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Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

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Easy air fryer baby potatoes taste like delicious roasted potatoes, but cook in less than 15 minutes! Serve these baby red potatoes in the air fryer as a side to anything from creamy scrambled eggs to air fryer frozen salmon.

And while I think you’ll gobble these right up, if you find yourself with any leftovers, put the air fryer roasted potatoes in these sausage and potato breakfast burritos for a delicious and satisfying meal any time of day.

Drizzling potatoes with olive oil GIF.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

What You’ll Love About Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

  • Delicious flavor
  • Just 5 minutes prep time
  • 10 minutes cooking time
  • Made with just 3 ingredients
  • An easy and versatile side


The baby potatoes in air fryer are made with just a few basic ingredients:

  • Baby red potatoes – You can really use any baby or small potatoes or fingerling potatoes here.
  • Olive oil – Use high quality olive oil for best flavor.
  • Seasoning salt
Ingredients to make baby red potatoes in air fryer.

How to Cook Baby Red Potatoes in Air Fryer

You won’t believe how easy these potatoes are!

  • Prep. Slice potatoes in half and preheat air fryer.
  • Season. In a large bowl, drizzle potatoes with olive oil and seasoning salt. Toss to coat evenly.
GIF showing baby red potatoes in a bowl being seasoned with seasoning salt.
  • Air fry potatoes. Place potatoes in air fryer basket and air fry baby potatoes for 10-12 minutes until fork tender. Shake basket after 6 minutes.
Baby potatoes in air fryer basket.
  • Serve. Sprinkle with extra black pepper and flaky sea salt and serve with sour cream, ketchup, or your favorite dipping sauce if desired.

Seasoning Ideas

These air fryer mini potatoes are delicious with seasoning salt, but you can really season them with just about anything:

  • Steak seasoning
  • Garlic salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Cumin
  • Herb blends
Dish of air fryer baby potatoes in a bowl.

Storage Instructions

Store leftover air fryer roasted baby red potatoes in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

How to reheat

For best results, reheat potatoes in the air fryer for a minute or two or in a 375 degree F oven until heated through.

You can microwave them, but they’ll be soft.

Can you freeze potatoes?

Yes, you can freeze them in an airtight container (stasher bags are perfect!) for 3-4 months.

Baby red potatoes in air fryer basket.

What to Serve with Baby Potatoes

Serve up these air fryer baby red potatoes with a main dish for a simple dinner:

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Dish of air fryer baby potatoes in a bowl.

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

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EASY air fryer baby potatoes take just 5 minutes to prep and are ready-to-eat in less than 15 minutes! Great side dish to any meal.


Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 lbs. baby red potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. seasoning salt


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F while you prep.
  2. Cut potatoes in half.
  3. In a large bowl, toss potatoes with olive oil and seasoning salt to evenly coat.
  4. Air fry for 10-12 minutes, shaking basket after 6 minutes. 


  • See other seasoning ideas above.

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