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I’m a BIG fan of the air fryer. So simple to use. It is cheaper than heating up the oven and these air fryer roast potatoes were the first ever thing I made in it! They are the perfect accompaniment to a roast dinner, or just as a side dish on a weekday if you want something a little special.
My air fryer has been fantastic for me. It helps me to make several different dinners, as my daughters have allergies, and I’ve even got air fryer tips to share if you want to get the most out of yours too.
See below for my air fryer roasted potatoes recipe, tips, flavour ideas and more.
Ingredients for air fryer roasted potatoes:
600g white potatoes
Vegetable oil (1/2 tablespoon) (don’t use olive oil)
Salt and pepper
Optional other herbs or seasonings: garlic power or garlic salt, rosemary, Italian seasoning, chopped parsley
Method for making air fryer roast potatoes:
Pre-heat the air fryer to 180C (355F).
Peel, wash and chop your potatoes.
Drizzle the cut potatoes with vegetable oil and salt and pepper.
Add to the air fryer basket.
Cook for 15 minutes at 180C (355F). Shake well.
If you’re adding additional herbs, spices or seasonings now if the time to add these.
Cook for another 10 minutes at 180C (355F). Check. If required cook for a further 5 minutes.
Do you need to parboil potatoes before air frying?
Using this method I do not parboil. Using my Ninja Foodi roast potatoes method I use the pressure cooker to lightly cook the potatoes. Both methods work great.
This method is designed to be low effort. If you want to parboil first then you can reduce the cooking time by 10-15 minutes in the air fryer, and can potentially get even fluffier edges to your potatoes.
Can you cook air fryer roast potatoes with no oil?
You can! The air fryer is great at crisping food up, thanks to the small cooking area and the air fryer basket. I’d recommend shaking the basket at least 4 – 5 times while cooking, to avoid the potatoes sticking to the basket.
What are the best potatoes for roasties?
I’m in the UK so we tend to have fluffy white potatoes in the supermarket here, which work well.
Really ANY potatoes are great for air frying, they all go super crisp on the outside and fluffy and delicious on the inside.
Baby potatoes work great, especially if you cook them whole and coat them in lovely garlic butter and parmesan cheese upon serving!
Can you cook vegetables alongside your roast potatoes?
I love to add air fryer parsnips to the top, when there are 20 minutes to go. These turn out lovely and crisp too. Carrots work very well too, and if you slice them large enough the cooking time is similar.
How do you make whole air fryer potatoes?
Yes! Absolutely. You’ll want to adjust the cooking time though. I’d recommend pricking a few holes in the potatoes, so they can release steam and cook throughout. If you have a metal skewer this can work well placed through the potatoes too, but just check it’s suitable for air frying.
Can you cook frozen roast potatoes in the air fryer?
Look at the package for the cook times and temperature. I’d recommend reducing the temperature by 15-20C, and the cook time by 1/3 to start with.
You’ll want to shake at least once during the cooking time, to avoid them sticking, and then again a few minutes before serving.
Any frozen roast potatoes should work well, I really rate the Aunt Bessies ones as they have a nice coating on which crisps up lovely. They’re not as healthy as making your own of course, but not everyone has the time or effort to spare do they!
Want to try some of my other air fryer potato recipes?
- Mashed potatoes in the air fryer
- Air fryer frozen sweet potato fries
- Frozen French fries in the air fryer
- Air fryer mashed potato balls
- Sweet potato fries in the air fryer
- Air fryer hasselback potatoes
- Jacket potatoes in the air fryer
- Air fryer chips
- Cheesy chips in the air fryer
- Air fryer frozen fish and chips
- Marmite roast potatoes
What herbs work well for roast potatoes?
Personally I love to use crushed garlic, chopped parsley, chopped rosemary, thyme leaves or chopped sage leaves.
Something to note about air fryer recipes is that all air fryers have different sizes, depths and as such the cooking times can vary. All air fryer recipes on this website are intended as a guide, and not a guarantee that the timings will be perfect. Enjoy!
How to re-heat roast potatoes:
Leftovers keep well in the fridge for several days, and are easily refreshed in the air fryer if you want to enjoy them hot and crispy again.
I find 6-7 minutes at 180C (355F) is sufficient to heat the potatoes through, and they are almost as tasty as they were on the first serving!
What else works well with these roast potatoes?
Other great accompaniments for these roast potatoes are air fryer bacon, parmesan cheese, garlic butter and paprika are all great sprinkled over the top of these potatoes.
Want to make more than airfryer roast potatoes in your airfryer? Check out these recipe books:
How to cook roast potatoes in the air fryer:
Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.
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