These Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes are filled with creamy mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, broccoli, and fresh herbs. They’re the perfect side dish for any meal!
These easy potatoes are hearty, beyond delicious, and filled with mashed potatoes, sour cream, loaded with cheese, and topped with some of my favorite toppings like bacon bits and chives.
Broccoli Cheddar Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes
Roasted potatoes are nice, but twice baked potatoes are impressive! A classic American side dish that can complete any meal just got a major upgrade. What once took 2 hours and lots of preparation to make can now be done in about 40 minutes!
Whether you’re making a fancy dinner, a holiday gathering, or a casual weeknight meal, these stuffed potato halves put regular baked potato recipes to shame.
The best part—leftover air fryer baked potatoes heat up perfectly the next day!
What is a twice baked potato?
A twice-baked potato is a crispy baked potato shell that gets stuffed with creamy mashed potatoes, loaded with melty cheese, and topped with tasty toppings like green onions, chives, and bacon.
Cheesy Twice Baked Potato Air Fryer ingredients
- Potatoes: you can’t make twice baked potatoes without the main ingredient! For this recipe, I find that medium-sized russet potatoes work best. However, if you are looking for a substitute or looking to shake things up, you can make a similar version with sweet potatoes!
- Potato mixture: these cheesy potatoes come together with broccoli, cheddar cheese, Greek yogurt, green onions (or chives), and unsalted butter.
- Seasoning: shake in some extra flavor by using kosher salt, fresh dill, garlic powder, and fresh cracked black pepper.
*For a detailed list of ingredients and measurements, please reference the recipe card down below.
How to make Twice Baked Potatoes in Air Fryer
1. Prepare the potatoes. Preheat the air fryer to 400° F. Using a silicone pastry brush, brush a thin layer of olive oil all over the potatoes. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
2. Air fry the potatoes. Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket at 400 F for 30-35 minutes, or until you can easily poke a fork into the center. During the last 3 minutes of cooking, add the broccoli florets to the air fryer basket (it’s ok if they overlap, they will still cook just fine).
When finished, remove the broccoli and let the potatoes sit in the warm air fryer basket with the air fryer turned off for 2-3 minutes. This will help soften the crispy skin so you don’t break it when cutting open the potatoes. Don’t worry, it will crisp back up when you air fry them again!
3. Scoop out the potatoes. Dice the broccoli into small pieces, then carefully slice the potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the inside using a spoon (be careful not to tear the skin). Place the scooped potatoes on a cutting board or a plate.
4. Mash the potatoes. Place the insides of the potatoes into a large mixing bowl with the Greek yogurt, butter, dill, garlic powder, and black pepper. Mash the potatoes using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
5. Fill the potato shells. Fold in half the cheese and diced broccolini with a spoon or spatula. Spoon the mashed potatoes into the hollow shells. Top with remaining broccoli and cheese. It’s helpful to press the toppings down a bit so they don’t fly off in the air fryer. Air fry at 375° for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and begins to turn golden brown.
How long to cook Twice Baked Potatoes in Air Fryer
- Twice baked potatoes will cook for about 30-35 minutes in the air fryer depending on the size of your potato. Then they will cook for an additional 5 minutes at the end to melt the cheese.
- You can reheat your twice baked potatoes in the air fryer at 350 F for 6-8 minutes, or until heated through.
How to serve Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes
How to store Air Fryer Twice Baked Potato
- Twice baked potatoes can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
- Make sure they are completely cooled down before placing them in a single layer in each container. You don’t want them to steam up inside!
Large Batch Cooking:
If you’re making more than the air fryer can hold at one time, place the cooked twice baked potatoes on a baking sheet in the oven at 200 F to keep them warm.
How to reheat Twice Baked Potatoes (Air Fryer and Oven)
Reheating your leftover cooked potato is easier than you think! For best results, I recommend reheating in the air fryer or the oven.
Air fryer instructions:
To reheat in the air fryer, I recommend preheating to 325 F and air frying for for 5-8 minutes, or until they are warm all the way through.
To reheat in a conventional oven, I recommend preheating to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cooking for 15-20 minutes.
An alternative method is to pop them in the microwave for a couple of minutes. However, if you are looking for crispy potato skins, I recommend using the air fryer.
Twice Baked Potatoes (Air Fryer Recipe) FAQs
Yes! Air fryers tend to cook things faster than an oven because they circulate hot air around the food quickly.
Air fryers also take less time to preheat which is an added bonus!
If you’re twice baked potatoes turned out gummy it may be from over or under baking them before mashing.
Another reason could be that you waited too long to slice them open after they were finished cooking. Potatoes should be sliced open as soon as they are finished cooking to release steam, otherwise they will retain water and can turn gummy.
Why are my twice baked potatoes falling apart?
Your perfect baked potato might not be so perfect if it’s falling apart. There are a couple of reasons why that might be happening, so here are two things to keep in mind before getting started.
Type of potato. Using the right type of potato matters. it is recommended to use a medium or large meaty potato. Don’t use anything super small or thin.
Taking out too much potato. When you scoop out the inside of the potato to make the mixture, you want to make sure you don’t take out too much and make your shell too thin. I like to leave a thin layer inside the potato.
Depending on the size of your air fryer, the amount of potatoes you can make will vary. You want to get as many as you can in the air fryer while keeping them to one layer and giving them space to ensure the skin gets crispy instead of steamy.
I can fit about 6 potato halves in my air fryer.
Helpful kitchen tools for an Air Fryer Twice Baked Potato
Bowls: whether you use a large bowl or medium bowl, I love having prep bowls like these handy while cooking. These nesting bowls are perfect space savers.
Hand mixer: a hand mixer will come in handy, no pun intended, for making the creamy potato filling.
Baking sheet: looking to make more than the air fryer can handle and need a place to hold the hot potatoes or want to cook them in the oven? Place them on a baking sheet to keep them warm in the oven.
Olive oil mister: using an aerosol olive oil spray will harm the nonstick coating in your air fryer basket. A refillable olive oil sprayer is best.
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Twice Baked Potato in Air Fryer
- 4 russet potatoes, medium in size
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup broccoli florets
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
- fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons green onions or chives
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- Preheat the air fryer to 400° F. Using a silicone pastry brush, brush a thin layer of olive oil all over the potatoes. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
- Air fry the potatoes for 30-35 minutes, or until you can easily poke a fork into the center. During the last 3 minutes of cooking, add the broccolini florets to the air fryer basket. (It's ok if they overlap, they will still cook just fine!) When finished, remove the broccolini and let the potatoes sit in the warm air fryer basket with the air fryer turned off for 2-3 minutes. This will help soften the crispy skin so you don't break it when cutting open the potatoes. Don't worry, it will crisp back up when you air fry them again!
- Dice the broccolini into small pieces, then carefully slice the potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out the inside using a spoon (be careful not to tear the skin). *Do not discard the hollowed out potatoes*
- Place the insides of the potatoes into a large mixing bowl with the Greek yogurt, butter, dill, garlic powder, and black pepper. Mash the potatoes using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
- Fold in half the cheese and diced broccolini with a spoon or spatula. Spoon the mashed potatoes into the hollow shells. Top with remaining broccolini and cheese. Air fry at 375° for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and begins to turn golden brown.