These Ninja Foodi roast potatoes are crispy outside, fluffy inside, and delicious at every level. Enjoy them as a side dish or serve them as a starter, with your favorite sauces!
Air fryers are great for making things such as air fryer banana bread muffins, and air fryer garlic bread. Even better, they make the best roast potatoes. Top them up with some delicious gravy and you are good to go!! If you have been here before you know how much I love my Ninja Foodi multicooker, which I can only recommend, in case you are looking into getting one.
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This is a summary of the ingredients needed to make Ninja Foodi roast potatoes, as well as possible options for substitution. See the full measurements in the recipe card provided below.
- Potatoes – when it comes to making roasties, you want to look for floury varieties, as they crispen up better. Maris piper, Desiree, or King Edward come top on the list. Other varieties you can use include Yukon Golds and russet potatoes.
- Seasoning – I like to keep it simple when it comes to flavouring because of my kids so salt, pepper, and some fresh rosemary do it for me. If you like to change things up, then I recommend that you use some chips spice as it works wonders on potatoes!!
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how to make Ninja Foodi roast potatoes
This is a summary of how to make Ninja Foodi roast potatoes. See the step-by-step instructions including photos, storage, and reheating instructions in the recipe card provided below.
- Wash, scrape, peel and slice the potatoes. Rinse using cold water to get rid of excess starch.
- Parboil the potatoes (use your Ninja Foodi pressure cooker if it has a pressure cooking function). Otherwise, just use the stovetop.
- Drain the potatoes using a colander, allow them to sit for a few minutes, then shake slightly.
- Transfer to a bowl and top with olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary, then toss. Transfer to your air fryer basket and air fry until done, making sure to flip the potatoes midway through cooking.
- Serve your Ninja foodi roast potatoes alongside your favorite dishes.
- Oil plays a big role. Goose fat, duck fat, olive oil, sunflower, and groundnut oil are great options to use.
- You can make the potatoes ahead; peel, slice, parboil, and keep them in the fridge for up to 2 days ahead.
- While parboiling is not a must, I highly recommend doing it as it helps season the potatoes inside, as well as in crispening up the edges.
- For the best results, do not overcrowd the potatoes inside your air fryer basket. Carefully shake your air fryer basket or use tongs to flip them mid-cooking.
You can serve your roast potatoes as they are as a main dish, starter or appetiser, alongside your favourite sauces.
To serve, garnish your air fryer roasted potatoes with a few sprigs of chopped rosemary, chopped parsley, or coriander (cilantro). You can also toss them in a bowl of melted butter and garlic. Additionally, they are a great side dish to roast beef, grilled chicken, gravy, and so much more!! Below are my favorite ways to enjoy them:-
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Ninja Foodi Roast Potatoes
- 1000 grams potatoes
- ¾ teaspoon salt - to parboil the potatoes (or more, to taste)
- ¼ litre water - to parboil the potatoes
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper (or more, to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon salt (to air fry)
- a few sprigs rosemary
- Wash, scrub, peel, and halve the potatoes. Quarter any large ones. Next, clean the peeled potatoes in cold water to get rid of excess starch. Remove the leaves of the rosemary from the stem, chop, and set aside.
- Add cold water and a teaspoon of salt to the inner pot of your Ninja Foodi, set the time to 0 minutes, and pressure cook to parboil the potatoes (see notes below, in case your air fryer does not have a pressure cooking function). Do a quick pressure release once the time is up, and carefully remove the lid.
- Using a colander, drain and allow the potatoes to sit for 3 minutes. Shake the colander for a few seconds, to help chuff the potatoes, which also helps keep them crispy.
- Tip the potatoes into a large bowl, top with olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary, then toss.
- Spray your air fryer basket or line it with air fryer parchment paper, for easier cleanup.
- Next, carefully transfer the potatoes to your air fryer basket and roast for 20-25 minutes at 200°C/400°F until cooked through, and crispy edges form. Make sure to flip the potatoes midway through.
- Serve these Ninja Foodi roast potatoes as a side dish, alongside your favorite dishes.
- Preheating the air fryer is not necessary. Having said this, it does result in a hotter air fryer which helps crispen up the edges.
- In case your air fryer does not have a pressure cooking function, add salt and cold water to a medium-sized pot, and parboil the potatoes for 7 minutes.
- Air fryer roast potatoes require a temperature of 200°C/400°F and 20-25 minutes to cook.
- Keep leftover roasted potatoes in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat at 350°F/180°C in the air fryer.