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Crispy Air Fryer Baby Potatoes are the perfect easy side dish. Made with simple ingredients, these little potatoes are ready in minutes! Your whole family will love this easy air fryer recipe, and it goes with almost any main dish.

close up of roasted air fryer baby potatoes with Parmesan on the table

You can make the BEST roasted potatoes in your air fryer with this easy air fryer recipe. If you are a potato lover, this easy recipe is for you!

These delicious baby potatoes are lightly seasoned with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper then roasted in the air fryer until golden brown and delicious.

Then for extra flavor, I add a bit of Parmesan cheese and parsley before serving. These air fryer fried potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside — perfect!

These crispy potatoes are amazing with air fryer pork chops or grilled chicken. I’ve even made them along with Brussels sprouts and air fryer broccoli.

Crispy baby potatoes are seriously one of my family’s favorite air fryer recipes!


You only need a few simple ingredients for this baby potato recipe. You should be able to find them in your local grocery store:

  • Baby potatoes — Dutch yellow potatoes are the best potatoes for this recipe
  • Olive oil or avocado oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper

You will also need a large bowl, a spoon, paper towel and oven mitts.

How to Make Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

First, wash potatoes and dry well with a paper towel. Then, I like to cut these small baby potatoes into even smaller pieces. You can quarter larger potatoes or cut smaller ones in half.

Sometimes, you get a bag of different sized whole baby potatoes. Cutting the potatoes into smaller pieces makes them cook evenly and faster!

Place the cut potatoes in a large mixing bowl, and drizzle a little olive oil or avocado oil over them. You only need a fraction of the oil usually used in oven roasted potatoes!

Then, add your sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Mix until potatoes are well coated.

mix baby potatoes with seasoning  in mixing bowl

Next, put potatoes into the air fryer basket in a single layer or close to it. I’ve made these baby potatoes in Ninja Foodi air fryer, Ninja Foodi Grill XL, my Instant Vortex Plus and the Omni Plus.

The basic recipe and cooking process is the same for most air fryer makes and models.

The only difference is the Omni and the Foodi Grill XL are big enough to cook a lot of potatoes at the same time without switching trays or having to cook in batches.

If you have a large family like I do, this makes difference!

seasoned quartered baby potatoes in air fryer basket

Preheat your air fryer to 390 degrees f. When the air fryer reaches the desired temperature, add the potatoes.

All air fryers are different, but I find that air frying potatoes at 390 makes perfectly roasted potatoes with crispy skin and are fluffy centers.

air fried potatoes with parmesan in air fryer basket

Cooking Time

Air fry baby potatoes in the air fryer for 15 to 20 minutes. Shake the basket or stir the potatoes about halfway through the cooking process.

If you want really crispy baby potatoes, you can go even longer.

Every air fryer is different, but it is super easy to adjust the time to suit your personal preference. Total cook time will vary with size of air fryer.

Sprinkle some freshly grated Parmesan over the cooked potatoes. You can add some fresh rosemary or fresh parsley for extra flavor before serving this amazing side dish!

air fryer potatoes in ninja foodi grill xl

Air Fryer Cooking Tips

  • Cut potatoes so that they’re the same size for even cooking
  • Use cooking spray on mesh basket (for Omni Plus or similar oven style air fryer) for easier clean-up
  • Don’t use non stick spray on air fryers with non stick trays or baskets.
  • Preheating air fryer helps give consistent results each time
  • Check potatoes during cooking to stir or shake basket
  • Add more time for even crispier potatoes
air fried baby yellow potatoes in white bowl


We love these garlic baby potatoes, but you can change up the seasoning mixture for different flavors.

A little smoked paprika adds great flavor when serving this delicious side dish with grilled main dishes.

Make rosemary potatoes with chopped fresh rosemary. Italian seasoning or basil are good choices, too. Or, use your favorite seasonings in this recipe.

If you really want to kick up the flavor and make spicy baby potatoes, add taco seasoning, cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper or curry powder for extra spice!

Use Yukon Gold potatoes and cut into cubes. Or, use red potatoes for a different flavor.

How to Store

Store leftover potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should keep well for 3 to 4 days.

You can also use leftover air fryer roasted potatoes to make breakfast burritos or air fryer breakfast potatoes. These little potatoes reheat easily in the air fryer!

For longer storage, you can freeze cooked potatoes in a freezer safe container. Perfect for meal prepping!

5 from 8 votes

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

By: Dee
Crispy Air Fryer Baby Potatoes are the perfect easy side dish. Made with simple ingredients, these little potatoes are ready in minutes! Your whole family will love this easy air fryer recipe, and it goes with almost any main dish.
Prep Time: 9 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes
Servings: 6


  • Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer


  • 1 pound baby potatoes washed and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • shredded Parmesan cheese optional
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  • Add potatoes to a large mixing bowl, and drizzle with olive oil
  • Add the, sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper, and mix well so that potatoes are evenly coated
  • Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees f, and place potatoes in air fryer tray
  • Add potatoes, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until crispy on the outside and fork tender, shake basked or stir about halfway through cooking time
  • Add grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley or fresh rosemary leaves for extra flavor if desired


Recipe was tested in the Ninja Food, Ninja Foodi Grill XL on air crisp mode, Instant Pot Vortex Plus and Omni Plus, but can be made in any air fryer. 
For best results, cook potatoes in single layer or cook in batches. If using the Vortex plus or similar model, rotate trays halfway through cooking.


Calories: 81kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 392mg, Potassium: 324mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 1mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Recipe first published in 2019 and updated in 2021 with more information.

air fryer roasted potatoes with rosemary, garlic and grated Parmesan in a white serving bowl

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  1. Ann says:

    These are hands-down the best potatoes I’ve ever had! They have the perfect balance between crisp and tender and the seasonings are great!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      So glad you enjoyed the potatoes! Thanks for the wonderful review!

  2. Cathy says:

    Perfectly crispy! Air fryer potatoes are my new favorite!

  3. Sara Welch says:

    Another great recipe for my air fryer! Looking forward to serving these with dinner tonight; looks too good to pass up!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Sara. I hope everyone likes it!

  4. James says:

    WE made these last night and they were Awesome. Could not be easier to make. Going to make these often.5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      I’m so glad to hear this, James. Thanks!

  5. Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert says:

    These roasted potatoes look absolutely delicious! Yummy!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thank you so much, Erin! They are so good!

    2. Anthony says:

      These were very good. Will make again!5 stars

  6. Amanda says:

    I love air fryer recipes thank you so much for sharing!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      You’re so welcome! Hope you enjoy this one!