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Air Fryer loaded baked potato

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

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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 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 256kcal


  • 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,


Nutrition is calculated without toppings

Weight watchers 7 point dinner


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 909mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3.8% | Vitamin C: 14.7% | Calcium: 16.9% | Iron: 10.9%


baked potatoes crunchy

baked air fryer potatoes


  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

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

  5. I totally asked for an Instant Pot this year for Christmas but it was a tough choice between an air fryer and the IP. Glad I have a birthday coming up because I’m already saving recipes and this will be the first one I make, yum!

  6. I’m of the belief that all baked potatoes should ALWAYS be fully loaded!

  7. Oh wow! I don’t have an air fryer but these potatoes are making me question that! The skins look so crispy and the potato so fluffy. The cheesy loaded toppings are an added bonus.

  8. Tasty idea! We enjoy baked potatoes here as I side so I should really try this to serve it as a main course. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love me a good jacket potato! I am keeping my eyes peeled for a post-Christmas air fryer sale and will bookmark this recipe! Looks amazing!

  10. This is such a great idea!!! I love all things can be made in an air fryer and potatoes are the best! Can’t wait to give this a try!

  11. I just got a Breville oven that can air fry. I really need to give this recipe a try and see how it works. Perfect for a meal any night of the week. Love potatoes ALL times of the day.

  12. I have to get an air fryer. I love gadgets and have yet to buy one! Your loaded baked potato looks both delicious and easy!

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