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Serve Air Fryer Diced Potatoes as an easy side dish for dinner or breakfast. They are cooked perfectly every time and ready in only 20 minutes.

If I am using my stovetop or Instant Pot for my main course, I try to find side dishes to make in my air fryer. Not only does the food cook faster, but clean up is so easy.

Closeup view of seasoned air fried diced potatoes on a white platter with a bowl of dipping sauce.

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I’ve also found that vegetables and fries cooked in the air fryer come out so much crispier than when baked in the oven. Hooray for crispy fries cooked at home!

Air Fryer Diced Potatoes are a nice choice as a quick dinner side or an addition to your bacon and eggs in the morning. Don’t forget your favorite dipping sauce for even more flavor. 

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Ingredients for Air Fryer Diced Potatoes 

Spices: garlic powder, dried parsley, seasoned salt, paprika, ground black pepper

Potatoes – we are using Russet potatoes, but you could swap these out for red or Yukon gold 

Oil – we chose olive oil, but you could also use avocado or coconut oil as healthier alternatives to canola and vegetable oils

Should I Rinse or Soak My Potatoes Before Air Frying?

After we dice our potatoes, we always rinse them. Sometimes while I am dicing I’ll let the others hang out in cold water so they don’t start turning brown.

If you have time, I recommend soaking the potatoes for 30 minutes. This helps to remove some of the starch and will yield crispier potatoes.

Make sure to pat dry the potatoes really well before proceeding with the rest of the recipe.

Can I Use Sweet Potatoes Instead? 

Sure can! Follow the exact same instructions (minus the soaking) and cook them until they are crispy. You may want to check them around the 12-minute mark as they may cook a little faster than other potatoes. 

two steps season potatoes on left and potatoes in air fryer basket on right

How To Make Diced Potatoes in the Air Fryer 

Start by dicing the potatoes and then patting them dry. Coat with the seasonings and oil.

Once your air fryer has preheated to 400 degrees, add the diced potatoes to the basket and cook for 15 minutes or until they are crispy. At the halfway point be sure you shake the basket or turn the potatoes with tongs. 

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Tips for Making 

  • For easy cleanup, try some parchment paper liners. Double check the sizes to make sure you find ones that fits your air fryer model. 
  • Don’t overcrowd the basket! This will lead to longer cooking times and uneven cooking. To avoid soggy potatoes, cook in batches if needed. 
  • For best results and even cooking, cut potatoes to a similar size.
  • Pat dry potatoes before adding oil & seasonings – this will help the oil and seasonings to stick to the potatoes.

Reheating Instructions 

While air fryer potatoes are best eaten warm immediately after cooking, if you have leftovers you can warm them back up. We usually reheat in our air fryer around 300 degrees until they are warm.

You don’t want to use a higher temperature or they’ll turn out extra crunchy because they’ve already been cooked once. 

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Closeup view of seasoned air fried diced potatoes on a white platter with a bowl of dipping sauce.

Air Fryer Diced Potatoes

Whether you want Air Fryer Diced Potatoes as an easy side dish or for breakfast, they are cooked perfectly every time. And ready in about 20 minutes.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 95kcal
Author: Lori @ I Heart Air Frying



  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups russet potatoes, cleaned (3-4 medium)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees F for 4-5 minutes.
  • Combine spices in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Dice potatoes, pat dry and add to a medium bowl.
  • Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and gently toss.
  • Sprinkle about half of the spices over the potatoes and toss to coat. Add remaining spices and toss to coat evenly.
  • Add potatoes to air fryer basket and cook for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown. Shake at the halfway point.
  • Remove and serve immediately with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.


  1. For best results & even cooking, cut potatoes to a similar size.
  2. Pat dry potatoes before adding oil & seasonings –  this helps them stick to the potatoes.
  3. Keep the potato layer to 1-2 inches in the fryer basket for crispier potatoes.
  4. Optional: soak potatoes in water for 30 minutes to remove some of the starch. Pat dry and follow remaining recipe directions as shown. This also makes for crispier potatoes.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers.
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Nutritional Estimate

Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 588mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.

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