• 2 large russet potatoes, scrubbed clean
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Sea salt (or Kosher salt)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Air-fryer Baked Potato
  2. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. While the air fryer is preheating, scrub your potatoes clean and pat them dry.
  4. Rub your potatoes with oil and sprinkle them with salt. Season with pepper, if desired. Or any other spices. I like to use garlic powder. 
  5. Prick the potatoes several times with a fork. This will help them cook evenly.
  6. Once the air fryer is preheated, place the potatoes in the basket and cook for 40 minutes, turning them halfway. Or until they are tender when pierced with a fork.
  7. Once the potatoes are cooked, remove them from the air fryer, let them cool for a few minutes, and dive right into the crispy skin.
  8. Fluff up the potato flesh a little, using a fork.
  9. Top with your favorite toppings (butter, sour cream, cheese, etc.). Serve immediately and enjoy!

Method 2. The easiest and quickest way: Microwave the potatoes first then finish them up in the air fryer to crisp up the skin.

Start by scrubbing the potato under running water. 

Then, dry it off and pierce the skin several times with a fork. 

Next, place the potato on a microwave-safe plate and microwave it on high for five minutes. Microwave for 3-5 minutes for one potato, or 5-7 minutes for two potatoes.

Carefully remove it from the microwave and let it cool for a few minutes before adding your favorite toppings.

Rub your potatoes with oil and sprinkle them with salt. Season with pepper, if desired.

Transfer potatoes to a preheated air fryer.

Air fry for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway, or until the skin is crispy and the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.


Toppings for Baked Potatoes

I love my baked potato with lots of butter. However, there are countless toppings that can take it to the next level. 

Sour cream and chives, provide a perfect balance of creaminess and tanginess. 

Chili, adds a heartwarming touch to the dish. 

For a lighter option, try yogurt or cottage cheese with herbs.

Cheese is a classic choice for baked potatoes, and it can be combined with other ingredients like bacon, sour cream, and chives