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Your next favorite Air fryer recipe- loaded baked potato! Easy and full of flavors, great meal for any time of the day, from breakfast to dinner. Weight watchers 7 smart points dinner.

big baked loaded potato

The crunchiness of bacon and scallions is something I was craving for, the creaminess of sour cream mixed with delicious baked potato- now I call it a fantastic dish!

overhead shot of loaded russet potatoes

Can you cook baked potatoes in the air fryer?

Absolutely yes! They come out to soft and delicious.

One of my kids favorite dish when we eat out at our local BBQ place is loaded baked potato. Usually it comes with a choice of a smoked meat, but at home we keep it simple and easy- with bacon and made in the Air Fryer!

Cheesy potatoes in the Air fryer

I love to add lots of cheese to my Air fryer baked potatoes. You can add cheddar, Monterrey jack cheese, any kind of Mexican shredded blend or any sharp white cheese if you like.

When we talk about cheese in my house, we love Parmesan the most. You can add it here too! In this particular recipe i used cheddar though, because it melts so well and bright in color.

three potatoes with shredded cheese in air fryer

Honestly, you don’t have to be a perfect cook to enjoy amazing dishes made in your Air fryer. Its so easy to use!

How do you make air fryer loaded baked potatoes

  1. First get some really good big russet potatoes
  2. Poke them several times with the fork and place in the preheated air fryer
  3. Once done,  make a cut and add some yummy shredded cheese inside. Put potatoes in to the air fryer for another minute or so, until the cheese melted
  4. Take potatoes out and add all kind of toppings, to make it really loaded!:)

two russet loaded potatos

Toppings for loaded baked potatoes

  • crumbled cooked crispy bacon
  • a good dollop of sour cream
  • chopped scallions
  • more shredded cheese
  • chopped tomatoes
  • sliced jalapenos

Also here you will find a great gift guide of best Air fryer accessories, that will help you make even more delicious meals (great GIFT to yourself!)!

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5 from 9 votes

Air fryer loaded baked potatoes

Your next favorite Air fryer recipe- loaded baked potato! Easy and full of flavors, great meal for any time of the day, from breakfast to dinner.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 256kcal
Author: Tatiana


  • 2 russet baking potatoes
  • 1/3 tspn salt
  • 1 tspn olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • scallions
  • bacon
  • jalapenos


  • Preheat Air fryer to 400F. Wash potatoes and poke it with a fork a few times. Brush with oil and sprinkle with salt
  • Add potatoes to the air fryer. Cook for 30-40 minutes, until soft.
  • Make a cut in the middle and add shredded cheese. Place back to the air fryer and cook for additional 1-2 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  • Carefully take cheesy potatoes out. Now its time for toppings- add you favorite! Sour cream, chopped bacon or whatever you like!


Nutrition is calculated without toppings
Weight watchers 7 point dinner

Tools used in this recipe

Air fryer


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 909mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 12.1mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Recipe Rating


Thursday 30th of November 2023

I just took my 1st bite and its delicious I normally don't eat the skin but decided to try it but I used red potatoes and for my toppings I added a spoonful of cream cheese Paparika, Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder and Parsley I recently had some cysts removed from my stomach which wasn't a very pleasant experience it was to the point to where I was afraid to eat or drink anything because it would cause me to be in extreme pain and this caused me to lose an unhealthy amount of weight I'm barely getting my appetite back and have a difficult time enjoying alot of foods I used to love I'm still afraid of that pain coming back which makes it hard to want to eat but this is something I can see myself eat a few times a week its easy to digest and has a lot of nutrition for such a basic recipe so thank you for sharing it with us. My airfryer's instructions and Recipe book that I got with my air fryer are in Spanish or some other language so I've been alot of recipes I find online.


Monday 31st of December 2018

I just got an Air Fryer for Christmas and I can't wait to start using it! These baked potatoes look so good - I especially like the crispy skin on the outside!

Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life

Sunday 30th of December 2018

This looks so delicious! My cousin just got an air fryer and has been using it for everything, so I'll definitely have to pass this along to her. I'm sure she'll love it!

Sam | Ahead of Thyme

Sunday 30th of December 2018

Yum, this baked potato looks amazing! Can't believe you can make in an air dryer. I need to get my hands on one asap!

Jyothi (Jo)

Sunday 30th of December 2018

I’m a huge potato addict and I love baked potato. Never really tried baked potatoes in air fryer. It looks perfect