• 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.
  • Looking at these makes me want an air fryer!


  • yum will definitely have to try this


  • Might have to get myself an air fryer


  • Another use for my air fryer, and healthier way to eat potatoes; and reminder of the versatility of jacket potatoes.


  • This sounds yummy, but not all that different to doing them in the oven.


  • I think I am the only person who doesn’t yet have an air fryer. These recipes keep inspiring to buy one though.

    • Right there with you in the no air fryer camp! They sounds like they have their benefits, but my kitchen is too small


  • am loving the versatility of the air fryer and this looks like a great yummy and cheap meal or side.


  • I love my Air Fryer, now I love it even more.


  • Yummmm yessss more air fryer recipes please


  • I still didn’t try it this way, I should do it next weekend !


  • You can’t beat a great baked potato!


  • Will have to try in my air fryer as I love potatoes done with sour cream cheese and salt and pepper yummy.


  • Definitely a hit with my family! This week we did loaded sweet potatoes and they were a hit! Also a lot lighter on the old tummy haha


  • Best thing I ever bought was the air fryer. It’s more versatile than a microwave


  • Air fryer absolutely rock, this is too yum.


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