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air fried baked potato served in a small bowl

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

These air fryer baked potatoes are the fluffiest and crispiest ones you could make. Top them with butter or sour cream for a delicious, healthy meal.
Course Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 258kcal
Author Adina


  • 4 baking potatoes Note 1
  • 1-2 teaspoons olive oil
  • fine sea salt


  • Prepare potatoes: Scrub the potatoes and dry them well with kitchen towels. Rub with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and rub again. Pierce with a fork all over.
  • Preheat the air fryer if necessary, according to the machine's instructions.
  • Cook: Place the potatoes in the basket and cook on 200 degrees Celsius/ 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 40 to 50 minutes depending on the size. Turn them halfway using tongs. Make sure they are perfectly soft by piercing them with a fork or knife.
  • Serve: Remove from the air fryer, split in the middle, fluff the insides a little with a fork. Top with a knob of butter or a dollop of sour cream. Sprinkle with more salt, some pepper, chopped chives, and serve immediately.


  1. Make sure to use starchy potatoes, like Russet.
  2. See the blog post for more serving suggestions.
  3. Nutrition is calculated for 1 baked potato topped with 1 teaspoon butter. 1 potato served with 1 tablespoon sour cream has about 250 calories.


Serving: 1baked potato | Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 198mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g