Quick and easy to make, these Air Fryer Diced Potatoes are the perfect side dish!Jump to Recipe
I love roasted potatoes, but sometimes the hassle of cooking them is just too much. That's where Air Fryer Diced Potatoes come in! Instead of waiting for your oven to preheat, and a super long cook time, you can have this delicious side dish ready in under 30 minutes.
This is an easy air fryer recipe that's an easy way to show off simple ingredients to their best advantage.
Simply add your small cubes of potatoes in to a large bowl with olive oil, and herbs and spices, and then air fry for one of your new favorite air fryer recipes!
Ways to eat Air Fryer Diced Potatoes
You can really give your air fryer a workout and serve them along side these Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings You can dish them up with these Steak Frites Burgers, or you can use them as the base of Chorizo and Potato Soft Tacos.
- Potatoes - Use your favorite type of potato! I used russet potatoes here, but you could use Yukon Gold Potatoes, or yellow potatoes, even sweet potatoes. I just wouldn't use red potatoes, as they're too waxy.
- Olive Oil - One of the best things about the air fryer is that you get these crispy potatoes with much less oil. Use whatever type of oil you prefer, but I love the flavor of olive oil. The air fryer doesn't get too hot, so you don't have to worry about the oil burning. If I weren't using olive oil, I'd use avocado oil.
- Spices - I used my favorite spice blend here, which is a mix of salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and paprika. You can make it simple for yourself and just use Italian seasoning. Whatever seasonings you like on french fries will be just as good on these. Try different seasonings until you find one you like!
PRO TIP: all air fryers are different - check your potatoes for doneness at 25 minutes - if they need more time, let them cook a bit longer.
Tips and Tricks
- A lot of potato recipes call for soaking the potatoes in cold water before cooking to get rid of excess starch. I've made these both ways, and didn't notice a difference. When I do soak potatoes, I usually let them go for 10-15 minutes.
- The spice mix may seem like a lot of spices, but potatoes tend to be bland on their own, so you really need that spice mix for the most delicious potatoes.
How To Make Air Fryer Diced Potatoes
Full ingredients and instructions in the recipe card below
PRO TIP: If you're going to use fresh herbs, make sure to not add them until after cooking. Fresh herbs don't stand up well to heat.
Why are these crispy air fryer potatoes so good?
- They require minimal prep.
- You get a crispy outside and fluffy interior that's oh so delicious.
- They take less time than using the oven.
- They're a great addition to almost any meal.
How long are they good for?
Leftover potatoes will be good for about 2 days in the fridge.
How should I reheat them?
You can reheat them either in the microwave, or my favorite method which is to reheat them in the air fryer on 350 for about 5 minutes.
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Air Fryer Diced Potatoes
- 2 medium/large russet potatoes about 1.5 - 2 pounds
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- Wash potatoes then dice them into ½ - ¾ inch pieces (no need to peel them)
- Add potatoes to a large bowl, then add the olive oil and spices, and toss to combine.
- Preheat your air fryer to 400, and once it's heated add the potatoes.
- Cook for 25 minutes*, shaking the potatoes every 5 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.