Air Fryer Baked Potatoes are my favorite baked potatoes. They cook quickly, get wonderfully crispy on the outside, and light and fluffy on the inside. What’s not to love?
I love my baked potatoes fully loaded so for a special treat I pile on the butter, sour cream, cheese, green onion, and bacon bits. It’s a meal in itself. But to go healthier, I scoop on some veggie chili or a little salsa.
The best thing about Air Fryer Baked Potatoes is the skin. I rub olive oil and a grenerous amount of salt on the outside of the potatoes before putting them in the air fryer. The skin gets fabulously crispy and tastes like the skin on deep-fried baked potato skins. You won’t be leaving behind the potato skin on the plate when you air fry the potatoes. And that’s a good thing since lots of the nutrition is in the skin.
What’s So Great About Air Fryer Baked Potatoes:
Less cooking time is needed than making them in the oven. You will shave 15 t0 20 minutes off the cooking time. Plus there’s no need to preheat the air fryer like you do with your oven which equals even more time saved.
You’ll use less energy cooking them in the air fryer than in the oven.
Potatoes cook very evenly in the air fryer and develop a crispy skin and soft interior.
Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe Tips:
Don’t overcrowd the potatoes in your air fryer basket. Depending on the size of your basket and the size of your potatoes, you should be able to cook 2 to 4 at a time.
Cooking time will vary based on the size of the potatoes. Just try to use potatoes that are all roughly the same size.
More Air Fyer Recipes:
- Air Fryer Fried Pickles
- Air Fryer Cajun Potatoes
- Air Fryer Bacon BBQ Burgers
- Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Onion Rings
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes are my favorite baked potatoes. They cook quickly, get wonderfully crispy on the outside, and light and fluffy on the inside. What's not to love?
- 2 to 3 medium russett potatoes
- olive oil
- kosher salt
Washa and dry potatoes. Rub them with olive oil and then sprinkle all sides with salt.
Pierce each one a few times with a fork.
Place in air fryer basket.
Air fry for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Pierce one with a fork or knife. If they aren't soft yet, air fry for another 10 to 15 minutes.
Carefully remove them from the air fryer. Slice each one open and pinch the ends in some to open them. Season with salt and pepper and add any desired toppings.
Just tried the bake potato it was awesome but my skin on it was to tough to eat!
I had that problem one time and I just put the skins back in the AF at 400° for about 5 minutes. I did put them on some parchment paper that had holes in them to make sure that they didn’t fly around. Turned out great!