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Air Fryer Yukon Gold Potatoes: Crispy & Delicious in Minutes

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Air Fryer Yukon Gold Potatoes

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to make delicious Yukon Gold potatoes, an air fryer is your best friend. With minimal oil and simple seasonings, you can achieve crispy, tender potatoes that are perfect as a side dish or snack.

You’ll love how the air fryer cuts down on cooking time while still delivering amazing flavor and texture. These potatoes are not just tasty; they’re also a breeze to prepare. Simply toss them with a bit of olive oil, your favorite seasonings, and pop them in the air fryer.

Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a kitchen novice, air fryer Yukon Gold potatoes are a must-try. They’re versatile, easy to make, and the whole family will love them!

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

Main Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you need to make air fryer Yukon Gold potatoes:

  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes: Scrubbed and cut into 1-inch cubes.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil: Helps the seasonings stick to the potatoes.
  • 1 teaspoon salt: Enhances flavor.
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper: Adds a bit of spice.
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder: Gives a savory touch.
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder: Adds a bit more depth to the flavor.

Possible Substitutes

Sometimes, you might run out of an ingredient. Here are some good substitutes:

  • Potatoes: You can use Russet or red potatoes if you don’t have Yukon Gold.
  • Olive oil: Any cooking oil like vegetable oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil will work.
  • Salt: Sea salt or kosher salt can replace table salt.
  • Black pepper: White pepper or a dash of cayenne can be used instead.
  • Garlic powder: Fresh minced garlic or granulated garlic can replace garlic powder.
  • Onion powder: Finely chopped onions or shallots work as a good substitute.

These substitutions will keep your dish tasty and easy to make, even if you need to swap an ingredient or two. Enjoy your cooking!


  1. Preheat the Air Fryer: Set your air fryer to 400°F (200°C). Let it preheat for a few minutes to reach the right temperature.

  2. Prepare the Potatoes: Wash and scrub the Yukon Gold potatoes under cool running water. Dry them with a clean towel.

  3. Cut the Potatoes: Slice the potatoes into wedges, cubes, or uniform pieces about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

  4. Season the Potatoes: Place the cut potatoes in a large bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Toss to coat evenly.

  5. Arrange in the Air Fryer: Lay the seasoned potato pieces in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

  6. Air Fry the Potatoes: Cook for 15-20 minutes. Shake the basket halfway through cooking to ensure even crisping.

  7. Check for Doneness: The potatoes are ready when they are golden brown and crispy on the outside. If they need more time, add a few extra minutes.

Enjoy your delicious, crispy air fryer Yukon Gold potatoes!

Recipe Variations & Serving Suggestions

Try these fun variations to keep your Yukon Gold potatoes exciting:

  1. Cheesy Potatoes:

    • After air frying, sprinkle grated Parmesan or cheddar cheese.
    • Return to air fryer for 2-3 minutes until melted.
  2. Spicy Kick:

    • Add cayenne pepper or chili powder to your seasoning mix.
    • Serve with a spicy dipping sauce.
  3. Herbed Potatoes:

    • Mix in fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, or dill before cooking.
    • Add a squeeze of lemon juice for a fresh taste.

Serving Suggestions to make your meal special:

  • Breakfast Side: Pair with scrambled eggs and bacon for a hearty start.
  • Salad Topper: Toss with arugula, cherry tomatoes, and vinaigrette.
  • Dinner Companion: Serve alongside roast chicken or steak.

For a fun twist, consider:

GarlicAdd minced garlic or garlic powder before cooking.
TruffleDrizzle truffle oil after air frying.
CajunToss with Cajun seasoning for a Southern flavor.

Enjoy experimenting and find your favorite way to serve these crispy delights!

Benjamin Happy Muncher

Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.