Make a batch of Air Fryer Cajun Spuds for a yummy side dish! No air fryer? These well-seasoned potatoes can also be roasted in the oven!
Make a batch of Air Fryer Cajun Spuds for a yummy side dish! No air fryer? These well-seasoned potatoes can also be roasted in the oven!

Who likes potatoes, or as they are also called… taters or spuds? We do in our home, and today I want to share a simple side dish recipe for red potatoes with a wonderful seasoning! I call them Air Fryer Cajun Spuds! They are seasoned well, but aren’t too spicy, and I really think you will enjoy them.

The recipe is simple to prepare, and enjoy making them using our air fryer. Guess what? Want to know a little secret?  You can also prepare these yummy potatoes in an OVEN! I realize a lot of people do not have access to an air fryer, so I have included instructions for roasting them in a traditional oven.

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Make The Cajun Spice Mix

In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, cumin, paprika, onion powder, thyme, cayenne pepper, and salt and ground black pepper. Stir to combine these ingredients. These are the spices you will use to season the red potatoes. Set the mix aside until ready to use.

Seasoning mix for the potatoes are combined in a small bowl.

Prepare The Potatoes (Spuds)

Wash and dry the red potatoes very well to remove any dirt or little sprouts. Cut the potatoes into bite-sized chunks, leaving the peel ON the potatoes. Once all are cut, place them in a medium mixing bowl.

Six cleaned/scrubbed medium red potatoes are used for this recipe.The unpeeled red potatoes are cut into bite sized chunks before seasoning.

Now it’s time to season the potatoes.  The first thing you need to do is drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes. Toss or stir them well, so all the potatoes have some oil on them. Now sprinkle all of the spice mix over the potato chunks. Toss or stir the potatoes well, to distribute the spices and coat all the potatoes with seasoning.

Potatoes are drizzled with olive oil, then Cajun spices are added to season.Air Fryer Cajun Spuds are now seasoned, and are ready for the air fryer or oven.

Time To Cook The Air Fryer Cajun Spuds

USING AN AIR FRYER? Preheat your air fryer to 400°F. Arrange the air fryer Cajun spuds in a single layer in the basket. Cook the potatoes for approximately 9 minutes. Toss or turn the other side, and continue cooking the potatoes for another 7-8 minutes on average.

TIP: Two things can affect your cooking time. 1) Temperatures in air fryers can fluctuate with different models, and 2) The size of the potato chunks can vary between users, so this cooking time is a guide. Test the potatoes for doneness, by inserting a sharp knife into the middle of a potato chunk. When done, they should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside

USING AN OVEN? Preheat your oven to 350°F. Place a sheet of parchment paper or aluminum foil onto a baking sheet. Add and arrange the potato chunks, keeping them in a single layer. Cook at 350°F. for approx. 25-30 minutes, turning them half way through the baking time. Test for doneness by inserting a knife into one of the chunks. When done, the Cajun spuds should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

The potatoes are placed in an air fryer basket in a single layer.Halfway through cooking, the potatoes are turned, then finish cooking.

Serve The Air Fryer Cajun Spuds

Once the air fryer Cajun spuds are done cooking, remove them from the oven and transfer them into a serving bowl. They taste delicious eaten as is, straight from the oven. If you’re a dipping fan, you can serve them with ranch dressing, BBQ sauce or ketchup on the side!

A white bowl, full of air fryer Cajun spuds, ready to eat!Air Fryer Cajun Spuds, ready to be served alongside a favorite main dish.

I hope you enjoy these tasty taters! We sure do. Thank you for stopping by today, and I sincerely hope you will come back again soon for more family friendly recipes. Have a wonderful day, and may God bless you.

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Recipe adapted from: The book “New Life Promise- Food Meets Faith- Total Trifecta of Weight Loss”, by Isabel D. Price, page 77, published by Live Smart, LLC. 2019

Air Fryer Cajun Spuds
Prep Time
8 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Make a batch of Air Fryer Cajun Spuds for a yummy side dish! No air fryer? These well-seasoned potatoes can also be roasted in the oven!

Category: Side Dish, Vegetable Dish
Cuisine: Cajun
Keyword: air fryer cajun spuds
Servings: 4 small servings
Calories Per Serving: 291 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 6 medium red potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Seasoning Mix:
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika smoky or sweet
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, cumin, paprika, onion powder, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Stir to combine. Set seasoning mix aside.

  2. Wash and dry potatoes well to remove any dirt or sprouts. Cut potatoes into bite-sized chunks, leaving peel ON the potatoes. Place potatoes in a medium bowl.

  3. Drizzle olive oil over potatoes. Toss or stir well, so all potatoes have oil on them. Sprinkle all of the spice mix over potatoes. Toss or stir well, to distribute spices and coat all potatoes with seasoning.

Cook- Using An Air Fryer
  1. USING AN AIR FRYER? Preheat air fryer to 400°F. Arrange seasoned potatoes in a single layer in the basket. Cook for approx. 9 minutes. Turn potatoes to other side; continue cooking potatoes for another 7-8 minutes (on average). TIP: Two things can affect your cooking time. 1) Temperatures in air fryers can fluctuate with different models, and 2) The size of the potato chunks can vary between users, so this cooking time is a guide. Test potatoes for doneness, by inserting a sharp knife into the middle of a potato chunk. When done, they should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Transfer to serving bowl, and enjoy!

Cook- Using An Oven
  1. USING AN OVEN? Preheat oven to 350°F. Place a sheet of parchment paper or aluminum foil onto a baking sheet. Add and arrange the potato chunks, keeping them in a single layer. Cook at 350°F. for approx. 25-30 minutes, turning them half way through baking time. Test for doneness by inserting a knife into one of the chunks. When done, Cajun spuds should be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Transfer to serving bowl, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Cajun Spuds
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 350mg15%
Potassium 1478mg42%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 179IU4%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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