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You’re going to love these air fryer baked potatoes! The potato skins come out crisp but you still get that perfect fluffy baked potato center! Great with all of your favorite baked potato toppings like: butter, cheese, bacon or sour cream!
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Baked potatoes are a perfect side dish and I love that they can be filled with all types of toppings! They can be served plain for picky eaters and topped with classic baked potato toppings to accompany a meal or things like chicken and steak to become the main entrée!
Why You Should Make Air Fryer Baked Potatoes…
- creates the perfect crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside baked potato
- won’t heat up your kitchen like baked potatoes in the oven
- set it and forget it type of recipe
- done in 30 minutes
QUICK GLANCE AT INGREDIENTS FOR Baked Potatoes in the air fryer:
- Russet Potatoes
- Olive Oil
- Seasoning Salt (or regular table salt)
- Any Baked Potato toppings that you love
How to cook Baked Potatoes in an air fryer:
- Poke Potato
Wash potatoes and pat dry.
Use a fork to prick hole all around the potatoes.
- Add Olive Oil
Rub the potatoes all over with oil of choice. I normally use olive oil because that is what I have on my counter but you can also use avocado oil.
- Add Seasoning
Season all sides of the potatoes with salt.
I love seasoned potato skin! I use a generic salt seasoning for mine but you can also use regular table salt.
- Time to Air Fry
Place potatoes into basket of air fryer. Don’t over crowed the air fryer basket. I can only fit 2 potatoes into mine (although I MIGHT could squeeze 3 in there. You don’t want to block all of the vents.
- Cook Time
Air Fry at 400F for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, check to see if potatoes are fork tender**, if not add 5 more minutes and repeat test.
- Cut Open and fluff!
Once potatoes are tender, carefully remove from air fryer with tongs.
Place onto a flat surface and carefully slice open.
Place palms if hands on each of potato and press towards center to open.
- Top and Enjoy!
Fluff potato insides with fork and top with favorite baked potato toppings.
Air Fryer Baked Potato Topping Ideas:
- sour cream
- bacon bits
- Mac and cheese for Loaded Mac and Cheese Stuffed Baked Potatoes
- broccoli and cheese
- chicken and vegetables for Stuffed Chicken Baked Potatoes
Frequently Asked Questions
It takes about 30 minutes to cook an baked potato in an air fryer.
I cook my air fryer potatoes at 400F in the air fryer.
I have a Ninja Foodie Air Fryer and I love it!
This is going to depend on how big your air fryer basket is on your air fryer. My basket will only hold 2-3 depending on size. Don’t over crowed the basket or they air won’t be able to flow correctly to cook the potatoes.
I tend to always use russet potatoes for baking. I grew up having those as baked potatoes and I think they’re soft enough and large enough to hold toppings.
More ways to cook potatoes:
- Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes
- Creamy Mashed Potatoes
- How To Roast Potatoes in the Oven
- Loaded Mac and Cheese Stuffed Baked Potatoes
How to cook Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
- 2 russet potatoes
- olive oil or avocado oil
- seasoning salt*
- Wash potatoes and pat dry.
- Use a fork to prick hole all around the potatoes.
- Rub the potatoes all over with oil of choice.
- Season all sides of the potatoes with salt.
- Place potatoes into basket of air fryer.
- Air Fry at 400F for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, check to see if potatoes are fork tender**, if not add 5 more minutes and repeat test.
- Once potatoes are tender, carefully remove from air fryer with tongs.
- Place onto a flat surface and carefully slice open.
- Place palms if hands on each of potato and press towards center to open.
- Fluff potato insides with fork and top with favorite baked potato toppings.
* if you don't have seasoning salt you can just use regular salt
** check to see if the potato is done cooking but sticking it with a fork or a toothpick. If the potato is soft and easy to go through, then it is ready. If not, it needs to be cooked a little longer.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 214mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g
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