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Air Fryer Baked Potato

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Air Fryer Baked Potatoes with crispy, salted skins and fluffy insides turn out perfectly at a fraction of the time it would take in the oven.

Air Fryer Baked Potato
Air Fryer Baked Potato

This easy Air Fryer Baked Potato recipe is a blank slate. You can top it with almost anything from Greek yogurt and chives to broccoli and cheese. I had so many questions on my Baked Potato recipe about making it in the air fryer, I figured I would create a separate post. Baked potatoes make a great side dish served with air fryer steak, pork, or chicken and a salad. Don’t have an air fryer? No problem! I have you covered with all the details on how to bake potatoes in the oven, microwave, or slow cooker. And if you’re more of a sweet potato fan, try this air fryer baked sweet potato recipe. New to air frying? You can see all my air fryer recipes here.

Baked Potatoes

Most asked questions

How Long to Cook Baked Potatoes in the Air Fryer?

Depending on the size of the potato, it will take 35 to 40 minutes at 400F for a 7 ounce russet or Idaho potato. Turn the potatoes over halfway through cooking. When you can easily insert a knife into the centers of the potatoes, they’re done.

Do you have to pierce a potato before air frying?

Yes, you should pierce potatoes before air frying. The holes help any steam release from the potatoes while cooking.

Should I wrap my potato in foil before air frying?

You don’t need to wrap potatoes in foil because it will make the skin soggy. For crispy baked potatoes, air fry them unwrapped. I like to spray the skin with a little olive oil and sprinkle it with salt. The crisp, salty skin is so tasty; plus, it’s loaded with fiber.

Baked Potato Toppings

You can really get creative with baked potato toppings. Below are some ideas, but leave a comment with your favorite way to eat them!

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Air Fryer Baked Potato 

4.93 from 28 votes
4
Cals:157
Protein:4
Carbs:36
Fat:0.5
Restaurant-style baked potatoes with crispy, salted skins and fluffy insides turn out perfectly in the air fryer at a fraction of the time it would take to make them in the oven.
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Air Fryer Baked Potato
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 38 minutes
Total: 43 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 potato

Equipment

  • Air Fryer (I own and love this one from GoWise!)

Ingredients

Optional toppings:

  • sour cream, greek yogurt, butter, chili, chives, broccoli and cheese, etc, optional for topping

Instructions

  • How To Bake a Potato In an Air Fryer: Using a fork, pierce the potatoes all over.
    Pierce potato all over with a fork.
  • Spray each potato with a few spritzes of oil and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • Arrange in the basket, and air fry 400F until a knife can easily be inserted into the center of each potato, about 35 to 40 minutes, turning halfway through cooking time.
    How To Bake a Potato In an Air Fryer
  • Serve the potatoes, split open topped with remaining salt and pepper and your favorite toppings.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 potato, Calories: 157 kcal, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 0.5 g, Sodium: 150 mg, Fiber: 2.52 g, Sugar: 1 g

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