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Easy Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

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These Air Fryer Baked Potatoes are perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They are the perfect side dish to prepare in your Air Fryer that will be ready in less than an hour.

air fryer baked potatoes in air fryer basket


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Air Fryers are most known for making amazing french fries. It’s the very reason why I bought my first air fryer. But over the years I realized that the Air Fryer was great at making potatoes all kinds of ways and when I discovered that I could use the air fryer to bake my potatoes, it was life-changing. 

It’s faster than the oven and the air fryer gets those potato skins so darn crispy. 

Before you start to Bake Your Potatoes, you’ll want to make sure of the following:

  • Your potatoes need to be equal size if you want them to cook at the same time. In this recipe, I used four medium-sized russet potatoes. 
  • For the crispiest potatoes, you’ll want to use a little bit of oil rubbed on the outside of the potato. If you choose not to use oil, the skins of the potato may be leathery rather than crispy. 
  • You don’t need to parboil, poke, wrap in foil, or do anything with the potato before air frying. It’s literally as easy as rubbing it with oil and placing it in the air fryer. 
  • Do season the outside of the potato with a little kosher salt. It tastes amazing.

How to make Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

First, wash and scrub your potatoes. You can use a potato brush to get in all the nooks and crannies of your potato or use your hand. Then make sure your potatoes are completely dry. 

raw potatoes next to a ruler

Rub the outside of the potato with olive oil and sprinkle it with a little bit of salt and pepper. 

raw potatoes in air fryer basket with salt sprinkled on them

Cook on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes or until potato is soft on the inside. I usually stick a metal kebab through the center of mine to check for doneness. 

close up shot of air fryer baked potatoes with butter and green onion on top

Top your potato with your favorite baked potato toppings

And there you have it. Perfect baked potatoes made in your Air Fryer.

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Easy Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

The Air Fryer makes perfectly crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside baked potatoes. It takes less time than the oven the results are amazing each and every time.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer baked potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 199kcal
Author Tanya


  • 4 Russet Potatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Clean and scrub your russet potatoes. Dry them thoroughly.
  • Rub the outside of the potatoes with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place in the Air Fryer basket and cook on 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes or until a fork easily slides into the baked potato.
  • Remove and top with your favorite toppings.


  • Cooking times may need to be adjusted for smaller or larger potatoes.
  • Cook time and temperature will be the same for 1 or more potatoes. 


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
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Sunday 6th of December 2020

I only had extra virgin olive oil or vegetable oil. I used vegetable for the that bad?


Sunday 6th of December 2020

Hi Colleen, I don't think it's bad. I use vegetable oil in the air fryer because of its high smoke point.


Monday 15th of June 2020

I microwave my potatoes for about five minutes,(or microwave until almost done)then follow the above instructions. However, in the air fryer you then only need to cook for five minutes, turn over and do five more to crisp up the skin. These potatoes are perfect and so much faster to cook and my kitchen doesn't get so hot. :)

Roxanne Russomano

Tuesday 10th of March 2020

Tanya... hi.... could you answer a question I have..... I gave my first air fryer to a friend... and got an Emerald 360... I have had many....hmmmmmm moments...... what is your take on the 360.... it pros and cons... just wondering if I should also have my Go Wise again in addition to my Emerald..... I love the Emerald... bakes, toasts, air frys....etc.... input please...... thanks in advance... Roxanne.


Tuesday 10th of March 2020

Hi Roxanne, I've actually never used the Emerald 360 but it looks like it's more of an air fryer oven. I really like the basket type of air fryers mainly because I find it easier to flip/shake smaller foods. But if you could have both, that would be the best of both worlds.

Nancy H Trexler

Tuesday 18th of February 2020

You have helped me so much as I learn to use my air fryer. Thank you so much.


Tuesday 18th of February 2020

I'm so glad I could help :)

Kathy Clark

Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

Hi Tanya My problem is. I have the Airdryer From KMarts and it only goes up to 200, most of the recipes I have seen recommend. You cook on 400. How can I adjust my cooking to do these recipes


Tuesday 3rd of December 2019

Hi Kathy, your air fryer temperature is likely set in Celcius rather than Fahrenheit. A temperature of 200 Celcius is 392 Fahrenheit. Here's a calculator that can easily convert the temps for you.