Easy Diced Air Fryer Potatoes
These Easy Diced Air Fryer Potatoes are fast and can (and should) be served with everything! Crispy, tender, and totally delicious!
I’ve been making these Easy Diced Air Fryer Potatoes at least twice a week for the last three months. If you watch my Instagram stories then you’ve seen it over and over again. What can I say? Once I like something it stays in the dinner rotation for 8-10 years.
Now I’m finally dropping the recipe here. If you haven’t tried these yet, go grab your ingredients and let’s do this!
You’ll need potatoes, oil, dried parsley, salt, pepper, and chili powder. That’s it! And you’re really using so little oil which I love.
The air fryer makes your potatoes beautifully crispy with minimal mess, prep, or oil.
To flavor the potatoes, simply dice them and toss them in a mix of olive oil and seasonings. Be sure to dice them the same size so they’ll all cook in the same amount of time.
Then pop them into the air fryer and cook for a total of 17 to 23 minutes. If using a basket style area fryer you’ll want to give everything a good shake at the halfway mark. This ensures the potatoes settled in the bottom of the basket won’t be underdone.
How to avoid uneven cooking in the air fryer?
First, don’t cook too much at one time. In a compact air fryer I can do 2 cups of diced potatoes but no more. While the basket would absolutely fit 4 cups half of them end up undercooked so stick to the 2 cups. My 7 quart can easily cook 4 cups to absolute perfection. So figure out what your air fryer can handle and don’t cook more than that amount at one time.
Second, if using a basket style air fryer don’t forget to shake the food at the halfway mark. This ensures the food at the bottom of the basket makes its way to the top. A halfhearted or nonexistent basket shake will give you underdone potatoes stuck at the bottom.
What kind of air fryer should you use?
There are so many options out there and you do not need a pricey air fryer to achieve crispy potato perfection. I started with a Bosh Compact Air Fryer and it was under $40. I found it at Sam’s Club and the price tag appealed to me because at the time I wasn’t sure how often I’d use it! The only negative is that it’s small so I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re feeding more than two people.
I now use a 7 quart Go Wise Air Fryer and I’m obsessed with it. Obsessed!! It holds a lot of food! I honestly use it every single day.
How to serve these air fryer potatoes?
These crispy potatoes go with everything. You really have two ways to go about it.
Serve them beside something. Examples: Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken + Spicy Roasted Broccoli or 15 Minute Honey Chicken + Garlic Green Beans.
Or serve them under something. Examples: 20 Minute Skillet Sausage & Zucchini or Easy Turkey & Zucchini Skillet.
More potato recipes:
Easy Seasoned Roasted Potatoes
Pesto Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts
Smashed & Roasted Italian Potatoes
Easy Diced Air Fryer Potatoes
- 2 cups diced potatoes, I prefer gold or yellow potatoes.
- 1/2 tsp olive oil, extra virgin
- 1/2 tbsp dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- Toss your diced potatoes in a large bowl with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, chili powder, and dried parsley. Use your hands or a spoon to move the potatoes around so each piece is evenly coated.
- Place them in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 17 to 23 minutes. Potatoes should be crispy and fully cooked. (If your air fryer has a basket you’ll want to shake it halfway through the cooking time.)
- Total air fryer cooking time is 17 to 23 minutes. 17 minutes is the right number for my air fryer but time can vary based on how small you dice your potatoes and what air fryer you use. Compact air fryers take the longest because your potatoes are piled on top of each other. Tray air fryers take the least amount of time because potatoes are usually in a single layer.
23 Comments on “Easy Diced Air Fryer Potatoes”
Easy, fast, & delicious! I added onions & bell peppers, then topped it with an over easy egg… soooooo good! Thanks for the recipe
These were delicious. I have a Power Air Fryer ProPlus and it didn’t even take 20 minutes in mine, they were out at 17 and next time I’ll probably check at 15 because they were actually a bit too done, but still great. The oil and seasonings amounts were perfect!
Everyone in the family loved this recipe! And that doesn’t happen very often!
Delicious! Absolutely fantastic!
We have been trying every possible French fry recipe. They require soaking ahead of time. Then tonight we decided to try some fried potatoes to go with a steak.
I found this perfect recipe!!!!
This is the first time an airfryer recipe worked exactly right on my first try! We have a Philips XXL. 10 minutes, shake, 10 minutes, shake then 5 more and done!!!
Delicious! About 18 minutes was perfect in my air fryer – great advice to do 2 cups for a smaller machine. These will be a go-to in our house for sure. So easy!
Delicious! Made these to have with breakfast tacos (egg, bacon, avocado, cheese)- oh my- soooo tasty!
do I need to rinse the potatoes>
I always rinse and wash the outside of potatoes before dicing if that’s what you mean. But not after dicing.
I made it twice this week now. So delicious. I cubed mine, added olive oil, salt, Italian seasoning, dried tiny pieces of rosemary. Put in the air fryer at 400F (did not preheat it) for 10 min, shake, put back for another 10 min and voila. Delicious. Best potato AF recipe I’ve tried so far. I usually don’t like my stuff too crispy so it did turn out crispy enough for me though but not overly. I would think the olive oil is what makes it crispy. I’ve tried spraying olive oil in the past on potatoes but it never turned crispy. In this recipe, instead of spraying it I just poured some in there and it seems to do the trick.
Should the potatoes be peeled?
Finally… crispy potatoes!! I added a little extra seasoning and topped with cheese when finished. So good 😁 thank you!
This turned out amazing! I used the Lawry’s Garlic salt that has dried parsley in it, along with the chili powder and salt and pepper. And it was a hit! Came out nice and crisp out the outside and soft on the inside. Just perfect. Thank you!
These potatoes are sooooo easy to make and so delicious! 10/10 recommend for college budget peeps
Made these on saturday for breakfast burritos and they were prefect!!!
This was the first thing I tried in my air fryer and it convinced me that the air fryer was a good purchase.
These did not disappoint. So easy and so tasty. Make them today! Thanks for a winning side dish.
I have an Ninja Max and was able to easily fry 4 cups of gold potatoes.
3 C cubed russets, added onion & garlic powders, and 1 C mini carrots halved & par-cooked in water in microwave for veg. Just 15 min at 400 in 8 qt fryer! Delish! Carrots got sweet. Thank you for the recipe 👍😊
Quick and easy. Made these twice and loved it.
Recipe was so easy. My family prefers these potatoes over any other.
Thank you, Emily! This is my favorite way to make potatoes these days too!!
The BEST potatoes every time!
Yes!! My favorite too, Nikki!