Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and are an easy side dish or light meal.
When we go out for a fancy dinner, we always choose twice baked potatoes to go with our meals. Now, using our air fryer, we can make a juicy filet mignon steak, salmon, or crispy air fryer chicken wings. Just add a soft and fluffy twice-baked potato to make the perfect side dish.
Making these potatoes in the air fryer makes us feel like we can have a fancy side dish for any meal at home.
For a side dish with a little spice, check out these air fryer home fries. The perfect side for any meal. If you are looking for more potato recipe ideas, try making these easy air fryer steak fries, air fryer potato wedges, and air fryer tater tots.
You will love this recipe because they are so easy to make, and you can fill them with your favorite stuffing mix-ins. They are so much easier to make in the air fryer than baking in the oven too.
You can also make these potatoes ahead of time with this frozen chicken breast recipe for a great few days of meal prep!
What you need to make Twice Baked Potatoes in the Air Fryer
I use my Cosori 5.8 quart air fryer with a basket, to make this recipe. Besides an air fryer to make this recipe, the ingredients you will need:
- russet potatoes
- olive oil
- black pepper
- shredded cheddar cheese
- crumbled bacon
- sour cream
Optional: chives or green onion
How to make Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes
Wash and scrub each potato, then pat dry with a paper towel. Using a fork, pierce each potato about 10 to 12 times. Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket and gently brush with olive oil to coat the outer skin of the potato. Then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Return the basket to the air fryer and air fry at 400° Fahrenheit for 40 to 45 minutes.
Once the potatoes are done cooking, place them on a cutting board and cut each potato lengthwise in half. Use a large spoon or portion scoop, and gently remove the baked potato filling out of each potato half. Leave about a quarter of an inch of the potato in the potato skin.
Transfer the potato filling to a medium bowl and use a hand mixer, or large fork, and mix together until they are like mashed potato. Then, add in the sour cream, butter, and shredded cheese. Stir together until they are well mixed.
Scoop the potato mixture back into the potato skins until each one is filled. Return filled potatoes to the air fryer basket without stacking or overlapping. Air fryer again at 400° Fahrenheit for about 5 minutes. Cook times may vary depending on the air fryer. Five minutes is usually the perfect amount of time for the cheese to melt.
How do I store leftovers?
Keep uneaten potatoes in an air tight container, stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. These potatoes taste best when fresh and hot.
Do I have to use Cheddar Cheese?
I love using Tillamook Cheeses, for this recipe. I made my twice baked potatoes with cheddar cheese. But cheeses like Swiss or Monterey Jack, would add different flavors.
Do I have to add bacon?
You can really add any mix-ins that you choose. Chopped jalapeños, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, are just a few suggestions.
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Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes
- Air Fryer
- 4 Russet Potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 4 sliced bacon cooked and crumbled
- ¼ cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- ½ cup sour cream
- Wash and scrub each potato, then pat dry with a paper towel. Using a fork, pierce each potato about 10 to 12 times.
- Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket and gently brush with olive oil to coat the outer skin of the potato. Season with salt and pepper, and return the basket to the air fryer and air fry at 400° Fahrenheit for 40 to 45 minutes.
- Transfer the potato filling to a medium bowl and use a hand mixer, or large fork, and mix together until they are like mashed potato. Then, add in the sour cream, butter, and shredded cheese. Stir together until they are well mixed.
- Scoop the potato mixture back into the potato skins until each one is filled. Return filled potatoes to the air fryer basket without stacking or overlapping. Air fryer again at 400° Fahrenheit for about 5 minutes.
*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.