Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
- 2 large russet potatoes, scrubbed and dried
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt (divided)
- pastry brush
- instant-read thermometer (optional)
Preheat your air fryer to 390 degrees.
Using a pastry brush, brush the potatoes with peanut oil. Sprinkle each potato with 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt.
Place the potatoes into the air fryer basket and lower the basket into the air fryer.
Cook the potatoes for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, carefully turn the potatoes over with a pair of tongs. Continue cooking for an additional 15 minutes or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork. (The internal temperature should read 210 degrees on an instant-read thermometer.)
Carefully remove the potatoes from the air fryer basket. Serve immediately with your desired toppings. Enjoy!
If your potatoes are larger or smaller, adjust the cooking time accordingly.
With its light, fluffy, and warm interior encased in a thin and crispy skin, an air fryer baked potato is the ultimate comfort food. Unlike other appliances, the air fryer is able to produce a delectable crispy skin every time. Our air fryer baked potatoes are best paired with medium-rare steak, but they are quite capable of standing on their own, especially when they are slathered in creamy butter and stuffed with flavorful herbs and spices, melted cheese, and salty meats. These air fryer baked potatoes can be customized to suit your tastes, so feel free to get creative!
How To Make Your Air Fryer Baked Potatoes Your Own
The options are endless when it comes to livening up a plain baked potato. A pat of butter can brighten a hot potato in no time; however, you don’t have to stop there. Stuff your potato with the following tasty additions for a savory treat:
Cheese And Dairy
- cottage cheese
- pepper Jack
- sour cream
Herbs And Spices
- cayenne pepper
- barbecue pulled pork or chicken
Potatoes are naturally gluten-free. Just be aware of the toppings you’re using when customizing your baked potato.
Potatoes are also dairy-free, but many of the yummy toppings that make baked potatoes shine are not. Try brands such as Earth Balance and Daiya to get your butter and cheese fix.
Unfortunately, baked potatoes are not okay for those on the ketogenic diet, and there isn’t much way around it. However, there are some healthier alternatives you may enjoy — such as our creamy cauliflower mashed "potatoes" and our tasty buffalo cauliflower bites — that just might satisfy your potato craving.
An air fryer is a great way to prepare a dynamite baked potato. These spuds will be the moistest, fluffiest you’ve ever tasted with the crispiest skin; it’ll be difficult to go back to cooking them any other way.