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Air fryer baked potato with melted butter on a plate with chicken and salad

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

These air fryer baked potatoes have that crispy skin and tender, fluffy inside, and they are the best baked potatoes!

Course Basics, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer baked potato, how to bake a potato in the air fryer
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 169 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 3 russet potatoes (medium sized, scrubbed and rinsed)
  • cooking spray (I used avocado oil spray)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (use a bit less if you are using a finer salt, like table salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Place your potatoes in the Air Fryer basket, and spray with cooking spray on both sides.

  2. Sprinkle sea salt and garlic on all sides, rotating the potatoes as you got. 

  3. Use your hands to rub the potatoes to make sure everything gets evenly coated.

  4. Cook in the Air Fryer on 400 degrees for about 40 to 50 minutes, until fork tender. (Note: I used tongs to rotate mine after about 25 minutes, as they were getting pretty brown on top.)

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Don't overcrowd the Air Fryer basket. 4 medium potatoes would probably be my maximum recommendation. You want to make sure that the skin has enough space to crisp up and that the potatoes all lie flat (not stacked on top of each other).

There is no need to pierce with a fork first. 

Different sized potatoes can have different cook times. The good news is that you can always put them back in for a few extra minutes.

If you want to try this method with red potatoes or gold potatoes, it will still taste great! Just check them during cooking. They may have a different cook time.

Nutrition information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169
% Daily Value*
Sodium 398mg17%
Potassium 888mg25%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 12.1mg15%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.