Air Fryer Home Fries with Peppers and Onions – this classic breakfast side dish is so simple and easy to make at home! They are perfectly seasoned and super crispy without tons of oil!

bowl of air fryer home fries

To all my breakfast fans out there, this recipe is for you! There’s no need to eat out when you can make restaurant worthy breakfast dishes right at home that are just as tasty and healthier for you. This Air Fryer Home Fries Recipe is simple to prepare, takes minimal time to cook, and tastes like it came off the griddle at your favorite breakfast joint!

No hearty breakfast is complete without a side of home fries, but let’s face it, they can take time to make (and a lot of oil!) on the stovetop. Solution? Throw everything into the Air Fryer and you can have delicious crispy breakfast potatoes on the table in about 20 minutes with no mess!

Why We Love These Air Fryer Home Fries

  • A quick and easy way to serve potatoes with breakfast
  • Super crispy but use a very small amount of oil
  • Healthier than restaurant breakfast potatoes
  • Simple ingredients that are easily interchangeable
  • Great made ahead and reheated as needed

Ingredients You’ll Need

Yukon Gold Potatoes – I like yellow potatoes best for this recipe because they don’t need to be peeled and the texture is great for home fries.

Bell Peppers – a medley of green and red bell peppers add great flavor and color to this dish.

Onion – finely diced yellow onion is my favorite in this recipe.

Avocado Oil 

Homemade Seasoned Salt – this combo of garlic powder, sea salt, onion powder, and paprika is perfect for seasoning home fries!

Variations & Substitutions

Different Types of Potatoes – try russet potatoes or red potatoes in place of the yellow potatoes. If using russets or red potatoes, you will want to peel them and may need to up the cooking time slightly.

Seasoning swaps – add some cayenne pepper to the seasoned salt for a little extra kick or try one of my Homemade Seasoning Blends for a different flavor profile. Watching your sodium intake? Try my No Salt All Purpose Seasoning for a low sodium version.

Peppers – any variety/color of bell peppers can be substituted.

Onions – red onion in place of yellow onion is also delicious in this recipe.

Oil – olive oil can be substituted for the avocado oil or another mild tasting oil.

How to Make Air Fryer Home Fries

Chop the potatoes (no need to peel them first) into bite sized 1-inch cubes.

Finely dice the bell peppers and onion.

Toss the potatoes, peppers, and onions with the avocado oil and seasoned salt in a large bowl.

Arrange the mixture in the air fryer basket (it’s fine if they touch and overlap) and cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes until they are golden brown, shaking the basket several times during cooking.

Air Fryer Potato FAQs

Do I have to soak the potatoes in cold water first?

It’s not necessary to soak the potatoes before cooking. This technique can be helpful for removing excess starch but is totally optional. I’ve found that the potatoes are pretty crispy even without soaking first.

Can I cook the potatoes with no oil?

A small amount of oil is best to achieve crispy texture. Skipping the oil or using an oil spray may result in a drier texture.

Do the potatoes have to be in a single layer?

Nope! Some overlap is fine. Just be sure to shake the basket to redistribute the potatoes throughout the cooking time. This will ensure that the potatoes are evenly cooked and crispy. If you are doubling the recipe, however, it is best to cook in batches so the basket isn’t overcrowded, and air can circulate properly.

Can I use leftover potatoes in this recipe?

Leftover roasted potatoes can easily be repurposed into breakfast potatoes. If using cubed leftover roasted potatoes, reduce the cooking time and watch them closely to avoid burning.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Home Fries

Serve these breakfast potatoes with your favorite eggs, bacon, and fruit for a complete hearty meal! The following recipes are also great for serving a larger group!

Turkey Sausage Egg Muffins

Easy Breakfast Casserole

Homemade Sausage Patties

Broccoli Cheese Egg Muffins

Storage & Reheating Instructions

Store leftover Air Fryer Home Fries in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, add to the air fryer basket and cook for 3 minutes at 370 degrees. These breakfast potatoes can also be reheated on the stove in a pan with a small amount of oil.

More Air Fryer Potato Recipes

Air Fryer Steak & Potatoes

Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Air Fryer Cajun Fries with Garlic Aioli

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Air Fryer Home Fries

Air Fryer Home Fries with Peppers and Onions - this classic breakfast side dish is so simple and easy to make at home! They are perfectly seasoned and super crispy without tons of oil!
5 from 5 votes


  • 1 1/2 lbs yukon gold potatoes, cubed
  • 1/4 cup finely diced green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon Avocado Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Homemade Seasoned Salt, see recipe below



  • Cube the potatoes and finely dice the bell peppers and onion.
  • Add the potatoes, peppers, and onions to a large bowl and toss with the avocado oil and seasoned salt.
  • Arrange mixture in the Air Fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees for 20-22 minutes, shaking the basket every 5 minutes.


Calories: 170kcal, Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 11mg, Potassium: 767mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 330IU, Vitamin C: 54mg, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 1mg

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