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.

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. 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. 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.

Airfryer roast potatoes
5 from 6 votes

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


  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 large 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.

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

Air fryer parsnips

Air fryer potato wedges

Air fryer chips

Air fryer sweet potato fries

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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

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Air fryer roast potatoes

23 Responses

  1. Anrola (@anrola99) January 16, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    Those look yummy. Hmm I will probably get one of these at some point, they are so much healthier, and hubby likes chips!!

  2. Bill August 1, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    You wouldn’t want deep fried chips again after cooking them in the air fryer, even oven chips taste better and you can’t beat the ones from Lidl at 50p per bag.

    • katykicker August 1, 2016 / 1:56 pm

      That is so true Bill! My husband and I have grown our own potatoes this year and they taste even better in the airfryer!!

    • Tony January 27, 2019 / 4:36 pm

      True! chips, either home made, frozen or oven chips are well better done in an air frier.

      • katykicker January 28, 2019 / 12:57 pm

        They really are!

  3. kelly September 12, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    5 stars
    I am sooooooo gonna make these, they look fab !!!

    • katykicker September 12, 2016 / 7:38 pm

      I don’t even blog about food much but this is one of my most popular posts ever! I love the airfryer (apart from cleaning it!)

    • katykicker January 26, 2017 / 2:36 pm

      They are SO great – they help you save calories AND save time too!

  4. Kimberley Ryan` January 29, 2017 / 4:29 pm

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

    • katykicker January 29, 2017 / 6:01 pm

      They are great aren’t they!

  5. tee simpson January 31, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    5 stars
    They look sooo yummy. Wish I had an air fryer

    • katykicker February 1, 2017 / 8:57 am

      They really are but the post is so popular that I end up wanting them all the time as people comment on it or share it!

  6. Caz February 3, 2017 / 5:12 am

    Can’t believe I’ve only used my airfryer for doing frozen McCain chips so far (goes to show how boring and simple I am in the kitchen). Had no idea about doing roasties in there so thank you for this!

    • katykicker February 3, 2017 / 11:22 am

      You can do so much – I’m hoping for more recipes in the next few months!

  7. karen mc kenna April 9, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    Tried pre cooked potatoes at 180c for 12mins using one cal spray and paprica,very nice.

    • katykicker April 10, 2018 / 9:18 am

      That’s fantastic! Thanks for sharing x

  8. Tracey July 2, 2018 / 6:00 pm

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

    • katykicker July 2, 2018 / 6:23 pm

      It should say in the post – 180C x

  9. Lak June 24, 2019 / 10:24 am

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

    • katykicker July 2, 2019 / 5:29 pm

      So true Lak, thanks for your comment!

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