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4.8 from 5 votes

Air fryer breakfast potatoes

This hearty potato hash is dotted with bell peppers and onions. It's beautifully toasty on the outside and creamy on the inside. Thanks to the air fryer it's a fast & easy side dish for your Saturday brunch.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: air fryer, country potatoes, potato hash
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Cadry Nelson


  • 2 medium sized Russet potatoes ~13 ounces total or roughly 2 generous cups, chopped in one inch pieces
  • Few generous spritzes oil spray
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 small bell pepper ~5 ounces or roughly ¾ cup, chopped medium
  • 1 small onion ~4 ounces or roughly ¾ cup, chopped medium
  • Dash pepper
  • Handful chives chopped (optional garnish)


  • Put chopped potatoes into air fryer basket. Spritz with oil spray, shake, spritz again, and add a pinch of salt.
  • Air fry at 400 degrees for ten minutes. Stop once to shake during cooking time. (Feel free to stir, if the potatoes aren't moving around enough.)
  • After the potatoes have cooked for ten minutes & are starting to soften, add the bell pepper and onions. Add another spritz of oil, pinch of salt, dash of pepper, and shake basket. Air fry at 400 degrees for another 15 minutes.
  • During the last 5 minutes of cooking, check on the potatoes to make sure they aren't getting too brown. Depending on the size of your potatoes, you may need slightly less or slightly more time. If needed, add a few more minutes to the cooking time.
  • Add salt to taste, and move the breakfast potatoes to a serving dish. Finish with a handful of chopped chives as an optional garnish. Serve.



For optimum cooking, chop the potatoes, peppers, and onions into roughly even pieces.
If you're short on time, cut the vegetables into even smaller pieces. When the potatoes are chopped very small, they can cook in about 10 to 15 minutes. Add the peppers & onions when the potatoes start to soften.
Air fryers vary in terms of heat output & basket size. If the basket is very full, it will be harder for the vegetables to brown & cook quickly. Keep an eye on the potato hash to see if it needs more or less time. If it's browning too quickly, lower the heat to 370 degrees.


Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 542mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 930IU | Vitamin C: 52.1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 3.6mg