If you want the perfect potatoes, make these air fryer baked potatoes. The potato skins turn out crispy and perfectly seasoned, while the inside is fluffy and soft. Easy and delicious side dish to any meal.
This recipe is
- Gluten free
The ingredients couldn’t be easier. This recipe only calls for four:
Russet potatoes are the best potatoes to use for baked potatoes because you get a really crispy and delicious potato skin that soaks up the seasonings. Plus russets contain a lot of starch and that makes for a fluffy and moist inner part of the baked potato.
You can use whatever potatoes you have on hand, though. The cooking time will vary depending on how large your potato is.
Not only are potatoes delicious, they are a full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.(1)
I love to use either olive oil or vegetable oil. Avocado oil would also be good. Using oil ensures a nice and crispy potato skin that doesn’t dry out.
If you have a thick, flaky salt, that would be good. But use whatever salt you have on hand.
Garlic powder or steak seasoning
Here’s where this recipe gets fun. You can season the potato skins with your favorite. I love either using garlic powder, or steak seasoning.
Steak seasoning is nice because it usually has garlic powder in it, with a couple of other seasonings as well.
How to cook baked potatoes in the air fryer
First rinse off your russet potatoes really well. Getting any grit or dirt off the skins, because you’re definitely going to want to be eating the potato skins.
Then grab a fork and pierce the skin a few times all over.
Smear some oil all over the outside of the potato. Then season with salt and steak seasoning.
Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes to one hour depending on the size of the potato. Bake until the potato can easily be pierced by a fork.
Take out of the air fryer and cut in half. Fluff up the inner potato with a fork and top with your favorite baked potato toppings.
Scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post to see the full recipe card and directions.
Make sure to get the same sized potatoes, so they all cook up about the same time.
Don’t overcrowd the air fryer. You want each potato to have enough room so the air circulates around it, making for a crispy potato skin.
Everyone’s air fryer is a little bit different, so cooking times will vary, depending on your air fryer and the size of potatoes.
Cook for at least 45 minutes and then check on them. Cook until the potatoes are fork tender.
What type of air fryer should I use
You can use whatever air fryer you have on hand. Doesn’t matter what type you have. I personally use this AICOOK instant pot air fryer lid.
I love this because I didn’t need to buy a whole new appliance, I could just use an appliance I already had.
This is a great air fryer for people with small kitchens and limited space.
Vegan baked potato toppings
Some great vegan toppings for baked potatoes are:
- Dairy free sour cream
- Vegan butter – such as Earth balance
- A1 steak sauce – one of my favorite potato toppings
- Fresh chives
How to store baked potatoes
Let the potatoes completely cool, then put them in an air tight container in the fridge. They will last about five days. You can eat them cold and put them on salads, make a potato salad, or reheat them in the oven.
How to reheat baked potatoes
The best way to reheat a baked potato is in the oven or air fryer. This will keep the potatoes nice and crispy.
To reheat in the air fryer, just place the potatoes in the air fryer basket and bake at 350-400 degrees for 5-10 minutes or until the potatoes are warmed through.
To reheat in the oven, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the potato on a baking sheet so that the potato will get heat from all sides.
Once the oven is warmed up, place the potato in the oven for 20 minutes.
Can I make this oil free?
You can absolutely make these potatoes oil free. The potato skins will just turn out a bit more dry and a little less flavorful because it’s lacking fat.
But if you want to keep this recipe heart friendly, feel free to leave out the oil and just season the potato after rinsing it off, so the water from rinsing will help the seasonings to stick.
More air fryer recipes
- Air fryer asparagus
- Air fryer bananas
- Air fryer sweet potato cubes
- Crispy air fryer tofu
- Vegan bacon bits
- Air fryer zucchini
Air fryer baked potatoes
- Air fryer
- 2 russet potatoes
- 1 teaspoon oil
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon steak seasoning (or garlic powder)
- Rinse and clean off the potatoes well to get rid of any dirt. Pierce the potatoes with a fork a few times. Rub oil all over the potatoes then season with the steak seasoning or garlic powder and salt.2 russet potatoes, 1 teaspoon oil, ⅛ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon steak seasoning
- Add the potatoes to the air fryer making sure to not over crowd. Cook at 400 degrees for 50 minutes, or until you can easily pierce the potatoes with a fork.
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