Frozen Potato Skins in Air Fryer

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Frozen potato skins made in the air fryer are the perfect cheesy, filling appetizer. Made in minutes, these potato skins are a real treat to the taste buds.

Serve air-fried potato skins from frozen with a bit of sour cream and/or some chopped parsley or chives. Depending on the delicious toppings, you may just eat them as is!

crispy potato skins on white plate with sour cream beside
Frozen potato skins made in the air fryer!

Recipe Tips

To make sure you get these air fryer frozen potato skins right the first time, read through these few tips and reminders:

  • There is no need to thaw the potato skins first. Simply place them into the air fryer from frozen.
  • Unlike making a baked potato in the air fryer, frozen potato skins do not need to be flipped over while cooking. If you flip them, you risk dumping out all the cheese/bacon/potato-filling and making a huge mess.
  • Since every air fryer is different and every type of potato skin may differ in thickness and toppings, you total cooking time may vary. Use the times mentioned here as guidelines only!

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

Even though it’s super easy to make frozen potato skins in the air fryer, we took a few process photos to show exactly how we make them.

If you’ve got the frozen potato skins and just want the cooking details without visuals, skip below to the recipe card.

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Place the frozen potato skins into the air fryer.

First, preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

When it is hot, add the frozen potato skins with the filling side facing up. Leave room between them to allow for even cooking.

cooked cheesy potato skins in air fryer tray
Cook the potato skins until the top is crispy.

Cook the frozen potato skins for 7-10 minutes until they are golden brown on top and the cheese has melted. Don’t flip the skins over or you’ll lose all the filling!

Remember, cook time can vary by air fryer, potato skin brand, and potato size.

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These potato skins are ready for eating.

Once done, remove the potato skins from the air fryer and let them sit for a minute before eating.

They can be served with a side of sour cream and/or chopped chives or parsley.

Storage Tips

Potato skins taste best when they are served hot out of the air fryer. However, any leftovers can easily be stored in a sealed container in the fridge.

These potato skins actually keep well for a few days. To reheat them, we’d recommend placing them back into the air fryer for a few minutes (to help keep the crunch) but the microwave will work, too.

You could even eat them cold if you don’t want to wait!

Related Recipes

If you are looking for more frozen appetizers, have a look at these classics:

crispy potato skins on white plate with sour cream behind

Air Fryer Frozen Potato Skins

Yield: 6
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Air Fryer Frozen Potato Skins are crispy, cheesy, and oh-so-delicious! Ready in just a few minutes, these loaded potato skins make a great appetizer or snack for the big game!

Ingredients

  • 4 large or 6 smaller frozen potato skins

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Once the air fryer is hot, add the frozen potato skins onto the air fryer tray with the filling side facing up. Leave room between them to allow for even cooking.
  3. Cook the frozen potato skins for 7-10 minutes until they are golden brown on top and the cheese has melted. Don't flip the skins over or you'll lose all the filling! Remember, cook time can vary by air fryer, potato skin brand, and potato size.
  4. Once done, remove the potato skins from the air fryer and let them sit for a minute before eating. They can be served with a side of sour cream and/or chopped chives or parsley.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 432mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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