Baked Potato In The Air Fryer

baked potato in air fryer
Baked Potato In The Air Fryer

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been trying to create the perfect baked potato the in air fryer recipe. Over a dozen potatoes were used to find the optimal cooking time, method, and temperature so you don’t have to. Try this recipe, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Please note, with all the experimenting I did….you can do the first “air fry, or bake” in the microwave in about seven to eight minutes…which is a huge time saver. The meat department at my local grocery store sells these premade with the first “air fry, or bake” already completed…the one drawback is you don’t know who’s making your dinner, or what they put in it. Truth be told, I’d personally use a hybrid method of microwave and air fryer…but, I’m going to keep the baked potato recipe purely in the air fryer for anyone that just wants a regular “baked” potato.

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This baked potato in the air fryer recipe will take about an hour to assemble and cook. Trust me, it’s worth the wait and tastes out of this world. This recipe is gluten free, and an extremely affordable dish. It makes for a great side to go along with most proteins, you can easily double the amount if you’re entertaining, or you can even have it as dinner by itself. If you’re not using an air fryer, all of my recipes can also be made on a sheet pan in the oven by adding 50 degrees.

*Update* for anyone that asked, the potatoes on average were between 8 & 10 ounces.

baked potato in air fryer

Baked Potato The In Air Fryer

An air fryer version of the classic twice baked potato.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 139 kcal


  • Air Fryer
  • Pyrex oven safe glass dish
  • Large Bowl


  • 1 Russet potato
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tbsp ranch dressing
  • 2 slices thick cut bacon crumbled
  • 1 tbsp whole milk
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup mild shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 bunch chives
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch freshly cracked black pepper


  • Preheat air fryer or oven to 390 degrees.
  • With a fork, poke 4 to 8 sets of holes into your potato. Coat or spray with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Put your potato in a Pyrex oven safe glass dish, and add to the air fryer, or oven for 35 – 40 minutes.
  • Allow potato to rest 10 minutes. Air fry bacon at 400 degrees for 7 – 8 minutes during this step.
  • Slice potato in half lengthwise, and hollow out the middle into a large bowl. Combine milk, butter, 1 tbsp of sour cream, bacon, cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper to taste and mix well.
  • Add stuffing back into potato halves, and place back into the air fryer, or oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Top with ranch dressing, 1 tbsp of sour cream, and sliced chives.


All air fryers cook at different speeds.  These recipes are meant to be a general guide.  Cooking times depend on various factors including thickness, cut, and type of meat used.  I use an Instant Pot Vortex Plus shelf air fryer.  If you’re using something different, especially a bucket type air fryer, I advise keeping an eye on food so it doesn’t under, or overcook. 


Calories: 139kcal
Keyword Air Fried, Air Fryer, Baked, Baked Potato In Air Fryer, Potato, Twice
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  1. These look delicious!!

    1. Thanks!

  2. Dang🤤

    1. Thanks!

  3. Yum!!!!!

    1. Thanks!

  4. Carolyn Currens says:

    Thank you so much for the great sacrifices you are/have made………. for science. 😂

    1. My absolute pleasure!

  5. Kathy Ellis says:

    It looks fabulous, like all your recipes. It would be helpful if you gave the size of your Russet since they vary widely and it affects cooking time. The terms medium and large are rather nondescript and something like 9 ounces would be very helpful.

    1. Medium. 😀

      1. How many ounces is the potato?

      2. I honestly didn’t weigh the potatoes. I’ll pick one up and check next time I’m at the store.

    2. Kathy, I went back and weighed potatoes. I cooked a lot of them for this recipe, but in average would say they were between 8 & 10 ounces.

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