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Air Fryer Baby Potatoes (Just 15 Minutes!)

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes (Just 15 Minutes!)

Enjoy the delicious taste of these easy-to-prepare Air Fryer Baby Potatoes. This air fryer potatoes recipe can be made in under 15 minutes. Prepare to Make the BEST Baby Potatoes in the Air Fryer. They’re right up there with our Mexican Potatoes, garlic mashed potatoes and smoked potatoes! They’d also make a great one sheet pan dinner with Shake and Bake Chicken or Air Fryer Cornish Hen.

Other Air Fryer Recipes: Air Fryer Chicken Wings, Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings, Crispy Air Fryer Tater Tots, Frozen Burrito in Air Fryer, Air Fryer Pizza Rolls and Air Fried Frozen French Fries!

Prepare to GRUB DOWN on these golden nuggets! With pillowy soft insides and perfectly crisped skin, you will never make roasted baby potatoes any other way again. 

When we’re making our favorite smoked recipes or grilled recipes (like the below pictured Smoked Beef Tenderloin, Smoked Prime Rib, Smoked Rack of Lamb, Smoked Turkey Wings or Smoked Turkey), we tend to run out of space on the grill for side items. More often than not we end up making the vegetables in the air fryer, including these air fryer baby potatoes. 

Why You’ll Love this Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes Recipe

Only 15 minutes from start to finish! Think of how long it normally takes to cook these bad boys. When you want a quick, simple and flavorful side, this is the way to go! We love making them with Sous Vide Corned Beef and Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin.

TIP- Serve with Air Fryer Artichoke, Balsamic Glazed Brussel Sprouts, Ensalada de Coditos or Air Fryer Mushrooms for a well-rounded meal! They also make a great side to our Prime Rib Sandwich and Smoked Ham.

You only need a handful of ingredients to make these flavorful potatoes, including olive oil and a few spices. 

Overhead shot showing the ingredients needed to make air fryer potatoes, including potatoes, thyme, olive oil, garlic and salt and pepper.

How to Make Baby Potatoes in the Air Fryer 

This Air Fryer Potatoes Recipe uses small baby potatoes and only a few other ingredients to produce amazing roasted potatoes. Before you start preparing this potato recipe, you’ll need to pre-heat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. From there you’ll toss the potatoes with oil and seasonings and cook for 10 min. 

Length of Time to Cook? FAST! 

Once you’ve placed the potatoes into the air fryer, you’ll need to cook them for approximately 10 minutes. Check them to see how they feel, once the timer goes off. If you want softer potatoes, you can cook them for an additional two minutes. 

Overhead shot of uncooked baby potatoes, tossed with oil and spices, in a large clear mixing bowl.

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes Recipe Tips 

When preparing this smashed baby potatoes air fryer recipe, it’s best to use small gold, yellow or red potatoes. You can also use a mixture if you’d like! Honestly, grab the potatoes when they’re on sale and you’ll have a budget-friendly air fryer meal.

Yes- I said “smashed potatoes” above. If that’s how you like your potatoes served, just smash down on them when they come out of the air fryer. Smashed potatoes? Done.

Do I have to use oil? – Yes, using oil is the best because it creates a crisp coating for the skin without drying it out. However, if you don’t have olive oil, you can use avocado oil, cooking spray or vegetable oil.

Can I add extra ingredients to the potatoes? – Yes, you can add extra ingredients when following this smashed baby potatoes air fryer recipe. For example, if you want to add a bit of a kick to your potatoes, you can use creole seasoning or cayenne pepper. Some people like to add a bit of garlic salt and onion powder into the mixture with the garlic powder. Use what you like. You can also cut up some onions to make this an Air Fryer Potatoes and Onions recipe.

What temperature do I need to use on the air fryer? – Set the air fryer to 400 degrees F and allow it to preheat before getting started. You don’t have to pre-heat the recipe, however it will cut down on the cook time. You’ll need to cook these for 20 minutes if you don’t pre-heat the air fryer.

Baby Potato Dip Options 

While you don’t have to dip the potatoes, they do taste great when dipped into different sauces, including ranch dressing, ketchup, Boom Boom Sauce, spicy queso and even our Awesome chipotle mayo dip we use on our Air Fried Frozen French Fries and other Frozen Foods in Air Fryer.

These sauces and taters will also go well with Bacon Wrapped Shrimp.

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes on a black cast iron pan along with a smoked beef tenderloin.

Reheating the Baby Potatoes 

To re-heat the leftovers, just transfer them to a microwave safe container and set the timer for 30 seconds. Add another 30 seconds if they’re not hot enough for your liking.  You can also place them back in the air fryer (400 degrees F) for 3-4 minutes to heat and re-crisp. 

Also check out this Horseradish Mashed Potatoes recipe.

What Wine Pairs With Potatoes

Wine – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or German Riesling.


Close up shot of gold air fryer baby potatoes in a black cast iron pan with a sprig of rosemary.

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

It’s quick and easy to make Air Fryer Baby Potatoes! Enjoy the delicious taste of these easy-to-prepare Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes. This air fryer potatoes recipe can be made in under 15 minutes.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Recipes, Potatoes, Vegetable Side Dish
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 121kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $5



  • 24 oz Baby Potatoes (Gold, Red or Yellow)
  • 1.5 tbsp Olive or Avocado Oil
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Thyme or Fresh Rosemary (*Note 1)
  • 1 tsp Powdered Garlic (*Note 2)
  • Salt and Pepper (To Taste)


  • Pre-heat the air fryer to 400 Degrees F.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and toss to coat.
  • Transfer the potatoes to the air fryer basket. Space out as much as possible.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, tossing half way through to ensure even cooking.
  • Check for doneness. Add an extra 2 minutes, for a softer potato.
  • Serve immediately.


Note 1 - If you don't have fresh Thyme or Rosemary on hand, you can replace with 1/2 tbsp of dry spices. 
Note 2 - You can use freshly grated garlic,  however it's hard to distribute the garlic-y goodness into each bite. We find using powdered garlic distributes the garlic flavor better. Feel free to use a mix of both!


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 491mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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