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Easy Air Fryer Potato Skins

air fryer potato skins topped with sour cream and green onions on parchment paper on a wood board

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These air fryer potato skins are the easiest appetizer you can make! All you need is 3 ingredients and some patience in order to make this amazing, family favorite, recipe. Serve these at your next party or event and watch your guests devour them.

Ingredients

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  1. 4 Russet Potatoes (or white potatoes)
  2. 1/2 cup Shredded cheddar cheese
  3. 2 Pieces Chopped, Cooked Bacon

Instructions

  1. Begin by wrapping clean potatoes in aluminum foil
  2. Place the wrapped potatoes into the air fryer, and air fry at 390 degrees F for 45 minutes
  3. Once the potatoes are cooked through, unwrap them from the foil and *carefully* slice them in half The potatoes will be hot!! So be careful as you scoop out the centers. If you want to let them cool for 10-15 minutes you're more than welcome to.
  4. When scooping out the centers, you want to leave a 1/4 inch barrier between the skin and the part you're taking out
  5. Fill the scooped out center with shredded cheese and chopped bacon
  6. Place the now loaded potato skins back into the air fryer and cook at 380 degrees F for 5-6 minutes
  7. Use tongs to carefully remove the hot potatoes from the air fryer and serve them as is, or with sour cream and chopped green onions

Notes

  • Calories calculated are an estimate
  • Read the entire recipe before beginning
  • Use russet potatoes! Their skin is hearty enough to hold up in this recipe
  • After you slice the cooked potatoes in half, let them sit for 10 minutes to cool off quicker
  • Use a regular dinner spoon to scoop out the centers, they're the perfect size
  • Use turkey bacon and Greek yogurt to top these air fryer potato skins for a lower fat version
  • Store leftovers in the fridge in an air-tight container for 4-5 days

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