Potatoes and onions have never been easier than when cooked in your air fryer. These delicious Air Fryer Potatoes and Onions taste like they’ve been pan-fried but with using much less oil.
The deliciously seasoned potatoes are crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside, and the onions are perfectly tender.
This recipe is based on my delicious air fryer french fries. The one challenge I had when testing this recipe was that when the potatoes and onions were cooked together for the entire duration of cook time, the onions were way overcooked.
That minor challenge was easy to work around – I just added the onions halfway through the cooking time (you’ll need to remove the basket to shake the potatoes anyway at this point!). The result was perfectly crisp potatoes and tender onions.
This easy, budget-friendly recipe can be seasoned to your personal taste and is a perfect side dish for breakfast, lunch, OR dinner!
- Potatoes – The potatoes need to be cut into approximately 1 inch pieces. I used russet potatoes, but red or gold potatoes can also be used. I chose to leave the skin on, but you can peel the potatoes if you desire.
- Yellow onion – Cut into approximately ¾ to 1 inch pieces.
- Olive oil
- Seasonings – I use a blend of salt, black pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Feel free to use your favorites and adjust the amounts to your personal preference.
How to Make Air-Fried Potatoes and Onions
- Place potatoes in a medium bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat evenly, then toss with seasoning mixture.
- Arrange potatoes evenly in your air fryer basket and air fry at 390 degrees F for 7 minutes.
- While the potatoes are cooking, toss the onions in the remaining oil and seasoning mixture (using the same bowl). After 7 minutes, remove the air fryer basket and add the onions. Shake the basket or use a set of tongs to toss the potatoes and onions.
- Cook for an additional 7 to 9 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown and onions are tender.
Number of Servings
This is enough for 2 generous servings or 4 smaller servings. This recipe can easily be doubled and cooked in batches – please note that the majority of my photos (not including step by step photos) are 2 batches.
Once cooled, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days.
I love these air fryer potatoes and onions served as a side dish with garlic rosemary pork chops, roasted chicken leg quarters, and barbecue pork ribs.
Air Fryer Potatoes and Onions
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon olive oil divided (3 teaspoons)
- 3 cups cubed russet potatoes (1 inch cubes) 2 to 3 potatoes (depending upon size) that have been scrubbed clean, rinsed and patted dry with paper towels.
- 1 cup chopped yellow onion (¾ to 1 inch pieces) 1 medium onion
- Stir together salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Place potatoes in a medium mixing bowl. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons of the olive oil and toss to coat evenly.
- Reserve ¼ teaspoon of the seasoning blend for the onions. Sprinkle the potatoes with the remaining seasoning blend and toss to coat evenly.
- Place potatoes in your air fryer basket in a single layer.
- Cook the potatoes at 390 degrees F for 7 minutes. While the potatoes are cooking, place the onions in the same mixing bowl and drizzle with the remaining 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Toss to coat evenly. Sprinkle with the remaining ¼ teaspoon of seasoning blend and toss again to coat evenly.
- After the potatoes have cooked for 7 minutes, add the onions and shake the basket (or use a set of tongs to toss). Cook for an additional 7 to 9 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown and onions are tender.
- If doubling the recipe and making in batches, when the batches are done, place all the potatoes and onions in the air fryer basket and heat for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Once cooled, store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days.
- Red or gold potatoes can also be used.
- Potatoes can be cooked peeled or unpeeled. If peeling, scrub and rinse the potatoes clean and pat dry with paper towels before cutting.
- This recipe was tested using a 5.8 quart Cosori Air Fryer.
If provided, nutritional info is a courtesy, is not guaranteed and should only be considered as a guideline.
These potatoes and onions came out perfectly and smelled so good while they were cooking. Delish!