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These salty, crispy air fried baked potatoes are so easy to make with just three simple ingredients. The best part is that there is no need to turn on your oven!
Reasons You'll Love These Potatoes
- Vegan & Gluten-Free: You can enjoy your airfryer baked potato knowing it's free of gluten and all animal products.
- No Oven Necessary: You can make these baked potatoes in the air fryer without even turning on your oven (yay!).
- Choose Your Toppings: Easily add any toppings you love to these potatoes for extra flavor, or enjoy as-is with the salty, olive oil finish.
- Great for Meal Prepping: These potatoes stay good in a covered container in the fridge for up to four days.
- Easy Dinner Recipe: It only takes three ingredients and minimal effort to make these potatoes. You can multitask while dinner cooks! It's also nice that you can put the whole potatoes in air fryer!
Potatoes: I typically use russet potatoes when I make baked potatoes due to the texture and way they cook.
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Olive Oil: I prefer to use extra virgin olive oil.
Salt: Use a lot or use a little, but adding salt to these potatoes really brings out great flavor when they are cooked.
See the recipe card below for the full ingredient list and quantities.
Step by Step Instructions
If you don't want to use your oven you can make your baked potato in air fryer oven instead!
Start by washing the potatoes. Scrub them in the sink and run them under cool water before patting them dry.
Next, use a fork to carefully poke a bunch of holes in each potato. This allows for heat to escape and is a super important step, so don't skip it! I like to poke each one at least 15 times with a fork.
Then, coat each potato in olive oil and salt and rub them so they are fully coated.
Transfer two potatoes at a time to the air fryer and cook them at 375 degrees for 50 minutes.
I always pause the air fryer halfway through, remove the basket and give the potatoes a little shake. Then put the baked potato in air fryer and allow it to cook for the remaining time.
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After cooking, allow the potatoes to cool slightly before cutting and enjoying.
- Plant-based varieties of:
- Sour cream
- Green onions/scallions
- Chili such as my Vegan White Bean Chili or Vegan Pumpkin Chili
These are also delicious as-is if you're not a fan of adding anything extra. They are great served with chili, soup, or a salad for a balanced meal.
Below are a few of my recommendation for toppings when making your roast potatoes air fryer style:
No Oil: If you're oil-free and want to make your baked potato in air fryer without oil, simply omit it. If you're still planning to use salt, it might not stick but you can leave a little extra water on after washing and see if the salt will stay.
No Salt: Simply omit the salt during the olive oil rub.
Add Extra Flavor: You can use a variety of different spices and herbs when making these potatoes. I would recommend trying cumin, paprika, or even Italian seasoning.
You can store your air fryer baked potato in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.
Be sure that the potatoes have cooled completely before covering and storing them to allow the excess heat to leave.
Try some of my other cozy vegan recipes next:
Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
- Air Fryer
- 2 russet potatoes
- ½ tbsp olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Start by washing/scrubbing the potatoes and patting them dry with a clean towel.
- Poke holes in each of the potatoes using a fork. I like to poke each potato about 15 times. Then coat each potato with olive oil and salt, and transfer them to the air fryer.
- Cook in the air fryer at 375 degrees for 50 minutes. Remove the potatoes at the halfway mark to toss them.
- Allow them to cool before adding toppings and enjoying.