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Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

These air fryer breakfast potatoes have a perfectly crispy, flavorful exterior with a light and fluffy center. Healthy, scrumptious and so quick to make!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Air Frying time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 312 kcal


  • Medium pot
  • Medium sized bowl
  • colander
  • spatula


  • 1.5 lbs russet potato, cut into 1 inch cubes about 2 medium-sized potato
  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika


  • Fill water halfway in a medium pot. Heat the water.
  • Peel and cut the potatoes into 1" cubes.
  • When water comes to a boil, add the potatoes.
  • Boil potatoes for 8-9 minutes.
  • Preheat the air fryer at 400 degrees F for 8-9 minutes (while the potatoes are parboiling).
  • Drain the potatoes with the colander.
  • Add the potatoes into a bowl. Add olive oil, salt, garlic and paprika seasoning.
  • Gently toss the potatoes to mix the seasoning. The softened potatoes will crumble a bit and create a rough texture.
  • Add the potatoes to the air fryer. Air fry at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes. Give the potatoes a shake halfway through, or use a spatula to flip the potatoes over.


  • Before cooking, make sure the air fryer is clean with no grease residue. 
  • I do not recommend storing the potatoes for later. They'll be too dry when reheated.
  • It's okay if the potatoes are stacked on top of each other in the basket, just make sure to check them halfway through cooking and give them an even shake. If they're stuck to the basket, use a spatula to flip them over.
  • Once done, take the potatoes out immediately, leaving them in the basket will result in steaming.


Serving: 2gCalories: 312kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 890mgPotassium: 1419mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 246IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 3mg
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