These Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes are perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy, creamy, and cheesy on the inside. Topped with more cheese and smoky bacon, it's a hearty and delicious side dish, perfect for any occasion.
- ❤️ Why You'll Love These Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes
- 🛒 Ingredients for Twice Baked Potatoes
- 🔪 How to Make Twice Baked Potatoes in the Air Fryer
- 💡 Top Tips
- ☑️ Storage Instructions
- 🍴 What to Serve with Stuffed Potatoes
- 🔄 Substitutions and Additions
- Why is my potato filling gummy?
- Can I use a regular oven instead of an air fryer?
- How do I reheat the potatoes in the air fryer?
- Is this recipe suitable for a gluten-free diet?
- Are air-fried potatoes healthier than baked potatoes?
- 🍽️ More Air Fryer Recipes
❤️ Why You'll Love These Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes
- Crispy baked potato skins
- Filled with fluffy, creamy, cheesy potatoes
- Topped with melted cheese and crispy bacon
- Easy to make in the air fryer
- Serve with your favorite protein for a complete meal
Thanks to the air fryer, making these twice-baked potatoes is a total breeze. The skins crisp up perfectly, providing an irresistible contrast to the creamy, cheesy, and buttery potato filling.
These potatoes have a more elegant presentation verses your typical baked potatoes, making them an ideal side dish for special occasions or holiday meals. But because the air fryer takes care of most of the work, this recipe is also a great option for busy weeknights.
The flavors of these potatoes will work well with just about any main course. If you're looking for twice-baked potatoes with a bit of a twist, try these Cheesy Parsley Pesto Baked Potatoes.
🛒 Ingredients for Twice Baked Potatoes
- Air Fryer Baked Potatoes
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Sour cream
- Garlic salt
- Onion powder
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
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🔪 How to Make Twice Baked Potatoes in the Air Fryer
Prepare one batch of (3) Air Fryer Baked Potatoes per the instructions.
Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut each one in half.
Using a spoon, remove most of the insides of the potatoes and add them to a mixing bowl. Be sure to leave enough of the potato behind with the skins so when you add back the potato mixture, it won’t collapse. See the photos below for a reference.
In the bowl with the potatoes, add the sour cream, butter, garlic salt, onion powder, and half the chives.
Using a potato masher or hand mixer, whip the potato mixture together until fluffy and combined.
Fold in half the shredded cheddar cheese using a spatula.
Evenly divide the mixture into 6 portions and spoon it into each of the 6 potato halves.
Add them back into the air fryer and cook for another 5 minutes. You might have to do this in two batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
Top with the remaining cheddar cheese, then continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden.
Top with the bacon and remaining chives, and serve.
💡 Top Tips
- One of the best parts of these potatoes is their crispy skin. Be sure you give them a really good scrub before adding them to the air fryer. You'll want to remove any dirt or debris leftover from the harvest.
- You'll want to use russet, Yukon, or Idaho potatoes because they have a starchy texture that's perfect for twice-baked potatoes.
- Avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket. Make sure there's enough space between the potato halves to allow for proper air circulation. If you're potatoes are really large, you might need to cook them in batches.
- Be careful not to cull out too much from the side of the potato halves. You need the extra potato around the edges to help them hold their shape.
☑️ Storage Instructions
Store leftover stuffed potatoes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
You can also freeze them by placing them in a single layer on a lined baking sheet for about an hour or two. Then wrap each potato in plastic wrap and transfer them to an airtight container or Ziplock bag for up to 3 months.
🍴 What to Serve with Stuffed Potatoes
These potatoes can easily be a light meal on their own since they’re stuffed with so much buttery and cheesy goodness. And we can’t forget about that mouthwatering, crispy bacon topping.
They’re also a tasty side to so many main-course dishes. They are amazing as a New Year's Eve side with tender and juicy Filet Mignon. Or you can serve them with this Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin, Blackened Chicken Tenders, Maple Glazed Salmon, or Mississippi Pot Roast. The possibilities are truly endless.
🔄 Substitutions and Additions
- Cheese options: Try different types of cheese, like sharp cheddar, pepper jack, or Gruyère, to switch the flavors up.
- Herbs and seasonings: Add fresh or dried herbs like rosemary or thyme to enhance the taste. Seasonings such as smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, or garlic powder can provide an extra kick of flavor. Try sprinkling in some dry Ranch Seasoning Mix for a zesty twist.
- Protein choices: Add diced ham, sautéed shrimp, or cooked ground sausage to make them a whole meal. You can also spoon some Homemade Chili over the tops.
- Vegetables: Feel free to add sautéed onions, bell peppers, spinach, or mushrooms.
- Greek yogurt: Swap out the sour cream for Greek yogurt for a tangier flavor.
- Spice it up: For a little heat, try adding diced jalapeños or hot sauce to the potato mixture.
- Sun-dried tomatoes: Chopped sun-dried tomatoes can add little bites of sweet chewiness.
- Pesto: Mix in a spoonful of Homemade Pesto into the filling for a fresh, herb-infused twist.
Why is my potato filling gummy?
The main reason this happens is by overmixing the filling. The starches in the potatoes can become overworked and cause a gummy texture. Make sure you mix just until blended well.
Can I use a regular oven instead of an air fryer?
Sure you can! Just bake the potatoes as you normally would. Then make the filling according to the recipe instructions. Place the potatoes under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese melts and the filling is hot.
How do I reheat the potatoes in the air fryer?
Preheat your air fryer to 350°F and cook for about 5-8 minutes until they are heated through. You can use a regular oven or microwave to warm them up.
Is this recipe suitable for a gluten-free diet?
Absolutely! If you follow this recipe, it's entirely gluten-free. However, if you decide to add your own toppings, just be sure to double-check the label on all the ingredients
Are air-fried potatoes healthier than baked potatoes?
Cooking potatoes in the air fryer versus the oven really does not have much impact on the nutritional value.
The plus side of air-frying is that the skins get crispier and the inside cooks nice and fluffy.
🍽️ More Air Fryer Recipes
- Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
- Air Fryer Bone-in Pork Chops
- Air Fryer Pesto Salmon
- Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp
- Air Fryer Roasted Garlic
Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes
- Prepare one batch of (3) Air Fryer Baked Potatoes per the instructions.
- Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut each one in half. Using a spoon, remove most of the inside of the potatoes and add it to a mixing bowl. Be sure to leave enough of the potato behind with the skins, so when you add back the potato mixture it won’t collapse. See the photos in the post for a reference.
- In the bowl with the potatoes, add in the sour cream, butter, garlic salt, onion powder and half the chives. Using a potato masher or hand mixer, whip the potato mixture together until fluffy and combined.
- Fold in half the shredded cheddar cheese using a spatula.
- Evenly divide the mixture into 6 portions and spoon it into each of the 6 potato halves.
- Add them back into the air fryer and cook for another 5 minutes. You might have to do this in two batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
- Top with the remaining cheddar cheese, then continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden. Top with the bacon and remaining chives and serve.
*Make sure to scroll up and read the post for substitutions, additions and helpful tips for making this recipe.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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