These Air Fryer Loaded Baked Potatoes are now the easiest way to cook your favorite comfort food. They are loaded with your favorite toppings, including cheese, bacon, and sour cream.
These loaded baked potatoes complement almost any meal. They go well with chicken, fish, or a really nice steak. But of course, it can also be a meal itself!
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Typical fillings of a loaded baked potato are butter, sour cream, cheese, chives, green onions, and bacon crumbles. You can also use a low-fat Greek yogurt as a substitute for sour cream, if you are looking for low-fat options.
What you will need to make loaded baked potatoes in the air fryer.
To make this loaded potato, you will need:
- Russet Potatoes
- olive oil
- sea salt
- black pepper
- sour cream
- cheddar cheese
- green onions
How to make Air Fryer Loaded Baked Potatoes
These potatoes are so easy to make in the air fryer. I never really make them in the oven because they take so long to cook. Making them in the air fryer takes less time, and won't heat up the kitchen.
To make these potatoes, you will want to first clean the potatoes and then dry them. Then, use a fork to pierce each potato four or five times, on each side, and then brush each potato with a coating of olive oil.
Then, season each potato with salt and pepper to your liking, and place in the air fryer basket. Next, air fry at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 40-45 minutes, turning the potatoes halfway through the cooking process.
I like to use parchment paper liners because they make clean up of the basket a snap. They make them both round and square, and have the holes already in them, so they are super easy to use.
Once they are cooked to desired softness, remove from the basket. Cut about halfway and pull back sides of the potato to fill with desired toppings.
Of course, you can add any fillings you like to the potato once they are cooked. If you are looking to make this a meal instead of a side dish, you can add chili, ground hamburger, or chopped bites of chicken or steak.
What temperature is a baked potato done cooking?
A cooked baked potato should have an internal temperature of around 205-215 degrees. Overcooking will cause the potato to be dry, so check as it's cooking in the air fryer.
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Air Fryer Loaded Baked Potatoes
- Air Fryer
- 4-6 medium Russet Potatoes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 2 slices bacon crumbled
- 2 tbsp green onions chopped
- Using a fork, pierce each potato four or five times, on each side, and then brush each potato with a coating of olive oil.
- Season each potato with salt and pepper to your liking, and place in the air fryer basket.
- Air Fry at 400 degrees F for about 40-45 minutes, turning the potatoes halfway through the cooking process.
- Once they are cooked to desired softness, remove from the basket. Cut about halfway and pull back sides of the potato to fill with desired toppings. ***Caution*** They will be very hot!
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