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Cheesy Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

Air fryer breakfast potatoes with bell peppers topped with cheese are great with eggs, or make breakfast for dinner some night! Cheap and full of flavor, you can add different seasonings, use russet or make air fryer dill red potatoes with meatloaf, we love them all so much.

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Have you tried making air fryer breakfast potatoes yet?? There’s tons of flexibility to these. Smother with cheese or leave plain with just salt and pepper. Either way it’s an easy air fryer recipe here at our house. Sponsored by Washington Potatoes. (affiliate links present)

Breakfast Potatoes in Air Fryer

Looking for an air fryer breakfast recipe that’s super cheap and everyone will love? You just can’t go wrong with taters right?? You can use any brand of machine you have. I have a few, like an AirWave, Cosori and the dual Ninja Foodi as well. They all work great to make this one for sure.

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There are tons of ways to make these too. Leave them plain with just some salt and pepper if you want but beyond that you can amp them up a lot. Dice up bell peppers, add onions, dice up some leftovers and make air fryer corned beef hash out of them too right?? OMG is that one good. Sorry, got sidetracked, let’s keep going. 😉

If you love easy air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:

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Ninja Foodi Breakfast Potatoes

My favorite if I am making them into a complete breakfast is to cook as directed below. Then you can even crack a few eggs on the top and air fry for a few more minutes. Seriously it’s like egg bites together with your diced potatoes all in one pot, done fast. 

  • I assure you that everybody at your table will think you’re an amazing cook. 😉

One thing you can always find in your local grocery store, no matter what time of year, would be Washington potatoes! OR cook frozen hashbrowns in air fryer if all else fails, this is better though. From russets to red potatoes, yellow, or the petite variety, they are just SO versatile!

You can mix them all if you like or just use one of them that is your fave. Yes, this is homemade from scratch which is best of course if you have the time.

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Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes Russet

Typically you’re going to grab this Idaho brown tater. It has a great french fry type of texture when done and is typically cheapest as well. Do NOT remove those potato skins though, you’ll lose all those great nutrients!! You also want them to stay firmer than you would if making mashed potatoes, this helps too.

Why should you eat potato skins?

They really help support a healthy gut because of the fiber they contain. Eating them increases feelings of being full and satiated too. If you’re looking to get the most nutrition out of your russet, sweet, or red potatoes keep the peel on!!

What nutrients are in potato skins? 

Cooked potatoes with skin are a good source of potassium and vitamin c. They also contain moderate amounts of protein and fiber, are naturally gluten free and almost fat free. We leave them on in our potato corn chowder too and they’re out of this world. Let me show you what I mean by this…..

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Diced Potatoes in Air Fryer

We have tons of different potato recipe ideas here on The Typical Mom blog. Why? Because you can bake them, put them on your smoker, and make a lot of different recipes in your air fryer too.

Now we are making diced potatoes in an air fryer to start our busy day. You can add ALL THE THINGS to them, like we do, or leave them plain as a side dish.

Yes you could do a bit more prep work and soften your green peppers too. If you choose to do so, this is how to blanch bell peppers. I tend to be in a hurry when using my hot air machine so I don’t bother.

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Breakfast potato ingredients

  1. Russet potatoes
    1. leave skins on, dice so they’re all the same size
  2. Onion
  3. Green onion
  4. Salt and pepper
  5. Olive oil
  6. Large bowl to mix potatoes, peppers and onions

Cheese and bacon bits are optional of course but one or both are a must if you ask me.

Breakfast potatoes in air fryer

  • Red onions
  • Garlic powder
  • Halved mushrooms
  • Mix diced potatoes
    • use some red potatoes too
    • or yellow

Feel free to add diced chives and/or green onions inside or sprinkle on top with cheese

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Homemade Hash Browns

Ok so once you have all your ingredients mixed together, you’re going to want to preheat your air fryer and cook. 400 degrees is the optimal temperature to get nicely fried potatoes in under 30 minutes.

How the cook time is going to vary:

  1. The larger you dice your vegetables and potatoes, the longer it will take.
  2. You can make different types of breakfast potatoes
    1. use red potatoes vs. russets but it will take a bit longer to get tender.
    2. yellow potatoes will be of similar cook times

You’re going to want to shake the contents inside your air fryer basket every 5 minutes for optimal results.

  1. If you’ve air fried everything you know this to be true
    1. It gives food a chance to rotate and get crispy on all sides
  2. Total time to make air fryer sweet potatoes is from 15 minutes to 25 minutes or so.

Remove and enjoy with eggs and/or ketchup once they’re as crunchy and tender on the inside as you desire.

Yes you could make a version similar to this in your pressure cooker. They won’t be crispy though, but you should try them both! Our Instant Pot cheesy bacon potatoes are here for you to enjoy and cheese grits casserole is a great duo for brunch.

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Can I cook eggs in my air fryer?

Yes!! Try this air fryer breakfast too some morning. It is more of an omelette than anything else and packed with bacon and peppers is a great start to every morning.

Think outside of the box and try all the things in your new hot air machine my friends. If you want to stick with traditional baked potatoes those are fabulous too. Even better than baking them in your oven I tell you.  You know that crunchy, salty outside with tender fluffy insides you get at restaurants? THIS is how you can do the same thing right at home.

Looking for more recipes using potatoes that add low carb ingredients? Slice and add a few color of bell peppers into that mix. There are endless possibilities using a variety of different Washington potatoes!

We’ve made a similar version like this called Crockpot funeral potatoes that’s always a hit too.

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Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes

Air fryer breakfast potatoes with bell peppers topped with cheese are great with eggs, or make breakfast for dinner some night! Cheap and full of flavor.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, baked potatoes, bell peppers, breakast, casserole, cheesy, crispy, roasted
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 236kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • In a mixing bowl add diced potatoes (with skins on), onions, green peppers and seasonings. Drizzle with olive oil and stir so everything is coated.
  • Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • Pour mixture into air fryer basket and cook for 15-20 minutes shaking every 5 minutes. Take out once potatoes are tender with a fork and browned as much as you'd like.
  • If you want to add cheese you can sprinkle it on the last 3-5 minutes to melt, or dump potatoes when done in a dish, sprinkle cheese on top and microwave for about 2 minutes until it is melted.


Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 912mg40%
Potassium 842mg24%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 262IU5%
Vitamin C 38mg46%
Calcium 197mg20%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Monday 18th of March 2024

So tasty. I think my family will enjoy this potato side dish too


Monday 18th of March 2024

These made a great side dish. I skipped the peppers because we don't like them, but the air fryer made the potatoes crisp up nicely.


Monday 18th of March 2024

Always looking for affordable recipes for my air fryer. Thanks for this one!


Monday 18th of March 2024

My new favorite way to make breakfast potatoes! Never going back!


Monday 12th of February 2024

I made these for breakfast yesterday morning, and everyone loved them. I actually added them to some scrambled eggs. So good!

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