Crisp and delicious restaurant-style home fries are easy to make in the air fryer!

They’re perfect for breakfast served with a poached egg or next to eggs benedict.

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Why We Love Air Fryer Home Fries

We love home fries for all meals from breakfast to dinner. Like most air fryer recipes, this is easy to make and a cinch to clean up!

  • We use way less oil making them healthier (and equally delicious).
  • They can be made-to-order in minutes!
  • Even frozen potatoes can be used just by adjusting the cook times!

adding seasoning to potatoes to make Air Fryer Home Fries


We like russet potatoes for this recipe because they are a high-starch potato. When they are cooked, the texture inside is fluffy while the outside becomes crisp.

The colorful flavorful addition of onions and peppers with a touch of garlic powder & seasoned salt gives this breakfast side a definite thumbs up!

process of adding ingredients to air fryer to make Air Fryer Home Fries


Try a combination of baby potatoes, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, even bacon bits to transform this recipe into a whole new dish!

Bacon grease can sub out for the butter for a savory flavor!

Don’t forget to explore your spice cabinet for new flavor profiles. Try cajun, taco seasoning, or ranch seasoning for a fun twist!

Air Fryer Home Fries in the air fryer after cooking

How to Cook Home Fries in the Air Fryer

The potatoes cook a bit longer than the peppers and onions, this keeps the veggies from overcooking.

  1. Peel potatoes, (if desired) cut into chunks, and toss in oil with recipe seasonings.
  2. Put potatoes in air fryer basket and fry according to recipe.
  3. Toss onions and peppers in melted butter & add to fryer basket. Continue frying until veggies are tender and potatoes are crispy & golden brown.

What to Serve Air Fryer Home Fries With

Potatoes make the perfect side dish to any meal!

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Air Fryer Home Fries

Crispy and perfectly seasoned, these Air Fryer Home Fries will be a family favorite!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4


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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ½ pounds russet potatoes
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup onion chopped
  • ¼ cup bell pepper red or green, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter


  • Peel potatoes (if desired) and cut into ½" chunks.
  • Toss potatoes with olive oil, seasoned salt & garlic powder.
  • Add to the air fryer basket and cook at 380°F for 15 minutes.
  • Combine onion, bell pepper and butter. Add to the air fryer, reduce heat to 340°F and cook an additional 15 minutes or until vegetables and potatoes are tender.
  • Serve immediately.


Store leftover home fries in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 
To reheat, put in the microwave for a minute or two or place back in the air fryer for 5 minutes or until heated through. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 199 | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 744mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 379IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
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  1. Made exactly as you said. It is now on my do again recipe file. We really liked the way they roasted. Thank you.5 stars

  2. I made these with breakfast and they were delicious! Restaurant quality at home, will make many more times! Thank you!

    1. The recipe makes 4 servings. Each serving is about 3/8 pound of potatoes. The nutrition information on Spend With Pennies is always per serving listed. Hope that helps Kevin!