Air fryer breakfast potatoes are home fries made easy! No mess, no fuss! They're much lower in fat and calories than oven roasted or shallow fried breakfast potatoes. And, they're just as crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Plus, they only take about 15 minutes to make. Who's in?
Breakfast potatoes are my favorite thing to make in my air fryer. I've even been making proper diner style hash browns in my air fryer. These, however, are much simpler to make. They're so hassle free that you'll be making them in the morning before work.
All you need to do is dice up some potatoes. There's no need to peel or boil them. Season them, drizzle with a touch of olive oil and pop them in your air fryer. Home fries extraordinaire!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
✅It's super easy to make, only requiring about 15 minutes of your time.
✅Air fyer breakfast potatoes are lower in fat than breakfast potatoes that are fried on the stove top.
✅There's barely any clean up! For another potato recipe that's minimal prep and easy clean up, be sure to check out my cast iron potatoes.
✅This recipe is flexible. Don't have a red pepper? Substitute some crumbled vegan sausage.
- Potatoes: Russet potatoes are the best choice. They crisp up more than waxier potatoes like red potatoes. Having said that, I've made this recipe with all kinds of potatoes, and it's fine to use whatever you have in your fridge.
- Red Onions: I love a little few extra veg with my breakfast potatoes. The onions and red peppers are optional. One of the great things about this recipe is that it's easily adaptable to what you have in your fridge.
- Red Pepper/Capsium: Adds a bit a sweetness and color.
- Olive Oil: We're just using a touch here to crisp up the potatoes. If you want to go oil free (or close to it), you can use a cooking oil spray. I've tried it, and they come out delicious. Plus, you'll need to spread a touch of oil on your air fryer inserts so your potatoes don't stick.
- Garlic Powder: It's obvious, right? There's no home fries without garlic!
- Onion Powder: Onion powder has such a nice, funky umami taste. I highly recommend using it.
- Smoked Paprika: Adds a smoky, spicy flavor.
- Dried Parsley: Did you know that your taste buds can distinguish 5 flavors: salty, sweet, bitter and umami. Parsley is a "mild bitter." It enhances all the flavors around it.
- Salt And Pepper: Absolutely essential to great air fryer breakfast potatoes.
How To Make Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
- Using a sharp knife, dice your potatoes. The best way to do this is to cut the potatoes lengthwise, stack up the slices and cut them into cubes. There's no need to peel them.
- If you need to preheat your air fryer, do that now. We'll be cooking them at 375 F (190 C). Be sure to lightly grease the bottom of your air fryer. You can either brush the rack with olive oil or spray it with a cooking spray.
- Now toss the diced potatoes into a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and season with garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, dried parsley, salt and pepper. Be sure to mix to ensure all the potatoes are evenly coated in olive oil and spices.
- Tip the diced potatoes into your air fryer, spread them out evenly, and cook for 8 minutes. Flip them once at the half way point.
- At the 8 minute mark, add your onions and red peppers to the breakfast potatoes. Give the air fryer basket a shake and cook for a further 4-5 minutes.
- You're done! Serve and enjoy!
What To Serve With Breakfast Potatoes
We frequently eat air fryer breakfast potatoes on their own, but they also make a great side dish! Here's a few of my favorite vegan breakfast recipes for your next luxurious brunch:
Just Egg French Toast - Who doesn't love potatoes and french toast?
Just Egg Omelette With Roasted Cherry Tomatoes An omelette and potatoes equals the pefect brunch.
The Best Almond Flour Pancakes - Vegan How about a big stack of fluffy vegan pancakes and a side of air fryer breakfast potatoes?
Healthy Baked Beans- No Molasses or Sugar If you're British, you'll love this idea. If not, maybe not:)
Vegan Full English Breakfast - Go all the way!
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Frequently Asked Questions About This Recipe
You can! Spread them out on a parchment lined baking tray and freeze for at least four hours. Then, all you need to do is transfer them to an air tight container.
Usually this is the result of too much moisture. Don't rinse or soak the potatoes after they are diced. Also, another culprit could be that you've overcrowded the air fryer basket. Try to spread the potatoes out evenly.
They'll stay fresh for 3-5 days if stored properly. Either store them in a shallow, airtight container, or wrap them in foil.
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Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
- 1 Potato diced
- 1 Red Pepper diced
- 1 Red Onion diced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- Brush the rack of your air fryer with oil. Preheat it to 375° F (190° C).
- Dice your potatoes. No need to peel them.
- Transfer the potatoes to a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, and season with garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, dried parsley, salt and pepper.
- Tip the diced potatoes into air fryer, spreading them out evenly. Cook for 8 minutes, flipping the potatoes at the half way point.
- Add the diced red pepper and onion. Cook for a further 4-5 minutes.
- Store leftover cooked breakfast potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.