Once you’ve tried these Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes, you will never cook them another way! Simply put, the air fryer produces the best breakfast potatoes. Perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these homemade potatoes are super easy to make and they are better than takeout!
Why You Will Love This Recipe:
- It’s quick. These potatoes cook in 15 minutes or less.
- It's simple, just 6 ingredients!
- Less oil. Because you will be using the air fryer, you will use less oil than you would on the stove.
Watch How To Make This Recipe Here!
What To Serve With Breakfast Potatoes:
These potatoes go great with eggs, whether they be fried, scrambled, boiled or sunny side up. You can also add a side of bacon, sausage, or ham to make a super hearty breakfast! Try them with a side of my spicy candied bacon. Yum! Oh, and don’t forget a side of fruit.
You don’t have to stick to breakfast, you can eat these potatoes anytime just like my southern fried potatoes! For dinner, these potatoes would go great with steak, chicken, or fish. You’ve gotta try these along side my fried cabbage with sausage and peppers, you won’t be disappointed.
Feel free to get adventurous with the seasonings. Here are some other delicious seasoning ideas that you can try:
- Ranch seasoning
- Cajun seasoning
- Italian seasoning
- Taco Season
- Seasoning Salt
Loaded Breakfast potatoes:
One of my favorite ways to serve these breakfast potatoes is loaded! I top my potatoes with a fried egg, shredded cheese, sour cream, scallions, and sriracha sauce. Here are some other great ways you can load your potatoes:
- Fried egg, shredded cheese, sour cream, scallions
- Bacon crumbles, shredded cheese, sour cream
- Sausage crumbles, chopped bell pepper, shredded cheese, sour cream
- Sausage gravy, over medium egg
- Sautéed mushrooms, peppers, and onions
Dips and Sauces:
Dips and Sauces: These breakfast potatoes taste great with ketchup, hot sauce or with one of my easy to make sauces:
Leave the potato skin on if you want. I like to peel my potatoes, but you can leave the skin on if you prefer. Just make sure you clean the skin well.
For this recipe, you do not need to soak the potatoes before air frying.
- Air Fryer
- Russet Potatoes - Mine were medium sized
- Olive oil - Avocado oil works great too.
- Ground black pepper
- Garlic powder
- Smoked paprika - Regular paprika works fine too.
1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F.
2. While the air fryer is heating up, peel and rinse the potatoes, then cut into 1 inch cubes or chunks.
3. In a medium bowl, add the potatoes, olive oil, pepper, salt, smoked paprika and garlic powder and stir until the potatoes are coated.
4. Add potatoes into the air fryer basket and air fry for 12-15 minutes. Be sure to check on them after 7 minutes to check for doneness and to give the basket a little shake. The potatoes are done when they are golden brown and crispy.
Storing and Reheating:
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
- Reheat potatoes in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 1 to 2 minutes or until warm throughout.
- Be sure to preheat your air fryer. If you don’t have a preheat option, then heat your air fryer for 2-3 minutes before putting the potatoes in.
- Don’t overcrowd the air fryer. Cook in batches if needed.
- Check on the potatoes halfway through the cooking process to check for doneness.
- The air fryer model I used in this recipe was my Instant Vortex Plus 6 quart air fryer. Cooking times may vary depending on your model of air fryer.
Easy Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
- Air Fryer
- 2 medium russet potatoes cut into 1 inch cubes or chunks
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F.
- While the air fryer is heating up, peel and rinse the potatoes, then cut into 1 inch cubes or chunks.
- In a medium bowl, add the potatoes, olive oil, pepper, salt, smoked paprika and garlic powder and stir until the potatoes are coated.
- Add potatoes into the air fryer basket and air fry for 12-15 minutes. Be sure to check on them after 7 minutes to check for doneness and to give the basket a little shake. The potatoes are done when they are golden brown and crispy.