Air Fryer Potatoes


Get crispy, seasoned potatoes in half the time using your air fryer instead of the oven.

Air Fryer Potatoes

There may not be a more versatile food than the potato. Slice them, dice them, bake them whole, make potato soup, or one of my favorites — air fryer potatoes. If you enjoy oven-roasted potatoes but prefer a little more crisp in half the time, the air fryer is the way to go.

A roasted potato is a potato cooked with some type of fat, usually oil, in the oven. The result is a crisp outside and a pillowy, soft inside. Air fryer potatoes get the same result but better. You need less fat, and the potatoes turn out a bit crispier than in the oven. That plus the seasoning makes air fryer potatoes the perfect go-to for a quick side dish.

My favorite part about this air fryer potato recipe is the seasoning. It’s got all my favorites, such as sea salt, oregano, garlic, and pepper. Simple seasonings that make uninteresting potatoes pop. Air fryer potatoes are an excellent savory side to accompany fried chicken, steak with mushrooms, or any other main dish.

Are Air Fryer Potatoes Healthy?

Yummy dishes that are good for you are the best kind. Thankfully, air fryer potatoes make the list of healthy foods. Potatoes are chock full of vitamin C, vital for a healthy immune system. They also have potassium, an essential nutrient that aids in healthy muscles, heart, and nervous system.

Keep this recipe close at hand if you have a house full of different diet needs or entertain guests with various food preferences or allergies. Air fryer potatoes are suitable for vegans, gluten-free diets, and complement just about any dietary regimen.

is a Yukon gold potato better than a russet or red potato?

You can air fry any potato; however, the Yukon Gold potato boasts a buttery, yellow center that cooks up extra soft inside. You’ll end up with a crispy exterior and a creamy interior.

Russets are firmer than Yukon Gold potatoes and crisp up nicely, but the inside of the russet potato won’t turn out as velvety as the Yukon Gold, so I save russets for baking. Red potatoes have thin skin and can also crisp nicely; however, you must be careful since they can become too soft quickly (which is why they are great in salads).


  • 1 lb Yukon gold potatoes cut into 1/2” to 3/4” pieces, skin-on
  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
  • Optional garnish: 1 tablespoon fresh chives finely chopped
Air Fryer Potatoes


Prep & Season

Cut the potatoes and toss them with olive oil and herbs, ensuring they’re well-coated for maximum flavor and crispiness.

Air Fry

Cook the potatoes in the air fryer at a high temperature, flipping halfway through to achieve an even golden-brown exterior.

Garnish & Serve

Finish with a sprinkle of fresh chives for an elegant touch, and serve these delectable potatoes as a versatile side dish.


Air Fryer Potatoes

FAQs & Tips

How to Make Ahead and Store?

You can store leftover air fryer potatoes in the refrigerator for up to five days. First, allow them to come to room temperature, then place the potatoes in a zip-top plastic baggie or airtight container. Reheat the potatoes in the air fryer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about four minutes.

Can I use different seasonings?

Yes! Season your roasted potatoes however you like. That’s the beauty of this recipe — no matter how you season them, they will turn out delicious. Try onion powder instead of garlic powder, or skip the oregano and add thyme.

Can I season the potatoes after they cook?

It’s best to season the potatoes before you cook them so that the seasonings meld together and soak into the potatoes as they cook.

I want to make air fryer potatoes but I am out of olive oil.

No worries! If you are out of olive oil, you can use another oil, such as sesame oil or avocado oil. You can also skip oil and use melted butter to coat the potatoes if you prefer.

Air Fryer Potatoes

Serving Suggestions

Serving ideas for air fryer potatoes are endless since they make an excellent side for many foods. The first ones that come to mind are classics like meatloaf or baked salmon. Or how about some crispy air fryer potatoes next to a juicy pork tenderloin or stuffed peppers? Dinner is served.

You can also enjoy a plate of air fryer potatoes for a quick lunch or snack. Or heat them up the next morning with a plate of oven-baked scrambled eggs for a fun and filling breakfast.

Air Fryer Potatoes
Air Fryer Potatoes


Air Fryer Potatoes

Get crispy, seasoned potatoes in half the time using your air fryer instead of the oven.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 91kcal
Author FoodFaithFitness


  • 1 lb Yukon gold potatoes cut into 1/2” to 3/4” pieces, skin-on
  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper or to taste
  • Optional garnish: 1 tablespoon fresh chives finely chopped


  • Begin by prepping your Yukon gold potatoes. Cut them into uniform bite-sized pieces, approximately 1/2” to 3/4” thick. You can keep the skin on.
    Air Fryer Potatoes
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the potato pieces with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, dried oregano, garlic powder, and black pepper. Make sure the potatoes are well-coated.
    Air Fryer Potatoes
  • Arrange the seasoned potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Avoid overcrowding if you want them evenly crisped.
    Air Fryer Potatoes
  • Set your air fryer to 400°F and cook the potatoes for 18-20 minutes. Toss the potatoes halfway through the cooking time.
  • The potatoes are ready once they turn golden brown (they need to be crispy on the outside and fork-tender on the inside). If you’re using fresh chives, sprinkle them over the top before serving.
    Air Fryer Potatoes


Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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