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Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes are a special kind of comfort food, and this air fryer recipe is just perfect. It has a crispy savory outside, and a smooth and soft inside. Making it in the air fryer cuts down on the duration of any other cooking methods. They are served with your go-to topping for a delicious experience.

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

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What Makes These Air Fryer Baked Potatoes So Good

  • If you tend to struggle with unevenly cooked potatoes, with sections that aren’t cooked all the way, then worry no more. With this guaranteed recipe, your baked potatoes are going to come out fluffy and cooked to perfection every time.
  • These baked potatoes can be a side dish to anything, from pork, to steak and chicken, or enjoyed alone as a main dish. Fill them up with any toppings you prefer for an easy rich meal.
  • This recipe is ideal for meal prep. To cook a bunch of potatoes at once, an air fryer is your best friend. These will last you a week when stored in your fridge in a sealed container, to place in your microwave or air fryer once more when you’re ready.

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes Recipe

Chef’s Tips For Baked Potatoes

  1. Each air fryer has a different cooking time; therefore, it would be best if you examine your potatoes throughout the process. The average time is 30 minutes, but in case they still aren’t cooked through, pop them back for another 10 minutes at most, making sure to pull your basket out each 5 minutes to check.
  2. First, make some holes in your potatoes for airing, before moving on to seasoning and cooking. This prevents them from popping in your air fryer by letting out the steam inside, and also allows them to fully cook.
  3. Potatoes are usually wrapped in foil when cooked on the grill, however, it is not the case for this recipe. This is the secret to that perfect crispy skin on the outside, otherwise it will come out mushy.

How To Make Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

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Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Baked potatoes are a special kind of comfort food, and this air fryer recipe is just perfect. It has a crispy savory outside, and a smooth and soft inside.


For the Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

  • 4 russet potatoes (6 to 8 ounces per-potato)
  • 1 tablespoon of neutral oil
  • coarse sea salt to your liking


  1. Turn on your air fryer to 400 F. Rince 4 russet potatoes and use a vegetable scrubber to get rid of any grimes and mud. Tap dry with paper towels and transfer to a cutting board.
  2. Put holes in your potatoes using a fork for ventilation. Coat with a tablespoon of neutral oil and a dash or coarse sea salt all throughout the surface.
  3. Work in batches if your air fryer basket is small or your potatoes are too big. Cook for 30 minutes.
  4. When the time is up, take your potatoes out and insert a fork to check if they’re done. In case your fork doesn’t go in smoothly, put them back in to cook for another 5 minutes before checking again. Redo until you’re satisfied with the level of cooking.
  5. Once done, take the potatoes out of your air fryer and place them on your cutting board.
  6. Cut down the middle using a knife, making sure it is not deep enough to slice your potatoes in half. Push down on the edges to widen the slice and let the steam out.
  7. Feather the core of the potato using a fork, garnish with your preferred toppings, and enjoy while still warm!


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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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