air fryer baked potato

Air fryer baked potatoes are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They’re easy to prepare and perfect for a quick and simple side dish.

Air fryer baked potato recipe introduction

The air fryer method allows you to achieve a similar texture to oven-baked potatoes without heating up your entire oven to make them. The potatoes are seasoned with a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper for a simple and classic flavor, but you can also add your favorite toppings to make them even more delicious.

They’re a great addition to any meal and are sure to be a hit with family and friends alike.

Frequently asked questions about baked potatoes in air fryer

1. Do you need to pierce the potato in the air fryer?

Yes, piercing the potatoes with a fork allows steam to escape during the cooking process. This helps prevent the potato from exploding and also helps it cook evenly.

2. How long to cook baked potatoes in air fryer?

The air fryer baked potato time can vary depending on the size of the potatoes and the air fryer you’re using.

However, on average, it takes about 30-40 minutes to cook a medium-sized potato in an air fryer set to 400°F.

3. How to tell if the air fryer baked potato is done?

There are a few ways to tell if an air fryer baked potato is done.

How to bake a potato in an air fryer

Baking a potato in an air fryer is a simple and easy process. Here’s a step-by-step guide to making delicious air fryer baked potatoes:

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F / 205°C (Around 5 minutes). We are using the Typhur Dome Air Fryer.
  2. Wash and dry your potatoes. And then, pierce each potato several times with a fork to allow steam to escape while cooking.
  3. Spray or brush a thin layer of oil all over the potato, making sure to cover the entire surface.
  4. Sprinkling the salt and pepper on the potato after applying the oil will help the seasonings adhere better to the potato.
  5. Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket and operate your device under the contenting parameter settings: 45 minutes, 400°F. Halfway through cooking, flip the potatoes over to ensure they cook evenly on all sides.
  6. To serve the baked potatoes, cut each one in half lengthwise and top with your favorite toppings, along with any remaining salt and pepper.

Baked potato toppings

There are many delicious toppings that can be added to air fryer baked potatoes to take them to the next level.

Tips for air fryer baked potatoes

  1. Make sure to choose potatoes that are similar in size, so they cook evenly.
  2. Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. Make sure to leave some space between the potatoes in the air fryer basket, so they cook evenly and have room to crisp up.
  3. You can check if the potatoes are done by inserting a fork or knife into the center. If it goes in easily, the potato is ready.
  4. Before cooking, make sure to pierce each potato a few times with a fork to allow steam to escape.
  5. Experiment with different seasonings and toppings to find your favorite combination.

Air fryer baked potatoes are my new go-to option for making delicious potatoes. The skin is crispy and delicious, while the inside is perfectly fluffy. It’s the best of both worlds! Plus, cooking the potatoes in the air fryer kept me from overheating in the kitchen on a hot day.

What more could you want?

air fryer baked potato

Air fryer baked potato recipe

Typhur Kitchen
Indulge in the delectable delight of air fryer baked potatoes. Our recipe delivers perfectly crispy skins and fluffy interiors for a satisfying and hassle-free meal.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Servings 4
Calories 33 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Russet/Idaho potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Freshly ground black pepper (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F / 205°C (Around 5 minutes).
  • Wash and dry your potatoes. And then, pierce each potato several times with a fork to allow steam to escape while cooking.
    4 Russet/Idaho potatoes
  • Spray or brush a thin layer of oil all over the potato, making sure to cover the entire surface.
    1 tbsp Oil
  • Sprinkling the salt and pepper on the potato after applying the oil will help the seasonings adhere better to the potato.
    ½ tsp Salt, ¼ tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket and operate your device under the contenting parameter settings: 45 minutes, 400°F. Halfway through cooking, flip the potatoes over to ensure they cook evenly on all sides.
  • To serve the baked potatoes, cut each one in half lengthwise and top with your favorite toppings, along with any remaining salt and pepper.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 33kcalProtein: 0.4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 43mgPotassium: 9mgVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 0.01mg

(Nutrition information is calculated automatically by Spoonacular API and should be considered an estimate.)

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