Air Fryer Baked Potatoes with crispy, salted skins and fluffy insides turn out perfectly at a fraction of the time it would take in the oven.
Air Fryer Baked Potato
This easy Air Fryer Baked Potato recipe is a blank slate. You can top it with almost anything from Greek yogurt and chives to broccoli and cheese. I had so many questions on my Baked Potato recipe about making it in the air fryer, I figured I would create a separate post. Baked potatoes make a great side dish served with air fryer steak, pork, or chicken and a salad. Don’t have an air fryer? No problem! I have you covered with all the details on how to bake potatoes in the oven, microwave, or slow cooker. And if you’re more of a sweet potato fan, try this air fryer baked sweet potato recipe. New to air frying? You can see all my air fryer recipes here.
Most asked questions
How Long to Cook Baked Potatoes in the Air Fryer?
Depending on the size of the potato, it will take 35 to 40 minutes at 400F for a 7 ounce russet or Idaho potato. Turn the potatoes over halfway through cooking. When you can easily insert a knife into the centers of the potatoes, they’re done.
Do you have to pierce a potato before air frying?
Yes, you should pierce potatoes before air frying. The holes help any steam release from the potatoes while cooking.
Should I wrap my potato in foil before air frying?
You don’t need to wrap potatoes in foil because it will make the skin soggy. For crispy baked potatoes, air fry them unwrapped. I like to spray the skin with a little olive oil and sprinkle it with salt. The crisp, salty skin is so tasty; plus, it’s loaded with fiber.
Baked Potato Toppings
You can really get creative with baked potato toppings. Below are some ideas, but leave a comment with your favorite way to eat them!
- BBQ: BBQ sauce, pulled pork or chicken, cheddar cheese, and green onions
- Butter: Keep it simple by adding butter, ghee, or coconut oil and finish it off with salt and pepper.
- Loaded Potatoes: Butter, cheddar cheese, sour cream (or Greek yogurt), chopped bacon, and chives
- Broccoli and Cheese
- Stuffed Potatoes: Some of my favorite stuffed potato recipes are these Turkey Chili Baked Potatoes, Philly Cheesesteak Potatoes, and Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Potatoes.
More Potato Recipes You’ll Love:
- Paprika Smashed Potatoes
- One Pan Roasted Potatoes, Sausage, and Peppers
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- Grilled Potatoes
- Roasted Baby Potatoes with Rosemary
Air Fryer Baked Potato
- 4 medium russet or Idaho potatoes, 7 ounces each, washed and dried
- olive oil spray
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- sour cream, greek yogurt, butter, chili, chives, broccoli and cheese, etc, optional for topping
- How To Bake a Potato In an Air Fryer: Using a fork, pierce the potatoes all over.
- Spray each potato with a few spritzes of oil and season with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
- Arrange in the basket, and air fry 400F until a knife can easily be inserted into the center of each potato, about 35 to 40 minutes, turning halfway through cooking time.
- Serve the potatoes, split open topped with remaining salt and pepper and your favorite toppings.
37 comments on “Air Fryer Baked Potato”
Potatoes came out great….gonna bake again tonight
Great recipe and written well, easy to follow instructions.
Perfect!! Thanks for the info/recipe.
My daughter loves potatoes and I contemplated making mashed, but in the interest of time made this recipe as a Thanksgiving side. Easy, delicious, and impressive, thank you!!!
We just got our first air fryer! Any help with recipes or ideas to help us learn how to use our new appliance is wonderful. Thanks!
Gina has two Air Fryer cookbooks, both are excellent, filled with easy to follow recipes that are delicious and healthy!! You will enjoy your air fryer. I did not use mine much until I got one of her Air Fryer cookbooks, then I bought the second one. Quick and easy!
That’s no quicker than baking in the canIt’s no quicker than bacon in the oven .
The oven baking will cost you a lot more in electricity! Plus, if you are already using the oven, the air fryer is an extra “oven”. I use it a lot at Holiday feasts!!
gotta preheat the oven, so, depending on your oven, looking at an extra 15-30 minutes.
I like to microwave mine for 3-4 mins first and you can knock the cooking time down to 20 mins in the air fryers pure magic! Love the air fryer recipes!!!
Great tip!!!!! TY!!
Are the instructions any different if using sweet potatoes?
This is so delicious. Loved it
Please put points plus back 😊😊
I have the oven style air fryer. Do I cook the potatoes at the same time/temp as the basket style?
I love my air fryer but have limited knowledge of how to cook things in it. I have a small apt . Hot out don’t want to turn on the oven in stove.
Ohhh my goodness!! You’ll LOVE the simplicity of an air fryer Pamela!! Even frozen instant foods are a quick research on the internet!
Plus if you have a small balcony, you can put the air fryer outside to keep from heating up your apartment. Hee hee
I used my oven air fryer and prepared the potatoes as instructed. After 40 minutes I thought more time was required. I did 4 min. Just wasn’t what I expected. It might be that the potatoes were a tad more in weight. They were the wrapped ones you can get at Publix if you were going to microwave, which I never do making baked potatoes. But they were medium sized and uniform. . Yes I removed the wrapping!!
Hard to rate properly since my air fryer is not what’s in the recipe.
Will just do as I usually do, olive oil skins and add kosher salt, put in 400° oven on a pizza stone. Nice and crispy.
Frozen French fries come out great in the oven air fryer.
If your potatoes are bigger, they will require more time.
I made this tonight and it came out absolutely perfect! This is definitely going into the regular rotation, not the least reason because I just bought a 5 pound bag of russet potatoes!😝
I have a question the first time I tried the airfryer baking potatoes might never got done. Are you suppose we airfryer or bake. I have the 360 by Emeril Lagasse. Help anyone What I am I doing wrong.?
Not sure, I have an air fryer and use that option.
I have an oven air fryer, which does a great job of air frying. But must try the baked potatoes.
I will only be using two potatoes. Do I use the same cooking time?
Might be difficult to find potatoes all at 7oz.
I have same question only need two potatoes.
Same time and temp
I made this today and those crisp potato skins are to die for! So good!
Best way to bake a potato bar none! I’ve been using my air fryer for baked potatoes for a while now and it really ups the game – crispy, salty outside; fluffy, steamy inside. These potatoes are as good as any you’d get in a high-end steak house.
So happy you liked it!!
Looks yummy! What air fryer do you use?
I use the GoWise 7quart.
Would a (Yukon) gild potato work as well?
Meant gold 🙃
Yes, I use Yukon Gold’s a lot and bake them in the air fryer. Delicious!