Air Fryer Baby Potatoes (T-Fal Actifry)

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes (T-Fal Actifry)

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes (T-Fal Actifry)

Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, these flavor packed potatoes will have everyone asking for seconds! 

Wednesday February 17, 2021

(5 stars from 1 review)


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I got an Actifry as a birthday gift from my parents last summer, and since then I have been having so much fun coming up with all new ways to use it! I always, always make my French fries in it; but recently I have also been making these baby potatoes! They are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and have a delicious smoky flavor. I love to pair mine with anything from chicken burgers to steak; they are extremely versatile.

What are the benefits of using an Actifry?

I love my Actifry! The biggest benefit is definitely that it is hands-off. An Actifry is an air fryer with a built in paddle that stirs the food while it cooks it. I love that I can just dump some food in there, walk away, and when I come back it is ready to eat. I also love that its healthier than deep frying, but still gets food nice and crispy. It is also convenient not to have to wait for an oven or deep fryer to heat up - you just plug in the Actifry and hit start; it couldn't be easier!

Mini potatoes are shown with a crispy outside piled in a bowl

What are the ingredients needed to make these potatoes?

There really isn't much to this recipe - only 6 ingredients:

  • baby potatoes - of course! I like to get the tri-colored ones, but I also use yellow or red skinned potatoes sometimes
  • oil - whatever kind you want; we usually use olive oil but have had great success with canola and vegetable as well
  • seasonings - salt, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, Italian seasoning

How to make Actifry baby potatoes?

These are probably the easiest side dish that you can make! Prep time is less than 5 minutes, and the Actifry does the rest!

Step 1: wash and dry your potatoes, then chop them in half

Step 2: place potatoes into Actifry, then drizzle oil followed by seasonings over the top of the potatoes

Step 3: Close the lid, select mode 1, then hit start and adjust the time to 40 minutes

Can I make these potatoes if I don't have an air fryer?

You definitely can make these without an air fryer - and they will be just as tasty! If you would like to use the oven, you simply toss all the ingredients together in a bowl, then spread out on a baking sheet. I like to line mine with parchment paper for easier clean up and to help prevent sticking. Bake in a 450 F oven for about 30-35 minutes, stirring halfway through, or until potatoes are fork-tender.

Can I make these potatoes in an air fryer that isn't an actifry?

You can make these potatoes in a regular air fryer - simply wash and cut your potatoes, then toss them with the oil and seasoning. Add them to the air fryer basekt and fry at 400 F for about 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway through.

close up of air fryer potatoes

Can I use regular potatoes instead?

Yes of course! If you only have large potatoes you can chop them into 1 inch cubes and still make this!

Can I use regular paprika instead of smoky paprika?

You absolutely can substitute paprika for smoked paprika and the potatoes will still be phenomenal, however they will not have a smoky flavor. I have done them both ways and I prefer to use the smoked paprika, but in a pinch I will substitute with regular.

Air Fryer Baby Potatoes (T-Fal Actifry)

(5 stars from 1 review)

By: Natalie Kollee
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 1/2 lbs baby potatoes, washed, dried, and chopped in half
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper



Place prepared potatoes evenly in the bottom of the Actifry


Drizzle oil over top of potatoes, followed by smoked paprika, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper


Close the lid, then select mode 1 and hit start, then adjust the time to 40 minutes


Once the Actifry finishes, carefully open the lid and serve the potatoes

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Friday March 5, 2021

These look so yummy! I will have to try them!

Friday March 5, 2021

Thank you Faith! I hope you love them as much as we do!

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Natalie Kollee

Hi I’m Natalie. I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband, daughter and our cat. Since I was little, I have always enjoyed discovering new recipes and sharing food with loved ones. When I’m not in the kitchen you’ll probably find me crocheting, reading, or crafting.

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