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Air Fryer Potato Skins

Air Fryer Potato Skins

These air fryer loaded potato skins will make you feel game-day ready or like you're at your favorite sports bar! Let us teach you how to make delicious, mouthwatering potato skins at home. These are so simple to make, you will be shocked when you see how easy it is.
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
    6 slices bacon
  • 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)
    6 small red 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
    2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp 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
    1 cup shredded colby jack cheese, 2 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
    sour cream, Lawry's 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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