This Air Fryer Baked Potato recipe is an excellent option for cooking perfectly tender potatoes. It takes less time than boiling, and the results are crispy on the outside while still being fluffy and soft on the inside.
I wanted to give you the easiest way to bake potatoes in an air fryer ever!
There are so many things I love about air fryer baked potatoes! They are perfectly roasted. The skins are crispy on the outside, and the insides are light and delicious. Plus, you can add all your favorite toppings! Air fryer baked potatoes are sure to keep you full and satisfied too.
The most common question is–“Can You Bake A Potato In The Air Fryer?” and of course, the answer is yes!
If you want some fantastic side dishes, some of my favorite Air Fryer Side Dish Recipes are THE BEST AIR FRYER ROASTED POTATOES, AIR FRYER HASSELBACK BACON AND BLEU CHEESE POTATOES, AIR FRYER PARMESAN CRUSTED POTATOES, and AIR FRYER ROASTED BAKED POTATOES WITH SOUR CREAM AND CHIVES.
Why You’ll Love To Bake Potatoes In The Air Fryer
- Great for holidays or when you need to free up your oven
- Make a great lunch or dinner option
- Family Friendly
- Only 3 ingredients + toppings
- Less than 1 hour cook time
Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe
When you air fry baked potatoes, you don’t have to worry about turning on your oven. The air fryer does all the work for you, and cleanup is a breeze too.
- Olive Oil
- Black Pepper
How To Air Fry Baked Potatoes
Step 1: Prepare the potatoes
Start by coating your potatoes with olive oil. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper.
Step 2: Bake potatoes in air fryer
Place into the air fryer at 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 40-50 minutes—flip halfway through with a pair of tongs.
Check to make sure they are fork tender before removing them. Serve and enjoy!
Tips for Baked Potato In The Air Fryer Recipe
- Clean the spuds. Before you bake potatoes in the air fryer, be sure to scrub them and remove the dirt.
- Don’t forget to poke holes. Adding holes with a fork will keep the potato from exploding as it cooks. Trust me, that would be a giant mess!
- The cooking time may be adjusted. Every air fryer is slightly different and cooking times can vary. Test the potatoes with a fork or knife to ensure they are done before serving.
What Potatoes Are Best For Air Frying?
I like Russet; they tend to hold their shape during air frying and taste good. They make a great baked potato in the air fryer.
Some other great potatoes for baking are Yukon Gold or Idaho Potatoes.
How Do I Prepare Potatoes For Air Frying?
The key to prepping potatoes is to wash the potatoes. I highly recommend getting a brush for cleaning your potatoes. You would be surprised how much dirt you can get off the potatoes.
But, after you scrub the potatoes, dry them off. Excess water can prevent the skin from getting crispy, so let them air dry or dry with a soft cloth.
Use a fork or knife to poke holes into the potatoes. This will allow heat to get inside of the potato so they cook evenly and won’t explode! Now you are ready to air fry baked potatoes.
How do you know when a Baked Potato is done?
The skin will be crispy and golden brown on the outside. If you poke the inside with a fork, it should feel soft, not too squishy, or too firm. And if you cut into it, the center of the potato should have a light yellow color without any dark spots or wet spots from excess moisture escaping through cracks in the skin.
Do I have To Poke Holes in my Potatoes Before Air Frying?
Yes. If you don’t, you run the risk of the potatoes exploding. To solve this, I use my fork tines and poke a couple of holes.
Air Fryer Baked Potato Toppings
Some of my favorites are:
- Loaded: cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, green onions, sliced olives, etc.
- Spinach-Artichoke Baked Potatoes – topped with spinach and artichoke.
- Sloppy Joe’s Baked Potatoes – filled with Sloppy Joe’s meat and topped with melted cheese.
- Bacon Stuffed Potatoes – topped with bacon and cheese.
- Pepperoni Baked Potato – topped with classic pepperoni pizza toppings
- Broccoli Cheese Baked Potatoes – topped with broccoli and shredded cheese.
More Air Fryer Potato Recipes:
- LOADED AIR FRIED POTATO ROUNDS
- AIR FRYER BREAKFAST POTATOES
- AIR FRYER POTATOES AU GRATIN
- AIR FRYER BACON WRAPPED POTATOES
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Air Fryer Baked Potato
- 2 medium Russet potatoes, scrubbed
- 1-2 teaspoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Start by coating your potatoes with olive oil.
- Season the potatoes with salt and pepper.
- Place into the air fryer at 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 40-50 minutes.
- Flip 1/2 way with a pair of tongs.
- Check to make sure they are fork-tender before removing them.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
- Air Fryer
- Cooking Spray, optional
- Parchment Paper, optional