Craving baked potatoes but not wanting to heat up the oven? Grab your air fryer instead to make these simple and easy Air Fryer Baked Potatoes!
Can I make baked potatoes in my air fryer?
Yes! You sure can! And, they turn out deliciously fluffy in the middle with a nice crispy skin on the outside. Making baked potatoes in an air fryer is so simple! You don’t even have to wrap them in foil to get that perfect side dish for so many meals.
Are potatoes good for you? Yeah, they are! Potatoes get a bad wrap, but they are actually good for you. They’re full of fiber and antioxidants. The fiber helps you feel full (which is good for dieting) and the antioxidants help you fight off illnesses and stay healthy.
How do I season baked potatoes? My favorite all-purpose seasoning is McCormick All Purpose Pink Himalayan Salt with Black Pepper. It’s a sweet-and-spicy blend that will give your baked potatoes a unique flavor to compliment any meal.
How do I prep potatoes for baking? First, make sure you scrub the dirt off of them. (No one wants to eat a gritty potato!) Then, use a fork to poke some holes in the potatoes–we don’t want them to explode from the heat escaping! Next, toss them in oil so the seasoning sticks to the skin. After you sprinkle the seasoning on, place the potatoes in your air fryer basket. They’ll be ready to serve in about 25 minutes!
Should I wrap my potatoes in foil before putting them in the air fryer? No! If you do, you’ll miss out on that crispy crust. (Plus, your potatoes will have a “boiled” taste that isn’t very appealing.)
What should I serve baked potatoes with? Baked potatoes are so versatile! They pair well with steak, chicken, fish, or veggies. Top them with sour cream, cheese, and chives. You can even serve them as a main course covered in toppings like my Healthy Chili, Beef Chili, Turkey Chili, or Chicken Chili.
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
- 2 8-10 oz each russet potatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon all purpose seasoning
- Scrub potatoes clean and pierce with a fork 3-4 times on each side
- Toss potatoes in a bowl with oil and seasoning to coat well
- Place in air fryer basket
- Cook at 400 degrees for 25 minutes
- Turn and cook until fork tender (about 20 additional minutes)
Don’t wrap potatoes in foil–it will leave you with a boiled taste and you’ll miss out on that crispy crust