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Air Fryer, Copycat TGIF Friday's Loaded Potato Skins

These are the copycat version of TGI Friday's Loaded Potato Skin. It starts off with a perfectly baked potato and then it takes on a new life from there.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Potato
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author ForkToSpoon.com


  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices of bacon cooked
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons diced scallions


  1. Start by rubbing your baking potatoes with olive oil, season with some salt and pepper.

  2. Set in the air fryer for 400 degrees F, for 35-40 minutes, as soon as they are fork-tender, remove.

  3. Let cool slightly, enough that you can touch them, and you cut them in half. 

  4. Cut them in half, scooping out the inside and saving for another recipe.

  5. Leave a small strip of potato, so that the potatoes don't fall apart.

  6. Then return them to the air fryer, face down, as shown in the picture, and air fry at 400 degrees F, for 5 minutes.

  7. Then fill the cavity up with grated cheese.

  8. Return to the air fryer, and air fry 200 degrees, just long enough for the cheese to melt.

  9. Then just plate, top with sour cream, crumble some bacon on top and garnish with sliced scallions.

  10. Plate, serve and enjoy!