Air Fryer Baked Potatoes Recipe

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes offer a delicious, healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried potatoes. These crispy, golden-brown delights harness the power of hot air circulation to achieve a perfectly cooked, tender interior, while retaining the outer crunch we all love. With a simple seasoning of salt, pepper, and olive oil, Air Fryer Baked Potatoes become an easy, versatile side dish or satisfying snack that everyone can enjoy. Not only do they reduce the need for excessive oil, but they also save time and energy, making them a must-try for busy families and health-conscious individuals alike.

Recipe for Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking duration: 40 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium-sized russet potatoes, thoroughly cleaned and dried
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Salt, as per taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, as per taste

Optional garnishes:

  • Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • Finely chopped chives or green onions
  • Grated cheese
  • Cooked and crumbled bacon pieces

Method:

  1. Set the air fryer to preheat at 400°F (200°C).
  2. With a fork, prick each potato multiple times to create vents for steam release during cooking.
  3. Evenly coat each potato with olive oil, rubbing it gently.
  4. Sprinkle salt and freshly ground black pepper on the potatoes according to your taste preference.
  5. Arrange the potatoes in the air fryer basket, ensuring they don’t touch one another.
  6. Cook the potatoes for 40 minutes, or until they’re tender when poked with a fork. Turn them over halfway through cooking to ensure even roasting.
  7. Once done, remove the potatoes from the air fryer and let them sit for 5 minutes before serving.
  8. To serve, make a small cut on the top of each potato and press the ends gently to open. Enjoy them hot with your choice of garnishes.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 168 kcal
  • Total Fat: 3.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 10 mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugars: 1 g
  • Protein: 4 g