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Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe

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This Air Fryer Baked Potato recipe is a simple and easy way to prepare your baked potatoes.  There is no need to heat up the whole house with the oven.

The air fryer will do all of the work for you and you won’t ever want to go back to traditionally baking potatoes. These air fryer baked potatoes go perfect with a delicious Air Fryer Steak!

air fryer baked potato chili and cheese

So many times, I bet, you have heard about how awesome an air fryer is for making food. There is nothing people can do to explain it to you until you use one for yourself.

Air Fryer Baked Potato

When I got my air fryer, I went searching for recipes that I could make that I wanted to make more healthy. Removing the grease from foods also makes the air fryer that much more appealing. 

The love for the air fryer really started when I made air fryer baked potatoes.  I make so many meals with potatoes and also use potatoes as the main dish. In the air fryer, they definitely get cooked more solidly all the way through than guessing in the oven. 

air fryer potato

Wondering what kind of potatoes are the best for baking? The high starch content in russet potatoes makes them your best choice.

You will be able to season the potatoes any way that you would like as well. I love being able to try different combinations of seasonings.

From spicy to just some salt and pepper, whatever your taste buds desire can be done with a potato.

Typically, I used to not eat the skins of baked potatoes. Now that the air fryer makes the skins super crunchy and flavorful, I definitely do!

The skin gives so many nutrients that you may not even know about. You may just become addicted to the skins of these air fryer potatoes.

With so many flavorful choices to put a rub on them, eating potatoes has never been so fun.

air fryer baked potato bowl

Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe

Baked potatoes are one of those dishes that can either be used as a side or easily as the main dish. Top them however you like because you honestly can’t go wrong! Adding on some amazing toppings can make them a whole meal that everyone can make their own.  

Baked potatoes are so simple and take minimal effort for an amazing tasting meal.

Just a little tip, which I am sure if you love potatoes, you do anyway. Make sure to wash your potatoes by scrubbing the skins first.

This ensures that you are eating clean skin. You will definitely want to eat the crispy skin off of the air fryer baked potatoes.

Another tip that I learned when I was a lot younger is to poke holes into the skin so that some of the heat and air can be released.

Scary to think that if you don’t your potato might explode. Or this is the myth. So I have always just poked those holes.

air fryer baked potato chili cheese

Put some oil on the outside and then get to work adding your favorite spices and seasonings. Get creative! I hope that you love these air fryer baked potatoes as much as my family and I do.

You will not want to go back to your oven once you taste the crunch. These potatoes are the perfect addition to meals and to be eaten alone. Top them with my Instant Pot BBQ Chicken or Instant Pot Chili for an amazing meal.

How To Make An Air Fryer Baked Potato

How To Make An Air Fryer Baked Potato


  • 2 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed, rinsed and dried
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Rub clean potatoes with olive oil and coat with salt.
  2. Place potatoes on air fryer rack or in basket leaving space between and without stacking. 
  3. Cook at 400 degrees for 50 minutes, using tongs to flip halfway.
  4. Potatoes will be crisp on the outside and soft on the inside when ready to eat.

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