If you’re looking for the best way to bake a potato, you have to try this easy Air Fryer Baked Potato recipe! After baking sweet potatoes in the air fryer, I knew we had to try regular potatoes!
With this recipe, you get a quick baked potato that is fluffy on the inside with a crispy skin on the outside! Top it with your favorite baked potato toppings for an easy side dish or even a main dish option! (Have you ever had pulled pork or brisket on top of baked potatoes? It’s so good!)
AIR FRYER BAKED POTATO
Air fryer potatoes are a great side dish option. They pair well with so many main dishes and are easy to prep! There’s also just something so comforting about cutting open a crispy baked potato and adding all of my favorite toppings to it.
I love my air fryer and the convenience it offers. I think it’s the best way to bake a potato. You don’t need foil or to do anything too special to get a delicious potato that’s ready to be used as a side dish or even a main course option!
CAN YOU PUT ALUMINUM FOIL IN THE AIR FRYER?
As long as you use aluminum foil correctly, you can use it in the air fryer. It all depends on the food you’re making. You need to make sure that the food wrapped in foil doesn’t block the air from circulating around the food because that’s how the air fryer cooks the food!
Honestly, I avoid using foil in the air fryer because most of the food I may doesn’t need it! We might be used to wrapping baked potatoes in foil before putting them in the oven or on the grill. But with this air fryer baked potato recipe, I promise you do NOT need foil!
HOW LONG TO COOK A BAKED POTATO
Cook time for a baked potato depends on your cooking method. For the baked potatoes in the air fryer, I find that with my model, 45 minutes is a good amount of time to get a potato that is fully cooked and has a delicious crispy skin.
If you’re baking potatoes in the oven it usually takes me about 60 minutes at 400°F to bake average sized potatoes. I find myself turning them 2-3 times during the cooking time to make sure they get evenly baked.
When I make baked potatoes in the air fryer, I typically only turn them one.
WHAT TEMPERATURE SHOULD A BAKED POTATO BE COOKED AT?
Whether I’m baking my potatoes in the air fryer or in the oven, I baked them at 400°F.
AIR FRYER BAKED POTATO RECIPE
Prep time: 5 minutes
Air fryer baked potato cooking time: 45 minutes
While making baked potatoes in the air fryer may not save you as much time as other air fryer recipes, once you try your air fryer baked potatoes, I think you’ll be thankful you learned how to make them in your air fryer!
The skin comes out just perfect!
To make these baked potatoes, you need:
- Potatoes for baking
- Olive oil
- Desired toppings
It’s that simple! You can make these into simple baked potatoes topped with butter. Add your favorite toppings like cheese, sour cream or greek yogurt, chives, or bacon. Even try adding brisket or pulled pork to make them a meal all on their own!
To get started, wash and dry each of the potatoes.
Then brush each potato with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
Put the potatoes into the basket if your air fryer. The number of potatoes you can bake at one time depends on how many will fit in your air fryer basket. You want them to have enough space between them for air to circulate.
Bake the potatoes in the air fryer for 30 minutes at 400°F.
Then pull out the air fryer basket and turn the potatoes using tongs.
Cook for an additional 15 minutes at 400°F.
Remove from the air fryer and allow to cool slightly before cutting them open and adding your favorite baked potato toppings!
If you want another way to make potatoes, try air fryer home fries!
Air Fryer Baked Potato
- Wash and dry each potato. Brush the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Place the potatoes in the basket of the air fryer.
- Cook at 400°F for 30 minutes.
- Flip potatoes and cook for 15 minutes more.
- Remove from the air fryer basket and allow to cool slightly before serving.