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Easy Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes in a tan bowl on a marble surface with a decorative green and white towel next to it.

Easy Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

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!
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes, Breakfast Potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 239kcal
Author Ivory


  • Air Fryer
  • Knife
  • Tongs


  • 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.



*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.


Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 594mg | Potassium: 936mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 497IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg