These Air Fryer Potato Skins are crispy, loaded, and delicious! Made with petite potatoes, cheese, bacon, sour cream, and chives. It’s the perfect easy air fryer appetizer everyone loves to snack on.
These loaded potato skins are one of my favorite air fryer recipes. Made with delicious potatoes, my favorite toppings, and melted cheese. I personally think they are the perfect appetizer for game day, or any occasion.
I love making things in the air fryer, and I especially love side dishes and appetizers.
What I love the most about this delicious air fryer potato skins recipe is the crispy skin and how they remind me of the TGI Fridays potato skins. Now I can make one of my favorite appetizers easily at home.
This is a great recipe for homemade potato skins and serves as a great side dish or appetizer.
- cheddar cheese
- bacon crispy, crumbled
- sour cream
- green onion tops
- olive oil
Here is what I have found to be the best way to make potato skins in the air fryer.
How to Make Air Fryer Potato Skins
Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the air fryer basket with parchment paper or nonstick spray if needed.
Cook the potatoes with your preferred cooking method – I cook them in the Air Fryer at 380 degrees for 40 minutes.
Allow to slightly cool before cutting the potatoes in half and scooping out about half of the inside of the potatoes, using a small spoon.
Add the salt and pepper to the olive oil. Brush the potato halves with olive oil. Make sure to coat the entire flesh of the potato.
Place the potato skins in a single layer in the basket of the air fryer, skin side down. Cook at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.
Top each potato skin with crumbled bacon bits and cheddar cheese. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and then cook for 2-3 minutes.
Carefully remove the potato skins from the air fryer basket and top with sour cream and green onions before serving.
I love to serve these with a side of ranch dressing for dipping.
Mark my words, this easy air fryer potato skins recipe is soon going to be one of your families’ favorites.
What kind of potatoes should I use for potato skins?
You can use russet potatoes, Yukon gold potatoes, or red potatoes.
How do I store leftover potato skins?
Store remaining potato skins in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat cold potato skins in the air fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 2-3 minutes, or until heated through.
How do I freeze potato skins?
Freeze potato skins: Cook the potato skins fully and freeze them before adding the sour cream and green onion tops. Freeze potato skins in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Reheat the frozen potato skin by cooking them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 4-6 minutes, or until heated through. Then top each skin with sour cream and green onion tops before serving.
What other toppings can I add to potato skins?
Consider adding toppings such as buffalo dip or even shredded BBQ meats like BBQ beef or chicken.
This is such a good appetizer, and a relatively easy one, too. It’s also a great way to use up any leftover potatoes.
More Air Fryer Appetizer Recipes:
- Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
- Soft Pretzels
- Green Bean Fries
- Air Fryer Pretzel Dogs
- Jalapeno Poppers
- Air Fryer BBQ Little Smokies
I hope you enjoy this potato skin recipe as much as my family does.
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Air Fryer Potato Skins
- Air Fryer
- 4 small potatoes Russet
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/4 cup bacon crispy, crumbled
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup green onion tops
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the air fryer basket with parchment paper or nonstick spray if needed.
- Cook the potatoes with your preferred cooking method. Allow to slightly cool before cutting the potatoes in half and scooping about half of the potato from each skin.
- Add the salt and pepper to the olive oil. Brush the potato halves with the olive oil. Make sure to coat the entire flesh of the potato.
- Place the potato skins in a single layer in the basket of the air fryer, skin side down. Cook at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.
- Top each potato skin with crumbled bacon and cheddar cheese. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and then cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Carefully remove the potato skins from the air fryer basket and top with sour cream and green onion tops before serving.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you’re using with each recipe.