Once you make baked potatoes in the air fryer, you’ll never want to prepare them in the oven again! These Air Fryer Baked Potatoes are tender and fluffy with ultra crispy potato skins and you don’t have to wrap them in foil or preheat the oven. They make an easy, gluten-free side dish that the entire family will love!

Air fryer baked potatoes with pats of butter and parsley

When it comes to potatoes, there’s no wrong answer in my book. They’re definitely my favorite side dish and I’ll take them mashed, smashed or in German potato salad — it really doesn’t matter to me!

I truly enjoy utilizing my air fryer to prepare potatoes because it’s so easy and I don’t even have to turn on the oven. My air fryer potatoes are so crisp and addictive, and these Air Fryer Baked Potatoes come out perfectly tender and fluffy with nice, crispy skins.

Obviously baked potatoes take a while to bake up in the oven, which heats up the house considerably on warm days. I love that the air fryer makes it possible to enjoy them any time of year by keep the house cool, and they bake up even faster.

This is a crowd pleasing side dish that’s perfect with almost anything you’re serving, and the fun part is deciding how to top them!

Air fryer baked potatoes on a platter with butter and parsley

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • This air fryer baked potatoes recipe includes just a few simple ingredients that can be customized to suit your tastes.
  • There’s no need to wrap the potatoes in foil….simply prick with a fork, rub with oil and seasonings and air fry until tender!
  • You can enjoy baked potatoes even in the warm summer months and still keep the house cool, and they cook up even more quickly.
  • This is an easy side dish that’s gluten-free and vegan, and may be served with your favorite toppings.

Recipe ingredients

This air fryer baked potatoes recipe includes just a few simple ingredients that can be changed up to suit your tastes.

Air fryer baked potatoes recipe ingredients

Ingredient notes

  • Russet potatoes. This baked potato recipe calls specifically for russet potatoes because they’re high in starch, which makes them irresistibly fluffy when baked.
  • Oil. Use a high heat oil such as avocado, grape seed or coconut oil for best results as other oils can taste rancid.
  • Seasoning. Season the potatoes simply with salt and pepper, or get creative and sprinkle them with blackened seasoning, jerk seasoning or your favorite herbs or spices.

How to make baked potatoes in the air fryer

Making baked potatoes in the air fryer couldn’t be easier. They don’t need to be wrapped individually in foil which saves in prep time, and there’s no oven to preheat!

Pro tip:  For best results, use russet potatoes as they’re high in starch and low in moisture. They make the fluffiest baked potatoes! Also make sure that potatoes are uniform in size for even cooking times.

See the recipe card below for full instructions.

How to make baked potatoes in air fryer
  • Rub the potatoes with oil and sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper.
  • Prick the potatoes all over with a fork.
  • Place the potatoes in the air fryer in a single layer.
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes until browned, then flip and cook for 10-15 minutes longer or until tender.
Baked potatoes in the air fryer

FAQs

Which potatoes are best for baking?

Russet potatoes are the best baking potatoes because they’re low in moisture and high in starch. They’re perfectly tender and fluffy when they’re baked!

How long does it take to bake potatoes in the air fryer?

Baked potatoes cook much faster in the air fryer because it’s a convection oven. Medium russet potatoes will take around 30-40 minutes to become tender. Cooking time will vary based on the size of your potatoes.

How many potatoes will fit in the air fryer?

4 medium russet potatoes will generally fit in the air fryer depending on which type you have.

Do you poke potatoes before air frying?

You should definitely prick the potatoes all over with a fork as it allows steam to escape and you won’t need to worry about the potatoes from exploding.

Do I need to wrap my potatoes in foil before air frying?

There’s no need to wrap the potatoes in foil. Simply prick all over with a fork and rub with oil and seasoning for perfectly tender, fluffy baked potatoes with addictively crispy skins.

Serving suggestions

Side dishes don’t get more versatile than these air fryer baked potatoes. They’re amazing served with almost anything!

Recipe notes

  • Pro tip:  For best results, use russet potatoes as they’re high in starch and low in moisture. They make the fluffiest baked potatoes! Also make sure that potatoes are uniform in size for even cooking times.
  • Cooking time will vary based on the size of your potatoes.
  • Air fryer baked potatoes may be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Change up this recipe by seasoning the potatoes with your favorite herbs and spices.
Air fryer baked potato on a plate with melted butter

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Air fryer baked potatoes with pats of butter and parsley

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes are tender and fluffy with addictive golden brown, crispy potato skins! They're an easy gluten-free side dish that comes out perfect every time!
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Ingredients

  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon high smoke point oil such as avocado, grape seed or coconut
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions 

  • Scrub potatoes clean under cold running water and pat dry.
  • Prick potatoes all over with a fork, then rub with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Cook at 400 degrees for for 20-30 minutes until browned, then flip and continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes or until tender. Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!1

Notes

  • Pro tip:  For best results, use russet potatoes as they’re high in starch and low in moisture. They make the fluffiest baked potatoes! Also make sure that potatoes are uniform in size for even cooking times.
  • Cooking time will vary based on the size of your potatoes.
  • Air fryer baked potatoes may be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Change up this recipe by seasoning the potatoes with your favorite herbs and spices.

Nutrition

Serving: 1potato, Calories: 200kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 592mg, Potassium: 890mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 3IU, Vitamin C: 12mg, Calcium: 29mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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