Tex-Mex Air Fryer Hash Browns


Use an air fryer to make this crispy, tasty potato hash featuring bell peppers and jalapenos with Tex-Mex seasoning.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 small onion, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and cut into 1-inch rings

  • ½ teaspoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon taco seasoning mix

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Soak potatoes in cool water for 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat the air fryer to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C). Drain the potatoes, dry them with a clean towel, and transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil over the potatoes and toss to coat. Add them to the preheated air fryer basket. Set the timer for 18 minutes.

  3. Put bell pepper, onion, and jalapeno in the bowl previously used for the potatoes. Sprinkle in 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, taco seasoning, ground cumin, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.

  4. Transfer potatoes from the air fryer to the bowl with the vegetable mixture. Return the empty basket to the air fryer and raise the temperature to 356 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  5. Quickly toss the contents of the bowl to mix the potatoes evenly with the vegetables and seasoning. Transfer mixture into the basket. Cook for 6 minutes, shake the basket, and continue cooking until potatoes are browned and crispy, about 5 minutes more. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes:

Make sure to use fresh potatoes as old ones don't crisp well.

Do not leave the seeds inside the peppers. They will burn and explode. If you want more heat, add extra jalapenos or use a spicier pepper like serrano or habanero.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
4g Fat
34g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 79mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 74mg 372%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 817mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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