Air fryer baked potatoes offer several benefits. Here are a few:

  1. Healthier option: Cooking potatoes in an air fryer with minimal oil reduces the overall fat content, making it a healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried potatoes.
  2. Quicker cooking time: Using an air fryer to make baked potatoes can significantly reduce the cooking time compared to using an oven or stovetop method.
  3. Better texture: The high heat and circulating air in an air fryer create a crispy exterior and fluffy interior, resulting in a perfectly cooked potato that’s delicious and satisfying.
  4. Easy to use and clean: Air fryers are user-friendly and simple to clean, making them a convenient appliance to have in your kitchen.

Overall, air fryer baked potatoes offer a healthier, quicker, and more convenient cooking option with delicious results.

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 344 kcal


  • To make Air Fryer Baked Potatoes, you will need:
  • An air fryer
  • Potatoes (russet potatoes work best)
  • Olive oil or cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper
  • Toppings of your choice (such as butter, sour cream, cheese, chives, etc.)
  • Optional equipment that can be helpful include a potato scrubber to clean the potatoes, a fork to poke holes in the potatoes before cooking, and tongs to handle the hot potatoes when they are finished cooking.


  • 2  large  russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1  tbsp  peanut oil
  • ½  teaspoon  coarse sea salt


  • Step 1
    Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Step 2
    Brush potatoes with nut oil, sprinkle with salt, and spot them in the air fryer bushel.
  • Step 3
    Cook potatoes until very tender when pierced with a fork, about 1 hour.



The potatoes needn't bother with to be pricked with a fork prior to cooking or turned while cooking.
Keyword air fried, Potatoes