Cook an Air Fryer Baked Potato in no time at all!
Be confident that every baked potato will come out crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside! Even sweet potatoes can be baked using this easy recipe. Serve potatoes the healthy way with just a bit of greek yogurt, or load them up with an array of toppings. Or use these tasty taters to make decadent twice baked potatoes. Using the air fryer makes the perfect baked potato side dish or even a main dish or entree. It really is hands down the best way to make them!
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Our Fave Way to Bake Potatoes!
- No need to wrap potatoes in foil and heating up the oven for 90 minutes when the air fryer cooks them super quick and with minimal clean-up!
- Potatoes are a budget wise food that can be served as a hearty and healthy side dish or main dish. Or, meal prep them ahead, refrigerate and reheat throughout the week! Even kids can make their own.
- Make a baked potato bar and load up on the toppings! Offer a variety of herbs, condiments, and toppings and let everyone build their own! Don’t forget the ice-cold beer and wine!
Ingredients and Variations
POTATOES: Choose starchy potatoes like Russets for the fluffiest results. Smaller red skinned potatoes and even sweet potatoes will hold their shape and come out perfect every time!
SEASONINGS: Use olive oil and kosher salt for a basic baked potato. Or experiment with a DIY blend such as taco seasoning, chili seasoning, and this kid-favorite, everything bagel seasoning for a new dish every time!
Baked Potato Toppings
Anything goes when it comes to baked potato toppings! Butter, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and bacon bits are classic toppers. But don’t stop there! Try some salsa, guacamole, a scoop of chili, or leftover veggies such as sliced mushrooms, bell peppers or crumbled candied bacon for delicious, jaw dropping toppings! Top baked sweet potatoes with butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, chopped pecans, and a few mini marshmallows! Just delicious!
How to Air Fry Baked Potatoes
No need to preheat the air fryer for this recipe!
- Pierce each cleaned potato all over with a fork and rub with oil (per recipe below).
- Place potatoes in the air fryer and cook until they are tender and the skin is crisp.
- Turn potatoes over after about 25 minutes so they cook evenly.
PRO TIP: Use leftover melted bacon grease instead of olive oil for amazing flavor!
PRO TIP: If oil drips to the bottom of the air fryer pan and starts to smoke, place a slice of bread on the bottom before cooking to soak it up.
It’s best to reheat baked potatoes in the air fryer with a little drizzle of fresh oil to make them moist again. Keep leftovers in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
Use leftovers to create a new meal by adding leftovers to this cabbage and potato foil pack, use them in this delicious Irish potatoes recipe, mash them to thicken a soup or stew, or make a hearty breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs and peppers!
Freeze fully cooled baked potatoes by wrapping them in plastic and placing them in a zip top bag for up to 3 months.
Other Air Fryer Sides To Try!
- Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato – super versatile recipe.
- Air Fryer Roasted Acorn Squash – a festive side dish.
- Corn Ribs In The Air Fryer – different and delish!
- Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts – a favorite way to cook Brussels.
- Air Fryer Broccoli Recipe – ready in less than 20 minutes.
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
- 4 potatoes
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Wash potatoes and poke with a fork, about 10 times each. Drizzle with oil and rub over the potatoes.
- Place potatoes in the air fryer and sprinkle with salt. Set air fryer to 390˚F (no need to preheat). Cook for 50-60 minutes, turning after 25 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and skin is crisp.
- Serve with sour cream, chives, bacon bits, and your favorite baked potato toppings.
- Melted bacon can be used in place of olive oil for extra flavor!
- Use parchment liners to prevent oil from dripping.
- Refrigerate leftovers for up to 3 days. Freeze cooled baked potatoes wrapped in plastic and stored in a zip top bag for up to 3 months.
- Reheat baked potatoes in the air fryer with some fresh oil to make them moist again.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
Adapted from Spend With Pennies