Air Fryer, Appetizers

Air Fryer Loaded Potato Skin


Indulge in the savory delight of air fryer potato skins, a culinary masterpiece that emerges in just under 21 minutes! Whether it’s game day or a casual gathering, these loaded delights promise to tantalize taste buds and leave your guests craving more.

Why These Air-Fryer Potato Skins Will Win You Over

Prepare to be enchanted by this recipe’s simplicity and rich flavors, crafted from a handful of pantry staples. Perfect for any occasion, these cheesy delights double as both appetizers and delectable side dishes.

The Ingredients for Success

Baked potato skins

Shredded cheese

Bacon, cooked and diced

Green onions, to taste

Sour cream

Ranch dressing

Cooking spray

Ingredients Needed:

Crafted with simplicity in mind, this recipe calls for a minimalist yet flavorful ensemble of ingredients. Feel free to experiment with variations to suit your palate.

Baked Potatoes: Opt for the starchy goodness of Russet potatoes, although Yukon Gold or red potatoes make excellent alternatives.

Cheddar Cheese: Grate fresh cheddar off the block or grab pre-shredded varieties for convenience.

Bacon Crumbles: Choose center-cut bacon for a savory punch, though any bacon variety will suffice.

Green Onions: Substitute with chives or omit if onions aren’t your preference.

Sour Cream: Whether full-fat or low-fat, sour cream adds a creamy texture to your potato skins.

Ranch Dressing: Embrace your favorite brand; however, Hidden Valley reigns supreme in our kitchen.

Crafting Your Homemade Potato Skins in the Air Fryer

Carefully hollow out each potato, leaving approximately 1/4 inch of potato intact within the skin.

Generously fill each potato skin with 2 tablespoons of cheese and a sprinkling of bacon.

Lightly coat the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray to prevent sticking.

Arrange the filled potato halves in a single layer within the air fryer basket.

Air fry at 380°F for a mere 10 minutes until golden brown and irresistibly crispy.

Garnish with green onions, dollops of sour cream, zesty Ranch dressing, or your preferred toppings.

Pro Tips for Perfection

Forgo the cooking spray if you’ve recently air-fried potatoes to prevent sticking.

A regular teaspoon suffices for scooping out the potato flesh.

Adjust the amount of potato left in the skin to suit your preferences, aiming for around a 1/4 inch.

Employ a zip-top bag to elegantly pipe sour cream and dressing onto your cooked potato skins.

Recipe Variations

Unleash your creativity with an array of mouthwatering variations:

Taco: Substitute bacon with seasoned ground beef, accompanied by cheese, salsa, and sour cream.

Buffalo Chicken: Shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, and Ranch dressing unite for a fiery twist.

Chili & Cheese: Embrace the hearty warmth of chili, paired with gooey cheese.

Broccoli Cheddar: Steamed broccoli florets nestled amidst a sea of cheddar cheese.

Pizza: Pepperoni slices and pizza sauce transform your potato skins into a miniature pizza paradise.

Storing and Reheating

Store any leftover potato skins in an airtight container within the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, simply microwave for a swift 30 seconds or less.

Air Fryer Loaded Potato Skin

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Course: AppetizersCuisine: American


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With just five ingredients, indulge in the simplicity of this classic appetizer, perfect for any occasion!


  • For the Baked Potatoes:
  • 4 potatoes (7-9 ounces each)

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

  • For the Loaded Air-Fried Potato Skins:
  • 8 baked potato skins

  • 1 cup shredded cheese

  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and diced

  • 2 tablespoons green onions (or to taste)

  • Sour cream

  • Ranch dressing

  • Cooking spray


  • To Make Air Fryer Baked Potatoes:
    Scrub potatoes under cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.
    Pierce each potato several times with a fork on all sides.
    Brush each potato with a dash of oil and sprinkle with salt.
    Arrange potatoes in the air fryer basket with ample space between them.
    Air fry at 400°F for 30-40 minutes until tender when pierced with a fork.
  • To Make Loaded Air-Fried Potato Skins:
    Hollow out each potato skin, leaving a thin layer of potato intact.
    Fill each potato skin with 2 tablespoons of cheese and a portion of diced bacon.
    Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
    Arrange filled potato skins in the basket in a single layer.
    Air fry at 380°F for 10 minutes until golden and crispy.
    Garnish with green onions, sour cream, Ranch dressing, or your preferred toppings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 185kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 24mg
  • Sodium: 490mg
  • Potassium: 508mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Calcium: 98mg
  • Iron: 1mg

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