Air Fryer Potato Skins

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Air fryer potato skins are loaded with cheese then topped with crispy bacon pieces in this super easy air fryer recipe for your next appetizer.

Air fryer potato skins

Who can resist the allure of crispy, cheesy potato skins? The perfect combination of textures and flavors, they are a crowd-pleasing appetizer that disappears in seconds. And now, thanks to the air fryer, making perfect air fryer potato skins at home has never been easier.

I will guide you through the steps to achieve potato skin perfection using your air fryer. I’ll show you how to get that deliciously crispy skin and meltingly gooey cheese in every bite. Whether you’re hosting a game night with friends or simply craving a snack, these homemade potato skins are sure to hit the spot.

Our brand-new recipe is foolproof and full of flavor, ensuring that your potato skins will come out of the air fryer golden-brown and bursting with savory goodness. So grab your potatoes, gather your toppings, and get ready to create a memorable dish that will leave everyone craving for more.

Say goodbye to the frozen food section and hello to homemade potato skin perfection. Let’s dive in and uncover the secrets to making the best air fryer potato skins you’ve ever tasted.

How To Make Air Fryer Potato Skins

Ingredients needed

  • Potatoes
  • Bacon
  • Velveeta cheese (see tips)
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Salt & black pepper

Helpful tip before starting

The velveeta cheese can be replaced with a cheese sauce. The melted cheddar is a perfect compliment to the sharp cheddar cheese topping in the air fryer potato skins. In every bite you get a creamy cheese filling that is nothing less than amazing.

Air fryer potato skins

Making the air fryer potato skins but first the potatoes

  1. To start, you need cooked potatoes. Place the air fryer on 400F then add in washed potatoes for 35 minutes. This will give you perfect air fryer potatoes. When they are ready you can easily pierce them with a fork. Allow them to cool before handling them.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking or cooling prepare the bacon. Cook the bacon then chop it up into bits. Also, in a microwave safe bowl melt the velveeta cheese right before the next step. If you are using something like Cheez whiz you will not have to do this.
  3. Now once the potatoes are cool, slice them half the long way and use a spoon to scoop out a part of the center. Do not scoop all the way down to the skin. Potato skins still have potato in them so be carful when making the little boats. Lightly season with salt and pepper before adding in the filling.
  4. Place a dollop of cheese sauce in each potato skin then add shredded cheese on top with the bacon bits.
  5. Preheat the air fryer to 350F.
  6. After all the potato skins are ready place them back in the air fryer for 5-7 minutes. Allow to cool a bit because the inside will be hot.

Storage and reheating

These are perfect to make a few batches and freeze them. They will reheat perfectly straight in the air fryer. From frozen, reheat them in the air fryer at 350F until they are thawed and cheese is creamy. When reheating from the refrigerator they will need less time.

Garnishing options

  • Sour cream
  • Ranch dressing
  • Blue cheese dressing
  • Buffalo sauce

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Air fryer potato skins

Air Fryer Potato Skins

Air fryer potato skins are loaded with cheese then topped with crispy bacon pieces in this super easy air fryer recipe for your next appetizer.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 serving

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 4 medium russet potatoes
  • 3 strips bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 ounces velveeta cheese, melted (sub with cheese sauce)

Instructions
 

  • To start, you need cooked potatoes. Place the air fryer on 400℉ then add in washed potatoes for 35 minutes. This will give you perfect air fryer potatoes. When they are ready you can easily pierce them with a fork. Allow them to cool before handling them.
  • While the potatoes are cooking or cooling prepare the bacon. Cook the bacon then chop it up into bits. Also, in a microwave safe bowl melt the velveeta cheese right before the next step. If you are using something like Cheez whiz you will not have to do this.
  • Now once the potatoes are cool, slice them half the long way and use a spoon to scoop out a part of the center. Do not scoop all the way down to the skin. Potato skins still have potato in them so be carful when making the little boats. Lightly season with salt and pepper before adding in the filling.
  • Place a dollop of cheese sauce in each potato skin then add shredded cheese on top with the bacon bits.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 350℉.
  • After all the potato skins are ready place them back in the air fryer for 5-7 minutes. Allow to cool a bit because the inside will be hot.
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