The Best Red Potatoes in Air Fryer Recipe

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Air fryer roasted potatoes are a quick and easy side dish. Using red potatoes, a touch of olive oil and seasoning, these potatoes can be made in under 15 minutes.

If you like roasted veggies be sure to give these a try: Air fryer roasted broccoli and air fryer roasted asparagus.

Bowl of air fryer roasted red potatoes


Roasted potatoes are just one of many things I have been cooking up in my air fryer. I love using the air fryer because the veggies or potatoes aren’t sitting in oil like with roasting in the oven or on the stove. The hot air circulating around the food ensures everything comes out perfectly crisp on all sides.

Crispy air fryer potatoes are also the perfect dish that pair well with many things. I love serving them with things like chicken tenders or pork tenderloin.


  • Potatoes – I like using baby red potatoes but you could also cut up russet or golden potatoes.
  • Oil – Olive oil is a great option. You could also use avocado oil or vegetable oil.
  • Spices – There are many great options to spicing these up. You can use simple salt and black pepper, seasoned salt, even cajun seasoning for a spicier potato.

What potatoes are best for roasting?

I love using baby red potatoes or Yukon golds potatoes for roasting. They hold their shape and stay crispy on the outside but creamy on the inside. I have used this method with sweet potatoes and russet potatoes.

How to roast Red Potatoes in Air Fryer

Scroll to the bottom for full printable recipe, ingredient list and video. 

These roasted potatoes cook up in about half the time as in the oven which makes this a great option for a busy evening.

  • Cut: Quarter potatoes into small, 1-inch pieces for quick and even roasting.
Red potatoes olive oil and spices
  • Prepare: Pour olive oil and garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper over potatoes. You can place then in a bowl or a large plastic zip bag. Stir the potatoes to evenly coat with oil and spices.
  • Cook: Place the potatoes in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Roast at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Bowl of red potatoes


  • Air fryers are all a little bit different when it comes to cooking time. My potatoes were perfect at 12 minutes. I suggest starting at 10 minutes and add time if necessary.
  • These potatoes can be seasoned in many different ways. I also like adding Italian seasoning blend or Greek seasoning or just seasoned salt.
Roasted Red Potatoes in Air Fryer

How to store

Store leftover potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. They can be reheated in the air fryer or in the oven.

Bowl of roasted red potatoes with herbs

Suggested tools

I really enjoy my Cosori 5.8 quart air fryer. You can read my full review and video on the model. Here are a few other great options depending on how much you would like to cook at one time and budge.

  • Ninja – This is a 4-quart model, they also have a larger model.
  • Instant Vortex – This is a newer model with great reviews.

How to Serve Baby Red Potatoes Air Fryer

These roasted potatoes make a wonderful side dish for many meals. Try serving with steak, chicken, pork, and more.


Are air fryer potatoes healthy?

Yes! Roasting them this way cuts back on oil and grease. Potatoes are pretty low in calories, contain fiber, potassium, and vitamins.

Do red potatoes take longer to cook?

No, they take about the same time as other potatoes.

Do you need to pierce potatoes before cooking in air fryer?

No, small roasted potatoes do not need to be pierced.

Do you soak potatoes in water before air frying?

Potatoes don’t need to be soaked, just rinsed off and dried.

Can you put aluminum foil in an air fryer for potatoes?

Yes, you can put aluminum foil in the air fryer.

More delicious potato recipes

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Bowl of roasted potatoes.
5 from 7 votes

Red Potatoes Air Fryer Recipe

By Heather
Roasted Potatoes made in the air fryer
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 24 oz baby red potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • fresh parsley for garnish


  • Cut potatoes into quarters. 
  • Add potatoes to a large bowl. Pour olive oil and spices over potatoes. Stir to evenly coat.
  • Place potatoes in a single layer in air fryer basket. 
  • Place basket in air fryer and set to 400 degrees and 10 minutes. 
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes. 


YouTube video


Gold, russet and sweet potatoes also work with this recipe.
Since every air fryer cooks a little different, start with 10 minutes and add time if necessary. 


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 773mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 14.6mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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  1. The review video I’ve watch on an air fryer did not win me over. I am not a fan of this kitchen gadget. Sorry to say.