Do you love potatoes that are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside? You’re in luck! I have a recipe for air fryer baby potatoes that will make your mouth water. These are the perfect side dish to any meal and they’re so easy to make! They come out perfectly crispy every time.
These air fryer baby potatoes are made with just four ingredients and take less than 30 minutes from start to finish. You can even prep them ahead of time if you want to save some time on busy weeknights. Serve these up at your next dinner party or family gathering and we guarantee everyone will be raving about them all night long!
Why I Love Baby Potatoes
You can’t beat the flavor of baby potatoes and I love that you don’t have to peel them. They also cook really quickly so this makes a great side dish for last minute dinners.
I like using all different kinds of potatoes, but my favorite is red potatoes. They always come out nice and tender, but still crispy on the outside. I like to serve these for breakfast, lunch or dinner and they go great with steaks, pork chops, chicken breasts and much more!
This is one of those recipes where you can really dress them up however you want. Sometimes I’ll change it up a bit by adding in different seasonings, but this herb and garlic seasoning plus cajun is my favorite. It always gives them a nice little kick!
Benefits of Baby Potatoes
One of the great things about baby potatoes is that they’re so versatile and you can incorporate them into just about any meal. They’re also packed with nutrients and contain potassium, vitamin C, fiber and more. These are great when you’re looking for low calorie, healthy options.
They can also help with muscle function since they contain essential amino acids. They are also known to keep your bones strong plus they are high in antioxidants.
baby red potatoes – you can also use gold potatoes if you prefer, but the texture of red potatoes is best in this recipe
olive oil – while air frying means using less oil, you’ll need a little to help these soften and brown up while also adding great flavor
herb and garlic seasoning – I like a good all purpose seasoning like this for any number of recipes, and it’s perfect for adding flavor to these potatoes
cajun seasoning – while the herb and garlic alone would be delicious, the cajun seasoning gives these potatoes and extra kick
How To Make Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
These potatoes are so easy to make! You’ll simply cut the cleaned and dried potatoes in half or quarters, toss with oil and seasonings and cook in the air fryer basket!
Be sure to check these and toss them a few times to ensure they cook evenly. They are done when they are tender on the inside and crispy and lightly browned on the outside.
What To Serve With Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
You can serve these little potatoes up as a breakfast side dish with eggs or at your next brunch. They are also great for lunch or dinner alongside grilled steak, pork chops, chicken breasts, fish and more!
Different Seasoning Options
You can also mix things up by using different seasonings. Sometimes I’ll use a traditional Italian herb and garlic seasoning, but you could also go for a southwest style with taco seasoning or try out a zesty cheese blend.
So why not give these easy to make air fryer baby potatoes a try? Trust me, they will be your new favorite side dish in no time!
What to do with Leftovers
You can double or triple this recipe so you have plenty to last throughout the week. Leftovers reheat great in a skillet with a little bit of olive oil and cook until heated through. They also freeze great for up to two months, which makes them a wonderful addition to your weekly meal prep!
Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
- 1 pound baby red potatoes halved
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon herb and garlic seasoning
- 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
- Toss with oil and seasonings
- Place in air fryer basket
- Cook at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes, shaking occasionally until tender in middle and crispy on outside
- can use gold baby potatoes if preferred (may need to reduce cooking time)
- you can adjust or substitute seasoning blends to your preference (see above for ideas)
- leftovers can be reheated in skillet with a bit of oil