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twice baked potatoes cooked in an air fryer basket

Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes

Lightened-up cheesy mashed potatoes stuffed into potato skins and baked to perfection in the air fryer.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 134kcal
Author Amee


  • Air Fryer


  • 2 baked and cooled russet potatoes I make these the day before and refrigerate
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt full-fat for best flavor. You can also use sour cream
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt or garlic salt for more flavor
  • 1-2 tablespoon half and half cream Can add more, if desired
  • ½ cup freshly grated light cheddar cheese or more, depending on how cheesy you want them
  • olive oil spray
  • paprika to taste
  • green onions or chives for garnish *optional
  • 4 tablespoon freshly grated light cheddar cheese for sprinkling on top right before they are done.


  • Cut the leftover baked potatoes in half and scoop out the middle into a mixing bowl. Mash the potato innards with a mixer on low speed.
  • Add the yogurt, salt, pepper, and shredded cheese and beat until smooth. Next, blend in half-and-half until smooth and thick. Spoon the filling back into the potato skin shells, spray with olive oil, and sprinkle with paprika.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees and cook the potatoes in a single layer for 7 minutes. Then, top with a layer of shredded cheese and cook for another 1-2 minutes until the skins are crisp and the cheese is melted and lightly browned.
  • Garnish with paprika and chopped chives, and serve hot.


  • Grease air fryer basket - Spray the basket with cooking spray or lightly grease it with olive oil so the shells do not stick to the basket and the skin gets extra crispy.
  • Add extra cheese - Feel free to go heavier on the cheese if you please.
  • Do not crowd the basket - Bake potatoes in a single-even layer until the shells are crispy and the filling is hot and bubbly. Depending on the size of your air fryer basket, you may need to work in batches.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 1mg