Air Fryer Taco Breakfast Potatoes

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Air Fryer Taco Breakfast Potatoes

The kind of breakfast potatoes you’d order at a restaurant, these easy breakfast potatoes are made with just a drizzle of olive oil and taco seasoning. The key to these crispy potatoes? The air fryer! 

Air Fryer Taco Breakfast Potatoes

In 2020, we had a lot of breakfasts at home. In years prior (before this pandemic that locked us down!), we always went out for brunch on the weekends. Since I cook all week long, I look forward to the weekends when we can go try new foods and…. I don’t have to cook! Brunch is one of our favorites, because it times perfectly with toddler nap times. A little park play, an 11:30am brunch, and home for 1pm nap!

Air Fryer Taco Breakfast Potatoes

One of the things I look forward to most about brunch are the breakfast potatoes. There’s something about scrambled eggs and potatoes that gets me up in the morning, haha. I love everything about breakfast potatoes and every restaurant does them differently.

There’s this one restaurant that has a Mexican breakfast bowl featuring “taco breakfast potatoes,” and since we haven’t been able to go out for brunches as much this year, I started making them at home and they’re just as good and crispy, without the frying used at the restaurant. These are a bit healthier, thanks to the air fryer!

Air Fryer Taco Breakfast Potatoes

How do you make breakfast potatoes in the air fryer?

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. Cube a pound of creamer potatoes.
  3. Toss potatoes with olive oil, taco seasoning, salt and pepper.
  4. Place in the air fryer basket and cook for 15-20 minutes or until crispy, shaking the basket halfway through.

And if you want to elevate this recipe, add a drizzle of something – a chili lime mayo, some hot sauce, or simply top them with fried eggs and enjoy!

Air Fryer Taco Breakfast Potatoes



Air Fryer Taco Breakfast Potatoes

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins


  • 1 pound creamer potatoes cubed
  • 1-2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon taco seasoning depends on how seasoned you like the potatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • chopped cilantro to garnish


  • Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, add the potatoes, olive oil, taco seasoning, salt and pepper and toss to coat. Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket and cook for 15-20 minutes or until crispy, shaking the basket halfway through. I found that 17-18 minutes was perfect for my preference.
  • Transfer the potatoes to a serving bowl, garnish with cilantro, and serve.

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Lloyd says:
I don't understand. This is presented on your web site as a Spiralizer recipe, but I don't see how you use the Spriralizer to cut the potatoes. It would be nice to have a product that could easily cut up fruits and vegetables like these potatoes, but I need to understand how to use it before I buy one. Thanks!
Meaghan says:
Hi Lloyd! Sorry for any confusion! This recipe is not spiralized!
Carrie says:
I did a test run today for Christmas and my 3yo keeps asking for more! They are so delicious! I used a 1-2tsp of seasoning but next time I will use at least 1tsp!
Meaghan says:
LOVE to hear this!!

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