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Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

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These Air Fryer Baked Potatoes have perfectly crisp exteriors with soft and fluffy centers. They are the perfect baked potatoes and could not be easier to make!

Potatoes are long-time staple for me! Nothing is more comforting than a pillowy baked potato topped with all of your favorite toppings, am I right?? And making potatoes in an air fryer is hands down my favorite way! They truly come out perfect. I can’t wait for you to see for yourself!

three russet potatoes sprinkled with maldon sea salt

🥔 Ingredients Needed

  • Potatoes.
  • Olive oil.
  • Salt.
  • That’s all!
a potato on a cutting board
a close up of the fluffy interior of an air fryer baked potato

🔪 How-to Make

You simply scrub potatoes, rub with oil, sprinkle with salt, air fry, then dig into perfectly scrumptious Air Fryer Baked Potatoes!

a white plate with vintage fork and two baked potatoes

💭 Helpful Tips, Tricks and FAQ

Can I use a different potato?

Yes! You most certainly can. I find golden and red potatoes to cook in just about the same time, however, their flavor and consistency will not quite be the same as a russet.

Will this recipe work for just one potato or more than three?

Yes. The cook time is the same regardless of how many potatoes you air fry. Just try not to crowd them too much for best results.

Can I use a different oil?

Yes. I much prefer the flavor of olive oil in the skin of the potatoes, but avocado or grapeseed oil work well, too.

Can I omit the oil?

Yep! If you are oil-free, you can omit the oil and still end up with perfectly fluffy potatoes.

a fluffy air fried potato on white plate

🍽 How-to Serve

Some butter or plant-based butter is always a must.

Diced green onions or chives always have a good dash of vibrant flavor.

Alongside some veggies like air fryer asparagus, oven baked okra, or air fryer zucchini.

I also love to top my baked potato off with a good homemade restaurant style salsa or some chili.

And last, whether it’s the dairy or the dairy-free variety, shredded cheese is always a hit!

2 air fryer potatoes on a white plate with silver fork in background

♨️ How-to Store and Reheat

Like most baked potatoes, these taste best fresh from the air fryer, but you can wrap fully cooled air fried potatoes in aluminum foil and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Simply reheat in a 350°F Air Fryer or regular oven until warmed throughout (with foil on!).

flatlay style photo of baked potatoes fork cloth and plant
one fork one white plate two air fryer baked potatoes sprinkled with green onion and salt

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Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

These Air Fryer Baked Potatoes have perfectly crisp exteriors with soft and fluffy centers. They are the perfect baked potatoes and could not be easier to make!
4.81 from 47 votes
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Course: Appetizers, Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 3
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 3 russet potatoes
  • olive oil
  • sea salt


  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Prepare potatoes by rinsing and scrubbing them under cool water. Using a fork, prick small holes into each potato 3-4 times.
  • Drizzle a little olive oil over the potatoes or your hands, then rub into the potatoes thoroughly. Sprinkle each potato with salt.
  • Place the potatoes into the air fryer basket or tray. Air fry for 40 minutes or until potatoes are tender and a fork passes through each easily.
  • Slice open, top as you would like and enjoy!


Serving: 1potato | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make potatoes in the air fryer! They turned out perfectly!

  2. 5 stars
    I love baked potatoes as a side to any dish, and I love using my air fryer! This will be next on my roster, thanks for the convenient recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Another great recipe for my air fryer! Enjoyed these for dinner tonight and it was a hit all around the table; easily, a new favorite way to enjoy potatoes!

  4. 5 stars
    I love a good baked potato, but this recipe looks amazing! I definitely need to use my air fryer more and this looks so crisp!

  5. 5 stars
    Another great recipe for my air fryer! Enjoyed this for lunch today and it did not disappoint! Quick, easy and perfectly crispy on the outside and smooth on the inside!

  6. Tried this instead of the oven and wow -they came out great! love how tender they get with that crispy outside skin!

  7. 5 stars
    I had no idea you could make baked potatoes in an air fryer! So much easier than the oven!

  8. 5 stars
    I love using my air fryer so I can’t wait to try baked potatoes in them. That crispy skin on the outside looks diiiiiiivine. Bring on the sourcream 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    This is perfect! I can have a baked potato that is crispy on the outside but soft and perfect on the inside without heating my whole house.

  10. 5 stars
    Such an amazing texture! These baked potatoes look incredible. I love how easily they come together with the help of the air fryer.

  11. 5 stars
    Love how easy this makes it – it’s been so hot this summer so anyway I can avoid turning on the oven for a long time is a hit with me. Thanks for sharing – these turned out perfect!