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Air Fryer Baby Potatoes

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes are super yummy, crispy outside and tender inside. So easy to make. Perfect side to meals and a yummy appetizer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer baby potatoes, crispy baby potatoes, vegetarian air fryer recipe
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 149kcal
Author: simplyvegetarian777


  • Measuring Spoons, Measuring Cups, Stirring Spoon,
  • Kitchen Colander
  • Air Fryer
  • mixing bowl
  • dipping sauce bowl
  • Fork


  • 1 pound Baby Potatoes see notes for options
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil You can use less or spray with oil
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt or regular salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika or use cayenne for some kick

Sour Cream Dip

  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream can use Greek yogurt or thick Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Parsley & Mint mix finely chopped ( may use both or either one)


Always read the complete recipe before starting. Gather ingredients. ALWAYS READ THE NOTES for options and tips.

    Preparing the Baby Potatoes

    • Wash the baby potatoes in Kitchen Colander thoroughly under clear running water. Make sure there is no dirt remaining on the surface. Since we are using these with the peels on, this step is important.
    • After washing, pat them dry completely with a kitchen towel. No moisture should remain. Clean the peel of any dark spots or extra tuber growth. Now they are ready to be seasoned and air fried.

    Seasoning the Baby Potatoes

    Air- Frying Baby Potatoes

    • Before you start the whole procedure, pre-heat the Air fryer for about 4-5 minutes at 390*F.
    • Now place the seasoned baby potatoes in the air-fryer basket. And air fry these at 390*F for about 18-20 minutes till you reach the desired crispiness of the potatoes. You have to give it a good shake in between, at about 9-10 minutes mark for even air-frying.
    • I air fried for about 18 minutes. These were crispy from outside and tender from inside.

    Baby Potatoes Sour Cream Dipping Sauce

    • Just mix all the ingredients - sour cream, kosher salt, parsley, mint and Lemon juice. Mix them well to combine. The Dipping Sauce is ready.

    Can I make it in Instant Pot Air-fryer Lid?

    • Yes you can. You will follow the same instructions as air-fryer for IP AIR FRYER LID.

    How can I make it in the Oven?

    • You will bake these in the oven at 400*F for about 18-20 minutes or till they are crispy.


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    Can I make it ahead of time?

    Yes you can. Although it is a super simple recipe and can be made at the time of eating, but you can definitely make it ahead of time. And re-heat it later. I would suggest that in this case, you cook these only for 15 minutes and air-fry these further when re-heating for perfect results.

    How do I re-heat it?

    Re-heating these is pretty simple. You can re-heat in the air-fryer for 4-5 minutes at 390*F.

    Can I make double batch?

    Yes you can. Although you have 2 cook these in 2 batches then.

    What to do with the leftovers?

    Refrigerate these. Make double bakes smashed potatoes with the leftovers. Or you can use these in any recipe that uses potatoes.

    What are other Seasoning Options?

    Other seasoning options are -
    Salt & Pepper
    Cajun seasoning
    Tex-Mex seasoning
    Indian Spices
    Jerk Seasoning
    Piri-Piri Seasoning

    Can I use large potatoes for this recipe?

    Yes you can. Make sure to cut these potatoes in 2 inches pieces for this recipe and then air fry with the same instructions.

    What kind of Potatoes should I use for this recipe?

    I have used all whites and a medley of white, purple & red. You can use either kind. 

    Kitchen Appliances used

    Air fryer
    Kitchen Colander
    Mixing Bowl
    Dipping sauce Bowl
    Serving Platter 


    Serving: 4servings | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 891mg | Potassium: 512mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 111IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg