Homemade Air-Fried Breakfast Potatoes Recipe

These homemade air-fried breakfast potatoes will be a hit with the whole family. This is an inexpensive breakfast recipe that can be used with your air fryer and/or Ninja Foodi. These air fried breakfast potatoes offer all the homefry hashbrown goodness of their deep-fried relatives with a fraction of the fat and calories! You will want to try these air fried breakfast potatoes today! Eat these for breakfast, or my personal favorite, breakfast for dinner!These homemade air-fried breakfast potatoes will be a hit with the whole family. This is an inexpensive breakfast recipe that can be used with your air fryer and/or Ninja Foodi. These air fried breakfast potatoes offer all the homefry hashbrown goodness of their deep-fried relatives with a fraction of the fat and calories! You will want to try these air fried breakfast potatoes today! Eat these for breakfast, or my personal favorite, breakfast for dinner!

Potatoes. I will eat potatoes in ALL the ways.

In fact, I’m not sure there is a way that I don’t enjoy to eat potatoes?

However, this way, the way I am about to tell you all about, might just be my FAVORITE way (well…after my famous mashed potatoes of course).

Breakfast potatoes!

Traditionally, these bite-sized pieces of fried potatoes are saturated in a healthy (?) dose of oil. You pour the oil in the frying pan, heat it up and the goal is for the oil to basically *just about* cover the potatoes while they are in the pan.

Yum.

I still love breakfast potatoes prepared this way. It’s still my favorite.

However, I have now found a way to make *almost* the identical breakfast potato recipe that has been my guilty pleasure basically my whole life in the air fryer!

I have a Ninja Foodi, so my directions will be focused on the Ninja Foodi, however, you can make these breakfast potatoes with any air fryer!

I hope you give these air fried breakfast potatoes a shot. I bet they will be a family favorite for you as well.

Here are a few other breakfast recipes you might enjoy as well!

Homemade Air-Fried Breakfast Potatoes Recipe

Ingredients: 

  • Potatoes (I usually do 4-5 for my family) peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • a bit of oil (I usually use olive, vegetable will do just fine though)
  • desired seasonings (I use salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika)
  • 1/2 an onion diced

Directions: 

  1. The very first thing I typically do is pressure cook my potatoes for one minute. You do NOT need to pressure cook your potatoes. You can boil them for a bit or before you peel them, you can “bake” them just enough so they are slightly soft. This cuts down on air frying time so that your potatoes are basically just air frying to get crispy.
  2. Next, I add my diced onions and season my potatoes pretty heavily and drizzle a bit of oil on them so the seasoning “sticks”. You will need to do this to taste. I measure seasonings on breakfast potatoes with love 😉
  3. Once the potatoes are softened (either via pressure cooking/microwaving/boiling) and seasoned, I air fry these babies at 400 degrees for approximately 20 minutes (your air fryer might do this faster or it might take more time, just keep an eye on it), tossing every once in a while.
  4. Voila! Enjoy! Perfectly crispy and tasty air-fried breakfast potatoes that taste just as good as the good old deep fried version!

Ninja Foodi Specific Directions: 

  1. Pour 1 cup of water into the big ninja foodi pot.
  2. Add your potatoes and onions into the air fryer insert and season heavily. Toss seasoned potatoes with a drizzle of olive oil.
  3. Close your Ninja Foodi and set to pressure for 1 minute
  4. Quick-release your ninja foodi when the 1 minute of pressure is up.
  5. Remove the air fryer basket and pour out the water.
  6. Air fry the potatoes for 20 minutes on 400, tossing a few times throughout.
  7. Enjoy!

Here are some of my other Ninja Foodi favorite recipes!

Pressure Cooker Creamy Broccoli, Rice & Cheese Casserole

This Pressure Cooker Creamy Broccoli, Rice & Cheese Casserole is easy enough to make as a weeknight side dish, but flavorful enough to serve on any special occasion. This Pressure Cooker Creamy Broccoli, Rice & Cheese Casserole whips up quickly and uses arborio rice. This results in an amazingly creamy texture that nobody will believe you were able to achieve by simply sealing your pressure cooker and walking away! Make this in your Instant Pot or your Ninja Foodi!

Have you ever had a windfall of broccoli?

Recently, I was out grocery shopping when I noticed 2 huge (32 oz) bags of VERY nice looking cut brocolli on sale with 50% off stickers on them!

I quickly grabbed the bags of broccoli thinking I would do a batch of freezer cooking soon. Well, life has gotten in the way and I simply have not had time to set aside to have a freezer cooking day.

Therefore, we have been having steamed broccoli as a side for every dinner for a week (I make steamed broccoli in my instant pot. I just put my broccoli in this in my instant pot, add a cup of water and then cook under pressure for 1 minute…super easy!) and quite honestly, I was sick of it. My kids were sick of it. My husband would never say he was sick of it, but I’m sure he was!

I hunted through my pantry and found a small amount of arborio rice that I needed to use up. I decided to give this recipe a shot with my own small tweaks.

It was a total win!

If you like broccoli and cheese casserole, you will love this creamy pressure cooker version of this popular side dish!

Pressure Cooker Creamy Broccoli, Rice & Cheese Casserole

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 cups arborio rice
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 16 oz cooked broccoli
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese

Directions: 

  1. In your pressure cooker (I did mine in my Ninja Foodi), saute your butter and onions together until the onions are soft and translucent.
  2. Add salt & pepper and your minced garlic and stir for approximately 1 more minute to heat through.
  3. Next, add the rice and saute the rice with the onions/butter (the rice will soak up the butter pretty quickly!) for about 1-2 minutes until you feel like the rice has scraped up any brown bits from the bottom of your pressure cooker (this helps you avoid the “BURN” warning that we sometimes get in pressure cookers!).
  4. Add the chicken broth and stir.
  5. Cover and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  6. Allow pressure to naturally release for about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Then release the pressure and stir in your cheese and your broccoli. Salt & pepper to taste.

Enjoy!

Looking for other side dishes? Check out these!