Easy Air Fryer Baked Potatoes – Tender, delicious baked potatoes with a crispy, flavorful skin. You’ll never go back to microwaving or baking in the oven again!
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Da, da, dahhhhh!! It’s another air fryer recipe! Oh, don’t be so surprised. I’m officially naming January – air fryer month. At least it is in our house. I mean what CAN’T an air fryer make?!
From chicken to shrimp, to corn on the cob. . .and now baked potatoes, I’ve been having all sorts of fun with my air fryer as of late!
This baked potato deliciousness starts with a little olive oil and lots of seasoning.
I don’t know about you, but I’m that person that eats the skin of a baked potato. Do you? I think the skin holds some of the best flavor! The combination of some salt, pepper and garlic powder make the skin pretty irresistible.
So, let me just address the elephant in the room. These are some REALLY BIG baked potatoes. I get it. I cooked these babies for about 45 minutes. They certainly would have taken longer in a traditional oven.
A “normal-sized” potato takes about an hour of baking time in an oven preheated to 400º Fahrenheit. With an air fryer you can usually cut that time in half.
Can we talk about the skin just a little bit more? It’s so crispy and delicious. The crisp-factor is unlike anything you could ever achieve in a microwave or oven. Crazy good.
And after you fluff the potato, pile on the butter, sour cream and a few extra shakes of seasoning, you’re definitely in business. There’s no going back.
I’ve officially become addicted to my air fryer and I apologize (well, kind of). That’s not to say you won’t be seeing more air fryer recipes popping up on the blog. In fact, you may just want to brace yourselves because there are several more coming your way. I plan to use this new gadget all the way through spring, summer and fall.
Don’t be surprised if it moves from storage downstairs to a brand new spot in my kitchen cupboard upstairs. George Foreman grill and Pampered Chef baking stone. . .I’m looking at you. You best start packing your bags. 🙂
Easy Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
Tender, delicious baked potatoes with a crispy, flavorful skin.
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- 4 large baking potatoes, cleaned
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Coarse kosher salt
- Garlic powder
- 1/2 stick butter (4 tablespoons), divided
- Sour cream, optional
- Rub potatoes with olive oil.
- Season potatoes with salt, pepper, garlic powder and parsley to taste.
- Place in air fryer and cook at 400 degrees for 40-50 minutes (depending on size of potatoes).
- Slice potatoes lengthwise; using both hands, pinch each side of the potatoes, forcing the inside of the potato up.
- Place 1 tablespoon of butter in each of the potatoes and finish with a dollop of sour cream if you’d like.
My potatoes were quite large so I cooked them for 45 minutes.
Looks yummy!! Can’t wait for more recipes!
Hi Kim! I hope you try the baked potatoes. More recipes coming for sure!
Janet garris says
I have a kalorik air fryer I got for Christmas, do the times vary from fryer to fryer..?
They can, Janet, so it often takes some trial and error with cooking times. Check on your food often and invest in a digital thermometer that’s helpful for meats. If you find that your food isn’t quite done when following air fryer recipes online, you can try preheating for 5 minutes or so before placing your food into the fryer. Good luck!
I have tried potatoes twice and both times after what I believe cooking time total of 40 min they were not done. My cooker say 390° and they were not huge, but they medium. What could I have done wrong? Opening my fryer too often maybe?
Gosh, I’m not sure, Beth. That should have been enough time especially for medium-sized potatoes.
Do u poke holes in the potatoes?
You can but it’s not necessary.
What if you have 2 potatoes?
That’s fine. Just follow the same instructions and adjust the ingredients as necessary.
Best baked potatoes I’ve ever had. Husband agrees. Better than a restaurant baked potato. Thank you for the recipe.
You bet! Enjoy!
Funny- your recipe just popped up on my P and just made these last night as a trial – so pleasantly surprised at the crispiness of the skin and how the flesh popped out of the skin so easily …worked well for me as my daughter loves the inside and I eat the skin! So I read your post and love the idea of seasoning the skin and definately will do next time, however curious … traditionally baked potatoes are pierced with a fork and then baked … did you pierce your potatoes too before aurfrying? Thank you for sharing
I didn’t pierce my potatoes before air frying them. You definitely could. So glad you enjoyed them!
Anne Jackson1 says
Looking for recipes looking for recipes for my recent purchase of my air power so any help appreciated
Some of my favorites, are listed on this page: https://bitzngiggles.com/?s=air+fryer
Diane L says
Do you flip during cook time? This looks great Can’t wait to try!,
It’s not necessary to flip, but if the potatoes are larger, it could definitely help to ensure they’re cooked through!
Hilary Heard says
Just found your page, haven’t tried them yet but will
Would love more recipes for my hot air fryer.
So glad you found us!! I have a new air fryer recipe going live tomorrow! So happy to have you as part of our community!
Hi Hilary! I hope you continue to follow along with Bitz & Giggles. I just posted a new air fryer recipe last week for corn on the cob!
Do you have a recipe for fingerling potatoes please?
Shirl Lundstrom says
In my air fryer now!
My air fryer only goes to 200c ? You say 400
Yes, 400º Fahrenheit. This is a standard temperature for our air fryers in the U.S.
After 40 minutes in the air fryer at 400 degrees potatoes have a lovely crisp brown skin but almost raw in the middle. Had to put them in the microwave. Not sure what went wrong there
Hmmm. It just may be that your air fryer cooks a bit cooler. Try allowing them to cook a bit longer. Sometimes it takes some experimentation. You could also try using a fork to make some holes in the potatoes next time.
Cheryl Packard says
You slice the potato to put the butter and sour cream when the potato is already cooked, am I right?
Yes, that’s correct, Cheryl!
For air fryer baked potatoes microwave 15 mins first, in 5 min increments, then rub with olive oil salt, pepper, air fry 10 to 15. Once they soften, they fry up quickly. Best ever!!!! Even if you do in regular oven, nuke first, rub oil s&p, put on foil, bake 20 mins, turn once
Does time change for only 1 potato?
No, it shouldn’t. Your best bet is to regularly check on the food during the air frying process.
You can cook them in the microwave for 5 minutes, then the air fryer for 10 min will crisp up the skin, I LOVE crispy baked potato skin!
Was just thinking the SAME thing about my George Foreman this weekend. Lol.
I just finished mine for the first time and I’m already looking forward to the next time I make ’em. The flesh of the potato was perfect, but the skin was more tough than crispy. I did it for about 50 minutes at 400 degrees. Should I have let it cook for a few more minutes? For information, I have a Bella 2.6 qt fryer and I’m still feeling my way around with it.
Ralph, maybe try and spritz a little oil on the potatoes halfway through cooking. It may help create a crispier skin for you! Also, make sure you’re using a good size potato.
Mr D. says
tried the baked potatoes;
used cooking fat from previous airfryer foods (great no purchase of costly oils)
sprinkled with Cajun spices
cooked 15 minutes
sliced 1/2 through
added Garlic butter
cooked further 15 mins
Can’t wait to try.
I just bought air fryer but the temperature only goes to 200°c how long do you recommend I cook for? Would this still be ok
I would try them at 200 degrees c for one hour. Let me know how they turn out!
200 C= 392 F
Nila Ray says
I want an advice to make a small size birthday cake with little decorations and icing /light frosting .Need your help by tomorrow , want to make the cake before 2 November this Saturday .
I’m assuming you want to make it in the air fryer, Nila? How about this Angel Food Cake? It’s really delicious and light! https://bitzngiggles.com/air-fryer-angel-food-cake/
I just received a ninja air fryer and in the manual it stAtes not to use olive oil due to high cooking temp and it will cause smoke. I don’t know if this is just for the grill part or the air fryer I have always put olive oil on my baked potatoes and not turning on the oven sounds great!!
Hi Wendy! I have a Ninja Foodi in addition to my air fryer and I still use a little olive oil. You definitely don’t need a ton. Just rub a little on the potatoes. I’ve never had any smoking.
Holly Kline says
The insides were tasty, but to get them to the proper temp, the skins were absolutely charred! What did I do wrong?
Holly, do you think you were using too large of baking potatoes?
what fryer do you have, i love the copper looking basket..i don’t have one as yet, but i love baked potatoes. thanks
Hi Grace! I have the Air Fryer XL. I believe there’s probably a link to the one I have in the post. If you think you’d like a multi-function device, I highly recommend the Ninja Foodi!
Is there any way to make the skin soft thats the way we like our baked potatoes
Hi Julie! To keep the skins softer, you could try wrapping your potatoes in aluminum foil and placing them in the air fryer. Wrapping the potatoes in foil may require a longer cook time, however. You may need to experiment a bit with timing. Good luck!
Lori Moen says
Question – what setting are you using on your Air Fryer to make these? I used the Bake setting and am thinking I should have used the Air Fry setting as the skins did not come out very crispy. Love you recipes but always wonder what setting if your airfryer has more than one – thanks!
Hi Lori! I have the Power AirFryer XL. It only has an air frying setting so temperature and time are really the only things I can change, so if you have both Bake and Air Fry, I would definitely choose air fry for any “air fryer” recipes. Hope this helps and happy air frying!
How long for just one potato?
Same amount of time!
Greeting from London, I followed your baked potatoes recipe which I cooked in my new airfryer which I only purchase today as my early Christmas present. These are the best baked potatoes I have ever had. No more cooking in microwave and conventional oven.
I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Merry Christmas!
This will get you.
I love the baked potato skins, but chicken skin is a no no to me.
I always have to reseason my chicken.
Oh well, to each his own.