Air Fryer Baked Potato

Baked potatoes in the air fryer is our secret to perfect crispy exterior and a fluffy inside. 

Air fryers are taking kitchens by storm. It is a great appliance to create a crispy texture and doesn’t heat up your kitchen like a traditional oven does.

If you like your baked potatoes to have nice and crispy potato skins and a soft, pillowy inside, this is the recipe for you! Air fryer baked potatoes are going to be your new favorite way to cook them.

We love air fryers because they allow us to make healthier versions of our favorite comfort foods. 

But air fryers are great for more than just frozen french fries, this is the perfect way to cook a baked potato or even our air fryer chicken fried steak

What is an air fryer?

The air frying process cooks food by circulating hot air around it. 

Air fryers use about 75% less oil than deep frying and can cook at a range of temperatures. 

Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe

How does an air fryer work?

Air circulates continuously through the air frying process. 

Air fryers work by circulating hot air around the food using a fan to create convection currents of hot air that cooks your food evenly on all sides. 

An air fryer creates the texture of crisp, fried food but without all the oil and calories.  

Can you bake a potato in an air fryer?

Absolutely!

The benefit of baking a potato in an air fryer is that the skin will be crispier compared to baking it in a traditional oven.

Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe

How to make baked potatoes in air fryer

To make an air fryer baked potato, preheat your air fryer to 450 degrees. 

Start by washing your potato with water and thoroughly drying it off.

Continue prepping the potato for the air fryer by coating it with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.

You can use an olive oil spray or just pour some oil on the potato and use a cooking brush to coat the potato’s exterior.

Now, just place the potatoes in the air fryer basket

Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe

How long to cook baked potato in air fryer

We found that a baked potato in the air fryer is usually done in 50 minutes.

Check your air fryer baked potato at the 40 minute mark to make sure it doesn’t overcook

Air fryers can cook quickly, and cooking times vary, so you’ll want to be on top of your cooking time!

Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe

Serving your air fryer baked potatoes

When air fryer baked potatoes are done, serve them up with some butter and sour cream for a delicious side dish or even as a main dish.

We like to stuff our air fryer baked potatoes with lots of delicious fillings. 

For a BBQ baked potato, fill your air fryer potatoes with brisket or pulled pork, bbq sauce, pickled onions and jalapenos.

A fun spin on a frito pie is to fill your baked potato with chili (try our easy chili recipe!) and fritos.

For a tex mex twist, add taco meat, salsa, and tortilla chips inside your potato.

Other delicious air fryer recipes

If you are an air fryer fan like we are, be sure to check out all of our air fryer recipes.

Our air fryer boneless buffalo wing recipe has been the most popular recipe on our site for over a year!

People also love our air fryer coconut shrimp recipe for a taste of the tropics. They are sweet and crispy without all the oil.

Our air fryer meatball recipe is our secret weapon to cook meatballs with a crispy exterior an tender, juicy center.

Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe

Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe

Temp: 450 degrees

Prep Time: 2 Minutes

Cook Time: 50 Minutes

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 450 degrees.
  2. Wash and dry your potatoes.
  3. Lightly coat the potato with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Place the potato in the air fryer basket.
  5. Cook for 50 minutes, checking the potato around the 40 minute mark by piercing it with a fork. If the inside feels soft, it is done.
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 52 minutes

Perfectly crisp exterior, soft and fluffy on the inside, these air fryer baked potatoes are perfection!

Ingredients

  • 4 Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 450 degrees.
  2. Wash and dry your potatoes.
  3. Lightly coat the potato with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Place the potato in the air fryer basket.
  5. Cook for 50 minutes, checking the potato around the 40 minute mark by piercing it with a fork. If the inside feels soft, it is done.

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