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The Ultimate Air Fryer Potatoes Guide

In this guide, you’ll learn how to make air fryer potatoes 12 ways using all different kinds of potatoes. We’re talking everything from copycat Five Guys cajun fries and sweet chili sweet potato fries to breakfast potatoes with peppers and Greek chicken and potatoes. If you’re a fellow tater lover, this guide will keep you busy for quite some time.

I’ve included a recipe infographic for each method so you won’t need to click around to other pages. Though if you have any questions about a recipe, I’ll link to the full post right above each recipe graphic.

garlic parmesan red potatoes, cajun sweet potato fries, breakfast potatoes, carrots and potatoes, Greek chicken and potatoes, and loaded chicken and potatoes

Before we get rolling, be sure to check out my guides for Ninja Foodi Recipes, Instant Pot Air Fryer Recipes, and Healthy Trader Joe’s Meals next if you enjoy this type of post format.

Quick Tips for Cooking Potatoes in an Air Fryer

Before we get to the 12 recipes, here are a few things:

  • In my experience, you don’t need to soak your potatoes before air frying. Straight in the air fryer gets the job done just fine. Any added benefits from soaking are 98% unnoticeable.
  • Most of the recipes use a “twice air fried” method which will basically be air frying in a small amount of oil then tossing in more oil to finish. This creates extra crispy air fryer potatoes and minimizes the amount of oil runoff during air frying.
  • The nutrition facts differences between white potatoes, sweet potatoes, and gold potatoes are very minimal. Choose the type of potato you use based on texture and flavor over any myth that certain types of potatoes are healthier than another.
  • I love this potatoes 101 guide from Serious Eats if you’d like to learn more about different types of potatoes.
  • If you need a low carb substitute for potatoes, check out my keto roasted radishes.

And as one last tip/note, all the air fried potatoes recipes in this guide were prepared using a 6.5-quart Ninja Foodi. A larger air fryer with more surface area will cook slightly faster, and a smaller air fryer will likely cook slower or require air frying in batches.

Now, to the recipes!

Mexican potatoes, spicy sweet potato fries, Greek potatoes, cajun fries, ranch potato wedges, nacho fries

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Air Fried Breakfast Potatoes

Whether you’re a fan of potatoes O’Brien or simply need to add some extra veggies to your breakfast, these air fried breakfast potatoes and peppers are the move. It makes a big batch so you can feed the whole crew or use it as a breakfast meal prep recipe.

For a tip on how to reheat potatoes in an air fryer, I like to go at a lower temperature like 300ºF for 8-10 minutes. This reheats  the potatoes all the way through without burning the exterior.

Full Post: Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

Mexican Potatoes

This recipe is perfect for elevating your next Taco Tuesday. You can serve them as a side dish to something like my baked beef tacos or pork tenderloin carnitas, or you can serve them on their own with a little fat free Greek yogurt. Either way, they’ll be a hit.

Full Post: Air Fryer Mexican Potatoes

Ranch Seasoned Air Fryer Potato Wedges

This is actually a spin off from my baked chicken thighs and potatoes recipe. As tasty as the chicken is in that recipe, everyone seems to rave about the potatoes. Whoops!

Garlic Parmesan Red Potatoes

Taking a page from my infamous air fryer carrot fries, these air fried potato wedges are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside and go perfectly with just about everything.

Full Post: Air Fryer Red Potatoes

Greek Roasted Potatoes

If I had to choose a favorite recipe from this guide, these Greek lemon potatoes would certainly be in the running. They’re just SO flavorful. And to make them even better, you can easily add chicken, but we’ll get to that recipe in a second.

Full Post: Air Fryer Roasted Greek Potatoes

Air Fryer Carrots and Potatoes

This sweet and smoky combo goes perfectly with just about any protein or main dish.

Full Post: Air Fryer Roasted Carrots and Potatoes

Copycat Five Guys Cajun Fries 

I’m not saying these are better than the real thing, but readers have. And they’re Kinda Healthy, so you can have your burger and eat it, too!

Full Post: Copycat Five Guys Cajun Fries

Bonus tip: Check out my air fryer crinkle cut fries for another fun way to make fries.

Copycat Taco Bell Nacho Fries

If you’re unfamiliar with cheddar powder, it’s time to familiarize yourself. It’s a magical ingredient, and these Nacho Fries are just the beginning of what you can do with it.

Full Post: Copycat Nacho Fries

Cajun Sweet Potato Fries

I loved the Five Guys fries so much that I had to steal the seasoning blend and use it for sweet potato fries. Once you try one of these recipes, you’ll understand why.

Full Post: Ninja Foodi Cajun Sweet Potato Fries

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries with Chili Lime Dip

Even if you’re sick of potatoes at this point in the guide, the sweet chili lime dip from this recipe is a must try.

Full Post: Spicy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries

Bonus: If you’d like to make baked potatoes, check out my air fryer baked sweet potatoes recipe.

Easy Greek Chicken and Potatoes

As promised above, a version of the Greek potatoes with added chicken. This is a guaranteed way to attain Herculean strength.

Full Post: Air Fryer Greek Chicken and Potatoes

Loaded Air Fryer Potatoes and Chicken

Chicken, bacon, cheddar, potatoes—what’s not to love?

Full Post: Loaded Air Fried Chicken and Potatoes

That’s it for the recipes. Hopefully this guide has taught you how to air fry potatoes of all kinds in a number of ways. If you have any additional questions about air frying potatoes, drop a comment below and I’ll be happy to help you out!

Printable Air Fryer Potatoes Recipe Guide

If you’d like all the recipe cards in one PDF to save to your device or print out, click here to download.

More Air Fried Potatoes to Make

If this roundup didn’t scratch your itch, check out the following:

Or if you need some lower carb options, check out my Best Air Fried Green Beans, Air Fryer Asparagus with Potatoes, Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts 5 Ways, or Air Fried Cauliflower Gnocchi posts.

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