Jerk-Seasoned Air-Fryer Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jan. 06, 2023
As a spicy food lover, this is a simple way to enjoy the Jamaican jerk flavor profile in a meatless side dish. It also works really well with any store-bought Thai curry paste. — Ben Costantino, Astoria, New York
Jerk-Seasoned Air-Fryer Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound baby Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 Scotch bonnet pepper, seeded and minced, optional
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  1. Preheat air fryer to 360°. In a large saucepan, bring 8 cups water to a boil. Add potatoes; cook, uncovered, just until water returns to a boil, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a spice grinder, or with a mortar and pestle, combine thyme, garlic, pepper, salt, allspice and, if desired, Scotch bonnet pepper; grind to a paste.
  2. Drain potatoes and pat dry. Transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle with oil; toss to coat. Stir in paste until potatoes are well coated. Place potatoes on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook for 8 minutes, shaking basket once. Increase temperature to 375°. Cook until fork-tender and crispy, 5-6 minutes longer, shaking basket once.
Peppers (Hot)
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Air Fryer Cook Times
In our testing, we find cook times vary dramatically between brands of air fryers. As a result, we give wider than normal ranges on suggested cook times. Begin checking at the first time listed and adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 174 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 495mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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