Air fryer potatoes are probably the fastest roast potatoes you’ll ever make. The perfect side dish to bring to any potluck or BBQ.

Crispy, crunchy, garlic-onion air fryer potatoes are my ultimate snack food. Forget chips, my new thing is making a big batch of these crispy baby potatoes and eating the heck out of it.

The other day I made a pound of potatoes and I have to confess: I ate the entire thing. I was having a rough day and my usual go-to bag of ranch chips wasn’t in the house. In the fridge was a bag of baby potatoes, so I popped them in the air fryer, halved and tossed with olive oil and a huge amount of garlic and onion powder.

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Twenty minutes later the potatoes came out: impossibly golden, hot, and crispy. So much better than a bag of chips. Even better, it wasn’t that kind of mindless shovel eating that happens when I eat chips. No, it was thoughtful, enjoyable, hmm, this nugget is just a little creamier that the last one, will the next one be crunchier, kind of eating. It was roast potato contemplation at its best.

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Why you should make air fryer potatoes

If you love potatoes, air fryer potatoes are for you! You don’t have to turn on the oven and the result is 100% the same, maybe even better. The air that circulates around in an air fryer makes the outsides crispy all over and the insides perfectly soft. Plus they’re healthier than deep fried wedges or roasties because you hardly use any oil. Air fryer potatoes also cook up faster because air fryers are smaller than ovens so there isn’t as much space to heat up.

How to make air fryer potatoes

  1. Prep. Scrub, dry, and cut your baby potatoes in half. Or, if you’re using regular potatoes, cut them into evenly sized pieces.
  2. Toss. Toss the cut potatoes in olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and peppper.
  3. Air fry. Add the dressed potatoes to the basket of your air fryer and air fry at 400°F for 20 minutes, stirring or shaking halfway.
  4. Eat. Remove from the air fryer and enjoy hot!

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The best potatoes to use

I like using baby/new potatoes – they’re small and creamy and when you cut them in half they have both an exposed half and a half with a bit of potato skin. You can also use regular potatoes, just cut into small pieces.

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How long to cook air fryer potatoes

20 minutes is what you need for perfectly tender and creamy on the inside and crispy and crunchy on the outside golden brown potatoes.

What temperature should you air fry potatoes

400°F is the ideal air fry temperature for air fryer potatoes.

What air fryer do you have?

If you’re wondering which air-fryer we have, it’s this one. It’s quiet and easy to clean and has a pretty big basket.

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Other potato flavors

  • Ranch – 1 tsp each buttermilk powder, dried parsley, dried dill, onion powder
  • BBQ – 1 tsp each smoked paprika, onion powder, brown sugar, garlic powder
  • Sour cream and onion – 1 tsp each buttermilk powder, onion powder, garlic powder
  • Spicy – 1 tsp each smoked paprika, onion powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, chili powder
  • Everything bagel – 1 tablespoon everything bagel spice

What to serve with potatoes

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Air Fryer Potatoes

These crispy, crunchy, garlic-onion air fryer potatoes are probably the fastest roast potatoes you’ll ever make.
Serves 4
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 lb baby potatoes halved
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Special Equipment

  • air fryer


  • In a large bowl, toss the halved potatoes with oil, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper until well coated.
  • Add the seasoned potatoes to the air fryer basket - I like to line the basket with foil for easy clean up. Cook at 400°F for 10 minutes. Shake the basket or stir the potatoes and cook for another 10 minutes until golden, crisp, tender, and cooked through.
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  • Enjoy hot!
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Estimated Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.6g6%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Cholesterol 0.01mg0%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 482mg14%
Carbohydrates 15.1g5%
Fiber 2.9g12%
Sugar 0.4g0%
Protein 3.1g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. 4 stars
    This is so yummy and easy to make! Well done. Keep sharing your recipes . have a good one!

  2. jesica says:

    5 stars
    Hii …:) This is so yummy and easy to make! Well done. Keep sharing your recipes . have a good one!

  3. This was so easy and is perfect when I don’t want to labor over my potatoes! Tasty and went great with a variety of sauces!

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