Learn how to make Air Fryer Baked Potatoes with crispy skins! They cook up easily in your air fryer with perfect, crispy & salty skins.
Why should you use your air fryer to make “baked” potatoes?
While I love making baked potatoes in the Instant Pot, baked potatoes cook up quicker and easier in the air fryer because there’s no need for pressure to build in the instant pot or a need to preheat an oven. Plus the skins are extra crispy & delicious from all that hot air circulating around them. You’ll love how delicious and fluffy they are. The perfect vessel for all of your favorite toppings – sour cream, cheese, bacon, chives, chili. What’s your favorite baked potato topping?
How to make PERFECT air fryer potatoes:
- Season. Rub your potatoes with olive oil and give them a good sprinkle of kosher salt.
- Be sure your potatoes are all the same size. Varying sizes mean varying cooking times. Be sure that your potatoes are all about the same size, and use my cooking chart below to time things correctly.
What potato is best for a baked potato?
- For this recipe I used russet potatoes. You could also use sweet potatoes or yukon gold potatoes. Cook time will be the same as listed below.
How long to cook baked potatoes in the air fryer:
- Small Potatoes (size of woman’s fist) – 40 minutes
- Medium Potatoes (standard size) – 50 minutes
- Large Potatoes (size of hand) – 60 minutes
The most difficult part of air frying potatoes is timing them correctly. Just like you would do in the oven, you’ll want to check them after their cook time. If they pierce easily with a fork, they are done. If not, just put them back in the fryer and cook for 5-10 minutes longer.
How many potatoes can I cook in the air fryer?
- The amount of potatoes you can cook at one time depends on the size of your air fryer basket. I can fit three medium sized russet potatoes into my air fryer, but there are larger and smaller versions out there. The cook time will remain the same regardless of how many potatoes you are cooking.
These Air Fryer Baked Potatoes are perfect for meal prep. They’ll keep in the fridge for up to five days. Use a microwave to reheat and top with your favorite toppings.
Hosting a party? Create a Baked Potato Bar. It’s It’s a fun and festive way to feed a crowd, and the topping possibilities are endless.
More potato recipes:
- Buffalo Potatoes
- Potato Cheese Soup with Smoky Chipotle
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream
- Grilled Potato Salad with Tangy Mustard Dressing
- Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Mojo Sauce
- Instant Pot Baked Potatoes (with Crispy Skins)
- Potato Vindaloo Curry Recipe
- Healthy Potato Leek Soup
More air fryer recipes:
- Air Fryer Zucchini Fries with Dipping Sauce
- Air Fryer Chicken Wings with Buffalo Sauce
- Air Fryer Meatloaf
- Green Bean Fries
- Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts
- Air Fryer Falafel
- Buffalo Cauliflower
- Air Fryer Chinese Chicken Wings
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
- 2-3 medium russet potatoes (scrubbed clean and dried)
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Heat air fryer to 390 degrees.
- Rub oil over potatoes and sprinkle evenly with kosher salt.
- Place in air fryer basket and cook for 40 – 50 minutes, until they can be pierced easily with a fork.
- Serve with your favorite toppings.
Small Potatoes (size of woman’s fist) – 40 minutes
Medium Potatoes (standard size) – 50 minutes
Large Potatoes (size of hand) – 60 minutes If potatoes pierce easily with a fork, they are done. If not, put them back in the fryer and cook for 5-10 minutes longer.
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Watch my Air Fryer Baked Potato Web Story here.