These air fryer baby potatoes come together in a flash. It is an easy recipe with basic ingredients yet it is packed full of flavor. This is an incredible side dish that can make even a simple dinner spectacular.
Hands down, this is the perfect side for any meal and it comes together in under 15 minutes.
Baby potatoes are much more tender than larger, fully matured potatoes and they have a sweeter, creamier flavor. Keep these mini spuds in your pantry for a quick dinner prep any day of the week.This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.
Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
Potatoes are pretty much a blank canvas for flavors and textures. They are so versatile and adaptable. You can turn a simple baked potato into a main course meal or coat potato wedges in a crispy cheesy crust.
These baby potatoes are bound to be your ‘go-to’ recipe for last-minute dinners.
Here is why they are so good.
- Cook them until the skin is crispy or soft and tender.
- The center is so soft it is practically creamy.
- They finish cooking almost twice as fast as a conventional oven.
What you need.
- Baby potatoes.
- Olive oil.
- Salt and pepper.
- Fresh parsley.
How to make them.
This might be the easiest recipe you ever make.
- Coat the baby potatoes in olive oil then season them with salt and pepper.
- Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket and cook for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Toss the potatoes with melted butter and fresh chopped parsley.
- Serve and enjoy!
Tips for success.
- Scrub the potatoes clean before you start then dry them completely. If they have water on them then they will only steam instead of roast.
- Make sure you coat the potatoes in oil. If you skip this step then the seasoning will not stick to the potatoes.
- Don’t overcrowd the air fryer. If you are using a smaller air fryer then cook the potatoes in separate batches.
- If you want crispy skins then cook for an extra minute or two.
- The size of your baby potatoes will determine the length of cook time. If you have extra small potatoes then decrease the time. Conversely, if you have much larger spuds, give them a little longer to cook.
- If the baby potatoes vary in their size, cut the larger ones in half so they all are similar in size. That way they will all cook at the same rate.
Do you need to poke baby potatoes before cooking them?
Normally, you would want to prick the skin on potatoes before you bake or roast them. That lets steam escape from the potato and prevents them from bursting open.
Since baby potatoes are basically immature potatoes, the skin is very thin and tender so you don’t need to poke them before you bake them. However, if some of the baby potatoes are larger then you may want to give them a poke so steam can escape. Usually, just a good scrub with a vegetable brush will break the skin enough.
Some other recipes you may like.
These air fryer Cornish Game hens are so juicy and tender. The dry rub makes it easy to prep and makes the crispy skin taste extra delicious.
The baby potatoes go really well with our Traeger smoked stuffed pork tenderloin. The tenderloin is stuffed with cheese, bacon, and spinach. What’s not to love?
Don’t forget about dessert! This air fryer banana bundt cake is spectacular. The cake is tender and packed with so much banana flavor.
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- 1-1/2 pounds baby potatoes
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Scrub the baby potatoes clean and place them in a mixing bowl.
- Toss the potatoes with olive oil then sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
- Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket. Keep them in a single layer (smaller air fryers will require more than 1 batch).
- Air fry at 400°F for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Transfer the baby potatoes to a serving bowl and drizzle the melted butter over them. Toss with the chopped parsley and serve.
- Do not crowd the potatoes in the AirFryer basket. If you have a smaller AirFryer you will need to cook more than 1 batch.
- Cooking time may vary depending on the size of your baby potatoes.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 258Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 8mgSodium 122mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 5gSugar 3gProtein 6g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.