1½lbsbaby potatoes(680 grams; approximately 22 potatoes)
2tablespoonsolive oil(or avocado oil)
salt and pepper, to taste
Rinse the baby potatoes to clean them off and pat them dry. Put the potatoes in a medium-sized bowl.
Drizzle the oil over the potatoes. Sprinkle on the dill, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper and stir to coat.
Put the potatoes in a single layer on your air fryer tray. (I was able to fit them all on one tray.) Pour any herbed oil left in the bowl over the baby potatoes. Put the tray in the top rack position of the air fryer if you are using an air fryer oven.
Air fry at 400°F (200°C) for 12 minutes. Flip the potatoes and air fry at 400°F (200°C) for an additional 14 minutes, or until fork tender.
Let the potatoes cool for a few minutes before serving. The potato skin will get wrinkly as they cool.
Note: The size of the baby potatoes you use in this recipe matters! Smaller potatoes than I am using will have a shorter cooking time. Larger potatoes may need to be cut into pieces. Make sure to use thin skinned potatoes for this recipe.
This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). This air fryer baby potato recipe is a great example of how “healthy” dishes are not necessarily low calorie. A reasonable portion of this side dish provides over 250 calories and 35 grams of net carbs. It’s rich in many essential nutrients (a notable exception is vitamin A, but hopefully you’re eating more than just potatoes).As nutritious as it is, this vegetable side dish wouldn’t be my top pick in certain situations. For example, if you’re using low carb for weight loss or blood sugar control in diabetes, potatoes are not a good choice. The combination of carbs and added fat here with little protein isn’t the best for losing weight, even if you aren’t on a low carb diet. No matter what dietary pattern you follow, you need to maintain a calorie deficit to lose weight. It’s easier to maintain a caloric deficit if you choose foods that help you feel full on fewer calories.Non-starchy veggies are almost always lower in calories by volume than starchy vegetables. If your goal is weight loss, I would shift towards eating more non-starchy veggies (leafy greens, peppers, onions, summer squash, etc.) and fewer starchy veggies (potatoes, corn, peas).If you don’t want to give up potatoes, there are ways to make this into a low-calorie and filling meal. Add lean protein (white fish, chicken breast, etc.) and some low-oil non-starchy veggies to your plate. You can easily create a satisfying under 500 calorie meal that includes potatoes with these additions.Nutrition information is for one serving.