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Should I boil potatoes before roasting?

No. Boiling potatoes before roasting is a waste of time and nutrition. During boiling some water soluble vitamins are lost in water. That’s why you should put the  potatoes in the air fryer or oven without boiling them when making roasted potatoes.

Should I soak potatoes in water before roasting?

No. You do not need to soak potatoes in water to make roasted potatoes. It is advised in some recipes because soaking potatoes in cold water prevents them from browning too fast, but you do not need to do this when you are making roasted potatoes in the air fryer.

Why are my roasted potatoes not crispy?

Sometimes excessive starch on the outside of the potatoes can prevent them from being crispy. You can wash the potatoes after cutting them to get rid of the excessive starch.

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roasted potatoes air fryer recipe

Emine Aslan January 24, 2024
Roasted Potatoes Air Fryer Recipe

Summary: A very quick and easy, less than 20-minute roasted potatoes recipe with Italian parmesan cheese to accompany your main dish. Try and enjoy!

Tags: Air fryer potatoes

Category:Side dish
Cook Time:18 minutes
Prep Time:10 minutes
Author:Emine Aslan
Calories: 126

Making roasted potatoes in the air fryer is very easy, quick, and healthy. When made in the air fryer, you have roasted potatoes fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside with a very small amount of oil and within less than 20 minutes. This is healthier and quicker than any other method to make roasted potatoes. Cleaning up is easier, too, after all when you are done with the cooking.

The air fryer roasted potatoes below is a candidate to be the best side dish of your menu not only because it is easy and quick but also it is very nutritious. Besides having potato and olive oil, it also has parmesan cheese which is highly nutritious,very rich in protein and calcium. Parmesan is an Italian cheese made from cow’s milk and fermented for at least 12 months. The high nutritional value of cow’s milk and the long fermentation time improve both flavor and health benefits of parmesan.

When you make the recipe below, you will have a delicious healthy side dish for yourself and for your loved ones in a very short amount of time. Let’s move on to the recipe without wasting any more time!


  • 2 pounds baby potatoes, well-scrubbed and cut in halves

  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning

  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese

  • Salt to taste


  1. Preheat the air fryer by setting the temperature to 380°F and the timer to 3 minutes. Once you press the “Start/Pause” button, it will start warming up.

  2. Add potatoes, olive oil, Italian seasoning, parmesan cheese, and salt into a bowl and mix them.

  3. Put the mixture into the rotating basket if your air fryer has one. If it does not have a rotating basket, put them in the regular air fryer basket or spread them on a tray.

  4. Open the air fryer, place potatoes into it, and close the air fryer.

  5. Set the timer to 18 minutes and press the “Start/Pause” button to start roasting.

  6. If potatoes are in a regular air fryer basket or on a tray, then shake them halfway through cooking.

  7. Cook until potatoes are golden brown and tender. You can check tenderness using a fork.

  8. Open the air fryer and transfer potatoes to a serving platter.

  9. Serve warm.

  10. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 halves
% Daily Value
Calories per serving
14.6 grams
5.3 grams
6.3 grams
8 milligrams
129 milligrams
2.8 grams

    You do not have to peel the potatoes to make this recipe but, if the skins are thick, then it is better to peel them.


    You can serve roasted potatoes either as a side dish. It goes great with all kinds of meat dishes, red meat, poultry, and seafood.

    You can serve roasted potatoes as a light vegetarian meal as well. Its protein content from cheese, and all other nutritions it has are in fact sufficient to serve it as a meal when you’d like to pursue a light diet.