Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

by Karly

These AIR FRYER ROASTED POTATOES are the best dang roasted potatoes we’ve ever made! Tossed in garlic butter and roasted until crispy around the edges and so soft and fluffy inside! They’re so good you won’t want to share!

A close up of seasoned potatoes

Garlic and butter might just be my favorite flavor combo of all time.

I mean, what does it NOT go well with?

Garlic butter is great on just about everything, but oh boy, it’s just fabulous on roasted potatoes!

I had roasted potatoes at my favorite steakhouse one night and they were flavored with just garlic and butter. I loved them, couldn’t stop thinking about them, and now make them at home all the time!

I also loved the wine I was drinking that night, but that is another story. 😉

When I got my air fryer, it was inevitable I would make garlic butter potatoes in it and man, these exceeded my expectations. When I say you won’t want to share, I mean it. Make these when you’re home alone. Trust me on that.

A close up of garlic butter potatoes in a black bowl.

How to make garlic butter potatoes in the air fryer:

  1. Wash your baby potatoes and cut them in half
  2. Drizzle the potatoes with melted butter, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and salt. Toss it all together to combine.
  3. Cook the potatoes in the air fryer for 20 minutes. Shake the basket every 5 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
Cooked garlic butter potatoes in an air fryer basket.

Roasted Potato FAQ:

How do you reheat roasted potatoes?

I would reheat them in the air fryer at 400 deg F for 5 minutes or until warm in the middle.

Do I need to use oil in the air fryer for this recipe?

Nope, just toss the potatoes in butter as directed.

What should I serve with these potatoes?

These air fryer potatoes will go well with just about anything. Steak, pork chops, grilled chicken, and air fryer cheeseburgers are all good options.

Cooked garlic butter potatoes in an air fryer basket.

Tips for your air fryer:

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I’ve tested a few air fryers and my main requirement is that it’s dishwasher safe, big enough to cook in 2 or less batches for my family of four, and that it doesn’t sound like a jet engine in my kitchen. The one we use most is the OMORC six quart air fryer. Simple, budget-friendly, and we’ve been using it for over a year now.

A close up of garlic butter potatoes in a black bowl.

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A black bowl with cooked potatoes inside it.
A close up of garlic butter potatoes in a black bowl.

Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These baby roasted potatoes are covered in garlic and butter for a fantastic flavor to feed your potato craving! They turn out soft and fluffy inside with a crisp exterior.


  • 1 1/2 pounds baby potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Fresh minced parsley, for serving


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash the potatoes and cut in half. Add potatoes to a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Drizzle potatoes with melted butter and sprinkle with the garlic powder, salt, onion powder, and paprika. Toss to combine.
  4. Place potatoes in the air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Shake the basket every 5 minutes for even cooking.
  5. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 593mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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Margie Laramore December 18, 2020 - 5:51 pm

These were delicious. I just found your recipe this morning and didn’t have baby potatoes so I used a russet potato cut into chunks. On a whim Instead of using onion powder I cut up an onion. Thanks to your recipe I was able to serve some great potatoes for lunch. I’m looking forward to checking out some of your other recipes!!

Karly December 19, 2020 - 1:08 pm

So glad to hear that! Thanks, Margie!

Kelly Bueker October 18, 2020 - 4:37 pm

Can your recipes be used in instapot duo air fryer?!

Karly October 19, 2020 - 9:50 am

Hi Kelly! We’ve only made these in basket style air fryers. I’m not sure how the Instant Pot works, but I would think they’d be fine. 🙂

Kelly Bueker October 25, 2020 - 4:43 pm

What I’ve been reading and watching videos on recipes it should be great!


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