Air Fryer Baked Potatoes with Crispy Skin + VIDEO

Overhead shot of air fryer baked potato split open and topped with butter.

Learn how to make Air Fryer Baked Potatoes with crispy skins! They cook up easily in your air fryer with perfect, crispy & salty skins.

Learn how to make Instant Pot Baked Potatoes with crispy skins! They cook in just 12 minutes in your pressure cooker. Then, finish them off under the broiler for 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 Baked 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.

Three baked potatoes topped with sour cream after cooking in air fryer

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.

Side view of baked potato topped with sour cream & chives.

Potato Recipes:

Air Fryer Recipes:

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Overhead shot of air fryer baked potato split open and topped with butter.

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Learn how to make Air Fryer Baked Potatoes with crispy skins! They cook up easily in your air fryer with perfect, crispy & salty skins.
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
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Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 3 people

Ingredients

  • 2-3 medium russet potatoes (scrubbed clean and dried)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • 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.

Helpful Tips

Cooking Chart:
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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Equipment

Air Fryer

Nutrition

Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 395mg | Potassium: 592mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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4 comments

  1. Verena

    5 stars
    I love all things potato, and this looks especially delish!

    Reply

  2. Carrie

    5 stars
    What a great use of the air fryer. The potatoes came out great. Thank you for sharing this.

    Reply

    1. Erin

      You’re welcome Carrie!!!

      Reply

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