Seasoned Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes are that perfect breakfast side dish! Cubed potatoes, seasoned and tossed then air fried until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

A white plate with crispy air fryer breakfast potatoes topped with cilantro  and black pepper.


There is nothing better for breakfast than potatoes tossed in a flavor-packed seasoning blend and oil then air fried to perfection.

Serve the crispy breakfast potatoes with a side of ham or bacon and egg for a complete breakfast.

Breakfast potatoes topped with freshly chopped greens in the air fryer basket.


A recipe cannot get any simpler and easier than this one, all you need is:

  • Potatoes– For the best results you want to use Russet potatoes, also known as Idaho potatoes. You can also use red potatoes and also Yukon gold potatoes.
  • Oil– We toss our potatoes into olive oil, but you can also use vegetable oil, avocado oil, or any other oil.
  • Seasoning– For the seasoning, we use a classic blend of salt, garlic powder, paprika, Italian, and black pepper. You can use any other of your go-to seasonings.
Seasoned potatoes in the air fryer basket ready to be cooked.


This recipe comes together in under 30 minutes!

  1. Prep– Peel, and cube the potatoes. Add the potatoes to a bowl and toss with oil and seasoning.
  2. Air Fry– Add the seasoned potatoes to the air fryer basket and air fry until cooked through and crispy.
  3. Serve– Top with freshly chopped greens and serve.


  • Meaty– Add some meat to the potatoes for a hearty dish. We love adding bacon, sausage, chorizo, or even sliced ham.
  • Cheesy– Right before the potatoes are done cooking, add some shredded cheese to the potatoes and let the cheese melt.
  • Veggies– Add some mushrooms, peppers, spinach or any other veggies to the dish.
  • Spicy– Add heat to the potatoes by serving with some hot sauce, sriracha or Cholula.
Air fryer breakfast potatoes in a white bowl with a spoon.


Do I need to peel the potatoes?

No, if you like that extra crispy flavor you can leave the skin on. Just be sure to clean the potatoes well.

How to reheat the potatoes?

To reheat, add the potatoes into the air fryer and cook until warmed or reheat in the microwave.

Do I need to preheat my air fryer?

No, you do not need to preheat the air fryer before cooking the potatoes.

Do the potatoes need to be soaked before cooking?

No, you do not need to soak the potatoes!

Should I spray the air fryer basket before adding the potatoes?

Since the potatoes are tossed in oil, you do not need to spray the air fryer basket.

Air fryer basket with seasoned and crispy breakfast potatoes topped with greens,


There are so many different ways to serve the potatoes for breakfast or a side to an entree.

For Breakfast Serve With:

As Side to Entree:

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

Seasoned Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes are that perfect breakfast side dish! Cubed potatoes, seasoned and tossed then air fried until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 50 kcal



  • Peel and wash the potatoes then cube into 1-inch cubes. Make sure they are all equal in size for even cooking.
  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, garlic, paprika, Italian seasoning, and black pepper.
  • Add the cubed potatoes into a bowl, pat dry. Toss with the oil and the seasoning mixture.
  • Add to air fryer basket, and cook 400°F for 10 minutes. Give the basket a toss an cook an additional 8-10 minutes.
  • Top with freshly chopped greens and serve.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 50kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 437mgPotassium: 17mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 128IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
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