Air Fryer Jacket Potatoes — Do you love potatoes but hate the calories? Are you looking for a healthy way to cook them? If so, you need an air fryer! With this appliance, you can enjoy crispy, delicious jacket potatoes without all of the guilt. In just minutes, your air fryer will turn those spuds into a hearty and satisfying meal. Read on for tips on making perfect air fryer jacket potatoes every time.

Do you love jacket potatoes but hate the mess and hassle of having to preheat the oven? Then you need to try air frying them! Air frying is a great way to cook jacket potatoes without having to heat your entire kitchen. Plus, it’s a very healthy cooking method since little or no oil is needed. So give air frying a try with this easy recipe for air fryer jacket potatoes. You’ll be surprised at how delicious they are!


Air Fryer Jacket Potatoes are amazing. They are the perfect baked potato in the air fryer. And simply put they are amazing.

What Are Jacket Potaotes?
If you are wondering what a jacket potato is, I had to look it up too. One of my readers asked if I could do a jacket potato. All I could picture was a jacket on a potato. Seriously.

So after a brief email conversation with my reader, I knew that it was an English dish. Baked Potato in the United States is almost equal to the English version of Jacket Potato. The only difference is that they are much crispier than the American Baked POtato. Which is a perfect job for the air fryer.


Jacket Potatoes are known for their crispy skin, and unlike Air Fryer baked potatoes it is really important that you oil, salt, and poke holes into the potato since you will be air frying them longer.

What Are Jacket Potatoes Called in America?
What are jacket potatoes called in America? This is a question that many people have been asking. In Amerca, we call them “baked potatoes.” In the UK they are referred to as “jacket potatoes” and this is why there has been so much confusion.

Which potatoes are best for jacket potatoes?
There are over 100 different types of potatoes, but most people only know a few. Russet potatoes are the most popular type in the U.S., but there are many others that can be used for cooking.

Some great options for Jacket Potaotes are Yukon Gold Potato, Red Potaotes, Blue/Purple Potaotes and of course the Russet Potato.

Why isn’t my jacket potato crispy?
I’m sure you’ve all had the experience of trying to make a jacket potato, but when it comes out of the oven it’s not crispy. This can be disappointing and frustrating! I was having this issue myself until I realized that adding a small amount of olive oil over the exterior, will help perfectly cook up your potato.

About Time 

  • Prep Time  5 mins
  • Cook Time 50 mins
  • Total Time  55 mins

Amount Per Serving

Calories 474Calories from Fat 180
  • Fat 20g
    • Saturated Fat 8g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 8g
  • Cholesterol 31mg
  • Sodium 648mg
  • Potassium 1628mg
  • Carbohydrates 69g
    • Fiber 5g
    • Sugar 4g
  • Protein 9g
  • Vitamin A 392IU
  • Vitamin C 22mg
  • Calcium 114mg
  • Iron 3mg


  • 4 large Russet potatoes
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 stalk green onion, diced


  1. Start by cooking your potatoes, first spread olive oil over the potatoes and give them a good shaking of sea salt on top of them.

  2. Set them into the air fryer basket for 50 minutes at 400 degreeks F., air fryer setting. About every 10 minutes, shake the basket.

  3. Cut a cross on the top of the potatoes, then fill with sour cream, crumbled bacon, and green onions. Add other toppings you desire.

  4. Plate, serve, and enjoy!

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