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Air Fryer Baked Potatoes on a Plate

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes: Perfect Every Time!

  • Author: Elizabeth Rider
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side, Main
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: American


Air fryer baked potatoes are easy, crispy, and iconic. The insides will be tender and perfect for any number of toppings.


  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Optional toppings


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F to ensure your potatoes cook evenly.
  2. Scrub the potatoes well and pat them dry with a kitchen towel. Then, poke them a few times with a fork’s tines. (You need to poke holes to prevent them from exploding in the air fryer).
  3. Next, rub them with some olive or avocado oil and sprinkle them with kosher salt.
  4. Transfer them to the basket of the air fryer. Cook at 400°F until the outsides are crispy and the insides are tender. You’ll know the potatoes are done when they’re easily pierced by a fork. This should take about 30-40 minutes, depending on the size of your potatoes.
  5. Using tongs, transfer the potatoes to a platter or individual plates. 
  6. Next, slice them open, fluff up their insides with a fork, and top them with your favorite fixings.


Don’t crowd the air fryer: This helps ensure your potatoes bake evenly. You want to make sure to get that crispy skin after all.

Reheating potatoes: You can also use your air fryer to reheat your baked potatoes. Bake them at 400 degrees F for about 3-4 minutes, or until they’re warmed through with crispy skin.


  • Calories: 168 kcal per serving