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Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

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Are you looking for a delicious and healthy way to start your day? If so, then you need to try air fryer breakfast potatoes! These potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and they’re perfect when served with a side of eggs or bacon. Plus, they’re a great source of fiber and potassium.

potatoes on a plate.
Mouthwatering plate of breakfast potatoes.

Making breakfast in the air fryer has never been easier! Check out my recipes for Air Fryer Bacon and Egg Cups and Air Fryer Bagels for more delicious breakfast air fryer ideas.

These air fryer breakfast potatoes are tossed with a few simple ingredients you likely already have in your pantry. They turn out a little crispy on the outside and perfectly tender on the inside. You can add onions and bell peppers too for some added flavor!

This is a classic breakfast dish that cooks perfectly in the air fryer. Seasoned with a handful of spices, you won’t be able to get enough of these potatoes! They’re very flavorful and easy to make.

Breakfast potatoes are a delicious, easy, and healthy way to start your day. They are packed with nutrients and can be easily customized to fit your taste.

There are plenty of reasons to love air fryer breakfast potatoes!

plate of cooked potatoes.
Crispy air fryer breakfast potatoes

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • They’re a quick and easy way to make a delicious breakfast.
  • These potatoes are relatively healthy, and they’re perfect for feeding a crowd.
  • Air fryer breakfast potatoes are the perfect blend of crispy and fluffy, and they can be easily customized to your liking.
  • Add in some onions, peppers, and cheese for a hearty breakfast, or keep it simple with just salt and pepper.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Potatoes –  You can use any type of potato you like, but I prefer gold potatoes because they’re a bit on the small side and they cook evenly.
  • White Onion –  Optional, but I love the flavor that diced onion adds to the dish.
  • Bell Pepper – Optional, but I love the sweetness that diced bell peppers add to the dish.
  • Olive Oil – Helps season the potatoes and lets the seasonings stick to the potatoes.
  • Garlic – I like to use fresh garlic for the flavor.
  • Paprika – This is for flavor and color.
  • Salt – To taste.
  • Garlic and Onion Powder –  These are both for flavor. You can’t have too much garlic powder in my opinion.

How To Make This Recipe

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Air fryer breakfast potatoes process

Step 1:

Start by preheating your air fryer to 400 degrees F.

Step 2:

Cut the potatoes into small cubes, about 1″. Dice the onions and bell peppers.

Step 3:

Place the potatoes, onions and peppers in a bowl with the olive oil and mix well. Add the seasonings and mix again until the potatoes are evenly coated.

Step 4:

Add the potatoes to the basket and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until they’re golden brown and crispy.

Step 5:

Serve immediately with your favorite breakfast toppings. Enjoy!

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Easy air fryer breakfast potatoes

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • If your potatoes are sticking to the basket, try spraying them with a bit of cooking spray before cooking.
  • I like to dice my onion and bell pepper into small pieces so that they cook evenly with the potatoes.
  • If you want extra crispy potatoes, try flipping them halfway through cooking.
  • These breakfast potatoes are best served immediately. However, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat in the air fryer or in the oven at 400 degrees F before serving.

Variation and Mix-ins Ideas

There are so many ways that you can customize these breakfast potatoes! The possibilities are endless! Be creative and mix in your favorite flavors. Here are a few ideas:

  • For a cheesy breakfast potato, mix in 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Try a southwest flavor: mix in some diced jalapeños, chili powder, and cumin.
  • Try an Italian twist: mix in some sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and oregano.

Storing & Freezing

Storing:  These breakfast potatoes are best served immediately. However, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer or in the oven at 400 degrees F before serving.

Freezing: I do not recommend freezing these breakfast potatoes as they will lose their crispness. If you do choose to freeze them, make sure to thaw them completely before reheating.

FAQ

How many calories are in air fryer breakfast potatoes?

The number of calories in air fryer breakfast potatoes will depend on the size and type of potato used, as well as any additional ingredients used. However, a typical serving of air-fried potatoes is generally around 200 calories.

Can I make breakfast potatoes ahead of time?

I do not recommend making these breakfast potatoes ahead of time as they will lose their crispiness. If you do choose to make them ahead of time, make sure to reheat them in the air fryer or oven before serving.

Do I need to preheat my air fryer?

You don’t have to, however, this will help the potatoes to cook evenly and become nice and crispy.

How do I know when the potatoes are done?

The potatoes are done when they are golden brown and crispy. You can also insert a fork into the potato to see if it is cooked through. If the fork slides in easily, the potato is done.

What can I serve with air fryer breakfast potatoes?

Air fryer breakfast potatoes are typically served as a side dish. However, they can also be served as a main dish with eggs and bacon. They are also delicious topped with shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, or diced onions.

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Yield: 4 Servings

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

plate of cooked potatoes.

Are you looking for a delicious and healthy way to start your day? If so, then you need to try air fryer breakfast potatoes! These potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and they’re perfect when served with a side of eggs or bacon. Plus, they’re a great source of fiber and potassium.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 Gold potatoes
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  1. Start by preheating the air fryer to 400°F.
  2. Cut the potatoes into small cubes, about 1". Dice the onions and bell peppers.
  3. Place the potatoes, onions and peppers in a bowl with the olive oil and mix well. Add the seasonings and mix again until the potatoes are evenly coated.
  4. Add the potatoes to the basket and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until they're golden brown and crispy.
  5. Serve immediately with your favorite breakfast toppings. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Different air fryer brands may cook at different rates, so be sure to keep on eye on food.
  • If your potatoes are sticking to the basket, try spraying them with a bit of cooking spray before cooking.
  • I like to dice my onion and bell pepper into small pieces so that they cook evenly with the potatoes.
  • If you want extra crispy potatoes, try flipping them halfway through cooking.
  • Storing: These breakfast potatoes are best served immediately. However, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer or in the oven at 400 degrees F before serving.
  • Freezing: I do not recommend freezing these breakfast potatoes as they will lose their crispness. If you do choose to freeze them, make sure to thaw them completely before reheating.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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