Air Fryer Potato Skins are an incredibly easy way to make perfectly crispy potato skins at home! Bake your potatoes in advance or use leftover baked potatoes for these fan favorite appetizers that are perfect as a snack, for entertaining, or Super Bowl parties!
Baking Your Potatoes Can Be Done A Day In Advance: After cleaning your potatoes, pierce each one with a fork. Season the prepared potatoes with a coating of olive oil and freshly ground salt and pepper.
Cook your washed, scrubbed and seasoned potatoes in the air fryer according to manufacturer instructions or at 400 degrees F (204 degrees C) for roughly 30-40 minutes. Your cook time will vary based on your air fryer type, and the size of your potatoes.
Potatoes can also be oven baked at 400 degrees F (204 degrees C) for 45-60 minutes. Potatoes can be placed directly on the oven rack, wrapped in foil, or placed on a sheet of aluminum foil on your oven rack.
Your potatoes are cooked when an inserted knife or fork easily goes into the potatoes. Remove from the air fryer or oven and allow the potatoes to cool before slicing.
Air Fryer Potato Skins
Cut cooled potatoes in half lengthwise and use a spoon to core out the center of each halved potato. Leave about 1-4 inch of potato flesh on the potato skins.
6 medium russet potatoes
Lightly brush olive oil onto the potato flesh and skins of each of the halved, cored potato skins. Place your potato skins open side up in an even layer of your air fryer basket or rack.
1 tablespoon olive oil
Fry the potato skins in your preheated air fryer at 400 degrees F (204 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Remove from the air fryer and top each potato skin with cheddar cheese and bacon crumbles, then return to the air fryer and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.
6 oz cheddar cheese, 3 strips bacon
Remove potato skins from the air fryer, top each with sour cream and sliced green onion or chives and serve immediately.