If you want to enjoy the perfect combination of potatoes that have fluffy and soft interiors with mouthwatering crispy skin, then you're in for a treat with this ninja air fryer baked potato recipe!
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And no need to worry about complicated cooking techniques or special equipment—whether you have a Ninja Foodi or any air fryer, you can easily make these delicious potatoes!
ninja foodi baked potato recipe
There are so many reasons to love this recipe! Whether you like yours with some cripsy bacon, sour cream, or butter, air fryer jacket potatoes are a quick and tasty side dish that you will love. Here are just a few more reasons to love this recipe:-
- crispy skin with minimal oil: Achieve shiny, and crisp potato skin using very little oil.
- fluffy and tender interiors.
- customize your toppings and flavors to create a personalized potato masterpiece.
- easy and convenient: This recipe can be made using a Ninja Foodi or any air fryer, making it accessible to anyone with an air frying device.
Below is a summary of the ingredients you will need to make air fryer baked potatoes. You will find the detailed measurements and instructions in the recipe card provided below.
- potatoes - here, you want to go for potatoes with low moisture, and a high starch content. Russet potatoes, Maris Piper and King Edwards are great varieties that you can use.
- coarse sea salt.
- olive oil - non-aerosol cooking spray, or your preferred choice of cooking oil.
how to make this recipe
- Preheat the air fryer at 392°F (200°C).
- While the air fryer is preheating, prep the potatoes by cleaning and scrubbing them under clean, running water. Once clean, pat the potatoes dry with a kitchen towel and use a fork to poke a few holes across their surfaces.
- Rub the sides of each potato with cooking oil.
- Next, transfer the potatoes to your air fryer basket and season them generously with course sea salt.
- Air fry, flip mid-cooking, brush with some more oil and top the other side with salt.
- Air fry further until the potatoes until done, then serve.
jacket potato toppings
When it comes to topping your air fryer jacket potatoes, the options are limitless. From classic choices to more adventurous combinations, you can get creative and personalize your potato to suit your taste.
Here are some of my favorite mouthwatering toppings that you can try:
- We love to serve ours with the classic favorites: sour cream, chives, and butter!
- For a bold and zesty flavor, top them with some mango habanero and pineapple salsa, no-tomato guacamole or jalapeños.
- I particularly love mine served with some shredded cheese: cheddar, mozzarella, or feta cheese, you name it, for some cheesy goodness!
- Chopped tomatoes, diced onions, and fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro.
- Greek yogurt, ranch dressing, or tzatziki sauce.
- Spicy: Peri peri sauce, hot sauce, peri peri spice, chili flakes, or sriracha for an added heat.
- Gravy, pulled pork, or chili:
- And not to forget an all time favorite, crumbled bacon bits or crispy bacon strips.
other serving suggestions
Other than serving my potatoes with different toppings, I like to serve them as a side dish alongside other dishes as follows:-
- Vegetables - enjoy it with some steamed broccoli, vegetarian collard greens, sautéed button mushrooms, or grilled peppers for a flavorful and nutritious touch.
- Fish - This air fryer salmon bites with garlic cream sauce also pairs up well with the baked potatoes. If you like your fish coated then definitely try these air fryer tilapia and Southern fried fish recipes!
- Beef - serve it with some pan-seared filet mignon, healthy beef mince, or grilled steak kabobs.
- Stews, grilled, and air fryer dishes - beef stew, air fryer green beans or air fryer pork chops are just a few examples of dishes you can try.
- So first, allow the potatoes to cool: Let the baked potatoes cool at room temperature for about 1 to 2 hours before storing them. This helps prevent moisture buildup and maintains their texture.
- Remove any toppings: If you added toppings like sour cream, cheese, or butter, remove them before storing the potatoes. Toppings can be stored separately and added when reheating.
- Wrap in foil or place in an airtight container: Wrap each baked potato individually in aluminum foil or place them in an airtight container. This helps to retain moisture and prevent them from drying out.
- Refrigerate or freeze: Place the wrapped or containerized potatoes in the refrigerator as soon as possible. Air fried potatoes can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 to 5 days. Alternatively, freeze them for 3 to 4 months.
- Reheat properly: When you're ready to enjoy the leftovers, you can reheat the baked potatoes in the oven or air fryer, microwave, or on the stovetop. Reheating times may vary from 3-15 minutes, depending on the method you choose. Most important, you want to make sure the potatoes are properly warmed through before serving.
frequently asked questions
Remember that cooking times may vary depending on the size and type of potatoes, as well as the specific air fryer or oven you're using. There are a few ways to determine if baked potatoes are cooked and ready to be enjoyed:
Fork test: Use a fork and insert it into the center of the potato. If it goes in easily with little resistance and slides out smoothly, the potato is likely cooked through and tender.
Squeeze: Gently squeeze the sides of the potato. If it gives slightly under pressure and feels soft, it is likely cooked.
Internal temperature: Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the potato. A fully cooked baked potato should register around 205°F (96°C) to 212°F (100°C).
Visual appearance: A well-cooked baked potato will have a uniformly soft interior without any raw or firm sections. The skin will also appear crispy and may have slightly pulled away from the flesh.
more Ninja foodi recipes
For more ninja foodi recipes, check out our Ninja foodi tomato sauce and Ninja foodi spaghetti recipes, as these are super easy to make! But don't just stop there, as we have so many air fryer recipes that you will also love!
Ninja Air Fryer Baked Potato
- 3-4 medium russet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil or non-aerosol cooking spray
- 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt (or more, to taste)
- Scrub the potatoes under clean running water, then dry them using a kitchen towel.
- Preheat your air fryer at 200°C (392°F).
- Using a fork, poke holes on each side of the potatoes, and rub the sides with cooking oil.
- Without overcrowding, place the potatoes inside your air fryer and then generously sprinkle coarse sea salt on top of each potato.
- Air fry for 30 minutes. Flip and air fry for a further 20-30 minutes, depending on the size of the potatoes. (See notes on how to check whether the potatoes are done).
- Once cooked, remove the potatoes from the air fryer basket, and cut a slit on top to release the steam (this also helps keep the skin crispy). Serve your air fryer baked potatoes with sour cream and chives, butter, or your favorite toppings!
- To determine whether your air fryer baked potato is cooked, insert an internal read thermometer in the thickest part of the potato (recommended method). It should read between 205°F (96°C) and 212°F (100°C). You can also check by inserting a fork in the center of the potato. If it goes in easily with little resistance and slides out smoothly, the potato is likely cooked through and tender. The potato will also give slightly under pressure and feel soft when cooked.