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Ninja Foodi Baked Potatoes

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If you are looking for an easy baked potato recipe that requires zero babysitting of the potato, super crispy skin but soft melty insides, look no further and Air Fryer Ninja Foodi Baked Potatoes.

Ninja Foodi Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Ninja Foodi Air Fried Baked Potatoes

✔ Ninja Foodi 6.5 quart ✔ Air Crisp Lid ✔ Basic Recipe

The Ninja Foodi Air Fryer (yes, I said Air Fryer, not Pressure cooker) makes perfect baked potatoes with no fuss.

Simple smother raw Russet potatoes with a bit of oil, season, and place in the NF Air Fryer basket and voila – lunch, dinner, snack, and perfect EVERY time. 

Once you master how to make these baked potatoes in the Air Fryer, you will see no need to make them with any other cooking method. Simple, delicious, and what I like most of all – no requirement to “babysit” the food.

Ingredients for Recipe

  • 2-3 large raw Russet baking potatoes
  • olive oil
  • sea salt

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Baked Potatoes in Ninja Foodi

These baked potatoes are REALLY easy. First, stab baked potatoes with a fork all over the potato. This helps for the steam to release. 

Add olive oil to the skin, making sure there is oil on all of the potato skin. You can do this by placing potatoes in a bowl and pouring oil over them, basting with a basting brush, or simply using your hands. 

Baked Potatoes in Ninja Foodi are easy - for crispy skins add olive oil

Place potatoes in an air fryer basket and place them into a silver ceramic inner pot of Ninja Foodi. 

Season well with sea salt. 

add potatoes into air fryer air crisp basket - Ninja Foodi baked potatoes are so easy to make and way better than in the oven.

Close Air Crisp lid. 

Set Air Fryer on Air Crisp for 400 degrees for 40 minutes.

Note that depending on the size of your potato, you may only need 35 minutes.

The great thing about the Air Crisp lid is you can simply check at the 35 min mark and close back up. 

Potatoes are done with a knife slide through easily and skins are crispy. 

done air fryer baked potatoes in the NF AC ready to go
easy sliced and creamy baked potatoes from the air fryer

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4.72 from 107 votes

Ninja Foodi Baked Potatoes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Ninja Foodi Baked Potatoes are better than oven, better than microwave and done perfect every time with the Air Fryer Air Crisp lid. Perfect crispy skins and melty soft inside baked potatoes. The best thing about air fried potatoes is you can set them up and forget them, waiting for the sound of the air fryer to go off! This guide to air fry baked potatoes in the ninja foodi will get you on your way to soft tender baked potatoes and ultimate mashed potatoes with freshly made spuds. Super soft baked potatoes is all you will find here just waiting to be loaded up with cheese, sour cream, bacon and chives! 


  • 2-3 large raw Russet potatoes sometimes called baking potatoes
  • olive oil
  • sea salt


Baked Potatoes in Ninja Foodi

  • Stab baked potatoes with fork all over potato. 
  • Add olive oil to skin, making sure there is oil on all of the potato skin. The easiest way to do this is simply with your hand or with a natural basting brush.
  • Add Air Crisp black basket to inner ceramic pot.
  • Place prepped baking potatoes inside air crisp basket.
  • Season potatoes well with sea salt. 
  • Close Air Crisp lid. 
  • Set Air Fryer on 400 degrees on Air Crisp for 40 minutes.
  • Note that depending on the size of your potato, you may only need 35 minutes. The great thing about the Air Crisp lid is you an simply check at the 35 min mark and close back up. 
  • Potatoes are done with a knife slides through easily and skins are crispy. 



Serving: 1 | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 224mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g

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  1. Richard Gibb says:

    Skin perfect , inside was solid . Trying to sofren in microwave.

    Waste of 40 mins

    1. Richard, it def should not have been solid at all after 40 minutes. In fact, it should have worked the same as an oven on 400. I would love to troubleshoot your issues – how big was the potato? Perhaps it needed more time? Or maybe there were not enough vent holes (fork holes or knife holes allowing steam to escape and heat to get inside). Potatoes are not all the same so my guess is that your potato might have been much larger than the ones I have shown. I am not sure how it would be completely solid.

  2. Maria Barnes says:

    Same experience as Richard. I forked each potato about 4 times. I would say the potatoes were medium – certainly not the big honking ones that you get for a meal at a restaurant.

    I just got my Ninja Foodi, and wondering if it is not heating properly, or if it needs adjustment for altitude (I am in Denver suburbs). I will try again, at a longer time, or perhaps microwave first. I did like the crispiness of the skin, and am not going to give up!

  3. Exactly the same result here! But THIS could be the missing ingredient – NOWHERE do you mention which setting on the Air Fryer, I used “bake” given it is a baked potato, but maybe it is on air crisp, but you FAILED to tell us?????

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      Hi James,

      First, I am sorry you seem upset (over a baked potato). But you are incorrect – I not only say Air Crisp in the article AND use the Air Crisp lid, but there is a full video that shows the settings of the Air Crisp highlighted (not bake) actually on.

      I am not sure I can get more clear than actually showing someone in a video that also includes text.

      Additionally, this article has had many, many positive reviews from people that had no issues, so it has never been a problem finding the information in the past.

      However, to be even more clear, I’ll look for more places to highlight it again. I understand that some people may accidentally skip over the information or read to fast, so I will do my best to make sure its a lot more obvious with the feedback.


  4. Trisha, do you have an air fryer recipe for a Snickers so James can calm down? I think the recipe is on point. Thanks for your help.

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      I cant tell you how much I cackled when I read this.


  5. Fantastic! I hate running the oven just for baked potatoes so have been making “baked” potatoes in the microwave. Edible but not baked with crispy skins like this. I used smaller potatoes, about 5.5 oz and started at 12 min. In total about 20 min. I am loving my Ninja Foodi Pressure cooker <3

  6. Thank you. My potato’s came out perfect. I air fried at 400 for 40 min. Honestly the best “baked potato” I’ve ever made.

  7. Marlene Love says:

    These are excellent. I air fry a few extra to throw in the fridge for home fries the next day. These are the fluffiest baked potatoes we have ever had. So fast and easy. I used Russet, olive oil celtic sea salt and pepper. YUM – Baking short beef ribs @ 300 for 3 hours, seasoned and seared them on each side, baking on rough cut veggies in a red wine beef broth sauce with rosemary and garlic to go with our bakes.

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      OOH, you really did up dinner…short ribs too? I want to come to your house!!!


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