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Multi Colored Roasted Potatoes in Air Fryer

Multi colored roasted potatoes in air fryer recipe that will become your new favorite side dish. Tender and delicious baby potatoes with garlic and air fryer onions made in your Cosori or Ninja Foodi are cheap and full of flavor.

air fryer roasted potatoes

Roasted potatoes in air fryer are great as a cheap side dish with dinner. Add some onions and garlic to bring out your favorite flavors. Crispy skins but tender on the outside, it’s a favorite air fryer recipe of ours. (affiliate links present, originally published 1/21)

Ninja Foodi Roasted Potatoes

Are you ready for the perfect bite size side dish? These are fun and I love using petite multi colored taters to make it. Who doesn’t like purple potatoes anyway right? Your kids will definitely love them I guarantee. Choose this mix you see here or just one of your favorite type diced into bite size pieces.

You can use the bags with different colors like you see here or sometimes they are just all red and small. The biggest difference is the cook time for lighter colors is less and the darker they get, like purple, take longer to get fork tender.

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

cosori review

Ninja Foodi Roasted Baby Potatoes

As always olive oil is the key to crisping these little bites of goodness up perfectly. Beyond that you can throw in your favorite seasonings and toss them all together.

If you’re new to air frying everything you’ll need to learn the number one tip. This is to keep all your food in one layer, overlapping is a no no. Hot air needs to circulate around each piece to get it crispy.

  • Another important step is to shake the basket when it comes to air fryer diced potatoes like these so they rotate a bit.

Just like in an oven, you’d normally use a spatula to flip each piece over. This is no different except tossing them is a bit easier.

air fryer potato recipe

Air Fryer Multi Colored Potatoes

Here are a few questions you might have in mind right about now and a few answers to clarify things.

Can you put foil in an air fryer?

There is no need, actually it will inhibit the air flow and won’t work as well. You want the hot air to circulate on the outside of the food and if it is covered with aluminum then it won’t get crispy as you’d like.

Air fryer red potatoes just need a bit of olive oil and seasonings to come out perfectly.

Should potatoes be soaked before roasting?

I typically don’t. Many who have made my air fryer french fries have chosen to do so.

This takes some of the starch out and makes them crunchier. 30 minutes submerged does the trick.

We did spam and potatoes once and that was great too! Crispy “fried” breakfast or brunch idea for sure. Use what you like but these multi colored ones sure are fun. You can grab a whole bag with them mixed at the store. For under $5 you can try this flavorful side dish that goes with hamburgers, meatloaf and all sorts of things.

potatoes in air fryer

What are the tastiest potatoes?

I chose a bag of petite baby potatoes of different colors because I just thought they’d be more fun. You don’t have to choose these. Yellow, russets or red could be substituted or mixed together. Just dice them into bite size pcs.

This is really a subjective question but according to a survey French fingerlings are said to be the most popular and versatile. Used as french fries or made into air fryer hashbrowns are great too.

Air fryer roasted potatoes

These are really quick and easy to prepare. You’ll need to cut them into small pieces that are all the same size, that is key. About 1×1″ is the perfect size for the cook time here. Halved if they’re small like this.

roasted potatoes in air fryer

Air fryer potatoes

Here are brief instructions, there’s a printable recipe card at the bottom of the post as well.

Time needed: 12 minutes

Air fryer diced potatoes

  1. Preheat

    Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.

  2. Mix ingredients

    In a large bowl add rinsed and cubed into the bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle on seasonings such as salt and pepper, garlic powder, even cajun seasoning is good for a bit of heat. Toss to coat.

  3. Cook

    Pour in half your mixture or enough to fill air fryer basket without overlapping much. Set to 12 minutes and toss after minute 5 and 10. When you toss the potatoes it allows them to crisp perfectly.

  4. Serve

    Check after 12 minutes. If they’re cut larger they may need longer to soften but under 20 minutes for sure. Serve when they’re as tender as you’d like.

They’re the perfect side dish with any meal really. This method creates potatoes perfectly crispy on the skins but fork tender inside.

roast potatoes in air fryer

Ninja Foodi Potatoes

I like to add some diced onions and/or shallots into the mixture but that is up to you really. You can re season once they’re done but I haven’t found the need for more. Serve with Ninja Foodi roast beef or air fryer rump roast for a great dinner idea.

These are a great addition to any meal. Serve them with diced potatoes and carrots together or alone. Potatoes are just so versatile. Okay so I guess I am bias since we are in Idaho but they’re pretty amazing.

  • Looking for more easy potato ideas after you make these? We have a bunch of them.

We used fresh deer jalapeno sausage in this air fryer sausage and potatoes recipe you see here above.

air fryer sausage and potatoes

How to cook diced potatoes in air fryer

You could use any precooked links like kielbasa or andouille too. It’s a great quick meal with TONS of flavor. Here are a few other faves:

  1. Our easy Shepherd’s pie is full of mixed vegetables underneath that layer of homemade mashed potatoes which the kids love.
  2. For the holidays, this cheesy potato casserole with ground beef is just amazing.
  3. Add a bit of chili powder for some heat and Old Bay is always a great choice for seasoning everything.

How long to roast potatoes in Ninja air fryer

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For a similar dish in your slow cooker, try our Crockpot funeral potatoes with a kick of chips on the top.

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Roasted Potatoes in Air Fryer

Roasted potatoes in air fryer recipe that will become your new favorite side dish. Tender and delicious with garlic and onions.
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, petite, potatoes, roasted
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 81kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Wash and pat dry your potatoes. Slice petite potatoes in half, make sure they're all the same size.
  • Put sliced potatoes in a bowl with oil and seasonings.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
  • Put half of your mix inside, or the amount that will fit into your basket without overlapping pieces.
  • Cook for 12 minutes total, shake after 5 minutes.


Nutrition Facts
Roasted Potatoes in Air Fryer
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 782mg34%
Potassium 247mg7%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
ninja foodi roasted potatoes
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Monday 27th of November 2023

Air fryer recipes say it cooks a whole jacket potato 50 minutes to cook. If I cook my jacket potato in the microwave (8 minutes), can I then put it in the Ninja air fryer to crisp it? If so, this would save energy

The Typical Mom

Monday 27th of November 2023

Probably? Make sure to preheat air fryer first, spray outside of potato liberally with olive oil and sprinkle with salt to crisp.


Tuesday 25th of April 2023

Really good. I added baby carrots to the mix. I have a ninja air fyer and used the "air roast" setting. Not sure if it makes a difference that I used that setting and I did set the temp for 400.

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 25th of April 2023

carrots are a great add in

Kevin Akers

Monday 12th of December 2022

These recipes are just too difficult to read with all of the adverts and the extra unrelated sentences/sections. Do you have a website without the ads?


Monday 13th of March 2023

@Kevin Akers, Go straight to The Recipe. Copy. Paste on plain sheet. Delete anything you don't want... SAVE. 😉


Saturday 24th of December 2022

@The Typical Mom, they're not expensive but ads make it possible for people to make money on their webpage

The Typical Mom

Monday 12th of December 2022

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Monday 18th of January 2021

Great potatoes and onions. Just a little too much salt for us.

The Typical Mom

Monday 18th of January 2021

Well that is of course subjective. Decrease a bit next time for you and enjoy

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