Air Fryer Baked Potato. How to make air fryer baked potatoes that are fast, delicious, and loaded with your favourite baked potato fillings.
Air Fryer Baked Potato
This air fryer baked potato recipe is an update from back in 2015 when Recipe This was the brand new kitchen gadget blog. We have updated our air fryer recipe with new pictures and new info to make air fryer baked potatoes even better for you.
As a kid one of my grandma’s favourite meals for lunch was the baked potato, or as us Brits call them jacket potatoes.
I used to watch her load her baked potatoes into her ancient, should have been replaced 10 years ago, oven. The baked potatoes would then be oven baked and take an eternity to do so.
Because I was 16 in 1998 when my grandma died, I saw her through her final years and loved the simple food that she would make for herself.
Baked potatoes or quiche was always her lunch of choice. As an adult you can see why and why the simple food can often be the BEST.
Yet now here we are in this modern world with all these kitchen gadgets that can make baked potatoes much faster.
Its hard to believe that as I write this Recipe This is almost five years old and that we have shared more than 1000 kitchen gadget recipes with you.
But for me air fryer baked potatoes are one of those true gems of the air fryer and makes me so grateful that I bought an air fryer all those years ago and fell in love with air fryer cooking.
Can An Air Fryer Bake A Potato?
Absolutely! I love to use the air fryer to bake a potato. The air fryer baked potato is PERFECT every single time and you can focus on your baked potato fillings.
Air Fryer Jacket Potato Vs Air Fryer Baked Potato
If you search Google for air fryer jacket potato you are likely just to see a lot of results for air fryer baked potato. That is because it is the same thing.
A baked potato is what the US call it and a jacket potato is what us Brits call it.
The potatoes used are the same and just follow our recipe today if you call them jacket potatoes.
You can also switch between Metric and Imperial so that you have the right measurements for where you live.
Air Fryer Baked Potato In Foil
You are probably thinking that if you air fry a baked potato then you will need foil. After all, that is the method that we all follow when we make baked potatoes in the classic oven method.
But when you air fry baked potatoes the air fryer is hard at work making your baked potato wonderfully crispy and by adding silver foil you can hinder the process.
Air Fryer Baked Potato No Oil
If you follow Slimming World and want Slimming World Jacket Potatoes or follow Weight Watchers and want Weight Watchers Baked Potatoes, then you will be eager to ditch the oil.
The extra virgin olive oil that we use helps make the potatoes crispier and taste more like the baked potatoes you would eat at a restaurant.
BUT you could make air fryer baked potatoes without oil and use a cooking spray such as Frylight instead.
How To Make Air Fryer Baked Potatoes?
Making baked potatoes in air fryer is SIMPLE and a perfect starting point for learning how to use the air fryer.
- Using a fork pierce the top, bottom, and sides of the baked potatoes.
- Rub the baked potatoes with extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper.
- Load into the air fryer basket and cook for 20 minutes.
- Turn your baked potatoes and cook for a further 15 minutes.
- Load the baked potatoes with fillings and heat in the air fryer.
Quick Air Fryer Baked Potato
You can cook small, medium, large or extra large baked potatoes in the air fryer. But if you want a quick air fryer baked potato, I recommend going smaller than what you would normally oven bake.
For example, if you look at this photo:
You can see we used 6 medium to large potatoes that fit perfectly in our Philips Air Fryer XL.
This helped to speed up the cooking process and we cooked baked potatoes from scratch in the air fryer in 35 minutes.
Compared to if we went bigger it would take longer like we have outlined below.
Air Fryer Baked Potato Cooking Time
The air fryer baked potato cooking time can vary depending on the size of your potatoes.
We found that medium baked potatoes took 35 minutes, whilst large took 40 minutes and XL took just over 45 minutes.
What I recommend you do is start with 35 minutes and cook in 5 minute intervals. Check with a fork that your baked potato is cooked like we have done below:
Air Fryer Baked Potato Temperature
The air fryer baked potato temperature that works best is 200c or 400f. This gives the skin a good blast and guarantees beautifully crispy baked potato skin.
Air Fryer Baked Potato
- Prepare the baked potatoes. Prick your potatoes with a fork on the top, bottom, and sides. Rub with extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Load into the air fryer basket.
- Air fry baked potatoes for 20 minutes at 200c/400f. Turn and cook for a further 15 minutes on the other side.
- Plan baked potato fillings. Drain canned tuna, rinse frozen corn until it softens and mix in a bowl with mayonnaise.
- Put baked potatoes together. Cut open baked potatoes and add butter, tuna, and sweetcorn filling and top with cheese. Load back into the air fryer basket and allow the cheese to melt. A quick 3 minute cook time on the same temperature should do this.
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