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The air fryer is amazing at cooking potatoes, and you will love jacket potatoes in air fryer. With the most amazing crispy skin and an easy set and forget air fryer recipe, its perfect for busy weeknights.

This air fryer jacket potato recipe requires no microwave time unlike when you oven bake potatoes and all you need to think about is what toppings you are going to add.

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Air Fryer Jacket Potatoes
Air Fryer Jacket Potatoes
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Air Fryer Jacket Potato

This is my go to menu choice when I am out with friends at a café for lunch.

I find that now I am in my 40’s I get bloated so easily from bread and even though I love toasties and sandwiches, potatoes are my go to.

I will have a look at the menu and then decide which of my favourite jacket potato toppings that I am having for a particular occasion.

I can guarantee now, that it is never the same jacket potato topping, at my next meal out.

I am the same at home when I make an air fryer jacket potato. Plus, at home with fussy kids I find it works better, to have a mix of toppings to choose from and always do a jacket potato bar.

Which is a jacket potato buffet.

I will cook the air fryer jacket potatoes, then grab lots of toppings and then we can choose which toppings we would like on ours.

Today, I wanted to share with you pictures from my own last minute jacket potato bar, how to cook a jacket potato in an air fryer, how long do jacket potatoes take in the air fryer and so much more.

Beyond our air fryer jacket potato recipe, don’t forget that you can also cook air fryer baby potatoes, air fryer red potatoes, air fryer sliced sweet potatoes, air fryer homemade chips and let’s not forget about air fryer potato cakes from your leftovers.

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Can You Cook Jacket Potatoes In An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can cook jacket potatoes in an air fryer, and you will love them. Plus, for an everyday beginner recipe it really doesn’t get any easier than air fryer jackets.

We also plan ahead for when we are air frying jacket potatoes and make sure we add them into the air fryer in plenty of time for dinner.

Jacket Potato In Air Fryer And Microwave

There is a lot of talk about jacket potato in microwave and then in the air fryer. This reminds me of how you cooked jacket potatoes in the oven.

The oven was always so slow, that you would speed up the cooking of the potatoes with the microwave.

But of course, the air fryer is on average half the cook time for many foods compared to the oven, so its not really necessary.

Personally, we have never used the microwave first for our air fryer jacket potatoes.

Best Way To Cook Jacket Potatoes In Air Fryer?

For the best air fried jacket potatoes, we have found that seasoning and smothering with extra virgin olive oil, prior to cooking produces the best results. Then the jacket potato skin becomes very crispy as they are being air fried. Once you air fry a jacket potato like this just the once, there is no going back!

I Want QUICKER Jacket Potatoes In An Air Fryer?

So sometimes you just want delicious crispy potatoes that have that perfect skin like an air fryer jacket, but you don’t have an hour to wait….

Then let me introduce you to air fryer baby potatoes which also appears in the complete air fryer cookbook.

The baby potatoes take JUST 18-20 minutes depending on air fryer, compared to three times that for a large jacket potato in air fryer.

These baby potatoes are very much like a mini jacket potato and the skin on them is AMAZING.

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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.

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Jacket Potato Air Fryer Ingredients

Jacket Potato Air Fryer Ingredients

Potatoes – We used 4 large baking potatoes in the air fryer. Note that if yours are medium, they won’t take as long to cook. For example, when we do medium ones we can fit 6 in the air fryer instead of 4 and they are done 25% quicker.

Oil – We also recommend a little extra virgin olive oil for the skin of the potatoes. This of course, gives the potatoes that lovely crispy skin but also stops the potatoes from going dry.

Seasoning – Then at the same time as adding the oil to the jackets we recommend some seasoning. You can keep it basic with salt and pepper, or mix it up a bit such as adding some mixed herbs or even some curry powder.

Can You Recommend An Air Fryer?

I often get asked which air fryers I recommend and which one I use. In 95% of our air fryer recipes, we use either the Philips Air Fryer XL or the Cosori XL because they are the best ones, we have found out of many air fryers we have tried over the years. You can click on the links above and read up on them.

But if you would rather have a dual air fryer we recommend this Ninja Dual (make sure you order the right one as not all are good) or the Philips Dual.

How To Cook A Jacket Potato In An Air Fryer?

  • Smoother. Start by using a fork to prick the skins of the potatoes to help them breathe as they air fry. Then onto a dinner plate add salt and pepper and extra virgin olive oil. Toss the potatoes in the oil and seasoning until well coated.
  • Cook. Next place the jacket spuds into the air fryer basket and air fry for 45 minutes at 180c/360f and then do a fork test to see if they are fork tender. Though if cooking large potatoes in the air fryer you may have to adjust up to 60 minutes depending on the size.
  • Toppings. Then add your toppings or create a jacket potato bar like we do and then serve.  

And that is how easy it is cooking jacket potato in an air fryer.  

How Long Do Jacket Potatoes Take In The Air Fryer?

The recommended air fryer jacket potato cook time for medium jackets is 45 minutes and 55-60 minutes for large jackets. Though it can vary from air fryer to air fryer as some are slower than others.

How Long For Two Baked Potatoes In Air Fryer?

It is the same baked potato cook time for just 2 baked potatoes as it is for 4.

Can You Cook Jacket Potatoes In Air Fryer From Frozen?

Yes, you can cook frozen jacket potatoes in the air fryer and you will love them. You could use some ready frozen jackets such as the McCain brand or like many do, meal prep some jacket potatoes, freeze and then when you need them later, cook from frozen.

Read: Air Fryer Frozen Jacket Potatoes

Air Fryer Jacket Potato Bar

If you would like to make a jacket potato bar like we do in the complete air fryer cookbook. Then this is our behind the scenes of when we last made one.

jacket potato bar
This is the easy version of a jacket potato bar and then there is no arguing over who likes what topping as you can all help yourself.

Firstly, we did one batch of baked potatoes in the air fryer and one batch in the instant pot. As you can see above, the air fryer ones are the best thanks to their crispy skin.

Then for our jacket potato toppings we had bought some delicious tubs from a local small business and bought:

  • Egg Mayonnaise
  • Tuna Mayonnaise
  • Cheese & Spring Onion Filling
  • Alioli

Plus, we already had in butter, grated cheese, and some baked beans and it is nice how quickly it can all come together.

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Jacket Potatoes In Air Fryer

This jacket potatoes air fryer recipe is an updated post and we originally shared it with you back in 2019.

Learn how to air fry jacket potatoes below, note you can print it out with or without photos, adjust servings, or click between metric and imperial depending on where you are in the world.

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Jacket Potatoes In Air Fryer (Air Fryer Baked Potatoes)

The air fryer is amazing at cooking potatoes, and you will love jacket potatoes in air fryer. With the most amazing crispy skin and an easy set and forget air fryer recipe, its perfect for busy weeknights.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
Servings: 4
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  • Prick the potatoes with a fork to help them breathe. Place the oil and salt and pepper onto a large plate. Then add the potatoes and toss them in the oil and seasoning until well coated.
    How Long Do Jacket Potatoes Take In The Air Fryer?
  • Transfer the potatoes into the air fryer basket, spreading them out. Then air fry for 45-60 minutes depending on the size and quality of the air fryer at 180c/360f.
    How Long Do Jacket Potatoes Take In The Air Fryer?
  • Do a fork test and double check that the potatoes are fork tender before removing from the air fryer.
    How Long Do Jacket Potatoes Take In The Air Fryer?
  • Then serve with your favourite toppings.
    How Long Do Jacket Potatoes Take In The Air Fryer?


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Buffet. We love to enjoy jacket potatoes as a jacket potato buffet, also known as a jacket potato bar. Simply gather up your toppings onto the dining table with the just cooked potatoes and everyone can choose their favourite toppings.
Thanks for reading jacket potato in air fryer recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more delicious simple recipes do try our air fryer sausage rolls next.


Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 888mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
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Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie marker and several other kitchen gadgets.

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  1. 5 stars
    OK I was a little skeptical as never made baked potatoes in the air fryer before. But I made them last night and because of how they turned out I decided to wait a full 24 hours before I made them again LOL

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness, I just made this recipe and you have made my day with how crispy the potatoes are. Delicious! Thank you!