Simple yet delicious, Air Fryer Baby Potatoes are a staple in our house. They’re crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and the perfect side to accompany any and every main dish. Served with a creamy garlic dip to take these to the next level too!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Great for Air Fryer Beginners: If you’re a little hesitant with your new air fryer and not sure what to try first, these baby potatoes are great to get you started. It’s hard to mess this recipe up, I promise!
  • Versatile: These air fried potatoes pair well with tons of main dishes or you can even add them to a salad to make it a little heartier meal.
  • Customizable: You can use your favorite seasoning blend to these air fried baby potatoes and customize it to suit your taste buds!
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Ingredients for Air Fryer Potatoes and Creamy Garlic Dip

For the Potatoes:

  • Baby potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Lawry’s seasoned salt or other favorite seasoning blend

For the Creamy Garlic Dip: 

  • Sour cream
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic powder
  • Fresh chives
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How to Make Baby Potatoes in the Air Fryer (Step-By-Step Instructions)

1. Prep Potatoes:

  • Wash potatoes thoroughly under water and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Cut potatoes in half. 

2. Season the Potatoes:

  • Add potatoes, olive oil and seasoning of choice to a bowl. Mix until potatoes are evenly coated in the seasoning.

3. Air Fry:

  • Evenly arrange potatoes in the air fryer basket. You may have to cook in batches. Heat the air fryer to 400°F and cook potatoes 22-25 minutes or until tender inside and golden and crispy on the outside.

4. Make Creamy Garlic Dip:

  • While the potatoes are cooking, place the sour cream, mayo, lemon juice, garlic powder and chives in a small bowl and stir to combine to make the dip.

5. Serve and Enjoy

  • Once the baby potatoes are cooked to perfection, transfer them to a serving dish and garnish with fresh herbs, if desired. Serve hot with Creamy Garlic Dip and enjoy as a delicious side dish or snack!
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What Type of Baby Potato Is Best for This Recipe

I used gold baby potatoes for this recipe because I love how creamy they are and get super crispy on the outside.

You can use any type you prefer or have on hand, though! Red, purple or yellow baby potatoes (or a multicolored combination) would be great! You could also use fingerling potatoes. 

Just ensure you cut them into relatively uniform sizes so they cook evenly. 

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Chef’s Tips for Preparing Air Fryer Potatoes Recipe

  1. Arrange in Even Layer: When air frying potatoes, you’ll want to arrange them in an even layer and not overcrowd the basket. You may have to air fry in batches to do this properly. This will help the potatoes cook evenly and get extra crispy.
  2. Shake: Halfway through cooking give your potatoes a little shake, or flip with some tongs. This will help them cook evenly and help them not stick to the air fryer basket. 
  3. Check for Tenderness: When the potatoes are done cooking, poke them with a fork to check that they’re tender and ready to serve. If they need a little extra time, air fry them in two minute increments until they’re perfect.
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Seasoning Variations

One of the best parts about air frying baby potatoes is that you can customize the seasonings and have whatever flavor of crispy potato you want! While they’re perfect with simply salt and pepper, here are a few seasoning ideas:

  • Garlic Herb: Toss the potatoes with garlic powder, dried thyme, rosemary, and parsley for a classic and aromatic seasoning.
  • Lemon Pepper: Use your favorite lemon pepper seasoning blend or zest some fresh lemon over the potatoes and sprinkle with black pepper and a touch of salt for a bright and zesty seasoning.
  • Cajun: Mix together Cajun seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and a bit of smoked paprika for a bold and flavorful seasoning.
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What to Serve With These Baby Potatoes

Like I mentioned before, these baby potatoes are super versatile and go with a ton of different main dishes. Here are a few of our favorites:

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Storing and Reheating the Leftover Potatoes

  • Store leftover crispy air fried potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
  • To reheat, toss potatoes in the air fryer for a few minutes at 400°F to crisp them up and warm them through.

How Long to Cook Baby Potatoes in Air Fryer

Keep in mind that the cooking time for baby potatoes in the air fryer will depend on the size of your potatoes and the air fryer you use. Each air fryer cooks slightly differently, but on average it takes about 20-25 minutes to get perfectly crispy potatoes in the air fryer at 400°F.

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FAQs

Can I cook baby potatoes whole instead of cutting them in half?

  • If you want to skip a step and air fry your baby potatoes whole, you definitely can. I like to cut mine in half so the inside can get the delicious seasoning and they also cook quicker. If you cook yours whole, you’ll have to adjust the cooking time. 

How do I know if the potatoes are done?

  • If you can easily pierce the potatoes with a fork and they’re brown and crispy on the outside, then they’re done. 

I don’t have an air fryer. Can I roast these potatoes in the oven?

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Which Air Fryer is Best?

Wondering which air fryer is the best? I’ve had my Philips XXL air fryer for years and love it. It has a large basket, cooks evenly and quickly and is just an overall great product. If you’re looking for something a little more budget friendly, then try out this Beautiful Air Fryer by Drew Barrymore. I use it often and it works really great too!

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More Potato Recipes

Some form of potato is 9 times out of 10 on our dinner menu any given night. They’re so versatile and easy to prepare. Here are some of our favorites: 

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Air Fryer Baby Potatoes are easy to make and a great recipe to try out if you’re new to air frying. Just toss with your favorite seasonings, air fry and then enjoy crispy yet tender potatoes with your favorite main dishes! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions and tag me on social media if you make these! 
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Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes are the easiest and most versatile side dish or appetizer you’ll ever make.
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Course: Appetizer, Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients  

For the Potatoes:

  • 1 pound baby potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Lawry’s or other favorite seasoning blend

Creamy Garlic Dip:

Instructions 

  • Wash potatoes thoroughly under water and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Cut potatoes in half.
  • Add potatoes, olive oil and seasoning of choice to a bowl. Mix until potatoes are evenly coated in the seasoning. 
  • Evenly arrange potatoes in the air fryer basket. You may have to cook in batches. Heat the air fryer to 400°F and cook potatoes 22-25 minutes (shake halfway through) until tender inside and golden and crispy on the outside.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, place the sour cream, mayo, lemon juice, garlic powder and chives in a small bowl and stir to combine to make the dip.Serve with Creamy Garlic Dip and enjoy!

Notes

  • Storing: Store leftover crispy air fried potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Reheating: To reheat, toss potatoes in the air fryer for a few minutes at 400°F to crisp them up and warm them through. 
  • Arrange in Even Layer: When air frying potatoes, you’ll want to arrange them in an even layer and not overcrowd the basket. You may have to air fry in batches to do this properly. This will help the potatoes cook evenly and get extra crispy.
  • Shake: Halfway through cooking give your potatoes a little shake, or flip with some tongs. This will help them cook evenly and help them not stick to the air fryer basket. 
  • Check for Tenderness: When the potatoes are done cooking, poke them with a fork to check that they’re tender and ready to serve. If they need a little extra time, air fry them in two minute increments until they’re perfect. 

Nutrition

Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 167IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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