These rosemary fingerling potatoes get perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside cooked in your air fryer! Seasoned simply with salt, rosemary, and garlic powder, they make the perfect side dish to any meal. Ready to eat in under 30 minutes for an easy weeknight win.

Baking tray of roasted fingerling potatoes with rosemary and a golden serving spoon

These rosemary air fried fingerling potatoes are so easy to make and totally delicious. Cooking them in your air fryer makes the potatoes perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They’re rosemary seasoning is just delicious, making these fingerling potatoes a versatile side dish for any meal.

As a Registered Dietitian, I love to use an air fryer for cooking different foods. Air frying an easy and quick method to prepare healthy foods. Some of my favorite things to make in my air fryer are air fryer banana bread baked oats, air fryer carrot fries, air fryer kale chips, and air fryer smashed brussels sprouts.

If you do not have an air fryer, you can make this recipe in your oven instead. It will just take longer to cook the potatoes. This recipe is vegan, gluten free, nut free, and dairy free.

What are fingerling potatoes?

Fingerling potatoes are a variety of heirloom potatoes that grow much smaller than regular potatoes. They have an oblong, cylindrical shape that sometimes resemble fingers. There are many different fingerling potato varieties that grow in different colors, including purple fingerling potatoes!

Fingerling potatoes have a thin, edible skin and soft, buttery flesh. They taste delicious baked roasted and seasoned simpy with fresh herbs, salt, pepper, and olive oil.

Ingredients in air fryer fingerling potatoes

You need just six ingredients for this healthy air fryer recipe:

  • Fingerling potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Rosemary
  • Garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper

If you are unable to find fingerling potatoes, you can use another small or baby potato variety.

Air fryer fingerling potatoes ingredients measured out in bowls on grey backdrop

How to prepare fingerling potatoes

Since fingerling potatoes have an thin edible skin, there is no need to peel them before eating them. To prepare them for cooking, give them a good scrub to get rid of any dirt on the skin. Then, thoroughly dry the potatoes with a clean dish towel.

You can cook them whole, but I like to slice fingerling potatoes in half the long way to cook them. Slice them and add your seasonings.

How to cook fingerling potatoes in the air fryer

  1. Start by preparing the potatoes as instructed above.
  2. Toss the sliced fingerlings with olive oil, fresh rosemary, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl.
  3. Transfer the seasoned potatoes to your air fryer tray or basket. Spread them out in an even layer, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. If you have a small air fryer, you may need to cook in two batches.
  4. Air fry for about 20 minutes until potatoes are fork tender and crispy golden brown on the outside.
Air fryer tray with roasted fingerling potatoes and rosemary

Oven instructions

If you do not have an air fryer, you can make roasted fingerling potatoes in the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and season the potatoes as instructed above. Place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and roast for 30-40 minutes. Toss the potatoes halfway through to ensure even browning.

What to serve with fingerling potatoes

These rosemary fingerling potatoes are a versatile side dish for just about any meal. Serve them up with your favorite protein, like scallops, shrimp, salmon, or tofu. You can also serve them in place of french fries with a veggie burger or salmon burger.

Close up of a baking tray with roasted fingerling potatoes and fresh rosemary

Frequently Asked Questions

Are potatoes healthy?

Potatoes are a nutritious food that can absolutely be part of a healthy, well balanced diet. One cup of potatoes (with the skin) provides several nutrients:

  • 3.2 grams of dietary fiber (11 percent of your daily needs)
  • 1.22 mg iron (7 percent of your daily needs)
  • 638 mg potassium (14 percent of your daily needs)
  • 0.447 mg Vitamin B6 (34 percent of your daily needs)
  • 29.6 mg Vitamin C (33 percent of your daily needs)

What does an air fryer do?

An air fryer is a small kitchen appliance that cooks all types of foods including vegetables and meats. It works by continuously circulating hot air around the food as it cooks. This produces a satisfying crispy and crunchy exterior and similar texture to deep fried foods.

Is air frying healthy?

Air frying food gives food a similar texture and taste to fried foods, but is a much healthier way to prepare food. Instead of submerging the food completely in hot oil to cook it, you need just one tablespoon of oil to for air fried food. So, air fried food has less fat and calories than deep fried food.

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Baking tray of roasted fingerling potatoes with rosemary and a golden serving spoon

Crispy Air Fryer Fingerling Potatoes with Rosemary

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These rosemary fingerling potatoes get perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside cooked in your air fryer! Seasoned simply with salt, rosemary, and garlic powder, they make the perfect side dish to any meal. Ready to eat in under 30 minutes for an easy weeknight win.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped

Instructions

  1. Wash the fingerling potatoes, scrubbing off any dirt. Thoroughly dry them with a clean dish towel.
  2. Slice the potatoes in half the long way.
  3. Put the sliced potatoes in a bowl. Add the olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and rosemary.
  4. Toss the potatoes in the seasonings so they are evenly coated in olive oil.
  5. Transfer to air fryer tray or basket. Spread them out in an even layer, so none of the potatoes overlap with each other.
  6. Cook in your air fryer at 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender and crispy golden brown on the outside.

Notes

It’s important not to overcrowd the potatoes in your air fryer.  If you have a small air fryer, you may need to cook the potatoes in two batches.

Oven instructions

If you do not have an air fryer, you can make roasted fingerling potatoes in the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and season the potatoes as instructed above. Place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and roast for 30-40 minutes. Toss the potatoes halfway through to ensure even browning.

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