If you're looking for a delicious and easy-to-make side dish that the whole family will love, look no further than this air fryer baby potatoes recipe!
With this recipe, you can cook baby potatoes in the air fryer basket for a fantastic side dish that goes with any meal.
Using just a few simple ingredients and minimum prep time. Air fry baby potatoes are quick and easy and are the perfect way to have roasted potatoes with minimal effort!
We tried making our oven-roasted baby potatoes in the air fryer. The potatoes came out crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside in half the time!
So we added some seasoning and came up with this to add to our ever-expanding air fryer recipes.
Read on for all the advice on how to prepare and cook this delicious side dish in the air fryer. Or jump straight to what you need to know.
Check out the video below to see how easy it is to make this air fryer baby potato recipe.
To make air fryer potatoes you will need just a few simple ingredients that most people already have in their cupboards.
These are the ingredients we used, I will also give some other suggestions for different seasonings you can use.
Sometimes called mini potatoes, new potatoes, or baby red potatoes, they come in many varieties, any of which are suitable for this air-frying recipe.
You may want to cook whole baby potatoes but I usually cut the potatoes in half before cooking. This makes them cook quickly and evenly and gives you the best crispy baby potatoes.
Small potatoes are naturally higher in sugar content, giving them a sweeter taste, they have been picked earlier on in the growing process and their softer skin means they don’t need to be peeled before they are cooked.
We like to use olive oil for cooking roasted baby potatoes in the air fryer as it gives them a great flavour and texture and helps them turn a lovely golden brown.
Or other cooking oil options are avocado oil, and vegetable oil. If you want to use less oil, you could use an olive oil spray.
Air Fryer Potatoes Seasoning
Here are a few seasonings you may like to try on your potatoes cooked in the air fryer. Experiment with what your family prefers!
Salt and Pepper
For perfectly seasoned potatoes in the air fryer, freshly ground black pepper and salt are all you really need.
Dried herbs and seasonings can be added during cooking, Italian seasoning, thyme, and dried rosemary are a few options.
Fresh herbs, on the other hand, are best added as a garnish after cooking time to prevent them from burning.
Piri Piri Seasoning
Piri Piri seasoning is what we have used in this blog post and seen in the pictures. A blend of chilli powder, cumin, garlic, salt, oregano and chilli flakes.
Mix it with olive oil, and toss potatoes to coat in the mixture before cooking. This gives the potatoes an incredible spicy flavour.
Then fresh parsley added after cooking is a firm family favourite here.
You could also add parmesan cheese at the end of the cooking process so it doesn’t burn.
Garlic puree is, easy and ready to use and gives your air fried potatoes a big flavour. You can also use fresh, finely pressed garlic if you prefer.
Or you can use garlic powder or garlic granules. However, you’ll need to be careful with how much garlic powder you season potatoes with, as they can easily be overpowering.
Toss potatoes in olive oil and cajun seasoning before air frying. Then add fresh rosemary to the air fryer baby potatoes after they are cooked.
You will need a big enough air fryer basket to air fry the potatoes you need in a single layer. I have a ninja dual, which easily fits 500 grams of potatoes, chopped in half. For larger families or if using a smaller air fryer, you may need to cook them in multiple batches.
Here is a run-through of how to make baby crispy potatoes in the air fryer.The full instructions and ingredients measurements can be found in the air fryer baby potatoes recipe card.
Wash and dry baby potatoes before chopping your mini potatoes in half.
In a large bowl, add oil and your chosen seasoning.
Toss potatoes into the bowl with your oil and chosen herbs, stir through until they’re fully coated with your seasoning.
Add the seasoned potatoes to the air fryer basket in a single layer so they can cook evenly.
Alternate Less Oil Option
If you prefer to use less oil, olive oil spray will evenly coat the mini potatoes without using too much. Spray in a large bowl and add the seasonings before you place potatoes in the air fryer basket.
Set the cook mode to air fry at 190°C and the cook time to 20 minutes, shaking the air fryer basket halfway through the cooking time.
Whole baby potatoes or larger potatoes may take longer to cook, so check with a fork after 20 minutes. If not golden brown and tender throughout, cook for longer.
And that is it! Your crispy, delicious air fryer baby potatoes are ready to serve immediately. Great served with a sprinkle of fresh herbs.
Air fryer baby potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to any meal - they're quick and easy to make and offer a great way to add flavor and texture to a plate.
These baby potatoes are fork tender and crispy on the outside and would be delicious topped with sour cream and chives. Or top air fryer baby potatoes with cheese and bacon and served alongside almost any main dish.
📖 Step by Step Recipe
Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
- 500 grams Baby Potatoes
- 4 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoon Piri Piri Seasoning
- 2 teaspoon Fresh Parsley Finely chopped
More Seasoning Ideas
- Salt & Black Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Chilli Flakes
- Cajun Seasoning
- Grated Parmesan
- Dried Herbs During Cooking
- Fresh Herbs For Garnishing
- Wash and dry baby potatoes before chopping them in half.500 grams Baby Potatoes
- In a large bowl, mix the oil in with your chosen seasonings.In this example, we have used piri piri seasoning.4 tablespoon Olive Oil, 2 teaspoon Piri Piri Seasoning
- Put the chopped potatoes into the bowl with the oil and seasoning, stir through to makes sure they are fully coated.
- Transfer into the air fryer basket. Ensure they fit in a single layer for even results.Set the air fryer to 190°C and the cook time to 20 minutes, shaking the air fryer basket halfway through the cooking time.
- After 20 minutes, check to see if the potatoes are golden brown. Use a fork to check they are tender throughout. Cook for longer if needed. (larger potatoes or whole new potatoes may need more time)
- Your air fryer baby potatoes are ready to be served and devoured!
- Great served with a sprinkle of fresh herbs.2 teaspoon Fresh Parsley
We doubt there will be any left, however leftover cooked potatoes can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Ensure they are fully reheated throughout before eating, either in a microwave or in the air fryer. Reheat and serve alongside your next meal!
More Potato Recipes
Try our jacket potatoes in the air fryer recipe for perfectly cooked spuds in half the time, or whip up a batch of our Air fryer chips, spicy curried potato wedges for something a little more adventurous.
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Yes, but the cooking time will be longer and best to pierce the skin with a fork or knife.
You can cook baby potatoes, mini potatoes, new potatoes, and fingerling potatoes.
It is best to use a light coating of olive oil spray oil to help give your potatoes a nice crunchy texture. Spray oil is a healthier option.