If you’re looking for a quick and easy side dish, try these crispy Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes that are roasted to crispy perfection. The recipe is gluten-free and so delicious.

air fryer breakfast potatoes served in a white bowl

I am getting more adapt at using my air fryer, and I turn to it several times a week now. It’s great because:

  • you don’t have to heat up the kitchen,
  • you can use less oil than you would normally use to roast foods,
  • and it’s perfect for small or medium batches of foods.

And, the air fryer is perfect for making roasted potatoes. They turn out so crispy and perfect, but without the extra grease you would get at a greasy spoon restaurant.

Even with just simple ingredients, I think you’ll agree that this easy recipe is a favorite breakfast food.

Recipe Steps

Step One

The first step to cooking potatoes in the air fryer is to grab about 4-5 medium red, yellow, or white potatoes. You can also use russet potatoes.

white potatoes ready to be washed

As you can see, I used potatoes that were starting to sprout. But, with everything that we’re going through right now, we can’t waste food, right? So, I just scrubbed them well before chopping them into 1-inch pieces.

Step Two

After you’ve chopped up your potatoes, add them to a large bowl. Some people like to soak their potatoes in cold water, but I don’t think it’s necessary.

You can also chop up one bell pepper and half of an onion, if you have them on hand. Use either a red bell pepper or a green bell pepper. If you don’t have onion, feel free to use 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder instead.

Check the recipe card for the exact measurements and substutitions.

breakfast potato ingredients in a large mixing bowl

Step Three

Next, toss the ingredients with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil. While some people claim you don’t need any oil when using the air fryer, I have not had good results without using at least a little bit.

In this case, I recommend using 2 tablespoons of a cooking oil to ensue that the potatoes get nice and crispy.

potatoes in the air fryer ready to be cooked

Step Four

Add the ingredients to your air fryer basket and cook them at 400 degrees f with a cook time of 25 minutes. You don’t need the potatoes to be in a single layer as you can toss them once during the cooking process.

Keep an eye on your potatoes since every air fryer is a little different. You want crispy breakfast potatoes, but you don’t want them to be burnt. Enjoy hot.

roasted potatoes in the air fryer ready to be eaten

Recipe Tips

  • You can use whatever potatoes you have on hand, including white potatoes, gold potatoes, or red potatoes.
  • This recipe doesn’t work as well with sweet potatoes as they tend to burn.
  • You can add whatever seasonings you like. I like to keep it simple with just salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Dried chopped rosemary or thyme would be excellent, too.
up close picture of cooked air fryer crispy potatoes

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cooked potatoes in a white bowl with gold forks

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes


Description

If you’re looking for a quick and easy side dish, try these crispy Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes that are roasted to crispy perfection. The recipe is gluten-free and so delicious.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 5 medium white, gold, or red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 yellow, orange, or red bell pepper, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the potatoes, bell pepper, onion, oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  2. Pour the ingredients into the base of an air fryer.
  3. Set the temperature to 400°F and set the timer to 25 minutes. Shake the basket once during the cooking process to make sure that the potatoes get cooked evenly.
  4. Serve hot. 

Notes

  1. Store any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in a dry pan on the stovetop until hot. 
  2. If you don’t have onion, feel free to use 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder instead.
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: Easy

Keywords: air fryer potatoes, how to cook potatoes in the air fryer, air fried potatoes

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