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Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

These Air Fryer Baby Breakfast Potatoes are crispy on the outside, fluffy in the middle, and coated in loads of spices. These are the perfect side dish for Sunday brunch, but honest can easily be served as a dinner side as well.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Brianna May


  • 1 ½ pounds mini red potatoes halved*
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil*
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper*
  • Optional Garnish
  • scallions flakey salt, oregano


  • Review all recipe notes and instructions before beginning.
  • In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, olive oil, and all the spices. Toss well.
  • Place enough potatoes in the air fryer basket to cover the bottom but do not over crowd. Depending on the size of your air fryer you will need to do this in a couple of batches.
  • Cook at 400° for about 10 minutes.
  • Shake the basket to rotate the potatoes. Cook for another 8-10 minutes or until the potatoes are browned and tender.


Olive oil: Swap for vegetable, canola, or avocado oil.
Red Potatoes: I used mini red potatoes because they are more uniform in size, but you if you can’t find these regular red potatoes will work. Cut them in about ¾ inch pieces.
Cayenne Pepper: Omit if you do not want any heat.
Wash and dry potatoes. Rinse potatoes and remove any brown spot. Pat dry with paper towels. Cut in half.
Coat the potatoes well in oil. Make sure the oil and spice completely coat each potato.
Do not over crowd the air fryer. The best way to ensure the air fryer will crisp the potatoes is to not overfill the basket. You can see in step 2 and the photo above, you want to keep the potatoes in one layer. Cook in batches if needed.
Keep warm in the oven. If needed or batch cooking, keep the potatoes warm in the oven at 250°.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 613mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g