These Instant Pot air fryer roasted potatoes go with just about anything! These air fried potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and they cook in much less time than in the oven. They make a great side dish for dinner or you can serve them as breakfast potatoes! If you don’t have an Instant Pot air fryer or air fryer lid, you can use a traditional air fryer or bake them in the oven.
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Roasted potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes and I love that I can eat them at breakfast or dinner! Roasting vegetables in the oven is pretty easy to do, but roasting them in the air fryer is even easier.
I find that the potatoes come out crispier and they cook even faster in the air fryer. I use an Instant Pot air fryer, the Duo Crisp. Check out my manual on how to use the Instant Pot Duo Crisp – it’s easy to understand and gives you all the information you need.
I am completely sold on the Duo Crisp air fryer but if you don’t have an Instant Pot air fryer or air fryer lid, you can use a traditional air fryer.
Here are Instant Pot Air Fryer Recipes you might enjoy:
– Instant Pot Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
– Instant Pot Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries
– Instant Pot Air Fryer Chicken Wings
– Instant Pot Air Fryer Pound Cake
Tips and Substitutions
How to Prevent Sticking
This recipe requires a liberal application of vegetable oil in the air fryer basket and the potatoes. This prevents the potatoes from sticking.
It is also important to make sure that the potatoes are dried really well before applying the spices and oil.
Using your hands to apply the oil to the potatoes is the best way to get maximum coverage. Just be sure to wash your hands really well afterward!
Type of Potatoes
Size of Potatoes
The potatoes should be cut into about the same size to ensure even cooking. Some pieces can get undercooked or overcooked if they’re different sizes. I cut the potatoes into 1-inch cubes.
You can use larger potatoes and cut them into cubes or you can use mini potatoes and cut them in half. If you want to leave the mini potatoes whole, you will probably need to increase the air frying time by a few minutes.
The recipe gives you the seasonings I usually use when making roasted potatoes. But you can change things up. I add ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper to make the potatoes spicier.
Here are some other ideas for seasonings. Just watch out for the salt content. Each brand is different:
No, you can stack the potatoes in the basket. Just make sure the potatoes are evenly spread out and don’t fill the basket so much that the air can’t circulate.
This is one of those recipes for which I recommend spraying the basket with oil.
Spray the basket with a light spritz of oil. Don’t use the canned oil spray, but instead use an oil spray mister that can be filled with oil. [Read More: Go to the section Air Fryer Tips in my guide on how to use the Instant Pot Duo Crisp]
Yes, you can use the same timing and temperature to make these Instant Pot air fryer roasted potatoes using the air fryer lid.
Use a nonstick spatula to gently move the potatoes. Sometimes letting the potatoes cook for a few more minutes loosens them. You can also line the basket with parchment paper or aluminum foil to prevent sticking next time. Be sure to poke a few holes in them to allow for circulation.
The next time you make them, decrease the cooking time by two minutes. Different air fryers may have slight variations, so you have to find a time and temperature that works for you.
Spritz the potatoes with some oil and air fry them for another 2 to 3 minutes at 400 degrees.
Yes, the potatoes can be reheated by air frying them for 2 to 3 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
I don’t preheat the Instant Pot Duo Crisp + air fryer before roasting the potatoes. Please note that the Duo Crisp has a built-in preheat time.
When I make two batches, I do notice that the second batch cooks faster since the air fryer is quite hot. It’s best to follow the instructions of the manufacturer.
Overcrowding the air fryer can result in soggy or undercooked food. It depends on the capacity of your air fryer. Some air fryers can accommodate more food.
If you need to air fry double the quantity, you can do it in two batches. Once both batches are done, combine the potatoes and air fry them for about a minute to heat them all the way through.
If you’re new to the Instant Pot and aren’t familiar with how to use it, you might find it helpful to first read one of the following guides and then come back here to learn how to make this recipe.
- Instant Pot DUO Beginner’s Manual
- Instant Pot ULTRA Beginner’s Manual
- Instant Pot DUO EVO PLUS Beginner’s Manual
- Instant Pot DUO NOVA Beginner’s Manual
- Instant Pot DUO GOURMET Beginner’s Manual
- Instant Pot DUO CRISP Beginner’s Manual
- Instant Pot PRO Beginner’s Manual
- Instant Pot PRO CRISP Beginner’s Manual
Instant Pot Air Fryer Potatoes – Ingredients
Ingredient quantities are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post
How to make roasted potatoes in the Air Fryer (Step by Step Instructions for Duo Crisp model)
- Season the potatoes
- Place potatoes in air fryer
- Program the air fryer
- Remove lid to turn the potatoes partway through cooking
- Shake the basket to turn the potatoes and continue cooking
- Remove lid after cooking is complete
- Transfer potatoes
Season the potatoes
- Mix the spices together in a medium bowl.
- Stir in vegetable oil to form a paste.
- Dry the potatoes thoroughly and coat them with the seasonings, making sure all surfaces are covered.
Place potatoes in air fryer
- Spray the air fryer basket liberally with vegetable oil.
- Transfer the potatoes into the air fryer basket.
- Put on the air fryer lid.
Program the Air Fryer
- Press the Air Fry Button.
- Press Temp + or – until the temperature says 400F.
- Press the Time + or – until the time says 00:18.
- Press Start.
- The display will say On, and once it has heated up, it will start counting down from 00:18 to 00:00.
Remove lid partway through cooking to turn the food
- Partway through air frying, the Instant Pot will beep and the display will say Turn Food.
- Lift the air fryer lid and place it on the protective pad.
Shake the basket to turn the potatoes and continue cooking
- Using silicone mitts, lift the basket by the handles and shake the potatoes up a couple of times. If you find that the potatoes are sticking to the bottom, use a nonstick spatula to gently lift the potatoes.
- Close the lid.
- Cooking will automatically continue.
Remove lid after cooking is complete
- When the timer runs down, the Instant Pot will beep and the display will say End.
- Lift the air fryer lid and place it on the protective pad.
- If the food’s not cooked to your liking, program the Instant Pot to air fry for another few minutes.
- Transfer the roasted potatoes to a serving dish.
- Serve as a side dish with peri peri chicken, chicken korma, or chicken shawarma.
Oven Instructions for Roasted Potatoes
To make this recipe in the oven:
- Prep and season the potatoes.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Coat the aluminum foil with oil.
- Spread potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the potatoes are golden in color and cooked through.
See the recipe card below for detailed instructions.
Air Fryer Favorite Recipes
Air fryers excel at preparing frozen foods with excellent results. Frozen foods cook super quickly in the air fryer and come out crispy outside and tender inside. This makes them ideal for cooking frozen foods that both taste great and retain the best texture.
– Frozen hash browns in air fryer
– How to air fry corn dogs
– Frozen shrimp in air fryer
– Air fryer biscuits
Instant Pot Air Fryer Potatoes
- Pat the potatoes dry with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel until they're completely dry. This is an important step.
- Mix the onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika in a medium bowl. Stir in the oil to make a paste.
- Add the potatoes to the spice mix and coat evenly until every surface is covered.
Air Fryer Instructions
- Place the air fryer basket in the air fryer and coat with oil. You can either use a paper towel soaked with oil or an oil sprayer. Don't use canned aerosol oil as that can harm the coating of the air fryer basket.
- Transfer the potatoes to the basket and make sure they're evenly spread out.
- Close the lid and air fry for 18 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- If you are using an Instant Pot air fryer, partway through cooking, the display says turn Food. If you are using an air fryer without this feature, set a timer to turn the potatoes 12 minutes into the cooking process.
- Open the lid and using silicone mitts, lift the basket and shake the contents so the potatoes are tossed well. Close the lid and continue cooking.
- When the cooking time is up, open the lid and check to make sure the potatoes are cooked to your liking. Toss the potatoes again and air fry for another 2 minutes, if desired.
- Transfer the potatoes to a serving dish.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat the foil with oil.
- Spread the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and golden in color.
- Prep time does not include the time needed to peel and cut the potatoes.
- Cooking time can vary based on the air fryer model and the size of the potato cubes. At the 15-minute mark, check the potatoes to see if they’re done.
- See the blog post for more detailed recipe tips.
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