Air fryer baked potatoes

Baked potatoes in an air fryer, it’s an easy and quick way to make perfectly crispy baked potatoes. Who doesn’t love a good soft and piping hot baked potato with lots of garlic butter? Read on and see how simple it is.

air fryer baked potatoes in air fryer basket

Baked Potatoes the Easy Way

I love baked potatoes! With a good steak, as a standalone dish with lots of delicious toppings, or alongside a serving of spare ribs, the baked potato remains a favorite.

Potatoes, in general, are a versatile little thing, whether in potato salad, hasselback style, or just as a plain boiled potato – we Danes love our potatoes.

At our home, we consume a lot of potatoes, but the baked potato is the best of all. That creamy, soft interior that can soak up lots of butter, and the crispy, salty skin – it’s just perfect! There are many ways to bake potatoes, on the grill, in the oven, in the microwave, with or without foil. Just remember not to use foil if you’re using the microwave, it won’t turn out well!

But here, we’re going to make Air fryer baked potatoes, and it works really well. It’s pretty fast, and you also save a bit on electricity compared to using a regular oven. I used medium-sized baking potatoes, so there’s room for many, and if you happen to have one leftover, you can quickly reheat it in the microwave the next day for an easy lunch.

But what goes into a baked potato when it’s steaming and piping hot? I prefer garlic butter, but it could also be regular butter or a fresh herb-infused cream fraiche dressing. What’s your preference?

If you have an air fryer and haven’t made baked potatoes in it before, now’s the time to get started!

baked potatoes in air fryer basket

Ingredient notes

Baking Potatoes – I usually go for medium-sized ones; most people can enjoy one, but a very hungry man or woman might eat two.

Olive Oil – I’m writing olive oil, but it could just as well be canola oil or sunflower oil that you use.

Salt – I use fine salt, but kosher salt works too.

How to make air fryer baked potatoes?

Here’s a brief description of how you make baked potatoes in the air fryer.

Coat the prepared baking potatoes in a thin layer of oil and sprinkle with salt. Place them on the rack in the air fryer’s drawer and cook them at 185 degrees Celsius (365 degrees Fahrenheit) until they’re tender.

Serve them with your favorite toppings.

Find the full recipe further down this page.

baked potatoes, soft in the middle and crispy on the outside

Frequently asked questions

How do you store leftovers?

Leftover potatoes can be refrigerated for 2-3 days or frozen.

Can I use something other than salt?

Yes, you can season your baked potatoes as you like.

Can you keep baked potatoes warm?

Yes, you can easily keep them warm until serving. Wrap them in foil and a kitchen towel, or place them in a styrofoam box.

Other potato recipes you might like

basket with perfectly cooked baked potatoes

Tips and tricks for the recipe

  • Poke the potatoes with a sharp knife to check for tenderness.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve in a classic manner with butter.
  • Serve with garlic or herb butter.
  • Serve with various exciting fillings as a standalone dish.

Do you love cooking in your air fryer?

Try our recipe for Air fryer stuffed chicken breast
air fryer potatoes ready to be served
crispy baked potatoes made in air fryer

Recipe for the Best baked potatoes in air fryer

Here’s our easy and delicious recipe for baked potatoes made in an air fryer. It’s simple, cost-effective, and a truly tasty side dish for dinner, loved by the whole family.

We hope you’re tempted to try the recipe and make them for your family.

air fryer baked potatoes in air fryer basket

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Recipe for Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
Easy and delicious baked potatoes made in an air fryer. This is both an easy and quick way to prepare a tasty side dish for dinner. Enjoy them with garlic butter or sour cream.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Danish
Servings 4 people
Calories 199 kcal


  • Air fryer


  • 4 baking potatoes medium-sized
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or other oil like rapeseed or sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp fine salt


  • Thoroughly rinse the baking potatoes in cold water and remove any dirt. Cut away any "eyes" if present.
    4 baking potatoes
  • Pat them dry with paper towels. Coat them in a thin layer of oil and sprinkle with fine salt to taste.
    1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp fine salt
  • Now place them in the drawer of your air fryer and set the temperature to 185 degrees Celsius (365 degrees Fahrenheit). The potatoes should be baked for about 45 minutes, or until you can easily insert a sharp knife through a potato without resistance.
  • Remember that the baking time may vary depending on the size of the potatoes. We use our Cosori Dualblaze air fryer, and the baking time is 45 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit) using the "Airfryer" function.
  • When the baked potatoes are done, serve them immediately, along with seasoned butter, garlic butter, or plain butter.


Serving: 1personCalories: 199kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 592mgPotassium: 888mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg
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2 thoughts on “Air fryer baked potatoes”

  1. 5 stars
    Tried these potatoes yesterday and where very good. I have only just brought a air fryer so don’t know much at the moment. Linda

    • Hi Linda
      Thank you for letting us know, that you like the recipe! That means a lot. Hope you will get inspired to use the air fryer more from our recipes.
      Best regards Tina


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