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Air Fryer Jacket Potato

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

air fryer jacket potato

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.

This is what you’ll need;

  • Air fryer – any size, any make! (I used a Ninja Foodi Max)
  • Baking potatoes
  • Oil and seasoning

Preparing Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

You can cook just 1 potato, or you can cook 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.

Maris Piper ready to go in an air fryer to make a jacket potato.

There are many different types of potatoes and the best kind to use for jackets are 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.

pat baked potato dry with kitchen towel before putting in air fryer

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 it’s crispy skin. 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.

oiling a baking potato before adding it to an 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 just remove it for the last 15 minutes to crisp up.

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.

air fryer jacket potatoes cooked with crispy skins

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!

grated cheese on an air fryer jacket potato on a plate next to Ninja Foodi Max Air Fryer

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 crisping up the skin in the air fryer for 5 to 10 minutes (200C/400F).

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!

air fryer baked 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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