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Air Fryer Potato Skins

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, potato skins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 small russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2/3 cup (75 grams) sharped shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup crumbled bacon
  • optional garnishes: chives or green onion sour cream, ranch, ketchup


  • Poke all sides of the potatoes with a fork and microwave them on high for 4-5 minutes, or until they’re fork-tender. Set them aside and let them cool.
  • Cut the cooled baked potatoes in half. Scoop out the insides to form a boat.
  • Lightly brush or rub the baked potatoes on all sides (including the inside) with olive oil and place them in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 400F or until they begin to brown, which will take about 5-8 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and top with cheese and bacon bits.
  • Return to the fryer and cook just until the cheese is melted, which takes about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the fryer and serve immediately with garnishes of your choice. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days.