Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes


Make your favorite steak house side dish at home! These air fryer twice baked potatoes are so easy to make and a perfect accompaniment to any meal.

platter with air fryer twice baked potatoes with sour cream and chives

Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

When we eat at my favorite steak place, I can never resist ordering a twice baked potato for a side. Creamy, fluffy and loaded, they are hard to resist!

These air fryer twice baked potatoes are super simple to make and the air fryer gets them wonderfully crisp.

Topped with cheese with sour cream, bacon and green onion for one yummy bite!

Be sure to try my Loaded Scalloped Potatoes and Loaded Potato Skins too!

Why you’ll love this Cheesy Air Fried Twice Baked Potato recipe:

  • SIMPLE INGREDIENTS: You can whip up these potatoes with simple ingredients you’ll probably already have to hand.
  • VERSATILE: These twice baked potatoes are great to serve with so many mains. They work great with meat, seafood, chicken and everything in-between.
  • SO DELICIOUS: It doesn’t get much better than creamy and cheesy potatoes! This recipe is a keeper!
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How to make Twice Baked Potatoes in an Air Fryer

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Oil and season the potatoes and cook in the air fryer.
  2. Cut them in half and scoop out the insides.
  3. Mix the potato with the butter, cream and seasonings.
  4. Spoon back into the potato skins.
  5. Cook in the air fryer.
  6. Add cheese and melt.
  7. Top with sour cream, bacon and spring onions.
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What are the best potatoes to use?

These twice baked potatoes are best made with starchy large potatoes. Russet work great and Yukon Gold or baking potatoes will do the job nicely.

It’s best not to use waxy potatoes which won’t be as fluffy.

Can you make these in the oven?

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make these in the oven. I love that making them in the air fryer frees up my oven to make the main, and it gets them super nice and crispy, but they’ll turn out great oven baked too.

Bake the potatoes in the oven at 400F for around 60 to 70 minutes til crisp and soft. You can the place them under the broiler to brown and melt the cheese.

What do you serve them with?

These air fryer twice baked potatoes are great served with all of your favorite mains, they pair so easily with so many meals. Try them with:

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air fried twice baked potato garnished with sour cream, bacon, and green onions

Tips!

  • Use starchy potatoes for the best texture.
  • Fully pre heat the air fryer before adding the potatoes so that they cook evenly through.
  • Best served straight away, but they will keep well in the fridge for up to 4 days and can be reheated in the air fryer at 400F for 3 to 4 minutes to warm through and crisp back up.
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These air fryer twice baked potatoes are one delicious side dish. So effortless to make and super super tasty!

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Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

Make your favorite steak house side dish at home! These air fryer twice baked potatoes are so easy to make and a perfect accompaniment to any meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 499kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 large russet potatoes scrubbed and dried
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Cracked black pepper to taste
  • ½ cup heavy cream or milk
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheese divided
  • Chopped bacon for garnish
  • Sour cream for garnish
  • Green onions for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400F.
  • Wash and scrub the potatoes, then pat dry. Use a fork to poke holes in the potato
  • Rub all sides with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place potatoes into the air fryer basket and fry at 400 degrees F for 70 minutes, until the outside is crisp and the inside should be fork tender.
  • When potatoes are cool enough to handle, carefully cut them in half and scoop out the insides into a bowl.
  • Add butter, heavy cream, salt and pepper to taste. Use a hand mixer or potato masher to whip the potatoes until light and fluffy, adding more butter and heavy cream if desired.
  • Divide the mashed potato between the potato skins. Return to the air fryer for 4 minutes at 400 degrees F, until the tops begin to brown. Sprinkle with cheese and fry for an additional 1-2 minutes until melted.
  • Carefully transfer the baked potatoes from the air fryer to a serving plate. Top with bacon, sour cream, and green onions and serve hot.

Notes

  • Use starchy potatoes for the best texture.
  • Fully pre heat the air fryer before adding the potatoes so that they cook evenly through.
  • Best served straight away, but they will keep well in the fridge for up to 4 days and can be reheated in the air fryer at 400F for 3 to 4 minutes to warm through and crisp back up.

Nutrition

Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 426mg | Potassium: 788mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1089IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 2mg

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