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Perfect Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

With crispy skin and a fluffy middle, these air fryer baked potatoes are our new favorite way to make baked potatoes. Load them up with your favorite toppings and and dig in!

Making a Baked Potato in the Air Fryer

It’s basically like making a baked potato in the oven, but the air fryer cooks them a little faster and makes the skin crispy. Here’s what you’ll do:

  1. Wash and dry the potatoes
  2. Pierce them with a fork
  3. Cover them with a little oil
  4. Sprinkle with salt all over
  5. Toss them in the air fryer for 45-50 minutes

You’ll be amazed at how light and fluffy the insides turn out. Paired with the crispy skin on the outside, it’s the perfect way to make a baked potato.

Looking for more? Check out all of our air fryer recipes!

Tips for Baking Potatoes in the Air Fryer

This recipe is really very easy, but we do have a few tips:

  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer. You want the potatoes to have a little space around them to allow the air to circulate.
  • Adjust the cooking time based on the size of your potatoes. 45-50 minutes will work great for medium-sized russet potatoes. Larger potatoes will need to cook longer and smaller potatoes will need less cook time.
  • When checking the potatoes, I suggest slicing one open and “fluffing up” the insides with a fork. If it’s still hard it needs to cook a while longer.

Check out this round up post for more easy and tasty air fryer recipes!

What is the Best Air Fryer?

We love the Instant Pot Vortex air fryer. It’s easy to use and clean and has a large basket so we rarely need to cook things in batches. You can learn more about it here:

Your Turn to Try This Easy Air Fryer Recipe

Once you try baked potatoes in the air fryer, you’ll never go back. Load them up with your favorite toppings like bacon, sour cream and cheese and dig in!

If you try this recipe, don’t forget to leave a star rating and comment below to let us know how it goes. Also, tag us in your pics and videos on Instagram @realsimplegood. We love to see what you’re making!



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Overhead image of air fryer baked potatoes loaded with sour cream, cheese, bacon and chives

Perfect Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 2
With crispy skin and a fluffy middle, these air fryer baked potatoes are our new favorite way to make baked potatoes. Load them up with your favorite toppings and and dig in!
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 russet potatoes (or more depending on the size of your air fryer)
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
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Instructions 

  • Scrub potatoes clean and rinse with water. Pat them dry.
  • Poke holes in the potatoes with a fork, 3-4 pokes per side.
  • Drizzle oil over the potatoes and rub it all over the skin with your hands. Sprinkle sea salt over the skins of the potatoes.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400° fahrenheit if your air fryer requires preheating.
  • Place potatoes in the air fryer, leaving space around each potato for air to circulate.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.

Notes

  • Adjust the cooking time based on the size of your potatoes. 45-50 minutes will work great for medium-sized russet potatoes. Larger potatoes will need to cook longer and smaller potatoes will need less cook time.
  • When checking the potatoes, I suggest slicing one open and “fluffing up” the insides with a fork. If it’s still hard it needs to cook a while longer.
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