Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes are flavorful and so easy to make. Loaded with peppers and onions, these crispy potatoes makes the perfect breakfast side dish.
One of the best things to serve with breakfast potatoes are eggs of course! Omelets are one of my favorites. When I'm in the mood for an omelet, I usually make these easy air fryer breakfast potatoes to go with it. They're the perfect breakfast companion.
I come from a family of potato lovers. Like many of you, I've eaten a lot of potatoes in my day. Mom would boil, mash, fry or bake them. Served with a little butter, salt and pepper, it was all good. When I look back, frankly, the potatoes could have used a little more oomph, if you know what I mean. When I compared mom's potatoes to these breakfast air fried potatoes, well, there's no contest!
My husband and son enjoy a good, hearty breakfast and they get really excited when I serve these air fryer potatoes. So when I'm on breakfast duty, I put a good helping of breakfast potatoes on the side. Sure, bacon and eggs are great by themselves, but with a generous side of flavorful air-fried potatoes, breakfast is complete! The after effects? Contentment all around!
Breakfast Potatoes In Air Fryer
My love of potatoes and discovering they could be done in an air fryer was the inspiration behind this air fryer breakfast potatoes recipe. Not only are potatoes satisfying and filling, they're easy on the pocket book and can stretch out a meal if you're on a tight budget. That's a double win if you ask me.
Making tasty air fryer potatoes is easy and only requires ten basic ingredients. Most of these items may already be in your pantry, so a trip to the grocery store may not be necessary.
- hollandaise sauce, totally optional
- Yukon gold potatoes
- bell peppers
- creole seasoning
- black pepper
See the recipe card below for amounts and for directions to make homemade hollandaise sauce.
How To Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
Are you ready to make crispy air fryer breakfast potatoes? Follow these five easy steps and the results will be an amazing breakfast side dish.
Step 1: Dice vegetables
Dice the potatoes, bell peppers, and onions.
Step 2: Season your potatoes
Toss potatoes in oil, sprinkle with seasonings and give it a good stir. Make sure all the potatoes are well-coated in oil and seasoning.
Step 3: Preheat the Air Fryer
Preheat your air fryer to 425 degrees and then spray your air fryer basket.
Step 4: Air Fry the breakfast potatoes
Air Fry the breakfast potatoes for 25 minutes or until crispy. I recommend stirring your potatoes halfway through.
Step 5: Toss breakfast potatoes in melted butter.
Although this step is optional, it's delicious. So give it a try. Toss air-fried potatoes in melted butter and serve. Garnish with hollandaise sauce when serving as another option, if desired.
Hint: For crispy potatoes, don't overcrowd them in the air fryer.
If you don't have the exact ingredients or just want to change it up, here are a couple of helpful tips when making these Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes.
- Potatoes - Don't have Yukon gold potatoes on hand? Use red potatoes or russets instead.
- Creole Seasoning - No creole seasoning? Use paprika, salt and pepper or Cajun seasoning.
Want to personalize this air fryer recipe? Here are some of my tried and true tips for altering this breakfast potatoes recipe.
- Spicy - Drain some diced green chilies from a jar and add them to the potatoes while cooking.
- Peppers- Not crazy about peppers? Leave them out.
- Kid-friendly - use seasoned salt in place of the creole seasoning to make this dish kid-friendly.
If you love air fryer breakfast recipes, then you may also want to try this air fryer frittata recipe.
Are you ready to make this crispy breakfast dish? Gather these four kitchen tools and you're ready to rock and roll!
- knife and cutting board
- air fryer
- mixing bowl
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to three days.
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Do you have questions about air fryer breakfast potatoes? Here are some of the most commonly- asked questions about this easy breakfast recipe.
Reheat leftover potatoes in the air fryer at 375 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes or until they are warm and crispy again.
Yes, you can freeze these leftover potatoes for up to three months. Follow the air fryer reheating directions above.
Yes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and roast for 20 to 30 minutes or until the potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender in the middle.
Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes Video
Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
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Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
- microwave safe bowl or saucepan to melt butter
- ½ cup butter
- ⅓ cup heavy cream 35%
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon mustard yellow or dijon
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- hot sauce - 3 to 5 dashes
- fresh dill or green onions if desired
- Gather and measure all of your ingredients.
- In a large bowl, add diced vegetables to the diced potatoes.
- Toss the potatoes in oil, sprinkle with seasonings and give it a good stir. Make sure all the potatoes are well-coated in the oil and seasoning.
- Preheat air fryer to 425 degrees and then spray the air fryer basket.
- Air Fry the breakfast potatoes for 25 minutes or until crispy. Stir the potatoes halfway through.
- This step is optional, but it’s delicious all the same. Toss air-fried potatoes in melted butter.
- Garnish with hollandaise sauce when serving.
- Serve and enjoy every bite!
Homemade hollandaise directions.
- If using a package of hollandaise sauce, follow the directions. If making homemade hollandaise sauce with a double boiler, add water, turn it up to high and bring water to a boil. While potatoes are browning, begin making the hollandaise sauce. Check to see if the water in the double boiler is boiling. If using a heavy-bottomed saucepan, place it on medium-low heat. Whichever method you use, melt the butter first. Add heavy cream. Then add egg yolks, lemon juice, hot sauce (if using) and mustard until blended. Continue to cook, whisking constantly, until mixture has thickened. Watch the pot doesn't get too hot. Don't let the sauce vigorously boil. You can take the pot on and off the double boiler, or element, as needed. When sauce thickens, remove it from the heat.