A quick and easy air fryer baked potato that’s perfect every time! Fluffy in the middle with an incredible crispy skin. Top it with all your favourites.
There’s something quite magical about air frying vegetables like these delicious, vegan baked potatoes!
Why you’re going to love these!
- All you need is two ingredients, plus a couple optional extras, if you’d like.
- Simple to make, just set it and forget it.
- Filling enough for a main course, but also great as a side dish.
- Versatile! Enjoy your delicious baked potato with any of your favourite toppings.
What kind of potato do I use?
In my opinion, russet potatoes make the BEST baked potatoes.
Their high starch content makes the inside super fluffy and soft, but since the skin doesn’t hold moisture well, you end up with a super crispy exterior.
Best of the best!
How to make it
(This is a summary with step by step photos, full recipe measurements and instructions are in the recipe card below.)
Gather your ingredients. All you’ll need is russet potatoes and a few seasonings.
Scrub your potatoes clean, and then sprinkle them with the seasoning on all sides, as evenly as possible. (photos 1-4)
Then place the seasoned russet potatoes in your fryer basket and air fry at 400 degrees F for 35-45 minutes. Flip them over around the 20 minute mark so the skin doesn’t burn. (photos 5-7)
NOTE: Cook time will vary according to potato size and your model of air fryer. Once easily pierced with a fork, they’re ready.
Serve warm with all of your favourite toppings.
What kind of air fryer do I need?
I use and love a Ninja Foodi 8qt, but you can make a baked potatoes in virtually any model.
Since different models and sizes of fryers will may cook faster, or take longer, always start checking on your baked potato around the 30 minute mark.
Can I make it in the oven?
Yes of course! If you have yet to join the world of air frying, you can make these baked potatoes in your oven instead.
Follow the same directions and temperature, season as desired, and bake until a fork easily pierces your potato.
How should I top my baked potato?
Use all your favourite toppings. Here’s some great options:
- Butter (if you’re not avoiding oil).
- These delicious candied vegan bacon bits.
- Sour cream, guacamole, or cheese sauce.
- Chives, green onion, parsley, or cilantro.
- Poke a few holes in your potatoes using a fork or knife all around before popping them into your fryer basket. Although it doesn’t happen every time, the potatoes CAN explode from the steam build up.
- Season as desired. We like salt, pepper and garlic powder, but feel free to sub or omit any seasonings to your taste.
- Cook time will vary according to the size of your russet potatoes, how many you’re cooking at once, and the fryer model you’re using. When a fork pierces easily through your potato, it’s ready.
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- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes No Drain!
- Loaded Sweet Potatoes with Baked Beans
- Crispy Potato Tacos w/ Black Beans & Slaw
- Air Fried Home Fries
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- 2 medium russet potatoes scrubbed clean
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder optional, but recommended
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper optional, but recommended
- Rinse and scrub your potatoes clean, poke a few holes with a fork or knife all around and then sprinkle them evenly with the seasoning on all sides. Place inside your fryer basket.
- Air fry at 400 degrees F for 35-45 minutes, flipping them over around the 20 minute mark. (Use tongs to flip them.)
- Serve warm with any of your favourite toppings.