Air Fryer Baked Potato — Air frying is an excellent option for cooking potatoes. It takes less time than boiling, and the results are crispy on the outside while still being soft on the inside.
This is such an easy recipe. I wanted to give you the easiest way to make a baked potato in the air fryer before Thanksgiving. And also give you some pointers so that you can have the best-baked potatoes! Here is my easy recipe for Air Fryer Baked Potato.
If you have never baked a baked potato in the air fryer, I am sure that is about ready to change. They are perfectly roasted. The skins are crispy on the outside, and the insides are light and fluffy and ready for some toppings.
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.
Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe
The most popular side dish at your next party is going to be a baked potato. A delicious, creamy sauce always seals the deal with these crowd-pleasers! Just imagine how great they’ll taste when you make them in an air fryer instead—it’s even easier than traditional cooking methods. It guarantees heart-healthy fats from buttery potatoes without all of those pesky calories or saturated fat.
Now you can have a mouth-watering, crispy potato in less than ten minutes with the Air Fryer. No more waiting for your oven to preheat and no cleaning up after it’s done cooking!
- Olive Oil
- Black Pepper
How To Make Air Fry Baked Potato
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.
Tips for Potatoes in the Air Fryer
Timing: Cooking your potatoes in an air fryer gives you the control of cooking them at higher temperatures while still monitoring for doneness. To test if they are cooked through, insert a knife into one and see if it’s easily pierced. If it is, you can remove it.
Washing Potatoes: The potato peels are a versatile and tasty addition to your cooking. Just be sure to clean the dirty surface before adding them. Otherwise, they will turn into something that’s not as tasty!
Poking Holes: Use my fork tines and poke a couple of holes. You don’t need to, but it makes a lot of folks feel better.
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 roasted potato.
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 get off the potatoes.
But, after you scrub the potatoes, dry them off. The less water on the potato skin, the better they will be for crisping up.
How long do I cook a baked potato in the Air fryer?
Rub your potatoes with olive oil and season with salt. Then place your potatoes in the air fryer’s basket and cook at 400 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. After 30 minutes, poke the potatoes with a fork. (Checking to see if they are fork tender) If the fork pierces the potato all the way through, it’s done. If not, cook for an additional 10-12 minutes.
How do you know when a Baked Potato is done?
Do you know when a baked potato is done? It’s hard to tell, but there are some clues. 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?
It depends. You do run the risk of the potatoes exploding. To solve this, I use my fork tines and poke a couple of holes. You don’t need to, but it makes a lot of folks feel better.
Baked Potato Toppings
Some of my favorites are:
- Loaded: Cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, green onions, sliced olives, etc.
- Spinach-Artichoke Backed 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-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 Recipes:
- 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!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
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