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Crispy Air Fryer Diced Potatoes (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

  • Author: Felicia Lim
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These crispy air fryer diced potatoes are the perfect appetizer, side dish, or snack! Crazy easy to cook in the air fryer, no oil splatters, and uses way less oil than deep frying, you can use both fresh or frozen potatoes to make these air fried potatoes. Totally gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan! You’ll never go back to deep-frying again!


Units Scale
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • Salt, as desired


  1. Preheat and Grease: Preheat the air fryer to 400F and spray with non-stick spray or brush with oil.
  2. Wash and Peel: Wash and peel the potatoes.
  3. Dice the Potatoes: Cut the potatoes into small cubes.
  4. Toss Potatoes with Oil: In a large bowl, toss the diced potatoes with oil until the potatoes are coated all over.
  5. Cook Potatoes in Air Fryer: Transfer the potatoes to the air fryer basket and cook for 30 minutes, shaking the basket every 10 minutes to get them to cook evenly on all sides until golden brown.


Do not Overcrowd Air Fryer Basket: The amount of potatoes you can cook per batch will depend on the size of your air fryer basket. As a rule of thumb, I recommend not filling more than half of the air fryer basket so there is sufficient space for the hot air to circulate and allow for the potatoes to crisp up on all sides. If necessary, cook the potatoes in 2 or 3 batches to ensure they crisp up evenly.

What Types of Potatoes to Use: I personally like using russet potatoes for this recipe as they cook up softer on the interior. However, you can also use Yukon gold potatoes, red potatoes, or fingerling potatoes.

Fresh or Frozen Potatoes: This recipe uses fresh potatoes, but you can also use frozen diced potatoes if you prefer. No thawing needed, all you need to do is toss the frozen potatoes in oil and cook them for 5 to 10 minutes longer than if using fresh potatoes.

Sunflower Oil: I like using sunflower oil because I always have a bottle of it on hand. Alternatively, you can use other vegetable oils such as coconut oil, avocado oil, or olive oil.

Season Accordingly: I left the potatoes plain in this recipe, but feel free to use the seasonings you prefer, such as garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder or Italian seasoning.

Add Herbs: If you like, you may also add sprinkle of herbs such as fresh rosemary, chopped garlic cloves or oregano.

This recipe was originally published in June 2021, but has since been republished to include clearer instructions, as well as tips and tricks.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: air fryer diced potatoes

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