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Airfryer roast potatoes – Absolutely delicious AND so simple!

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Last year I managed to buy an airfryer thanks to an Amazon lightning deal. I got it for a very reasonable price, but now I’ve tried it I would DEFINITELY pay more for it! One of my regular items to make in it is airfryer roast potatoes. They are so simple and easy that I just had to share.

We LOVE all things potato in the air fryer including air fryer frozen sweet potato fries, air fryer wedges and air fryer fries!

Airfryer roast potatoes

Scroll down to see the full airfryer roast potatoes recipe near the bottom

The concept of an air fryer is very simple. They usually have a little metal mesh basket, like a *deep fat fryer, but you don’t use a litre of oil.

You can ‘fry’ your items using air and you can make significantly healthier food compared to a traditional deep fat fryer.

To get started all I do is peel my potatoes and I soak them in water. I tend to get these ready an hour or two in advance, just because I’m often busy just before dinnertime. You don’t need to do this and can peel, wash and use right away.

When it is time to make the potatoes I will give them a rinse and dry them using paper towel.

Cooked sage and onion stuffing balls decorated with sage

Then preheat the airfryer to 180C. After that, I will use 1/2 a tablespoon of olive oil and coat with salt and pepper. This is all it takes to prepare the roasties and then I put them into the airfryer.

The temperature that I use is 180C and I find that 25-35 minutes is all it takes to cook, depending on the size of the potato.

Halfway through the cooking time, I will shake the basket and then I tend to add some herbs. I love sage, rosemary, garlic or thyme. I tend to just use whatever I fancy at the time.

These roast potatoes are super simple. They do not stick to the basket, they only need to be shaken once during the cooking time and they are faster than potatoes cooked in the oven.

Chicken Tikka breasts on a plate

I often add airfryer parsnips to the top, when there are 20 minutes to go. These turn out lovely and crisp too.

These airfryer roast potatoes have been cooked for around 23 minutes, as they are quite small. I tend to use the setting at 180C as I find that this works well and the extra 20C just isn’t really needed to make them lovely and crispy.

However, if halfway through yours are looking very anaemic then you can turn them up to 200C.

My airfryer has been absolutely fantastic, so far, and I usually serve the potatoes with my slow cooker roast chicken.

Air fryer fries in a basket with ketchup

My top tip for airfryer roast potatoes:

If you have leftovers then you can keep them in the fridge and refresh them the following day.

I personally put them in the airfryer for 6-7 minutes and this is perfect to heat them through. They are almost as good as the first time around!

Can you cook frozen roast potatoes air fryer? My tips for cooking frozen roast potatoes in air fryer:

You can absolutely do this! I find that the cooking time needs to be lowered by about 1/3, but this is a great way to get crispy roasted potatoes without putting in the effort!

Shake halfway through, and once more near the end, to avoid the frozen roast potatoes sticking to the basket.

I personally think the best frozen roast potatoes are the Aunt Besties ones, but I haven’t tried a huge range as I like to make them myself.

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Want to make more than airfryer roast potatoes in your airfryer? Check out these recipe books: 

A load of finished airfryer roast potatoes
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Airfryer roast potatoes

Delicious airfryer roast potatoes in just 30 minutes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 237 kcal


  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • salt & pepper
  • 600g potatoes


  1. Pre-heat your airfryer to 180C.

  2. Wash your potatoes.

  3. Peel and chop your potatoes.

  4. Add salt & pepper and olive oil.

  5. Cook at 180C for 25-35 minutes. Shake halfway through.

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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Now you know how to make a roast potato in the airfryer why not try some of my other airfryer recipes?

Air fryer chicken wings

Air fryer parsnips

Air fryer potato wedges

Air fryer chips

Air fryer sweet potato fries

Airfryer hash browns

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Having a roast dinner? These are some of my favourite accompaniments:

Slow cooker whole chicken

Homemade sage & onion stuffing

Slow cooker gammon joint

Ultimate onion gravy

Slow cooker roast beef 

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Air fryer roast potatoes
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Wednesday 30th of June 2021

I looked at your recipe for Roast potatoes. I have the Ninja Air Fryer. Now, this has different programmes including Roast as well as Airfry. Which one would I use?


Wednesday 30th of June 2021

Hi James! Thanks for stopping by for my recipe. Definitely use the Air Fry function for this. The roast function on the Ninja is usually more like a traditional oven, so you'll not achieve such a crispy result! Hope that helps.


Monday 22nd of June 2020

Thank you for replying to my message I think I'll leave the chips for now I'm going to have a go at your lovely roast potatoes I'll let you know How I get on xc


Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

You're so welcome! Good luck x


Wednesday 17th of June 2020

I've just got an air fryer I don't know where I'm going wrong but my frozen frying chips are really dry and burnt any hints please xx


Thursday 18th of June 2020

Hiya! Are you using frying chips, or oven chips? Frying chips are possibly (but not an expert here!) drier, as I think they're just designed for being used in oil, rather than without oil, or with limited oil, like oven chips. Oven chips, that are already coated in a little oil or some sort of seasoning usually, are fantastic in the air fryer, so perhaps you could try something different? I hope this helps & you see this, as I have no idea how replies are set up on this website to be honest!


Monday 24th of June 2019

I love my air fryer, everything tastes so much better and is so much healthier. Thanks


Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

So true Lak, thanks for your comment!


Monday 2nd of July 2018

What setting on the air fryer do you put these on? The French fry setting?


Monday 2nd of July 2018

It should say in the post - 180C x

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