Baked Potato Air Fryer Recipe

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This baked potato air fryer recipe produces a potato with a fluffy center and crispy skin. Served with salt, pepper, and your favorite toppings, it’s a fantastic side dish!

baked potato with butter and green onions

Baked potatoes have always been one of the best sides. You can add all sorts of things on top of them, and they are painlessly easy to cook!

If you are a sucker for sides like I am, be sure to try my Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Zesty Italian Pasta Salad, Cowboy Corn Dip, and my Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese.

Why You’ll Love This Baked Potato Air Fryer Recipe

  • Soft tender potatoes in every bite.
  • Crispy skins that taste like restaurant quality!
  • Kid friendly
  • Easy for weeknights
  • Satisfying
  • Can add all your favorite toppings

Ingredients Needed

  • Potatoes, I used russet
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Toppings
ingredients to make air fryer baked potatoes

How To Make Baked Potatoes In The Air Fryer

Step 1: Clean

Clean the potatoes using running water. Scrub all dirt off the potatoes and pat dry with a paper towel or cloth.

Step 2: Prep potatoes

Stab each potato with a fork all over. Then rub with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Step 3: Air Fry potatoes

Air fry potatoes at 375° for 30 minutes. Flip the potatoes and cook for 15 additional minutes or until they can be pierced easily with a fork or knife.

air fried baked potatoes

Frequently Asked Questions

What toppings are good on this baked potato air fryer recipe?

There are so many tasty ways to dress up baked potatoes. Here are a few of our favorites:

• Cheese – cheddar, gouda, mozzarella, the list goes on and on
• Onions – Green, red, or white onions are all good choices
Ranch Dressing – This is our favorite topping!
• Chili
• Broccoli and Cheese
• Sour Cream
• Butter
• Garlic
• Fresh Herbs
• Bacon – cook and crumble some bacon for a tasty topping


How do you know when a baked potato is done?

The easiest way to tell if a baked potato is done is to test it by sticking a fork or knife into it. If it’s tough to get the knife into then, it still needs to cook longer. Add 5 minutes extra and check again. Repeat as many times as needed until they are done.

How do I reheat a baked potato?

Put the potato into your air fryer basket and heat at 350 for 5-8 minutes or until it’s hot all the way through.

baked potato with butter

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air fried baked potato with green onions

Baked Potato Air Fryer Recipe

This baked potato air fryer recipe produces a potato with a fluffy center and crispy skin. Served with salt, pepper, and your favorite toppings, it’s a fantastic side dish!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, baked potato air fryer recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 292kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Clean the potatoes using running water. Scrub all dirt off the potatoes and pat dry with a paper towel or cloth.
  • Stab each potato with a fork all over. Then rub with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Air fry potatoes at 375° for 30 minutes. Flip the potatoes and cook for 15 additional minutes or until they can be pierced easily with a fork or knife.

Nutrition

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg

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