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Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe

by Karly

AIR FRYER BAKED POTATOES will give you a crispier skin than a traditional baked potato. And once you try them, you won’t go back to the oven or microwave! Not only are these tastier than an oven-baked potato, but they’re also faster and they won’t heat up your whole house while they cook!

A loaded baked potato on a wooden cutting board.

In my house I am almost always cooking for two or four people. If I am making baked potatoes, I certainly don’t want to heat up my oven (and therefore my entire kitchen) just for a baked potato. I think this is why so many people microwave their potatoes. It avoids all the extra heat in the kitchen.

With an air fryer you can do the same thing! They are so much smaller and more energy efficient than an oven and they are perfect for exactly this type of recipe!

But that isn’t even the best part…

The best part is how much better this baked potato is than one cooked in an oven. The skins are perfectly CRISPY!

A baked potato topped with bacon and shredded cheese on a potato.

How to make a baked potato in an air fryer:

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  1. Wash your potatoes thoroughly and dry them.
  2. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Farenheit.
  3. Coat the potatoes in olive oil then sprinkle kosher salt on them.
  4. Cook for 25 minutes then flip the potatoes and cook for an additional 20 minutes.
  5. Test with a fork or knife to ensure the potato is cooked all the way through.
  6. Slice in half and add your favorite toppings!
A close up of potatoes sitting in an air fryer.

The best baked potato toppings:

In my humble opinion the best approach for baked potato toppings is setting up a salad bar like selection of toppings!

In my potato bar dreams there would be the following options:

Of course, I would never put all these toppings on one potato (or would I?), but it is nice to have these options for whatever I am in the mood for any given day!

A cooked potato in an air fryer pan.

Air Fryer Tips and Recommendations:

I use the I use the OMORC Air Fryer XL. It’s 5.8 quarts which means that it’s large enough to hold plenty of food. It is also dishwasher safe which is a must in my home.

I also use a mister for applying oil. This is because the non-stick spray in the aerosol cans can damage your air fryer basket over time.

A sliced open baked potato on a cutting board.

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An overhead view of a loaded baked potato on a wooden cutting board.
A baked potato topped with bacon and shredded cheese on a potato.

Air Fryer Baked Potato

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This baked potato in the air fryer leaves a crispy skin with a well-cooked and soft potato inside. Add your favorite toppings and you can turn this into a whole meal or leave it as a side dish.


  • 4 Russet potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees. 
  2. Scrub the potatoes well and pat dry.
  3. Coat the potatoes in the olive oil and sprinkle with the sea salt.
  4. Arrange the potatoes in an air fryer basket and cook for 35-45 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork, flipping the potatoes over about halfway through cooking.
  5. Slice potatoes in half and top with your favorite toppings.


Load your potatoes with all of your favorite toppings, such as butter, cheddar, sour cream, and chives!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 553mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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