Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and so easy to make in the air fryer.

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I am a die-hard potato lover. I daresay potatoes are my favorite food. I feel like potatoes are like a blank palate, you know?  They can be prepared in so many different ways and with so many different seasonings that one could eat potatoes every single day and never get tired of them. At least that's the case for me!

My air fryer has become one of my favorite ways to prepare potatoes, and these crispy breakfast potatoes are no exception. Not only are they a delicious addition to any breakfast plate, but they're also incredibly easy to make in an air fryer.

In this post, I'll be sharing some tips and tricks for making perfect air fryer breakfast potatoes every time, as well as some delicious seasoning ideas to take your breakfast potatoes to the next level. Plus, I'll be sharing some serving suggestions to help you incorporate these tasty potatoes into your breakfast routine.

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes on a tan plate with a small silver ramekin of ketchup.

How To Make Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

Making breakfast potatoes in your air fryer is super easy and so yummy. First, cut your potatoes into evenly sized cubes. Toss your potatoes with oil and seasoning, then place them into your air fryer. Air fry for 15-20 minutes, tossing at least once during the cooking time. See below for a detailed ingredient list and instructions.

What Kind of Potatoes to Use for Breakfast Potatoes

I recommend using starchy potatoes like russets or Yukon golds for the fluffiest inside and crispiest exterior. 

Potatoes and a small white plate with little piles of spices on it sitting on a wood cutting board.

3 Delicious Seasoning Ideas for Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

Think outside the salt and pepper box with these yummy seasoning twist ideas for your air fryer home fries:
  • Garlic and Herb: Toss the potatoes in a mixture of minced garlic, dried herbs like thyme or rosemary, salt, and pepper before air frying.
  • Cheesy Potatoes: Toss the potatoes in grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper for a cheesy twist on classic breakfast potatoes.
  • Mexican-Style: Toss the potatoes in a mixture of chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt for a Mexican-style breakfast potato.

Serving Suggestions for Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

Crispy air fryer breakfast potatoes can be used in a variety of breakfast dishes. Here are some serving ideas:
  • Make Breakfast Hash: Top your air fryer breakfast potatoes with fried eggs, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheddar cheese for a hearty breakfast hash.
  • Make a Breakfast Burrito: Wrap your air fryer breakfast potatoes in a flour tortilla with scrambled eggs, cheese, and breakfast sausage for a tasty breakfast burrito.
  • Serve as a Side Dish: Serve your air fryer breakfast potatoes as a simple side alongside your favorite breakfast dishes.

Cubed potatoes in a white bowl with spices sprinkles on top.

Tips for Making Perfect Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

Here are a few tips to make sure your air fryer breakfast potatoes come out just how you like them:
  • Cut Evenly: Cut the potatoes into small and even-sized pieces for even cooking.
  • Season generously: Don't be afraid to season the potatoes generously with your favorite spices and herbs for added flavor.
  • Shake the Basket: Shake the air fryer basket halfway through cooking to ensure that the potatoes brown evenly on all sides.
  • Serve Immediately: Air fryer breakfast potatoes are best served immediately after cooking while they're still hot and crispy.

How To Store Leftover Breakfast Potatoes

Store leftover air-fried breakfast potatoes in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheat in your air fryer for 3-4 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes on a tan plate with a small silver ramekin of ketchup on a Distressed wood background that has chipping blue paint.

More Yummy Air Fryer Potatoes Recipes

Looking for more awesome air fryer potato recipes? Check out these popular recipes from the archives:

If you try this recipe, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy!

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 20 MINUTES
total time: 30 MINUTES
Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and so easy to make in the air fryer.


4 russet potatoes (1.5 lbs), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, toss the cubed potatoes with the olive oil and season with the paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Transfer the potatoes to your air fryer basket.
  2. Air fry at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes, stopping to shake the basket and toss the potatoes halfway through the cooking time. Continue cooking for five minutes of additional cook time, until your potatoes are cooked through and crisped to your liking. Serve immediately.


For a more rustic breakfast potato, leave the skin on.

For maximum crispiness, serve immediately. The potatoes will soften as they sit.

These are well seasoned, full flavored potatoes. If you prefer a more subtle spice flavor, you can up to halve the spices.

Author: Becky Tarala

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