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Air Fryer Loaded Potato Skins

Making loaded potato skins is so quick and easy in the air fryer. Perfect for a crowd pleasing game day appetizer, load them up with sour cream, bacon and green onions for on tasty bite!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 potato skins
Calories 205kcal



  • 2 potatoes (Russet or Yukon Gold)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese (40g) (or as much as you like!)


  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 4 strips bacon (cooked)
  • 2 green onions (sliced)


  • Preheat your air fryer to 390F.
  • Wash the potatoes and use your hands to rub oil all over them and sprinkle with salt.
  • Bake in the air fryer at 390F for 35 to 40 minutes until tender.
  • Once cooked, remove the potatoes form the air fryer and let them cool slightly so that you can handle them.
  • Cut them in half horizontally. Score a line just inside the flesh as a guide and then scoop out the middles. Take care to leave some flesh so that the skins don't collapse.
  • Seasoned the potato skins with salt and pepper and divide the shredded cheese into the skins.
  • Place back in the air fryer basket and cook at 360F for 4 to 5 minutes until the cheese has melted and has started to bubble and brown.
  • Top with sour cream, cooked bacon bits and sliced green onions to serve.


  • Use your hands to rub oil over the potatoes before baking them. This will help them to crisp up.
  • Cooking times can vary depending on your model of air fryer and how large the potatoes are.
  • Cook the potato skins in an even layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Check that the potatoes are cooked through by using a skewer to pierce the skin, they should be tender.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 1mg