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Air Fryer Red Potatoes

Air Fryer Red Potatoes

Air fryer red potatoes are perfectly crispy baby red potatoes air fried with just a little bit of oil and the perfect blend of seasonings! If you like roasted red potatoes, you are going to LOVE this air fryer version!

Overhead photo of a white bowl filled with air fryer red potatoes cut into wedges.

Crispy Air Fryer Red Potatoes

If I had to choose just one thing that the air fryer consistently wins at, it would be potatoes.

Whether you are making baked potatoes, French fries, potatoes wedges, potato skins, or these red potatoes – you won’t be disappointed. Potatoes just came out delicious in the air fryer. Period.

White bowl overflowing with red potato wedges.

Not only do air fryer potatoes come out extra crispy, but they take less time to cook than in the oven. Plus, you don’t have to heat up your oven during the hot days of summer.

There are so many reasons to make these potatoes in the air fryer. Why not make them tonight?

Red potatoes taste great when paired with lots of different dishes, too. You can easily serve them with chicken or beef. I also like a nice serving of red potatoes with white fish like tilapia

Red potato wedges inside of an air fryer basket.

All Things Air Fryer

If you love cooking with your air fryer as much as me, make sure to pick up my air fryer cookbook: The “I Love My Air Fryer” Affordable Meals Recipe Book.

Also, if you like Facebook groups, I run an Air Fryer Recipe group that has lots and lots of recipes for the air fryer.

More Potato Recipes:

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Cooking red potatoes in an air fryer

Making baby red potatoes in the air fryer is really simple. Here is a quick overview of how to do it. Scroll down for the full recipe, ingredients, and option to print. Make sure to bookmark this page or save it to Pinterest, too!

  1. Start by washing your potatoes well. There is no need to peel the skins.
  2. Quarter the baby red potatoes so they are in wedges. 
  3. Add them to a mixing bowl and drizzle them with oil. Stir them around and add more oil into they are lightly and evenly coated.
  4. Sprinkle in the seasonings and mix again, so the seasoning is evenly distributed and sticking to the potatoes. 
  5. Place potatoes in your pre-heated air fryer and cook until crispy and fork tender. Yum Yum.
A white bowl of roasted red potatoes with two wedges on the counter, outside of the bowl.

What seasonings to add to red potatoes? 

In this recipe, we use a classic combination of rosemary, thyme, and garlic; but there are many other flavor combinations that will taste great on air fried red potatoes. Here are some ideas: 

  • Lemon pepper seasoning can give you delicious Greek-style potato wedges.
  • A mix of garlic powder, mild chili powder, salt and black pepper are fantastic together.
  • Taco or fajita seasoning mix is also delicious on baby potatoes.
  • Fresh rosemary with onion powder is another yummy combination. 
A white bowl filled with red potato wedges and the words "Air Fryer Crispy Red Potatoes" in brown lettering.

What to serve with air fried potatoes? 

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A bowl of air fried red potatoes in a white bowl.
Yield: Serves 4

Air Fryer Red Potatoes Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Air fryer red potatoes are perfectly crispy baby red potatoes air fried with just a little bit of oil and the perfect blend of seasonings! If you like roasted red potatoes, you are going to LOVE this air fryer version!


  • 1 pound baby red potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary


    1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
    2. Cut potatoes into quarters.
    3. Place poatoes and oil inside a large mixing bowl.Quartered red potatoes in a glass mixing bowl next to a small bowl of spices.
    4. Mix well, until potatoes are evenly coated with oil.
    5. Add salt, garlic powder, thyme, and rosemary to bowl of potatoes.
    6. Stir again, until seasonings are evenly distributed on potatoes.Red potatoes coated with oil and spices,
    7. Place potatoes inside air fryer and air fry for 10 minutes. Red potatoes inside an air fryer basket.
    8. Stir potatoes and cook an additional 10 minutes, or until crispy and fork tender.Air fried potatoes with golden edges.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1/4 pound

Amount Per Serving Calories 193Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 0mgSodium 411mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 3g

Nutrition information is an estimate.

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