This Air Fryer Baked Potato recipe is simple to make and ready in under an hour. These potatoes are smooth and fluffy on the inside and have a crispy skin for the perfect combo.
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes make the perfect side dish for any dinner. These potatoes are ready in under an hour and require only a few ingredients. The potatoes have a perfectly crisp skin and fluffy inside.
Load these baked potatoes up with bacon, cheese, butter or sour cream for the ultimate side. Alternatively, get crazy and whip up a Buffalo style baked potato, or keep it simple with some good ole' butter.
Potatoes: My favorite potato to use for my air fryer potatoes is the russet potato. I think the size is perfect and they always cook well. Other potato options include a Yukon Gold Potato, or even a Sweet Potato. Each potato will vary in cooking time, so be sure to check them often.
Seasoning Options: I keep my seasoning very simple for my air fryer baked potatoes and uses only salt, pepper and garlic powder. You can stick with this simple combination or include additional seasoning like cayenne pepper for some heat, Lawry's Seasoned Salt for a punch of flavor or even a little Parika.
Why You'll LOVE It!
The Perfect Combo: Air Frying Potatoes results in a Crispy Skin plus Fluffy and Tender Inside.
Faster than Baking of Grilling Potatoes
Saves on Energy: Keeps your House Cooler by Skipping the Oven and Preheating
- Scrub, clean then dry potatoes thoroughly. Once clean, rub with olive oil.
- Sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder over each potato evenly then rub to coat each potato.
- Air fry the potatoes at 400 degrees F for 45-50 minutes flipping halfway through.
- The potatoes should be crispy on the outside and soft in the middle once finished. Slice air fried potatoes in half and serve with toppings of choice.
Be sure not to crowd the potatoes in the air fryer. I can comfortably fit three large potatoes in, but 4 medium ones could work as well. If you crowd them in the potatoes will take longer to cook and may not cook evenly.
Loaded: This is my personal favorite way to enjoy a baked potato. I include butter, sour cream, bacon, cheese and chives in my loaded baked potato. You can include all of these or just some to customize to your liking.
Buffalo: Buffalo style is another favorite flavor combo. You could keep it simple and add in some cheese, buffalo sauce or ranch dressing. Alternatively, you could use some leftover Buffalo Chicken Dip and add it into your potato for a Buffalo Baked Potato.
Main Pairings: Baked Potatoes made in an air fryer make great sides for an array of dishes. Some of my favorites include my Pepper Crusted Steak, some Vegetarian Chili, or a Spinach Apple Salad for a litter option.
Storing Leftover Potatoes
Store leftover baked potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Rewarm in the oven, or air fryer before enjoying. Alternatively, store in the freezer for up to 6 months and thaw and rewarm before eating.
No, you should not wrap the potatoes in foil with cooking in the air frying, because the foil will block the air from circulating and the potatoes will actually take longer to cook.
Once finished, your baked potato should reach an internal temperature of 210 degrees F. Use a meat thermometer to get an accurate reading.
Yes, the holes will help steam escape the potatoes when cooking helping them cook faster and more evenly. More importantly, the holes help prevent to potatoes from potentially exploding from trapped steam
My Must Have Kitchen Gadget
Ninja Foodi: This is a must have in my kitchen and my favorite air fryer. I have the 6.5 quart model and can comfortably fit 3 large potatoes in. Any air fryer will work for these potatoes, but the cook time may vary so be sure to check them often.
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- Clean and dry potatoes, the use a fork to poke several holes in each potato.
- Rub olive oil all over potatoes then season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
- Add prepared potatoes to the basket of your air fryer then cook at 400 degrees F for 45-50 minutes, or until potatoes are soft and skin is crisp. Flip the potatoes halfway through air frying.
- Once finished, slice open and serve with toppings of choice.