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Air Fryer Baked Potato

These air fryer baked potatoes are so perfect as they're fluffy and buttery from the inside, with crispy golden skin!
Author Diana
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 baking potatoes
  • cooking spray or any oil with a high smoke point

Instructions

  • Wash and scrub your potatoes, then pat them dry.
  • Either use a cooking spray and lightly spray the potatoes from all sides. Or, rub some oil all over the potatoes and place them in the frying basket.
  • Set the air fryer at 400°F (200°F) for 30 minutes. After 20 minutes, check the potatoes, if the skin is browned and crispy then using tongs or a fork carefully flip them on the other side and continue cooking.
  • After 30 minutes, using a knife or a fork check if the potatoes are baked and soft. If not, then set the timer to 10 more minutes to cook further.

Notes

  • Don't forget the oil! This will help the skin crisp up, and make sure that you're using oil with high smoking point such as canola oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, and avocado oil.
  • If you overcrowd your air fryer, then your potatoes might not crisp well. So always make sure that there's at least 1 inch between the potatoes.
  • If your potatoes are quite large, then you might need more time for them to be perfectly baked. After 30 minutes of air frying, check the potatoes with a fork or a knife and see if you need to cook them for longer.
  • If you like eating crispy potato skins (I do!), you can add flavorings after spraying the oil. Season with sea salt flakes, ground black pepper, dried garlic, dried onion, smoked paprika, you name it!
  • There are 5 WW SmartPoints per Air fryer baked potato on the Weight Watchers freestyle plan.

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 880mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 7mg