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Ninja Foodi Baked Potato

This Ninja Foodi Baked Potato recipe gives you crispy, delicious potato skin while the inside turns out so soft and fluffy. And it takes less time than traditional oven-roasting!

Ninja Foodi Baked Potatoes cut open topped with chives on a white plate

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Love baked potatoes, but don’t love roasting them in the oven for at least an hour? These Ninja Foodi baked potatoes are done in 45 minutes flat and turn out perfectly every time!

Without a doubt, this is my family’s favorite way to enjoy potatoes.

Rubbing a little oil and salt on the potatoes helps get the skin nice and crispy while the inside of the potato stays moist and fluffy. And in terms of hands-on cooking time, prep takes five minutes or less. How can you beat that for a weeknight veggie?

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:

  • How to make air fryer baked potatoes using the Ninja Foodi grill
  • Which type of potatoes work best for this recipe
  • A few tricks for making the best Ninja Foodi baked potatoes
  • How to make an air fryer twice baked potato
  • Topping ideas for your Ninja Foodi baked potatoes
  • How to reheat baked potatoes in the Ninja Foodi air fryer

These Ninja baked potatoes are so good, I usually add a little butter and dig right in. But you can just as easily load them up with all your favorite toppings or even use the Ninja Foodi grill to turn them into twice-baked potatoes!

It’s truly the best way to enjoy this classic food.

And if you love this recipe, you’ll love my Ninja Foodi Mac and Cheese recipe too!

I used the Ninja Foodi 11-in-1 6.5 QT Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer for this recipe. I find this to be a great size for my family of four!

Baked Potatoes, salt, and oil in front of a Ninja Foodi

How To Make Baked Potatoes in the Ninja Foodi

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Wash each potato, then pat it dry thoroughly.

STEP TWO: Poke each potato a few times with a fork to ensure it cooks evenly and doesn’t explode from a pressure build-up while cooking. 

STEP THREE: Rub the outside of each potato with olive oil. Once well-coated, rub with sea salt.

STEP FOUR: Place the potatoes in the Ninja Foodi’s air fryer basket.

Baked Potatoes in the Ninja Foodi basket

STEP FIVE: Cook on “Air Fry” at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes or until you can easily poke the potatoes with a fork. Medium and large potatoes could take 50-60 minutes.

STEP SIX: Remove the potatoes from the Ninja Foodi, cut in half, and enjoy!

Cooked baked potatoes in pan in front of a Ninja Foodi

Can I Use Other Potatoes Besides Russet Potatoes? 

Personally, I think russet potatoes are the best option for this recipe. They get such a good crisp on the outside while maintaining a perfect level of fluffiness on the inside.

That being said, you can certainly use a different kind of potato if you prefer. A medium-starch potato, like Yukon Gold, would be a good substitute.

Just make sure the potatoes are fully cooked, as different varieties may require different cooking times.

Cut open baked potato in front of a Ninja Foodi

Can I Use a Regular Air Fryer to Make Baked Potatoes Too?

Yes! This recipe works in the regular air fryer as well!

Just follow the same directions listed in this recipe in your basket or air fryer oven!

Tips For Making the Best Ninja Foodi Baked Potato

The Ninja Foodi Grill takes so much of the guesswork out of making perfect baked potatoes. However, I do have a few tips for you to make sure these turn out as amazing as possible!

  • Look for small to medium-sized potatoes that are all around the same size to ensure similar cooking times.
  • Poke each potato with a few holes before cooking. This allows it to release steam as it cooks, which will give you the fluffiest potato.
  • Check for doneness by poking the potato with a fork. It should pierce the potato easily once you break through the crispy skin.
  • When in doubt, air fry it for a few more minutes. Fluffy potatoes are much tastier than undercooked ones.
Baked potato topped with bacon, cheese, and chives

How to Turn These into Twice Baked Potatoes

Who doesn’t love a twice-baked potato? Good news: all you need are a few extra minutes and your favorite toppings!

  1. Once the baked potatoes have finished cooking, slice them in half and let them cool for a few minutes.
  2. Carefully scoop the insides into a bowl.
  3. Add your desired toppings, then stir to mix everything.
  4. Transfer the potato filling back into the potato skins.
  5. Set the Ninja Foodi air fryer at 350 degrees and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes.

Topping Ideas For Your Ninja Baked Potato

You can dress these potatoes with anything you’d like! It’s all about your perfect baked potato. 

Feel free to keep it simple by just adding a little butter, or you can get crazy and load it up with cheddar, chives, and bacon. You could even add sour cream or ranch! 

Baked potatoes inside Ninja Foodi air fryer basket

How to Reheat Baked Potatoes in the Ninja Foodi Grill

Baked Potatoes are best eaten right away. That’s when the skin will be the crispiest and the inside will be hot and fluffy.

If you do have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a day or so.

To reheat, place them back in the air fryer at 400 degrees and cook for 5-6 minutes. 

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Yield: 4 servings

Ninja Foodi Baked Potato

Ninja Foodi Baked Potatoes cut open topped with chives on a white plate

You only need 3 ingredients to make these amazing Ninja Foodi
Baked Potatoes! The skin gets perfectly crispy while the inside turns out so
soft and fluffy.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 4 Russet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sea salt


  1. Preheat your Ninja Foodi to 400 degrees on "Air Fry."
  2. Poke each potato, then rub them with olive oil and sea salt all around the outside.
  3. Place the baked potatoes in the air fryer basket and cook for about 45 minutes until easily pierced with a fork. Medium and large potatoes could take 50-60 minutes.
  4. Remove the baked potatoes from the Ninja Foodi, split them in half, and top them with desired toppings!


How to Reheat a Baked Potato in the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer:

1. Preheat your Ninja Foodi to 400 degrees.

2. Place the already cooked baked potatoes in the air fryer and cook for 5 to 6 minutes until heated thoroughly.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2404mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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3 thoughts on “Ninja Foodi Baked Potato”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! It’s really helpful, easy to make and taste so amazing! Will surely have this again!

    • Hi Emily, it is safe to use olive oil in the Foodi. Some people fear the smoke points of oil, but that’s rarely an issue with smoking in the air fryer. It’s typically grease and fat from the actual foods (like hamburgers, bacon, etc) that cause smoking.

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