Order up a quick and hearty dish of homemade Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes! Crispy potatoes and peppers are the best way to kick off the day!
Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes are the perfect way to serve up seasoned, crispy potatoes in less than 30 minutes! Baby red potatoes, bell peppers, onions, garlic, and seasonings are all you need to make this filling breakfast treat that is amazing with sunny-side-up eggs and bacon.
We literally could have potatoes for every meal, they’re that delicious and that versatile. Thankfully, air fryers have made this even easier for me, especially when making potatoes for breakfast when I’m not a morning person! A little chopping and a little mixing. Then I put everything in my air fryer basket and let it do its magic so that we’re eating amazing breakfast potatoes in no time. This really is the best way to start the day.
Other Recipes to Serve with Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
- You don’t need to hit up brunch at a restaurant to have potatoes and Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce, you can make this beautiful breakfast at home!
- Spinach Egg and Cheese Breakfast Bites are a great way to make breakfast ahead of time for an on-the-go meal or for serving at a big family meal and go so well with breakfast potatoes!
Potatoes: Baby red potatoes work best for this recipe but other baby potatoes will work as well, such as baby Yukon or Dutch Gold.
Produce: You will need bell peppers, scallions (or chives), garlic, and an onion. This recipe calls for a red onion but you can use white or yellow onion instead if that is what you like or have on hand.
Seasoning: A little salt and Italian seasoning are all you need but you can also use a combination of oregano, thyme, and basil if you don’t have Italian seasoning.
Oil: For coating the vegetables you will need a little avocado oil but you can also use olive oil, vegetable oil, or canola oil.
Optional garnish: You can top each serving of breakfast potatoes with a nice sunny-side-up egg for a complete breakfast!
How to Make Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
STEP ONE: Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, place the cubed potatoes, bell peppers, and onion. Add the oil and toss the vegetables until well coated and then sprinkle on the garlic, salt, and Italian seasoning. Toss until everything is well mixed.
STEP TWO: Place an even layer of the vegetables in the air fryer basket and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. This may need to be done in batches.
STEP THREE: When the potatoes are done, sprinkle the scallions or chives over them and serve them with a sunny-side-up egg if you wish.
Tips for Success
- Cube the potatoes on the smaller side and the peppers and onion on the larger side. This will help the potatoes to all become evenly crispy and so the onion and pepper don’t get overcooked.
- Don’t overload the air fryer basket. If you have to make these breakfast potatoes in batches then do so, it’s totally worth it for those crispy potatoes!
- There’s no need to soak the potatoes in water before frying them. Sometimes sliced potatoes are soaked before making French fries in the air fryer to rinse excess starches that could cause sticking but in any case, breakfast potatoes are never soaked ahead of time because there is no worry of sticking.
Are potatoes for breakfast healthy?
Potatoes have many good vitamins and minerals that are good for us and cooking the potatoes in an air fryer is a healthier option. Potatoes contain potassium, vitamin C, B vitamins, fiber, and lutein, all of which your body needs. Depending on how they are made, potatoes for breakfast can be a great filling choice to keep you energized until lunchtime. The air fryer also helps make breakfast potatoes a healthier option as it uses so much less oil to fry the potatoes and the potatoes are just as, if not more, delicious!
How should I store my air fryer breakfast potatoes?
You can store breakfast potatoes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four to six days. You could also put them in a freezer bag or freezer container and freeze them for up to four months. When you’re ready to reheat the potatoes, you can microwave them, if you don’t mind a soft texture, or simply pop them back into the air fryer for 15-19 minutes to re-crisp. You don’t need to thaw the frozen potatoes before reheating them in the air fryer, which is a total time saver.
More easy breakfast ideas to love
- Spring Breakfast Skillet
- Air Fryer Donuts
- Cheesy Bacon Oven Potatoes
- Air Fryer Monkey Bread
- Air Fryer Pumpkin French Toast Sticks
- 1.5 pounds baby red potatoes cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 large red bell pepper seeded and chopped
- 1 large green bell pepper seeded and chopped
- 1/2 large red onion peeled and chopped
- 1 1/2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
- 2 teaspoons garlic minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoons green onion thinly sliced
- Pepper to taste
- 3 eggs for topping, optional
- Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, toss the potatoes, bell peppers, and red onion. Add the avocado oil, garlic, salt, and Italian seasoning and toss to evenly coat the vegetables.
- Place a single layer of the potato mixture on the bottom of the air fryer basket. (You may need to cook in multiple batches depending on the size of your air fryer.) Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender and golden brown. I like to shake the basket about halfway through the cooking time.
- Once the potatoes are cooked, transfer them to a serving bowl, season with pepper to taste, and top with sliced green onions. Serve warm topped with a sunny-side-up egg if you like.
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