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three air fryer baked potatoes cut open on top and a pat of butter served over it.

Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

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WW Freestyle: 8
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Easy Air Fryer Baked Potatoes are fast and tasty, crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and generously seasoned with garlic, salt, and pepper.
Course: Lunch/Dinner, Main, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 266


  • 4 Russet Potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil, for brushing
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, or to taste
  • Kosher Salt, to taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste


  • Preheat Air Fryer to 400˚F.
  • Scrub the potatoes under running water. Pat dry thoroughly with paper towels.
  • Poke the potatoes all over with a fork.
  • Brush each potato with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle potatoes with garlic powder, and season generously with salt, and sprinkle with fresh ground black pepper.
  • Transfer potatoes to the air fryer basket. Note that you might have to cook the potatoes in batches; I usually do two large potatoes at a time in my 5.8-quart Cosori Air Fryer, but I can fit four medium-sized russet potatoes at once.
  • Cook the potatoes for 30 minutes; flip over the potatoes and continue to cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until baked through.
    Depending on the size of the potatoes, bigger ones might need more time to cook, and smaller potatoes will cook in a shorter period of time. Potatoes are cooked through when a fork slides easily down the middle of the potato.
  • Remove potatoes from the air fryer.
  • Cut a “cross” at the very top of the potatoes. Do not cut all the way through, just about a ½ -inch deep into the potato.
  • Using your fingers, start to push the edges of the potatoes inward so that the potato opens up.
  • Fill the potatoes with your favorite toppings and serve.


  • Note: If you cook the potatoes in batches, each additional batch will take around 45 minutes, so it's important to plan ahead to include the extra time.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 potato)
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 906mg26%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 2IU0%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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