These Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes require just four ingredients and 15 minutes! These crispy, salty breakfast potatoes are great with bacon and eggs!
Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
These crispy Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes are the perfect side dish! They are crunchy on the outside while being soft and tender on the inside. You only need 4 ingredients for this easy, quick recipe. In 20 minutes, this delicious side dish is ready to be served!
Whether you’re serving this morning, noon, or night, these crispy, salty bites will be a favorite on the plate. These potatoes can be frozen for easy meals later, and the recipe is easy to halve or double for whatever you need.
If you don’t have a Cajun seasoning you like, using a good all-purpose seasoning will still give you an amazing meal. Easily customize this recipe to your taste by just switching out your favorite seasoning blend!
Ingredients for Air Fry Breakfast Potatoes
Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll need for this crispy potato side dish. For exact measurements, keep scrolling to the printable recipe card!
- Chopped potatoes — I love Baby Dutch Red Potatoes in this recipe but Russet, Gold Yukon or Idaho will also work.
- Olive oil — At this high temperature, you make want to use an oil with a higher smoke point like refined or virgin olive oil.
- Cajun seasoning — If you prefer, you can use your favorite all-purpose seasoning blend instead.
- Mixed herbs — I used rosemary and thyme, but you can use your favorite herbs.
How to make Breakfast Potatoes in an air fryer
Breakfast potatoes in the air fryer are SO easy! Start by preheating the air fryer to 400 degrees F for at least 3 minutes so that you’ll get an even cook on the potatoes.
Add you chopped potatoes, olive oil, seasoning, and herbs to a bowl and mix until the potatoes are well coated in oil and seasonings. Toss into the preheated air fryer basket–Try to keep them in a single layer, even if it means you have to cook in multiple batches. Overcrowding will increase your cooking time and prevent the outsides from crisping up the way you want.
After 10 minutes, shake the basket to make sure everything is cooking evenly. Cook until your potatoes are perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. This took my potatoes about 5 minutes, but the cooking time depends on the size of your potatoes and how crowded they were in the basket.
How to store and reheat breakfast potatoes
Leftover breakfast potatoes are fantastic when you store and reheat them the right way! First, make sure your potatoes are completely cool. Extra moisture from the heat can cause your potatoes to become soggy, so don’t skip this step.
Add your potatoes to an airtight container and keep in the fridge up to 4 days. If you’d like to keep them longer, you can freeze them (keep scrolling for those instructions below).
The air fryer can make yesterday’s leftover potatoes taste just as crispy and tender as they were the first time. Just preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees F and cook for 3-5 minutes or until heated throughout and crispy.
You can also reheat these in the skillet, but watch to make sure the outside of the potatoes don’t burn. Add to a skillet on medium and cook 3-5 minutes. Stir occasionally to make sure potatoes aren’t overcooking on one side.
Reheating in the oven is easy — Just pour out onto a greased baking sheet and bake at 400 until warm throughout. If you want them to be crispier, turn on the broiler for 30 seconds or so. Be careful, things can burn very quickly!
Can you freeze potatoes?
While you can’t freeze raw potatoes without parboiling, you CAN freeze cooked potatoes! Frozen potatoes can keep for a year, but the best texture is within the first 3-6 months.
Before freezing, make sure your potatoes are completely cool and dry. I even pat mine off if I see that the steam has left any moisture on the potatoes. Spread your potatoes out on a baking sheet, making sure they aren’t touching. Freeze for an hour, then transfer them to a freezer bag. You can freeze these in one large bag or in individual portions for easy meal prep.
Thaw the potatoes overnight, then reheat according to the instructions above.
What to serve with Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
You’ll love this crispy potato recipe with these Parmesan Eggs and Swiss Chard! The salty bacon, tender greens, and cheesy eggs would be the perfect topping for a delicious breakfast potato bowl. Add a delicious Iced Coffee for a breakfast meal that hits the spot.
More Potato Side Dishes:
- Potato Hash Recipe
- Easy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- How to Make Homemade Potato Chips
- Gouda and Jalapeno Twice Baked Potatoes
More Air Fryer Side Dishes:
- Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes
- Air Fryer Potato Wedges
- Crispy Green Bean Fries
- Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
- Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
Want more? See all of my Air Fryer Recipes here!
- 3 cups chopped potatoes (I love Baby Dutch Red Potatoes in this recipe but Russet, Gold Yukon or Idaho will also work)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning*
- 1/2 tablespoon mixed herbs (I used rosemary and thyme)
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. for 3 minutes.
- In a mixing bowl combine the chopped potatoes, oil, seasoning and herbs. When the potatoes are coated well add to the preheated air fryer basket, cook 10 minutes in a single layer.
- After 10 minutes shake the basket well and cook an additional 5 minutes or until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
*Instead of Cajun seasoning you can use your favorite all purpose seasoning blend.
Your cooking time will vary based on how thick you cut your potatoes as well as how crowded your air fryer basket is.
Serving Size:3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 108Total Fat: 3.6gSodium: 918mgCarbohydrates: 17.7gNet Carbohydrates: 16.4gSugar: 1.3gProtein: 3g