• Serves 4
  • Makes 4
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 3 Ingredients


What’s the easiest dinner that the whole family will eat? It has to be this air-fryer baked potato recipe.

Forget turning the oven on, this is the simplest way to bake potatoes, and you’ll end up with deliciously soft, and slightly crisp on the outside potatoes. Once they’re done, cut them open and fill with your favourite filling.

Air-Fryer Baked Potato Topping Ideas

There are so many different ideas for baked potato toppings (and if you’ve got more, please share them below) but these are just a few of our favourites:

  • Cheese and sour cream – an old favourite that never disappoints, add a little butter for extra luxury
  • Bacon and chives – the addition of smoky bacon makes this a delicious dinner
  • Baked beans and cheese – is it breakfast? No, it’s dinner with a twist
  • Leftover bolognese sauce – there’s always a little bit of bolognese sauce left and it works perfectly with baked potatoes and lashings of cheese
  • Taco mince – just like a taco, but on a potato! Add the taco mince, grated carrot, chopped tomatoes, sour cream, cheese and even lettuce

Ingredients (serves 4 | makes 4 )

  • 4 large potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 tablespoons, vegetable oil
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper, to taste


  1. After scrubbing the potatoes until clean, pat dry with paper towel. Rub each in a little of the vegetable oil, and season with salt and pepper. There is no need to prick the potatoes. Leaving them keeps them fluffy and moist inside.
  2. Place the potatoes into the air-fryer and cook at 190ºC for 40 minutes. Once done, use a sharp knife to check that they are tender. If there is still some resistance, cook for a further 5 minutes, or until done.
  3. Serve with your favourite toppings.

Notes: If you need to cook more than 4 potatoes, you can add them into the air-fryer basket. You may need to cook longer. If you're using smaller potatoes, cook for less time. No need to prick the potatoes, or cover them in foil.
  • It’s so good idea and healthy in an airfryer as well!
    I need more of those ideas


  • love a baked/jacket potato – will have to give this a try in the air fryer


  • I love finding new air fryer recipes! These sound great!


  • I’m going to make this tonight for dinner! Was looking for an airfryer recipe and I came across this, this is great to follow!


  • Great recipe, I’m always looking for new ways to use my airfryer – never thought to do jacket potatoes!


  • never thought of making baked potatoes in the airfryer! what a great idea


  • Because of this I’ve been making a lot of baked potatoes lately which makes my kids and me very happy
    No better way or easier to make heavenly baked potatoes


  • These look delicious and I love that they are simple to make in the air fryer.


  • Love the idea of cooking these in the airfryer!


  • YUM! We just bought an air fryer. Can’t wait to try these. Love baked potatoes.


  • Finally got myself an air fryer and I looooove baked potatoes! These will feature this week for sure!


  • I didn’t know you could do them in an air fryer


  • Honestly never thought to do them in air fryer


  • I always make mine in the oven and get disappointed that the skins are never crispy enough like the one you get from a baked potato food truck at festivals or events. Using an air fryer makes so much sense. I’ll give this a go. Thanks so much.


  • I didn’t even think to cook jacket potatoes in the air fryer. What a game changer!!


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