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I think it’s a true statement to say my air fryer is now used more than my oven or stove. If I have a frozen item, like pizza rolls that need to be cooked in the oven, those go in the air fryer too.
Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe
I truly feel like everything tastes better when made in the Air Fryer. One thing we make regularly in the Air Fryer is Air Fryer Baked Potatoes.
We do a baked potato bar at least once a week or every other week. Our son loves baked potatoes, so it’s a great go-to item that everyone can enjoy. I am anxious for chili season so that we can top the potatoes with chili.
I have it planned out already that we will do chili one night and the next night, we will have chili topped baked potatoes. Sounds like a plan, doesn’t it? I sure think so!
Our Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili is a regular during the fall on the menu, these baked potatoes will be perfect topped with the leftovers of that chili.
The best part about this Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe is just how easy it actually is!
What do you need for Air Fryer Baked Potatoes?
- Baked Potatoes
- Olive Oil Spray (Grapeseed Oil Spray – for a higher smoke point if preferred.)
That’s all you need, those few things. Then, we like to sit out all the toppings for a baked potato bar.
What additional toppings are good for Air Fryer Baked Potatoes?
- Sour Cream
- Shredded Cheese
- Sour Cream
- Bacon Bits
- Sliced Tomatoes
- Additional Toppings
How to Create a Baked Potato Bar:
I would say, whichever toppings you LOVE on a baked potato, sit them all out in the center of the table on a nice cutting board or tray.
Let the whole family choose what toppings to stuff their baked potato with, that makes it an easy dinner for the entire family.
I am very HUGE on having at least a few nights a week where the family gathers around the table. This is a great way to do that without spending hours in the kitchen preparing.
It’s a great thing for many of us moms to spend time in the kitchen, many of us love to cook…BUT it’s also necessary that we also sit down and enjoy time with our family too!
We also love to top our baked potatoes with chopped meats too such as brisket or chicken. These are just perfect for leftover meats as well.
I always think it’s just the perfect way to mix it up and have a meal that really doesn’t taste like leftovers even though you are using them!
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes, just need to be sprayed with oil, wrapped in foil, and then placed in the air fryer. I cook these on 390* for 40 minutes. Once they are done, they come out perfect and ready for toppings.
If you are on the verge of purchase an Air Fryer, be sure to read the How to Choose the Right Air Fryer post before you purchase.
I am now using a Ninja Foodi Air Fryer; however, you can check out a variety of different air fryers in my post on, How to Choose the Right Air Fryer.
My mom just recently purchase this NuWave Air Fryer and she has fallen in love with it too. I have to say, I’ve brought my whole family over to the dark side of the air fryer.
I guess I should say the bright side, it makes cooking so much easier.
Try out more Air Fryer Recipes:
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Are you ready for this Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe, it’s time to make these for dinner!
Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe
- 4 Baking Potatoes
- Olive Oil Cooking Spray or Grapeseed Oil Cooking Spray
- Additional Toppings of Choice
- Clean the baked potatoes and evenly coat with cooking spray.
- Once coated, wrap with foil.
- Place in the air fryer and cook at 390* for 40 minutes.
- Carefully remove, cut and serve with toppings.
Brian Fitz says
Yeah I love me some Air Fryer baked potatoes….talk about no hassle, no mess, quick and easy !! I’ve got to where I’ll come home from work and pull a couple out and coat the tater with some Olive oil, wrap em in foil and toss em in the basket at 400 for 1/2 an hour…go take a shower, get out and throw some shorts and slippers on and then grab 2 Styrofoam bowls throw some shredded cheese ( I switch up what kind but cheddar is my fav ) throw some of the “Real” Bacon bits in, a glob of sour cream and then pull one of the taters out of the Air Fryer (you can leave the other one in there and it will stay hot for a while, then dump the tater into one of the bowls and dice it up while mixing it in with the “Extras”….when your done just toss it in the trash and go get yourself a 2nd one…
Hey Kristy, have ya ever diced up some Roast Beef and put it over the Tater ? with a little Au Jus sauce and maybe some diced up purple onions….Trust me, its guuuud….I’ve even used sliced Roast Beef from the deli and just diced it up with my kitchen scissors. another quick and easy complete meal..ya got your meat, ya got your veggie and ya got your produce…
As a single older guy who only cooks for 1, the Air Fryer has taken over being my #1 Kitchen appliance (sorry microwave) I have also seen my A1C go down from a 6.1 to a 5.4 since I don’t eat any “oil” fried foods anymore and my doctor is very pleased…and so is my heart.
psst hey Kristy…when ya get a chance go back and read this articles 1st sentence “I think it’s a honest statement to say my air fryer is now used my than my oven”……I think ya meant to say “used more”…..but I knew what ya meant….
Good catch 🙂 Roast Beef sounds great!
Scott Hillier says
Bit of feedback – as someone new to airfrying, I’m finding all these amazing looking recipes incredibly frustrating for the same reason – what setting am I cooking it on ?
Now as this is airfrying, that might sound like a dumb question, “air fry” duh – but since these are “baked” potatoes and my airfryer has an “airfry” and a “bake” setting – which am I supposed to be using?
Not a dig at you – 99.9% recipes put me in the same position!
Cheers for now.
For this particular site, all the recipes will use the Air Fry setting. If you have any questions though, I’m happy to help, you can email me at [email protected] any time! 🙂
If I only make 2 baked potatoes at a time, do I change the temp or timing? Thanks!
It would be the same timing.
Timings and temperatures seem to differ from one person to the other, like on here. Obviously you cannot really put a time on these recipes, as the potatoes will differ in size and obviously a larger potato will take longer. Maybe by weighing them will give people a better idea of timings? Also, you keep the foil on the potatoes for the full cooking time. Do you get a crispy skin doing it this way? A baked potato seems to taste better with a crispy skin.
I make these several times a week and 40 minutes is what we use. I cook them with and without foil regularly, so far I haven’t really noticed a difference in the crispy skin. I usually do foil if I want to keep them warm until the rest of the dinner is done, it can be done either way.
Hi there . I made the sesame chicken last night and it great. I also made the hoisin sauce. Wow what great food.
Thanks to you.
charles smulik says
I make taco potatoes, bake the potatoe make taco meat sause add your favorite toppings (lettuce,tomatoes, cheese,sour cream, taco sause, salsa) anything goes. Hope some people try it. We love it! I make my own sause, I use lean ground beef, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, mustard, sugar! All ingrediances are to taste, so add a little, taste it and let it simmer! The good part, putting your taco potatoe together and enjoy!
These sound great. I was wondering if you still “poke” the potatoes before air frying them?
You can if you prefer, I’ve done them both ways though and it’s come out the same each time.
Lenora Costello says
I can’t see why this is more practical than just oven baking. The time is about the same, and the result is about the same.
I think they taste WAY better, but it’s totally up to you.
Don’t know the figures but I would imagine the cost of electricity between an air fryer and a fan oven would be quite substantial…
Perhaps someone more clever than me, lol, could check this out.
Where is the recipe for the pum[kin chills
Here is a link to the chili https://www.mommyhatescooking.com/instant-pot-pumpkin-chili
Wondered if you took the foil off halfway thru the cooking process would that then crisp the skin up a bit?
You can do that and you can do it without foil completely if you wanted to as well.
Don Denney says
I have a ninja air fryer with different settings never seem to know which settings to use on some of the recipes.
For all air fryer recipes, you’d use ‘air crisp’ on the Ninja.
My stove has an air fryer. Are these recipes done the same way (time wise and temp).
Yes, I just recently got a stove with Air Fryer option. Sometimes I do have to preheat or keep it in just a few minutes longer in the stove, but I’ve come to like using that more than the actual air fryer. You can do much larger batches.