This Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe has crispy skin on the outside with perfectly fluffy insides. This recipe makes a perfect side dish for almost any meal.
Do you want to know how to make a perfect baked potato the whole family loves? Look no further than this Air Fryer Baked Potato recipe! This easy recipe calls for simple ingredients that even the most novice cooks can make.
Making baked potatoes in the oven is a hassle. However, making baked potatoes in the Air Fryer is an entirely different story!
Why You'll Love This Air Fryer Baked Potato
You'll love this Air Fryer Baked Potatoes recipe because it's simple, takes minimal effort, and makes for easy meal prep! No need to wrap potatoes in foil and wait for ages. This easy Air Fryer recipe can act as your main dish, game-day snacks, or as a tasty side dish for almost any meal, like Air Fryer Filet Mignon or Lobster Tails.
Ingredients Needed to Make Air Fryer Potato
- Russet Potatoes- medium sized potatoes
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Non-Stick Cooking Spray or avocado oil spray
- Kosher Salt-or coarse sea salt for outer coating
- Ground Black Pepper
- Optional Toppings: Cheese, Bacon Crumbles, Sour Cream, Chives, Chili
I use a Cosori 5.8 Quart Air Fryer to make this recipe. Depending on the type of air fryer you use, cooking times may need to be adjusted by 1-2 minutes.
How to Make Baked Potato in Air Fryer
Wash and scrub potatoes before air frying, then pat dry with a paper towel.
Pierce potatoes with fork, to pierce at least 8-10 holes, covering entire potato.
Place the potatoes in the Air Fryer basket and gently brush entire potato with oil to coat the outer skin.
Sprinkle the potatoes with salt and pepper.
Return the seasoned potato to basket to the Air Fryer and air fry at 400ºF for 40-45 minutes cook time. Flip potatoes at least one time during cooking process.
Use oven mitts to remove from basket, as they will be very hot. Serve with a piece of butter, or your choice of toppings.
Kitchen Tips for Air Frying Potatoes
- Reheat: You can reheat your potatoes in the Air Fryer instead of putting them in the microwave. This is the best cooking method to reheat because the skin will be crispy instead of soggy.
- Don't overcrowd: Depending on the size of your Air Fryer, you can put around four medium potatoes or three larger potatoes in the basket. However, you don't want to overcrowd in the oven space or air frying basket, or else they won't cook properly.
I use white potatoes like medium russet potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes when baking potato. Depending on potato size, cooking time may need to be adjusted by 3-5 minutes.
You can pair this recipe with your toppings of choice. Some of our favorites, include a dollop of sour cream and chives, shredded cheese, bacon bits, barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, green onions, an extra pinch of salt, or any other of your favorite toppings! Top with a Chili like, Stagg Chili, to make it a meal.
Yes! For crispy skin potatoes, try this air fryer loaded potato skin recipe.
You can store your leftover potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.
Because you coat potatoes with oil, they shouldn't stick to the basket.
MORE DELICIOUS AIR FRYER POTATO RECIPES:
Air Fryer Baked Potato
- 1 Air Fryer
- 4 Russet Potatoes medium size
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Wash and scrub potatoes before air frying, then pat dry with a paper towel.
- Pierce potatoes with fork, to pierce at least 8-10 holes.
- Place the potatoes in the Air Fryer basket and gently brush entire potato with oil to coat the outer skin. Sprinkle the potatoes with salt and pepper.
- Place the seasoned potato to basket to the Air Fryer and air fry at 400ºF for 40-45 minutes cook time. Flip potatoes at least one time during cooking process.
- Use oven mitts to remove from basket, as they will be very hot. Serve with a piece of butter, or your choice of toppings.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.