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Breakfast Potatoes in the Air Fryer

Breakfast Potatoes made in the Air Fryer are cooked in only 15 minutes and produce the crispiest and creamiest potatoes your breakfast plate is begging for. They taste just like the potatoes you get at the restaurant, but healthier and with only a tiny amount of oil.

Want some quick protein for breakfast as well? Pair the potatoes with these Air Fryer Steak Tips or these Air Fryer Chicken Wings.

Breakfast Potatoes in the Air Fryer - this makes morning so easy and delicious!

Breakfast Potatoes in the Air Fryer

Serve the air fried potatoes with a sunny-side-up egg and you’ve got a picture-perfect breakfast. If you’re feeling a little extra, add some cooked and chopped ham, sausage, bacon, or diced peppers and onion.

Most days I spend only a couple of minutes for breakfast, you know, to either toss together an avocado toast or maybe fry an egg, but on weekends it’s different.

Breakfast Potatoes in the Air Fryer - this makes morning so easy and delicious!

Best Breakfast Potatoes Recipe

On the weekends,  I let the Air Fryer cook these potatoes while I prep the rest of the breakfast. In the time it takes to make coffee and maybe fry an egg the air-fried potatoes are all ready.

I always get giddy with excitement when I hear the timer go off and open the air fryer basket to find beautifully golden, crispy, and easy breakfast potato bites.

Breakfast Potatoes in the Air Fryer - this makes morning so easy and delicious!

How to make Crispy Breakfast Potatoes

  • The process couldn’t be simpler – start with either peeled or thoroughly scrubbed potatoes, then dice them into 1-inch cubes.
  • Toss the potatoes with seasonings (you can use just a couple of teaspoons of Paprika Spice Blend or use the one from the recipe below) and oil. Then, cook in the air fryer for 15 minutes or until tender on the inside. You’ll want to stop and shake the air fryer basket several times to promote even cooking.

Breakfast Potatoes in the Air Fryer - this makes morning so easy and delicious!

Tips for Success: 

  • If time allows, peel, and dice the potatoes several hours ahead, or the night before and soak in water.
  • Season the potatoes right before cooking. Allowing the potatoes to sit with salt, will draw the moisture out, which will inhibit the crisping process.
  • Cut the potatoes all the same size, this will ensure that all potatoes are evenly cooked and browned.

Other family breakfast favorites:

Breakfast Potatoes in the Air Fryer

Breakfast Potatoes in the Air Fryer - this makes morning so easy and delicious!
4.96 from 23 votes

Breakfast Potatoes in the Air Fryer come out crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Cooking at high heat and fast circulating air cooks the potatoes fast and while using a minimal amount of oil. 

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer potatoes, breakfast potatoes, roasted potatoes
Calories: 375 kcal
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 2 -3 servings


  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cut to 1-inch cubes (Yukon Gold works best)
  • 1 tbsp oil

Breakfast Potato Seasoning


  1. Preheat the air fryer for about 2-3 minutes at 400F degrees. This will give you the crispiest potatoes. 

  2. Meanwhile, toss the potatoes with breakfast potato seasoning and oil until thoroughly coated. 

  3. Spray the air fryer basket with a nonstick spray. Add the potatoes and cook for about 15 minutes, stopping and shaking the basket 2-3 times throughout to promote even cooking.

  4. Transfer to a plate and serve right away.

Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Potatoes in the Air Fryer
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 635mg28%
Potassium 2199mg63%
Carbohydrates 67g22%
Fiber 13g54%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 60.7mg74%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 17.4mg97%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Tere Hanley

    Your breakfast potatoes recipe is easy to make and delicious! Thank you for making my Sunday an special day!

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  • Bri

    I used an Instant Vortex 6qt air fryer and this recipe came out great! The few times I pulled the basket out to shake them up was necessary as there was a bit of smoke coming out. The potatoes were nice and crispy, we just added extra salt.

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  • Paul Kern

    Great flavor, easy recipe!

    I used a Galanz air fryer oven, available through Costco, 400 degrees, needed more like 20 minutes, though I did make twice the recipe, so had two trays.

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  • James P McMurray

    Easy peasy fast and delicious. Made while poaching an egg. On top of soda bread toast.

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  • Mary

    Love crispy potatoes. We serve it as you do with a sunny side up egg and my 3 year old gobbles it all up! Thank you for the delicious recipe 🙂

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    We have the ifood fryer/oven. I cooked for 13 minutes, then left them in the basket with door open for remaining 2. Just crisp, very flavorful, and perfect with sunny side eggs on top. Thanks!

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  • John Strychalski

    These are the best recipes I have come across with. You should open a bakery with just breakfast hours. That way you have the rest of the day for yourself. Bakeries are very few today because the big supermarkets put them out of business. But people want quality, I buy a garlic round loaf of bread at wegman’s supermarket for $4.25.They have the best bakery products in our area. Your blog is great,but it does not make money.Nothing ventured,nothing gain

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    • Hi John,
      Thank you for your kind words and suggestion.
      I love a good breakfast spot and we frequent one particular one here in our area. At this point in my life it’s not something I can do, but who knows, may be some day.
      The blog is though my full time job with a full time income. I’m very greatfull to every visitor and every loyal follower that made it possible for me to make it a career. I love what I Do and it brings me the most amazing joy to do every part of what it takes to share my best recipes with the world.

      Thank you once more and I hope you find lots more recipes on Let the Baking Begin that will become your favorites too!


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  • do you recommend a particular air fryer?

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    • Hi Rosemary,
      I have included the link to the one I have and use in the post. So far, I really like it. Any air fryer that is 6 qt or bigger is probably the best. Using anything smaller is just too small.

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