Air fryer potato cubes

This 3-step recipe for crispy air fryer potato cubes is so easy. All you’ll need is three very basic ingredients and an air fryer. Moreover, these crispy cubes make a delicious and healthy side dish or tasty snack.

They can be whipped up in under 30 minutes, making them an excellent option for midweek meals when time is limited and the family is hungry!

Aloo Baingan (spiced potato and eggplant) and our green beans and potatoes (aloo phalliyan) are two other delicious potato dishes for you to try out!

Why you’ll Love these Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes Cubes

This is a super simple recipe with so many reasons to like it. Once you try this recipe for vegan air fryer potatoes, you’ll never need another one again.

  • Crispy texture: Let’s be honest here; everyone loves a crunchy potato! This method will give you crispy, crunchy potatoes that are super delicious.
  • The perfect side: These cubed air fryer potatoes go with so many different dishes. They are perfect alongside grilled proteins, veggie burgers, and more!
  • Easy to make: This recipe requires no major skills. You can just chop, season, and pop them into the air fryer. The machine does all the work!
  • A healthy alternative: This method of cooking your cubed potatoes in the air fryer uses a lot less oil than if you were to fry them in a pan.
  • Less mess. Air fryer potato cubes are a low-maintenance recipe. It doesn’t require messy frying pans and excess oil.
  • Kid-friendly: Everyone in the family will love these tasty potato cubes. They are perfect as part of a family lunch or dinner.

Vegan Air Fryer Potato Ingredients 

  • Potatoes: Choose medium-sized potatoes and chop them into 3/4-inch cubes. 
  • Salt: It’s really important to season the potatoes well. Regular table salt is fine; pink Himalayan salt is delicious.
  • Sunflower oil: You can use another vegetable oil, like olive oil if you prefer. Whatever quality cooking oil you have on hand will do. Other oils we recommend trying are grapeseed, avocado and canola oil.

How to make this Vegan Air Fryer Potato Recipe (Step-by-step)

Prepare the air fryer.

Firstly, preheat the air fryer for 5 mins at 200.

Prepare the potatoes.

Secondly, mix potatoes, oil, and salt in a bowl.

Cook the potatoes.

Thirdly, air fry at 190 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden and crispy. Finally, serve them while they are still fresh and hot from the air fryer.

Tops tips for making Air Fryer Potato Cubes

  • Submerge the cubes in water. If you prepare the cubes in advance, keep them in a bowl of cold water until you are ready to cook them. This will prevent them from oxidizing and turning pink.
  • Dry the cubes. If you choose to store them in water, they will need to be dried well before seasoning. Drain the water and then dry them in a kitchen towel. Even if you don’t store them in water, we recommend drying them after you’ve cubed them. This will remove any excess moisture from their flesh.
  • Season well. It’s very important to season them with enough salt. This helps with the flavor and the crunchy texture.
  • Space the cubes out. Our top tip is not to overcrowd the air fryer basket. Cook them in batches if you need to. This will prevent them from steaming and becoming soggy. Giving them space is what will provide you with that wonderful crisp texture.

How to serve these Potato Cubes

There are so many different ways to serve these crispy potato cubes. We recommend seasoning them with chip spice, paprika, and pepper. This will give them that delicious French fry look and flavor. Of course, you’ll need to pop a side of ketchup or mayonnaise alongside them.

Another great idea is to serve them as loaded air fryer cubes. Serve them with shredded vegan cheese, a drizzle of sour cream, and some fresh chopped cilantro. A little lime wedge on the side, and you’re golden!

Moreover, an alternative flavor combo is fresh oregano, lemon zest, and chopped olives. If you love Mediterranean flavors, you’ll love this suggestion. A little vegan pesto will go beautifully alongside this, too.

Try turning these potato cubes into curried potato snacks. Do this by seasoning them with toasted cumin, mustard seeds, and a touch of curry powder. Add crispy curry leaves if you have access to them! Serve your curry potato cubes with a dollop of yogurt and grated cucumber.

As a Salad

Turn your air fryer potato cubes into a salad by mixing them (once they have cooled) with cubed tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions. Fold in cubed vegan feta cheese and some olives.

Cube mozzarella and tomato and mix them up with potato cubes. Add fresh basil leaves and a drizzle of olive oil, and you have a twist on a Caprese salad. You would need to cool the potatoes first so they don’t melt the cheese.

Try roasting a head of garlic whole until it’s completely soft. Squeeze the delicious roasted garlic flesh out from the skins. Stir that into a bit of vegan mayonnaise and fold it through the potatoes. So good!

Make Ahead and Storage

These crispy air fryer potato cubes are best served hot from the air fryer. If you have any leftovers, we suggest bringing them to room temperature before packing them into an airtight container. After that, store them in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

We don’t recommend freezing these cubes as the texture will change upon thawing. 

Crispy air fryer potato cubes

Air fryer potato cubes

low-oil and low-cal, fryer-free potato cubes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine global
Servings 4 people


  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 Chopping board


  • 3 medium potatoes chopped into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 1/2 tbsp salt or to taste
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil


  • Preheat the air fryer for 5 mins at 200
  • Mix potatoes, oil and salt in a bowl
  • Air fry at 190 degrees for 25 mins or until golden and crispy
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