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Sometimes breakfast is a rushed affair, consisting of little more than a piece of toast, Danish pastry, or even a thermos of coffee. But, other times, breakfast is a more elaborate and flavorsome occasion. And, if you’re serving delicious breakfast items like bacon, sausage, eggs, or your preferred hot breakfast dishes, the meal isn’t going to be complete without spuds. So, take a look at these air fryer breakfast potatoes and you will definitely want to include them in your breakfast or brunch spread!

A plate of diced, seasoned roasted breakfast potatoes made in the air fryer is garnished with parsley and accompanied by crispy bacon strips. A partial view of a second plate of food and fresh parsley is in the background.

Air fryer breakfast potatoes are flavored with paprika, garlic and parsley. They are wonderful paired with bacon, sausage, eggs, or even a pile of pancakes.

If you love discovering new ideas for breakfast recipes, you might also be interested in crockpot carrot cake oatmeal, sheet pan eggs, or mango yogurt mousse. And perhaps some Italian cream soda to wash it down!

A bowl of air fryer breakfast potato cubes in the foreground next to various seasonings, a pepper grinder, and a small bowl of red spice. An air fryer is in the background.

Why You’ll Love It

Easy: All you need to do here is season the potatoes and pop them in the air fryer until done. Super-simple indeed! A lot of air fryer recipes are this easy and, of course, healthier than deep frying.
Tasty: Nobody can turn down crispy breakfast potatoes and you’re definitely going to find these really flavorful. Oh, and they’re gluten-free!
Versatile: Want to try out some new flavor combos? Swap the paprika and garlic for cayenne pepper and onion powder, or what about smoked salt or even Cajun seasoning?

A white plate filled with air fryer breakfast potatoes seasoned with herbs being scooped with a white spatula.

Air Fried Breakfast Potatoes Ingredients

A complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below.

Potatoes: Yukon Gold potatoes are the ones I typically choose because they hold their shape and don’t turn to mush like mashing potatoes would. Any starchy potatoes will work (that means the ones with thin skins and white flesh, not the ones with thick skins and yellow flesh, save those for mashing and baking).
Seasonings: Salt, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper, along with a pinch of parsley, season the potato cubes beautifully. You can mix and match whatever seasonings you like. Potatoes are so neutral in flavor they offer a blank palette, so you can use any flavor combo here.

A bowl filled with chopped potatoes, a bottle of oil, and small bowls containing spices, pepper, and salt are arranged on a marble surface—ready to be transformed into delicious air fryer breakfast potatoes.

How to Make Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

Prepare the potatoes: Toss your potato cubes with olive oil, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, and garlic powder in a medium bowl.
Air fry them: Add the seasoned potatoes to a greased air fryer basket and cook for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F, shaking halfway through.
The finishing touches: Check the air fryer breakfast potatoes are cooked through, then garnish with fresh herbs and serve immediately.

A fork holding a piece of seasoned, roasted potato above a plate of diced air fryer breakfast potatoes and bacon.

Substitutions and Variations

Different potatoes: I usually choose Yukon Gold potatoes but you can use red potatoes, russet potatoes or even sweet potatoes.
Other herbs: Try subbing oregano, dill weed or cilantro for the parsley.
Add cheese: Try some feta, cheddar or monterey jack cheese on top of your air fryer breakfast potatoes before serving them (cheese makes everything extra-delicious, right!)

A plate of air fryer breakfast potatoes garnished with herbs, a fork holding some of the crispy cubes, and bacon slices on the side. A napkin, parsley sprig, and a partial view of another plate are in the background.

Serving Suggestions

Other breakfast dishes: Enjoy these air fryer breakfast potatoes with sheet pan eggs benedict or a shrimp omelet. They’re also good with other egg dishes like a quiche or poached eggs. And some kind of meat like bacon or sausage links. For something sweet, consider fruit cups or cereal.
Breakfast/brunch sips:
Say cheers with a citrus champagne mimosa or Canadian Caesar cocktail. Or, if you’re being good, you can’t go wrong with a cinnamon dolce latte.

A plate of seasoned, air fryer breakfast potatoes garnished with chopped herbs. Next to it are a small bowl of salt with a spoon and a small bowl of paprika, along with some parsley sprigs.

How to Store Crispy Breakfast Potatoes

Store: Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and eat within 3 days.
Freeze: You can freeze them for up to 3 months.
Thaw: Overnight in the fridge is best.
Reheat: Warm these beauties back up in an air fryer, in a pan on the stove or in the microwave.

A white plate filled with golden-brown cubed air fryer breakfast potatoes garnished with chopped parsley. A white spatula is scooping some of the delicious potatoes. Fresh parsley lies beside the plate.

Top Tips

Even cooking: Keep the potato pieces similar in size, so you don’t end up with some cooked and some half-raw.
Skin on or off: It’s up to you whether or not to peel the potatoes. If you like the skins, scrub them well before cooking.
Check when they’re done: Use a sharp knife to test when the potatoes are done.

A plate with air fryer breakfast potatoes garnished with herbs is in the foreground, accompanied by slices of bacon in the background. A blurred dish and a napkin are partially visible.

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes FAQs

How long do they take to cook?

The cooking time depends on the size of your potato cubes as well as your air fryer. When you think they might be ready, use a sharp knife to pierce the largest one. If it goes through easily, they’re done. Air frying is an easy cooking method and it’s easy to pull out the basket and check doneness.

What can you do with leftover breakfast potatoes?

These diced potatoes are really versatile actually. Slice them and add to omelets or frittatas, chop them up and add to salads or meat and vegetable dishes, or simply reheat and serve with tomorrow’s breakfast. You can also include them in breakfast burritos, along with golden brown bacon, eggs, salsa and cilantro.

Can you spice these up?

You can add any flavors you want to air fryer breakfast potatoes, so feel free to add red pepper flakes or minced chiles, hot sauce, or anything else you like.

A plate of seasoned, air fryer breakfast potatoes and crispy bacon strips, garnished with fresh herbs. A dish of salt and a gold spoon are in the background.

Breakfast Potato Air Fryer Recipe

5 from 2 votes

Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

By: Bella Bucchiotti
Air fryer breakfast potatoes are flavored with paprika, garlic and parsley. They are wonderful paired with bacon, sausage, eggs, or even a pile of pancakes.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 6 Yukon Gold potatoes, medium, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ Teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon black pepper
  • parsley, Fresh chopped, optional for garnish

Instructions 

  • Toss potatoes in olive oil, salt, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper in a medium bowl.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Add the potatoes to the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes, shaking the basket at the halfway mark.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately.

Notes

Even cooking: Keep the potato pieces similar in size, so you don’t end up with some cooked and some half-raw.
Skin on or off: It’s up to you whether or not to peel the potatoes. If you like the skins, scrub them well before cooking.
Check when they’re done: Use a sharp knife to test when the potatoes are done.

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 1085mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 129IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg
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These are hands down the best breakfast potatoes I’ve ever had. If you enjoy flavorful crispy potatoes, you’re going to love these delicious breakfast potatoes. They pair with other savory dishes like bacon and eggs, and it’s worth making extra because these air fryer country potatoes can be used to make breakfast burritos and they also reheat well if you batch-cook them for meals throughout the week. This spud-licious recipe is definitely worth bookmarking.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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