Our Air Fryer Baked Potato recipe is the ultimate air fryer side dish! Cover your baking potatoes with our parsley garlic salt rub. The garlic parsley potatoes skin is flavorful and crispy! This recipe will make you love your air fryer! The flavor and texture make this the best baked potato ever! Sponsored by Air-N-Water
We have many rave reviews from so many readers how this is the best air fryer recipe and baked potato recipe they’ve ever made. Our air fryer baked potatoes are a well-loved recipe, one of our favorite ways to use our air fryer and definitely one of our favorite air fryer recipes! We’re the original creator of the seasoned baked potato. No one can resist our recipe for parsley potatoes with garlic!
To top our potato we go with a dollop of greek yogurt, but you could also use sour cream. Don’t like either of those? We also put butter or even melt mozzarella onto them. SO GOOD! Not going to lie, they’re great on their own. My husband has even put ketchup on them, which is also delicious!
Not only am I going to show you how to bake a potato, I’m going to show you how to make the best baked potato you’ve ever tasted! I love my air fryer and I use it at least once a week to make baked potatoes. Now I only make baked potatoes are in the air fryer, much easier than making a baked potato in the oven. When you put on the seasonings it just takes the potatoes to another level because it’s cooking it at a high heat with air circulating the entire potato, air frying it! Just in case you wondered how an air fryer worked. 🙂
HOW TO MAKE AN AIR FRYER BAKED POTATO
I first start by making the seasoned potatoes. I cover the potatoes in the parsley garlic salt rub. This is how they look right before I drizzle a little bit of oil onto them. The bottom pan of the air fryer will catch any drippings. The oil helps the skin crisp up and makes all of the seasoning stick to the potato skin as well. This potato skin tastes so delicious. It makes for a perfectly seasoned potato.
GARLIC PARSLEY POTATOES
Once they have the oil on them they’re ready for the air fryer. You can just put them right in and fry in the air fryer at 392 degrees for 35-40 minutes. The cooking time depends on small or big the potatoes are. The bigger they are the more time they will take to cook.
We place them right into the basket. You do not have to cover baked potatoes with foil in the air fryer, you just place them in the basket to cook.
Once they come out of the air fryer you can slit the potato and pinch and push both sides to open the potato. You can cover your potato with whatever toppings you like or eat your baked potato recipe plain too!
Why should you get an air fryer?
If you want really crispy stuff without frying this air fryer is excellent! Fries are crispy, our potatoes are crispy on the outside and perfectly fluffy on the inside.
This is NOT a deep fryer. Think of it more like a convection oven. You can even bake in your air fryer! 🙂 At first, I used it thinking I could fry anything that I would typically fry like zeppoles. In all honesty, I didn’t like it because I was approaching it the wrong way. I was trying to make deep fried desserts, and the Air Fryer isn’t made to do that.
It helps make some fried foods that you’d usually enjoy a much healthier option by using an air oven. You can cook without any add oil, and it’s oil free cooking unless you’re making our Air Fryer Baked Potatoes with Parsley Salt, and Garlic! The oil helps the potatoes get that beautiful crispy skin. Who doesn’t love a crispy baked potato on the outside and feather light cooked inside?! Ohh and that salted garlic crust is INSANE!! Every potato will be gobbled up as soon as they hit the plate.
Once I realized it wasn’t a typical fryer and I couldn’t do batters a whole new world opened up! I made delicious baked potatoes. In only 35 minutes! Bigger potatoes may take a bit longer and smaller potatoes will cook up quicker.
Why not just make a microwave baked potato?
You will not get a crispy skin in the microwave. Microwaves result in more of a gluey potato, cookout essential nutrients, and just won’t pack as much flavor as our air fryer baked potatoes.
Watch our video on how to make air fryer baked potatoes
We hope you love your air fryer and your air fryer baked potato! If you have any questions or suggestions for more air fryer recipes let us know in the comments below!
We hope you enjoy this easy to make baked potato in air fryer recipe. We hope you enjoy our garlic parsley potatoes! Once the potatoes are done you really don’t have to season it at all, but if you want you can add salt and pepper to the inside. 🙂
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Air Fryer Baked Potato covered with a parsley garlic salt rub. Making Air Fryer Baked Potatoes will be your new favorite way to use your air fryer.
- 3 Idaho or Russet Baking Potatoes
- 1-2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Garlic
- 1 Teaspoon Parsley
- Wash your potatoes and then create air holes with a fork in the potatoes.
- Sprinkle them with the olive oil & seasonings, then rub the seasoning evenly on the potatoes.
- Once the potatoes are coated place them into the basket for the Air Fryer and place into the machine.
- Cook your potatoes at 392 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until fork tender.
- Top with your favorites. We love fresh parsley and sour cream!
The nutrition is always estimated and with this recipe, it counts the full amount used. That means when you get salt on your hands, salt in the bowl and seasoning drops into the air fryer basket, it is still counted towards the nutrition label even though it's not in the recipe. If salt intake is a concern we suggest using it at the end to season with your desired/allowed amount.
These are perfect for your next cookout or even alongside dinner. We make them at least once a week, either air fryer baked potato or air fryer baked sweet potato. When the whole family loves and enjoys something we tend to make it often and this air fryer baked potato recipe is a staple in our home.
Our air fryer sweet potatoes are a must try. It’s just as good as our air fryer baked potato but sweeter.