Easiest Air-Fryer Baked Potato Recipe

Easiest Air-Fryer Baked Potato Recipe 

With a perfectly crispy exterior skin and wonderfully fluffy middle, once you make an Air Fryer Baked Potato, you might never put them in the oven again. Just a couple simple steps and 4 ingredients required for the best baked potato you’ve ever had.

If you’ve got an air fryer, but haven’t made baked potatoes in it yet, do it! They turn out so crispy on the outside, with a fluffy, buttery center. And unlike traditional oven baked potatoes, they cook quicker and you don’t need to have your oven on for such a long time.

Similar to my air fryer baked sweet potatoes, this is a primarily hands-off recipe. Just wash and season the potatoes, pop them in the air fryer, and come back a short time later. While I’m usually all about those baked potato toppings, I actually find that these are perfect just with a dab of butter.

Prep Time: 3minutes 

Cook Time: 1 hr

Total Time: 1 hr 3 mins

Servings: 3 potatoes

Ingredients For Easiest Air-Fryer Baked Potato Recipe:

⭐3 large Russet potatoes

⭐2 tablespoons regular salted butter , melted

⭐1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash salt-free garlic and herb seasoning

⭐1 teaspoon coarse salt

Instructions For Easiest Air-Fryer Baked Potato Recipe:

⭐Scrub and clean the potatoes, then pat dry. Poke them multiple times all over with a fork.

⭐Rub butter all over the potatoes and then sprinkle evenly with garlic and herb seasoning and salt.

⭐Place in the air fryer in a single layer.

⭐Set air fryer to 400 degrees F.

⭐Air fry for 30 minutes. After the first 30 minutes, flip the potatoes and cook for another 20-30 minutes or until a knife easily slides into the middle of the potato without any resistance.

⭐Remove from the air fryer and cut open. Fluff the middle of the potato and serve hot with your choice of toppings.

Optional Toppings:

There is really no wrong way to eat a baked potato. This air fryer method gives a nice, flavorful potato with an edible, crispy peel, and honestly, I think with just a little salted butter is a perfect way to enjoy it. However, you can also serve it with all your favorite toppings. Here are a few ideas:

Shredded cheese and sour cream

Broccoli florets or green onions and Beef

⭐Salsa (especially for a lower calorie side!)

⭐Butter

⭐Chives

⭐Greek yogurt (for some added protein)

How Long Do You Cook Baked Potatoes In The Air Fryer?

The exact amount of time needed to make air fryer baked potatoes will depend on the size of your potatoes and your air fryer. I find 50 to 60 minutes to be the perfect amount of time, though if you have large potatoes, you may need to increase the cook time. You should be able to easily pierce the potato with a fork without resistance when it’s done.

NOTES & Variations:

⭐This baked potato recipe is beyond easy but there are still a few things to keep in mind for making the best baked potato.

⭐Butter substitutions. You can substitute the salted butter with unsalted if preferred, or rub the potatoes with bacon grease (our favorite!) or vegetable oil instead.

⭐Use potatoes roughly the same size. If you’ll be air frying more than one potato, make sure they’re all more or less the same size to ensure they all finish cooking at the same time.

⭐Don’t crowd the air fryer. My air fryer fits three potatoes easily, with plenty of room between each one. However, if you have a smaller air fryer, you may only be able to cook two at a time. You don’t want the potatoes to be touching or crowded in the pan

Storing leftovers: If you have leftovers you can store these air fryer baked potatoes either wrapped in foil or in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Reheat: They can be reheated in the microwave but for best results, allow them to come to room temperature and reheat in the air fryer for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:

Calories: 235kcal · Carbohydrates: 38g · Protein: 5g · Fat: 8g · Saturated Fat: 5g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g · Monounsaturated Fat: 2g · Trans Fat: 0.3g · Cholesterol: 20mg · Sodium: 73mg · Potassium: 920mg · Fiber: 5g · Sugar: 2g · Vitamin A: 265IU · Vitamin C: 42mg · Calcium: 54mg · Iron: 2mg

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