Embark on a crispy and flavorful journey with Air Fryer Potato Skins, a delightful twist on the classic appetizer that combines the irresistible crunch of perfectly cooked potato skins with a medley of savory toppings. Utilizing the air fryer’s efficiency, this dish achieves the ideal balance of crispy exteriors and soft interiors without the excess oil, offering a healthier take on a beloved favorite.

To craft these delectable potato skins, russet potatoes are baked until tender, and then the magic of the air fryer transforms them into golden, crispy shells. The result is a satisfying texture that provides the perfect canvas for a variety of toppings. Whether you choose to load them up with melted cheese, crispy bacon bits, green onions, or a dollop of sour cream, these potato skins become a customizable appetizer that caters to your taste preferences.

What sets Air Fryer Potato Skins apart is their ability to offer the same indulgent experience as their deep-fried counterparts while significantly reducing the oil content. The air fryer achieves a delightful crispiness, creating a guilt-free treat that’s perfect for gatherings, game nights, or as a savory snack.

Imagine presenting a platter of these golden potato skins at your next gathering, each bite a symphony of textures and flavors. Whether enjoyed as a prelude to a meal or a standalone snack, Air Fryer Potato Skins prove that you can savor the joy of comfort food without compromising on a health-conscious approach.

Air Fryer Potato Skins


  • 4 medium-sized russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Sour cream for dipping (optional)


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Scrub and wash the potatoes. Pierce them with a fork in a few places.
  3. Air fry the potatoes for about 35-40 minutes, or until they are fork-tender.
  4. Let the potatoes cool for a few minutes, then cut them in half lengthwise. Scoop out the flesh, leaving about 1/4 inch of potato attached to the skin.
  5. Brush the potato skins with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. Place the potato skins in the air fryer basket, skin side down, and air fry for about 10-15 minutes or until they become crispy.
  7. Remove the potato skins from the air fryer and sprinkle each with shredded cheddar cheese.
  8. Return them to the air fryer for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. Top the potato skins with crumbled bacon and sliced green onions.
  10. Serve with sour cream for dipping if desired.

Nutritional Information (approximate, per serving – 2 potato skins):

Please note that these values are general estimates and can vary based on specific ingredients and serving sizes. For accurate nutritional information, it’s best to calculate based on the specific products you use.

  • Calories: Approximately 200-250 calories per serving
  • Protein: Around 10-15 grams per serving
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 20-25 grams per serving
  • Fat: Around 10-15 grams per serving

These Air Fryer Potato Skins make for a delicious appetizer or snack. Adjust the toppings and quantities based on your taste preferences. Enjoy!