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.

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 potatoes 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!

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

Ingredients

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

Breakfast Potato Seasoning

Instructions

  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*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Sodium 635mg 26%
Potassium 2199mg 63%
Total Carbohydrates 67g 22%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Vitamin C 73.6%
Calcium 16%
Iron 96.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • do you recommend a particular air fryer?

    · Reply
    • 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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