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Need an easy side dish? Make an Air Fryer Baked Potato. Get crispy skin and delicious flavor without turning on the oven.
Have you caught on to the air fryer craze yet?
Here’s the deal with me. I always latch on to new kitchen gadgets rather quickly, but then because it takes time to learn how to use them, they tend to sit in my pantry for a few months before I touch them.
I probably had an air fryer for a full 6 months before actually unboxing it. But when I finally did, the first thing I made was an air fryer baked potato. I tend to start easy and this baked potato recipe was one of the easiest to try!
Yes, yes and yes!! Although we love our in-the-oven best baked potato recipe, these potatoes are a close second. You won’t save a ton of time, although you don’t have to wait for the oven to heat up which is nice.
The skin still gets crispy on air fryer potatoes, which is one of our favorite parts of a baked potato!
Air fried potatoes can be healthier than other potatoes if you are used to frying them in oil.
In this recipe, we still rub oil on the potatoes to help with flavor and texture. However, if you’d like, you can skip that step or spray the potatoes with an olive oil cooking spray to make them lower in fat.
If you’re watching calories, be careful of those baked potato toppings. The calories can add up on those!
What is the best potato for a baked potato? Russet potatoes.
Russets have a firm skin that will help hold the baked potato together. They are a starchy potato which gives them a great fluffy texture (rather than waxy) after baking.
Officially, yes you can put aluminum in the air fryer. However, the purpose of the air fryer is to allow air to circulate all around the food. If you wrap them in foil, the air will not make the potatoes crispy.
Side note…we don’t ever wrap our potatoes in foil because we like skin crispy. Potatoes baked in foil actually steam the potatoes and their skin.
What are you favorite baked potato toppings? We like the classics such as cheddar cheese, sour cream and chives, but here are a few more ideas:
Baked potatoes go with so many different main dish recipes. Here are a few of our favorites:
Are you still searching for the perfect air fryer?
The thing that was at the top of my list when looking for an air fryer was size. We have a family of 5, so I wanted to be able to cook a decent amount in my air fryer. I needed XL!
I decided on a Philips XL Air Fryer and it has been perfect for our family. It has a 2.6 pound basket capacity and is dishwasher safe. What more do you need?