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Air Fryer Twice-Baked Potatoes

These twice-baked potatoes in the air fryer are baked, not fried, and are packed with so much flavor with just a few ingredients.
a plate of air fryer twice baked potatoes topped with cheese, chopped bacon, and green onions

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These Air Fryer Twice-Baked Potatoes are a perfect weeknight dinner, snack, or appetizers. They’re baked, not fried, and are packed with so much flavor with just a few ingredients.

a plate of air fryer twice baked potatoes topped with cheese, chopped bacon, and green onions

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If you’re a fan of our Loaded Air Fryer Potato Skins, but prefer a mashed potato texture, you’re going to adore these twice-baked potatoes in the air fryer. They’re robust enough to be a main dish but also work as an appetizer or side.

To make this a complete meal, I do suggest serving them with some form of veggies. A few favorites are Kale Chopped Salad, Healthy Coleslaw, Frozen Broccoli in the Air Fryer, or Garlic Butter Green Beans.

And if you want to serve them as a side, consider making a batch of Gluten-Free Tomato Soup, Butternut Squash Chili, or Instant Pot White Chicken Chili to serve with these incredible potatoes.

6 photos showing how to make twice baked potatoes in an air fryer

Can You Make Twice Baked Potatoes Ahead of Time?

Yes, though I recommend making the components ahead of time and storing them separately, rather the whole thing.

You can make the potatoes and mash the innards ahead of time. Chop the green onions, shred the cheese, and bake the bacon (or make air fryer bacon) a few days before serving these.

Then, you just need to assemble everything, pop them in the air fryer for 3-5 minutes at 350F, and serve.

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • You can use plain Greek yogurt in place of sour cream. I also love using cream cheese in lieu of sour cream.
  • If you’re using larger potatoes, you may need to cook them for ~37 minutes. Depending on the size of your air fryer you may consider reducing to two larger potatoes.
  • Potatoes are done with a knife easily pierces into the skin.
  • No air fryer? You’ll find oven baking instructions in this post on Crispy Baked Potatoes.

potato skins on a grey plate

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a plate of air fryer twice baked potatoes topped with cheese, chopped bacon, and green onions
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Air Fryer Twice-Baked Potatoes

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
These twice-baked potatoes in the air fryer are baked, not fried, and are packed with so much flavor with just a few ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 3 russet potatoes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 clove garlic {finely minced}
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp whole milk {or half and half}
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese {shredded}{plus more for toppings if desired}
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 strips bacon {cooked and chopped}
  • 1 green onion {sliced}

Instructions

  • Scrub the outside of potatoes, and dry off with a clean kitchen towel.
    3 russet potatoes
  • Poke 7-10 holes in the skin of each potato with a fork.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add olive oil, salt, and minced garlic.
    2 tsp olive oil, 1/4 tsp kosher salt, 1 clove garlic
  • Put a potato in the bowl and swirl it around until the entire potato is covered in the oil/salt/garlic mixture. Move to the air fryer basket. Repeat with the other potatoes.
  • Bake at 350F for 34 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Remove potatoes from the basket and let them cool for ~10 or until you can safely handle them.
  • Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, and carefully scoop out the flesh into a bowl. Set skins aside.
  • Add sour cream, milk/cream, cheddar cheese, black pepper, and an optional pinch of kosher salt. Gently mash until mostly smooth.
    1/3 cup sour cream, 2 tbsp whole milk, 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • Spoon the mixture into the potato skins and bake in the air fryer at 350F for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Top with optional additional cheddar cheese and chopped bacon and bake for an additional minute if desired. Top with green onions and serve.
    1/4 cup cheddar cheese, 2 strips bacon, 1 green onion

Notes

  • You can use plain Greek yogurt or softened cream cheese in place of sour cream.
  • If you're using larger potatoes, you may need to cook them for ~37 minutes. Depending on the size of your air fryer you may consider reducing to two larger potatoes.
  • Potatoes are done with a knife easily pierces into the skin.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Twice-Baked Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 potato)
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 386mg17%
Potassium 992mg28%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 318IU6%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 141mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 comments on “Air Fryer Twice-Baked Potatoes”

  1. I don’t cook. Like, I caught chicken on fire in the oven. But these, oh boy. Easy to make, pretty foolproof, and taste amazing. I made them multiple days in a row. I mixed the potato mixture in the same bowl as the oil/salt/garlic and that was tasty. Making them again tonight!5 stars

    • In your defense, I feel like we’ve all caught something on fire at some point in our cooking journyes. 🙂

      But I’m glad you like it and that this recipe has been easy for you!

  2. This was easy and delicious!  My air fryer took about 48 minutes on 370 to bake the potato, but it was a giant potato (at altitude?  Does that matter?). Anyway, delicious!  Thank you!5 stars