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Air Fryer Baked Potato

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Air Fryer Baked Potatoes are so easy to make, come out with a perfectly crunchy skin with a tender, fluffy inside. You can easily make Baked Potatoes in the Air Fryer with just 3 ingredients and in just 35 minutes. Air Fired Baked Potatoes taste just like they have been baked in the oven. 

three baked potatoes in an air fryer basket, one sliced in half with butter

We love using our air fryer for simple things, like making baked potatoes, cooking quick meals and it is so easy for my kids to use. If you haven’t jumped on the air fryer train yet, let me tell you how great it has been in our home. Air fryers are perfect for making things quickly, cooking frozen foods is one of our go tos. We love it especially during the summer months when it is just too hot to turn on the oven, the air fryer works just like the oven and is so convenient. 

potatoes, olive oil and sea salt

How to make Baked Potatoes in the Air Fryer

The first step to making baked potatoes in the air fryer is to get the air fryer preheating. Set the air fryer to 400ºF and allow to heat while you are washing and prepping the potatoes. 

Use medium sized baking/Russett potatoes for this recipe. Scrub the potatoes clean and remove any dirt from the skin. Rub the skin on the outside of each potato with a little olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. This makes a nice crisp skin on the outside of the potatoes when they are done baking and the sea salt adds just the perfect amount of flavor. 

poking wholes in potatoes with a fork

After the potatoes have been coated in olive oil on the outside and seasoned with sea salt, pierce the skin one or two times with a fork before placing into the basket of the air fryer. 

baking potatoes in the basket of the air fryer

Place the potatoes into the basket of the air fryer, being sure that they are not crowded. Place the basket back into the air fryer and set the timer for 35 minutes. If your air fryer has a turn reminder option, turn that on. If it does not, turn the potatoes half way through the baking time at about 17 minutes. 

baked potatoes in an air fryer basket

After 35 minutes, check to see if the potatoes are cooked through by poking with a fork. If the fork slides easily into the flesh of the potato, it is done. If you feel that the potatoes are still hard in the center, cook them for an additional 5-10 minutes, until tender. The potatoes will be very hot at this point, allow them to sit for just a few minutes before serving. 

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Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes are perfectly crisp on the outside, tender and fluffy on the inside!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 210kcal



  • 3 medium sized baking potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt


  • Preheat air fryer to 400ºF.
  • While the air fryer is heating, wash and dry potatoes.
  • Rub olive oil all over the outside skin of the potatoes
  • Season the skin with sea salt and pierce 1-2 times with a fork
  • Place the potatoes into the basket of the air fryer.
  • Bake for 35 minutes, turning half way through the cooking time.
  • The potatoes are done if a fork slides easily into the flesh. If they are still hard after 35 minutes, cook for an addition 5-10 minutes until tender


  • If you have a bigger basket on your air fryer, you can add more potatoes and cook according to the same instructions. Try not to over crowd the potatoes in the basket. 


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 786mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: 30 Minute Meal, American, Comfort Food
Keyword: Air Fryer Baked Potatoes, Air Fryer Recipe
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Air Fryer Baked Potatoes are perfectly crisp on the outside, with a tender, fluffy inside. These come together quick, cook fast and no need to heat up the whole house by turning on the oven. 

baked potatoes in an air fryer basket

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