Crispy Air Fryer Italian Potatoes: Delight Your Taste Buds

Hey y’all, it’s Darian! As a busy mom of three little ones, I’m always looking for quick and easy side dish recipes. These Air Fryer Italian Potatoes have become a regular on our family dinner table. They are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, with tons of flavor from the Italian seasoning.

Air Fryer Italian Potatoes

Why I Love This Air Fryer Italian Potatoes Recipe

Air Fryer Italian Potatoes

These air fryer Italian potatoes have so much going for them:

  • They cook up super fast in the air fryer – no need to turn on the oven!
  • Minimal ingredients required – potatoes, oil, and seasoning
  • Kid-approved and easy to customize with different herbs
  • Perfectly crispy exterior without deep frying
  • Little mess since everything cooks in the air fryer basket
  • A healthier side dish option compared to fries or chips

Air frying makes these potatoes come out perfect every time with just a quick spray of oil.

Air Fryer Italian Potatoes

Air Fryer Italian Potatoes

Hey y'all, it's Darian here from County Mama Cooking! As a busy mom of three little ones, I'm always looking for quick and easy side dish recipes. These air fryer Italian potatoes have become a regular on our family dinner table. They are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, with tons of flavor from the Italian seasoning.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 190 kcal


  • 1 medium-sized bowl
  • 1 Air Fryer
  • 1 dish


  • 1.5 lb Mini potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 2-3 tbsp Olive oil


  • Begin by chopping all the mini potatoes into quarters. Once all chopped place into a medium-sized bowl.
  • Preheat your air fryer, 390F for 3 minutes.
  • While the air fryer is pre-heating, drizzle the olive oil, Italian seasoning, and oregano over the top of the potatoes.
  • Using a spoon (or your hands), give the potatoes a good mix/stir. Make sure they are all coated.
  • By this time the air fryer should be ready to use. 
  • Dump the potatoes into the air fryer, and close it. Set it to 390F for 25 minutes. 
  • The air fryer will count down, once it hits 12 minutes press pause and open the air fryer, shake the basket around. Once you've given it a good shake place the basket back in the air fryer and press the start button. 
  • Once all done, dump the basket of potatoes into a dish and serve! 



You can adjust the time of cooking based on how crispy you like your potatoes. This is what I found was the perfect crispness. I suggest cooking them for the 25 minutes, and then just check on them periodically, press pause and open to see. If you find them perfect at like 20 minutes, then turn off the air fryer and your set. If you think they could be a little bit more cooked, then just add a few minutes to the timer.
Keyword italianseasoning, potato

Cooking Tips

Air Fryer Italian Potatoes

Here are a few of my tips for the best air fryer Italian potatoes:

  • Cut potatoes into even 1/2 inch wedges so they cook evenly
  • Rinse potatoes after cutting to remove excess starch
  • Pat potatoes very dry before air frying for maximum crispiness
  • Use a light coating of oil spray to prevent sticking and promote browning
  • Flip potatoes halfway during cooking time
  • Adjust time based on your air fryer model – check for doneness
  • Season just before air frying so herbs stick
  • Toss with extra parsley or parmesan after cooking if desired

Serving Suggestions

Air Fryer Italian Potatoes

We love enjoying these versatile Air Fryer Italian Potatoes:

  • As a side with chicken, beef, or fish
  • On top of salads for added heartiness
  • Stirred into soups or stews
  • On their own as an appetizer with dipping sauces
  • In breakfast hashes or omelets

Get creative with your own herb blends or spice mixes!


Air Fryer Italian Potatoes

What kind of potatoes work best?

Smaller potatoes like baby Yukon gold or red potatoes work well, as they cook evenly and get crispy on the outside. Larger potatoes can be cut into 1-inch chunks.

Do I need to pre-cook the potatoes?

No pre-cooking is required. The hot air circulating in the air fryer will cook the potatoes through.

Should I soak the potatoes before air frying?

Soaking the potatoes in hot water for 10 minutes before air frying helps remove excess starch, resulting in crispier potatoes. You can skip this step if you’re short on time.

How long does it take to make Air Fryer Italian Potatoes?

Cooking time is typically 15-20 minutes at 400F, shaking the basket halfway. Thinner or smaller potatoes may cook faster. Cook until fork tender.

How much oil do I need?

Just 1-2 tbsp of olive oil or avocado oil is needed to lightly coat the potatoes before seasoning. The air fryer requires minimal oil.

What seasonings work best?

Italian seasoning blends pair wonderfully with potatoes. Other good options include garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, rosemary, thyme, oregano, chili powder or cajun seasoning. Grated parmesan cheese also adds great flavor.

Should I flip the potatoes during cooking?

Yes, shaking the basket or flipping the potatoes halfway through ensures even browning and cooking.

Can I make a larger batch?

You can, but avoid overcrowding. Cook in batches for crispy results.

How do I know when they’re done?

Potatoes are done when fork tender on the inside and starting to get crispy and browned on the outside.

These air fryer Italian potatoes have become a regular side dish in our home. They are so quick and easy to make while still being crunchy and delicious. The air fryer really crisps them up perfectly. Let me know if you have any other questions! I’m always happy to help out with air fryer recipe tips.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I see the kiddos running around which means it’s time to wrap up this cooking session and put on my mom hat. Thanks for stopping by County Mama Cooking!

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