded potatoes: Toss the potatoes with ranch seasoning, bacon bits, chives, salsa and sour cream.
  • Extra healthy: add in other root veggies, like carrots, to the mix.

air frying potatoes with skin on or off?

I like to keep the skin on my potatoes because it’s faster, easier and healthier.

If you remove the potato skin, you lose a bit of crisp, but you can still air-fry skinless potatoes. Just be sure to coat all the pieces to keep them from sticking to the inside of your air fryer basket.

roasted potatoes on a platter with a napkin
serve after cooling

FAQ

extra crispy air fryer potatoes

First, add extra oil for tossing, then add a minute or two to the cook time, you’ll end up with crispier roast potatoes.

leftovers

These are terrific as leftovers since they keep nicely in the refrigerator and freezer. Store these potatoes in the refrigerator for up to four to five days.

Store in the freezer for approximately 6 months in a tightly sealed in a zippered bag.

how to re-heat potatoes in the air fryer

Reheat in the air fryer for 5-6 minutes at 400 degrees or in the oven.

roasted potatoes in an air fryer basket with seasoning blend
Crisp, Yukon Gold Potatoes with seasonings in an air fryer basket

expert tips for air fried potatoes

  • Spray with an oil spray or brush the air fryer basket if desired.
  • Pre-heat your air fryer for extra crispiness and even heating.
  • Use a spatula or spoon to flip your potatoes over in the middle of cooking.
  • Become familiar with your air fryer Manufacturer’s instructions to determine temperatures and times that are essential for your model and make.
  • To ensure uniform roasting, cut potatoes into similar sizes.
roasted Yukon Gold potatoes on a platter with parsley sprinkled on top

Diced Air Fryer Roast Potatoes

Diced and Air Fryer Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes are the perfect side for any weeknight dinner.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Amber

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Slice the baby potatoes in half. Place the potatoes into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the avocado oil, Italian seasoning, table salt, black pepper and garlic powder.  Mix together ensuring the potatoes are evenly coated.
  • Put the potatoes into the Air Fryer, cook for 20 minutes at 400F, turning after 10 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, remove from the air fryer and serve immediately.

Notes

Potato variations
  • Russet- lots of flavor inside
  • Red- creamy and healthy
  • Sweet potatoes- rich in nutrients
  • “Baby potatoes” or “new potatoes” work easily with this recipe because they’re already tiny and chopping is a breeze.
Tips
  • Spray with an oil spray if desired.
  • Pre-heat your air fryer for extra crispiness.
  • Use a spatula or spoon to flip your potatoes over in the middle of cooking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 789mg | Potassium: 975mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg

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