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Air Fryer Pesto Baby Potatoes

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  • Author: Elaine VanVleck
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This easy recipe for air fryer pesto baby potatoes make perfectly roasted potatoes and uses a basil pesto sauce. Using an air fryer, the baby red potatoes come out crispy on the outiside and fluffy on the inside. These make a perfect side dish or meal!



1.5 pounds Baby Potatoes, cut in half
2 Tbsp. Avocado Oil
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
1/4 tsp. Coarse Ground Black Pepper
1/2 cup Pesto or my Gluten Free Homemade Walnut Pesto Recipe
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated


Wash the baby potatoes and then cut them all in half. If some of the baby potatoes are a lot larger than the others you may need to cut them into quarters. It's important that the potato chunks are all about the same size so they cook evenly.

In a large bowl add the cut baby potatoes, avocado oil, salt and pepper. Mix to coat the potatoes in oil and seasoning.

Pour the potato mixture evenly into the basket of your air fryer. Air Fry at 390 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Shake the air fryer basket once or twice in the middle of cooking to make sure all of the potatoes get browned. Test the largest potato piece with a fork to make sure it's done. If it's not done air fryer for 2-3 minutes more.

Pour hot potatoes back into a large bowl. Add the pesto and grated parmesan cheese. Stir the mixture to melt the cheese and coat the potatoes.

Serve immediately warm or serve cold.


You could use regular sized potatoes for this recipe. Make sure all the chunks of cut potato are evenly sized.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Vegetables
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free