These quick and easy Greek potatoes make a great side dish for mediterranean style chicken and vegetables or your next gyro night. They’re soft and creamy on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside with hints of lemon, olive oil, and herbs. And the recipe makes 4 servings with 115 calories each, making it possible to have your taters and eat them, too!
Air Fried Greek Potatoes Recipe Walkthrough
It’s a simple recipe with just 4 ingredients and 2 optional bonus ingredients. I’ll run you through the recipe below and touch on ingredient and air fryer notes as we go. Then you will find the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Step 1: Toss quartered baby gold potatoes in olive oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest and air fry for 10 minutes at 400ºF.
An important note in this step is to make sure you don’t dump the potatoes, oil, and lemon juice in the air fryer basket. You’ll lose lots of flavor! You can get an idea of how much olive oil/lemon juice you should have left in the mixing bowl in the photo above. Once you air fry the potatoes and add them back to the bowl, they’ll soak up every bit of goodness along with the Greek seasoning you’ll add in step 2.
I highly suggest sticking to baby gold or Yukon gold potatoes for these Greek lemon potatoes, but the recipe will work with other potatoes if that’s all you have on hand. I tested the recipe with Russet potatoes and added a few minutes in the air fryer to break down the starch a bit more. And as a bonus tip, stock up on these little taters so you can make recipes like my air fryer breakfast potatoes and Mexican potatoes next!
Air Fryer Note: I use a 6.5 quart Ninja Foodi for air frying. If you’re using a larger or smaller air fryer, you may need to tweak the cook times by a minute or two.
Can I make these Greek potatoes in the oven?
While I’ve not tested it, I’m sure you could toss the potatoes in the olive oil, lemon, and seasoning before adding to a shallow baking dish. Then bake them at 450ºF for maybe 20-25 minutes and broil for 2-3 minutes if you like them crispy. You could also save the lemon juice for after baking and go directly on a baking sheet like in my Five Guys cajun fries recipe.
Step 2: Add the air fried potatoes back to the bowl and toss with Greek seasoning.
There’s a time and place for making your own seasoning blend, and a time for taking shortcuts. In this case, we’re taking a shortcut with the same Cavender’s Greek seasoning I used for my Ninja Foodi Greek Chicken recipe. Maybe it’s because Cavender’s is from my home state of Arkansas, but I love the stuff!
If you wanted to make your own, check out this Greek seasoning recipe from The Novice Chef.
Step 3: Air fry the Greek lemon potatoes an additional 5-8 minutes.
Once you’ve sorted your Greek seasoning situation, it’s back in the air fryer to finish off your Greek roasted potatoes. The photo below was taken after 5 minutes. If you wanted your potatoes a bit crispier, feel free to keep them in the air fryer a few more minutes.
Okay, that’ll do it. Hit ’em with a fresh squeeze of lemon juice and a little parsley when serving to set things off just right. I’d love to know how you end up serving your Greek potatoes and what you think about the recipe! Recipe reviews and comments are always appreciated, or you can snap a pic on tag me on Instagram. And if you like these potatoes, you’ll want to check out my sheet pan Greek meatballs and potatoes recipe next.
- 1 lb (448g) Baby Gold Potatoes, quartered
- 1 Tbsp (16g) Olive Oil
- 1 Tbsp (15g) Lemon Juice
- 1/2 tsp Lemon Zest
- 1 1/2 tsp Cavender's Greek Seasoning
- 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper (optional)
- Mix the olive oil, lemon juice, and zest in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Wash and quarter the potatoes before tossing in the oil/lemon mix.
- Use a spatula to transfer the potatoes to an air fryer basket, keeping the remaining oil/lemon juice in the bowl. Set the bowl aside. Air fry for 10 minutes at 400ºF.
- After 10 minutes, transfer the potatoes back to the bowl with the remaining oil/juice and add the Greek seasoning, oregano, and black pepper. Toss to evenly coat before putting the potatoes back in the air fryer for 5-8 minutes at 400ºF. Toss the finished potatoes with chopped parsley or parsley flakes.
Each serving of potatoes has 4 WW SmartPoints (blue).
Want to add chicken? Check out my air fryer Greek chicken and potatoes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Servings Serving Size: 85 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 3gCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2g