Ninja Foodi Baked Potato Recipe in the Air Fryer

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This Ninja Foodi baked potato recipe makes a perfect fluffy potato. Air fryer recipes like this one is the best way to make the perfect side dish with no fuss. Making air fryer vegetables in the Ninja Foodi is an easy way to get an amazing dish without the need for deep frying, which makes air frying a much healthier option. All of my Ninja Foodi recipes are both healthy and easy to make.

Cooking a baked potato in the Ninja air fryer lets your countertop appliance do all of the work while you have more time to prepare the main dish, or relax. See how easy it is to make an air fried baked potato, then grab your favorite toppings and enjoy. 

how to make the best Ninja Foodi Baked Potato

Ninja Foodi baked potatoes make the perfect crisp potato skins with soft tender fluffy insides. Made with three simple ingredients plus your Ninja Foodi air fryer, it is my favorite way to make a perfectly baked potato. 

What You Will Need to Make a Baked Potato in the Ninja Air Fryer

This easy recipe calls for just a few simple things. 

  • russet potatoes
  • spray avocado oil or olive oil
  • coarse sea salt
avocado oil, sea salt and russet potato

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You will also need a Ninja Foodi. We have this Ninja Foodi, and love it! The Ninja Foodi can be found online here: Ninja Foodi. You can also find different models and sizes of the Foodi with different capabilities online here: Ninja.  

This air fryer baked potato can also be made in any air fryer. You can find different air fryers in different sizes with different capabilities online here: air fryers.

ninja foodi air fryer

How to Make a Ninja Foodi Baked Potato 

First, preheat the air fryer at 390 degrees F while you prepare the potato. 

Air fryer baked potatoes require very little prep, which is another great thing about making air fryer potatoes. 

Wash and dry the outside of the potatoes. Then use a fork to poke holes in the skin of each potato. 

poke holes in potato before air frying

Next, spray a little of the oil cooking spray on the outside of each potato. This will help to create a nice crispy skin. 

spray potato with avocado oil

Then sprinkle a little bit of coarse salt on the outside of the skin.  

sprinkle salt on potato

How Long To Cook a Baked Potato in the Air Fryer

Place the potato in the air fryer basket of the preheated Ninja Foodi air fryer.

If you are cooking more than one potato together try to make sure that they don’t touch if possible. And do not overcrowd the basket. 

air crisp baked potato

Close the lid, select the air crisp function, and set the temperature to 390 degrees.

The amount of time it takes to air fry a baked potato will vary depending on the size of the potatoes. Cooking time will normally be between 30-45 minutes for a medium potato. This potato is rather large and took 50 minutes. 

For the first time, you can start the time at 35 minutes and then add more time as needed in 5-10 minute increments. The potato is ready when fork tender. You should be able to slide a fork or sharp knife easily into the center of the potato. If the potato is still too firm, then add a few more minutes. 

When finished, carefully remove the hot potato from the crisper basket with a pair of tongs.

potato in air fryer basket

Best Ninja Foodi Baked Potato Recipe

This is the perfect way to make the best-baked potato in less time than it would take in the oven. The result is perfect crispy potato skin with fluffy soft potato inside. 

healthy baked potato recipe

Serve with any of your favorite potato toppings. We like our Ninja Foodi baked potatoes with a little grass-fed butter, everything bagel seasoning, or dairy-free sour cream and green onions. 

how to make a baked potato in ninja foodi air fryer

These air fryer-baked potatoes make the best potato side dish to your favorite main course. 

easy Ninja Foodi Baked Potato air fryer

It especially pairs well with air fryer steak! 

Ninja Foodi Baked Potato with air fryer steak

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Ninja Foodi Baked Potato Recipe in the Air Fryer

Ninja Foodi Baked Potato Recipe in the Air Fryer

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This Ninja Foodi baked potato recipe makes a perfect baked potato. Air frying is the best way to make the perfect side dish with no fuss.


  • russet potatoes
  • spray avocado oil or olive oil
  • coarse sea salt


  1. Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees F
  2. Wash and dry potatoes
  3. Use a fork to puncture holes all over the outside of the potato
  4. Spray potato with cooking oil
  5. Then sprinkle potato with salt
  6. Place potato in air fryer basket
  7. Select the air crisp function, temp for 390 degrees.
  8. Cook time will range between 35-50 minutes depending on the size of the potatoes
  9. Air fryer potatoes are done when fork tender
  10. Serve and enjoy

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