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Air Fryer Jacket Potato (With Crispy Skin and Fluffy Inside!)

Are you wondering if you can cook a jacket potato in an air fryer? The good news is, yes, you can! The result is similar to when you cook a jacket potato in the oven – the same crispy skin with soft and fluffy potato inside.

Read on to discover how easy it is to make an air fryer jacket potato.

jacket potato air fryer

How To Cook Jacket Potato In An Air Fryer

The preparation is exactly the same for air fryer baked potatoes as it is for all the other ways to cook a jacket potato.

What You Need To Make Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

jacket potatoes in basket

Preparing Baking Potatoes For The Air Fryer

You can cook just 1 potato or 2 or more at a time – it depends on the size of your air fryer. If you are cooking more than one, make sure there is enough space between the potatoes so that they can crisp up.

piercing jacket potato with fork

There are many different types of potatoes; the best kind for jackets is the floury kind. A large Maris Piper is my favourite, or you can pick up a loose ‘baking potato’ in the potato section of most supermarkets.

Give each potato a good wash and scrub, and pat dry with some kitchen roll.

jacket potato fork

Pierce a few times with a fork and brush a little oil over the surface of each one. The oil will help the potato to achieve its crispy skin.

brushing oil on jacket potato

Sprinkle a little seasoning on the skin if you want to. I just add a little salt, but you could add some garlic or celery salt if you wanted.

seasoned jacket potatoes in air fryer

Place the potato or potatoes in the air fryer basket – I don’t wrap them in foil as I like really crispy potato skin. If you don’t want your skin as crispy, you can wrap them in foil and remove them for the last 15 minutes to crisp up.

herbed baking potatoes in air fryer basket

I cooked the potatoes at 200C (400F) for 40 minutes – depending on the size of your potato, you might need to increase or decrease the time accordingly.

Having used a few different air fryers over the years, I have found that some cook quicker than others. It’s an idea to check on the baked potatoes a few times when you cook them for the first time in an air fryer – at least to turn them over once.

cooked jacket potatoes in air fryer basket

Check they are ready by piercing them with a sharp knife – the potato should be soft and fluffy on the inside.

When the baked potatoes are cooked to your liking, carefully remove them from the air fryer basket and slice them in half. Add some butter, grated cheese or your favourite jacket potato filling!

jacket potatoes on plate

Do You Want To Cook It Faster?

If you don’t have the time to wait for the air fryer to cook your baked potato but you still want the crispy skin, you can speed up the cooking time by microwaving the jacket potato for 10 minutes first and then crisp up the skin in the air fryer for 5 to 10 minutes (200C/400F).

three baked potatoes on a plate with melted butter and herbs next to an air fryer

Have you tried making jacket potatoes in an air fryer before? Let me know in the comments, or join me over in my Facebook Air Fryer group!

how to make air fryer jacket potatoes

Air Fryer Jacket Potato

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Cook your next jacket potato in an air fryer! They come out deliciously tasty with a crispy skin and a fluffy soft interior.


  • Baking potato (Maris Piper is a good choice)
  • Oil and seasoning


  1. Scrub and wash each baking potato and pat dry with some kitchen roll. Pierce with a fork and add a little oil on the skin, rubbing it all over. Season with salt if required.
  2. Place in the air fryer basket and cook at 200C/400F for 40 minutes. Check on it half way through and turn the potato over. If the potato skin is crisping up too quickly wrap it in some foil.
  3. Check the potato is cooked through by piercing it with a fork - it should be soft on the inside.
  4. When the potato is ready, slice it in half and top with your favourite jacket potato fillings.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 404mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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Friday 17th of May 2024

I’ve yet to try the 40 minutes method in the Ninja 400UK. Instead I’ve microwaved the potatoes for 8 minutes and then finished them in the air fryer for 10 minutes. Are they tastier using the 40 minute method?

Margery Barclay

Friday 25th of August 2023

While on holiday I saw recipe for apple crumble. Is it still available. Will try baked potatoes.

Liana Green

Tuesday 29th of August 2023

Hi - do you mean this one? Hope that helps and that you had a great holiday!

Jean Macintyre

Friday 17th of March 2023

Thank you for all your recipes. I find them ver useful. Have tried some successfully. Keep them coming.

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