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How to Cook Baked Potatoes in the Air Fryer

You’re probably staring at the title with wide eyes, asking yourself how this is possible. And if you own an air Fryer, you’re most likely praying this method is feasible. Well, the fact is air fryers make excellent baked potatoes with the crispiest skin you can find. And the technique works like most others, with a few extra advantages to spare.

How to Cook Baked Potatoes in the Air Fryer

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How to Cook Baked Potatoes in the Air Fryer

Why Bake Potatoes in an Air Fryer?

If you’ve already mastered the microwave and oven techniques, you may think this method isn’t for you. But before you wave it off, check out these pros of baking your Potatoes in an Air Fryer;

It’s Easy-If you’re ever looking for a convenient way to make a small batch of baked potatoes, then the air Fryer is your answer. And you don’t need a lengthy preparation or a complex mixture of spices to get the best flavor.

It’s Crispier– The air Fryer cooks the Potatoes at an incredibly high level of heat. This temperature results in a delicious crispy skin that can beat almost any other method.

It’sSuper Fast-Because of its high heat capacity, the air Fryer cooks the Potatoes quicker than expected. And the minimalist recipe contributes to letting you finish faster than you can blink.

Baking Potatoes in an Air Fryer

Now you know why you should consider air Fryer Baked Potatoes for your subsequent recipe plans. And to make it even more convincing, also check the brief stages of the recipe.

Select the Potatoes

Russets are the best choices for baked potatoes, especially in an Air Fryer. But you can also try out gold and red potatoes for this recipe if you wish. Whichever you choose, make sure they’re roughly the exact sizes, so the cooking is even.

Clean the Potatoes

Wash the potatoes under running water, so any debris or grit is cleaned off the skin. Then dry them with paper towels and arrange them for seasoning.

Season the Potatoes

Coat the Potatoes lightly with oil or cooking spray so that the seasoning can stick. Make sure to use oil with a high smoking point, like avocado or canola. Also, make sure every part of the Potatoes is coated. Then, sprinkle the seasoning and rub it gently onto the surfaces.


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Bake the Potatoes

Put the potatoes in the basket and bake in the air fryer for 40 minutes at 400F. Be sure to check halfway through the cooking, so you can flip the Potatoes for even cooking. You also want the potatoes to reach fork-tender doneness in the end, with extra crispy skin. Also, ensure to allow enough space between the potatoes as they bake. Overcrowding the basket won’t let the skin crisp as ideally as needed. And once they’re done, serve the Potatoes hot and with any toppings you like.

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How to Cook Baked Potatoes in the Air Fryer...

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes (3 Servings)

  • Author: Bobby


  • Three russets Potatoes, medium-sized, washed and dried
  • Cooking spray, avocado oil
  • Half teaspoon garlic powder
  • Half teaspoon sea salt


  1. Put the potatoes in the basket and spray on all sides with avocado oil. Be sure to coat every part of the skin.
  2. Add a sprinkle of the salt and garlic powder over the potatoes, turning them as you do. Also, rub it with your fingers on all parts of the surface.
  3. Cook the potatoes for 20 to 25 minutes at 400F, then flip them to the uncooked surface with a pair of tongs. Cook again for 15 to 20 minutes until the potatoes are crispy and fork-tender. Then, serve hot.

If you’d also like, click on this video recipe for more ideas.