Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
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These air fryer baked potatoes are amazing! Perfectly crispy skin and fluffy inside, you are going to love making baked potatoes in the air fryer!
Baked potatoes are the ultimate family-friendly recipe. I’ve been using lots of different methods to make them – check out my recipes for Instant Pot baked potatoes, slow cooker baked potatoes, oven baked potatoes and microwave baked potatoes. So now it’s Air Fryer’s turn! These air fried baked potatoes turned out truly awesome!
Air fryer baked potatoes have such crispy skin, yummm! If you are a fan of eating potatoes with skins, you will go crazy about these air fried potatoes! The skin is epic and the inside is so fluffy and yummy too!
Getting the oven going to bake potatoes seems like a drawn-out process, while turning on your air fryer is a super-easy thing to do! Plus you can use your oven for something else (for example, baked sweet and spicy chicken or homemade banana bread) while the potatoes are baking in the air fryer :)
How To Bake Potatoes In The Air Fryer
Making baked potatoes in the air fryer is super easy! First, rub the potatoes with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, put the potatoes in the air fryer and pierce each potato twice with a fork (to create vent holes for the steam so the potatoes don’t explode).
Then set the air fryer to 390F and the cooking time for 30-55 minutes, depending on the number of potatoes (see the cooking chart below). No need to flip the potatoes or shake the basket – when the air fryer is done cooking, the potatoes will be perfectly cooked and ready for you to enjoy!
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes Cooking Time And Temperature
Temperature for air fryer baked potatoes: 390F.
How long to cook baked potatoes in the air fryer:
- 1 potato: 30 minutes
- 2 potatoes: 40 minutes
- 3-4 potatoes: 45 minutes
- 5 potatoes: 50 minutes
- 6 potatoes: 55 minutes
These cooking times are for medium to large potatoes, if your potatoes are extra-large, they’ll take longer to cook. When in doubt, use the instant-read thermometer to check internal temperature of the potatoes – baked potatoes are ready when the internal temperature is 205F.
Baked Potato Toppings Ideas
I like my baked potatoes simple – with salt, pepper and butter :) Here are some more topping ideas that are popular in our house: shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions and homemade bacon crumbles. Enjoy!
If you like air fryer baked potatoes, you will also love these easy air fryer recipes:
- Air Fryer Cornish Hens – these mini-chickens are a perfect size for the air fryer :)
- Air Fryer Green Beans – roasted green beans are so much better then plain steamed!
- Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes – roasted to perfection, tender and caramelized!
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
- 4 potatoes
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- salt to taste
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- Rub the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Pierce each potato 2 times with a fork (to allow steam to escape, so potatoes don't explode).
- Put potatoes in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
- Cook potatoes in the air fryer at 390F for 45 minutes.
Does the size and weight of the potato matter?
Yes, smaller potatoes cook quicker and larger potatoes take more time. The cooking times I mentioned work for most potatoes, unless they are very unusual in size :) See the recipe notes for approximate cooking time adjustments.