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Simply The Best Air Fryer Roast Potatoes!

Roast potatoes are our weekly treat to have alongside our Sunday roast. We always do them in the oven, which if I’m honest, takes forever. Admittedly we do have a bit of an ancient oven which likely isn’t the most efficient.

Air Fryer Roast Potatoes

So, I was really keen to see if we could make tasty roast potatoes in the air fryer.

I knew I had less space to play with, and I also wanted to use as little oil as possible; without losing out on the lovely crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, roast potatoes we are used to.

I made these in a Philips Air Fryer, so one of the smaller air fryers. And I needed to make enough to feed 4 people (2 adults and 2 children).

I used 2 medium-sized potatoes per person (Maris Piper), so 8 in total. I used just 1 tbsp of olive oil which was enough to crisp them up to taste like the roasties we know and love!

The key to making these work in the air fryer, particularly a smaller sized air fryer, is making really small potatoes. This helps us to fit more in as well as ensure they cook quickly enough. You can make larger potatoes, but you will need to increase the cooking time.

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I cooked these at 180C/350F for 25 minutes. Depending on your air fryer, and what size you cut your potatoes, you will need to adjust the time.

As always, check on them at regular intervals to see how quickly they are cooking. Also, make sure you give them a little shake at various intervals to move them about in the basket a bit.

Roast Potatoes Air Fryer

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Air Fryer Roast Potatoes

Simply The Best Air Fryer Roast Potatoes!

Yield: 4
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 8 medium potatoes (Maris Piper)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat airfryer to 180C/350F.
  2. Peel and chop up potatoes. The smaller you cut them up the quicker they will cook.
  3. Spray/brush with 1tbsp of oil - make sure they are all coated.
  4. Put potatoes in air fryer basket and slide into the air fryer.
  5. Cook for 25 minutes. Check on them at regular intervals and give them a good shake about.

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Rebecca Mooney

Saturday 26th of December 2020

I got my air fryer for Christmas yesterday and I replaced the olive oil with goose fat...melted my goose fat and tossed my potatoes in that before putting them in. What a result!

Bill Harris

Monday 21st of December 2020

But do you use the air fryer or the oven setting in the Ninja? Thanks

Roy Dawson

Saturday 19th of December 2020

could i do the roast potatoes in my ninja air fryer 5.2lt max

Liana Green

Sunday 20th of December 2020

Hi Roy - yes you certainly can - I quite often do roast potatoes in my Ninja!

Thomas corbett Corbett

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Used mine for the first time with very good results. Preset the fryer to 35 mins at 180 degrees. Paused at 25 mins and put in my potatoes. I had two trays of roasters so stopped with 7 minutes to go and swapped the shelf position. Continued u til finished ..... great result.

Xmas day will be so much easier this year without fussing with a deep fat fryer.




Sunday 1st of March 2020

Trying these today with our lunch roast chicken! Only got our tower air fryer yesterday!

Liana Green

Sunday 1st of March 2020

Hi Dani - I hope they turned out great!

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