Homemade Air Fryer Diced Potatoes Recipe (+Video)

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These crispy Air Fryer Diced Potatoes are the perfect side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! And the best part? They are incredibly easy to make. 🤩 Fry it, to believe it.

Air fryer diced potatoes recipe bite shot, served in a white salad plate
Air fryer diced potatoes recipe bite shot, served in a white salad plate

Potatoes are a versatile and magical food—they can be baked, mashed, roasted, pan-fried, or deep-fried—the possibilities are truly endless.

While potatoes are delicious on their own, they’re also fantastic for eating with other sauces and spreads, like ketchup and mayo. No form of potatoes works more perfectly in any scenario or has a better ratio of crispy outside to tender inside than diced potatoes.

A classic accompaniment to eggs or chicken, diced or cubed potatoes are easy to make (even easier in the air fryer) and are super satisfying.

We love these perfectly roasted air fryer diced potatoes with just about anything. They’re so quick to make (so much faster than the oven) and they come out so delicious every time!

In this recipe, we simply dice up some potatoes, toss them with oil and seasoning, air fry them, and voila! They’re done and ready to be enjoyed with a piece of chicken or wrapped up in a breakfast burrito!

Let’s get started!

Air Fryer Diced Potatoes Ingredients

Ingredients for cubed potatoes air fryer recipe

You only need a few ingredients to make these perfect potatoes, and most of them are from your pantry!

  • Yukon gold potatoes
  • Avocado or olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Rosemary or dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper

📣 You can find the exact measurements and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card down below.

In this recipe, we prefer to use Yukon gold potatoes for their high moisture content, which makes the finished potatoes really creamy and tender.

You can also use russets, which have a high starch content or red potatoes that are very sticky.

All types of potatoes will work in this recipe! However, If you want extra-crispy diced potatoes, the russets’ starchiness is the best for that. 

Rosemary and potatoes are a match made in heaven! If you’re not a fan of rosemary, however, you can omit it altogether (or replace it with thyme or chives) and the potatoes will be equally as delicious.

Recipe Video: Air Fryer Potato Cubes

Don’t have time to read? We made this short recipe video just for you. 😉

*You can find the exact amount of ingredients and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card below.

How to Cook Diced Potatoes in the Air Fryer?

Making diced potatoes in the air fryer takes a fraction of the time it takes in the oven!! In 20 minutes or less, you’ll have diced potatoes that will be crisp on the outside, creamy on the inside, and all-around yummy.

1. Slice your potatoes into 1-inch cubes.

Potato cubes on a chopping board

Carefully cut the potatoes into 1-inch cubes. Start by cutting the potatoes into 1-inch thick slabs, then proceed to cut the slices into 1-inch strips. Finally, cut the strips into 1-inch cubes and transfer them to a medium bowl.

If desired, you can opt for larger-sized cubes, but keep in mind that you’ll need to adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure they cook through properly.

At this point, if you’re using fresh rosemary, chop it into small pieces.

💡 Pro Tip: If you desire a crispy finish, consider using russet potatoes instead of Yukon gold. Additionally, soaking your sliced potatoes in cold water for 15-30 minutes to remove excess starch will significantly contribute to the overall crispiness of your side dish.

2. Preheat your air fryer to 400ºF (204ºC).

Preating Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer to 400°F (204°C).

If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 400ºF (204ºC) and then let it cook for 5 minutes without food.

You may also skip this step by adding 2-3 minute increments to your cooking time or until you achieve your desired finish.

🚨 Note: If you’re using a 4-quart air fryer, such as a Ninja Foodi or any other brand, reduce the temperature to 375°F (191°C) or 380°F (193°C). Compact air fryers generate more heat due to the proximity of the heating element to the food.

3. Season the diced potatoes.

Seasoning cubed potatoes with avocado oil, garlic powder, rosemary, salt and pepper

To the bowl with the potatoes, add avocado or olive oil, and toss to coat all the diced potatoes in the oil. Then, add the garlic powder, the chopped rosemary, salt and pepper and toss to coat the potatoes well in the seasoning.

4. Air fry cubed potatoes for 12-15 minutes until golden.

Roasting diced potatoes in air fryer

When the air fryer is preheated, add the diced potatoes in a single layer and cook, tossing once halfway through, until the potatoes are golden brown on the outside and tender in the center, about 12-15 minutes.

I used a 6-quart air fryer to test this recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.

5. Serve and enjoy your air fried potato cubes!

Air fried diced potatoes in a white salad plate.

When the air fried diced potatoes are done cooking, carefully transfer them to a plate and serve immediately with the dipping sauce or dish of your choice!

To serve with flair, sprinkle on some more freshly chopped rosemary (or any herb that you have)! The herbs add great color and awesome fresh flavor!

My absolute favorite thing to do with these potatoes is wrap them up inside of a breakfast burrito!!

Use a large flour tortilla and add scrambled eggs, the diced potatoes and a handful of grated cheddar or Mexican blend cheese. Wrap up tightly into a burrito and add to an air fryer preheated at 375ºF.

Air fry for 1-2 minutes per side. Carefully transfer to a plate, slice in half and serve with salsa! I think it’s the best breakfast ever!

Freezing & Storage

Freezing: Allow the air fryer diced potatoes to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container or zip-top bag. Store in the freezer for up to 6 months. To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then follow reheat instructions below.

Fridge: Allow the potatoes to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container or zip-top bag. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Reheating: Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (204°C). Add the potatoes in a single layer and air fry, tossing occasionally, until hot and re-crisped, about 2-3 minutes. For an extra crispy finish, you can also spray the potatoes with a little bit of high-heat cooking oil spray before air frying.

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Avocado Oil

Don’t miss out on golden, crispy textures in your air-fried dishes. The secret? Avocado Oil! When you use avocado oil, especially in breaded recipes, you’ll achieve that lovely deep-fried crunch. So, what are you waiting for? ⌛ Grab your stash of avocado oil today!

Diced Potatoes in Air Fryer FAQs

Can you air fry diced potatoes?

Yes, you can air fry diced potatoes. Surprisingly, potato cubes will be cooked through at 12-15 minutes when you roast them in the air fryer.

How long does it take to cook diced potatoes in an air fryer?

Depending on the size of your diced potatoes, it will only take 12-15 minutes to cook in the air fryer. Please note that cooking time may also be affected by the specific type of your air fryer.

How to make crispy diced potatoes in an air fryer?

Follow these tips for an extra-crispy diced potato: First, choose a potato with high starch content, like the russet variety. Then, after slicing them into cubes, remove the excess starch from the potatoes by soaking them for 15-30 minutes and washing them until the water becomes clear. Lastly, make sure to space out the potato slices on the air fryer basket allow them to crisp up evenly.

How to air fry cubed potatoes?

To air fry cubed potatoes, first slice your potatoes into 1-inch cubes. Then season them with olive oil, salt and pepper or paprika. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (204°C) and roast your potatoes for 12-15 minutes, shaking halfway.

How to cook frozen diced potatoes in the air fryer?

To cook frozen diced potatoes, preheat your air fryer to 400°F (204°C). Once preheated add a pound of your frozen diced potatoes, and cook them for 12-15 minutes. Shake the potatoes often once they start to crisp up.

Air fryer diced potatoes served in a white plate

Homemade Air Fryer Diced Potatoes Recipe (+Video)

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These crispy Air Fryer Diced Potatoes are the perfect side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! And the best part? They are incredibly easy to make. 🤩 Fry it, to believe it.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 229 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 potatoes medium-sized Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon fresh rosemary or ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • teaspoon pepper or to taste

Instructions
 

  • Thoroughly wash and dice up your Yukon gold potatoes into 1-inch cubes. If desired, you can keep the skin on for extra flavor.
    Potato cubes on a chopping board
  • Preheat your air fryer to 400ºF (204ºC). (If you're using a 4-quart air fryer or smaller, the ideal cooking temperature is between 375°F to 380°F.)
    Preating Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer to 400°F (204°C).
  • In a large bowl, season the diced potatoes with olive oil, garlic powder, rosemary, salt and pepper.
    Seasoning cubed potatoes with avocado oil, garlic powder, rosemary, salt and pepper
  • Air fry diced potatoes for 12-15 minutes, shaking them halfway through. Start by carefully transferring them into the preheated air fryer, ensuring they are arranged in a single layer for even cooking. Roast the seasoned potato cubes until they turn golden brown and crispy.
    Roasting diced potatoes in air fryer
  • Serve and enjoy your perfectly roasted air fryer cubed potatoes! Salt them to taste for a more savory finish.
    Air fried diced potatoes in a white salad plate.

Video

Notes

  • If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 400ºF (204ºC) and then let it cook for 4-5 minutes without food.
  • You can also skip preheating by adding 2-4 minutes to your cooking time. Increment gradually, to prevent overcooking your diced potatoes.
  • To ensure the potatoes are cooked through, prick them with a fork.
  • I used a 6-quart Instant Pot Vortex Plus to test the air fryer potato cubes. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer, the thickness of your potatoes and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.
  • If you are using a 4-quart Ninja Foodi Air Fryer or any other compact air fryers from other brands, reduce the temperature to 375°F or 380°F (191°C-193°C).
  • For extra-crispy diced potatoes, use high-starch varieties such as russets. Next, soak your diced potatoes in cold water for at least 30 minutes and rinse them to remove excess starch. Finally, when cooking the freshly sliced potatoes in the air fryer, ensure they are spaced out evenly to promote better crisping. Avoid overlapping them, as you would with frozen fries.

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 908mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg
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