How to Make an Air Fryer Baked Potato in Foil

Air fryer baked potatoes come out with crispy skin while being fork tender on the inside! If you love baked potatoes, you are going to love this version made in the air fryer!

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Baked potatoes make the perfect side for so many different dishes. I love them with steak (of course), meatloaf, grilled chicken, even fish! With the air fryer, you can avoid heating up your house with the oven while still making the signature baked potato side dish you love!

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Other favorite air fryer side dish recipes we have shared are Maple Bacon Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts, Air Fryer Potato Skins, and Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower.

Should baked potatoes be wrapped in foil?

No, we don’t wrap our potatoes in foil. Air frying potatoes without foil makes for extra crispy skin. However, this is a personal preference. You can use foil on your potatoes in your air fryer, if you prefer.

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What kind of potatoes should I use?

We always use russet potatoes for baked potatoes. The cook time in this recipe is specific for medium sized potatoes. For extra large russet potatoes, you will want to add a few more minutes of air frying time and check them periodically.

More potato recipes:

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How to air fry baked potatoes?

(full printable recipe can be found at the bottom of this page)

  1. Prick clean potatoes all over with the tines of a fork. A white plate with four russet potatoes and a fork laying on top.
  2. Coat potatoes in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Potatoes brushed with olive oil with pastry brush resting on top of the potatoes.
  3. Place in air fryer for 30 minutes at 400ºF.
  4. Flip and continue to air fry for an additional 10 minutes.
  5. Slice open and top with cheese, green onion, bacon bits, butter, salt, and pepper!

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Can I stack baked potatoes in an air fryer?

It’s best not to crowd or stack your potatoes in the air fryer. Most larger air fryers should fit four potatoes at once. If you have a smaller air fryer, you will need to cook them in batches. 

If you are looking to make a lot of baked potatoes, you may prefer to make them in your instant pot or oven.

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Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe

Air fryer baked potatoes come out with crispy skin while being fork tender on the inside! If you love baked potatoes, you are going to love this version made in the air fryer!

Course Side Dish Recipes
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer baked potato, air fryer baked potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 359 kcal
Author Aileen Clark

Ingredients

  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • Optional toppings: sliced green onions, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, and bacon bits

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
  2. Wash the potatoes well and pat dry with a paper towel.
  3. Prick the potatoes all over with the tine of a fork.
  4. Rub olive oil over each potato and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Air fry for 30 minutes.
  6. Carefully flip them over and cook for an additional 10 minutes, until fork tender. 
  7. Slice open the top of each potato and add a teaspoon of butter. Season with additional salt and pepper.
  8. Serve, topped with cheese, green onions, and bacon bits.

Recipe Notes

Baked poatoes can be stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

This recipe was tested using a PowerXL Air Fryer.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 potato)
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 205mg9%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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