Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Preparation Time: 5 minutesCooking Time: 40 minutes

Ditch the oven and try air fryer baked potatoes. These baked potatoes take less time, space, and energy and come out perfect with crispy skin and a fluffy potato texture on the inside.

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Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

If you’re reading this, you haven’t experienced the glory of air fryer baked potatoes yet. Once you start making air fryer baked potatoes, you can never really go back. 

For one thing, you don’t have to preheat your oven. That means, even on a hot day, you’re not heating up the whole darn house. 

Also, you get a crispy skin, that you, unfortunately, don’t get if you make them in the Instant Pot pressure cooker… Though, it is a quick way to do things. 

It’s just so much easier and efficient to make air fryer baked potatoes. 

How to Make Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Start with the type of potato of your choosing like Yukon gold or Russet. Wash them and pat dry, and leave on a plate or baking sheet. 

Once placed on the baking sheet spray them generously with cooking spray – I use avocado oil spray – it gives a good crisp and it’s a higher smoke point. 

Rotate to make sure you got all sides. 

Then, sprinkle them generously with kosher salt. You could also use sea salt.  Spread the salt around with your hands to make sure the potatoes are evenly coated. 

You will put them in the air fryer on 380 degrees for 40 minutes, checking and flipping them halfway at the 20-minute mark. 

For extra-large potatoes, I suggest upping the temperature to 400 degrees for the same amount of time. 

When the timer goes off, stick a fork through the potato to make sure it’s not hard in the middle. If it is hard in the middle, give it about 5 more minutes at a time until cooked through. 

Serve with your favorite toppings like sour cream, cheese, and all the butter. 

Air Fryer Loaded Baked Potato

If you’re making air fryer loaded baked potatoes, I suggest crisping up your bacon in the air fryer for 5 minutes on 380. Your bacon will come out perfectly crisp to crumble over your potato. 

Add some sharp cheddar, chives, sour cream, and don’t forget the butter!

Air Fryer Baked Sweet Potato

You could also try this recipe with sweet potatoes. They come out the best when I make air fryer baked sweet potatoes. I love to top mine with butter and cinnamon. 

If you’re not counting calories, go ahead and add some brown sugar on top once you take your air fryer baked sweet potatoes out. 

Air Fryer Baked Potato Tips

Do only about 1-4 potatoes at a time, especially if your potatoes are on the larger side. You want to give your potatoes enough air in between them. 

If you want to pierce the potatoes with a fork before cooking, you can do so. I usually do that with larger potatoes. You can omit this step entirely with air fryer baked potatoes. 

Smaller potatoes will need less cooking time and extra-large potatoes will be more. I usually take off about 4 minutes for super small potatoes and add on about 5 minutes for larger than normal ones. 

Gold potatoes may cook faster than Russett potatoes or sweet potatoes, so be sure to monitor the cooking times. 

What Kind of Air Fryer Do You Need?

You can use any air fryer of your choice for this recipe. If you’re looking for a good air fryer, check out our reviews and guides. For more recipes like this, check out our recipes page.

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