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an air fryer baked potato split in half with herbs sprinkled overtop
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Air Fryer Baked Potato

Why wait forever for your oven to bake potatoes when your air fryer can do it in half the time? With just one bite of a succulent Air Fryer Baked Potato, you'll never go back to the old way again!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer baked potato, baked potato, baked potato in air fryer, baked potatoes, potato recipes
Servings: 2
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Cindy Gordon

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gently poke holes into the potatoes all over the skin, using a fork.
  • Rub the outsides of the potatoes with the oil, then sprinkle the salt & pepper over them to season.
  • Place the potatoes into the bottom of your air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 390 F for 35-40 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

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Notes

Cooking times will vary depending on the size of the potato, you may need to add more time for larger sized potatoes. You can test the doneness of the potato by inserting a knife or fork into the potato.

Tips for cooking baked potatoes in the air fryer:

  • Whether you have 1,2,3 or 4 potatoes, you do not need to adjust the cook time! However, if the potatoes are quite large, you may need to add time to ensure that they cook through completely.
  • Always use a fork to poke a few holes in your potato so that steam can escape while cooking.
  • I try to flip the potatoes 1 time during cooking. You don’t need to flip more than that.
Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the "Air Fry" function.

Nutrition

Serving: 1potato | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1174mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg


Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.