Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

These air fryer breakfast potatoes are crispy, warm, and packed with flavor. Combine them with a side of eggs to make for a hearty and healthy breakfast!

It’s no secret that I love my air fryer. The options are endless when it comes to making quick dinners – but why stop there? There are plenty of delicious breakfast recipes you can make too.

You can whip up these air fryer breakfast potatoes in about 15 minutes. All you need to do is peel, cut, and season the potatoes before cooking them.

Want a higher protein breakfast? Pair these air fryer breakfast potatoes with air fryer steak tips or scrambled eggs for a traditional morning dish.

Ingredients

  • Potatoes: 3 medium potatoes will work for this recipe. I’m using russet potatoes, because I think they taste the best and get nice and crispy on the outside.
  • Olive oil: Coating your potatoes with olive oil will give them a rich flavor and texture. If you want to save more calories, try using olive oil cooking spray.
  • Spices: I’m using a combination of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. This blend creates an excellent balance of flavor, without going overboard.

Instructions

Start off by rinsing the potatoes under cold water. When they have been thoroughly washed, pat dry with a paper towel and use a peeler to remove the skin.

Once all of the skin is off, you can start cutting up the potatoes. I like to slice them into 1 inch cubes – but any size will work. Just remember that larger pieces will take longer to cook in the air fryer.

Transfer the potato cubes to a large mixing bowl. Coat them with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Use a spoon to stir the potatoes around so they get evenly coated.

Then place the potatoes into your preheated air fryer set to 400° F. Cook them for 15 minutes, making sure to flip halfway through. If you have a basket style air fryer you can simply shake the basket during the halfway point.

When finished, remove the potatoes from your air fryer and serve immediately. You can enjoy these air fryer breakfast potatoes with eggs, bacon, sausage, or on their own!

Frequently asked Questions

  • What makes these air fryer breakfast potatoes healthy?

Large quantities of butter and cream can quickly make potatoes unhealthy. All you need here are spices and a small amount of oil to make these potatoes a healthy and delicious breakfast.

  • Why soak potatoes before air frying?

Some people believe that soaking potatoes before air frying will help get them extra crispy. This method is always optional, as you can still get delicious potatoes by skipping this step.

  • Why are my air fryer potatoes soggy?

If you find that your air fryer breakfast potatoes are soggy, you may have overcrowded the basket. In my oven style air fryer I find that 3 medium size potatoes is the perfect fit.

  • What are breakfast potatoes made of?

These air fryer breakfast potatoes are made with potatoes, oil and spices. This combination creates the perfect blend of flavor to go along with your morning eggs.

Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

These air fryer breakfast potatoes are crispy, warm, and packed with flavor. Combine them with a side of eggs to make for a hearty and healthy breakfast!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 194kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Rinse potatoes under cold water. Pat dry and use a peeler to remove the skin.
  • Slice the potatoes into 1 inch squares. Larger cubes will take longer to cook and smaller cubes will cook too fast.
  • Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Add olive oil, garlic, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix well with a spoon until all of the potatoes are evenly coated.
  • Add potatoes to your air fryer, making sure not to overcrowd them. Cook potatoes for 15 minutes at 400° F (flip halfway through).
  • Remove breakfast potatoes from air fryer and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Make sure to avoid overcrowding the breakfast potatoes in your air fryer. Allowing enough space will help them cook evenly and faster.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 905mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g

Enjoy these air fryer breakfast potatoes with a side of air fryer turkey bacon!

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