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!

Easy Creamy Mashed Potato Recipe

Easy Creamy Mashed Potato Recipe

You will NEVER make another mashed potato recipe again! This Easy Creamy Mashed Potato Recipe is the BEST on pinterest and the whole world! Simple ingredients that really pack a punch. Bet you can’t guess what the secret ingredient is (hint, it’s what helps this mashed potato recipe be the creamiest!) #mashedpotatorecipe #potatorecipes #thanksgivingsides #thanksgivingrecipes

Check out these other great recipes as well!

Rice Krispie Treat Turkeys

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pecan Pie Bites

From Scratch Stuffing

Sweet Potato Casserole

We all have that one dish that we’re known for.

You know, the one you have to make EVERY single holiday.

It’s pretty much a given that that dish is yours and yours alone. Every year you make a bit more (because last year there wasn’t enough) and still…every single year you never make enough!

For me…that dish is THIS mashed potato recipe. 

My mashed potato recipe is not complicated.

It is SO simple.

The best dishes always are. 😉

They are not low calorie or low fat either (although, you could make it low fat by using low fat dairy products…but why would you do that?).

These potatoes will stick to you like glue…but it will be worth it.

Now…I never really measure anything in this recipe. I make it to taste, and the amounts can vary each time.

This is pretty consistently my recipe for big gatherings though. When I make them for just the 4 of us, obviously all the ingredients are taken down to portions consistent with a family of 4.

Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this mashed potato recipe. It might have simple ingredients but it packs a big flavor punch.

Let me know if you try it!

Heather’s Famous Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 5 lb bag of potatoes (I like russet) – peeled, washed, and sliced
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 stick of butter
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • milk (amount will vary)

Directions:

  1. Boil your potatoes in a pot until they are soft
  2. Drain your potatoes
  3. While they are draining, throw your butter and cream cheese into the hot pot you just poured the potatoes out of and let it start to get melty as you drain the potatoes
  4. Put the drained potatoes back in the pot and season liberally with salt and pepper (you can always add more)
  5. Using a hand held mixer (or your Kitchen Aid stand mixer), mix up your potatoes incorporating the cream cheese and butter as you go.
  6. Now add milk slowly, a bit at a time until you get to a creamy (but not wet) consistency. This is usually between 2-4 tablespoons. The milk can make or break this dish! So add little bits at a time because you can always add more, but you can’t take any out.
  7. Taste your potatoes and see if they are flavored well, if not add more salt and/or pepper.

There you have it! Rich, creamy potatoes that everyone will rave over.

You can put this in a crockpot and set it to warm and it will do just fine on your countertop for quite awhile. It stores fairly well too (although I wouldn’t freeze it).

Easy Creamy Mashed Potato Recipe
Ingredients
  • 5 lb bag of potatoes (I like russet) – peeled, washed, and sliced
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 stick of butter
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • milk (amount will vary)
Instructions
  1. Boil your potatoes in a pot until they are soft
  2. Drain your potatoes
  3. While they are draining, throw your butter and cream cheese into the hot pot you just poured the potatoes out of and let it start to get melty as you drain the potatoes
  4. Put the drained potatoes back in the pot and season liberally with salt and pepper (you can always add more)
  5. Using a hand held mixer (I seriously swear by this. I’ve tried mashing, I’ve tried my Kitchen Aid…hand mixer is the way to go), mix up your potatoes incorporating the cream cheese and butter as you go.
  6. Now add milk slowly, a bit at a time until you get to a creamy (but not wet) consistency. This is usually between 2-4 tablespoons. The milk can make or break this dish! So add little bits at a time because you can always add more, but you can’t take any out.
  7. Taste your potatoes and see if they are flavored well, if not add more salt and/or pepper.
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Steak & Blue Cheese Baked Potatoes- Making Meat the Sidekick

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Steak. It’s what’s for dinner.

What if you don’t have much though? There are few things in life more unsatisfying than a small tiny piece of steak on a plate. If you are going to have a steak, you really should have a steak.

That’s the dilemma I found myself in recently.

It was one day past grocery shopping day and I had NOT been grocery shopping yet. Our freezer is always pretty well stocked since we strategically shop, but the only meat I had defrosted was one sad lonely sirloin. Too small to feed us all, but oh so convenient.

Wanna learn to shop with strategy? I’ve written, oh a dozen or so, posts all about it! Click here.

When I find myself with too little meat and too many hungry bellies, I make the meat the sidekick. In this case, I grilled up the steak as usual and sliced it thinly.

The (Informal) Recipe

Meanwhile, I threw some baking potatoes into the oven to get nice and crusty on the outside and tender on the inside (I rubbed them with a bit of olive oil and sprinkle some kosher salt on them too! Baked at 400 for 45 minutes to an hour depending on how large your potatoes are and how many you are cooking).

I can’t have steak without grilled onions, so I also slowly grilled up some onions in a pan with a bit of olive oil, salt and a small pat of butter. (Slow cooking onions is the way to go. The slower the better!)

When it was time to eat, I put a bit of butter on the potato and smushed up the insides really well. A bit of salt and pepper and blue cheese came next.

I paused before setting the grilled onions on top, but I’m SO glad I went with it and it was an excellent decision.

Topped with my sliced steak and dug in.

A-MAZING.

As a side note: I got caught by my neighbors standing on the picnic table in the backyard taking pics of this dish. It was slightly embarrassing. If you’ve never stood precariously on top of a table outdoors with your very expensive DSLR in an effort to get the perfect balance of light and vibrant color, well than you probably aren’t a blogger 😉 .
Do as mommy says. Not as mommy does. You are exactly right. This is NOT safe.

😉

The food, the picture, the stretching of one simple steak into a meal for an entire family…even the likelihood I just convinced the neighbors I have some weird food fetish, it was all totally worth it.

Yum to Steak & Blue Cheese Baked Potatoes. (Served with this yummy broccoli recipe Katie posted awhile back. My new favorite way to eat broccoli!)

You can also stretch your meat by:

  • Using rice and beans as fillers
  • Use your meat in a soup w/ plenty of veggies
  • Casseroles are a great way to stretch your protein a bit farther! Rarely do you need as much meat as the recipe calls for.

What’s your suggestion for stretching too little meat a bit farther to feed your family? Tell me in the comments. 

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Stuffed Baked (Mini) Potatoes


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Let’s just be honest here. I’m not a huge football fan (and yes, I do live in Texas. Shame on me!). However, I love the Superbowl! Well, I love the food and I enjoy the commercials at least.

This week, I’ll have one Superbowl friendly recipe each day leading up to the big game. Bookmark any you’d like to make (might I recommend Pinterest?) and let me know how game day goes for you!

Yesterday I posted a yummy recipe for Game Day Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Nachos.

Today we’re making stuffed baked potatoes!

Stuffed baked potatoes (although time consuming) are my 2nd favorite way to eat potatoes. However, they can really can end up becoming a meal all on their own. Since game day is all about snacking, I decided I wanted to make tiny stuffed baked potatoes!

I found this recipe for mini stuffed potato bites one day while browsing Pinterest and I decided to test them out. Needed to be sure they were game day worthy!

The Verdict? 

They totally are! 

Now I’m not going to lie. Scooping out tiny potatoes is kind of a pain. Flavors by Four uses a melon baller, but per usual in the FFF kitchen, that kitchen gadget has apparently taken a walk (did I ever even have one?).

This was crazy simple and only required 5 ingredients. 

Small red potatoes that you cook until soft (about 40 minutes) and scoop out the insides. Keep in mind these won’t have a tough outer skin so you should definitely leave a bit of potato to create the shell for the filling.

Then you just combine some mayo, cheese, crumbled bacon, salt & pepper and throw them into the oven to brown a bit!

Super tasty!

I added chopped green onions over the top of the finished product, but the original blogger actually added them to the mix.

For exact measurements, head on over to Flavors by Four for the recipe.

This one’s a keeper! (especially when you dip the potatoes in a bit of sour cream!)

Yum!

Check out all the frugal recipes here on Family Friendly Frugality!

Lighter “Yellow” Potato Salad

I am trying to eat healthier. Really and truly I am. 

Deprivation to me though is like an invitation to do really really well for a day and really really horrible for a week, so I try to have my cake and eat it too by making lighter versions of the recipes I love.

The thing is, I hate the taste of food that is clearly just a substitute for the real thing!

So my substitutions not only have to be of the healthier variety, they also have to either mimic or enhance the dish to pass my high standards.

This recipe does both. 

I am a mustard potato salad kind of girl. Well make that, mustard with a healthy 1/2 cup of mayo. 😉

Not very healthy!

So I decided to attempt to cut some of the mayo out by using Greek Yogurt in my favorite potato salad recipe. I used this recipe as a base and built on it. I didn’t have some of the ingredients she asked for in this recipe, so it’s a pretty big departure, but it’s still worth crediting as my source.

Lighter “Yellow” Potato Salad

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 Yukon Gold potatoes (I peeled, cut and boiled them first…I have tried the other method she describes in the past and it’s never successfully worked for me)
  • 2 Tbsp Mayo
  • 3 Tbsp Greek Yogrt
  • 1 Tbsp mustard (I personally would increase this to 2 next time)
  • 3 Tbsp chives
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients together and chill before serving.

Be sure to check out all the frugal recipes here on Family Friendly Frugality!

Comforting Potato Soup!

So yesterday I was checking out one of my favorite frugal recipe blogs $5 Dinners.

I came across this super simple recipe for Potato Soup and had to try it. I’ve made potato soup in the past and it was a total failure. This is amazing. I highly encourage you to try it! Super cheap, easy and quick.

I changed things up just a tad, so here’s my version.

Adapted from Connie’s Potato Soup For 10
Connie from Smockity Frocks on $5 Dinners

Ingredients:

  • 10 potatoes
  • 1 lb sausage (I used Jimmy Dean Sage)
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 cup cheddar
  • 2 cups cooked broccoli (frozen or fresh, just make sure it’s steamed to be pretty soft)
Directions:
  1. Peel and cut potatoes into small cubes
  2. Put potatoes into a pot and cover with water (just a bit over the potatoes)
  3. Set to boil 
  4. Meanwhile, brown onion and sausage seperately
  5. When potatoes are soft…DO NOT DRAIN. Add sausage, onions, cheese, cream of mushroom soup and broccoli
  6. Let simmer until you are ready to eat! It will naturally thicken
Let me tell you, this is even better the next day. I meant to take a picture of my bowl, but I couldn’t stop eating it long enough!
Perfect for a chilly fall day and to get rid of those potatoes sitting on your counter! My husband ate an enormous bowl and my daughter even ate it! My kids are NOT soup eaters (I might have told her it was cheese soup LOL)