Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Looking for a way to make crispy air fryer baked potatoes? They take half the time as making a traditional baked potato and turn out twice as crispy!

This recipe for an air fryer baked potato is super easy for a quick dinner.
This recipe for an air fryer baked potato is super easy for a quick dinner.

How to Make an Air Fryer Baked Potato

After washing your potato, coat it in oil and prick it with a fork before adding it to your air fryer.
After washing your potato, coat it in oil and prick it with a fork before adding it to your air fryer.

It’s incredibly easy to make an air fryer baked potato. All you need is an air fryer that you can set the temperature to 400 degrees and a plain russet potato.

First, scrub your potato well with the back of your sponge. You’ll see a little bit of dirt coming off the potato. This is normal.

Once the potato is clean, coat it in regular cooking oil and pierce the potato all over with a fork. This will allow steam from inside the potato is escape while it is air frying. If this step is skipped, the potato might crack during cooking.

Air fry the potato for about half an hour, and flip it half way through cooking. Take the potato out and allow it to rest for about 10 minutes once it can easily be pierced with a fork. The potato will be difficult to handle when it is so hot right out of the oven! You can also choose to cut it in half right away and add in a tablespoon of butter to the potato. This way, the butter will begin to melt into it while it is still piping hot.

I use my Cuisinart Toaster Oven/Air Fryer for all my air fryer needs. I highly recommend this air fryer as it as a large surface area so I can air fry (or even bake!) many potatoes at the same time.

How Long to Cook Potatoes in the Air Fryer

After prepping your potato with a little bit of cooking oil (olive oil is fine!) put it into your air fryer at 400 degrees.

Your potato should cook in about 30 minutes. You will know your potato is done cooking when it can easily be pierced with a knife or fork.

How to Reheat Air Fryed Potatoes

If you end up making too many potatoes with your air fryer, have no fear! It is easy to save and reheat these potatoes.

Store the potatoes in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. When you are ready to reheat, add a bit of oil to the skin of the potato and reheat in the air fryer at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. This will allow the skin of the potato to get crispy and the inside of the potato to heat up.

What to Serve with these Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

There are many ways to dress up this easy recipe. Usually most folks will add butter and sour cream to their baked potatoes, but there are other ways to make the humble baked potato an attractive side dish to a savory steak or lamb roast.

Other Potato Recipes

Looking for other ways to use up that bag of russet potatoes you bought? Try one of the other potato recipes below.

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Sarah Course: Side, EntreeCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

100

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 potato

  • 1 tbsn cooking oil

  • toppings of choice (sour cream, bacon, chives, butter)

Directions

  • Prick the potato all over with a fork and cover it in a tablespoon of cooking oil.
  • Add the potato to the air fryer and fry for half an hour at 400 degrees. Flip the potato half way through cooking.
  • The potato will be done cooking when it can easily be pierced with a fork or knife. The potato will be HOT when it comes out of your fryer.

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