Quick Airfryer Baked Potato Recipe

How about a quick air fryer baked potatoes? I love how fast these get done and how crispy and yummy the baked potatoes are.

Since owning my Ninja Foodi air fryer, |I have enjoyed uniquely making my baked potatoes. This method is quick and easy. The finished result has never disappointed me. I am sure you will also enjoy this method. It promises a crisp, golden masterpiece with a fluffy, tender interior.

Ingredients for air fryer baked potatoes

  • 8 large Russet or baking potatoes
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional: butter, sour cream, chives, and shredded cheese for topping

How to make baked potatoes in the air fryer

Step 1: Prep the Potatoes

Thoroughly wash the potatoes and pat them dry. Prick several holes in each potato using a fork.

Step 2: Season

Rub each potato with olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt.

Step 3: Place in the Microwave

Place the potatoes in the microwave for 6 – 8 Minutes (the length of time will depend on how big the potatoes are).

Step 4: Preheat Air Fryer

While the potatoes are in the microwave, preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).

Step 5: Bake your potatoes

Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not touching. Cook for 15 – 20 minutes, turning halfway through, or until the skin is crisp and the inside is tender when tested with a fork.

Step 6: Serve

Cut a small cross on top of each potato and apply your choice of toppings, such as butter, sour cream, chives, or shredded cheese.

Serving Suggestions for air fryer Jacket potatoes

  • Serve your air fryer baked potatoes with a side of steamed vegetables for a balanced meal.
  • I enjoy serving mine with butter, cheese, and some spring onions.
  • Load it up with chili or pulled pork for a hearty twist.
  • Make it vegan by using plant-based cheese and sour cream.

Do I have to use Russet potatoes?

While Russet potatoes are ideal due to their high starch content, other large baking potatoes will work.

Can I store leftover baked potatoes?

Yes, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Can I reheat them in the air fryer?

Absolutely! Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (175°C) and heat for about 5 minutes. Remember to shake the potatoes halfway through.

Yield: 4

Baked Potatoes in the air fryer

Quick Airfryer Baked Potato Recipe
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 large Russet or baking potatoes
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional: butter, sour cream, chives, and shredded cheese for topping

Instructions

Step 1: Prep the Potatoes

Thoroughly wash the potatoes and pat them dry. Prick several holes in each potato using a fork.

Step 2: Season

Rub each potato with olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt.

Step 3: Place the Potatoes in the Microwave

To make a quick air fryer baked potatoes, place in the air fryer for 6 - 8 Minutes.

Step 4: Preheat Air Fryer

While the potatoes are in the microwave, preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for 5 minutes.

Step 4: Bake the potatoes in the air fryer.

Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not touching. Cook for 18 - 20 minutes, turning halfway through, or until the skin is crisp and the inside is tender when tested with a fork.

Step 5: Serve

Cut a small cross on top of each potato and apply your choice of toppings, such as butter, sour cream, chives, or shredded cheese.

You have your quick, easy, and crispy air fryer baked potatoes! This is an easy, foolproof way to enjoy this classic comfort food. Crispy on the outside, warm and fluffy inside—what more could you ask for?

About the Author

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I am Seun, and I love to share my first-hand experience using multiple air fryers. Stick around for yummy delicacies made from the air fryer and many amazing tips on using your newfound Kitchen appliance – the air fryer!

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