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Air Fryer Potatoes with Rosemary

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Potatoes are some of the best things to have on hand for the home cook. They can be made for breakfast lunch or dinner. They can be a side, soup or a main dish! Air Fryer Potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes to make for weeknight dinners. It's an easy recipe to make potatoes without even turning on the oven! Fingerling potatoes, red potatoes, hash browns or air fryer potato wedges are just a few of the endless options for side dishes. Check out my Rosemary Potatoes Air Fryer recipe.

Air fryer rosemary parm potatoes plated

Are air fried potatoes healthy?

When you air fry foods you are using less oil than you would need to deep fry. So an air fried potato is going to have a lot less fat than French fries. You can choose healthier options for your oils as well. Obviously a baked potato is going to have less fat, that is until you add butter and sour cream. So this is really a great option for healthier potatoes. You can still set them out on paper towels to get some of the excess oil off if you end up with some grease.

Can you stack potatoes in an air fryer?

For the best crispness you want a single layer of any food in your air fryer basket. You can have a little more in there if you cook half way and then give it a good toss and cook the rest of the way. This is an easy side dish with simple ingredients, but if you overcrowd your air fryer you will not be happy with your results.

How do you get seasoning to stick in an air fryer?

I like to coat my veggies with a spray of olive or avocado oil or vegetable oil, then toss your spices (garlic powder or fresh garlic and fresh herbs are amazing on these) or cheese on the outside before putting into a heated air fryer. You can use a bag or a large bowl with a lid for a good toss. You also have the option of oiling your potatoes, frying and then take them out and toss them with seasonings, salt and cheese if desired.

Why do you Soak potatoes in water before air frying?

If you soak your potatoes first it will help them not stick together and also cause the excess starch to rinse off so that you have a crisp texture more like a French fry. This is a great way to keep your potatoes from turning brown as well. You can slice them up ahead of time and keep in water until you are ready to cook them. You just want to dry them well before adding your oil.

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Why are my air fryer potatoes soggy?

I would guess you need to get your air fryer nice and hot before adding food and you have to cook them long enough. Each machine is different, so you might try just adding a few minutes at a time and toss or turn them over each time.

Can you put tin foil in air fryer?

Always read the safety instructions for your machine, but the machines I've used say you can put a piece of foil in the bottom of the basket or wrap the food in foil. You can put tin foil in an air fryer, but there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure that the foil is not touching the sides or bottom of the fryer, as this could cause it to overheat. Second, be careful not to overcrowd the basket, as this can also lead to uneven cooking. Finally, if you are using foil to cook something like chicken wings, you may need to turn them halfway through cooking to ensure that they are cooked evenly. Overall, using foil in an air fryer is perfectly safe as long as you use it wisely.

Can you put rosemary in an air fryer?

Rosemary is a fragrant and flavorful herb that can be used in a variety of dishes. It's also one of the few herbs that can withstand the high heat of an air fryer. For best results, use fresh rosemary and cut the sprigs into small pieces before cooking. You can also add rosemary to other ingredients in the air fryer, such as chicken or potatoes. Just be sure to add it early in the cooking process so that it has time to release its flavor. With a little trial and error, you'll soon find that air-fried rosemary is a delicious and versatile addition to your kitchen repertoire.

Prepping your Air Fryer Potatoes with Rosemary

First, prepare the potatoes. If you are using russets you will need to peel them so all those delicious herbs can flavor them evenly. For this recipe we used Yukon Gold as you can see. These are great to work with for roasting, since you don't really have to peel them if you don't want to. They have a thin skin that really doesn't even have a flavor after it's been roasted. Also, no waste!

diced potatoes with rosemary parm seasonings

Gather your herbs and spices next. The best part about this recipe is that there are only a few ingredients so you can get it in the air fryer quickly and move on to prepping other foods.

Fresh Rosemary is ideal for this recipe. Yes, it can be expensive at the store so you can always use dried Rosemary from your spice rack.

Side note- If you haven't tried growing your own Rosemary, it's a wonderful starter herb. You can actually grow it in a pot, right in the kitchen! Considering one small tray of fresh, organic Rosemary is around $4 at my local supermarket, growing my own is worth my time and the best way to know you can always get it fresh! I'm sure if you love Rosemary you are going to want to make these air fryer Rosemary roasted potatoes on a regular basis, so you will want to stock up on the essentials.

Air fryer rosemary parm potatoes

Using your Air Fryer for Potatoes

I've mentioned in my last air fryer recipe, NOT all air fryers cook the same. There are too many on the market, and too many types, to even list here. Cooking times will vary with your brand.

Our advice is to start your air fryer, and then half way through the cooking time always check the food. Air fryers typically need to have the food turned or tossed (if you have the basket type). This will keep the food cooking evenly. If you notice the food is cooking too quickly, you can also adjust the temperature at this time.

Another tip is to coat your food well with cooking oil. An olive oil sprayer works great. If you are the type to spray with cooking spray, be sure to get the food coated well on all sides. It gives a much smaller “mist” of oil. I've also used a grill brush in a pinch!

Finally, check the food when it's done prior to serving. Potatoes should be fork tender and the skins should be crispy but not falling apart. The most crispy potatoes are my favorite!

Air fryer rosemary parm potatoes close up

After the potatoes are done, garnish for more flavor and serve! I love how simple this recipe is, and the fact I don't have to turn on the oven at all. These are great with chicken, pork chops, pork tenderloin, burgers or steaks. You can also use sweet potatoes or turnips and carrots with this recipe. They all will make the perfect side dish. The flavor of Rosemary with garlic and/or Parmesan cheese are really great together.

I am always looking for new recipes to try with my air fryer and I love a potato recipe for busy weeknight dinners. Are you ready to try this Rosemary potatoes air fryer recipe? What is your favorite air fryer model or brand?

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Air Fryer Potatoes with Rosemary

diced potatoes with rosemary parm seasonings

Talk about an elegant and simple dish, these air fryer potatoes are really a fantastic side dish. They're quick and easy, and can be served with many main courses, making them a great pairing with almost anything you're cooking for dinner. The flavors are so good, they're a little crunchy, and a little creamy, and a lot delicious. This is sure to be a favorite!


  • 1 - 3 pound package of baby gold Potatoes
  • 1 wedge of Parmesan cheese
  • 1 package of fresh Rosemary
  • Spray Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic salt
  • Pepper - to taste


Wash the Potatoes in a colander, and pat dry with a kitchen towel.

Cut the Potatoes in half, and place them in a large bowl.

Spray the Potatoes with the Olive oil, until well coated.

Sprinkle garlic salt and fresh Rosemary over Potatoes, and generously grate fresh Parmesan cheese over potatoes, until they're coated in cheese.

Place the potatoes cut side down in the air fryer, and set the time for 8 minutes.

While the Potatoes are cooking, melt the two Tablespoons of butter the Microwave, and sprinkle a little garlic salt in the butter. Sprinkle a little pepper in the butter.

When the potatoes are done, remove them from the air fryer into the bowl, and toss them in the garlic pepper butter.

Place them in a serving dish, and grate a little more Parmesan cheese over the Potatoes. Garnish with sprigs of fresh Rosemary.

Serve, and Enjoy!


NOTE: You can add as much, or as little pepper, or garlic salt as you want to the butter. Keep in mind Potatoes need quite a bit of salt to make them really flavorful. If you want to measure the garlic salt, I'd say add about 1/2 a teaspoon to the butter.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 130Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 11mgSodium 317mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 2g

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