Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

5 (1 Review)
3 cups
17 Minutes

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes are the perfect savory side dish to go with your eggs, waffles, or any of your favorite breakfast foods. With just a few ingredients, they cook up nice and crispy with just 2 tsp of olive oil.


An air fryer is much like a convection oven. It cooks by blowing hot air around the food, making it crispy without needing a ton of oil. If you don’t have an air fryer yet, check out 9-Top Rated Air Fryers before you buy.


  1. They get crispy on the outside but stay tender on the inside.
  2. When making a big breakfast the air fryer frees up a spot on the stove top. Say you’re cooking Biscuits & Gravy, country potatoes and eggs, things get hectic. Air frying the potatoes is so simple and they come out perfect in just 12 minutes.
  3. These potatoes go good with everything! Steak, chicken, pork, everything!
  4. They are healthy! When you eliminate the fat that stove top potatoes are cooked in, you can forget about any guilt associated with eating fried potatoes.
  5. Did I mention they are SO EASY!


Nope, I don’t soak the potatoes before cooking, which is yet another great reason to make this air fryer potato recipe.

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Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

5 (1 Review)

Recipe details

  • 3 cups
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes|Cook time: 12 Minutes|Total time: 17 Minutes



Toss diced potatoes with 2 tsp Olive Oil. Add 1/2 tsp Salt, 1/4 tsp Pepper, 1/4 tsp Paprika, and 1/2 tsp Onion Powder. Combine until all potatoes are evenly coated with spices.
Place potatoes in air fryer basket. Cook at 400 degrees for 6 minutes.
At this point, give the potatoes a good shake and bake another 6 minutes.
Potatoes should be crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. If the potatoes aren't crispy enough for you cook for an additional 3- 5 minutes. (Cooking time may vary depending upon the air fryer model.)
Add more salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.


  • Store leftover potatoes in an airtight container for 3 – 5 days.
  • To reheat potatoes, pop them back in the air fryer for 2 – 3 minutes or heat in the microwave.

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