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Air Fryer Potato Skins

Air Fryer Potato Skins

I'm a SUCKER for potato skins - I mean - what's not to love? I've never made them at home - until now! These air fryer potato skins are so much quicker and man on man - I can tell you - I ate the whole plateful. Oye! Cheese, bacon, sour cream - I'm hungry again already!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 364 kcal


  • 6 small red potatoes
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp coarse sea salt
  • 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • 2 green onions diced
  • sour cream
  • Lawry's seasoning salt


  • Air fry bacon at 400 for 10 minutes - hold down slices with two knives
  • Poke slits in potatoes, wrap in wet paper towel and microwave for 5 minutes. potatoes are done when knife or fork goes in easily (you'll need more time for larger potatoes)
  • After potatoes are done in microwave, set in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to cool
  • Remove bacon from air fryer and place in paper towel to cool
  • Once potatoes are cool, slice in half lengthwise
  • Scoop out about half of the insides of potatoes delicately with a sharp spoon (save the insides for mashed potatoes!) Be sure to leave a ridge around the edges because you still want some tater in there!
  • Place potatoes in air fryer - cut side down - sprinkle with 1 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle of coarse sea salt
  • Air fry at 375 for 5 minutes
  • Flip potatoes to cut side up and sprinkle with olive oil and sea salt.
  • Air fry at 375 for 4 minutes more
  • While potatoes are air frying, chop bacon, shred cheese and dice green onions
  • When potatoes are done, add shredded cheese. Pack in a bit so it doesn't blow around.
  • Air fry at 375 for 3 minutes until cheese is melted
  • Remove and plate potato skins, top with bacon, sour cream, green onions and seasoning salt


You can use Russets, Yukon Gold or Red potatoes - the larger the potato, the more time you'll need in the microwave to pre-cook 


Serving: 2skinsCalories: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 28.9gProtein: 14.7gFat: 21.5gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 1537mgPotassium: 913mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1.8gCalcium: 171mgIron: 2mg
Keyword air fryer, bacon, cheese, potatoes
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