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Air Fryer Red Potatoes

Craving something crispy, garlicky, and delicious? Try these easy air fryer red potatoes! They’re ready in less than 30 minutes and go perfectly with any meal.

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Prepared red potatoes on a serving dish with a spoon.

Looking for a quick, easy, and utterly delicious side dish? Air fryer red potatoes are a game-changer for busy weeknights, leisurely weekend breakfasts, and everything in between! 

These small red potatoes, sometimes known as red skin potatoes or baby red potatoes, are fried to crispy, golden perfection thanks to the magic of the air fryer. And I love how they’re bursting with garlicky flavor.

The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity. Just slice the potatoes, toss the pieces with the remaining ingredients, and let the air fryer handle the rest. Whether you’re serving them up for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, air fried red potatoes turn out crispy and flavorful every time!

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The ingredients needed to prepare red potatoes in an air fryer.

How to Make Air Fryer Red Potatoes

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STEP ONE: Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.

Cut potatoes in a mixing bowl with seasonings and spices.

STEP TWO: In a larger bowl, add the cut potatoes followed by the olive oil, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper. Toss to coat the potatoes in the oil and seasoning

Seasoned red potatoes lying in a single layer of a black air fryer basket.

STEP THREE: Place the red potatoes in the air fryer in a single layer.

Seasoned red potatoes after cooking in an air fryer, resting in the air fryer basket.

STEP FOUR: Cook the potatoes for 15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, or until they are crispy and cooked through.

STEP FIVE: Serve immediately.

Seasoned red potatoes on a serving platter with a spoon.

What to Serve with Air Fried Red Potatoes

How Long to Cook Red Potatoes in the Air Fryer

To achieve that irresistibly crispy exterior and soft, fluffy interior, I recommend air frying your red potatoes for about 15 minutes. Keep an eye on them as they cook, giving them a good shake halfway through to ensure they cook evenly.

The precise cooking time is going to depend on your make and model of air fryer as well as how large or small you slice the potatoes. Mini or diced potatoes will cook faster than larger chunks.

Once the potatoes achieve that beautiful golden crust and can be easily pierced with a fork, they’re ready! Serve immediately for a side dish the whole family will happily devour.

A spoon holding a bite of seasoned red potatoes.

Tips for Making the Best Homemade Roasted Red Potatoes in the Air Fryer

  • When choosing your potatoes, opt for new potatoes or medium red-skinned potatoes for the best flavor.
  • Don’t be shy with your seasonings. The Italian seasoning combined with minced garlic gives these potatoes such amazing flavor. You could also add fresh herbs like rosemary if you like!
  • Always preheat your air fryer to ensure that the potatoes cook evenly and acquire a crispy crust.
  • Shake the basket halfway through the cooking to help the potatoes cook evenly on all sides.
  • Serve immediately! These potatoes are best enjoyed hot and fresh out of the air fryer while they are at their crispiest and most flavorful.

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A close up view of seasoned red potatoes on a serving platter.

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Prepared red potatoes on a serving dish with a spoon.

Air Fryer Red Potatoes

Samantha Erb
Step up your side dish game with fabulous air fryer red potatoes! Quick, crispy, and irresistibly garlicky, you’ll want to make these again and again.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 274 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs red skinned potatoes scrubbed and cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 F
  • In a larger bowl, add the cut potatoes followed by the olive oil, minced garlic, italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Toss to coat the potatoes in the oil and seasoning
  • Add the potatoes to the hot air fryer, then cook for 15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, or until they are crispy and cooked through.
  • Serve immediately

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 274kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 6gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 288mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3g
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