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Air Fryer Diced Potatoes


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5 from 16 votes
Cook Time : 20 mins
Total Time : 25 mins
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Last Updated on January 28, 2023 by Corinne Schmitt

These Air Fryer Diced Potatoes are crispy, flavorful potatoes that are cooked to perfection in the air fryer. If you are looking for a new family-friendly side dish recipe then this is the recipe for you. 

If you love potatoes, then you may also enjoy this Instant Pot Herbed Potatoes recipe.  These crunchy garlic parmesan potatoes are going to quickly become your favorite side dish. 

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Air Fryer Diced Potatoes on a serving plate, with Air Fryer on the side.

Air Fryer Cubed Potatoes

Sometimes potatoes get a bad reputation, but when cooked in the air fryer, they become a tasty and healthy side dish for dinner. They are actually packed with nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and potassium, as well as an excellent source of fiber. 

Why I Love This Recipe

Looking for a new family-friendly side dish recipe? Look no further than these potatoes. They’re crispy, flavorful, and cooked to perfection in the air fryer!

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Perfect for picky eaters

If you love easy air fryer recipes,  you may also enjoy this Air Fryer Potato Skins recipe. 

Ingredients

Air Fryer Diced Potatoes ingredients.

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this tasty side dish recipe. All of these ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store, or you may already have most of these ingredients on hand in your pantry. 

  • russet potatoes  – Russet potatoes really work best for air frying 
  • olive oil – I like to use high-quality olive oil for the best flavor 
  • parmesan cheese – finely grated parmesan cheese will work best for these diced potatoes

Substitutions

Potatoes: While russet potatoes really work best for this recipe, you could also use red potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes. 

Oil: I used olive oil, but you can use any high-temperature oil like canola oil or avocado oil instead. 

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Here are a few different ways that you can add more flavor to this simple side dish recipe. 

Herbs: Add some herbs such as thyme or rosemary to diced potatoes for a more flavorful dish.

Spicy:  If you like a touch of heat you can also toss these potatoes with a touch of red pepper flakes.

Topping: You could also top these cubed potatoes with cooked bacon or chopped green onions. 

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a few kitchen tools to help you make this simple recipe. You should already have these tools on hand.

  • large bowl – you will need a bowl large enough to toss all the potatoes well in oil.
  • air fryer – You can use any type of air fryer that you have on hand.  However, if you are using a small air fryer you will need to cook these in batches.

How to Make Air Fryer Diced Potatoes

Making these air fryer cubed potatoes is so simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a family-friendly side dish in no time at all. 

Step 1: Whisk together the seasonings and wet ingredients for the potatoes

In a large mixing bowl, whisk olive oil, melted butter, salt, pepper, garlic, and parmesan cheese together. 

Olive oil, melted butter, salt, pepper, garlic, and parmesan cheese in a large mixing bowl.

Step 2: Toss the potatoes in the oil mixture until fully coated

Add cubed potatoes and mix until they are evenly coated. 

Potatoes are tossed with oil mixture.

Step 3: Add the potatoes to the air fryer

Place potatoes in your air fryer basket. 

The potatoes are added to the Air Fryer.

Step 4: Air fry the potatoes until golden brown and fork tender

Air fry at 400ºF for 20 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through and golden. 

Air-fried potatoes in the Air Fryer.

Serving Suggestions

I love to serve these crispy potatoes with main dishes like this Air Fryer Sausage or this Air Fryer Tandoori Chicken recipe. 

Air Fryer Diced Potatoes on a serving plate, garnished with parsley.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to make sure that your potatoes turn out perfectly every time that you make them. 

  • Be sure to wash your potatoes well before you dice them.
  • There is no need to peel your potatoes first unless you just really want to peel them. 
  • If you want really crispy potatoes, you will need to cook them in a single layer in your air fryer basket. 
  • I recommend giving the air fryer basket a shake every five minutes or so while they are cooking. 
  • If the potatoes are cut into larger cubes then you will need to increase the cooking time by a few minutes. 
  • When the potatoes are done, the inside of them will be soft and tender. 
  • If you don’t have minced garlic, you can use a teaspoon of garlic powder instead. 

FAQs

Do you have questions about this air fryer potatoes recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe. 

How to store

Leftover diced potatoes can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 – 4 days.

How to reheat

To reheat diced potatoes, place them in the air fryer and cook for about 3 minutes at 400°F. 

Can I make these in the oven?

Yes, you can also bake these diced potatoes in the oven at 375°F for about 30 minutes or until they are golden and fork-tender.  Make sure to toss them with the oil mixture before baking. 

Do I need to soak potatoes before I cook them? 

No, for this recipe there is no need to soak the potatoes. However, if you want to dice them ahead of time you will need to soak them in cold water, and then dry them well with paper towels. 

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Air Fryer Diced Potatoes

Corinne Schmitt
These Air Fryer Diced Potatoes are the perfect dinner side dish. They are crispy, flavorful, and perfect for picky eaters.
5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 202 kcal

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups russet potatoes cubed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk olive oil, melted butter, salt, pepper, garlic, and parmesan cheese together.
  • Add cubed potatoes and mixed until they are evenly coated.
  • Place potatoes in your air fryer basket.
  • Air fry at 400ºF for 20 minutes or until potatoes are cooked through and golden.

Video

Notes

  • Be sure to wash your potatoes well before you dice them.
  • There is no need to peel your potatoes first unless you just really want to peel them. 
  • If you want really crispy potatoes, you will need to cook them in a single layer in your air fryer basket. 
  • I recommend giving the air fryer basket a shake every five minutes or so while they are cooking. 
  • If the potatoes are cut into larger cubes then you will need to increase the cooking time by a few minutes. 
  • When the potatoes are done, the inside of them will be soft and tender. 
  • If you don’t have minced garlic, you can use a teaspoon of garlic powder instead. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 202kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 437mgPotassium: 440mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 24IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
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