How to Cook Diced Potatoes in Air Fryer

I have yet to meet a potato I didn’t like, and this easy Air Fryer diced potato recipe is one hot potato! Yum!

There’s nothing better than a forkful of salty, crispy diced potatoes, dipped in ketchup, or even Ranch dressing.

Diced potatoes final image - air fryer diced potatoes recipe shown in a bowl on a cutting board with garnish and ketchup with a black and white napkin forks and white plates for serving - Kids Activities blog
One of my favorite dips to serve with homemade Air Fryer diced potatoes is cajun mayo! It’s basically Sriracha and mayonnaise mixed together and it’s SO good!

Before I bought an Air Fryer, I used to pan fry my diced potatoes and can I tell you the oil splatters and grease burns I suffered for this tasty treat?! {OW}

Not only is it less dangerous to cook in my Air Fryer, I love that my favorite foods actually become healthier when prepared this way!

What I Love About These Crispy Air Fryer Diced Potatoes

What I love about this recipe is it makes cooking diced potatoes not only easier, but tastier. (Oh and try them with these Air fryer hamburgers, they’re delicious.)

How long does it take to cook Diced Potatoes in the Air Fryer?

  • Serves: 3-4
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
two russet potatoes sitting on a cutting board ready for dicing with olive oil and a glass bowl of Italian seasoning next to air fryer and towel
If you don’t have any fresh potatoes on hand, you can try using frozen potatoes.

Diced Potatoes in Air Fryer Ingredients

  • 2 cups russet potatoes, cleaned and diced
  • 1 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

How to Cook Diced Potatoes in Air Fryer

diced russet potatoes next to knife on a cutting board with olive oil and spices and air fryer
For an easy way to cut potatoes, slice them in half length-wise and then place the flat side facing down on the cutting board to then be diced.

Step 1

Cube potatoes and add to medium bowl.

How Do You Prepare Diced Potatoes?

For an easy way to dice potatoes, slice them in half length-wise and then place the flat side facing down on the cutting board to then be diced with a chef’s knife. If you want a smaller dice, then do one more long-wise cut parallel to the half cut you made first before cross cutting into diced potato pieces.

Step 2 in making diced potatoes in the air fryer - medium bowl full of diced uncooked potatoes on a cutting board next to spices and olive oil
If you are not a fan of the spices listed in this recipe, feel free to tweak it with your favorites!

Step 2

Drizzle the cubed potatoes with olive oil and toss to coat.

Air Fryer Diced Potatoes - Step mix spices
Spread the spices over the potatoes as evenly as you can.

Step 3

Combine spices in a small bowl mixing them completely.

Air Fryer Diced Potatoes - Step mix spices into potatoes
These diced potatoes already look so amazing, I want to eat the now…ha!

Step 4

Sprinkle about half of the spices over the diced potatoes and toss to coat.

Air Fryer Diced Potatoes - Step put potatoes into Air Fryer
Add the diced potatoes to the air fryer basket.

Step 5

Add remaining spices and toss to coat.

Step 6

Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees F for 4-5 min.

Air Fryer Diced Potatoes - Step serve potatoes while warm
After just 15 minutes in the Air Fryer, you will have restaurant-quality diced potatoes from the comfort of your own home!

Step 7

Add cubed potatoes to air fryer basket and cook for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 8

Remove and serve immediately with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.

Air Fryer Diced Potatoes finished served on plate next to ketchup and on a spoon
Yes, this Air Fryer diced potatoes recipe is gluten free!

FAQ for Air Fryer Cubed Potatoes

Do you have to peel diced potatoes?

It is your decision whether you want the potato peels on or off. We like the rustic woody taste of the potato skins and show this air fryer cubed potato recipe with the potato skins on, but this recipe turns out great with the skins off too!

Do you have to boil a potato before frying it?

No, we are using raw potatoes in this recipe out of convenience, but if you already have boiled potatoes you can still follow these steps with the exception of your cooking time in the air fryer will be cut in half.

Can you air fry frozen diced potatoes?

Yes, you do not have to defrost frozen diced potatoes before adding them to your air fryer. Depending on the size of the diced potato pieces, the average time to cook a frozen diced potato is 20 minutes in the air fryer flipping the potato pieces mid way through the cooking process.

Do you have to soak potatoes before air frying?

No. It is easier to skip that step and unnecessary for this recipe. Enjoy!

Are Air Fryer Diced Potatoes Gluten Free?

Yes! One of the hardest parts of living gluten free has been the realization that most restaurant potatoes are not safe–especially when a deep fryer is involved. 

Some restaurants have dedicated gluten free fryers, but many do not. Cooking my favorite potato recipes at home is the only way to guarantee zero cross-contamination. 

Double check the labels on your processed ingredients as always, to be safe, but everything on the ingredient list for this Air Fryer diced potatoes recipe should be gluten-free.

Can I Use Diced Red Potatoes Instead of Russet Potatoes?

Yes! In fact, we love this diced potato recipe using red potatoes instead. They turn out a little juicier with a different level of crispy on the outside. Be careful when you are cleaning the red potatoes to not remove all the skin while scrubbing! That red skin helps keep the outside crispy in the air fryer and lends flavor and nutrition.

We need to try a diced red potatoes in the air fryer vs. russet cubed potatoes taste test some day!

How to Serve Crispy Air Fryer Diced Potatoes

Serving crispy air fryer diced potatoes is easy. Add them to a plate with an entree like a casserole for dinner or a serving of scrambled eggs for breakfast.

They are best eaten warm from the air fryer and tend lose their crunchiness if left out too long. You can serve from a heated buffet server or warming tray, but if left too long the potatoes will get soggy.

Storing and Reheating Air Fried Diced Potatoes

If you have leftover diced potatoes, let them cool and then store in an airtight container like a ziploc bag in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To reheat, place back into the air fryer at 400 degrees F for 4-5 minutes or until they are fully hot and crispy.

Yield: Serves 3-4

Air Fryer Diced Potatoes

Air Fryer Diced Potatoes - Step serve potatoes while warm

Diced potatoes make a delicious side, and even the base for many dishes! They are so easy to make in the Air Fryer, too!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups russet potatoes, cleaned and diced
  • 1 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

    1. Dice potatoes and add to medium bowl.
    2. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat.
    3. Combine spices.
    4. Sprinkle about half of the spices over the potatoes and toss to coat.
    5. Add remaining spices and toss to coat.
    6. Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees F for 4-5 minutes.
    7. Add potatoes to air fryer basket and cook for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
    8. Remove and serve immediately with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.
Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yes, these chocolate chip cookies were made in the air fryer!

More Easy Air Fryer Recipes We Love from Kids Activities Blog

If you don’t have an Air Fryer yet, you need one! They make cooking so simple and save tons of time in the kitchen. Air Fryers are also really fun to use! Here are some of our favorite Air Fryer recipes: 

  1. Do you meal prep? Air Fryer chicken breast is the easiest way to prep chicken for the week! 
  2. Fried chicken is one of my favorite dishes, but I prefer a healthier version, like Air Fryer fried chicken
  3. Kids love to eat these Air Fryer chicken tenders, and you will love how healthy (and easy) they are! 
  4. I am so in love with this Air Fryer chocolate chip cookie recipe! The cookies come out perfectly crispy in no time at all.
  5. Let’s make air fryer hot dogs to go along with those potatoes we just made…

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