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Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

These air fryer roasted potatoes are crispy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside tossed with savory olive oil, herbaceous oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt.

Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes on a plate with ketchup.

I have yet to meet a potato I didn’t love, and these are no exception!

These air fryer roasted potatoes are my new favorite way to make a quick and easy side dish to any meal.

The air fryer cooks them to perfection, giving them a crispy exterior, and a tender, fluffy interior; and the combination of oregano, red pepper flakes, olive oil, and salt gives the potatoes a fragrant and savory flavor that will make your taste buds sing!

Plus, it’s worth noting that these are vegan and gluten-free, making them a great option for any dinner party or potluck.

Trust me, you’ll love making these air fryer roasted potatoes!

Potatoes, spices, and oil sitting on a table.

Ingredients for air fryer roasted potatoes

  • Baby potatoes – Baby potatoes are the perfect size for air frying.
  • Olive oil – Olive oil will help develop a crispy exterior on the potatoes.
  • Oregano – Oregano is a great pungent herbaceous flavor.
  • Red pepper flakes – Red pepper flakes will give the potatoes a little heat.
  • Kosher salt – Kosher salt is important to help enhance all of the flavors. 
Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes sitting in an air fryer basket.

Other herbs

If you’re not a fan of oregano, no worries! Here are some other herbs I love to use when making these air fryer roasted potatoes:

  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Parsley
  • Sage
Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes close up.

Why olive oil?

Because there are so few ingredients to this dish, it’s important that every ingredient be packed with flavor!

Lighter oils like canola, vegetable, or avocado oil, are pretty flavorless, and while they’re still fats and will help crisp up the potatoes, they won’t add any flavors. 

Olive oil is not only delicious, but it’s good for you too! So use the best one you can for maximum flavor!

What to serve with?

These air fryer roasted potatoes go great with any meal! 

Use them as a side for anything from burgers, salmon, or even roasted chicken.

Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes in the air fryer metal basket.

Air Fryer FAQ

An air fryer is a tabletop convection oven.
It mimics the outcome of a deep-fat fryer but without oil. Hot hair is moved around via a fan that quickly and crisply cooks the food. The two most common air fryers you’ll see are basket-style (that is what I have) or convection/toaster oven-style. There are pluses to both, but I prefer my basket style.

I prefer the basket-style air fryer as it’s smaller and takes up less room than the toaster oven-style air fryer. My biggest tip regarding air fryers is to pick a style that will work best for your family and the amount of food you will cook. My large basket-style air fryer can cook up to 12 wings, 2-4 servings of french fries, etc., which works well for my household.

The answer to this will depend on your brand. It is ALWAYS best to double-check all brand recommendations by reading your user manual or visiting their website and seeing if they address this question on their site. My air fryer brand is basket style, and the outer and inner baskets are dishwasher safe.

Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes on a plate with ketchup.

Storage and leftovers

Any leftover air fryer roasted potatoes can be stored in an airtight container and kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To reheat, simply place on a microwave-safe dish covered loosely with a damp paper towel and heat for 2-3 minutes or until heated thoroughly.

Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes on a white plate.

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Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

Author: Brandy O’Neill – Nutmeg Nanny
These air fryer roasted potatoes are crispy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside, tossed with savory olive oil, herbaceous oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 pound potatoes



  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with non-stick spray or line it with a parchment paper liner.
  • In a large bowl add potatoes, olive oil, oregano, kosher salt, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine and coat evenly.
  • Add potatoes to the prepared air fryer, trying to keep them in one even layer, and cook for 15-18 minutes at 380 degrees F. Shaking the potatoes halfway through the cooking time.
  • Check doneness by piercing the potatoes with a fork and if it easily goes into he potatoes they are fully cooked. If not, continue cooking for a few more minutes until fully cooked.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 169mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g
Course Air Fryer
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer crispy potatoes, air fryer potatoes, air fryer recipes, crispy potatoes
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About Brandy!

I am a food lover and recipe developer bringing you delicious recipes that taste great and are easy to make! My food is inspired by travels around the world and my love of flavorful food. A list of things that make me happy: cats, Coke Zero, houseplants, and travel. Read more...

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