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Baked Potatoes with crispy skin and fluffy on the inside might just be the ultimate side dish! Delicious and satisfying, Air Fryer Baked Potatoes are great to pair with so many main dishes, plus they are great to serve on any occasion. This collection of recipes takes all the guesswork out of what to serve with this fan-favorite comfort food.
If there was just one type of potato that I could eat about every day, it would be a baked potato. They are an incredible backdrop for so many toppings, which can take them from average to extraordinary in minutes.
How do you make the best, restaurant-quality baked potatoes? In the Air Fryer! When I published my recipe for making the best baked potatoes in the air fryer, I had no idea that that post would go viral and become such a sensation.
Now, I’m giving you ideas plus recipes on how to serve this much-loved recipe.
People Often Ask…
How Long Does It Take To Cook Potatoes In An Air Fryer?
Set temperature to 400 degrees and cook the potatoes for 30 minutes. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes until done.
How Do You Know When The Potatoes Are Done?
The cooking time will vary depending on the size of the potato and what type of air fryer you are using. Test by piercing with a fork or knife to see if the potato is soft and cooked in the middle. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes until completely done.
Are Baked Potatoes Healthy?
Baked potatoes are high in fiber, which helps with digestion. In addition to providing a low-fat, low-cholesterol source of carbohydrates and protein, baked potatoes are also nutrient-dense. In fact, a potato has more potassium than a banana. They are also packed with choline, an essential nutrient that most people in the United States don’t eat enough of.
Using the air fryer produces a soft, evenly cooked spud that is like nothing you’ve had before. The outside is crispy, salty and if you are one of those people who’ve left the skin of a baked potato on your plate, well, those days are gone.
What To Serve With Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
I’ve pulled together my favorite ways to serve the best air fryer baked potatoes. These pairings are not just delicious, they are great for family dinners, parties, and when you are feeding a crowd!
- Butter, salt, and pepper are classic toppings that can’t be beaten.
- Cool sour cream and chives.
- Cheddar, pepper jack or smoked Gouda turn baked potatoes into a cheesy creation.
- For a south-of-the-border twist, add Avocado Salsa and Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef.
- Turn baked potatoes into a main dish by spooning on Bloody Mary Chili, then top with cheese and sour cream.
- For game day, set up a baked potato bar along with Game Day Meatballs, Meatlovers Stuffed French Bread Pizza, and Meatloaf Muffins.