The Easiest Roasted Ranch Potatoes Recipe in the Air Fryer
How to Make Roasted Ranch Potatoes in the Air Fryer
Need a quick and healthy side for Easter dinner? Make these delicious and easy roasted ranch potatoes in the air fryer! You will be surprised with how quick this one comes together! And, you only need three ingredients!
Easy Ranch Potatoes
This recipe is awesome because it is so simple and inexpensive! These roasted potatoes are the perfect side! Check out these ingredients to whip up this recipe:
- 1-2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
- 1-2 tablespoons ranch seasoning, like Hidden Valley
- 1 tablespoon of a high smoke point oil, like avocado oil, olive oil, or vegetable oil
Homemade ranch seasoning recipe
If you don’t have either a packet or container of ranch seasoning, then you can run to the store and buy some for about 13 dollars (for a 16 ounce container). Or you can make about a cup of this homemade ranch seasoning with these ingredients:
- ⅓ cup dry powdered buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley
- 1 ½ teaspoons dried dill weed
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
- 1 teaspoon dried chives
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
Yukon Gold Potato Substitute
You can make this recipe with any type of potato, if you are looking for the same taste profile as Yukon Gold potatoes, then try one of these potatoes instead.
- Carola Potatoes (closest substitute)
- Russet Potatoes / Idaho potatoes
- Red Bliss Potatoes
- Katahdin potatoes
- Inca Gold potatoes
- Fingerlings potatoes
Learn more about potato substitutes at High Kitchen IQ.
How to Make Roasted Ranch Potatoes?
This recipe is so simple to make, in the air fryer or oven. But of course, it is so much quicker in the air fryer. If you need more reasons why I love to use the air fryer, check out this YouTube video about why you need an air fryer or check out this air fryer buying guide.
To make homemade roasted ranch potatoes, you will want to first cube the Yukon gold potatoes into about 1-inch cubes. Of course, you can cut them smaller or larger depending on personal preference. If you cut the potatoes smaller, the cooking time will be shorter than what is written. If you cut the potatoes larger than one inch cubes, then you will need to cook them longer than the written recipe.
Do I need to soak the potatoes?
While soaking the potatoes isn’t necessary, it is a good idea. Soak the potatoes in cold water to help remove excess starch. Extra starch may make your potatoes cook unevenly or it may make a sticky texture, so it is a good idea to soak them.
How long to soak potatoes?
For the best results, soak the potatoes in cold water for at least 30 minutes. If you are in a pinch for time, soak the potatoes for 10 minutes but they may not be as roasted and have the crunchy texture that make roasted potatoes so tasty.
Two Ingredient Roasted Potatoes
Pat the potatoes dry after soaking them. Then, in a bowl cover the potatoes in about a tablespoon or so of oil and 1-2 tablespoons of ranch seasoning.
Air Fryer Roasted Ranch Potatoes Instructions
Take the potatoes and place them in the air fryer basket. Cook in the air fryer for 10-12 minutes at 380 degrees Fahrenheit or 193 degrees Celsius, if you have a roast setting on your air fryer you can use that setting. Just make sure to change the temp and time to match this recipe.
At the half way point, check on the potatoes with a fork.
How do I know when potatoes are done cooking?
The best method I like to use to check on the doneness of potatoes is with a fork. I just stab a fork in the potato and if it goes in easily then it is done. If not, then it may need more time.
Add more time as needed until the potatoes are done. When they are have just finished, I like to bump up the heat on the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 204 degrees Celsius and cook for an additional minute or two just to help make them extra crispy. If you don’t like crispy potatoes, feel free to omit this part.
Oven Roasted Potatoes Instructions
Of course, you can bake this dish in the oven. To do this, place the potatoes in an even layer on a baking sheet or pan and cook them in a preheated oven at 450 degrees Fahrenheit or 232 degrees Celsius for 30-35 minutes, or until they are brown and crispy.
What to eat with ranch roasted potatoes?
You can enjoy this recipe with so many different meals! For example, gobble up roasted ranch potatoes with
- Balsamic Pork Tenderloin
- Eggs and Bacon
- Hamburgers or Meatloaf
- Rosemary Chicken or any of these chicken recipes
- Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Complimentary easy side dish ideas
You can also serve this tasty potato side with these other great side ideas
You will love this easy and simple air fryer side recipe with just about any food. This recipe is simple, quick, and delicious. It will be a new family or personal favorite! What do you like to serve with your potatoes? Share with us in the comment section down below!
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Air Fryer Roasted Ranch Potatoes
- 1-2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
- 1-2 tablespoons ranch seasoning
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- Cut the potatoes into 1 inch cubes
- Place the potatoes in a bowl of cold water for at least 30 minutes to remove excess starch.
- Drain the potatoes and pat the potatoes dry.
- Lightly spray the air fryer basket and put the potatoes inside. Either spray the potatoes again with oil or lightly pour some oil (about a tablespoon) into the air fryer basket. Stir the contents around to evenly distribute the oil onto the potatoes. Season the potatoes with the ranch seasoning and stir the contents to distribute the seasoning.
- Lightly spray the potatoes one more time and cook at 380°F/193°C for 10-15 minutes, stirring at the halfway point. Test the potatoes with a fork once they are done cooking. If the potatoes need more time and an additional minute or two at 400°F/204°C.