Making air fryer baked potatoes is super SIMPLE! They’re MOIST and DELICIOUS! Plus, they’re ready in half of the time of a conventional oven! It’s an easy dinner side dish.
Now that I’ve discovered air fryer baked potatoes, I’ll never go back making them in my conventional oven. it’s so EASY! I make many air fryer recipes because it’s easy-to-use and the food comes out wonderful!
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I don’t have to tell you how good potatoes come out- They come out crispy without frying them. My Air Fryer Parmesan Rosemary Roasted Potatoes are incredible and one of the most popular recipes on this food blog!
It takes much less time to bake potatoes in an air fryer than it takes in a conventional oven. I made 4 small baking potatoes in just forty minutes! I didn’t even microwave them for a minute beforehand.
Make these air fryer baked potatoes for a baked potato bar!
Baked Potato in Air Fryer
*The full, printable recipe is at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.
- 4 small baking potatoes (russet potatoes)
- 1 tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
First, wash the potatoes thoroughly and pat them dry.
Then, brush the potatoes with oil. Don’t forget the bottom.
Next, place the potatoes in the air fryer and set the temperature to 400F and timer for 40 minutes.
I suggest brushing the potatoes with oil if you plan to eat the skin. It also makes the potatoes look rich and colorful.
Should baked potatoes be wrapped in foil?
You don’t need aluminum foil to make this recipe. Plus, you don’t need to pierce the potatoes before baking them.
Look at how fluffy and moist the inside of this baked potato is:
What kind of potatoes are for baking?
Russet potatoes have a crispy skin and a fluffy center. They’re perfect and widely used for baking. However, any potato can be baked.
If you want to make fewer than four baked potatoes, it will take less time. If you want to make two potatoes, check the potatoes at 30 minutes.
Top your potatoes with:
- sour cream
- broccoli and cheese
There are so many toppings you can put on them.
Air fryer baked potatoes make a GREAT Thanksgiving side dish because they don’t take up precious room in your conventional oven and they’re simple to prep! Add this recipe to your Thanksgiving planning.
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I took this recipe to Weekend Potluck.
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
- Air Fryer
- 4 small baking potatoes such as russet potatoes
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- First, wash the potatoes thoroughly and pat dry.
- Next, brush oil on the potatoes.
- Then, place the potatoes in your air fryer and set the temperature to 400F and the timer to 40 minutes.